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Five $50,000+ Sales Give Moniker/SnapNames Top Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

After a quartet of six-figure sales last week none broke free of five-figure gravity this week but there were more solid sales in that range than usual - almost enough to fill two Top 20 charts. Moniker/SnapNames led the charge, sweeping the first five spots on our latest all extension leader board with a quintet fronted by QuoteBaby.com at $89,965

Rounding out their fab five were Edens.com at $70,000, a pair of names at $60,000 each (eMedia.com and Write.com) and FijiIslands.com at $58,830. Moniker/SnapNames put three more names on the second half of the elite list to finish with eight charted domains, more than any other venue. 

UpMarketDNs.com also had a nice outing, placing four geodomains among the week's top ten reported sales. Blackburn.com, Leicester.com, Ulster.com and Wolverhampton.com went for $25,000 apiece there to tie for #7 on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo.com took control on the second half of the Big Board, piling up five of the final ten entries with a roster led by #11 Academi.com at $24,208. Sedo also accounted for the only ccTLD on this week's chart; #13 Done.co.uk at $23,000. The non .com gTLDs were also limited to one chart entry, that being the Moniker/SnapNames sale of #19 PolarBear.org at $17,825.

The only other venue with multiple chart entries was GoDaddyAuctions. They hit the daily double with #6 2800.com at $30,000 and #16 InspiredGiving.com at $20,000. NameJet also earned chart honors with #15 Sora.com at $21,300.

 Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 6:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. QuoteBaby.com $89,965 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Edens.com $70,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3.
tie
eMedia.com $60,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3.
tie
Write.com $60,000 Moniker/SnapNames
5. FijiIslands.com $58,830 Moniker/SnapNames
6. 2800.com $30,000 GoDaddyAuctions
7.
tie
Blackburn.com $25,000 UpMarketDNs
7.
tie
Leicester..com $25,000 UpMarketDNs
7.
tie
Ulster.com $25,000 UpMarketDNs
7.
tie
Wolverhampton.com $25,000 UpMarketDNs

 

11. Academi.com €17,800 = $24,208 Sedo
12. CommercialProperties.com $23,500 Moniker/SnapNames
13. Done.co.uk $23,000 Sedo
14. RealEstateLaw.com $21,500 Moniker/SnapNames
15. Sora.com $21,300 NameJet
16. InspiredGiving.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
17.
tie
EduBlogs.com $18,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Lanyard.com $18,000 Sedo
19. PolarBear.org $17,825 Moniker/SnapNames
20. Berrys.com $17,750 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 18 more five-figure sales off the chart led by a pair of $17,500 sales. Trademark Unlimited sold Bridge.co.za for that sum in a private transaction while Sedo moved HappyShop.com for the same amount. Sedo had six more at this level including NewCompany.com ($16,320), Etudiants.com ($15,640) and KPI.com ($15,075). Comparable.com added $15,000, HCT.com tallied $13,000 and CBonds.com earned $10,000. At the AfternicDLS Strapless.com attracted $16,000 while StarBright.com brought $10,000

GoDaddyAuctions piled up six more sales in this range led by HealthQuest.org ($13,000), AutomatedScoring.com ($12,000) and VacationFinder.com ($11,900). They sold three others; AbleBank.com, iWellness.com and JoinUp.com for $10,000 each. Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames banked $13,150 for NightOwl.com and NameJet notched $11,100 for Jiuzhuang.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/SnapNames led the four-figure .com supporting cast with OYeah.com at $9,760. PregnancyForum.com provided $8,750, Bangdan.com brought $7,002 and StartHub.com hauled in $6,500. BlackTomato.com tacked on $5,500, Alright.com returned $4,400 and Gamevicio.com gained $4,000

Also at Moniker/SnapNames, Xinbo.com zipped up $3,901, SmokeSignals.com drew $3,521 and Chillen.com chalked up $3,500. KeyRun.com rang up $3,268, Ododoc.com delivered $2,500 and UsedStuff.com stacked up $2,350. YellowNet.com yielded $2,100, FlaglerCounty.com clicked for $2,053 and Mingbao.com bagged $2,000

