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Six-Figure .co.uk Sale - The Year's 2nd Biggest Country Code Transaction -  Sets the Pace on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

After having just one name on last week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart (a rarity for the usually strong ccTLDs) the country codes were back with a vengeance this week, taking the top spot on the elite list and five places over all. Beds.co.uk led the ccTLD charge in a big £80,000 ($130,400) deal - the year's 2nd biggest country code sale to date

That domain changed hands in a private transaction brokered by Max Karpis. The buyer actually paid a good bit more than £80,000 to get the name because they also had to cough up another £16,000 (a total of £96,000) to cover the UK's VAT tax. We used the price paid  for the name only (the amount the seller received), for charting purposes, but I have no argument with anyone who looks at it as a £96,000 deal as that is what the amount the buyer had to be willing to part with to acquire the name.

The ccTLDs had two more representatives in the top ten on the Big Board - #6 Pact.de ($27,360) and #10 Myself.co.uk ($21,600), both of which were sold be Sedo.  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo went on to pile up 13 of the 20 chart entries, including the biggest .com sale - #2 NBB.com at $95,000. They also accounted for all four of the non .com gTLDs that made the leader board. That group was led by #14 Vodkas.net at $17,280.  

The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the trifecta with a trio that included two of the five biggest sales; #4 WorldTennis.com at $30,000 and #5 IGX.com at $28,000

Three other venues, HuntingMoon.com, Michael Berkens's MostWantedDomains.com and YummyNames, also earned chart honors as those sites all scored with solid five-figure .com sales.

I usually only report sales that include both the domain name and the price paid, but there was a very big one at the AfternicDLS last week that I think is worth noting. The one-word domain, sold by a group represented by Craig Pollock, went for $540,000. I was given the name but have to respect the privacy wishes of both the buyer and the sales venue. Pollack said that after being listed elsewhere for almost a year with no viable offers, the name sold just three weeks after he moved  it to the AfternicDLS, a testimonial I'm sure they are very pleased with.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 28:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 22, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 28, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 31, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Beds.co.uk £80,000 = $130,400 Pvt Sale
2. NBB.com $95,000 Sedo
3. Bigcock.com $80,000 HuntingMoon
4. WorldTennis.com $30,000 AfternicDLS
5. IGX.com $28,000 AfternicDLS
6. Pact.de €19,000 = $27,360 Sedo
7.
tie
BarAccessories.com $25,000 Sedo
7.
tie
PinballArcade.com $25,000 MostWantedDomains
9. WOP.com $24,000 Sedo
10. Myself.co.uk €15,000 = $21,600 Sedo

 

11.
tie
NetworkDefender.com $20,000 Sedo
11.
tie
TopWebHosting.com $20,000 Sedo
13. TheHangout.com $18,000 YummyNames
14. Vodkas.net €12,000 = $17,280 Sedo
15. Ethernity.com $15,400 AfternicDLS
16. Prix.ch €9,999 = $14,399 Sedo
17. Melody.net $14,000 Sedo
18. ETP.info $12,500 Sedo
19. Telefono.es €8,000 = $11,520 Sedo
20. ZEO.net $11,250 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.

There were three more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for all of those; TheBirthplace.com at $11,000 and two others, 10thWeddingAnniversary.com and HUAI.com, at $10,000 each

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with CFF.com at $9,500. Their hit list also included Webra.com ($7,920), Tashiro.com ($6,912) and Photomil.com ($6,900). LifeFund.com fetched $6,000 while Minea.com and Surpriz.com produced $5,300 apiece. uLuxury.com added another $5,040

Sedo had 22 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
iarrive.com $5,000   designfunktion.com $2,880
spotfx.com $5,000 ikiler.com $2,851
imachinist.com $4,608 fxmoviechannel.com $2,500
betexchange.com $4,444 memberlink.com $2,500
varytec.com $4,320 zanti.com $2,500
tecnorestauri.com $4,033 petaround.com $2,445
biomart.com $4,000 youluxury.com $2,303
actian.com $3,550 aloedrinks.com $2,160
xdt.com $3,333 dirndlshop.com $2,160
car-shipping.com $3,000 embroideryblogs.com $2,000
giftcart.com $2,900 qantaspilots.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS $8,000 sprouted from Sprigs.com while OffsiteSolutions.com and Stumblers.com tripped over $6,000 each. iResource.com revealed $5,900, Chiming.com chalked up $5,500 and AppExpress.com downloaded $5,400.

