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A Trio of Six-Figure Sales Sets the Pace in Another Busy Week for the Domain Aftermarket

Domain buyers were out in force this past week, ringing up more than two dozen reported sales at five figures or more. Three of those cracked the six-figure mark, led by a pair of sales at GoDaddyAuctions - #1 PokerBonus.com at $110,508 and #2 Lela.com at $100,463. The Toby Clements Newsletter completed the six-figure triumvirate with SideEffects.com at $100,000. That domain had been acquired in a private sale last March for just $40,000. That kind of ROI is bound to make this a Merry Christmas for the seller! 

Sedo produced four of the top ten sales and wound up with six places on the Big Board, tying GoDaddyAuctions for the most charted domains. The Sedo roster was led by #4 LiveCloud.com at $92,000

Rounding out the top five was Orangefield.com at $75,000. That was one of three domains, totaling $113,000, sold by Denver investor Brian Wick this week. All three earned places on the elite list, including #10 RunningOutlet.com at $25,000 and #16 (tie) KitchenInc.com at $13,000

By Ron Jackson

There were a lot of interesting twists and turns in the Orangefield.com negotiations. Wick said the buyer's opening offer was just $3,000. He countered at $75,000. The buyer told him he would never get even 10% of what he was asking. Wick told them, "Maybe not, but that doesn't mean I have to sell it!" 

They went back in forth with the buyer steadily increasing their offer. At one point Wick came down to $60,000 but when the buyer changed tactics and threatened to try to take the domain through a UDRP, Wick, refusing to be bullied and knowing he was on solid legal ground, called their bluff and made them pay for it by returning to his original $75,000 price. He refused to budge from that point on and they wound up paying the full price. In the end, Wick said both parties wound up happy (though I have to feel his smile was bit broader than theirs). 

In another private sale, Richard Prill of Domainiacs.com sold #14 (tie) YouBetPoker.com for $14,000 to the company that runs Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby

The .coms had a dominating performance this week, sweeping 18 of the 20 places on the leader board. Only one ccTLD and one non .com gTLD managed to break up  the .com monopoly. The country code sale was one of the year's 20 best in that category. That was #6 Krant.nl (a term  that refers to a periodical, like a magazine or newspaper, in Dutch). Sedo sold the domain for $46,900. The lone non .com gTLD entry was #14 (tie) Corporation.net, a name that Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com sold for $14,000

Also earning chart honors this week were the AfternicDLS with a pair of Top 20 sales and  HuntingMoon.com with one. Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 4:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 4, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PokerBonus.com $110,508 GoDaddyAuctions
2. Lela.com $100,463 GoDaddyAuctions
3. SideEffects.com $100,000 Toby Clements
Newsletter
4. LiveCloud.com $92,000 Sedo
5. Orangefield.com $75,000 Pvt Sale
6. Krant.nl
("magazine" in Dutch)
€35,000 = $46,900 Sedo
7. Clippings.com $26,000 Sedo
8. MyCrush.com $25,710 Sedo
9. Sawblade.com $25,116 GoDaddyAuctions
10. RunningOutlet.com $25,000 Pvt Sale

 

11. AppEmpire.com $22,604 GoDaddyAuctions
12. PeepingTom.com $20,000 HuntingMoon
13. Atavist.com $16,576 GoDaddyAuctions
14.
tie
Corporation.net $14,000 DomainMarket
14.
tie
YouBetPoker.com $14,000 Pvt Sale
16.
tie
BonnieAndClyde.com $13,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
KitchenInc.com $13,000 Pvt Sale
18. CardiffAirport.com $12,995 Sedo
19. ParkModelHomes.com $12,696 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddyAuctions
20. EnergySwitch.com $12,500 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 eight more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for five of those; BanqueEnligne.com ($12,060), AudioBox.com ($12,000), Talko.com ($10,050) and a pair at $10,000 each - AllRates.com and Philanthropy.net.

