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Six-Figure Sales Return This Week Including Year's Biggest Non .Com gTLD Deal 

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 biggest non .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

Sedo 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 at $20,000.  

By Ron Jackson

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. NameJet.com and NoktaDomains also chipped in with #17 Zillion.com ($14,800) and #18 GamingZone.com ($14,500) respectively.

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, October 9:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gay.xxx $500,000 Pvt Sale
2. CriminalLawyer.com $115,000 DomainHoldings
3. OnlineCasino.co $100,000 Pvt Sale
4. DataStore.com €50,000 = $69,000 Sedo
5. Inventing.com $60,000 DomainHoldings
6. MagicMoments.com $50,000 AfternicDLS
7. Watch.me €20,000 = $27,600 Sedo
8. BreakdownCover.com $25,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Cable.tv $20,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Lived.com $20,000 Sedo

 

11. LifestyleNetwork.com $18,000 Sedo
12. AdServer.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
13. Cartomanzia.com $17,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Aeroport.com $15,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Go24.com $15,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Meile.com $15,000 Sedo
17. Zillion.com $14,800 NameJet
18. GamingZone.com $14,500 NoktaDomains
19. GoodTrip.com $14,000 Sedo
20. SmartShopping.ca $13,800 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 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.uk sold 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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
koksijde.com $4,000   corpfiling.com $2,650
welcomecasino.com $4,000 corpfilings.com $2,650
mmyt.com $3,500 whichlaptop.com $2,595
yousayit.com $3,500 ebonyblack.com $2,500
docteurs.com $3,450 hustlin.com $2,500
mathclasses.com $3,000 testbericht.com $2,500
onlyseo.com $3,000 prosave.com $2,350
broncodrilling.com $2,999 tingco.com $2,300
libertyparty.com $2,995 tipicoaffiliates.com $2,070
labellecreole.com $2,850 simplegestures.com $2,069
qualitätswerkzeuge.com $2,760 2tr.com $2,000
rantapallo.com $2,760 iaapa.com $2,000
webvpn.com $2,760 nightz.com $2,000

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 below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
iidc.com $3,800   cisus.com $2,500
emrllc.com $3,588 designerline.com $2,500
assister.com $3,500 digitalmarketingagency.com $2,500
avsd.com $3,500 shareaware.com $2,500
bridgelessons.com $3,350 universalsupplies.com $2,500
lifekeepers.com $3,288 cuttingage.com $2,488
teen-chat.com $3,200 glnonline.com $2,488
newseducation.com $3,188 hawaiilegal.com $2,488
zonza.com $3,188 mobileinternetworld.com $2,488
amazingoffice.com $3,088 tirco.com $2,413
divorcetherapy.com $3,088 chatconnection.com $2,400
proprice.com $3,088 ratetheref.com $2,388
bidcaller.com $3,080 petresearch.com $2,350
salepay.com $3,050 mytrans.com $2,329
loket.com $3,000 chichouse.com $2,300
paperguys.com $2,988 hmfusa.com $2,288
cashswipe.com $2,955 housemonkey.com $2,250
topgrain.com $2,900 hisbiz.com $2,200
yespets.com $2,888 letsgoforawalk.com $2,200
supertask.com $2,850 parentingpros.com $2,188
championevents.com $2,800 thestreetbeat.com $2,188
practicenet.com $2,788 athleticprospects.com $2,088
sendant.com $2,710 downyonder.com $2,088
telecomreview.com $2,710 fallingcat.com $2,088
pictogrammen.com $2,700 fourstring.com $2,088
rancio.com $2,700 nationaltrans.com $2,040
home-fashion.com $2,688 appbuild.com $2,000
globalalternative.com $2,588 bondlawyers.com $2,000
motivationalcoaching.com $2,588 colair.com $2,000
yamcorp.com $2,588 everystep.com $2,000
everythingmodern.com $2,540 kasuga.com $2,000
bluebears.com $2,520 leatherrugs.com $2,000
aazz.com $2,500 oxymax.com $2,000
bkfg.com $2,500 thegangster.com $2,000
cicn.com $2,500 weldingmachine.com $2,000

