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Three Domain Sales Totaling $1.25 Million Top This Week's Chart With  ccTLDs Ringing Up Four of the Five Biggest Sales 

This was another very solid week for domain sales, including two of the year's top ten transactions as well as two of 2011's five biggest ccTLD sales. Leading the way was VU.com, a domain that changed hands in a private sale for $700,000, tying it for the 4th biggest sale reported so far this year. Mortgage Research Center, LLC acquired the domain from Canada's Virtual Universe Corporation in a deal first reported by Elliot Silver

The next four spots on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart all went to country code domains. Meet.me led the ccTLD charge with a massive $450,000 sale to the owners of MeetMe.com. The domain was sold by industry veterans Rick Schwartz, Michael Berkens and Ammar Kubba who had jointly purchased the name three years earlier for just $5,890 - proving yet again that opportunities still abound in the domain business. 

Meet.me is the second biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year and the 10th biggest sale in any extension. In another private transaction, #3 Local.ly (Libyan country code) was sold for $100,000 in a deal that is one of 2011's five biggest ccTLD sales. There is more to that deal than has been reported elsewhere. Lead gen whiz Braden Pollock of LegalBrandMarketing.com was the person who bought Local.ly for $100,000 but Braden immediately resold the domain for an undisclosed sum (I can tell you that Pollock moved the domain for more than he paid for it).

By Ron Jackson

Rounding out the first five on this week's Big Board are two more solid ccTLD sales handled by Sedo. They banked $40,000 for #4 Talk.tv and $27,000 for #5 Inutitive.it. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). Their haul included the chart's fifth country code entry; #19 LifeInsurance.me at $10,600

The non .com gTLDs have two representatives on the elite list; #10 BigTits.net, sold by HuntingMoon.com for $15,000, and #15 (tie) XVideos.org, a name that changed hands through Moniker/SnapNames for $12,000

The AfternicDLS was the only venue other than Sedo to ring up multiple chart entries. They teamed up with YummyNames to sell #8 Ironworkers.com for $17,000 and also moved #15 (tie) Swingtown.com for $12,000.

 Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 13:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 7, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 13, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VU.com $700,000 Pvt Sale
2. Meet.me $450,000 Pvt Sale
3. Local.ly $100,000 Pvt Sale
4. Talk.tv $40,000 Sedo
5. Intuitive.it €20,000 = $27,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Amati.com $20,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Roller.com $20,000 Sedo
8. Ironworkers.com $17,000 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
9. Ersatzteile.com $16,900 Sedo
10. BigTits.net $15,000 HuntingMoon

 

11. Medicinali.com €10,000 = $13,500 Sedo
12. Filth.com €9,999 = $13,499 Sedo
13. Security-Systems.com €9,600 = $12,960 Sedo
14. Cosmetiques.com €9,000 = $12,150 Sedo
15.
tie
Swingtown.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
XVideos.org $12,000 Moniker/SnapNames
17.
tie
Aron.com €8,000 = $10,800 Sedo
17.
tie
Dermatologikum.com €8,000 = $10,800 Sedo
19. LifeInsurance.me $10,600 Sedo
20.
tie
SuperiorGroup.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
VirtualPhone.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the four-figure.com supporting cast with BabyTown.com at $9,000 and also scored with TravelSeeker.com and two others at $8,000 each; EventUp.com and SteerClear.com

ContentAgency.com corralled $7,500, Hibernian.com brought $6,000 and GNEE.com cornered $5,888. Telefonanbieter.com kicked in $5,125, InnovationToday.com tacked on $4,988 and three others; ModernBed.com, SIPO.com and Survey123.com drew $4,800 apiece

The AfternicDLS had 78 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,588 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
choosedigital.com $4,588   storypirates.com $2,750
artstation.com $4,188 topweddings.com $2,750
nvgo.com $4,000 boogienation.com $2,688
StoreRatings.com $4,000 gigamine.com $2,588
dirtfinder.com $3,900 pionera.com $2,570
vastnetworks.com $3,679 snakecreek.com $2,521
cigarsunlimited.com $3,500 dreamkeeper.com $2,500
xaos.com $3,500 intellimortgage.com $2,500
jazzday.com $3,388 partybliss.com $2,500
jobyou.com $3,388 professionalpropertymanagement.com $2,500
ceostyle.com $3,288 retinagroup.com $2,500
wubie.com $3,288 tennisinstructors.com $2,500
devexchange.com $3,188 trackeverything.com $2,500
durhambusiness.com $3,188 Annuity123.com $2,495
lockin.com $3,188 homecargo.com $2,488
magicpools.com $3,188 weiltd.com $2,488
meetingpost.com $3,188 gpbusiness.com $2,412
leagueofchampions.com $3,100 vividworks.com $2,400
TRAVEL-ESCAPE.com $3,087 speedfreek.com $2,330
callplease.com $3,079 SWATCHTHIS.com $2,288
bankless.com $3,000 insideinvestor.com $2,250
hardanger.com $3,000 antimony.com $2,200
jajn.com $3,000 freshfuture.com $2,188
sbtech.com $3,000 minimarkt.com $2,144
biowellness.com $2,988 avsonline.com $2,100
toybay.com $2,988 globetouch.com $2,088
discountbling.com $2,888 seqr.com $2,088
instoreads.com $2,888 vastmarket.com $2,088
vstgroup.com $2,888 directionplus.com $2,058
delawarechiropractic.com $2,870 salesrehab.com $2,035
alpinehealth.com $2,800 dailyskin.com $2,021
asend.com $2,788 georgiagrown.com $2,000
clinicalgroup.com $2,788 internetjunkie.com $2,000
foundationforinnovation.com $2,788 liveall.com $2,000
lisae.com $2,788 mini1.com $2,000
wealthventures.com $2,788 moviebyte.com $2,000
esenses.com $2,777 pastavino.com $2,000
wzrb.com $2,760 retirementcentre.com $2,000
valuetext.com $2,751 teachingmaterials.com $2,000