QuiltKits.com knitted $5,300 while SupportSolution.com and ProPharma.com dispensed $5,000 apiece. Flyex.com landed at $4,888, HomeUp.com hauled away $4,350 and HobbyQueen.com commanded $4,288

The AfternicDLS had 91 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
couponjunkies.com $4,000   diveshack.com $2,500
kscp.com $4,000 innsense.com $2,500
lovearts.com $4,000 morningswithjesus.com $2,500
breathingcenter.com $3,788 Upsides.com $2,500
CameraRigs.com $3,500 vacationspecialist.com $2,500
ediva.com $3,441 beerfamily.com $2,488
thereformation.com $3,400 bestpainrelief.com $2,488
customerstation.com $3,388 flavorboost.com $2,488
healthyspirit.com $3,388 progressiveagenda.com $2,488
ksillc.com $3,288 realrockradio.com $2,488
smashball.com $3,250 desklets.com $2,400
jird.com $3,200 globalhq.com $2,400
WebAvatar.com $3,200 slamburger.com $2,388
vivactis.com $3,195 mastersofmoney.com $2,350
culturalnetwork.com $3,100 orangetea.com $2,300
billiga.com $3,000 prolibrary.com $2,288
feriados.com $3,000 berefreshed.com $2,200
kafer.com $3,000 couponone.com $2,188
nsglobal.com $3,000 shotblock.com $2,188
remodelingcentral.com $3,000 worldweavers.com $2,150
themaiden.com $3,000 angeldelivery.com $2,100
usadailynews.com $3,000 bodystrength.com $2,088
couponally.com $2,988 capitalprime.com $2,088
higherthoughts.com $2,988 coralmedia.com $2,088
kctgroup.com $2,988 floralsystem.com $2,088
sunfocus.com $2,988 outcity.com $2,088
onabove.com $2,888 societyworld.com $2,088
puzzleit.com $2,888 vivavancouver.com $2,088
winesimple.com $2,888 allposts.com $2,000
eurodistribution.com $2,869 bitcare.com $2,000
benourished.com $2,861 CLOUDSTAFF.com $2,000
SearchBB.com $2,850 daspot.com $2,000
pharmamax.com $2,800 dynamicconnections.com $2,000
keycoaching.com $2,788 exactcheck.com $2,000
participantobserver.com $2,788 forensiclaboratory.com $2,000
sharedpurpose.com $2,788 ionode.com $2,000
populationgenetics.com $2,750 islandwood.com $2,000
vinnumbercheck.com $2,700 portably.com $2,000
flyplanet.com $2,688 price-compare.com $2,000
pageproof.com $2,688 roofingexperts.com $2,000
allsides.com $2,600 savethereef.com $2,000
clientvault.com $2,588 somuchmore.com $2,000
gosolargogreen.com $2,588 stocklimit.com $2,000
policymatters.com $2,521 thepeoplenetwork.com $2,000
wrenchheads.com $2,509 watchpost.com $2,000
autoinsurancecalifornia.com $2,500   

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell EnglishIsEasy.com ($2,577) and NoahsArkPet.com ($2,527).  

Back at HuntingMoon.com VoyeurPornTube.com and HardcorePornTube.com tuned in $2,750 each while PetitePorn.com and Camverse.com corralled $2,500 apiece

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

It was a bang up week for the ccTLDs with that big six-figure sale of Beds.co.uk and four five-figure sales (all listed on the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw above) filling the first five slots on  this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.

The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #6 LookBook.it (Italian country code), sold at Sedo for $8,064. Sedo went on to sweep all of the remaining chart entries including #7 UE.de ($7,200) and #8 Butterfly.co.uk ($6,520)

As they usually do, Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entries with five. Great Britain's .co.uk followed with three and three other extensions; Switzerland's .ch, Italy's .it and India's .in had two entries each,  

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending August 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 22, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 28, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 31, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Beds.co.uk £80,000 = $130,400 Pvt Sale
2. Pact.de €19,000 = $27,360 Sedo
3 Myself.co.uk €15,000 = $21,600 Sedo
4. Prix.ch €9,999 = $14,399 Sedo
5. Telefono.es €8,000 = $11,520 Sedo
6. LookBook.it €5,600 = $8,064 Sedo
7. UE.de €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
8. Butterfly.co.uk £4,000 = $6,520 Sedo
9. Trovi.it $5,434 Sedo
10. ZocDoc.in $4,500 Sedo

11. Bewerbungsdesign.de €3,100 = $4,464 Sedo
12. BOS.ch €3,000 = $4,320 Sedo
13. Poll.at €2,500 = $3,600 Sedo
14. ZED.in €2,355 = $3,391 Sedo
15. Traplopers.nl €2,350 = $3,384 Sedo
16. Zone.co.nz $2,950 Sedo
17. Lentils.ca $2,888 Sedo
18. Meinegesundheitsakademie.de €2,000 = $2,880 Sedo
19. SpreeCenter.de €1,995 = $2,873 Sedo
20. Jugar.tv €1,950 = $2,808 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 three of those. Their list included Ideo.in at $2,500, eBingo.es at $2,448 and FreeDrop.at at $2,290.  