The AfternicDLS sold Shapewear.co.uk for $12,265 and GoldenPoint.com for $11,850 and GoDaddyAuctions.com moved Boomeranger.com for $10,046

.Com Supporting Cast

The four-figure .com supporting cast was led by GoDaddyAuctions' $9,795 sale of AmericanFarms.com. They also sold ComponentSearch.com and Ridefox.com for $9,042 each and added $8,841 for MirrorPics.com

NameJet just missed the five figure mark with Aera.com at $9,700. They also sold ERX.com for $7,100 and ESIC.com for $5,711

At Sedo SubscriptionEconomy.com captured $9,500 while Lexcorp.com and GreenTarget.com hit $9,000 apiece. MCams.com clicked for $6,700, Bluedio.com brought $5,360 and six others were in a logjam at $5,000 each. That group included Brilia.com, FTP2.com, IncreaseSpermVolume.com, Oogoo.com, Prodject.com and Rapidity.com

Sedo had 28 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,899 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,899
cordbank.com $4,899   ninafashion.com $2,999
krugernationalpark.com $4,840 centigo.com $2,750
casinov.com $4,750 alubox.com $2,680
myfit.com $4,750 socialmediaoptimisation.com $2,680
healthypages.com $4,710 anglerapproved.com $2,250
fiabhf.com $4,690 classiccarstereos.com $2,250
medicaltourisminsurance.com $3,750 club500.com $2,211
evrythng.com $3,500 assurancesanté.com $2,010
livearena.com $3,500 teleassistance.com $2,010
autoteile-24.com $3,350 bespokecollection.com $2,000
cntrl.com $3,350 callmyagent.com $2,000
m62.com $3,140 codely.com $2,000
bestfreeapps.com $3,000 federalfirearmslicense.com $2,000
conwayrealestate.com $3,000 lvrealty.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS XLPlay.com plucked $9,130, TheSafeChoice.com chalked up $6,400 and NNQ.com kicked in $6,251. GreenerEveryday.com grossed $6,160 while SiteReviews.com and ViewYou.com yielded $6,000 each

PilatesChallenge.com posted $5,500, WPForum.com fetched $4,988 and Geometrix.com generated $4,730. FourSevens.com secured $4,500, Inventif.com commanded $4,388, Boardmasters.com bagged $4,350 and DSLPro.com provided $4,290

The AfternicDLS had 93 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,088 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
cbkn.com $4,088   thermalstorage.com $2,624
perfectcouples.com $3,788 sportangel.com $2,521
used-vehicles.com $3,788 ecsys.com $2,500
bakonline.com $3,666 erp9.com $2,500
lifeguardsecurity.com $3,600 investigatoreprivato.com $2,500
pitstops.com $3,588 judaicaart.com $2,500
CPYG.com $3,500 midonline.com $2,500
guardianmanagement.com $3,500 MPLSSERVICEPROVIDER.com $2,500
securityoutlet.com $3,500 theupgrade.com $2,500
supermotos.com $3,500 dailymood.com $2,492
vamm.com $3,500 artthings.com $2,488
gateinc.com $3,499 ecotracker.com $2,488
chocolateville.com $3,488 kidsplaza.com $2,488
amaterra.com $3,474 localretailers.com $2,488
teamoutlet.com $3,450 lotterygroup.com $2,488
schuhladen.com $3,388 automaxusa.com $2,430
dotjoy.com $3,288 orthoarts.com $2,388
citnow.com $3,280 rewardsurvey.com $2,388
espirito.com $3,200 hardtofindgifts.com $2,345
onlineautoparts.com $3,200 metapher.com $2,340
greenlisting.com $3,188 dezenove.com $2,329
intopay.com $3,188 filmcinema.com $2,300
seniorreport.com $3,188 testmynetwork.com $2,288
electiontracker.com $3,088 mentallyfit.com $2,244
cile.com $3,000 sproducts.com $2,166
olasz.com $3,000 visionmind.com $2,149
skma.com $3,000 cancerstore.com $2,100
myendorsements.com $2,999 jammedup.com $2,100
aidltd.com $2,988 catalystforchange.com $2,088
cochoice.com $2,988 oliverjackson.com $2,088
inthelab.com $2,988 real-market.com $2,088
secondhelping.com $2,988 styleyou.com $2,088
ICRUISE.co.com $2,950 theearringtree.com $2,088
goodluckcharms.com $2,900 weatherwarn.com $2,088
thekjvbible.com $2,900 youdiscover.com $2,088
newacademy.com $2,888 conservationcorp.com $2,021
schoolofsuccess.com $2,888 caainc.com $2,000
smalldeals.com $2,870 designeducation.com $2,000
selvas.com $2,869 healthsurance.com $2,000
waterinstitute.com $2,800 hiriart.com $2,000
flinspach.com $2,788 hwdp.com $2,000
isources.com $2,750 motorgenius.com $2,000
usaseeds.com $2,750 tailoredsoftware.com $2,000
alwaysmoney.com $2,688 thelearningcentre.com $2,000
creativebonds.com $2,688 valetairportparking.com $2,000
lovethefit.com $2,688 wiwu.com $2,000
trainplus.com $2,688  

