Six-Figure Sales Return This Week Including Year's Biggest Non .Com
Six-figure domain sales returned
this week after taking the previous week off. Three were reported
this time around including one that becomes the year's biggestnon .com gTLD sale and one of the year's five biggest sales
overall. That was Gay.xxx, a domain that the ICM
Registry sold to filmmaker Corbin Fisher for $500,000.
A .com and a ccTLD also
breached the six-figure barrier. DomainHoldings.com
sold #2 CriminalLawyer.com for $115,000 and #3 OnlineCasino.co
changed hands for $100,000 in a private sale. That is one of
the four biggest country code sales reported so
far in 2011. DomainHoldings rang up another one of the
five biggest sales, also scoring with #5 Inventing.com at $60,000.
filled the #4 slot
with DataStore.com at $69,000 and went on to claim 13
of the 20 entries on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.
Their roster featured the four other country code domains that made
the elite list, including two that landed on the top half of the
leader board; #7 Watch.me at $27,600 and #9 (tie) Cable.tv
With no other non .com gTLDs qualifying for the Big Board, that
left the door open for the .coms to pile up 15 chart entries in
another dominating performance. The AfternicDLS
contributed to the .com onslaught with #6 MagicMoments.com at $50,000.
also chipped in with #17 Zillion.com ($14,800) and #18 GamingZone.com
As they were the previous week, solid five-figure sales were
again abundant with 27 domains hitting that mark. Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2011
€50,000 = $69,000
€20,000 = $27,600
€13,000 = $17,940
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
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There were ten more 5-figure sales off the chart
led by Sedo's $13,430 sale of SEI.de.
They also moved YourRate.com for
$12,500 and JuegosDeMarioBros.mx for $12,300. The
Sedo hits just kept on coming with Milliards.com ($11,060), FightPlanet.com
($10,900) and Solicitors.org ($10,000).
Elsewhere, NameJet sold Pylon.com for $10,302
and DomainLawyers.com for $10,006 while DomainLore.co.uksold Oxfordshire.co.uk for $10,115.
.Com Supporting Cast
Sedo led the four-figure .com
supporting cast with LionsDen.com at $8,500. EasilyDo.com
added $7,000 while Sun24.com and SportsPartner.com
posted $6,900 apiece. GreeceTours.com grossed
$6,210 and three others; 420LA.com, Vialea.com
and AdTunnel.com dug out $5,000 each. Also, Foromoviles.com
and Keddo.com kicked in $4,140 apiece.
Sedo had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
Back at the AfternicDLS PsychicToday.com divined
$6,400, SeatMap.com showed $6,325 and BehindThe.com
commanded $5,549. FabCafe.com served up $5,188,
CareerGuides.com greeted $4,900 and MeaningfulRelationships.com
connected for $4,788.
IndustrialSolutions.com and MedicalResource.com
returned $4,000 apiece while HotelWizard.com went
for $3,988 and two others; HollywoodJournal.com and
DealLovers.com landed $3,888 each.
The AfternicDLS had 70 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,800 that are listed in the table
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
Also, the AfternicDLS teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames
to sell RentOxygen.com for $2,088.
At NameJet Tianying.com yielded $5,600,
Tapeworm.com attached itself to $5,500 and two
others; JewelryWatches.com and Bluefield.com
fetched $5,400 each. Canakkale.com corralled $5,101,
FXInvest.com earned $5,000 and CGQ.com
contributed $4,900. BaltimoreHotel.com booked $4,302,
InternationalSIMCard.com captured $4,200 and GTASettlement.com
Elsewhere, DomainHoldings.com sold CoffeeSupplies.com
($8,000) and BikeSupplies.com ($6,000) while Moniker/SnapNames
moved Roccaraso.com ($4,300), Term-Life-Store.com
($3,500) and SLCSingles.com ($2,000). NoktaDomains
notched $3,400 for PowerStores.com, $2,450 for
LotteryLeads.com and $2,200 for LaboratoryBalances.com.
also continued to rack up sales both solo and through
partnerships. They sold FindMyFriends.com with GoDaddy
Auctions for $6,777 and SquirrelSolutions.com
with the AfternicDLS for $2,777. On their own they also
moved NVIP.com for $4,000 and Incorpore.com
The ccTLDs had a great week logging one of
the year's four biggest country code sales, OnlineCasino.co
at $100,000, and seven more that reached five figures. We
showed you all of those in the all extension section earlier, so the
biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 on our new Country
Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is ANZ.jp (Japanese country
code), a name that went for $9,500 at Sedo.