Back at Sedo Shopfitters.com shouldered $9,540, Latt.com landed $8,500 and ContentLocker.com secured $8,000. AffiliateTraffic.com attracted $7,155 while Euroestudios.com and Xeptor.com deposited $6,800 each

i60.com sold for $6,750, UKProperty.com produced $6,556 and MSX.com captured $6,100. GoPhone.com fetched $6,000, Citibet.com booked $5,508, BeautyWrap.com reaped $5,500 and ChinaLighting.com lit up $5,168

Sedo had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
indico.com $5,000   cloudftp.com $2,900
jet-group.com $4,896 cashmere-shop.com $2,720
kidsin.com $4,760 selbststaendige.com $2,720
marcheauxpuces.com $4,760 prepwork.com $2,600
bogey.com $4,755 lonar.com $2,550
commerciaux.com $4,216 marketmogul.com $2,500
YJA.com $4,012 vietshop.com $2,500
drvisit.com $4,000 topdream.com $2,250
cloudssl.com $3,790 linkies.com $2,200
strandbar.com $3,539 uabasketball.com $2,200
shichi.com $3,500 lingerie-femme.com $2,176
srsly.com $3,500 hotelsinfrance.com $2,040
coparents.com $3,400 edvardsen.com $2,000
diseo.com $3,000  

At NameJet, CWW.com commanded $9,100, UTT.com tallied $8,600 and eShield.com eclipsed $8,400. Shige.com cleared $8,015, PetZone.com penned in $7,601 and GiftsOnline.com greeted $7,300

WebWriter.com went for $6,100, Cryogen.com cracked $5,600 and STDTest.com revealed $4,804. Blindfolds.com and Conformer.com found $4,100 apiece and Everstone.com corralled $4,066

NameJet had 23 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
seaborne.com $3,800   bitsmart.com $2,700
faceboke.com $3,766 childseat.com $2,650
powerlight.com $3,700 buymed.com $2,600
sous.com $3,460 eprinters.com $2,600
powr.com $3,298 unnu.com $2,600
ventureclub.com $3,100 miamibeachflorida.com $2,599
youshan.com $3,100 energyacademy.com $2,501
sunhost.com $3,001 changxiu.com $2,500
carbonblack.com $3,000 hanyawanita.com $2,432
anred.com $2,900 gnmail.com $2,400
hauls.com $2,850 u56.com $2,001
nhtsa.com $2,800   

At the AfternicDLS ProChallenge.com chipped in $8,343, DAM.com cornered $6,500 and LaptopKeyboards.com connected for $5,500. Four others; FabSolutions.com, KCBBG.com, PoolTableFelt.com and WOYP.com posted $5,000 each

TapInc.com took in $4,688, SwissJobs.com clocked in at $4,588 and GameDayTickets.com dispensed $4,500. DowntownCasino.com raked in $4,488 and EcoCleanse.com scrubbed up $4,388

The AfternicDLS had 73 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
administrivia.com $4,000   duoworld.com $2,588
artplan.com $4,000 eatlessmeat.com $2,588
heavenlybeauty.com $3,988 rentalco.com $2,588
knighthawks.com $3,950 sweetbid.com $2,588
wellnesscommunity.com $3,788 benno.com $2,500
beautyessential.com $3,770 CAMCARD.com $2,500
federaldefenselawyers.com $3,750 endurancetraining.com $2,500
getbetternow.com $3,588 velorum.com $2,500
dealwarehouse.com $3,500 scholarium.com $2,488
medtrition.com $3,500 dvstyle.com $2,466
vialingua.com $3,500 johntower.com $2,388
businessinvietnam.com $3,488 playachiquita.com $2,388
trade2.com $3,488 schoolofyoga.com $2,388
liveinnanny.com $3,250 seaandski.com $2,388
littlesun.com $3,188 webpara.com $2,388
moodcast.com $3,188 startmakingsense.com $2,300
videri.com $3,188 ubeonline.com $2,250
zero-in.com $3,102 i-support.com $2,228
firstinvestmentbank.com $3,088 1crm.com $2,200
AirClassifier.com $3,000 itready.com $2,200
casinoblitz.com $3,000 peptv.com $2,200
computersavvy.com $3,000 digitalli.com $2,199
gotoasia.com $3,000 brightlearning.com $2,188
superbeta.com $3,000 houseofsounds.com $2,188
tutorialservices.com $3,000 blacktechnology.com $2,088
ultimateproposal.com $3,000 globalinvestmentcommunity.com $2,088
WirelessAlarmSystems.com $2,995 pirateprincess.com $2,088
hollywoodpitch.com $2,988 DailyWeightLoss.com $2,000
ahwllc.com $2,950 furnitureclinic.com $2,000
alloyservices.com $2,888 keydental.com $2,000
bbeat.com $2,800 nutcases.com $2,000
thebis.com $2,800 PersonalCommerce.com $2,000
mirrorframe.com $2,788 retaillocations.com $2,000
radiusinc.com $2,788 rugimports.com $2,000
shopkiosk.com $2,788 uniqueu.com $2,000
boomerbiz.com $2,588 wildernesssports.com $2,000
designaudit.com $2,588  