At Moniker/SnapNames XNS.com closed at $6,500, Acorne.com cracked $5,149 and Maslabel.com landed $3,500. MobileStudio.com distributed $3,000 while BankOfMo.com and Women2.com went for $2,000 apiece

At NoktaDomains Anoni.com nabbed $6,500, Z7S.com cornered $5,929 and DataDestruction.com devoured $5,500. TravelScandinavia.com scooped up $4,500, HostalesBaratos.com booked $3,475, Kreditkartekostenlos.com clicked for $3,000 and RibbonStickers.com adhered to $2,575.

At  YummyNames FreshMoves.com made $3,000. They also teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell CalibrationExpert.com ($2,477) and SilkStory.com ($2,000) and with GoDaddyAuctions to move ConservationCorporation.com for $2,077.

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com rang up $2,000 for RawFire.com.  

Country Codes

A pair of five-figure sales led the charge for the ccTLDs this week. Krant.nl ("magazine in Dutch) at $46,900 and Shapewear.co.uk at $12,265 fill the top two spots on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo handled the Krant.nl sale while the AfternicDLS logged the latter. 

Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries including #3 Archetypes.me at $8,000. NoktaDomains was the only venue to ring up multiple chart entries. They hit  the trifecta with a trio led by #4 AutoBulbs.co.uk at $7,887. Rounding out the first five is MyWebsite.co.uk, a name that changed hands at Sedo for $7,772

In a nice .TV sale on the top half of the leader board, Vito from DomainSales.tv sold #7 Concrete.tv through Sedo for $6,500. NetFleet.com.au was one of the few that broke Sedo's stranglehold on the chart. The scored with #11 Black.com.au at $5,001

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 4:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 4, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Krant.nl
("magazine" in Dutch)
€35,000 = $46,900 Sedo
2. Shapewear.co.uk $12,265 AfternicDLS
3. Archetypes.me $8,000 Sedo
4. AutoBulbs.co.uk $7,887 NoktaDomains
5. MyWebsite.co.uk €5,800 = $7,772 Sedo
6. MyStory.me $7,000 Sedo
7. Concrete.tv $6,500 Sedo
8. Videomakler.de €4,760 = $6,378 Sedo
9. 649.de €4,500 = $6,030 Sedo
10. Jeux.eu $6,000 Sedo

11. Black.com.au $5,001 NetFleet.com.au
12.
tie
Autozentrum.de €3,500 = $4,690 Sedo
12.
tie
StreetOne.ch €3,500 = $4,690 Sedo
14. CombiBoilers.co.uk $4,000 NoktaDomains
15. OnlineStorage.co.uk $3,600 NoktaDomains
16.
tie
4Free.de €2,500 = $3,350 Sedo
16.
tie
Dyrehuset.no €2,500 = $3,350 Sedo
16.
tie
Tourismusumfrage.de €2,500 = $3,350 Sedo
19. Up.ly $3,200 Sedo
20. P-Konto.de €2,380 = $3,189 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 the vast majority of those including KitchenDesign.co.uk at $3,132 and Decoration.gr at $3,082. Wirtschaftsberater.de delivered $3,015 and an IDN, Restaurantführer.de, returned $2,814

Sedo had 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,680 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,680
gox.eu $2,680   title.us $1,488
haug.at $2,546 u.pe $1,481
blitzschach.de $2,545 commentdevenirriche.fr $1,340
beyond.ch $2,479 lie.fr $1,340
luckyplanet.de $2,479 logbook-loans.co.uk $1,340
healthcare.me $2,049 rendito.de $1,340
beautyguide.at $2,010 archeo.it $1,273
eclectique.fr $2,010 bientrouver.fr $1,273
metis.de $2,010 skiresort.nl $1,273
pistoletpeinture.fr $2,010  trucks4u.de $1,273
fixmyboiler.co.uk $1,884 flyer-erstellen.de $1,242
sailbox.de $1,875 webfuel.co.uk $1,209
exam.me $1,851 reviews.me $1,150
chocolatnoir.fr $1,675 fertighaus-24.de $1,072
permisdeconstruire.fr $1,608 hotels-bali.de $1,071
finum.de $1,595 zettelwirtschaft.de $1,005
e-clinic.co.uk $1,562 arlafood.co.in $1,000
company.me $1,550 justcloud.co.uk $1,000
romance.me $1,550   

