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Two Sales That Rank Among the Year's 20 Biggest Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

Two high end domain sales, one that soared all the way into the top ten for 2011 and another that reached the year's top 20, lead our latest weekly domain sales chart. 3D.com set the pace with a solid $500,000 sale at Sedo that tied for the 8th biggest sale reported so far this year

This week's runner-up was 45.com at $280,000 in a deal brokered by eName.com and completed through Moniker's escrow service. There is an interesting back story to that sale. Seller Glen DiGirolamo said he originally acquired the name years ago when it was among three domains and a pool cue stick that an acquaintance offered as collateral for a $15,000 loan. The borrower disappeared with the cash and defaulted on the loan but still left DiGirolamo sitting pretty with an asset worth far more than the loan amount. 

For a time DiGirolamo used 45.com to host his GoDaddy reseller account (he saved his original home page from that site at GlensDomains.com). The Chinese buyer didn't specify his plans for 45.com and the domain was not yet resolving to a site at press time. 

By Ron Jackson

Three of the next four spots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Sedo and they went on to pile up 10 of the 20 chart positions overall. Their haul included #3 MarketAnalysis.com at $60,000 and the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #4 (tie) News.co at $50,000. Sedo also accounted for the other two country codes on the Big Board; #14 Campus.ch (Swiss ccTLD) at $13,100 and #16 (tie) Gree.ru (Russian ccTLD) at $10,000

Bill Karamouzis, who was the subject of our March 2010 Cover Story, was the buyer of TeachMe.com, the domain that shares the #4 spot with News.co at $50,000. That one, acquired in a private transaction, was one of two top ten domains that Karamouzis purchased. The other, brokered by Toby Clements, was #8 SeedMoney.com at $33,500. By the way, Bill, who was the keynote speaker at the 2011 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in October, has become active on Twitter. You can keep up with what he has to say by adding him here: twitter.com/karamouzis.

The AfternicDLS had another powerful outing, stacking up seven chart entries including three in the top ten. #7 StockMarketWatch.com headed their roster at $35,000 while #9 FirstAvenue.com weighed in at $25,000 and #10 HealthServices.com secured $21,250

The seven .coms the AfternicDLS put on the Big Board helped the world's most popular extension sweep 16 of 20 chart entries. DescriptiveDomains.com also added to the .com bounty with #16 (tie) BrightonApartments.com at $10,000.

Only one non .com gTLD made the elite list. That was #15 Investir.net, sold at Sedo for €8,000 ($10,480). 

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 18:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 12, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 18, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 3D.com $500,000 Sedo
2. 45.com $280,000 eName/Moniker Escrow
3. MarketAnalysis.com $60,000 Sedo
4.
tie
News.co $50,000 Sedo
4.
tie
TeachMe.com $50,000 Pvt Sale
6. Cart.com $49,999 Sedo
7. StockMarketWatch.com $35,000 AfternicDLS
8. SeedMoney.com $33,500 Toby Clements
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9. FirstAvenue.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
10. HealthServices.com $21,250 AfternicDLS

 

11. 646.com $20,000 Sedo
12. Pegged.com $16,800 AfternicDLS
13. MusicClub.com $15,177 AfternicDLS
14. Campus.ch €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
15. Investir.net €8,000 = $10,480 Sedo
16.
tie
BrightonApartments.com $10,000 DescriptiveDomains
16.
tie
ChristianDrugRehab.com $10,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Gree.ru $10,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Noxon.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
OnTheAir.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
SUPR.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

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with CremationServices.com at $9,700 and also scored with DirtySouth.com ($8,000) and YoBingo.com ($7,709). ChocoArt.com chalked up $7,500, Caviste.com commanded $7,074 and ENAI.com drew $7,000.

CarAvenue.com cornered $6,550, Arredatutto.com tacked on $6,500 and WebsiteRank.com returned $6,000. Einfach-Anders.com added $5,691 and GreenInvestments.com grossed $5,500

Sedo had 44 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
after18.com $5,000   spezialgeruestbau.com $3,341
bslot.com $5,000 4rc.com $3,000
ciwent.com $5,000 kellylane.com $2,888
equilex.com $5,000 prawnik.com $2,850
syncis.com $5,000 bio-direct.com $2,750
vitafit.com $5,000 chhj.com $2,750
digipay.com $4,050 yoosee.com $2,620
adultsupervision.com $4,000 cleardeal.com $2,500
artshare.com $4,000 i-cor.com $2,500
metrodeals.com $4,000 longlifehealth.com $2,500
myhealthcheck.com $4,000 naturaldermatology.com $2,500
artistes-peintre.com $3,930 ottogas.com $2,500
hypothekenrechner.com $3,930 nurseexams.com $2,499
rollatorshop.com $3,930 ecapitalist.com $2,456
brandp.com $3,925 chicagorealestateattorney.com $2,400
ermail.com $3,750 nudj.com $2,300
robesdemariee.com $3,734 cellularpeople.com $2,177
myjetset.com $3,537 sportliga.com $2,044
4menu.com $3,500 e-pawn.com $2,000
dnrd.com $3,500 lais.com $2,000
riak.com $3,500 showus.com $2,000
multikey.com $3,406 successlab.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Yutaka.com yielded $9,200, PowerMoves.com produced $5,900 and Keliu.com captured $5,500. Three others; Hesser.com, Issun.com and QualifiedLeads.com landed $5,000 each.  

