Week of Autumn Accompanied By Surge in the Domain Aftermarket:
Quartet of Six-Figure Sales Lead the Charge
Autumn arrived this past week (for
countries in the northern hemisphere) and the first week of fall was
accompanied by a welcome surge in the domain aftermarket.
Four solid six-figure sales led the way and there were so many
five-figure sales we could have filled up two Top 20 Charts
and still had some domains left over. Let's hope this is a
harbinger of things to come in the closing quarter of 2011.
Sedo's$200,000 sale of Republic.com set the pace on our new
all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo accounted for three of the
four six-figure sales, also scoring big with two domains that tied
for the #3 spot - SilverCoins.com and SiteWeb.com at $100,000
The runner-up slot went to the second
biggest .net sale reported so
far this year - CreditCard.net at $138,000
in a private transaction. That domain was purchased by Australian
company Pixel Capital Pty Ltd, the owner of a financial
comparison site network that includes CreditCard.com.au
With this purchase, Pixel Capital is broadening its portfolio and
entering the U.S. online financial information market. Their
new site on CreditCard.net
is already up.
posted back to back wins with #5 AskYourDoctor.com at $70,000
and #6 Kari.com at $63,000. They charted two more on
the second half of the elite list to join Sedo and the Toby
Clements Newsletter as the only venues with multiple
Clements filled a half-dozen positions, all with UK geo
domains in .com. Those six domains; Croydon.com, Dorset.com,
EastSussex.com, WestSussex.com, Hampshire.com
and Shropshire.com, tied for #11 at $33,333 each and
all six went to the same buyer who wound up with a total tab of $200,000.
The .coms were overpowering this week, taking 19 of the 21
chart positions (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final
position). CreditCard.net was the only non .com gTLD to make
the Big Board and the only ccTLD was #10 Sponsor.me, sold at
Sedo for $34,000. However, both the non .com gTLDs and the
country codes had several five-figure sales that would have met the
all extension leader board just about any other week than this one (you'll see those after
the chart below). Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 19, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 25, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 28, 2011
€25,000 = $34,000
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.
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There were two dozen more 5-figure sales off the chart
including three of $20,000 or more - the first time we've ever
seen sales at that level that did not rank among the
week's Top 20! Sedo had two of those; Burnout.net at $20,264
and Intermind.com at $20,000. The AfternicDLS had
the other, ChinaGuide.com at $20,000. The
AfternicDLS also scored with GamingZone.com ($14,500), PetFoods.com
($12,890), NannyJobs.net ($10,750) and PrivateWealthManagement
Sedo added to their string of five-figure sales
with Mueller.asia ($13,600), Dating.pk ($13,000) and
SCPG.com ($12,600). MoneyBoomerang.com returned $12,480,
BarJobs.com brought $11,000 and DrinkOrders.com
drew $10,500. Two others; Ricki.com and UltraShop.com
added $10,000 apiece.
A number of nice sales from the annual DomainvermarkterForum
auction in Germany also closed including Laserdrucker.de
($16,320), PL.de ($12,512) and RO.de ($11,424).
Back Stateside, GoDaddyAuctions
rang up $15,000 each for MediaHound.com and PricePrice.com
and $12,000 apiece for AuctionMyProperty.com and Sambil.com.
They also sold Addressable.com for $10,800. Moniker/SnapNames
also got into the act with GNET.net at $12,275.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with
LinkToMyPC.com at $9,999. Their hit list also
included ForeverHealth.com ($7,400), LeadStart.com
($6,288) and Videum.com ($5,500).
Three others; CanSurvive.com, ClubEntrepreneur.com
and Infracity.com corralled $5,000 each while
WallStreetTrading.com and GoBags.com booked $4,500
apiece. WDBH.com kicked in another $4,388.
The AfternicDLS had 92 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,300 that are listed in the table
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,300
Back at Sedo Certifico.com commanded $9,700,
Wegner.com delivered $8,840 and Bedwetter.com
went for $8,500. WeTradeForYou.com yielded $8,000,
iBidder.com bagged $7,600 and two others; Embre.com
and TaxDebtSettlement.com secured $7,500 each.
and Orango.com squeezed $6,000 apiece while TVAR.com
dialed in $5,000. SeaPilot.com posted $4,650,
Konditorei.com tallied $4,556 and BuySilverCoins.com
Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
Elsewhere Just4You.com changed hands for $3,900
in a private sale.
A quintet of five-figure sales set the pace
for the ccTLDs this week with Sponsor.me leading our
Code Top 20 Sales Chart at $34,000 via Sedo. You saw
all of those sales in the list of all-extension leaders earlier, so
the highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 Ferien.tv,
sold at Sedo for $9,520.
Sedo went on to take 15 of the 21 chart entries (the
extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). They filled
out the top ten with #7 Mimo.me ($9,500), #8 TRND.co.uk
($9,360), #9 NewsLondon.co.uk ($8,736) and a pair of
domains that tied for #10; eBook.es and an IDN, Prüflabor.de,
with that pair going for $6,800 each.
This month's DomainvermarkterForum auction accounted
for the six chart entries that eluded Sedo, including three of the
top five sales. In the race among extensions, Germany's .de,
as is often the case, had the most chart entries with nine.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sept. 25:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 19, 2011 - Sun.
Sept. 25, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 28, 2011
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those. Their supplemental roster included Modelleisenbahnshop.de
at $4,032, Redux.co.uk at $3,900 and 5weg.de
Sedo had 56 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $3,128
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,128
In additional sales from the DomainvermarkterForum
auction, Don.de delivered $2,720, Wertanlage.de landed
$2,380 and V4.de dispensed $1,836. S9.de
notched $1,632 while Aula.de and Router.de
returned $1,360 apiece. Two others; Bratwuerste.de and
IDN Städteflug.de deposited $1,088 each.
Elsewhere Terabyte.co changed hands for $2,000
in a private transaction.
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.
That monster $138,000 sale of
CreditCard.net gave the non .com gTLDs something special
to cheer about this week. That is the year's third biggest sale in
this category and, as noted earlier, the second biggest .net sale.
With that blockbuster at the top of our new non .com gTLD
Top 20 Chart, the next four slots were filled with a quartet of
five-figure sales that were also noted in the all extension section
The highest sale you haven't seen in this category
is #6 Kamagra.org at $5,100 via Sedo. #7 BookingHotel.net
was right behind with a $5,000 sale at the AfternicDLS.
In the extension race the .nets dominated by
taking 13 of 20
places. The .orgs were next with four. That left one spot
each for .info (#11 Vote.info at $3,999) and
.mobi (#12 Sberbank.mobi at $3,808).
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sept. 25:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
19, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 25, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 28, 2011
There were a few dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by AfternicDLS sales of TravelMagazine.org
($2,188) and JewelryRepair.net ($2,161). They also scored
with iPortfolio.net and Sukar.net at $2,088 each.
The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
At Sedo Jeuxfilles.net nabbed $2,030, PayGo.net
produced $1,950 and INA.biz brought $1,777. Seval.net
sold for $1,632, HCGDietDangers.net drew $1,600
and two others; Rumaenien.info and JAGD.info
fetched $1,360 apiece. Adoration.net added $1,300,
FreeDatingSites.net attracted $1,200 and Kleid.info
clipped $1,087. GreenwichRealEstate.net added $1,034
while AccidentClaims.info and SignMeUp.mobi managed $1,000
Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold Cables.info
for $1,315 and WeddingDresses.info went for $1,250
in a private sale.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.