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First 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 each

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 and CreditWorld.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.

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS 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 chart entries. 

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, Sept. 25:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 19, 2011 - Sun. Sept. 25, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 28, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Republic.com $200,000 Sedo
2. CreditCard.net $138,000 Pvt Sale
3.
tie
SilverCoins.com $100,000 Sedo
3.
tie
SiteWeb.com $100,000 Sedo
5. AskYourDoctor.com $70,000 AfternicDLS
6. Kari.com $63,000 AfternicDLS
7. MyLooks.com $50,000 Sedo
8. ITUB.com $40,000 Sedo
9. Filly.com $35,000 Sedo
10. Sponsor.me €25,000 = $34,000 Sedo

 

11.
tie
Croydon.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
11.
tie
Dorset.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
11.
tie
EastSussex.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
11.
tie
WestSussex.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
11.
tie
Hampshire.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
11.
tie
Shropshire.com $33,333 Toby Clements
Newsletter
17. Repay.com $30,000 Sedo
18. HiddenObjectGames.com $25,000 Sedo
19. Gypsy.com $22,222 Sedo
20.
tie
ANewWordOrder.com $22,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Novvi.com $22,000 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.

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 ($10,250).

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 below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,300
hackshield.com $4,300   solidpartner.com $2,588
onlinebusinessbuilders.com $4,288 fress.com $2,500
agitprop.com $4,250 MedicareUSA.com $2,500
powercoffee.com $4,200 new-s.com $2,500
depablo.com $3,988 repairdirect.com $2,500
songnetwork.com $3,988 tshirtshack.com $2,500
mypico.com $3,960 visitczech.com $2,500
qvso.com $3,788 bioavailability.com $2,488
creativehistory.com $3,688 cleanstuff.com $2,488
aspenmedical.com $3,600 omies.com $2,488
golfzen.com $3,588 happybee.com $2,450
wirejewelry.com $3,500 tradingit.com $2,400
tastenow.com $3,388 PantryService.com $2,390
flightschina.com $3,288 collectiveworld.com $2,388
canadiancapital.com $3,188 creativeroads.com $2,388
extracard.com $3,188 energycenters.com $2,388
helpforwomen.com $3,188 freetodream.com $2,388
allara.com $3,088 homeltd.com $2,388
yellowbike.com $3,088 taxcontrol.com $2,388
gvfm.com $3,004 yeahgo.com $2,388
himalayanart.com $3,000 videounlimited.com $2,300
localizations.com $3,000 thefranciscans.com $2,288
maxseo.com $3,000 clemsononline.com $2,250
psychiatricdrugs.com $3,000 adpuzzle.com $2,200
shotter.com $3,000 globalfinancialsystem.com $2,200
MYREAL.com $2,999 safesolar.com $2,200
FirstClassAthletes.com $2,995 digitalrage.com $2,188
verifico.com $2,988 madgraphics.com $2,188
oceanri.com $2,888 militarypark.com $2,188
thewomensmuseum.com $2,888 qfoods.com $2,188
futureinsights.com $2,869 bringvalue.com $2,088
apersonaltouch.com $2,850 happyselling.com $2,088
vitaguide.com $2,800 net-now.com $2,088
lollipopworld.com $2,795 tahina.com $2,088
amdglobal.com $2,788 diabeticexperts.com $2,012
clearz.com $2,788 engineerlink.com $2,000
economicpulse.com $2,750 innovationsystems.com $2,000
ighr.com $2,750 performnow.com $2,000
feelbeauty.com $2,688 possibilitiesunlimited.com $2,000
gfashion.com $2,688 ReverseDomains.com $2,000
holdontight.com $2,688 salaryprotector.com $2,000
insidetheindustry.com $2,688 seomap.com $2,000
pocketpet.com $2,688 serverservices.com $2,000
carbodyrepairs.com $2,670 soaringeagles.com $2,000
giftsavvy.com $2,588 studiomix.com $2,000
liggroup.com $2,588 vegastech.com $2,000

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

RadioProducer.com, SeychellesYahctCharter.com 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 banked $4,501.

Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
bluetangerine.com $4,500   automotivecluster.com $2,584
ticketok.com $4,080 ctcomputers.com $2,500
goldeneuro.com $4,000 picturethat.com $2,500
sunrewards.com $4,000 juegosdelossimpson.com $2,448
webify.com $4,000 photokina.com $2,448
bitcorp.com $3,500 regiojobs.com $2,380
canalbio.com $3,400 holidays4two.com $2,340
gardensbest.com $3,400 devenirriche.com $2,040
qualee.com $3,400 cadon.com $2,028
talentmedia.com $3,300 beepay.com $2,000
bizbooster.com $3,125 burningbush.com $2,000
bestmelons.com $3,000 frimec.com $2,000
fcard.com $2,720 mantanani.com $2,000
imagenesgratis.com $2,719 pay4nothing.com $2,000
behler.com $2,590   

