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Pair of Six-Figure Sales Including a Popular One-Word Term and a Two-Letter .Com Lead This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Six-figure sales were missing in action last week but players in the high end of the market returned this week to close two transactions that broke the $100,000 mark. Favorites.com led the way at $165,000 after being sold by Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com. Sedo also crossed  the 100K barrier with ZY.com at $105,999

The two leaders of the pack put a lot of distance between themselves and the rest of the field. At $19,000, #3 Marketport.com was over $85,000 behind the runner-up, ZY.com. Marketport.com did help Sedo take five of the first six positions on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and 12 of 21 places overall (the extra slot resulted from a six-way tie for the final position). 

The .coms ran wild this week sweeping all but three of the chart entries. The Toby Clements Newsletter accounted for the two non .com gTLDs on the elite list; #7 (tie) MutualFunds.org at $15,000 and #16 (tie) Bulbs.net at $10,000. Clements charted a third domain with #7 (tie) MarketReport.com at $15,000

By Ron Jackson

The only ccTLD on this week's Big Board is a three-letter Indian domain - CEB.co.in - that changed hands in a private transaction for $10,000 (the seller was Telepathy Inc.). 

The AfternicDLS joined Sedo and Toby Clements as the only venues with multiple chart entries. The AfternicDLS scored four times with a quartet of .coms led by a name they sold for YummyNames, #11 YouPrint.com at $12,000

One other note related to high value domain sales before we get to this week's chart. George Kirikos let us know about some very interesting domain valuation information he discovered in an SEC filing made by BankRate.com. The company has been actively buying online businesses and in this filing they broke out what they considered, for accounting purposes, to be the value of the domain names only that are being used in some of those businesses. The figures were startling, for example, $40.9 million for NetQuote.com, $26.5 million for CreditCards.com and in a real head scratcher, $2.7 million for Bargaineering.com

We don't track domains that change hands as part of developed businesses, but these lofty valuations are worth noting and, as you might guess, are sparking a good bit of debate on some of  the blogs that George also shared the information with, including EliotsBlog.com, TheDomains.com,  and DomainNameNews.com. DomainShane.com is also attracting comments on this topic. 

It looks like BankRate also made a couple of domain only cash purchases (at much more believable prices). I will be taking a look at those and if they check out will likely add them to our 2010 Top 100 Sales Chart

Now, back to the task at hand - here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 21:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 15, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 21, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 24, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Favorites.com $165,000 DomainMarket
2. ZY.com $105,999 Sedo
3. Marketport.com $19,000 Sedo
4. Pikup.com $17,000 Sedo
5. GamesBox.com £10,000 = $16,400 Sedo
6. 7C.com $15,500 Sedo
7.
tie
MarketReport.com $15,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
7.
tie
MutualFunds.org $15,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
9. Daidai.com $13,000 Sedo
10. Prodentis.com €9,000 = $12,960 Sedo

 

11. YouPrint.com $12,000 AfternicDLS/
YummyNames
12. Tablette.com €8,250 = $11,880 Sedo
13. Addressable.com $10,800 AfternicDLS
14. Filme-Online.com €7,140 = $10,282 Sedo
15. OrginalPrints.com €7,000 = $10,080 Sedo
16.
tie
AM3.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
AnimalWorld.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
AsiaScore.com $10,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Bulbs.net $10,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
16.
tie
CEB.co.in $10,000 Pvt Sale
16.
tie
Upmany.com $10,000 Sedo

 

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 WHE.com ($8,784), Autostoeltjes.com ($7,920) and Glump.com ($7,776). Their hit list also included Favourites.com at $7,344 and a pair of names at $7,200 each; Petspyjamas.com and Promocroisieres.com.

SSLLC.com added $7,000, Geburtskarten.com grossed $6,480 and Boomads.com brought $6,400. SunriseFinance.com fetched $6,000, FitCompany.com corralled $5,760 and CoolLemon.com quaffed $5,500

Sedo had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,040 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,040
consulting-center.com $5,040   legalhelp247.com $3,250
teakmeubelen.com $5,040 bancaonline.com $3,182
careworx.com $5,000 halloween-candy.com $3,000
technama.com $5,000 yallam.com $3,000
einfach.com $4,752 loungebar.com $2,600
ecohosts.com $4,500 happybirthdaywishes.com $2,500
stylerocks.com $4,320 mgood.com $2,500
clickblue.com $4,300 theswapshop.com $2,500
totlol.com $4,000 rugzakken.com $2,376
vipcode.com $3,600 bubblehub.com $2,340
bubblie.com $3,500 alves.com $2,250
clickups.com $3,500 couponcoach.com $2,250
megs.com $3,500 moebel24.com $2,000
twelvefold.com $3,500 ometz.com $2,000
wphub.com $3,500 payyou.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Pizzapomodoro.com and SellingCar.com cleared $7,500 apiece, DMEC.com commanded $6,471 and 4506T.com tallied $6,300. JobOn.com earned $5,600, Fondu.com found $5,000 and Eyeblog.com blinked at $4,988

