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Two-Letter .Com Changes Hands for Six Figures to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Moniker/SnapNames completed a $124,975 sale of QX.com to take the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. QX.com becomes one of seven two-letter .com domains that have earned places on our Year to Date Top 100 Sales Chart. Those seven rare ultra-short domain names sold for prices ranging from $80,000 (for TZ.com last February) to a whopping $700,000 for VU.com last month. 

QX.com easily outdistanced this week's runner-up, #2 Makassar.com at $40,000 via Sedo. Sedo also took the third spot with HeartOfLove.com at $39,000 and went on to pile up 14 of the 24 chart entries. The extra places at the table resulted from a seven-way tie for the final position. 

The AfternicDLS also had a very strong outing, ringing up six charted sales, including three of the week's top ten. Their roster was led by #4 Calculatrice.com at $30,200 and they also had the only non .com gTLD sale on the Big Board, #9 ASZ.net at $12,888

By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs fared much better than their non .com gTLD counterparts, earning six places on the elite list - all of those handled by country code sales king Sedo. A pair of British domains led the ccTLD charge; #7 LittleHouse.co.uk at $15,400 and #11 GainingWeight.co.uk at $12,320. Another notable country code sale was #15 (tie) CoinFlip.it (Italian ccTLD) at $10,400. That domain had been acquired through Sedo just last March for $1,390, giving the seller a ten-fold increase on their investment with this resale.

Moniker/SnapNames joined Sedo and the AfternicDLS as the only venues with multiple chart entries. They added #5 OffTheGrid.com ($30,175) to their chart-topping sale of QX.com. HuntingMoon.com also earned chart honors with #18 (tie) Swapping.com at $10,000.

One buyer,  Bill McClure of Coffee.org, wound up purchasing two charted domains. He got #12 (tie) FlowerOrder.com for $11,000 through BuyDomains (part of the AfternicDLS) and #18 (tie) WJM.com for $10,000 in a private transaction. 

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 11:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 5, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 11, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 14, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. QX.com $124,975 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Makassar.com $40,000 Sedo
3. HeartOfLove.com €30,000 = $39,000 Sedo
4. Calculatrice.com $30,200 AfternicDLS
5. OffTheGrid.com $30,175 Moniker/SnapNames
6. iBud.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
7. LIttleHouse.co.uk £10,000 = $15,400 Sedo
8. EasyCareOnline.com $13,000 Sedo
9. ASZ.net $12,888 AfternicDLS
10. XNG.com €9,900 = $12,870 Sedo

 

11. GainingWeight.co.uk £8,000 = $12,320 Sedo
12.
tie
FlowerOrder.com $11,000 Pvt Sale
12.
tie
ShopFittings.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
14. TopOilField.com $10,825 Sedo
15.
tie
CentreCommercial.fr €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
15.
tie
CoinFlip.it €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
15.
tie
Scandinavia.se €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
18.
tie
DJ.fm $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
IASO.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
KYC.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
OnlineMastersPrograms.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Swapping.com $10,000 HuntingMoon
18.
tie
WJM.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
WorldOfFun.com $10,000 AfternicDLS

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

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with Hotels1.com at $9,100 and also scored with  PlayaEspiritu.com at $8,000. Creativ.com and ClippingPath.com provided $7,800 each while WPMUDev.com was purchased by the owners of the .org for $7,500

QADE.com and Room18.com booked $7,000 apiece while LiveFootballTV.com tuned in $6,700. Turboned.com tallied $5,850, MiamiMattress.com made $5,750 and FinanceHouse.com fetched $5,390. Thermio.com added $5,250 and Brick-Design.com brought $5,199

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 - $5,000
gratisapps.com $5,000   limited-edition.com $2,599
newsia.com $5,000 j-a-e.com $2,500
pontapora.com $4,225 spireon.com $2,500
beautycounter.com $4,000 nutritionniste.com $2,444
crescendomusic.com $3,950 autoflipper.com $2,340
teambooks.com $3,900 comod.com $2,340
uandi.com $3,250 myaddy.com $2,283
neocampus.com $3,000 eskimmo.com $2,210
voedingssupplementen.com $2,860 apendo.com $2,200
howtomakeyourhairgrowfaster.com $2,800 transcribeme.com $2,200
backyard-stuff.com $2,750 carhireturkey.com $2,000
misy.com $2,750 e-funeral.com $2,000
autozentrum.com $2,600 namemaster.com $2,000
vivomobile.com $2,600 skoodle.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS ParkHere.com posted $8,850 while WorldIntelligence.com and NetImpact.com notched $7,500 each. ResortCottages.com returned $7,000, TomatoWorld.com tasted $6,488 and two others; Odean.com and RateChecker.com chalked up $6,000 apiece

Connexxions.com clicked for $5,555, CarolinaAutoSales.com braked at $5,500 and OopsTV.com attracted $5,477. WAFM.com and RendezvousResort.com drew $5,400 apiece

