Reigns on This Week's Domain Sale Chart as 6
ccTLDS and 2 Non .Com gTLDs Join a Dozen .Coms on the Leader
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
.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.
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,
DN Journal Top 20
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
€16,000 = $20,640
€15,000 = $19,350
£12,500 = $19,250
€11,500 = $14,835
€11,000 = $14,190
€10,000 = $12,900
€10,000 = $12,900
€9,900 = $12,771
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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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
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:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
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:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
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,
(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:
Code Top 20
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
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
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:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,800
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.
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.
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
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
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:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
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
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 email@example.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.