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold CCI.us for $2,500, Autogott.de for $1,650 and ProBoxing.us for $1,200. NetFleet.com.au moved Velocity.com.au ($2,302), EG.com.au ($2,001) and BuildingInspection.com.au ($1,524). DomainLore.co.uk got $2,200 for UKPaydayLoans.co.uk and NoktaDomains deposited $2,000 for PrivateHouseSaales.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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

Like the ccTLDs, the non .com gTLDs were led by a pair of five-figure sales this week; #1 Corporation.net ($14,000 at DomainMarket.com) and #2 Philanthropy.net ($10,000 at Sedo).  Sedo had four of the top six entries on our new Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart, scoring with a group including #3 Notaire.org at $6,432.

The AfternicDLS staged a late rally to tie Sedo for the most chart entries overall as each wound up with eight places. Heading Afternic's roster was #6 Capitalists.org at $4,788. One other venue, Moniker/SnapNames, also had multiple chart entries. They scored twice with #10 EastGame.net ($3,209) and #14 TopOfBlogs.org ($2,563)

The .nets easily won the race among extensions, sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. .Org claimed the remaining five. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 4:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 4, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Corporation.net $14,000 DomainMarket
2. Philanthrophy.net $10,000 Sedo
3. Notaire.org €4,800 = $6,432 Sedo
4. Amtel.net €3,900 = $5,226 Sedo
5. Medicinali.net $5,000 Sedo
6. Capitalists.org $4,788 AfternicDLS
7. OnlineAccreditedColleges.net $4,000 Sedo
8. Psychologue.net $3,500 AfterncDLS
9. Lico.net $3,420 AfternicDLS
10. EastGame.net $3,209 Moniker/SnapNames

11. ULink.org $2,888 AfternicDLS
12. PayHub.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
13. Perle.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
14. TopOfBlogs.org $2,563 Moniker/SnapNames
15. AirlineTicket.net $2,501 NameJet
16. Finanziert.net €1,590 = $2,131 Sedo
17. BusinessLawFirm.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
PortugalProperties.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Sunsea.net $2,000 Sedo
20. FitnessStudio.org $1,997 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 AfternicDLS sale of Dreambuilder.org for $1,988. They also sold JetShop.net ($1,888), VCHS.net ($1,822) and CPSH.org ($1,814)

The AfternicDLS had 27 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,788. Those are all listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,788
smartrun.net $1,788   carezone.org $1,288
mobiledevelopers.net $1,600 mindfull.net $1,288
2real.net $1,588 thefutureisnow.org $1,288
artlovers.org $1,588 wisn.net $1,215
corvi.net $1,550 americanpromise.org $1,188
carecentral.org $1,500 politicalcorruption.org $1,124
keepwarm.net $1,500 lifestylesolutions.net $1,100
youlook.net $1,488 uppercrust.net $1,100
admanager.net $1,400 redrocket.net $1,050
koreanfood.org $1,388 arborists.org $1,000
oceanoasis.net $1,354 carecentral.net $1,000
openuniverse.net $1,354 catholicshrines.org $1,000
lestar.net $1,350 toleranz.net $1,000
carezone.net $1,288  

At NameJet Basketballs.org swished $1,950, Backups.org banked $1,619, SBM.net nailed $1,550 and TAJ.org added $1,309

Back at Sedo the winners included Degree-Online.net ($1,876), Inove.net ($1,735) and GDI.info ($1,675). Mention.net made $1,599, FancyDress.org donned $1,567 and Media24.net found $1,206. Uhrmacher.info feasted on $1,045 while CheapestTextbooks.org and FFLLicense.org levied $1,000 each

At Moniker/SnapNames JoyceMeyers.org sold for $1,750 and ClarusInitiative.org clicked for $1,265.

Meanwhile NoktaDomains picked up $1,400 for WirelessHomeSecurity.net

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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