The AfternicDLS had 79 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
HangingLights.com $5,000   excelsiorgroup.com $2,700
premiumrewards.com $5,000 kamigata.com $2,700
urbanharvest.com $5,000 awesomegroup.com $2,688
virtuosi.com $5,000 nightlifeworld.com $2,688
xwall.com $5,000 vytl.com $2,680
yovideo.com $4,950 siltek.com $2,600
leisuregolf.com $4,888 dalianwan.com $2,592
leatherpurses.com $4,500 topicz.com $2,588
politicallydirect.com $4,488 triteam.com $2,588
factsfigures.com $4,188 syncHR.com $2,530
tgds.com $4,000 openauctions.com $2,520
politicalreview.com $3,688 gamecouncil.com $2,510
shopforfun.com $3,688 openstacks.com $2,500
mixn.com $3,600 sandplay.com $2,500
intelligentcontrol.com $3,588 gridwork.com $2,488
borna.com $3,500 nametown.com $2,466
hopefulmonster.com $3,500 californiaresources.com $2,388
worldconcrete.com $3,500 snapprints.com $2,388
ecomotor.com $3,488 travelkick.com $2,388
blancnoir.com $3,388 buyservers.com $2,190
workinghands.com $3,388 forbrands.com $2,188
lehmer.com $3,250 french-food.com $2,100
accessorycentral.com $3,188 appliedbiology.com $2,088
cinehaus.com $3,188 cruachan.com $2,088
getolder.com $3,188 harborvacation.com $2,088
skymessage.com $3,188 homedazzle.com $2,088
vidwall.com $3,188 supplytrain.com $2,088
asianrx.com $3,088 andstyle.com $2,000
oceaninfo.com $3,088 colourdiamonds.com $2,000
signaturerealestate.com $3,044 ecumenics.com $2,000
savingscity.com $3,010 experiencetechnology.com $2,000
extremeresults.com $3,000 fireplan.com $2,000
futuredevelopment.com $3,000 freshtart.com $2,000
justice4u.com $3,000 impexp.com $2,000
threestories.com $3,000 keepingitlocal.com $2,000
contaqt.com $2,988 localpad.com $2,000
monvillage.com $2,988 pacifictrails.com $2,000
successfulyou.com $2,988 ramani.com $2,000
sapia.com $2,850 simplestaffing.com $2,000
collegerunway.com $2,788  

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames to sell ArtOfMemory.com for $2,088

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames moved several more on their own including Lowongan.com ($7,500), Baluba.com ($4,500) and HomeEscape.com ($4,000). UrbanExpression.com produced $3,950, UnitedScrubs.com scraped up $3,100 and Forgag.com grossed $2,500. SquawNet.com nabbed $2,200 and Vonex.com captured $2,099

Elsewhere, YummyNames worked with the AfternicDLS to sell IPVM.com ($4,300), Brado.com ($4,114) and RiverTubing.com ($3,300) while NetFunctional.com changed hands for $2,500 in a private transaction. 

Country Codes

A half dozen five-figure sales at Sedo set the pace for the ccTLDs this week, filling the first six slots on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those all made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw above, so the highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of two-letter German domains; #7 IL.de at $8,550 and #8 VG.de at $7,931. Sedo also handled those two sales as they went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries.

Rounding out the top ten were #9 Home.at at $6,403 and #10 Lottowelt.de at $5,777, giving Sedo the entire top half of the leader board. The only spot that didn't go to Sedo was #16 CarWash.com.au (Australian domain), a name that sold for $4,827 at NetFleet.com.au

Germany's .de won the race among extensions, taking seven chart entries. Great Britain's .co. uk was next with five. The only other TLD with multiple chart positions was Italy's .it with two.  

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 5, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 11, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 14, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 LittleHouse.co.uk £10,000 = $15,400 Sedo
2. GainingWeight.co.uk £8,000 = $12,320 Sedo
3.
tie
CentreCommercial.fr €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
3.
tie
CoinFlip.it €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
3.
tie
Scandinavia.se €8,000 = $10,400 Sedo
6. DJ.fm $10,000 Sedo
7. IL.de €6,577 = $8,550 Sedo
8. VG.de €6,101 = $7,931 Sedo
9. Home24.at €4,925 = $6,403 Sedo
10. Lottowelt.de €4,444 = $5,777 Sedo

11. JX.de €4,200 = $5,460 Sedo
12.
tie
95.de €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
12.
tie
HZ.de €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
12.
tie
Krabi.co.uk €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
12.
tie
XM.de €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
16. CarWash.com.au $4,827 NetFleet.com.au
17.
tie
CarHireMalagaAirport.co.uk £3,000 = $4,620 Sedo
17.
tie
HomeSolarPanels.co.uk £3,000 = $4,620 Sedo
19. Doo.it €3,500 = $4,550 Sedo
20. BCBusiness.ca $4,500 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 Rent4Less.co.uk at $4,081, Ersatzteile-24.de at $3,900 and EMPL.de at $3,640