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 secured $4,100

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

YummyNames 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 for $2,477.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 OnlineCasino.co $100,000 Pvt Sale
2. Watch.me €20,000 = $27,600 Sedo
3 Cable.tv $20,000 Sedo
4. AdServer.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
5. SmartShopping.ca €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo
6. SEI.de £8,500 = $13,430 Sedo
7. JuegosDeMarioBros.mx $12,360 Sedo
8. Oxfordshire.co.uk £6,402 = $10,115 DomainLore.co.uk
9. ANZ.jp $9,500 Sedo
10. ApplianceStore.co.uk £6,000 = $9,480 Sedo

11. EAE.eu €6,475 = $8,936 Sedo
12. Order.me £5,000 = $7,900 Sedo
13. Yrkesguiden.se €5,625 = $7,763 Sedo
14. Bart.se €5,480 = $7,562 MissDomain
15. CompareLifeInsurance.co.uk $7,000 Sedo
16. WeddingStationery.co.uk £4,312 = $6,813 DomainLore.co.uk
17. Nova.de €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
18. TheDentist.co.uk $5,001 Sedo
19. Stock.us $5,000 Sedo
20. Imprint.me $4,750 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,500
falcon.cn $3,500   estate.cz $1,794
falconjet.cn $3,000 ilost.it $1,725
besa.es $2,967 cheapclothes.co.uk $1,659
kachelöfen.at $2,898 casa-de-la-communicacion.es $1,656
kolumbien.at $2,829 it-job.de $1,642
ctf.es $2,760 applianceplus.co.uk $1,580
escada.be $2,760 solargroup.co.uk $1,580
planetmedia.de $2,760 valu.co.uk $1,572
reportagen.de $2,760 doeker.de $1,518
testo.ro $2,760 quintessence.co.uk $1,414
touren.at $2,760 mountabu.in $1,400
kickback.dk $2,500 plasticsurgeon.me $1,400
weddingphotographer.us $2,500 festspiele.ch $1,380
kühlschrank.eu $2,463 heilmethoden.de $1,380
snipes.co.uk $2,450 kolumbien.ch $1,380
hofstede.eu $2,450 oom.fr $1,380
touriseum.de $2,332 sagsdoch.de $1,380
glucosamina.it $2,208 scuolaestetica.it $1,380
meubelshop.nl $2,208 tsiinc.de $1,380
taxinet.nl $2,208 mycareercoach.de $1,377
onlinegrusskartenservice.de $2,139 fatburners.org.uk $1,343
armistice.fr $2,070 pinntafeln.de $1,311
aus.eu $2,070 only.es $1,242
enterpriseonline.in $2,070 financialtraining.co.uk $1,185
hfd.ch $2,070 starfire.co.uk $1,185
medidaprix.de $2,070 hochsoelden.eu $1,070
objets.fr $2,070 alquilare.es $1,035
seeschlösschen.de $2,070 asperger.nl $1,035
sites.ch $2,070 reifen123.de $1,035
vendis.de $2,070 reifen-123.de $1,035
verbouwing.be $2,070 sneltransport.nl $1,035
tarocchigratis.it $2,001 miningjobs.co.za $1,000
firemail.de $1,932 pearl.ws $1,000

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

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

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:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gay.xxx $500,000 Pvt Sale
2. Solicitors.org $10,000 Sedo
3. 5G.net $7,500 Sedo
4. Amazing.org $6,100 NameJet
5. Gartenmöbel.org (IDN) €4,165 = $5,748 Sedo
6. NoMore.org $5,000 Sedo
7. StickGames.org $4,900 Sedo
8. Msache.org $4,809 NameJet
9. Uwint.org $4,004 NameJet
10. CDF.net $4,000 AfternicDLS

11. SmartInvesting.org $3,588 AfternicDLS
12. Caser.net €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
13. DigitalNatives.net $3,288 AfternicDLS
14. iWellness.net $2,616 AfternicDLS
15. Mobile.pro $2,550 Sedo
16. OnlineBroker.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
17. Matratze.biz €1,750 = $2,415 Sedo
18. Primacom.org $2,388 AfternicDLS
19. CreateValue.org $2,300 AfternicDLS
20. WebTechnologies.net $2,188 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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 for CandlemakingSupplies.net

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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