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Biggest Australian Country Code Sale Reported to Date Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The biggest Australian ccTLD sale reported to date set the pace in the domain aftermarket this past week. InvestmentProperty.com.au went to a new owner for AUD 125,001 ($127,501) via NetFleet.com.au. In addition to being a record-setting sale this one is notable because this was a dropped domain - the previous owner lost it because they did not pay the small renewal fee. Ouch!

Another big country code sale, Business.me at €40,000 ($54,800) through Sedo gave the ccTLDs two of the top three spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Yet another, also sold be Sedo, landed in the top 10. That was a nice two-letter German domain,  #7 LF.de at €14,000 ($19,180). Sedo's $9,750 sale of #20 Forecast.co.uk gave the country codes a fourth entry on the elite list.

Still the .coms easily won the overall numbers game, piling up 15 of the 20 chart entries. #2 Xueqiu.com led the .com charge with a $100,000 sale at Sedo. GAZ.com was one step back, tied for the #3 spot at $54,800. That was also a Sedo sale and they went on to claim 8 of the first 10 positions and 15 of 20 overall. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo's  roster included the only non .com gTLD sale on the Big Board, #11 Stromanbietervergleich.org ("electricity comparison" in English) at €10,115 ($13,858).

The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart entries They hit the trifecta with a trio led by #8 (tie) SOSG.com at $15,000. Domainer Nation, LLC also earned chart honors with #17 (tie) ThePod.com at an even $10,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 18:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 12, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 18, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. InvestmentProperty.com.au AUD 125,001 = $127,501 NetFleet.com.au
2. Xueqiu.com $100,000 Sedo
3.
tie
Business.me €40,000 = $54,800 Sedo
3.
tie
GAZ.com €40,000 = $54,800 Sedo
5. StepOut.com $30,000 Sedo
6. TravelUp.com $25,000 Sedo
7. LF.de €14,000 = $19,180 Sedo
8.
tie
MadeInFrance.com $15,000 Sedo
8.
tie
SOSG.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
10. PersonalizedOrnaments.com $14,000 Sedo

 

11. Stromanbietervergleich.org
("electricity comparison" in German)
€10,115 = $13,858 Sedo
12.
tie
Boote.com €10,000 = $13,700 Sedo
12.
tie
Metro-Properties.com €10,000 = $13,700 Sedo
14. eTechnologies.com $11,750 Sedo
15. Toushay.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
16. QUQ.com $10,500 Sedo
17.
tie
CocinaLatina.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
ThePod.com $10,000 DomainerNation
17.
tie
Windu.com $10,000 Sedo
20. Forecast.co.uk $9,750 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 a pair of names that sold for $8,500 apiece; MoreBHP.com and TireCorp.com. OneDayShop.com followed at $7,946, Zaini.com zipped up $7,802 and Maree.com returned $6,645

VEPO.com and DNBBank.com deposited $6,000 each while DVDCatalyst.com ignited $5,800 and Bayraktarinsaat.com corralled $5,100. Next, in a seven-name logjam at $5,000 apiece came Cuppon.com, Dammartin.com, Gripevines.com, Manzu.com, MyFreeZoo.com, Shopal.com and Trixis.com

Sedo had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,875 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,875
efuneral.com $4,875   wishit.com $2,900
aerinhome.com $4,795 videomini.com $2,763
myprobiotics.com $4,750 casumo.com $2,700
wellstreet.com $4,550 xops.com $2,625
besan.com $4,500 finanzprofis.com $2,603
flightcase.com $4,200 techlunch.com $2,600
maxxo.com $4,200 dealportal.com $2,500
useranalytics.com $4,200 neeed.com $2,466
dliver.com $4,110 utilipay.com $2,466
flüssiggas.com $4,076 shareabite.com $2,400
me-group.com $4,056 print-me.com $2,398
planetcasino.com $4,000 kidsure.com $2,370
travelbeast.com $3,768 seguroviagem.com $2,350
elisakit.com $3,699 pay-gold.com $2,315
bestcardeals.com $3,600 healthfoodcanada.com $2,299
dietvillage.com $3,500 spendtrend.com $2,250
seokid.com $3,500 noblemen.com $2,200
cardsure.com $3,494 michan.com $2,055
icourse.com $3,425 pournoel.com $2,055
tounsi.com $3,151 laptopscreenrepair.com $2,049
arizonausedcars.com $3,000 dealfresh.com $2,000
cheapestvitamins.com $3,000 deculto.com $2,000
epicraft.com $3,000 find-hosting.com $2,000
viss.com $3,000 house7.com $2,000
easyvideo.com $2,990   

Back at the AfternicDLS TIPC.com commanded $8,138, Dinerova.com rang up $7,100 and two others; HorseExchange.com and TestPanel.com posted $6,500 each. PetBest.com brought $5,500, BMYA.com added $5,231 and FeetForLife.com fetched $5,000

FisherCreative.com and ShopToGive.com generated $4,500 apiece while PaperBase.com bagged $4,400. CCInternational.com secured $4,388 and Homevue.com hauled in $4,365

