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An Especially Relevant Domain in Today's Economy - SelfEmployed.com - Leads This Week's Sales Chart

With jobs few and far between in the current stagnant economy, a lot of people are now working for themselves (a career choice many in our industry made when they got into this business). That makes the highest reported domain sale of the past week - SelfEmployed.com at $58,000 via Sedo.com - an especially relevant domain for the times we live in. 

The new owner's identity is currently shielded by WhoIs privacy, but it looks like a good buy to me. With information on self employment opportunities in high demand, I could see someone with expertise in that field building a very profitable business on SelfEmployed.com. 

Sedo went on sweep the first six positions on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, nine of the top ten spots and 13 of 20 overall. Their roster included the three domains that tied for the runner-up position at $30,000 each; FoodTruck.com, G.biz and Rome.net. StreetChat.com rounded out the top five at $22,000. Sedo sold that domain to the operators of the popular financial site TheStreet.com on behalf of seller DomainMarketers.com

By Ron Jackson

Sedo filled the #6 slot with the week's highest ccTLD sale - Scan.me at $20,000. One other country code domain also earned a spot on the Big Board - #14 YSL.co.uk, also sold by Sedo, at $9,960.

The non .com gTLDs were also limited to two chart positions with, as we noted above, G.biz and Rome.net filling those with their share of the #2 hole. The .coms ran the rest of the table, piling up 16 of the 20 chart entries. 

The AfternicDLS had another solid outing, taking five places on the elite list led by #7 Chapter7Bankruptcy.com at $18,000. The only other venue with multiple chart entries was WinnerNames.com who hit the daily double with #12 (tie) DailyCapital.com at $10,000 and #16 (tie) RealEstateDigital.com at $9,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 14:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 8, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 14, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 17, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SelfEmployed.com $58,000 Sedo
2.
tie
FoodTruck.com $30,000 Sedo
2.
tie
G.biz $30,000 Sedo
2.
tie
Rome.net $30,000 Sedo
5. StreetChat.com $22,000 Sedo
6. Scan.me $20,000 Sedo
7. Chapter7Bankruptcy.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
8. Vektor.com £7,500 = $12,450 Sedo
9. Drogist.com €7,500 = $11,025 Sedo
10. MVF.com $10,750 Sedo

 

11. IPConcept.com €7,200 = $10,584 Sedo
12.
tie
DailyCapital.com $10,000 WinnerNames
12.
tie
FotoNet.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
14. YSL.co.uk £6,000 = $9,960 Sedo
15. ePaydayLoans.com $9,500 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Chapter13Bankruptcy.com $9,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
RealEstateDigital.com $9,000 WinnerNames
18. FutureShape.com $8,988 AfternicDLS
19. Bueromoebel24.com €6,000 = $8,820 Sedo
20. EntertainmentGames.com $8,666 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

Sedo led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with Ryderz.com at $8,500. Their hit list also included iPen.com ($7,001), MedGuru.com ($6,000) and Canadiana.com ($5,500). X-Fit.com fetched $5,145 while four others; JustCloud.com, Progesteron.com, Scenaria.com and Run4.com returned $5,000 each

Meunome.com notched $4,998, MyFashions.com drew $4,731 and USLP.com posted $4,641. Sedo had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,484 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,484
kinderstoel.com $4,484   ondata.com $2,939
weorg.com $4,200 futbolcard.com $2,800
69news.com $4,000 lovly.com $2,673
concepthomes.com $4,000 scoupy.com $2,500
goprivate.com $3,799 spotsale.com $2,500
graviton.com $3,699 uruguaynews.com $2,500
nursingmajor.com $3,500 ilawsuit.com $2,400
recommendadoctor.com $3,500 bubble-hub.com $2,389
minstrels.com $3,318 ibale.com $2,150
theradios.com $3,125 automobilboerse.com $2,007
aceron.com $3,050 belarusnews.com $2,000
pastbook.com $2,940 eurobikes.com $2,000
yeahshopping.com $2,940 schools4.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS MobileWebsite.com and iPrepaid.com produced $8,000 apiece while THEP.com and StreelTrack.com traded at $7,500 each. W2P.com pulled $7,000, CLMT.com tallied $6,500 and RC1.com commanded $6,000.

