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Pair of $200,000+ Sales Set the Pace in the Domain Aftermarket This Week

Sedo broker Dave Evanson closed a six-figure sale for the second week in a row to give the popular domain sales venue he represents the #1 position on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Last week Evanson got credit for the $120,000 sale of OnlineDegree.com which placed 2nd on the Top 20. He one-upped himself this week, giving Sedo the top spot, with the $275,000 sale of Grid.com

The runner-up position went to another six-figure deal involving DownloadMusic.com. That domain changed hands for $242,500 in a private transaction. 

Sedo answered with a pair of country code sales that claimed the 3rd and 4th positions on the elite list. Namibia.de went for $49,700 in the 6th biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year. Another German domain, Gartenzaun.de ("garden fence" in German), followed at $26,980. Sedo went on to sweep 11 positions overall including five of the top ten. 

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS and NoktaDomains also had solid outings as each claimed multiple chart entries. The AfternicDLS rang up four sales that qualified for the Big Board, led by #5 (tie) Famou.us at $25,000. It's the second week in a row that .us (America's country code) has produced a sale that broke the $20,000 mark (last week it was AED.us at $20,000). The AfternicDLS roster also included the only non .com gTLD on the leader board, #20 VVM.net at $9,600

NoktaDomains placed three names on the Top 20 including a pair of .coms that hit the top ten; #5 (tie) Bavul.com ("luggage" in Turkish) at $25,000 and #9 (tie) SarkiSozleri.com ("song lyrics" in Turkish) at $20,000. They also gave the country codes one of their five chart entries with #13 (tie) DoorStop.co.uk at $14,000.

MissDomain.com also contributed to the success of the ccTLDs with their $24,085 sale of #8 Games.se (Swedish country code). Still, the .coms were able to maintain their usual dominance taking 14 places overall including a third entry in the first five; #5 (tie) Kalise.com at $25,000 through Sedo.  

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 31:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 25, 2011 - Sun. July 31, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 3, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Grid.com $275,000 Sedo
2. DownloadMusic.com $242,500 Pvt Sale
3. Namibia.de €35,000 = $49,700 Sedo
4. Gartenzaun.de
("garden fence" in German)
€19,000 = $26,980 Sedo
5.
tie
Bavul.com
("luggage" in Turkish)
$25,000 NoktaDomains
5.
tie
Famo.us $25,000 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
Kalise.com $25,000 Sedo
8. Games.se €16,961 = $24,085 MissDomain
9.
tie
SarkiSozleri.com
("song lyrics" in Turkish)
$20,000 NoktaDomains
9.
tie
TypingJobs.com $20,000 Sedo

 

11. iMusica.com $18,500 AfternicDLS
12. Synergie.com £9,500 = $15,485 Sedo
13.
tie
Adonis.com $14,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
DoorStop.co.uk $14,000 NoktaDomains
15. TranscriptionJobs.com $12,000 Sedo
16. Skap.com $11,900 Sedo
17.
tie
BrandTags.com $10,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Firescreen.com $10,000 Sedo
19. iWriter.com €7,000 = $9,940 Sedo
20. VVM.net $9,600 AfternicDLS

 

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with HealthGate.com and InternationalHotels.com at $8,500 each. AceCasino.com added $8,000, ShippingService.com delivered $7,870 and BrandsUSA.com brought $6,000.  

The AfternicDLS hit list also included CapitalRaising.com ($5,850), MedTrust.com ($5,500) and SecurityAssessment.com ($5,400). LighthouseLoans.com lit up $5,250, InmateInfo.com set bail at $5,000, TheGreenKnight.com notched $4,888 and BetterAnswer.com banked $4,400