At UpmarketDNS.com StokeOnTrent.com and HomeCounties.com changed hands for $7,000 each while six others; Dunstable.com, ForestOfDean.com, HerneBay.com, Pennines.com, Runcorn.com and SouthendonSea.com went for $6,000 apiece

Elsewhere Optimo.com sold LuxeTravel.com for $5,000 while YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Taberna.com ($2,839) and IRDI.com ($2,800)

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Done.co.uk, the only ccTLD to make the all extension Top 20 chart you saw above, leads this week's Country Code Top 20 Chart with that $23,000 sale we told you about at Sedo. A nice South African ccTLD sale - Bridge.co.za at $17,500 in a private transaction - claimed the #2 spot with iDate.de rounding out the first three with an $8,160 sale at Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). Their roster included #4 Stock.tv at $7,500 and a pair of names that tied for #5; Elternwissen.de and Tweak.co.uk at $5,440 each

DomainLore.co.uk helped break up the Sedo monopoly with their sale of #17 Injury-Lawyers.co.uk at $3,341. .UK domains wound up taking five places on the elite list - one less than Germany's popular .de extension.

 Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending November 6:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Done.co.uk $23,000 Sedo
2. Bridge.co.za $17,500 Pvt Sale
3. iDate.de €6,000 = $8,160 Sedo
4. Stock.tv $7,500 Sedo
5.
tie
Elternwissen.de €4,000 = $5,440 Sedo
5.
tie
Tweak.co.uk €4,000 = $5,440 Sedo
7. Vendu.fr €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
8. PizzaFlyer.de €3,300 = $4,488 Sedo
9. David.me $4,200 Sedo
10. Voy.fr €3,000 = $4,080 Sedo

11. Villas.it £2,454 = $3,902 Sedo
12. Supergaz.de €2,800 = $3,808 Sedo
13. HealthPortal.ca $3,500 Sedo
14.
tie
Holidaysto.co.uk €2,500 = $3,400 Sedo
14.
tie
Jufa.eu €2,500 = $3,400 Sedo
16. Zahn-Klinik.de €2,499 = $3,399 Sedo
17. Injury-Lawyers.co.uk £2,101 = $3,341 DomainLore.co.uk
18. Feinschleifen.de €2,400 = $3,264 Sedo
19. Over50LifeInsurance.org.uk £2,000 = $3,180 Sedo
20.
tie
Casino-Enligne.fr $3,000 Sedo
20.
tie
LV.tv $3,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all of those. They banked $2,992 for Shift.fr, $2,856 for Restaurant-Pass.de and $2,720 each for Pingu.ch and Regiodate.nl.