BetterThanCash.com bagged $4,995 while AllianceAcademy.com and BRCB.com brought $4,950 apiece. HotelEngine.com generated $4,850 and CarePlanners.com provided $4,788

The AfternicDLS had 93 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
buyfresh.com $4,500   roadgames.com $2,688
veenas.com $4,500 thaiintroductions.com $2,688
edaid.com $4,488 twli.com $2,650
cheyu.com $4,290 redemptioninc.com $2,599
bosj.com $4,220 scalablestorage.com $2,588
exemplaire.com $4,188 storyofyourlife.com $2,588
northernmedia.com $4,188 bostonresidential.com $2,500
jetsetting.com $4,088 CARSEATLAWS.com $2,500
psrg.com $4,000 emsllc.com $2,500
PORCELAINTILES.com $3,850 futuresdaily.com $2,500
arici.com $3,800 growafrica.com $2,500
ktours.com $3,788 LandDoctors.com $2,500
localgrown.com $3,788 mercyclinic.com $2,500
tototal.com $3,750 style21.com $2,500
architectonline.com $3,666 trustteam.com $2,500
inslot.com $3,588 lowerenergy.com $2,488
centreforlearning.com $3,500 referencetools.com $2,488
federalemployeebenefits.com $3,500 ucfgroup.com $2,488
gospelproject.com $3,500 sportgoals.com $2,420
taxsystem.com $3,488 libertyvision.com $2,400
decolab.com $3,400 betterlawn.com $2,388
theabsolutebest.com $3,388 everydayfamilies.com $2,388
phoneadvice.com $3,200 thepetzone.com $2,299
lakeluxuryhomes.com $3,188 buyusaonly.com $2,288
southpacificholiday.com $3,188 thesocials.com $2,250
INKGENIE.com $3,177 ubeonline.com $2,250
guitarskills.com $3,088 makinggreen.com $2,241
sailgear.com $3,000 warrantyplan.com $2,233
dailyyoga.com $2,988 marshablackburn.com $2,188
intaste.com $2,988 valleyfarms.com $2,188
mobileartists.com $2,988 bodygames.com $2,088
royalfoundation.com $2,988 creditenhancement.com $2,088
cvsolutions.com $2,900 planetparent.com $2,088
id24.com $2,900 thaiestate.com $2,088
airmenu.com $2,888 thedenim.com $2,088
pricelimit.com $2,888 tipcentral.com $2,088
BIRTHDAYSTORE.com $2,820 countmoney.com $2,000
trainingwise.com $2,800 cupidweb.com $2,000
beposh.com $2,788 diylighting.com $2,000
listencarefully.com $2,788 gosuite.com $2,000
yainc.com $2,788 holidaydreams.com $2,000
lunarpower.com $2,780 myking.com $2,000
ptam.com $2,750 raceacrossamerica.com $2,000
laxusa.com $2,700 sharpdesign.com $2,000
prettylittlething.com $2,700 webflakes.com $2,000
orthaus.com $2,690 webstaffing.com $2,000
adcredit.com $2,688  

The AfternicDLS also teamed up  YummyNames to sell Bubbl.com ($5,000), FreeSilver.com ($2,977), SavvyEvents.com ($2,142) and HandyDad.com ($2,000)

Meanwhile Yummy Names joined GoDaddyAuctions.com to sell BuyRobot.com ($4,977) and SocialShops.com ($4,877) and with DomainHoldings.com to move AutoHarps.com ($2,000). YummyNames added another $3,177 with their solo sale of CableRack.com.  

Elsewhere, DescriptiveDomains.com picked up $5,000 for ColoradoWebDesign.com

Country Codes

News.co, a domain that was sold by Sedo for Michael Mann, tops this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The $50,000 sale is also among the 12 biggest ccTLD sales reported so far this year (the country code chart is the second chart on that page). Sedo posted two more five-figure sales (that you saw on the all extension leader board earlier) and went on to sweep 18 of 20 positions on the ccTLD chart. 

The top sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are #4 MRM.de at $8,974 and Mann.TV at $8,646, both sold by Sedo. The only two chart positions Sedo did not claim went to NetFleet.com.au for #13 Cheap-Travel-Insurance.com.au ($4,801) and #16 GreenPlanet.com.au ($4,000).