The AfternicDLS had 98 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,388 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,388
pwie.com $4,388   BURNCENTERS.com $2,500
ultravioletlights.com $4,255 funnyfamily.com $2,500
innovativepublishing.com $4,210 revenew.com $2,500
locu.com $4,100 thelatino.com $2,500
createyoursite.com $4,000 bestheating.com $2,455
elizabethstreet.com $4,000 warriorfood.com $2,420
healthq.com $4,000 allnaturalskincare.com $2,389
limos4u.com $3,988 mastermentor.com $2,388
ibnalhaytham.com $3,934 rapiddial.com $2,388
promovideos.com $3,850 uniqueenterprises.com $2,300
reachmarketing.com $3,800 voicelinx.com $2,300
personaldriver.com $3,788 studentfurniture.com $2,250
TrainPasses.com $3,750 talktab.com $2,250
ultimatesuccess.com $3,750 studentscene.com $2,210
pacificnetworks.com $3,688 soulbook.com $2,208
pryd.com $3,661 aerotechnics.com $2,200
heartforchildren.com $3,388 quotesplus.com $2,200
m-l-s.com $3,388 senchi.com $2,200
yourshield.com $3,388 uniteme.com $2,200
brilliantwomen.com $3,188 bingounited.com $2,188
corporategraffiti.com $3,188 healthmain.com $2,188
limo4u.com $3,188 respiratoryplus.com $2,188
pottypal.com $3,188 teachcast.com $2,188
teleoncology.com $3,188 mountainboarding.com $2,130
xhail.com $3,188 outdoorsmagazine.com $2,130
yengo.com $3,188 pbainc.com $2,120
panelheater.com $3,088 albumawards.com $2,088
taskeasy.com $3,088 attractiondesign.com $2,088
365news.com $3,000 chineseway.com $2,088
justfurniture.com $3,000 lapcare.com $2,088
newwordorder.com $3,000 localware.com $2,088
pricesheet.com $3,000 webfore.com $2,088
treasurefinders.com $3,000 authenticnutrition.com $2,000
intropro.com $2,888 bugbed.com $2,000
247domains.com $2,750 cdmasters.com $2,000
kachelmann.com $2,734 dataclassification.com $2,000
entertainmentexperience.com $2,710 energypros.com $2,000
mailinglistservices.com $2,700 familyproperties.com $2,000
MapleCross.com $2,695 housefarm.com $2,000
adresleri.com $2,691 moistskin.com $2,000
myheartsdesire.com $2,688 scienceinstitute.com $2,000
industrialconsulting.com $2,600 startarot.com $2,000
optimalmedia.com $2,600 supplylist.com $2,000
younghearts.com $2,600 taxlevy.com $2,000
americanmovieclub.com $2,588 tecmobile.com $2,000
gardenpalace.com $2,588 texasagriculture.com $2,000
pmhllc.com $2,588 Tunely.com $2,000
ebourse.com $2,530 volunteerconnect.com $2,000
capower.com $2,520 wonderglove.com $2,000

Back at Sedo the winners included Itienda.com at $7,100 and a pair of names at $7,000 apiece; PlaceKids.com and TopGold.com. 2GIS.com captured $6,390, M1G.com generated $6,250 and Continuel.com coasted to $5,680.

Table365.com seated $5,183 while NaturalDelights.com and StarVegas.com attracted $5,000 each. IllinoisInjuryLawyer.com billed $4,995, Flugzeug.com kicked in $4,970 and Omnista.com contributed $4,757

Sedo had 35 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
szc.com $4,500   quiltingblogs.com $2,750
cittadinidellordine.com $4,260 ucookie.com $2,750
holtmann.com $4,260 auctionbidder.com $2,650
tumai.com $4,260 vicfalls.com $2,650
iavisos.com $4,200 deeple.com $2,500
miracloud.com $4,100 visionmd.com $2,500
imoda.com $4,000 whypc.com $2,494
nauru.com $4,000 designwithintention.com $2,463
elektrowerkzeug.com $3,550 talked.com $2,450
ilmainen.com $3,195 linux101.com $2,199
nopeustesti.com $3,195 greenwelcome.com $2,171
joxx.com $3,000 homebazaar.com $2,100
waterxchange.com $3,000 catchalot.com $2,000
bydi.com $2,999 diyrealestate.com $2,000
u-co.com $2,995 pharmacyattorney.com $2,000
quzu.com $2,888 titika.com $2,000
iagcargo.com $2,840 videogolflessons.com $2,000
onprice.com $2,840  

At Nokta Domains LuxuryTents.com sheltered $6,000, Blefaroplastia.com posted $4,200 and Solista.com landed at $4,000. Faibles.com fetched $3,000 and OutdoorWoodBoilers.com cooked up $2,500