The AfternicDLS had 77 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,200
botou.com $4,200   mytastes.com $2,588
ipadd.com $4,200 recipeasy.com $2,588
docpoint.com $4,000 tisusa.com $2,588
laurascott.com $4,000 EmailMarketingSecrets.com $2,500
ShopFans.com $3,850 Fruiters.com $2,500
rewardspay.com $3,788 gotalent.com $2,500
hotelparking.com $3,769 SYNDICATECONTENT.com $2,500
marketdomination.com $3,688 universaltools.com $2,500
keepwatching.com $3,588 mohikaner.com $2,488
netsort.com $3,588 vixencosmetics.com $2,389
cleanspa.com $3,500 destinylife.com $2,388
geekzilla.com $3,500 mothergod.com $2,388
ptsource.com $3,488 optionsnow.com $2,388
holidayreporter.com $3,388 tfgllc.com $2,388
trendmarkets.com $3,288 californiacares.com $2,300
claimspecialists.com $3,200 charityhub.com $2,300
jiveon.com $3,188 eatguide.com $2,300
sfdirect.com $3,188 functionroom.com $2,300
edji.com $3,150 toiran.com $2,300
ecurriculum.com $3,141 autority.com $2,200
4soft.com $3,000 gooddigital.com $2,200
autotops.com $3,000 HotelsHub.com $2,200
bassfever.com $3,000 signatureonline.com $2,200
creditrepairblog.com $3,000 truemanagement.com $2,200
lotsadeals.com $3,000 beeprofessionals.com $2,159
masterelectronics.com $3,000 bricksource.com $2,088
medboard.com $3,000 capitalmgmt.com $2,088
takethechallenge.com $3,000 entrepreneurawards.com $2,088
trer.com $3,000 pollis.com $2,088
yisp.com $3,000 practicalphilosopher.com $2,088
walletgo.com $2,888 websiteschool.com $2,088
BEACHNUDES.com $2,800 alltlds.com $2,021
eburo.com $2,788 brilliantcolors.com $2,000
socialitemedia.com $2,788 fancyfabric.com $2,000
affordablelegal.com $2,688 guaranteedhome.com $2,000
anewamericandream.com $2,588 siamsilk.com $2,000
benefithub.com $2,588 spiritualhelp.com $2,000
etipping.com $2,588 tokenshop.com $2,000
hubme.com $2,588   

YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell OpenGov.com for $6,300 as well as ChinaMania.com ($4,077), SportsTrading.com ($2,277) and BackupBoss.com ($2,000). Yummy names also sold two on their own; TheMusicStudio.com at $4,377 and CrapsGame.com at $3,200.

Elsewhere Mark Levine moved GeneralFiction.com for $3,500 in a private sale.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

InvestmentProperty.com.au easily topped our Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with that huge $127,501 sale at NetFleet.com.au. In addition to being the largest Australian ccTLD sale reported to date, that is also the 3rd largest country code sale so far in 2011 (the YTD ccTLD Top 100 chart is the third chart on that page). 

Three more country code domains that also earned places on the all extension Top 20 chart you saw at the top of this report fill the next three positions on this week's ccTLD Top 20. The biggest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #5 Bet365.ch (Swiss country code) at $8,580 via Sedo. Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries. NetFleet took the two places Sedo did not, adding #10 Snowboards.com.au at $6,007 to their ledger.  

Spain's .es extension won the TLD race, taking five places on the elite list with a quintet headed by #7 JuegaBingo.es at $7,398. The Netherlands' .nl was next with three led by #6 Wpdimensie.nl at $7,535.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sept. 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 12, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 18, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 InvestmentProperty.com.au AUD 125,001 = $127,501 NetFleet.com.au
2. Business.me €40,000 = $54,800 Sedo
3 LF.de €14,000 = $19,180 Sedo
4. Forecast.co.uk $9,750 Sedo
5. Bet365.ch £2,350 = $8,580 Sedo
6. Wpdimensie.nl €5,500 = $7,535 Sedo
7. JuegaBingo.es €5,400 = $7,398 Sedo
8. Maigrir.ch €4,850 = $6,645 Sedo
9. Eltern-Ratgeber.be €4,403 = $6,032 Sedo
10. Snowboards.com.au AUD 5,889 = $6,007 NetFleet.com.au

11.
tie
Casino24.es €3,500 = $4,795 Sedo
11.
tie
Fool.es €3,500 = $4,795 Sedo
13. NileCruises.co.uk €3,000 = $4,110 Sedo
14.
tie
AdviesNetwerk.nl €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
14.
tie
DealExtreme.es €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
14.
tie
Dieetplein.nl €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
14.
tie
LabDiscount.de €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
18. Fruta.es €2,400 = $3,288 Sedo
19. SS.by €2,200 = $3,014 Sedo
20. Rakuten.be $3,000 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 supplemental list was led by Poker.sg at $2,750, Foundation.kr at $2,740 and Arshia.de at $2,726

