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A .Net Gives That Extension a Rare Win in This Week's Domain Sales Race 

Things were a bit quieter in the domain aftermarket this past week -  no surprise since it was also the biggest holiday week of the year encompassing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Still, even though there were no six-figure sales, it was a respectable showing with every domain on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart hitting five figures. 

The biggest surprise is seeing a .net at the top of the leader board. In a .com world that rarely happens. My.net is the name that beat the odds and soared all the way to #1 with a $75,950 sale at Sedo

That also ranks as the 7th biggest non .com gTLD sale so far this year (the Non .com gTLD YTD Top 100 Chart is the third one on the page that links leads to). With only one week left in the 2011 sales season, My.net will undoubtedly finish the year among that category's 10 biggest reported transactions.

By Ron Jackson

Two other non .com gTLDs, both .orgs, also made this week's elite list, with one of those, Avocat.org ($24,510 at Sedo) tying for a spot in the top five. The ccTLDs also had three representatives on the Big Board, led by Sedo's $22,575 sale of #8 Pay.eu. Sedo handled the other two charted country code sales as well, scoring with #11 Sparkonto.de at $16,899 and #14 DentalCare.co.uk at $12,392.

The remaining 15 places all went to .coms (the extra spot on the Top 20 resulted from a four-way tie for the final position). The leader of the .com contingent was #2 VintagePorn.com, a domain that sold through HuntingMoon.com for $60,000. Sedo filled the third and fourth slots with VIIA.com at $58,050 and AllYouNeed.com at $45,000. They went on to sweep 16 of the 21 chart positions, including nine of the top ten. 

The AfternicDLS also rang up multiple chart entries with a quartet of solid sales headed by #12 VRewards.com at $15,000. They also accounted for one of the non .com gTLD sales that crashed the .com party - #18 (tie) GCG.org at $10,000

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 25:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 25, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 29, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. My.net £49,000 = $75,950 Sedo
2. VintagePorn.com $60,000 HuntingMoon
3. VIIA.com €45,000 = $58,050 Sedo
4. AllYouNeed.com $45,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Avocat.org €19,000 = $24,510 Sedo
5.
tie
VOZ.com €19,000 = $24,510 Sedo
7. AutoRepairSoftware.com $23,000 Sedo
8. Pay.eu €17,500 = $22,575 Sedo
9. TCP.com $18,500 Sedo
10. Laederach.com $17,000 Sedo

 

11. Sparkonto.de €13,100 = $16,899 Sedo
12. VRewards.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
13. Rubbellose.com €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
14. DentalCare.co.uk £7,995 = $12,392 Sedo
15. Facets.com €9,000 = $11,610 Sedo
16. Börse.com (IDN) €8,500 = $10,965 Sedo
17. Reissued.com $10,888 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Chatt.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Faceskin.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
GCG.org $10,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Minimall.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 Nutrition411.com at $9,975 and Derailed.com at $8,000. BrandAfrica.com and LoveTennis.com lobbed another $7,500 each into the till. Aadai.com added $6,688 while Sanita.com cinched $6,000