At MissDomain.com 24Media.com made $5,467 while DailyDates.com connected for $5,000 at HuntingMoon.com

YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell PaydayCity.com ($3,677) and StudioShare.com ($3,100) and also sold a pair of names on their own; MacAddicts.com at $2,583 and LocalVirus.com at $2,577

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A quintet of solid five-figure sales set the pace for the country codes this week with  Sedo's $49,700 sale of Namibia.de nailing down the #1 position on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That group also included the year's highest .us sale - Famo.us at $25,000 (.us is the country code for the United States). 

All of those five-figure sales were also on the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw earlier, so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet in #6 StationerySupplies.co.uk, sold by NoktaDomains for $9,300.  An IDN sale at Sedo, #7 Träume.eu was right behind at $9,230. 

FabulousDomains.com.au also made a top ten appearance with #9 Chain.com.au (Australian ccTLD) at $7,697. That sale was sandwiched between a pair of Sedo sales; #8 Location.tv at $8,150 and #10 Earthing.de at $6,390. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position).

NoktaDomains was the only other venue with multiple chart positions. They placed four names on the elite list including #11 Horatio.es (Spain's ccTLD) at $5,500 and #15 WebDesignCompany.co.uk at $4,000

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending July 31:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 25, 2011 - Sun. July 31, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 3, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Namibia.de €35,000 = $49,700 Sedo
2. Gartenzaun.de €19,000 = $26,980 Sedo
3. Famo.us $25,000 AfternicDLS
4. Games.se €16,961 = $24,085 MissDomain
5. DoorStop.co.uk $14,000 NoktaDomains
6. StationerySupplies.co.uk $9,300 NoktaDomains
7. Träume.eu (IDN) €6,500 = $9,230 Sedo
8. Location.tv £5,000 = $8,150 Sedo
9. Chain.com.au $7,697 FabulousDomains.com.au
10. Earthing.de €4,500 = $6,390 Sedo

11. Horatio.es $5,500 NoktaDomains
12. Ke-Tai.jp $5,000 Sedo
13.
tie
Donaukreuzfahrt.de €3,500 = $4,970 Sedo
13.
tie
FineGoods.de €3,500 = $4,970 Sedo
15. WebDesignCompany.co.uk $4,000 NoktaDomains
16. Cool-Team.de €2,700 = $3,834 Sedo
17.
tie
A.pe €2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
17.
tie
Jeuxdeguerre.fr €2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
17.
tie
KinderMusicals.ch €2,500 = $3,550 Sedo
20.
tie
BioSun.co.uk €2,300 = $3,266 Sedo
20.
tie
Domiciliations.fr €2,300 = $3,266 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but two of those with a roster than included Gazetka.pl at $3,124. They also sold Taxi2Airport.ru and Traveller.co for $3,000 each and MachineryZone.ca for $2,982

Sedo had 50 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,950 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,950
beautyschools.co.za $2,950   catalogo.es $1,633
brunnenbauer.de $2,840 kamagra.es $1,562
ning.fr $2,556 celebblog.de $1,491
hochzeits-einladungskarten.de $2,555 speedcubing.de $1,436
online-casinos.eu $2,485 casino-gambling.co.uk $1,420
partyalarm.de $2,414 ecamsterdam.nl $1,420
möbel-shop.de $2,201 megaschnäppchen.de $1,420
intercaravan.de $2,197 once.de $1,420
drehstuehle.de $2,168 qec.ch $1,420
companyreport.co.uk $2,130 restplatz-börse.de $1,420
edelstahlwerkzeug.de $2,130 ridicule.fr $1,420
haushaltstricks.de $2,130 yankee.at $1,420
mamma.fr $2,130 fullmoon.ch $1,399
scienceshop.de $2,130 superprix.fr $1,385
smart-kauf.de $2,130 prizma.de $1,349
springbreak.eu $2,130 willow-tree.de $1,278
cerebro.de $2,129 cheapmoney.co.uk $1,141
elu.fr $2,116 cloudstore.de $1,136
luxurynilecruises.co.uk $1,956 kopecky.eu $1,135
geschenkefinden.de $1,775 animaleries.fr $1,065
job-future.de $1,775 francenews.fr $1,065
prontoauto.it $1,775 probefahrer.de $1,065
r4-carta.it $1,704 smartphone-test.de $1,065
r4-ds-carta.it $1,704 tuinstoel.nl $1,065
retratos.es $1,704 heartbeat.co $1,000

