Reversal: A Half Dozen Non .Com gTLDs and 2 ccTLDs Join a Dozen .Coms on
this Week's Domain Sales Leader Board
week's column, I noted that diversity was the keyword for
the week as a half dozen ccTLDs and a
pair of non .com gTLDs earned placed on the all extension Top
20 Sales Chart, alongside a dozen .coms. This week the
keywords are "role reversal" as the ccTLDs and non .com
gTLDs make a complete switch with the non .com gTLDs taking
six places while the country codes had to settle for
two. The always dominant .coms again claimed the most positions - 15
this time around (the extra spots resulted from a four-way tie for
the final opening).
The .coms also claimed six of the seven
biggest reported sales including the top three. Sedo
set the pace with #1 Neomobile.com at $58,500 and #2 Yolo.com
at $29,000. The AfternicDLS
rounded out the power trio with #3 ClubClass.com at $16,000.
The two powerhouse aftermarket platforms
went on to sweep all but one of the chart positions. With Sedo
piling up 13 entries and the AfternicDLS logging nine, the only
charted sale to elude their grasp was the biggest non .com gTLD
sale, #8 Smartphones.net at $11,440. Alexander
Hammer of domaining.de
sold that domain in a private transaction.
A second non .com gTLD, PaydayLoans.info, made the top
ten, tying for #10 at $10,000. That was one of two .infos that
made the Big Board. The other is #15 OneClick.info at $9,010.
While the ccTLDs were limited to two
places on the leader board, one of those was one of the week's four
biggest reported sales. That was #4 Wiggle.ru (Russian
country code), a domain that sold for $15,600 at Sedo. The
second ccTLD on the chart is #20 (tie) AfricanSafari.co.uk at
Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 16, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 22, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2012
€12,000 = $15,600
€10,000 = $13,000
€8,800 = $11,440
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.
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Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure
sales with LensClub.com at $6,800. Lusio.com
and Alfotec.com added $6,500 each while Sanctum.com
sold for $5,999. Terrenal.com and Bilnet.com
booked $5,850 apiece and three others; GetCarInsuranceQuotes.com,
Happify.com and Rentio.com returned $5,000 each.
Entag.com tacked on $4,950,
PropertyTours.com produced $4,925, CitySpreads.com
spawned $4,680 and DavidG.com generated $4,400. Sedo had 36 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,995 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,995
Back at the AfternicDLS, Open365.com
fetched $6,688, JDAR.com drew $5,600 and MentalHealthSolutions.com
dispensed $5,525. EmpleosVerdes.com clicked for $5,500
while three others; 1stLoans.com, AGLB.com and Menu123.com
closed at $5,000 apiece.
BestPortfolio.com posted $4,888
while WPCMS.com and MakeHeadway.com went for $4,588
each. OhioCPA.com counted out $4,400, SweetPhoto.com
captured $4,288 and HBridge.com brought $4,270.
The AfternicDLS had 80 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,088 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
teamed up with three separate venues to sell three domains. They
used the AfternicDLS to move ColdSpray.com for $3,477,
to find a buyer for SurviveBreastCancer.com at $2,345
and Sedo to collect $2,000 for HeroImages.com.
Russian domain Wiggle.ru wound up on the apex
ofthis week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart at $15,600.
You saw that sale and the second biggest ccTLD deal (AfricaSafari.co.uk
at $7,000) on the all extension chart earlier. So the biggest
sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #3 PQTuning.de
at $6,825 via Sedo.
Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries.
prevented them from running the board by taking #9 with Optimising.co.uk
at $4,212. Sedo rounded out the top five with a pair of
Spanish ccTLDs - #4 Regalo.es at $6,500 and #5 Cosmeticos.es
In the race among extensions, Germany's .de
and Great Britain's .co.uk tied with four chart entries each.
France's .fr was next with three while three other TLDs;
Spain's .es, The European Union's .eu and the
Netherlands' .nl, had two charted domains apiece. Russia (.ru),
China (.cn) and the United States (.us) had one each.
That .us sale (#8 GoldPrice.us at $4,750) was of
interest to me as I happen to have the plural version of that domain
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending January 22:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 16, 2012 - Sun. Jan.
22, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2012
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo, as usual, ringing
up the vast majority of those including Face.nl and Friteuse.be
at $2,600 each. Entschleunigung.de added $2,470.
Sedo had 47 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,450
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,450
Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold Transcend.us for
moved DefenceJobs.com.au ($1,235) and ArtificialLawn.com.au
($1,013), DomainLore.co.uk sold InternetServices.co.uk
for $1,186 and AbdulBasit Makrani got $1,000
for ManualLinkBuilding.co in a private transaction.
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.
The non.com gTLDs had a good week with a pair
of five-figure sales and two above $9,000 that just missed.
All told, as you saw earlier, six domains from this category, four .nets
and two .infos, earned places on our all extension Top 20
Chart. Those six domains, of course, fill the fist six slots on our
new non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart. The biggest sale in this
group that you haven't seen yet is #7 Terrenal.net at $5,850
via Sedo (and yes, as you may have noticed earlier, that is the same
price Terrenal.com sold for).
The top ten is rounded out with #8 Sterbegeldversicherung.net
($3,250 at Sedo), #9 Calendar.org ($3,000 atURLs.net)
and #10 VIPStore.net ($2,988 at the AfternicDLS). The
AfternicDLS ruled this category this week, piling up 13 of the 21
chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a two-way tie for the
The .nets easily won the race among extensions,
piling up 14 of the 21 chart entries. The .orgs were next
with four places while
.info had two and
.biz one. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending January 22:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan.
16, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 22, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 25, 2012
There were over two dozen more four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart with Sedo's sales of Ehevertrag.net
and Rosenblum.org being the highest of those at $1,625
each. Their list also included MSDE.net ($1,500) and two
others; ComparePetInsurance.net and Femtocell.org at $1,495
OnlineCollegeSearch.net found $1,400, eMoney.mobi
added $1,300 and InsuranceCalculator.net notched $1,144.
Maharashtra.info fetched $1,138, Kfzteile.org drew
$1,105, Pelle.org pulled $1,100 and Macaron.net
Back at the AfternicDLS, MarketIntelligence.org
and TotalMed.net tallied $1,500 apiece. The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,388. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,388
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
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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.