A step back was a six-name logjam at $5,000 apiece that included A2R.com, CarbonCreations.com, CheapestApartments.com, InvoiceSoftware.com, MediTravel.com and NART.com. The AfternicDLS had 79 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
clubclothing.com $4,588   alchemystudio.com $2,588
cndirect.com $4,588 nightbike.com $2,570
benty.com $4,500 nevadafinancial.com $2,540
commandsolutions.com $4,500 apreco.com $2,500
sclv.com $4,430 bestpetsupplies.com $2,500
nviz.com $4,188 criticalthought.com $2,500
JetSetting.com $4,088 topguru.com $2,500
gibsmir.com $3,988 prosharp.com $2,495
saleby.com $3,977 artguardian.com $2,488
nationwideenergy.com $3,950 docplanet.com $2,488
bestwineclubs.com $3,877 aeroset.com $2,388
gamesum.com $3,800 asianweddingservices.com $2,388
pawn-shop.com $3,788 bandsawing.com $2,388
schaetzl.com $3,788 sundaytv.com $2,388
dayjoy.com $3,588 yourformula.com $2,388
qualityhair.com $3,588 intelligentsystem.com $2,300
apip.com $3,500 homeimprovementbaltimore.com $2,288
goclass.com $3,500 wealthymatch.com $2,252
themoms.com $3,500 geriatriccardiology.com $2,250
velorution.com $3,500 pensionreview.com $2,188
gmlighting.com $3,488 comparepower.com $2,140
truliving.com $3,488 massachusettshealthinsurance.com $2,100
abdichtung.com $3,300 qnico.com $2,100
videodesk.com $3,250 changeyourlifenow.com $2,088
antoniospizza.com $3,200 edallen.com $2,088
appliancerepairservice.com $3,188 fromaustria.com $2,088
carbliss.com $3,188 ginsengshop.com $2,088
kuzucuk.com $3,188 affiliatetrends.com $2,000
technologyunited.com $3,088 b-t-e.com $2,000
healthychicks.com $3,080 centrepiece.com $2,000
wedive.com $3,077 comparent.com $2,000
hhcinc.com $3,000 databug.com $2,000
kuper.com $3,000 djconnect.com $2,000
perfectmenu.com $3,000 flippizza.com $2,000
notcash.com $2,888 jichu.com $2,000
aircars.com $2,850 mirchandani.com $2,000
baindor.com $2,750 modularconcepts.com $2,000
nyin.com $2,639 pediatricdentalhealth.com $2,000
commercialloanmodification.com $2,600 syncbook.com $2,000
thebattlegrounds.com $2,590   

Back at Sedo TollfreeConference.com and Canada-Coupons.com clipped $7,500 each. CrowdFunder.com fetched $6,500, Member24.com made $6,450 and Negabarit.com notched $6,193. MotoHotel.com booked $6,192 and two others; TopClub.com and PopupBrand.com brought $6,000 apiece.  

Sedo had 27 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
avedent.com $5,000   moliere.com $3,677
coupo.com $5,000 arken.com $3,650
golfcoaching.com $5,000 shopside.com $3,500
greysteel.com $5,000 omegatri.com $3,225
issos.com $5,000 starrv.com $3,200
sitetagger.com $5,000 rl360.com $3,000
skypixel.com $5,000 wagrx.com $2,825
swai.com $5,000 trackport.com $2,750
treatmentsolutions.com $5,000 canalpartners.com $2,200
tech-support.com $4,900 geneticscreening.com $2,200
selwood.com $4,488 qylo.com $2,000
nominations.com $3,806 shopgirls.com $2,000
fotobücher.com $3,806 substanceabuseprogram.com $2,000
webhostinghero.com $3,800  

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com picked up $6,500 for MobilePornVideos.com

Country Codes

A trio of five-figures sales, led by Pay.eu at $22,575 via Sedo, set the pace for the ccTLDs this week. You saw all of those five-figure sales on the all extension chart above so the biggest sale you haven't seen yet in this category is #4 Nedjma.tv at $8,385 via Sedo, a venue that swept 19 of the 20 chart entries. NetFleet.com.au kept Sedo from running the board by taking the #6 slot on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with Imagine.com.au at $6,905

Sedo's haul included a pair of super short domains, Z.ag and HOI.ch, that tied for #7 at $5,805 each (.ag represents Antigua and Barbuda while .ch is Switzerland's country code). 

Germany's .de scored an easy win in the race among extensions, claiming eight chart entries. .TV was the only other TLD with more than one as it hit the Daily Double by pairing #13 State.tv at $4,500 with the #4 sale of Nedjma.tv.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 25:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 25, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 29, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Pay.eu €17,500 = $22,575 Sedo
2. Sparkonto.de €13,100 = $16,889 Sedo
3. DentalCare.co.uk £7,995 = $12,392 Sedo
4. Nedjma.tv €6,500 = $8,385 Sedo
5. Chathaus.de €5,500 = $7,095 Sedo
6. Imagine.com.au $6,905 NetFleet.com.au
7.
tie
HOI.ch €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
7.
tie
Z.ag €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
9. Codemasters.me $5,000 Sedo
10. Zoorama.de €3,800 = $4,902 Sedo