Sedo had 51 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,250 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,250
vvi.de $3,250   sansi.de $1,560
budapest.es $3,120 equinedentistry.co.uk $1,540
w.ht $2,950 personalinjury-claims.co.uk $1,540
werkstatttermin.de $2,860 realadventures.co.uk $1,540
funk.me $2,665 hey.im $1,525
aske.de $2,600 faceboo.it $1,500
synoniemen.nl $2,600 pc.ly $1,500
motif.it $2,500 günter.de $1,495
almundo.es $2,470 wasseranalyse.ch $1,430
gamesroom.it $2,340 airticket.eu $1,300
covermy.co.uk $2,310 imwatch.pl $1,300
lampe-berger.co.uk $2,310 poundsite.co.uk $1,300
klarna.co.uk $2,210 rephresh.be $1,300
indexonline.de $2,145 mujer.co $1,297
mortgagerates.me $2,000 gemeindestrom.de $1,235
dax.me $1,950 samson.ch $1,235
joanna.eu $1,950 safescan.es $1,170
lasante.fr $1,950 whisky.me $1,170
scribo.de $1,950 lokal-regional.de $1,040
simulationemprunt.fr $1,885 minstoradag.se $1,040
cron.de $1,834 vorsorgewohnungen.at $1,040
kletterseil.de $1,820 weihnachtseinkauf.de $1,040
vorsorge24.de $1,820 q2.eu $1,039
chamilia.de $1,625 choco.tv $1,000
antillen.de $1,560 rs.be $1,000
mento.de $1,560   

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold GSG.co for $1,850, DomainLore.co.uk got $1,495 for PrintedShirts.co.uk and NetFleet.com.au sold a trio of Australian domains; WH.com.au ($1,502), Latte.com.au ($1,358) and SolarPowerEnergy.com.au ($1,200)

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)

The non .com gTLDs had just one five-figure sale reported this week. ASZ.net took the top spot on our new Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart with the $12,888 sale at the AfternicDLS that also made the all extension Top 20  Chart you saw earlier. 

The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #2 Play.info at $9,999 via Sedo. They also filled the third and fourth slots with #3 HomeInsurance.biz at $8,580 and #4 Beipackzettel.info at $4,550. The AfternicDLS rounded out the first five with #5 Audubon.net at $4,000. 

The .nets won the race among extensions, taking nine chart entries to nip .Org's seven. .Info claimed three places and .biz one.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 11:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 5, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 11, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 14, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. ASZ.net $12,888 AfternicDLS
2. Play.info $9,999 Sedo
3. HomeInsurance.biz €6,600 = $8,580 Sedo
4. Beipackzettel.info €3,500 = $4,550 Sedo
5. Audubon.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
6. Ergometer.org €3,000 = $3,900 Sedo
7. PMPCertification.org $3,887 Sedo
8.
tie
GVN.org $3,800 Sedo
8.
tie
Hobby.info $3,800 Sedo
10. DoubleSpeak.org $3,188 AfternicDLS

11. Metaphors.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
12. ShowBuzz.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
13. NetFire.net €2,000 = $2,600 Sedo
14.
tie
AFPL.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
EasyLiving.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
16. MarketAnalysis.org $2,570 AfternicDLS
17. SelfImprovement.net $2,550 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
BestMarket.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
LettersFromSanta.org $2,488 AfternicDLS
20. Registered.org $2,395 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by The AfternicDLS sale of ClearSky.org at $2,388

They had 22 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,300. Those are all listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,300
ideel.net $2,300   joydivision.net $1,400
marketanalysis.net $2,300 agenta.net $1,388
iconcierge.net $1,988 justgod.org $1,288
commerciallending.net $1,900 naturalpestcontrol.org $1,288
elegantevents.net $1,700 atup.net $1,242
fortyfour.net $1,700 managementdegrees.net $1,188
everydaymatters.org $1,688 vedas.org $1,100
restaurantmanagement.net $1,688 naturalcare.net $1,088
theclassifieds.net $1,500 serversecurity.net $1,088
suretech.net $1,488 antiquarian.org $1,000
flusymptoms.net $1,400 intelligenthealth.net $1,000

Back at Sedo the winners included Search.asia ($2,345), Auto-Teile.net ($2,210) and a pair of names at $2,000 each; BubbleTrouble.net and iCritic.org. Hierarchy.info added $1,950, PaydayLenders.net landed $1,850 and WorldPop.org pulled $1,800

Haarkosmetik.net harvested $1,625 while WohnAccessoires.net and Cumbia.net corralled $1,170 each. Algarve.biz banked $1,105 while Handytarife.biz and Kamerun.org kicked in $1,040 apiece. Two others; Channel12.net and CheapestTextbooks.net took in $1,000 each.  

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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