Back at Sedo WowStuff.com went for $8,500, Cumbia.com buttoned up $8,235 and Jogan.com generated $7,500. Querius.com commanded $5,200, MoveJob.com earned $4,740 and LEDTube.com lit up $4,199

Casino.uk.com raked in $4,000, MarsTV.com tuned in $3,998 and Joybot.com bagged $3,700. Analyses.com and AutoReparatur.com returned $3,375 each while MediGrand.com grossed $3,240.

Sedo had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,200
distressedassets.com $3,200   telescopingladder.com $2,500
cizgifilmizle.com $3,150 doyen.com

$2,370

dangertv.com $3,000 tailme.com $2,300
modelfx.com $3,000 chezcolette.com $2,295
opinia.com $3,000 businessbureau.com $2,200
realestatenewyorkny.com $3,000 efinum.com $2,093
starpool.com $3,000 hfcs.com $2,093
pancaliente.com $2,750 m70.com $2,050
light-avenue.com $2,700 droido.com $2,000
tecmen.com $2,599 flowerly.com $2,000
biasboating.com $2,552 iranapps.com $2,000
cwch.com $2,500 narcononstonehawk.com $2,000
lessonbank.com $2,500 prontochargers.com $2,000
swissbrand.com $2,500  

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell DanceDay.com for $7,333 and IPCA.com for $6,000. Moniker/SnapNames sold GlissShop.com for $5,000, KraveGirls.com for $3,500 and two others; Paylasim.com and YeahTV.com for $2,000 apiece. Also, NowYo.com sold WikiRecords.com for $5,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

It was a great week for the country codes led by a pair of six-figure sales that rank among the year's ten biggest in this category - Meet.me ($450,000) and Local.ly ($100,000). Those two blockbusters and the three five-figure ccTLDs that joined them on the all extension Top 20 chart you saw above fill the first five spots on this week's Country Code Top 20 Chart. 

The biggest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are #6 Blogigo.de at $9,585 and #7 Flowers.me at $9,000. Sedo handled both of those sales and went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries. Todd Reum and NameSeller.co.uk teamed up to sell one of the few charted domains that eluded Sedo's grasp - #9 (tie) Hotel-Reservation.co.uk at $5,000

.ME had a big week with five chart entries, more than any other extension. Germany's .de was next with four while .co.uk and .tv had three each. The European Union's .eu scored twice with the remaining spots going to .ly (Libya), .it (Italy) and .nl (the Netherlands). 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending November 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 7, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 13, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Meet.me $450,000 Pvt Sale
2. Local.ly $100,000 Pvt Sale
3. Talk.tv $40,000 Sedo
4. Intuitive.it €20,000 = $27,000 Sedo
5. LifeInsurance.me $10,600 Sedo
6. Blogigo.de €7,100 = $9,585 Sedo
7. Flowers.me $9,000 Sedo
8. White.eu €5,600 = $7,560 Sedo
9.
tie
Gokkasten.eu €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
9.
tie
Hotel-Reservation.co.uk €5,000 = $6,750 Todd Reum/
NameSeller.co.uk

11. MM.tv $6,000 Sedo
12. Detox.me $5,900 Sedo
13. Gerland.de €4,165 = $5,623 Sedo
14. CampusLife.co.uk £3,500 = $5,530 Sedo
15. Baumkontrolle.de €3,600 = $4,860 Sedo
16. Welt.tv €3,400 = $4,590 Sedo
17. Bestattungsdienst.de €3,300 = $4,455 Sedo
18. Ontdek.nl €3,000 = $4,050 Sedo
19. Football.me $3,966 Sedo
20. CheapCarInsuranceForYoungDrivers.co.uk £2,495 = $3,942 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but four of those with a list that included Vodka.me ($3,900), Pix.me ($3,667) and Comer-See.de ($3,591). They also sold iBet.es for $3,510, Fitness.me for $3,277 and Oui,.ch for $3,240