11. Solarstromspeicher.de €3,750 = $4,838 Sedo
12. DentalCare.at €3,700 = $4,773 Sedo
13. State.tv $4,500 Sedo
14. GamePartner.de €2,999 = $3,869 Sedo
15. Pure.is $3,500 Sedo
16.
tie
Isaac.de €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
16.
tie
Supernova.in €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
18. Equipment.co $3,100 Sedo
19. Cinetec.de €2,380 = $3,070 Sedo
20. Energiewerk.de €2,300 = $2,967 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those including Pocztapolska.pl ($2,900), MadeInHeaven.de ($2,709) and RolandBerger.co.in ($2,690)

Sedo had 30 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,580 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,580
suchthilfe.at $2,580   t-shirtsbedrukken.nl $1,419
rezepte.eu $2,387 gamesroom.co.uk $1,387
church.co $2,000 beads.fr $1,290
fax.co $2,000 gameplus.it $1,290
pan-adress.de $1,935 ilh.eu $1,290
reusch.at $1,935 motor-shop.de $1,290
export.co $1,856 murmeltiersalbe.at $1,290
opendeck.de $1,806 c.ht $1,250
blow.it $1,750 architektur-consulting.de $1,226
paid.it $1,750 immo8.de $1,097
musterknaben.de $1,677 musicman.ch $1,097
flask.co.uk $1,629 treat.co $1,050
capucine.fr $1,613 brandenburg-fleischwaren.de $1,032
runa.me $1,550 naturfarben-berlin.de $1,032
wanderparadies.de $1,548 sprungseile.de $1,032

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold ZenDesk.co.za for $2,200 and NetWave.us for $1,469, NetFleet.om.au moved TonerCartridges.com.au ($1,623) and BoobJobs.com.au ($1,201) and DomainLore.co.uk sold MMG.co.uk for $1,163

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 enjoyed a good week with three five-figure sales reported including one that ranks among the year's ten biggest in this category. That is My.net, the #1 name on our latest  Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart after a $75,950 sale sale at Sedo. 

You saw all of those five-figure sales on the all extension chart earlier so the biggest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is an IDN, #4 Bücher.net, at $6,192 via Sedo. The AfternicDLS rounded out the first five with USDA.net at $6,000

The .nets won the race among extensions, claiming 11 of the 20 chart entries - three better than the eight racked up by .Orgs. The remaining spot went to #17 SpotOn.info ($2,500 at the AfternicDLS).  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending December 25:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 25, 2011
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 28, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. My.net £49,000 = $75,950 Sedo
2. Avocat.org €19,000 = $24,510 Sedo
3. GCG.org $10,000 AfternicDLS
4. Bücher.net €4,800 = $6,192 Sedo
5. USDA.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
6. Telecharger.org €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
7. OnlineCasinoCanada.net $5,500 Sedo
8. Kronos.net $4,877 AfternicDLS
9. Labourse.org €3,300 = $4,257 Sedo
10. Wettervorhersage.org €3,250 = $4,193 Sedo

11.
tie
Gins.net $4,000 Sedo
11.
tie
OnlineBusiness.org $4,000 Sedo
13. Page.org $3,300 Sedo
14. Roadmaster.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
15. Afvallen.net €2,300 = $2,967 Sedo
16. TierraSanta.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
17. SpotOn.info $2,500 AfternicDLS
18. Ilcusa.org $2,326 AfternicDLS
19. GMTA.net $2,150 AfternicDLS
20. TopCard.net $2,088 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's sales of HomeLoanCalculator.net at $2,000 and Hausderkommunikation.info at $1,935. Stropdassen.net drew $1,677, Papier.net posted $1,500 and RoadShow.info returned $1,450. Sedo also scored with Tachojustierung.org ($1,161), Informasi.net ($1,100), Censorware.net ($1,012) and DaveElman.org ($1,000)

At the AfternicDLS SecurityResources.net locked down $1,800 while Hemat.net and TTUS.net delivered $1,688 each. Cloudberry.net banked $1,500, TopStep.net rose to $1,488 and LetsHoliday.net landed at $1,388

CodeBlue.org and TimeWeb.net went for $1,350 apiece while Excelencia.org generated $1,300. Individuation.org and OnMyWay.org dispensed $1,288 each while ASLM.org attracted $1,250. Yepi.net yielded $1,097 and two others; A4A.org and BlueCity.net sold for $1,000 apiece

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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