Next came a five-domain logjam at $5,000 each that included Cincin.com, CustomFrame.com, FireCurtain.com, FlowerCoupon.com and Matsuura.com. The AfternicDLS had 66 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,996 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,996
egoa.com $4,996   hallio.com $2,588
MusicMajor.com $4,800 gogonow.com $2,500
fabk.com $4,727 goldkiss.com $2,500
medm.com $4,100 ibdonline.com $2,500
holidaysite.com $4,000 internetcowboy.com $2,500
swissclinics.com $3,788 jivemedia.com $2,500
mallbuy.com $3,688 pagepop.com $2,500
airportsinternational.com $3,645 playbackmedia.com $2,500
qach.com $3,520 employeevolunteering.com $2,488
booksaver.com $3,500 furnishyourhome.com $2,388
patientsolutions.com $3,400 virtualmerchandising.com $2,388
parkpizza.com $3,388 interestingarticles.com $2,344
buildabusiness.com $3,300 popprint.com $2,310
safego.com $3,200 uskitchens.com $2,300
iontario.com $3,188 intramuros.com $2,299
trello.com $3,188 gourmethouse.com $2,250
muslimmall.com $3,066 websitedesigndevelopment.com $2,250
cmby.com $3,000 intramark.com $2,232
localbrew.com $3,000 boccata.com $2,200
marketresearchgroup.com $3,000 cheapebook.com $2,188
paymenthub.com $3,000 retroworld.com $2,091
piecewise.com $3,000 bayfish.com $2,088
streamstar.com $3,000 denimsales.com $2,088
itissafe.com $2,988 moviemavens.com $2,088
bentworth.com $2,788 my-newspaper.com $2,088
onetrading.com $2,788 socialregistry.com $2,088
queensnyc.com $2,788 walldoctor.com $2,088
bibinc.com $2,750 americanessays.com $2,000
cardroid.com $2,750 logicad.com $2,000
thehipster.com $2,710 shopbid.com $2,000
jobsinnursing.com $2,600 tworiverscasino.com $2,000
oujiang.com $2,600 vipdates.com $2,000
communicationintelligence.com $2,588 wallcafe.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also used domain listing service partnerMoniker/SnapNames to sell Bombons.com for $2,588. From their own roster, Moniker/SnapNames sold CloudySky.com ($3,888), GoldCrossCycles.com ($2,550) and Marsans.com ($2,500).

Elsewhere, WinnerNames sold FlowerGuru.com for $5,965, StupendousDomains.com moved MiningVille.com for $5,000 (after hand registering the domain just three months ago!) and Cheeseburger.tv com cooked up $4,500 with Broadscape.com

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

As you saw in the all extension section above, Sedo rang up an impressive $20,000 sale with Scan.me this week and that domain leads our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart, with another name that also made the all extension leader board, YSL.co.uk, taking the #2 spot on the ccTLD ladder.

The biggest country code sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of French domains; #3 Chien.fr at $8,085 and #4 Bash.fr at $7,350. Sedo handled both of those sales and went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries. The sole exception was DomainLore.co.uk's sale of #17 C.org.uk at $3,071.

Progesteron.de rounded out the top five at $6,984 and helped Germany's popular ccTLD ring up the most chart entries with six. Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending August 14:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 8, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 14, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 17, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Scan.me $20,000 Sedo
2. YSL.co.uk £6,000 = $9,960 Sedo
3. Chien.fr €5,500 = $8,085 Sedo
4. Bash.fr €5,000 = $7,350 Sedo
5. Progesteron.de €4,751 = $6,984 Sedo
6. SigaretteElettroniche.it €4,500 = $6,615 Sedo
7. RentACar.mx $6,500 Sedo
8. Autoteile-Online.de €4,200 = $6,174 Sedo
9. e-Fulfillment.nl €4,000 = $5,880 Sedo
10. Novalux.de €2,975 = $4,373 Sedo

11. FlatRate.co €2,800 = $4,116 Sedo
12. WhosWho.ch €2,750 = $4,043 Sedo
13. WelcomeCenter.de €2,500 = $3,675 Sedo
14. Superia.de €2,300 = $3,381 Sedo
15. PokerOnline.dk €2,250 = $3,308 Sedo
16. Ice-Watch.cn €2,100 = $3,087 Sedo
17. C.org.uk £1,850 = $3,071 DomainLore.co.uk
18.
tie
Ganz-Einfach.de €2,000 = $2,940 Sedo
18.
tie
TRW.fr €2,000 = $2,940 Sedo
20. ElectricCigarette.co.uk £1,750 = $2,905 DomainLore.co.uk

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 three of those. Their list included POF.in at $2,500 and iBike.co.uk at $2,490. GForce.co.uk kicked in $2,482 and two others; BubbleHub.co.uk and Bubble-Hub.co.uk hauled in $2,389 each.

