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Diversity Reigns on This Week's Domain Sale Chart as 6 ccTLDS and 2 Non .Com gTLDs Join a Dozen .Coms on the Leader Board 

Diversity was the keyword for week two of the 2012 domain sales season. As usual, the .coms did dominate with a dozen entries on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, however a half dozen ccTLDs and a pair of non .com gTLDs also elbowed their way onto the elite list. 

.Coms filled the first three slots on the leader board with ICN.com leading the way at $60,000 after changing hands at Sedo, where #3 NewYorkApartmentsForSale.com was also sold for $42,000.

Sandwiched in between those two was the AfternicDLS sale of #2 Local360.com for $51,000. The AfternicDLS sold that domain for Clark Siegelin of Shop360.com, who has a huge collection of "360" suffix domains. Clark told me that was his biggest "360" sale to date, easily topping Football360 at $33,000. 

By Ron Jackson

The country codes took their first bow with #4 MA.de at $25,000 via Sedo. They put two more ccTLDs in the  top ten, #7 Kritiken.de at $19,350 and #8 Mortgage-Calculator.co.uk at $19,250. Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries including the two non .com gTLDs that earned places on the Big Board; #5 Gold.biz at $20,640 and #16 Broadband.org at $12,500

The AfternicDLS also had a strong outing with  four charted domains, including the only Top 20 ccTLD that eluded Sedo's grasp - #18 (tie) Treo.ca at $10,000

One of the week's six biggest reported sales came in a private transaction. DomainInvest.lu sold #6 HYJ.com for $20,000

With two weeks of sales data now in the books, we have published our first Year to Date Sales Charts of the new year. We start those charts with 20 entries at the beginning of each year and as we add to them each week they will eventually grow into Top 100 lists and remain capped at that number for the balance of 2012. 

Before you go there, let us fill you in on all of the sales reported over this past week. Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 15:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 9, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. ICN.com $60,000 Sedo
2. Local360.com $51,000 AfternicDLS
3. NewYorkApartmentsForSale.com $42,000 Sedo
4. MA.de $25,000 Sedo
5. Gold.biz €16,000 = $20,640 Sedo
6. HYJ.com $20,000 Pvt Sale
7. Kritiken.de €15,000 = $19,350 Sedo
8. Mortgage-Calculator.co.uk £12,500 = $19,250 Sedo
9. Astora.com $16,000 Sedo
10. Dotank.com €11,500 = $14,835 Sedo

11. eCommerce.eu €11,000 = $14,190 Sedo
12. HiMovie.com $14,000 Sedo
13.
tie
Restplatzboerse.com €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
13.
tie
Traveldoo.de €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
15. Ormus.com €9,900 = $12,771 Sedo
16. Broadband.org $12,500 Sedo
17. DiscountGlasses.com $11,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Dopo.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Fleetworks.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Treo.ca $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

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with RedForce.com at $9,500 and Listless.com at $8,500. Their roster also included ThinkDinner.com ($6,500), JusticeForYou.com ($6,000) and DietRevolution.com ($5,995)

LaptopDocking.com and LikeLive.com landed $5,000 each while three others; IMGStock.com, KidsCreative.com and Pooky.com provided $4,500 apiece. Friends4You.com yielded $4,388, LocalGarden.com provided $4,188 and Clasy.com clicked for $4,088

Sedo had 41 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
3cy.com $5,000   trustindex.com $2,800
autobids.com $4,999 qwmg.com $2,530
qservers.com $4,936 eventsales.com $2,500
diys.com $4,620 mecky.com $2,500
enlife.com $4,500 myepicrewards.com $2,500
onvert.com $4,500 nuknuuk.com $2,500
carextendedwarranty.com $4,490 robotapps.com $2,500
gnq.com $4,365 subscrybe.com $2,500
dealbutler.com $4,000 sport-laden.com $2,292
socialsoup.com $4,000 getagig.com $2,250
sucseed.com $4,000 onian.com $2,250
myconnects.com $3,800 geovoip.com $2,188
nachmieter.com $3,612 lh360.com $2,150
justshare.com $3,500 spongy.com $2,150
techbrands.com $3,500 mssp.com $2,100
1956.com $3,100 eclurl.com $2,000
bedbooker.com $3,080 field-trip.com $2,000
apartmentsforsalenyc.com $3,000 slotpoint.com $2,000
blazersports.com $3,000 teaffee.com $2,000
xenometrix.com $2,903 ubei.com $2,000
e-flight.com $2,800  

Back at Sedo Nemonix.com notched $7,740, Starred.com lit up $7,739 and DOMA.com drew $7,500. Aerda.com added $7,000, Health9.com captured $6,500 and two others; NoLimitHost.com and Mapply.com located $6,000 each.

