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Role Reversal: A Half Dozen Non .Com gTLDs and 2 ccTLDs Join a Dozen .Coms on this Week's Domain Sales Leader Board 

In last 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. 

By Ron Jackson

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 $7,000

Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 22:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Neomobile.com $58,500 Sedo
2. Yolo.com $29,000 Sedo
3. ClubClass.com $16,000 AfternicDLS
4. Wiggle.ru €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo
5. SexOnTheBeach.com $15,000 Sedo
6. Tuhogar.com €10,000 = $13,000 Sedo
7. AMSE.com $12,888 AfternicDLS
8. Smartphones.net €8,800 = $11,440 Pvt Sale
9. OQPY.com $10,500 Sedo
10.
tie
BlackVue.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
HotelNetwork.com $10,000 Sedo
10.
tie
PaydayLoans.info $10,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Zabel.com $10,000 Sedo

14. COSM.net $9,690 AfternicDLS
15. OneClick.info $9,010 Sedo
16. Scholastica.com $8,500 AfternicDLS
17. ClickNLoan.com $8,000 Sedo
18. Mohssurgery.com $7,500 AfternicDLS
19. Omer.net $7,125 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
AfricaSafari.co.uk $7,000 Sedo
20.
tie
KStyle.com $7,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Portugal4You.com $7,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
XXW.net $7,000 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

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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,995
adventurepartners.com $3,995   iaoh.com $2,500
neoton.com $3,900 ipoteca.com $2,500
psyonline.com $3,900 whichwebhost.com $2,500
sms-marketing.com $3,900 x-planet.com $2,500
privatdetektive.com $3,500 vorteil.com $2,405
sneakermuseum.com $3,500 auto-world.com $2,400
mobiletelco.com $3,488 metropedia.com $2,400
backgroundcheckonline.com $3,193 dauelsberg.com $2,340
conferencefinder.com $3,000 erotic-art.com $2,229
on-networks.com $3,000 localauction.com $2,225
clickup.com $2,950 businessdevelopmentcenter.com $2,200
expireddrugs.com $2,900 noblekids.com $2,080
deteo.com $2,600 imageoffice.com $2,000
sportauspuff.com $2,600 lawchamp.com $2,000
phonefreedom.com $2,588 lidion.com $2,000
aireon.com $2,500 malwares.com $2,000
balisurfcamp.com $2,500 spygen.com $2,000
goodbeans.com $2,500 theleadershiplab.com $2,000

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:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
janustech.com $4,088   dietbars.com $2,500
mediastreaming.com $4,000 MyLube.com $2,500
iehr.com $3,830 nybagels.com $2,500
judaicajewelry.com $3,589 steeltex.com $2,500
truekids.com $3,588 amicusonline.com $2,488
referyou.com $3,550 taxmentor.com $2,488
powernaps.com $3,500 peplus.com $2,397
websiteprofits.com $3,500 mightyknights.com $2,388
christianconcert.com $3,488 skyearth.com $2,388
chefsathome.com $3,388 urplace.com $2,300
trancom.com $3,388 vidlist.com $2,288
tapesource.com $3,300 indiesite.com $2,274
wisdomgarden.com $3,288 stockseekers.com $2,252
gearnetwork.com $3,188 IndieFind.com $2,250
smarthardware.com $3,188 pance.com $2,250
superfinal.com $3,188 strongbull.com $2,239
applecar.com $3,088 cncollection.com $2,200
maxefficiency.com $3,088 hypers.com $2,200
keypr.com $3,010 tesworld.com $2,200
edistancelearning.com $3,000 role-models.com $2,190
journeytotheheart.com $3,000 parkfitness.com $2,188
payamax.com $3,000 statesmortgage.com $2,155
udem.com $3,000 autopfand.com $2,100
millenniumlabs.com $2,988 readytolearn.com $2,100
culturalworld.com $2,921 youronesource.com $2,100
pharmateam.com $2,900 microcurrency.com $2,088
empiricalmedia.com $2,888 myfashionstylist.com $2,088
chunyang.com $2,810 reasontocelebrate.com $2,088
falseclaimsactattorney.com $2,800 aigolf.com $2,000
kwil.com $2,800 asecorp.com $2,000
followtheleaders.com $2,788 bunk-beds.com $2,000
remotetesting.com $2,788 businessmarketingonline.com $2,000
ytravel.com $2,700 comparesatellitetv.com $2,000
engagetechnology.com $2,688 etrium.com $2,000
halftheworld.com $2,688 naillounge.com $2,000
tapeguy.com $2,688 olsi.com $2,000
researchafrica.com $2,624 qedo.com $2,000
superfilter.com $2,550 southsudanonline.com $2,000
tipmeoff.com $2,527 stormsystem.com $2,000
blastmitigation.com $2,500 totalcomputersolutions.com $2,000

