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
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).
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
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
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,
DN Journal Top 20
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
€20,000 = $27,000
€10,000 = $13,500
€9,999 = $13,499
€9,600 = $12,960
€9,000 = $12,150
€8,000 = $10,800
€8,000 = $10,800
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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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:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
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:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,200
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.
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:
Code Top 20
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
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:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,007 - $3,000
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.
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:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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.
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
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.
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private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale
made through any channel. To contribute information and help make
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with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current
domain values. Richard
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in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
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