Sale at the AfternicDLS Sets the Pace in This Week's Domain Sales
Race - ccTLDs Take 8 Spots on theTop 20
A very nice 3-letter domain, Let.com,
went for $100,000 at the AfternicDLS
this week to take the #1 position on our new weekly all extension Top
20 Sales Chart. That one looks like a bargain to me. In many
countries "let" is synonymous with the word
"rent" and we're not going to see Rent.com sell for
anywhere near 100K (especially since Ebay
currently owns it). The Let.com buyer is based in France and
the domain currently remains parked, so they may not use it in that
context at all, but a short, meaningful one-word .com like that
still looks to me like an investment with long-lasting value.
Michael Berkens of MostWantedDomains.com
blog) nailed down the #2 spot with another short .com - Aili.com
- sold to a Chinese buyer for $90,000. Short names were
really in vogue this week. In fact the key words in the top four
domain sales combined had a grand total of just 13 letters! #3
Lotto.net, sold at Sedo
for $42,575 contributed five characters but the shortness champ was
#4 K.to, a one-letter ccTLD representing Tonga,
that went for $40,000, also at Sedo.
The country codes had a very strong
week, piling up eight entries on the elite list, including #5 Hoekbank.nl
couch" in Dutch) at $27,513 and #6 Relatiegeschenk.be
("business gift" in Dutch) at $23,711.
Sedo handled all eight of those charted ccTLD sales and went on to
pile up 15 of 23 positions overall (the extra spots resulted from a
four-way tie for the final position.
The non .com gTLDs claimed three
spots with a pair of .orgs joining Lotto.net on the
leader board. Those were #15 (tie) AccidentClaims.org at $12,000
and #20 (tie) Scams.org at $10,000, with Sedo handling
both of those sales.
The .coms still rang up the most charted sales with 12,
$20,000 sale of #8 SocialBrands.com, another
MostWantedDomains.com sale - #9 (tie) VisitCentralFlorida.com
at $15,000, a YummyNames/AfternicDLS
joint push that moved #15 (tie) JobSurf.com for $12,000
and a private sale in which SunWest Media sold #20 (tie)
AcapulcoGold.com for $10,000 to a New York clothing
Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb.
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 6, 2012 - Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Feb. 15, 2012
€32,500 = $42,575
Hoekbank.nl ("corner couch" in Dutch)
€21,002 = $27,513
Relatiegeschenk.be ("business Gift" in Dutch)
€18,100 = $23,711
€17,000 = $22,270
€9,999 = $13,099
€9,900 = $12,969
€9,500 = $12,445
€8,999 = $11,789
€8,599 = $11,265
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 Arysta.com at $9,170. They also scored
with BalletShoes.com ($8,500), MissMaid.com ($7,000) and
FussballWetten4you .com ($6,550). Logopaedie.com
landed $6,223, MakeMoneyForum.com fetched $5,600
and TrashYourEx.com trampled $5,500.
Also at Sedo, ZoneBond.com bankked
$4,978, Kaobei.com kicked in $4,644 and H2B.com
drew $4,500. Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,930 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,930
Back at the AfternicDLS, they were stacking up
sales like cordwood. AWZ.com went for $9,000, Entheos.con
captured $8,000 and Britex.com brought $6,000.
Four others; Kaski.com, MNII.com, PaidBy.com
and Valorous.com returned $5,000 each.
Internet3.com added $4,877, FlyControl.com
and TradeUnited.com yielded $4,588 apiece and IntegratedCircuit.com
clicked for $4,500. The AfternicDLS had 81 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 AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames
to sell MyCoop.com ($7,102), Grokker.com ($5,900),
FeelFit.com ($4,577) and DataWizards.com ($3,077).
YummyNames also worked with GoDaddyAuctionsto sell Hinoki.com for $8,877.
Elsewhere, Optimo.com sold BathroomBrands..com
for $6,000 and StupendousDomains.com
moved Parkology.com for $3,000.
As I noted at the top of this report, the country codes
had a bang up week, placing eight domains on the all extension Top
20. Those eight, of course, also fill the first eight slots on our
new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The top ten on the ccTLD
leader board is rounded out by two other Sedo sales that just missed
the five-figure mark; #9 Nieuwsbrief.nl
("newsletter" in Dutch) at $9,432 and
#10 HandyShop24.de at $9,170.
Sedo went on to sweep 21 of the 24 chart entries
(the extra positions resulted from a five-way tie for the final
spot). A pair of private sales and the DomainLore.co.uk
sale of #17 DiningRoomFurniture.co.uk at $4,710 were
the only charted domains to elude Sedo's grasp. In the private
sold #14 PPIClaims.co for $5,500 and Jeff Overman
moved OS.tv for $5,400.
Germany's .de led the extension race with
eight chart entries, followed by The Netherlands' .nl with
five. The only other TLDs with multiple chart entries were .be
(Belgium) and .eu (European Union) with two each.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 12:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Feb. 6, 2012 - Sun. Feb.
12, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Feb. 15, 2012
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all
but three of those. Their roster included HotSeat.co.uk at
$3,140, Service-Mit-Stern.de at $2,993 and Rechtsanwalt-Bremen.de
Sedo had 49 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,700
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,700
Elsewhere, DomainLore.co.uk sold Agriculture.co.uk
($2,551) and LondonWebsiteDesign.co.uk ($1,650) while NetFleet.com.au
moved StartingASmallBusiness.com.au for $1,773.
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 were led by a trio of
five-figure sales, including one that ranks as the year's 2nd
highest to date in this category - Lotto.net at $42,575
via Sedo. The highest sale from this group that you haven't seen yet is #4
on our new Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart - Wetterzentrale.net
("weather central" in German) at $8,730 through
Sedo. They also rounded out the first five with the $5,895
sale of Cercolavoro.net.
Sedo went on to claim 12 of the 20 chart entries,
including the first eight in a row. The AfternicDLS bagged the rest of the
bounty with eight charted domains including the two that completed
the top ten; #9 HealthNow.net at $3,488 and #10 Voke.net
The .nets easily won the extension race with
ten charted domains. .Org was next with six while .mobi,
.biz, .info and .pro had one apiece.
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, Feb. 12:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb.
6, 2012 - Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Feb. 15, 2012
There were more than two dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale
of Mosaik.net at $2,010. They added $1,988 for DropCloth.net.
The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,788. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,788
Back at Sedo Kohr.net contributed $1,995 while Kaszino.org
and Rubias.org added $1,965 apiece. 1in1.org notched
$1,638, EVIP.org posted $1,572 and Icats.org
declawed $1,500. Fundacionmujeryhogar.org generated
$1,300, Projectrachel.org produced $1,250
and HalongBay.net notched $1,200. Nizza.org
nailed $1,022 and Rehire.net drew $1,000.
Elsewhere, YummyNa,es and the AfternicDLS joined forces to
sell WorkEthic.org for $1,700.
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.
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with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current
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in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
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