Sedo had 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,020 to $2,448 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,448
aisin.cn $2,448   wanderschuh.de $1,496
ipsolutions.co.uk $2,385 zodiac.co.nz $1,387
queja.es $2,312 architectura.eu $1,360
bauklötze.de $2,040 chillum.co.uk $1,360
cinderella.ch $2,040 cork.it $1,360
liner.ch $2,040 kompany.de $1,360
geschenke-dresden.de $2,039 tecmedia-neuss.de $1,360
dc.la $2,000 hamburghotels.de $1,359
mothercare.md $2,000 lifta.ch $1,340
happycar.de $1,904 mobilefirst.de $1,333
go.fm $1,890 babyparking.it $1,292
wahlbuch.de $1,797 casinonet.de $1,224
creativenetwork.co.uk $1,789 eden.in $1,200
prodeoadvocaat.nl $1,618 fahrsilo.de $1,088
socialyse.fr $1,605 lampen-wittmann.de $1,088
jobsincardiff.co.uk $1,590 lifter.de $1,074
bek.co $1,500 mobilisiert.de $1,020
hao.tv $1,500 waterconditioners.co.uk $1,020
hbb.tv $1,500   

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)

After a horrid week last week (with all sales falling below $5,000), the non .com gTLDs bounced back this week with a pair of five-figure sales that lead our new Top 20 Chart for this category. Those were PolarBear.org, sold for $17,825 at Moniker/SnapNames, and HealthQuest.org at $13,000 via GoDaddyAuctions. 

The #3 slot went to Sedo for HotelReservation.net at $9,500 and the AfternicDLS rounded out the first four with Stonegate.net at $9,000. The AfternicDLS went on to claim seven chart entries, more than any other venue. 

The .nets won the race among extensions claiming 12 places on the elite list with .orgs taking the remaining eight. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending November. 6:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PolarBear.org $17,825 Moniker/SnapNames
2. HealthQuest.org $13,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. HotelReservation.net $9,500 Sedo
4. Stonegate.net $9,000 AfternicDLS
5. Matchbox.net $7,500 Sedo
6. DrugRehabTreatment.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
7. EssentialOils.net $5,257 Moniker/SnapNames
8. Bathroom.net $4,220 NameJet
9. Nutch.org $4,100 NameJet
10. Switch.net $3,655 NameJet

11. Phentermine.net $3,500 NameJet
12. WireFrames.org $3,125 Moniker/SnapNames
13. WineWorld.org $2,988 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
1Percent.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
Ehil.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
16. EgoWall.org $2,500 Domains90210.com
17. iPhoto.net $2,450 NameJet
18. SportingBet.net $2,400 AfternicDLS
19. TheArtist.org $2,388 AfternicDLS
20. GWCT.org $2,290 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the Moniker/SnapNames sale of RealEstateBrokers.net at $2,219. They also sold WCTRS.org for $2,001 and FiberOptic.net for $1,001

Back at the AfternicDLS Bizmatch.net notched $2,188, AdventureTV.net tuned in $2,000 and BusinessMBA.org earned $1,797

The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,758 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,758
citg.net $1,758   irad.net $1,200
antimony.net $1,750 gyre.net $1,188
bren.net $1,500 hgar.org $1,088
debtmasters.net $1,500 wlda.org $1,088
melander.net $1,488 administrivia.net $1,000
synergyweb.net $1,488 brainwaves.org $1,000
virtualbuilding.net $1,288 eltern.org $1,000
ccpe.net $1,200 ilibrary.net $1,000

At Sedo Roben.net returned $2,040, an IDN - Kopfhörer.net - drew $2,039 and two others; NCRE.org and Statt.net dispensed $2,000 each

Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,768 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,768
stitch.biz $1,768   schnupfen.org $1,156
weddingcatering.net $1,565 up2.net $1,150
kindergeld.org $1,467 o6.net $1,049
scores.info $1,428 bioidenticalhormones.org $1,025
chicagoautoinsurance.net $1,400 2help.org $1,020
koch.info $1,292 bedrijfskleding.net $1,020
fotze.org $1,210 zandvoort.biz $1,020
adult-dating.org $1,200 naxos.net $1,000

At NameJet the winners included Hi5.net ($1,500), FCP.org ($1,412) and NPD.net ($1,409). Rank.info reeled in $1,210 and TNB.net buttoned up $1,105

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Orca.org for $1,901.

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

 

*****

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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 Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

 

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