Numeric Domain Sale Ever Reported Reigns On This Week's Domain Sales
A blockbuster $525,000 sale of 11.com,
the largest numeric domain sale ever reported, crushed the
aftermarket competition this week to lead our latest all extension Top
20 Sales Chart. The monster deal was brokered by MediaOptions.com
(with help from Oliver Hoger) on behalf of seller T.J.
Demas, a noted numeric domain name investor. The new owner is
based in China.
Demas, who recently acquired 2400.com,
said he will use that domain in place of 11.com as an intuitive and
symbolic portal into the numerics-based landscape he's developing at
Regarding the significance of the number 2400 to him, Demas noted
that the year 2400 marks the beginning of the 25th century and
added, "the proceeds from the sale of 11.com will be
used to continue research and development into the most exceptional
of lie algebras first discovered in 1888, just 4 years after 25
nations represented at the International Prime Meridian Conference
divided the world into 24 time zones."
MediaOptions CEO Andrew Rosener also observed, "The
sale of 11.com was timely as it took place just two weeks before the
historic and arguably once-in-a-millennium date of 11/11/11.We anticipate that the traffic on this unique day in time
will be tremendous on 11.com."
Having raised the bar on numeric domain
prices with this sale, MediaOptions.com hopes to top it with another
domain they are brokering for Demas - 25.com. With respect to
that domain Rosener said, "we anticipate eventually setting a
new record for NN.com sales with a sale price exceeding $1
The .coms enjoyed their most
dominant outing of the year this week, sweeping 20 of 22 positions
on the Big Board (the extra two places resulting from a three-way
tie for the final spot). The first 13 names on the elite list are
all .coms including runner-up WhistleStop.com ($45,250
#3 Cocomo.com ($33,000 at Sedo)
and #4 TriSport.com ($30,000 at GoDaddyAuctions).
The only non .com domains earning
chart entries this week were #14 Solitaire.net, sold at Sedo
for $16,680, and #20 (tie) UBO.org, sold at
GoDaddyAuctions for $12,500. That left no room for the ccTLDs
- the first time all year that no country code domains are on the
all extension Top 20.
GoDaddyAuctions won the race among venues,
ringing up nine sales, one more than Sedo. The AfternicDLS
and Moniker/SnapNames also had multiple chart entries as each had a
hand in two top sales. The AfternicDLS worked with YummyNames
to sell #19 23rd.com for $14,300.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 17, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 23, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 26, 2011
O8.com (letter "O", number "8"
€12,000 = $16,680
£10,000 = $16,000
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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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.
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There were four more five-figure sales just
off the chart. The AfternicDLS moved FamilyTimeline.com
for $11,500 and OxfordBrand.com (on behalf of BrandButton.com)
for $10,000, while Sedo sold MinMin.com and Posteu.com
for €8,000 ($11,120) each.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLs led the four-figure .com
supporting cast with BespokeSoftware.com at $8,800
and Archetyp.com at $8,288. BHRT.com brought $8,000,
Dupray.com produced $6,600 and TTCP.com posted $6,400.
JoyDrop.com drew $6,000, RiseAndFall.com
fetched $5,490 and three others; JobsNetwork,com, Kokomo.com
and NoteMaker.com notched $5,000 apiece. CurrentData.com
kicked in $4,995 and TopStone.com cracked $4,600.
The AfternicDLS had 76 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
Back at Sedo SizeChart.com chalked up $8,000,
Parafarmaci.com dispensed $6,950 and TeamPool.com
made a $6,255 splash. AllAboutMobile.com connected
for $6,047, ADMSolutions.com added $5,560 and
two others; Feurer.com and WithUp.com went for $5,000
SpeedFitness.com spawned $4,995, View21.com
captured $4,800 and SaltLakeCityRestaurants.com served
up $4,706. Holiday4Two.com booked $4,500
and Promma.com provided $4,100.
Sedo had 39 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,800 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
Sedo also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames to sell
OHLA.com for $6,950.
The Moniker/SnapNames roster also included GayForIt.com
($7,556), Ischemia.com ($7,500) and TEEB.com
($5,250). NitroBlast.com blew up $4,500, BidetShop.com
banked $3,804 and GlueGun.com adhered to $3,800.
PanOptix.com pulled $3,000, Mov6.com
commanded $2,600 and two others; BeLightweight.com
and RapidMarine.com docked at $2,500 apiece. FlyingCross.com
contributed another $2,000.
YummyNames sold DomainWatch.com for $4,000
and racked up some additional sales through their partnerships,
including FANU.com ($4,277 with GoDaddyAuctions),
and Capital Benefits.com ($2,500) and MuscleShack.com
($2,350) with the AfternicDLS.
This was a very unusual week for the ccTLDs
as none cracked the five-figure barrier, a level this group
consistently breaches. That left the door open for eParking.co
to claim the lead position on our new Country
Code Top 20 Sales Chart with a $7,000 sale at Sedo. They
rang up the top three sales, including two that tied for the
runner-up spot; Moog.fr and OnlineLiga.de at $6,950
filled the #4 hole with HA.co.uk at $6,880 and also
scored with #6 Destiny.co.uk ($5,920) and #15 HenParties.co.uk
($3,544). Sedo claimed all of the remaining positions on the
As they so often do, the .de domains
(Germany's popular country code) took the most chart entries with
seven, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three.
France's .fr, Mexico's .mx and the European Union's .eu
each had a pair of places on the elite list.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending October 23:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 17, 2011 - Sun.
Oct. 23, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 26, 2011
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by DomainLore's $2,498
sale of Spanking.co.uk. They also sold PDA.co.uk ($2,400),
StudentLoan.org.uk ($2,002), HotelInLondon.co.uk
($1,376) and Maiden.co.uk ($1,042).
Back at Sedo, Grisbi.it grossed $2,433
while three others; e-Bijoux.fr, Muskelaufbau.eu and Piccolo.ch
chipped in $2,085 each.
Sedo had 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,000
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
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.
A pair of five-figure sales that you saw in
the all extension section above set the pace for the non .com gTLDs
this week. Those two; Solitaire.net ($16,680) and UBO.org
($12,500) fill the first two places on our new Non .Com gTLD
Top 20 Chart.
The #3 position goes to the highest sale you haven't
yet seen in this category, HealthCareInsurance.org at $7,000
via the AfternicDLS. Sedo rounded out the top five with Finish.org
at $5,000 and Synchrony.net at $4,875.
The race among extensions couldn't have been closer
this week. The .orgs wound up nipping the .nets by
taking 11 chart entries while the .nets claimed 10 (the extra
position resulted from a tie for the final spot).
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending October 23:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
17, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 23, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 26, 2011
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $1,995
sale of Fitness-Equipment.net. Their roster also included Schweizer-kredit.org
($1,390), Massanzuege.net ($1,251) and Energia-solar.net
($1,182). Felge.org added $1,112, Fernkurse.org
clicked for $1,043 and Ruletaenvivo.org generated $1,000.
Back at the AfternicDLS Earthmovers.net dug up $1,888,
VeteransOfAmerica.org attracted $1,788 and Tuku.net
nailed down $1,698.
The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Those are
listed in the table below.
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
The AfternicDLS also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames
to sell MindMattters.net for $1,688.
Moniker/SnapNames also gets credit for selling Ultra.org
for $1,855 and WOT.net for $1,006.
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
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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
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