BusanaMuslim.com brought $5,700, ChatGratis.com chalked up $5,500 and Natuursteen.com claimed $5,354. XIMA.com cleared $5,200, YouSource.com sold for $5,160 and Activism.com attracted $5,100

The AfternicDLS had 82 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
asdb.com $4,000   scouttalent.com $2,588
palmpartner.com $4,000 mypersonalphysician.com $2,570
flipshot.com $3,999 djup.com $2,558
longandshort.com $3,988 accesstocapital.com $2,500
MultiMe.com $3,985 advancedaudiology.com $2,500
Ignitium.com $3,898 land8.com $2,500
usedcarsColumbus.com $3,600 nrbn.com $2,500
connecttoweb.com $3,588 pubworld.com $2,500
northcarolinarv.com $3,588 realaudiovideo.com $2,500
cfed.com $3,500 travelnut.com $2,500
singleband.com $3,388 juegosdepeluqueria.com $2,497
assistedlivingnetwork.com $3,300 artcommission.com $2,488
firenice.com $3,291 wickedbean.com $2,488
betterfeedback.com $3,288 investalert.com $2,400
dtaxes.com $3,288 mattressconnection.com $2,400
ibizz.com $3,250 sweetsurprises.com $2,390
russianproducts.com $3,200 positiveequity.com $2,388
contactability.com $3,188 betteryourbusiness.com $2,300
seacoastweddings.com $3,188 nutwork.com $2,300
copos.com $3,000 incannes.com $2,285
elplata.com $3,000 theloanprovider.com $2,250
laconstruction.com $3,000 happywood.com $2,239
mystichotel.com $3,000 tuftingneedles.com $2,200
360Local.com $2,995 foodvoice.com $2,188
kskgroup.com $2,988 rvingcanada.com $2,188
auctionmystuff.com $2,888 getavoice.com $2,088
houseofinnovation.com $2,888 isbel.com $2,088
swingbot.com $2,888 magicguard.com $2,088
schwabfoundation.com $2,877 moviesbest.com $2,088
sensorio.com $2,869 simplerentals.com $2,088
minus9.com $2,857 userhouse.com $2,070
arbalet.com $2,849 covercrop.com $2,000
activecell.com $2,788 elementsfitness.com $2,000
theblush.com $2,788 fbmodels.com $2,000
corpsolutions.com $2,750 flashaid.com $2,000
feltingneedles.com $2,700 gayrio.com $2,000
roomcharge.com $2,688 overseasdirect.com $2,000
htcsensation.com $2,600 reachadvertising.com $2,000
couponco.com $2,588 redwoodlodge.com $2,000
deliciousdieting.com $2,588 ridinginstructors.com $2,000
inspireconfidence.com $2,588 threering.com $2,000

Elsewhere, StupendousDomains.com sold FantasyFootballFest.com for $4,000 and YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell CountryMart.com for $3,502

Country Codes

The country codes continue their hot start to 2012, ringing up a half dozen five-figure sales this week. You saw all of those on the all extension chart at the top of this report, so the highest sale you haven't yet seen in  this category is #7 on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is EuroNews.co.uk, sold at Sedo for $9,240

Rounding out the top ten were three tightly bunched British .co.uk domains. GiftFinder.co.uk and HauntedHouse.co.uk (both sold at Sedo) tied for 8th at $7,700 each and #10 Raven.co.uk, sold at DomainLore.co.uk) kicked in $7,099

Sedo wound up sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. The other spots went to the AfternicDLS, NetFleet.com.au (with #11 FreeSamples.com.au at $6,350), eMall.ca, who sold #12 (tie) ePhone.ca for $6,000 in a private transaction, and Drop.com.au (with Affiliate.com.au at $3,806). 

Germany's .de won the race among extensions with seven chart entries, nipping .co.uk's six. Two other TLDs had multiple chart entries; Canada's .ca and Australia's .com.au with two apiece. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending January 15:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 9, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 MA.de $25,000 Sedo
2. Kritiken.de €15,000 = $19,350 Sedo
3. Mortgage-Calculator.co.uk £12,500 = $19,250 Sedo
4. eCommerce.eu €11,000 = $14,190 Sedo
5. Traveldoo.de €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
6. Treo.ca $10,000 AfternicDLS
7. EuroNews.co.uk £6,000 = $9,240 Sedo
8.
tie
GiftFinder.co.uk £5,000 = $7,700 Sedo
8.
tie
HauntedHouse.co.uk £5,000 = $7,700 Sedo
10. Raven.co.uk £4,650 = $7,099 DomainLore.co.uk

11. FreeSamples.com.au $6,350 NetFleet.com.au
12.
tie
ePhone.ca $6,000 Pvt Sale
12.
tie
YA.cc $6,000 Sedo
14. Erfahrungen.de €4,165 = $5,373 Sedo
15. Closer.de €4,044 = $5,217 Sedo
16. Pray4.de €3,600 = $4,644 Sedo
17. TAS.fr €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
18. AllMountain.de €3,250 = $4,193 Sedo
19. Italia.co.uk £2,500 = $3,850 Sedo
20. Affiliate.com.au $3,806 Drop.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS accounting for the best of those - Rides.tv at $3,750. They also sold BuildingBestBrands.in for $2,000 and ZenDesk.fr for $1,950.  