Sedo had 51 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
vepo.co $2,500   ifl.in $1,370
strategieberater.ch $2,466 jobmatcher.nl $1,370
immobilienplatz.de $2,445 mijntraining.nl $1,370
mystylist.de $2,445 studio-babelsberg.de $1,370
demarche.fr $2,398 wellnesshotel24.de $1,370
ant-marketing.de $2,329 mensclothing.org.uk $1,363
outletgalerie.de $2,261 jeansonline.eu $1,343
webhandwerker.de $2,055 cetodiet.be $1,302
chatrooms.org.uk $4,680 hubwagen-online.de $1,302
capeverde.eu $1,918 avana.de $1,250
intela.nl $1,850 r.ht $1,250
segelshop.de $1,850 videoreporter.de $1,233
kreditkarten.eu $1,800 permanentehaarentfernung.de $1,232
alzheimers.tv $1,760 thatsnot.me $1,200
good-deal.de $1,713 blackwater.de $1,130
griechenland-immobilie.de $1,644 task.in $1,100
freigegeben.de $1,630 handytanke.de $1,096
hireeducation.co.uk $1,560 holztisch.de $1,096
fashion2012.co.uk $2,340 indoorcycling.eu $1,096
wheyproteinconcentrate.co.uk $1,560 bentonite.it $1,028
laptops.us $1,558 meublesalledebain.fr $1,028
elation.co $1,400 mysteuer.de $1,028
eyespy.co.uk $1,396 mytax.de $1,028
cloudbackup.co.uk $1,384 platincard.de $1,028
casinolegali.it $1,370 travellink.nl $1,028
feelfree.fr $1,370  

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold AS.com.au for $2,177, ACO.co.za changed hands for $1,430 in a private sale and the AfternicDLS moved EcoSafe.co.uk at $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)

The non .com gTLDs had just one five-figure sale this week - the one you saw on the all extension leader board earlier -  Stromanbietervergleich.org at $13,858 via Sedo. With that sale leading our new Non .com gTLDTop 20 Sales Chart, the second spot goes to the highest sale you haven't yet  seen in this category - MathGames.net at $8,500

Sedo rang up the top six sales with a group that also included #3 Solaranlage.org at $8,220. They went on to claim half of the chart entries. The AfternicDLS matched that performance by putting their name on ten sales as well. The AfternicDLS contingent was led by #7 NetPoker.net at $3,424

In the extension race the .nets took 11 places while the .orgs claimed 9. .Info and .biz had one each with the extra two places resulting from a three-way tie for the final position. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sept. 11:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 12, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 18, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Stromanbietervergleich.org
("electricity comparison" in German)
€10,115 = $13,858 Sedo
2. MathGames.net $8,500 Sedo
3. Solaranlage.org €6,000 = $8,220 Sedo
4. Pokerist.info €3,750 = $5,138 Sedo
5. Kfzversicherung-vergleich.net €3,500 = $4,795 Sedo
6. SolarEnergie.net €3,100 = $4,247 Sedo
7. NetPoker.net $3,424 AfternicDLS
8. Stacks.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Gratisproben.org €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo
9.
tie
OnlineGames.biz €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo

11. Bagua.org $2,630 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
12. DirectPrint.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
13. DigitalSky.net $2,509 AfternicDLS
14. CallGirls.org $2,350 Sedo
15. OpenFuture.org $2,286 Sedo
16. GoodMoney.org $2,280 Sedo
17. AgeWell.org $2,200 AfternicDLS
18. SIMRacing.net $2,188 AfternicDLS
19. Davoice.net $2,100 Sedo
20.
tie
Datto.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
RiskSolutions.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
WeAreThePeople.org $2,088 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a few dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by AfternicDLS sales of MonkeyBars.net and SizeMatters.net at $1,888 each.  

The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,857 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,857
fullbeauty.net $1,857   spainbusiness.net $1,400
murc.net $1,713 abtv.net $1,359
vepo.net $1,711 lightbridge.net $1,288
ataru.net $1,588 familylink.net $1,250
cheapjewelry.net $1,588 employmentnetwork.net $1,188
tapers.net $1,500 unionsquare.org $1,139
cleantec.net $1,488 onlinebingo.info $1,100
ourservice.net $1,488 thewalk.net $1,100
discountjewelry.org $1,400 bestmortgages.org $1,000

At Sedo Fremdenverkehr.info and Telefonbuch-deutschland.net notched $1,644 apiece while Karrierecoaching.biz brought $1,611. Devenirriche.net drew $1,507, SuperFlux.net nabbed $1,495 and two others; Alquilerdefurgonetas.net and PPGroup.net attracted $1,370 each.

Alemania.org and TheGift.org garnered $1,300 apiece. WorldRace.org finished at $1,250, Mongoose.net nailed $1,225 and Anschreiben.org added $1,165. Rounding out the Sedo roster were CHCO.org ($1,100), Schufafrei.net ($1,028) and Jucarii.org ($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

 

*****

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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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