ApplianceStore.co.uk rounded out the top ten
at $9,480. Sedo also handled that sale and they went on to
sweep 16 of the 20 chart positions. MissDomain.com
was one of the few that broke Sedo's stranglehold on the chart. They
did it with #14 Bart.se (Swedish ccTLD) at $7,562.
Great Britain's .co.uk won the race among
extensions this week, claiming five places on the elite list.
Germany's .de and Montenegro's .me were next with
three each. Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending October 9:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Sun.
Oct. 9, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2011
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for
the majority of those with a list that included DotDigital.co.uk
and Promotors.co.uk at $4,740 each. BizCommunity.ca
and ComTech.eu added $4,140 apiece while DOL.co.uk clicked
for $3,950 and Skischuhe.de delivered $3,519.
Sedo had 66 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $3,500
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,500
NoktaDomains sold CreditCardMachines.co.uk
($4,500), Elance.co.uk ($4,100), LoanNote.co.uk
($2,000) and LondonSystems.co.uk ($1,700) while
MissDomain.com moved Sokoptimering.se for $4,347.
Back at DomainLore.co.uk they were busy ringing up
more British TLD sales including Anytime.co.uk ($2,607), ePayroll.co.uk
($1,834) and SAT.co.uk ($1,580). Amplifiers.co.uk
turned up the volume with $1,343, ChristmasDay.co.uk
unwrapped $1,264 and MiniLoans.co.uk ladled out $1,187.
That left $1,185 for GMI.co.uk and $1,108 for Retirement..org.uk.
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.
The non .com gTLDs are celebrating a new 2011
sales leader this week thanks to that massive $500,000 sale
of Gay.xxx. However prices in this category dropped
precipitously after that with only one other sale reaching even five
figures, Solictors.org at $10,000.
The biggest sale you haven't yet seen among the non
.com gTLDs is #3 on our new Top 20 Chart for this group. That
is 5G.net, a domain sold at Sedo for $7,500.
NameJet's $6,100 sale of Amazing.org was next with an IDN
sale at Sedo, Gartenmöbel.org at $5,748, rounding out
the first five.
The .orgs had a big week, ringing up 7 of the
top 10 sales and taking half of the chart entries overall - a total
of 10 places. The .nets were next with seven while .xxx,
.pro and .biz took one position each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending October 9:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
3, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2011
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $2,100
sale of Airclimatise.net. Sodbrennen.org brought $1,822,
Foxo.net found $1,780 and two others; CasinoForum.net
and SanFranciscoHotels.org welcomed $1,300 apiece.
KissingGames.org sold for $1,200, 90s.net nabbed
$1,109 and Smart-Phones.net called in $1,104. HOM.net
drew $1,050 and WhiteCard.info flagged down $1,000.
At the AfternicDLS WesternArt.org went fior $1,888,
GroupGames.net attracted $1,788 and two others; Artenova.net
and WeightLossCenter.org added $1,500 each. Outfitter.info
buttoned up $1,488 and Atrade.net banked $1,410 while
IncomeForLife.org and 99percent.net produced $1,288
apiece. BuiltIn.org and SavingsPlan.net plucked $1,200
each, Ontogeny.net generated $1,195, BeFamous.org
gained $1,188 and CMTS.net nipped $1,000.
Elsewhere, NameJet sold CGJ.org for $2,000,
DomainHoldings got $1,500 for PropertyInsuranceQuotes.net,
Moniker/SnapNames picked up $1,500 for Srbija.org and
$1,100 for Fairmont.net and NoktaDomains added $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
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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
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