Elsewhere Just4You.com changed hands for $3,900 in a private sale.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A quintet of five-figure sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week with Sponsor.me leading our new Country 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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Sponsor.me €25,000 = $34,000 Sedo
2. Laserdrucker.de €12,000 = $16,320 DomainvermarkterForum
3 Dating.pk $13,000 Sedo
4. PL.de €9,200 = $12,512 DomainvermarkterForum
5. RO.de €8,400 = $11,424 DomainvermarkterForum
6. Ferien.tv €7,000 = $9,520 Sedo
7. Mimo.me $9,500 Sedo
8. TRND.co.uk £6,000 = $9,360 Sedo
9. NewsLondon.co.uk £5,000 = $8,736 Sedo
10.
tie
eBook.es €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo
10.
tie
Prüflabor.de (IDN) €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo

12.
tie
Bankkredit.de €4,760 = $6,474 DomainvermarkterForum
12.
tie
Bankkredite.de €4,760 = $6,474 DomainvermarkterForum
14. PG.co.nz $5,500 Sedo
15. Brennwertkessel.de €4,000 = $5,440 DomainvermarkterForum
16. Gare.fr €3,800 = $5,168 Sedo
17. CCE.it €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
18. KingsDock.co.uk £2,945 = $4,594 Sedo
19. Wohnaccessoires.de €3,200 = $4,352 Sedo
20.
tie
Moos.ch €3,000 = $4,080 Sedo
20.
tie
Western-Shop.de €3,000 = $4,080 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 at $3,400.  

Sedo had 56 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $3,128 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,128
holmatro.de $3,128   heute.in $1,428
onoranze.it $2,856 dommageouvrage.fr $1,360
jeden-tag.de $2,720 gutepreise.de $1,360
rac.cn $2,720 tankkaarten.nl $1,360
metallografie.de $2,516 videomeet.co.uk $1,360
allwin.de $2,380 rennweg.ch $1,340
traveltopia.co.uk $2,340 once.eu $1,312
klappstühle.de $2,108 cheapflightstolagos.co.uk $1,300
privatreisen.de $2,108 flirtxxx.de $1,292
pumpen24.de $2,104 techniciens.fr $1,292
campaign.de $2,040 incensi.it $1,224
einspluseins.de $2,040 tqmi.de $1,224
glashuette.in $2,040 misch-fonds.de $1,210
gluten.es $2,040 brickhouse.in $1,200
haus-der-kommunikation.ch $2,040 aloemania.es $1,156
pegalox.de $2,040 mineralogie.eu $1,156
schadeletseladvocaat.nl $2,040 gosolar.co.uk $1,131
annoncesrencontres.fr $1,904 automoto.co.uk $1,100
zylab.es $1,904 g.gy $1,100
energie-innovativ.de $1,768 mymediastore.de $1,081
trekhaken.eu $1,767 selected.es $1,073
openlucht.nl $1,700 callcentersoftware.co.uk $1,020
hochkaraeter.de $1,632 isdn.ch $1,020
german-security.de $1,618 made.tv $1,020
performancebonds.co.uk $1,560 realcasadisavoia.it $1,020
cloe.co.uk $1,552 fineartprint.nl $1,013
brand.co.in $1,496 nha.co $1,000
happyballon.de $1,496 onetravel.es $1,000

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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

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 earlier. 

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:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CreditCard.net $138,000 Pvt Sale
2. Burnout.net €14,900 = $20,264 Sedo
3. Mueller.asia €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
4. GNET.net $12,275 Moniker/
SnapNames
5. NannyJobs.net $10,750 AfternicDLS
6. Kamagra.org €3,750 = $5,100 Sedo
7. BookingHotel.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8. WorkAndTravel.net £3,000 = $4,680 Sedo
9. Electricite.net €3,000 = $4,080 Sedo
10. Baca.org $4,000 AfternicDLS

11. Vote.info $3,999 Sedo
12. Sberbank.mobi €2,800 = $3,808 Sedo
13. The5.net $3,488 AfternicDLS
14. Tipping.net $3,000 Sedo
15. Facelifts.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
16. ForLife.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
17. SNS.net $2,495 Sedo
18. SNIC.org €1,800 = $2,448 AfternicDLS
19. HumanLiberty.org $2,375 Sedo
20. Safebox.net $2,360 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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 table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
kstar.net $2,000   bigcommerce.net $1,288
livinglab.org $1,888 ascom.org $1,088
greenthinking.org $1,800 expertauto.net $1,088
idfc.org $1,750 horselife.net $1,088
curso.net $1,640 brotherlylove.org $1,000
donator.org $1,605 casali.net $1,000
celebrationoflife.org $1,588 funnypicture.org $1,000
thecrowd.net $1,388  

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 each

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 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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