Sedo had 38 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,520 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,520
fondsstrategie.de $2,520   blackpearl.be $1,440
pkwbilliger.de $2,232 hemisync.de $1,440
beenz.de $2,160 ibudget.eu $1,440
nydegger.ch $2,160 tractor.eu $1,440
picker.de $2,016 webphone.fr $1,440
schnaeppchenbox.at $2,016 skyrim.de $1,439
mirroronline.co.uk $2,011 imagen.co $1,437
adsklick.de $1,872 printhouse.ch $1,418
wipstoeltje.nl $1,872 iseo.de $1,338
lebenslauf-vorlage.de $1,800 vido.tv $1,296
video-mariage.ch $1,800 adventuretravelinsurance.co.uk $1,223
firstaidsupplies.co.uk $1,712 folleto.es $1,152
furnitureremoval.co.za $1,666 handfesseln.de $1,152
thecurrent.co.uk $1,630 schavu.de $1,152
printdiscounter.de $1,620 schwarzrotgold.de $1,152
24heure.ch $1,584 bux.it $1,080
varytec.de $1,584 easytrend24.de $1,067
witzelounge.de $1,584 soif.fr $1,050
cleaningproducts.eu $1,500 canaryislands.tv $1,000

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold Spaghetti.tv ($1,870), uShip.co.uk ($1,400) and StreetSmart.co.nz ($1,200).  

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)

The non .com gTLDs rang up a quartet of five-figure sales this week (all of which made the all extension leader board you saw earlier). Those domains, which included a nice 3-letter .info sale (#3 ETP.info at $12,500), fill the first four positions on our new Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart

The biggest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #5 OnlineMeeting.net, a name that changed hands at the AfternicDLS for $4,488. The AfternicDLS went on to pile up 11 chart entries, more than any other venue. Their haul included two more in the top ten; #8 Vikas.net at $3,388 and #10 OnlineNetwork.net at $2,988

The .nets had a big week taking 14 of the 23 chart entries (the extra three positions resulted from a 6-way tie for the final spot). The .orgs were next with six, while the .mobis claimed two places and .info took one. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending August 28:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 22, 2011 - Sun. Aug. 28, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 31, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Vodkas.net €12,000 = $17,280 Sedo
2. Melody.net $14,000 Sedo
3. ETP.info $12,500 Sedo
4. ZEO.net $11,250 Sedo
5. OnlineMeeting.net $4,488 AfternicDLS
6. Blogging.mobi $4,000 Sedo
7. CompareMortgages.org €2,500 = $3,600 Sedo
8. Vikas.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
9. Vogo.net $3,000 Sedo
10. OnlineNetwork.net $2,988 AfternicDLS

11. Car-Hire.net $2,852 Sedo
12.
tie
FlowersDirect.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
SuperBox.net $2,500 Sedo
14. Sadar.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
15. OnlineNetwork.org $2,300 AfternicDLS
16. Broken.org $2,230 AfternicDLS
17. Papeterie.net €1,500 = $2,160 Sedo
18.
tie
FarOut.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
GoodStart.org $2,000 Sedo
18.
tie
HotelManagement.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
ParksAndRecreation.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Smink.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
TFP.mobi $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 the AfternicDLS sale of Rondonia.net for $1,950. Their winner's list also included Ridgeway.net ($1,900) and Resale.info ($1,699)

The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,688 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,688
runfree.net $1,688   job4me.org $1,288
constitucion.org $1,588 globalpartnership.org $1,277
ediva.net $1,566 mlgc.net $1,250
finalcut.org $1,500 divano.net $1,200
InsuranceAdvisor.org $1,500 endrun.net $1,188
diysolar.org $1,488 roofcoatings.net $1,188
carloanrefinance.org $1,400 artemiss.net $1,088
triacom.net $1,388 coastalpower.net $1,088
coruna.net $1,288 charities.info $1,000

Back at Sedo, SGK.org sold for $1,935, Home-Warranty.net went for $1,900 and two others; W4.org and Vragen.net notched $1,800 each. BestLoans.net brought $1,750, Air.Travel added $1,500 and Corpo.info captured $1,450

Sedo's roster was rounded out with PointOfSale.info ($1,400), Videncia.net ($1,296), Markisen.info ($1,080) and FTTH.info ($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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