Elsewhere NoktaDomains sold GlassCoffeeTables.co.uk for $2,800 and the AfternicDLS sold Boxer.us for $1,300

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

It was slow going for the .non com gTLDs this week with no sale reaching the five-figure mark. That left the door open for the AfternicDLS to take the lead on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with VVM.net at $9,600. Another three-letter domain sale, ESJ.org at $8,800, also gave them the #2 spot and they went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries.

Sedo placed five names on the leader board including two among the top five; #3 Graffikkarten.org at $7,100 and #4 WhyGo.net at $5,086. 

The .orgs easily won the race among TLDs piling up 13 chart entries in their most dominating outing of the year. The .nets took the remaining seven places. The two extensions shared the #6 slot with the same keywords - Ibnalhaytham.net and Ibnalhaytham.org sold for $3,933 each at the AfternicDLS.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending July 31:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 25, 2011 - Sun. July 31, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 3, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VVM.net $9,600 AfternicDLS
2. ESJ.org $8,800 AfternicDLS
3. Graffikkarten.org €5,000 = $7,100 Sedo
4. WhyGo.net £3,120 = $5,086 Sedo
5. SSAT.net $4,370 AfternicDLS
6.
tie
Ibnalhaytham.net $3,933 AfternicDLS
6.
tie
Ibnalhaytham.org $3,933 AfternicDLS
8. Xmas.org $3,380 Sedo
9. DisasterReady.org $3,088 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Basta.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
BroadbandInternet.org $3,000 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Gigi.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
MoneyHub.net $3,000 AfternicDLS

14. Phishing.org €2,000 = $2,840 Sedo
15. Grantsmanship.org $2,700 AfternicDLS
16. WithYou.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
17. 385.org $2,499 Sedo
18. 0BalanceTransfer.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
CarbonCounter.org $2,300 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
 
eVote.net $2,300 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of IEX.net for $2,250. They also sold WantedDeadOrAlive.net for $2,200 and two others; AutoNow.net and CashRegister.org for $2,000 apiece

The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales between $1,000 and $1,988 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,988
britishimports.net $1,988   mommymakeover.org $1,400
psri.org $1,900 networkconsultant.net $1,388
firme.net $1,888 onlinebsnprograms.net $1,300
carmella.net $1,700 AIS.info $1,297
kalpana.net $1,588 pizzadelivery.org $1,256
saveoncars.net $1,588 waaa.org $1,161
csur.org $1,500 chatr.net $1,100
mach4.net $1,500 smartwatch.net $1,100
openyoureyes.org $1,500 deadmeat.net $1,088
quercia.net $1,500 alphamail.net $1,000
ourclimate.org $1,488 dietetique.net $1,000
royaltea.net $1,488 mattressgallery.net $1,000
ecoguard.org $1,434 perfectcredit.net $1,000
icatcher.org $1,400 plantshop.net $1,000

Back at Sedo FCP.net, TZB.info, Einladungen.net and Holzhandwerk.net went for $2,130 apiece. 384.org dialed up $2,000, an IDN - Wohngebäudeversicherung.net - nabbed $1,846 and Speicherkarten.org added $1,775

7N.net sold for $1,650, Nachmieter.net drew $1,633 and GreenTube.info grossed $1,630. Constructoras.net and LifeInsuranceComparison.org collared $1,420 each while FactoryOutlet.net located $1,299 and MapIt.mobi made $1,250. WebForce.net dispatched $1,099 and two others; Grimsby.biz and Valpoedc.org deposited $1,000 each

Elsewhere, Yummy Names teamed with the AfternicDLS to sell WildFlorida.org for $2,142 and NoktaDomains sold ProjectManagementInstitute.net for $1,000

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

 

*****

As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com.

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

 

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