As usual Sedo had the vast majority of additional country code sales. Their list included HIK.in at $3,619 and three others; ACM.de, ReifenDiscount.at and Wohngemeinschaft.at at $3,225 apiece

Sedo had 55 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,905 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,800
safe.co $2,800   chronobiologie.de $1,458
einfachsicher.de $2,580 lbk.es $1,419
leetchi.de $2,580 stuff.me $1,349
romance.at $2,580 arc.us $1,325
base-chat.de $2,354 pilger.eu $1,322
neptune.de $2,335 amusement.tv $1,290
suedpfalzdraisine.de $2,258 creditmanager.nl $1,290
bestsecret.at $2,193 dawr.at $1,290
ecig.eu $2,077 draeger.in $1,290
steakpoint.at $2,064 e-dampf.de $1,290
bbi.es $1,935 frisoertermine.de $1,290
cursosdeenfermeria.es $1,935 iwr.eu $1,290
egbert.de $1,935 meeusen.be $1,290
parissportif.be $1,935 prehistoria.es $1,290
programacion-tv.es $1,935 uhrmensch.de $1,290
titan.nl $1,935 vitrier-paris.fr $1,290
psychotherapie-muenster.de $1,806 wohnenaufzeit.ch $1,289
stereo.co $1,750 cvcv.co.uk $1,232
schwanger.at $1,613 blogpower.de $1,226
swissdrive.ch $1,613 schmankerl.at $1,226
friendlystays.co.uk $1,600 lib.jp $1,200
ohmyjob.fr $1,548 deguisements.ch $1,161
corsets.fr $1,543 segurosdehogar.es $1,161
iaas.co.uk $1,540 paulmann.in $1,129
oneopinion.co.uk $1,540 shop-apotheke.ch $1,097
medi.co.uk $1,532 makemytrip.cn.cn $1,000
mrmuscle.nl $1,484 psm.us $1,000
tlp.eu $1,484  

Elsewhere, Drop.com.au sold SportsNews.com.au ($2,825), GeneralClassifieds.com.au ($2,419) and MachineryHub.com.au ($1,428) while NetFleet.com.au moved CosmeticDentistsMelbourne.com.au for $2,105 and AppsStore.com.au for $1,500. Also DomainLore.co.uk sold TabletComputer.co.uk for $1,463

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)

A pair of nice five-figure sales set the pace for the non .com gTLDs this week. #1 Gold.biz at $20,640 and #2 Broadband.org at $12,500 (both sold through Sedo) sit atop our Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart. The AfternicDLS rounded out the first three with Quizzes.net at $7,979

The AfternicDLS went on to sweep 12 of the 20 chart entries including #5 LikeLive.net at $5,000 (as you saw earlier, the same price that the .com sold for). Sedo claimed the eight remaining openings with a group that included #4 Alcolock.net at $5,031.

The .nets easily won the race among extensions, piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries. The .orgs took four places while .biz grabbed the other two. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending January 15:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 9, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gold.biz €16,000 = $20,640 Sedo
2. Broadband.org $12,500 Sedo
3. Quizzes.net $7,979 AfternicDLS
4. Alcolock.net €3,900 = $5,031 Sedo
5. LikeLive.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
6. Vispro.net €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
7. B20.org $4,000 Sedo
8. USAPoker.org $3,300 Sedo
9. CBSI.net $3,100 AfternicDLS
10. Reunify.net $3,000 AfternicDLS

11. Vernier.net $2,691 AfternicDLS
12. iProp.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
13. MOBA.net $2,540 AfternicDLS
14. AffordableStorage.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Blue-Earth.biz $2,200 Sedo
15.
tie
FreeIQTest.org $2,200 Sedo
17. ChangeYourLife.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
AccountingConcepts.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
GreenMango.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
PressureWashing.net $2,000 AfternicDLS

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 with the AfternicDLS posting the best of those; RSI.net at $1,929 and ContentMarketing.org at $1,888. Puertas.net added $1,750.  

The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
floodwatch.net $1,500   ftsi.net $1,188
webwiki.net $1,500 decisiondynamics.net $1,088
youngengineers.net $1,388 fashionicon.net $1,088
mywish.org $1,339 powertrans.net $1,088
aishop.net $1,288 royalacademy.net $1,088
bifolddoors.org $1,288 cyclery.net $1,000
talentbuyer.org $1,288 ventanas.net $1,000
tradingservices.net $1,288 wenduine.net $1,000

At Sedo GLD.org generated $1,800 while JewishFamily.org and Calendarios.net contributed $1,500 each. HelpBook.org hauled in $1,290, PrivateTour.net tacked on $1,200 and Infidelity.org fetched $1,100.

Finger.net flagged down $1,008 and four others; CheapAutoInsurance.biz, FleaMarket.net, MotocrossGear.net and Nekretnine.biz went for $1,000 apiece

Elsewhere YummnyNames and the AfternicDLS teamed up to sell GolfPencil.net ($1,500) and InteractiveMedia.org ($1,105) and YummyNames worked with Sedo to sell Venture.biz for $1,099

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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