Sedo had 43 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,826 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,205
carepoint.de $2,205   swissgenetic.ch $1,448
pressefach.de $2,205 metzeler.it $1,341
skihalter.de $2,205 enagic.de $1,323
happzy.nl $2,132 fullswinggolf.at $1,323
jobsinmanchester.co.uk $1,992 ecoexperts.co.uk $1,320
magictouch.de $1,985 1.ht $1,250
dualsim.eu $1,910 f.ht $1,250
abkürzungen.de $1,838 3doffice.co.uk $1,245
freebet.eu $1,838 alamocarhire.ch $1,245
cardplus.de $1,700 elitesecurity.eu $1,176
vandenbroeck.eu $1,617 ich-liebe-berlin.de $1,176
l.gs $1,550 salsacongress-munich.de $1,176
dreamradio.fm $1,500 phones4cash.co.uk $1,162
onair.tv $1,500 ferienhaus-schwarzwald.de $1,103
242.es $1,470 heinrichboell.de $1,103
aluminiumchlorid.de $1,470 paderblitz.de $1,103
belgianstart.be $1,470 wellness-hotels.tv $1,103
designer-mode.de $1,470 sonntagskind.de $1,047
opencaching.at $1,470 six.ro $1,044
wasserkraftstrom.de $1,469 perezoso.es $1,029
braas.at $1,455 salad.co $1,023
  list.ws $1,000

Elsewhere DomainLore.co.uk sold Westone.co.uk ($2,523) and Tristar.co.uk ($1,796) while the AfternicDLS added $1,200 for AuroraLighting.co.uk.

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)

A pair of $30,000 sales that rank among the year's 15 biggest sales in the .non com gTLD category set the pace on our new Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart this week. As you saw in the all extension section earlier, Sedo moved those two domains; G.biz and Rome.net

The highest sales you haven't yet seen in this category are #3 Weld.net, sold by the AfternicDLS for $8,640 and #4 Treppenlift.info, a name that changed hands at Sedo for $7,791. Shoot.net rounded out the top five after Sedo sold that domain for $6,200 on behalf of Acroplex LLC

The .orgs claimed the most chart positions, taking 10 of the 21 entries (the extra spot came from a tie for the final opening). The .nets were next with eight, leaving two places for .info and one for .biz.  

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending August 14:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 8, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 14, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 17, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
G.biz $30,000 Sedo
1.
tie
Rome.net $30,000 Sedo
3. Weld.net $8,640 AfternicDLS
4. Treppenlift.info €5,300 = $7,791 Sedo
5. Shoot.net $6,200 Sedo
6. Netthandel.org €4,000 = $5,880 Sedo
7. Ekonomi.org $4,500 Sedo
8. Free-Games.org $4,200 Sedo
9. Stratus.org $3,885 Sedo
10. Medley.info €2,500 = $3,675 Sedo

11.
tie
Angelic.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
GamePortal.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
13. Golfer.org $3,410 Sedo
14. Volar.net $2,800 AfternicDLS
15. LESL.org $2,650 AfternicDLS
16. MobileBetting.net $2,520 Sedo
17. 238.org $2,500 Moniker/SnapNames
18. Ercomer.org $2,252 AfternicDLS
19. Weekend.net $2,120 Moniker/SnapNames
20.
tie
8Z.net $2,000 Sedo
20.
tie
SevenStar.org $2,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by a trio of sales at the AfternicDLS; iRecommend.net ($1,888), FreedomNow.org ($1,750) and MesotheliomaTreatments.net ($1,700). Correll.net nabbed $1,588, Lumos.net landed $1,550 and two others; Steinbach.net and Tacky.net delivered $1,500 apiece

ChildrenUnited.org yielded $1,488 while GulfToday.net and Logicad.net nailed down $1,388 each. GroupShare.net garnered $1,288 and Katharine.org contributed $1,088.

Back at Sedo the winners included PKV-Vergleichen.net ($1,616), EconomicNews.org ($1,470) and two names at $1,469 apiece; Nahrungsergänzungsmittel.info and Papain.org. Bootsverleih.net brought $1,323 and Fongecif.org added $1,103

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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