ClipInHair.com combed out $4,800, GlobalPartnership.com produced $4,588 and Lifeflo.com located $4,370. 168Bet.com booked $4,200 and IdealFloors.com polished off $4,188

The AfternicDLS had 65 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
AlaskaApp.com $4,000   jamclub.com $2,500
reaal.com $4,000 topcompanies.com $2,500
getthinnow.com $3,688 coffeevend.com $2,488
insidetracker.com $3,688 legendarysports.com $2,488
actionsoccer.com $3,660 liquidgrass.com $2,488
civilprocess.com $3,500 magicdome.com $2,488
hostingmatch.com $3,500 heart-smart.com $2,389
ladiesforum.com $3,488 opencellar.com $2,388
qmee.com $3,360 quickgo.com $2,388
artfun.com $3,200 theopenforum.com $2,388
plaquebusters.com $3,188 buckbook.com $2,377
plusones.com $3,188 boosteducation.com $2,300
phaze2.com $3,088 sunshinegallery.com $2,300
dhelp.com $3,000 dailyroast.com $2,250
plantshop.com $3,000 connectafrica.com $2,230
remedyplus.com $2,988 fertilize.com $2,088
webdelux.com $2,888 mdkonline.com $2,088
phonefashion.com $2,800 sunconcept.com $2,088
unemploymenthelp.com $2,800 vietnamtravelforum.com $2,088
ddsdirect.com $2,788 inhomeeldercare.com $2,022
spiritministries.com $2,788 pillowpuff.com $2,016
styleblitz.com $2,688 animalgifts.com $2,000
stylemodel.com $2,688 bigcool.com $2,000
yourfusion.com $2,688 caternet.com $2,000
knowledgeengineering.com $2,600 decheng.com $2,000
metrologistics.com $2,600 globalfacilities.com $2,000
cameronpeters.com $2,588 nightaway.com $2,000
embracetoday.com $2,588 rollnow.com $2,000
memorynow.com $2,588 saladbars.com $2,000
twggroup.com $2,588 socialinterface.com $2,000
thelo.com $2,587 speedycomputer.com $2,000
ypunto.com $2,510 urbannoise.com $2,000
envisionhealth.com $2,500   

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell SimpleStorage..com ($2,942) and BrighterChoice.com ($2,627)

At Moniker/SnapNames SuitStore.com buttoned up $4,500, CheapSites.com chalked up $3,950 and Netbroker.com notched $3,775. FlyZoom.com zipped up $3,000, BluegreenGetaway.com garnered $2,699 and Firsatharitasi.com captured $2,304. WDGroup.com gripped $2,250 and HC365.com coaxed $2,125

Elsewhere, the Toby Clements Newsletter sold XWD.com and YJA.com for $4,500 each as well as PearlEarring.com for $2,700 and HawaiiForeclosures.com for $2,500. Also Acroplex LLC sold MolonLave.com ("come and get them" in Greek) for $2,200 via Sedo.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

This was a rare slow week for the ccTLDs witj just one sale in this category breaking the five-figure barrier - CEB.co.in at $10,000. in a private transaction. Sedo took the next four places on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with a group led by #2 Ganzeinfach.de at $7,920 and # 3 (tie) Groove.me and Haier.pl at $7,200 each. Sedo's $7,000 sale of #5 (tie) Fab.cc shared that spot with the AfternicDLS sale of Secure.me. 

Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries including #7 TC.tc (a rarely seen country code extension that represents the Turks and Caicos Islands) at $5,760.  

As is usually the case, Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entries with four, including #10 ZocDoc.de ($5,141). Only two other TLDs had multiple chart entries; .me (representing Montenegro) and .ch (the cctLD for Switzerland). The remaining positions were split up between extensions representing 12 different countries - the most diversity we've ever seen on our Country Code Top 20 Chart. 

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending August 21:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 15, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 21, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 24, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 CEB.co.in $10,000 Pvt Sale
2. Ganzeinfach.de €5,500 = $7,920 Sedo
3.
tie
Groove.me €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
3.
tie
Haier.pl €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
5.
tie
Fab.cc $7,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Secure.me $7,000 AfternicDLS
7. TC.tc €4,000 = $5,760 Sedo
8. JuegosDeMarioBros.pe $5,500 Sedo
9. Norgesglasset.no $5,300 Sedo
10. Zocdoc.de €3,570 = $5,141 Sedo