There was a tremendous amount of TLD variety on the chart this week with 13 different extensions represented. Germany's .de and the European Union's .eu had the most chart entries with three each while Tuvalu's .tv, Russia's .ru and Australia's .com.au had two apiece. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 18:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 12, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 18, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 News.co $50,000 Sedo
2. Campus.ch €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
3. Gree.ru $10,000 Sedo
4. MRM.de €6,850 = $8,974 Sedo
5. Mann.tv €6,600 = $8,646 Sedo
6. Online-Nachhilfe.de €4,760 = $6,236 Sedo
7. Halloween.pl €4,750 = $6,223 Sedo
8. Foisgras.fr €4,101 = $5,372 Sedo
9. NX.de €4,100 = $5,371 Sedo
10. Arts.tv $5,250 Sedo

11. Pay.cc $5,000 Sedo
12. Chat.us $4,850 Sedo
13. Cheap-Travel-Insurance.com.au $4,801 NetFleet.com.au
14.
tie
Kupibilet.ru €3,500 = $4,585 Sedo
14.
tie
PostCode.eu €3,500 = $4,585 Sedo
16. GreenPlanet.com.au $4,000 NetFleet.com.au
17. Tintenpatronen.at €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
18.
tie
Goud.eu €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
18.
tie
WeightPlan.eu €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
20. ElectricianCourses.co.uk £2,000 = $3,140 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 Med.me ($3,100), Blender.co.uk ($2,983) and Lotto-Welt.de ($2,882).  

Sedo had 44 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,600
dentistemontreal .ca $2,600   rc-hobby .de $1,403
sciencefiction .co.uk $2,496 geldanlagecheck .de $1,310
whitewall .es $2,417 kaufberater .de $1,310
grandetaille .fr $2,358 okservice .it $1,310
gou .tv $2,260 taobao .es $1,310
serviceplan .ch $2,227 typhon .de $1,310
home24 .eu $2,046 unica .ca $1,200
tirecorp .co.uk $2,000 mydog .ch $1,179
computerrepair .us $1,995 socialcoupon .de $1,179
debuyer .dk $1,965 mymat .co.uk $1,178
neulich .de $1,965 buckconsultants .es $1,159
tge .it $1,952 binaries .nl $1,114
highspeedinternet .us $1,849 sgsgroup .it $1,114
tivolino .de $1,703 therapieshop .de $1,114
voetsch .de $1,703 shoes .me $1,049
dentalcare .it $1,700 dahlia .fr $1,048
makeovers .co.uk $1,649 kushi .de $1,048
creditexpert .fr $1,638 maja .tv $1,048
mineralwasser .eu $1,636 mrr .es $1,048
simuladorhipoteca .es $1,572 michelle .co $1,024
paperback .co.uk $1,568 dealx .de $1,015
mrpoker .us $1,500 qtz .de $1,002

Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold BlackCaviar.com.au ($2,301), VisaCreditCard.com.au ($2,000) and Boom.com.au ($1,223) and DomainLore.co.uk sold Figurines.co.uk for $1,036

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 again this week. Investir.net took the top spot on our new Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart with a $10,480 sale at Sedo that also made the all extension Top 20  Chart you saw earlier. 

The biggest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are #2 Matches.net, sold at the AfternicDLS for $9,500 and #3 Evolvement.org, a name that changed hands for $8,500 at Sedo. Rounding out the top five are #4 Heres.net ($7,800 via YummyNames/Sedo) and #5 BuyGoldOnline.net ($7,300 at Sedo). The AfternicDLS swept 12 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included #6 CTL.net at $7,000.

The .nets scored an easy win in the race among extensions, piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries. The .Org's took four places while .biz and .pro claimed one each.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 18:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 12, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 18, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Investir.net $10,480 Sedo
2. Matches.net $9,500 AfternicDLS
3. Evolvement.org $8,500 Sedo
4. Heres.net $7,800 YummyNames/Sedo
5. BuyGoldOnline.net $7,300 Sedo
6. CTL.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
7. TravelLink.net $6,400 AfternicDLS
8. SpeedNet.net $6,200 Sedo
9. eCar.biz $5,000 Sedo
10. WebMD.net $3,500 AfternicDLS

11. Macbook.pro $3,000 Pvt Sale
12. Standings.net $2,800 AfternicDLS
13. iBuilding.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
14. NotMe.org $2,400 AfternicDLS
15. Forbrugslån.net (IDN) $2,250 Sedo
16. CatInsurance.net $2,200 AfternicDLS
17. Acima.net $2,188 AfternicDLS
18. Sicurezza.org $2,100 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
AirPurifierReviews.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
LifePal.net $2,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were over two dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by The AfternicDLS sale of SwearJar.org at $1,997.  

They had 16 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are all listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
marinemart.net $1,888   dressmakers.net $1,388
morelove.net $1,888 drhauschka.net $1,300
swingvoters.net $1,688 asense.net $1,188
moviepix.net $1,588 finditquick.net $1,188
amerasia.net $1,488 afire.net $1,150
cathexis.net $1,488 medicalliability.net $1,088
taranis.net $1,475 doremi.org $1,000
nationalchurchresidences.org $1,400 ensembles.org $1,000

Back at Sedo the winners included Style.pro ($1,978), Terenuri.org ($1,965) and MedicalCodingAndBilling.net ($1,950). Hierarchy.biz banked $1,703, WhyWar.org went for $1,376, LED-Lampen.biz lit up $1,048 and TorontoHotels.org booked $1,000.  

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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