Sedo had 75 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,007 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,007 - $3,000
build.eu $3,000   livekitchen.co.uk $1,390
engineerjobs.co.za $3,000 hnd.fr $1,350
regionalfenster.de $2,970 o0.de $1,350
jetzt-überweisen.de $2,812 pal.us $1,350
baseball.me $2,800 protunes.co.uk $1,350
onlineagentur.at $2,759 kaufhaus-hamburg.de $1,337
bild-auf-leinwand.de $2,700 acad.ch $1,330
dozenten.de $2,700 weinwissen.ch $1,330
inventures.eu $2,700 bienau.de $1,283
veloelectrique.fr $2,700 uber.co $1,250
chicago.me $2,601 verzekeringvergelijken.nl $1,242
economía.es $2,565 ssolar.de $1,215
dentist.me $2,500 celebrity.me $1,199
seoindia.co.in $2,500 airline.ph $1,185
groupin.co.uk $2,368 phantasiereisen.de $1,149
ayurveda-online.de $2,363 arbeitsvermittlung24.de $1,148
mediathek.eu $2,363 conversionrateoptimierung.de $1,148
flowershops.co.uk $2,165 shdsl.de $1,138
tax.me $2,150 aldente.co.uk $1,106
lovecard.co.uk $2,133 fyfe.de $1,080
nsi.it $2,025 gardaseecamping.de $1,080
takim.de $2,012 muenster.eu $1,080
livinglist.com $2,000 vroniplag.de $1,080
seoexperts.co.uk $1,975 telepienso.es $1,079
shytobuy.es $1,895 my-schlüsseldienst.de $1,073
gfw.eu $1,823 spring.me $1,059
ox.tv $1,800 first.me $1,051
jahresringe.de $1,755 wealth.me $1,050
euro-investor.de $1,754 lor.in $1,035
ksl.us $1,688 gronden.eu $1,013
smsblaster.de $1,688 leica-geosystems.tw $1,013
scores.me $1,675 portrait-zeichnen.de $1,013
kinderevents.de $1,607 remor-dachhaken.de $1,013
vintage.de $1,593 skillgames.de $1,013
chinese.me $1,550 white.bz $1,013
bobo.tv $1,500 wickelauflagen.de $1,013
eden.co $1,500 1.gg $1,007
vitamins.me $1,402   

Elsewhere DomainLore.co.uk sold Wales.org.uk for $2,781 and two others; LRS.co.uk and Wives.co.uk for $1,501 each while NetFleet.com.au sold WS.com.au for $1,556

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)

A pair of five-figure sales (that you saw on the all extension chart at the top of this report) set the pace for the the non .com gTLDs this week. Three sales you haven't seen yet round out the first five on our new non. com gTLD Top 20 Chart. Those are #3 SRMG.net ($5,000 at the AfternicDLS), #4 SEOMarketing.net ($4,750 at Sedo) and two names tied for #5 - Brillen.org and Schaeffler.info ($4,725 each at Sedo). 

The .nets had a dominant outing, piling up 14 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). The .orgs were held to five places this week with the .infos picking up the other two. 

In the race among venues, Sedo came out on top with a dozen charted domains. The AfternicDLS also had a strong outing with seven. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending November 13:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 7, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 13, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 16, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BigTits.net $15,000 HuntingMoon
2. XVideos.org $12,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3. SRMG.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
4. SEOMarketing.net $4,750 Sedo
5.
tie
Brillen.org €3,500 = $4,725 Sedo
5.
tie
Schaeffler.info €3,500 = $4,725 Sedo
7. Modularity.net $4,132 Sedo
8. WorldSoccer.net $3,988 AfternicDLS
9. InternationalSEO.net $3,000 Sedo
10. Kroatien-Reisen.net €2,000 = $2,700 Sedo

11.
tie
OutdoorAdvertising.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
Pils.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
SecureZone.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
ForexStars.net $2,500 Sedo
14.
tie
Formally.org $2,500 Sedo
16. Dermatologue.org €1,765 = $2,383 Sedo
17. Bologna.info €1,760 = $2,376 Sedo
18. Formed.net $2,325 AfternicDLS
19. Strata.org $2,150 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
China-Travel.net $2,000 Sedo
20.
tie
CloudMail.net $2,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were more than two dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $1,974 sale of Christmas.info. Their list also included Amora.net ($1,620) and four others at $1,500 apiece; China-Tour.org, InCall.org, Resize.net and Rollover.info

Solastrom.org added $1,283, Bars.info served up $1,250 and ButterflyEffect.org fetched $1,199. Corbata.net notched another $1,100 and Finanznachrichten.org returned $1,079.

At the AfternicDLS TheToolbox.org contained $1,850, MedicalMassage.org made $1,788 and Deesse.net nabbed $1,688. YourFamily.net connected for $1,588, Doble.org drew $1,500 and ImageMedia.net attracted $1,388. SCES.net contributed $1,316 while eParking.net and SoftwareMarket.net sold for $1,288 each.

Kompany.net and LightIt.net ignited $1,188 apiece, InTraining.org tallied $1,088 and two others; JobsToday.org and NINU.org yielded $1,000 each. The AfternicDLS also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames to sell ScienceOnline.net at $1,300. Moniker/SnapNames posted another $1,354 for Peng.org

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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