of the Year's Ten Biggest Domain Sales Leads a Quartet of 6-Figure
Deals to the Top of This Week's Chart
The big boys came out to play this
week giving the domain aftermarket four six-figure sales, including
one that ranks among the ten biggest reported so
far this year. That is Look.com, a domain that Banks.com
sold to Quidsi Inc. for a cool $400,000 in a private
transaction. The sale was made public in an SEC Form
Three more sales breached the six-figure
barrier including #2 SUV.com, a name that sold
with an assist from broker Derek Giordano for $210,000 and #3 Solo.com which changed hands at Sedo.com
for $133,000 in a deal brokered by Dave Evanson.
Rounding out the fab four is 235.com at $100,000. DNBiz.com
brokered that sale for Domain King Rick Schwartz who has held
the numeric name since hand registering it back in 1998 for $70!
Some muscular five-figure sales also beefed up this week's all
extension Top 20 Sales Chart with that group led by #5 IQU.com
at $60,000 via NetGears.com.
The week's two biggest ccTLD sales followed; #6 Frage.de
at $48,300 and #7 GPS.de at $46,920. Sedo
handled both of those German country code sales and went on to claim eight chart
entries, more than any other venue.
One other ccTLD made the elite list and also landed
in the top ten. That was HuntingMoon.com's$25,000 sale of #10 (tie) Gay.co. HuntingMoon wound up
taking five places on the Big Board with sales made through their
recent online auction. #9 Matures.com headed their list at $30,000.
and Moniker/SnapNames were the only other venues with multiple chart
entries as they each scored twice. Nokta banked $22,900 for
#12 FriendsMeet.com and $19,500 for #14 CompressionSocks.com
while Moniker/SnapNames added #16 OrganicTea.com ($17,650) to
that huge SUV.com sale at #2.
missed our reporting deadline this week, but Justin Godfrey
Inc. let us know that Afternic's brokerage unit helped
him close the $10,000 sale of #19 (tie) MallPlaza.com
to the owners of MallPlaza.cl.
The .com's dominated this week's chart, taking 18 of the
21 entries (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the
final spot). With the ccTLDs taking the other three places that left
the non .com gTLDs out in the cold.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 24, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 2, 2011
€35,000 = $48,300
€34,000 = $46,920
€22,000 = $30,360
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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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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Sedo had a prominent role in the four-figure .com
supporting cast with Husman.com and Ice-Phone.com
at $9,000 each. Orthodontiste.com added $8,500,
CoreOnline.com landed $7,600 and Dalmore.com drew
Jabong.com brought another $7,000 while
Baufinanzierungsrechner.com captured $6,279 and
two others; DropMark.com and GenesisPower.com
generated $6,000 apiece. O2D.com kicked in $5,521
and SkinCareFacts.com fetched $5,488.
Sedo had 22 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at NoktaDomains SnowblowerParts.com
produced $9,000, LoveHolidays.com clocked in at $4,500,
VenteGros.com grabbed $3,850 and TemizlikFirmalari.com
landed at $2,200.
Moniker/SnapNames re-entered the fray with CustomerSource.com
($7,980), PremiumLife.com ($4,519) and MCNY.com
($4,500). SocialScience.com secured $3,800,
Elky.com corralled $2,800 and Nvbiao.com
MagicWins.com pulled $2,588 out of
its hat while COUB.com and Guanyinxiang.com
clicked for $2,500 each. Pharmaceris.com dispensed
$2,480, Adprox.com produced $2,300 and AAGames.com
commanded $2,250. GRSC.com sewed up $2,205
and CodeForge.com hammered out $2,101.
HuntingMoon added to their online auction take
with Pubes.com ($7,500) and three others; FratGuys.com,
NakedGuys.com and NakedMen.com at $5,000 apiece.
HotBody.com hauled in $3,000 and PrivateWebCams.com
Elsewhere Justin Godfrey of DIS
Inc. sold SmarterCity.com and SmarterCities.com
for $7,500 each while YummyNames
teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell BSUK.com for $3,500.
After having a rare off week with no five-figure
sales last week, the ccTLDS, as expected, rebounded this week with a
trio in that range including a pair that rank among the dozen
biggest country code sales of the year. Those two German domains; Frage.de
($48,300) and GPS.de ($46,920) lead our new Country
Code Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands at Sedo. Hunting
Moon's $25,000 sale of Gay.co rounds out the first
Sedo had the biggest ccTLD sales you haven't seen
yet (all .uk domains); #4 GolfInsurance.co.uk at $9,440,
#5 PhotoBooth.co.uk at $6,872 and #6 Dating.org.uk
at $6,250. The British domains had a big week piling up nine
of the 20 chart entries to lead all extensions while Sedo again led
all venues by claiming 17 places on the elite list.
NoktaDomains helped prevent a Sedo sweep by putting
two names in the top ten; #7 GlassTable.co.uk at $6,200
and #10 NameNecklace.co.uk at $5,400.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending October 30:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 24, 2011 - Sun.
Oct. 30, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 2, 2011
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all
but two of those with a list led by VintageClothing.co.uk
($2,560) and BalanceTransfers.us ($2,500). HomeInsulationGrants.co.uk
contributed $2,400 while OutletCity.gr and Szgedenken.de
delivered $2,070 each.
Sedo had 27 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
Elsewhere NoktaDomains sold GuitarTrader.co.uk
for $1,900 and DomainLore.co.uk
picked up $1,120 for PriceOfGold.co.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 had a woeful week, not
only finishing with no five-figure sales, but none even reached the
$5,000 mark - the first time that has happened all year. Certainly
not having AfternicDLS sales in before this week's deadline hurt
this category because that venue traditionally does well with this
group. Still, with all of the figures in except those from one
venue, it's unlikely this would have been a week to remember for the
non .com gTLDs.
With a weak field of competitors .infos were
able to take two of the first three places on our new Non .com
gTLD Top 20 Chart. #1 NFC.info changed hands for $4,750
while #3 Wicked.info went for $3,450. Sedo handled
both of those sales as well as the one sandwiched in between them,
#2 AEE.net at $3,999. Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the
20 chart entries.
Moniker/SnapNames managed to sneak into the first
five with #4 Spin.org at $3,400 and NoktaDomains had a
top ten entry with #10 Levante.net at $2,100. The .orgs
wound up having the most chart entries with nine, followed by the .nets
with seven. That left two spots for .info and one each for .pro
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending October 30:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
24, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 2, 2011
There were three more four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart. Sedo sold Vermogensbeheer.net
for $1,164 and Abogadosvalencia.net for $1,104 while
YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Psychic.biz
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.