Elsewhere, YummyNames teamed up with three separate venues to sell three domains. They used the AfternicDLS to move ColdSpray.com for $3,477, GoDaddyAuctions to find a buyer for SurviveBreastCancer.com at $2,345 and Sedo to collect $2,000 for HeroImages.com

Country Codes

Russian domain Wiggle.ru wound up on the apex of this 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. Only DomainLore.co.uk 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 at $5,850

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 - GoldPrices.us. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending January 22:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Wiggle.ru €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo
2. AfricaSafari.co.uk $7,000 Sedo
3. PQTuning.de €5,250 = $6,825 Sedo
4. Regalo.es €5,000 = $6,500 Sedo
5. Cosmeticos.es €4,500 = $5,850 Sedo
6. Fruitautomaten.eu €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
7. Build.nl $4,773 Sedo
8. GoldPrice.us $4,750 Sedo
9. Optimising.co.uk £2,700 = $4,212 DomainLore.co.uk
10. SkiSet.cn €3,000 = $3,900 Sedo

11.
tie
Obsession.fr €2,800 = $3,640 Sedo
11.
tie
Obsessions.fr €2,800 = $3,640 Sedo
13.
tie
Discounts.nl €2,600 = $3,380 Sedo
13.
tie
Gruenertree.de €2,600 = $3,380 Sedo
15.
tie
Pro-Vital.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
15.
tie
Shocking.fr €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
15.
tie
Termine24.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
18.
tie
Betzilla.co.uk $3,000 Sedo
18.
tie
DropShipping.co.uk $3,000 Sedo
20. Goid.eu €2,100 = $2,730 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 eachEntschleunigung.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:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,450
africa-safari.co.uk $2,450   cabletv.us $1,500
genius.ch $2,405 casino-spielen.de $1,500
astanga-yoga.de $2,275 filecloud.me $1,500
haberstock.de $2,080 cakecraft.co.uk $1,396
ermail.de $1,950 venison.co.uk $1,396
ivendix.de $1,950 bauerfahrung.de $1,300
maxi-media.de $1,950 cloudcore.de $1,300
printarena.de $1,950 ecoworld.ch $1,300
anwaltdienst.de $1,949 smartcontent.de $1,300
brandsonline.nl $1,625 trafficon.de $1,300
lust1.de $1,625 verkehrswende.de $1,300
lust-1.de $1,625 deingarten.de $1,268
makeitingermany.de $1,625 hemden-buegeln.de $1,170
make-it-in-germany.de $1,625 talkcheap.co.uk $1,160
suse.ch $1,625 amator.de $1,105
zonnebrilstore.nl $1,625 billion.de $1,105
property.me $1,600 dampfer.ch $1,105
tribute.me $1,600 hausundhof.at $1,073
escale.fr $1,567 kitesafari.de $1,040
tkt.co.uk $1,560 marryme.de $1,040
tobi.eu $1,560 badehandtuch.de $1,039
offtheshelf.co.uk $1,552 clevermarkt.de $1,010
bi.nu $1,500 torrentz.in $1,001
brilliant.me $1,500  

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold Transcend.us for $2,000, NetFleet.com.au 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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

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 at URLs.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 final position).

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:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Smartphones.net €8,800 = $11,440 Pvt Sale
2. PaydayLoans.info $10,000 Sedo
3. COSM.net $9,690 AfternicDLS
4. OneClick.info $9,010 Sedo
5. Omer.net $7,125 AfternicDLS
6. XXW.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
7. Terrenal.net €4,500 = $5,850 Sedo
8. Sterbegeldversicherung.net €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
9. Calendar.org $3,100 URLs.net
10. VIPStore.net $2,988 AfternicDLS

11. Webkit.net $2,900 AfternicDLS
12. Ouro.biz €2,000 = $2,600 Sedo
13.
tie
Accountable.org $2,500 Sedo
13.
tie
Fallen.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
LipoProtein.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
SevenDays.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
17. InternalAudit.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
18. Palisades.org $1,999 AfternicDLS
19. USLegal.net $1,900 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Newcast.net $1,688 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
YourVote.org $1,688 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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 apiece.

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 made $1,000

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 table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,388
mindfulnessmeditation.net $1,388   halc.net $1,050
tosy.net $1,316 ainsurance.net $1,000
oakgroveschool.org $1,300 alphabio.net $1,000
fredloyainsurance.net $1,288 carforsale.org $1,000
webtoprint.net $1,200 csdi.org $1,000
crossit.net $1,088 mylogin.info $1,000
ksdesigns.net $1,088 thelegacyproject.org $1,000
communitycenter.net $1,050   

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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