11.
tie
Lineage2.eu €3,500 = $5,040 Sedo
11.
tie
Photography.ch €3,500 = $5,040 Sedo
13. Hifi.ca $5,000 Sedo
14. CarpetCompany.co.uk €3,430 = $4,939 Sedo
15. Traumrock.de €3,000 = $4,320 Sedo
16. Gold-Shop.ch €2,790 = $4,018 Sedo
17. SMK.se €2,778 = $4,000 Sedo
18. FineGoods.at €2,750 = $3,960 Sedo
19. Meetup.es €2,400 = $3,456 Sedo
20. Physiopraxis.de €2,100 = $3,024 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 one of those. Their list included Jasicher.de ($2,880), GRL.de ($2,873) and 777.tv ($2,777)

Sedo had 47 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,160 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,160
thermografie.at $2,160   schmuckshop.eu $1,439
tagesticker.de $2,056 securitydirect.de $1,439
psychologen.eu $2,015 onlinefinance.eu $1,368
genus.tv $1,984 nordmanntannen.de $1,325
carhiremajorca.co.uk $1,968 freemium.es $1,296
work4.me $1,953 finanz-filiale.de $1,260
homecarpetcleaning.co.uk $1,886 seniorenzentralruf.de $1,224
raja.in $1,872 gynäkomastie.de $1,181
decker.ch $1,800 grando.pl $1,152
awes.de $1,728 lutsch.eu $1,152
designleuchte.de $1,728 mcnail.de $1,152
eurofunk.de $1,727 slow-cow.ch $1,152
gesundepferde.de $1,714 wir-trauen-uns.de $1,152
papertrail.co.uk $1,632 zld.de $1,138
propertybuyer.co.uk $1,632 lina.de $1,113
beamerhuur.nl $1,440 bergbau.ch $1,080
campingsitalie.nl $1,440 ditto.fr $1,080
garten-profi.de $1,440 einkaufsfee.de $1,080
iaas.it $1,440 presse-anzeigen.de $1,080
imd.tw $1,440 joinup.eu $1,044
marrant.fr $1,440 modelspoorwinkel.nl $1,028
privatcredit.ch $1,440 sigsauer.in $1,000
schwarzkuemmeloel-versand.de $1,440 superbox.co $1,000
thorsten.de $1,440  

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold MyAdviser.co.uk for $1,000

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 five-figure sales rung up by the Toby Clements Newsletter set the pace on this week's Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart. As you saw in the all extension section earlier, MutualFunds.org went for $15,000 and Bulbs.net lit up $10,000.  

Sedo claimed the #3 spot with Rheuma.info at $9,360, then the AfternicDLS reeled of three in a row with #4 Adventistas.org ($6,500), #5 Approved.org ($6,400) and #6 USFoods.net $5,200. The AfternicDLS went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries. 

The .nets claimed the most chart positions with eight, followed by the .orgs with six. The .infos also had a very good week taking four places, all in the top 10. .info and .biz split the remaining two openings. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending August 21:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 15, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 21, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 24, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MutualFunds.org $15,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
2. Bulbs.net $10,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
3. Rheuma.info €6,500 = $9,360 Sedo
4. Adventistas.org $6,500 AfternicDLS
5. Approved.org $6,400 AfternicDLS
6. USFoods.net $5,200 AfternicDLS
7. Hospital.info $5,111 Sedo
8. ETFS.info $5,000 Sedo
9. Genus.info €3,000 = $4,320 Sedo
10. Rummy.mobi $2,800 Sedo

11.
tie
Acex.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
Graphicom.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
13. Archetypes.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
14. CruisePlanners.net $2,573 AfternicDLS
15. SuperService.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Bsmart.org $2,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Superbox.org $2,088 AfternicDLS
18. JPC.biz $2,077 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
FileSearch.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
iUniversity.org $2,000 Sedo

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 AfternicDLS sales of Fidu.net and PetPartners.org at $1,900 apiece

The AfternicDLS had 14 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
ecocity.net $1,888   indiaweb.net $1,400
arkadas.org $1,620 nutsandbolts.org $1,349
parentinghelp.org $1,588 creativelife.net $1,188
BabysittingJobs.net $1,500 educationpartners.org $1,088
mobilewallet.net $1,500 usanahealth.net $1,088
allbank.net $1,488 copernico.net $1,050
kisi.net $1,435 elabel.org $1,045

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell PrisonWall.org ($1,500) and GlobalPartnership.org ($1,022)

Back at Sedo Bikes.info braked at $1,757 while three others; Fishing.pro, MobileGambling.net and Splinterworks.net nailed $1,500 each. Faehre.net followed at $1,440, GolfClubReviews.net chipped in $1,400 and Josera.org generated $1,299. Sigaro.org sold for $1,296, DirectAuto.org delivered $1,100 and OAG.org added $1,000

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames moved Strompreisrechner.net ($1,077) and AmericanSalvage.net ($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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