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A Pair of Six-Figure Sales and One of the Year's 10 Biggest Non .Com gTLD Sales Headline This Week's Aftermarket Action

Twin $100,000 sales set the pace in the domain aftermarket this week. Sedo.com logged one of those when their broker - Dave Evanson - closed a deal for End.com. That sale came just one week after Dave's $125,000 sale of Channel.com had given Sedo the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. This week Sedo shares the top spot with DomainAdvisors.com who used the DomainNameSales.com platform to sell eDiscovery.com in another 100K deal. The buyer was Kroll Inc., a global business intelligence and technology solutions provider.

Sedo swept the next four positions with a group that included the week's biggest country code sale, #6 Made.de at €20,000 ($26,600). That was one of three ccTLDs claiming places on the elite list. Sedo accounted for two of those with the third, #15 Sienna.co.uk, changing hands for £8,000 ($12,800) in a private sale.  

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs also nailed down three spots on the Big Board. That group was led by the Key-Domains.com sale of #7 Company.net for $25,000 - one of the year's ten biggest sales to date in this category. DomainAdvisors and DomainNameSales again teamed up to put a second .net on the leader board - #20 Outfitter.net at $10,000. The other non .com gTLD on the chart was sandwiched between the two .nets. That was #12 (tie) Berufsunfaehigkeit.info ("disability insurance" in German) at  €10,000 ($13,300) via Sedo.

Sedo went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries. DomainNameSales was next, having a hand in five charted sales - two with DomainAdvisors' domains and three with their own including #9 LifelongHealth.com at $20,000. The AfternicDLS also earned chart honors with #18 ChessStore.com at $11,000 - one of 14 positions filled by .coms in another dominant outing for the world's most popular extension.

One other sales note before we move on to the chart - Box.com was sold late last year for an undisclosed price but this week new information came out that narrowed the figures down to somewhere between $900,000 and just under $1 million. Anywhere in that range would have made Box.com the 4th highest sale reported in 2011 if we had an exact figure. 

Now, here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 25:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 19, 2012 - Sun. March 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
eDiscovery.com $100,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
1.
tie
End.com $100,000 Sedo
3. Online-Games.com $48,000 Sedo
4. MyInvest.com $35,000 Sedo
5. In-Motion.com $30,000 Sedo
6. Made.de €20,000 = $26,600 Sedo
7.
tie
Company.net $25,000 Key-Domains
7.
tie
GiftCardExchange.com $25,000 Sedo
9. LifelongHealth.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
10. BabyGiftBaskets.com $16,000 DomainNameSales

11. RespiratoryTherapy.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
Berufsunfaehigkeit.info
("occupational disability" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
12.
tie
EuropaCity.com €10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
12.
tie
Minto.nl €10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
15. Sienna.co.uk £8,000 = $12,800 Pvt Sale
16. InsuranceCheap.com $12,500 Sedo
17. Porta.com €8,385 = $11,152 Sedo
18. ChessStore.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
Caballus.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
Outfitter.net $10,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales

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 Apptivity.com at $9,310. They also scored with Botin.com ($7,980), PetForums.com ($7,500) and Bomin.com ($7,315). SocialGamingNetwork.com went for $7,250 while three others; Explorauto.com, JobAtlas.com and Viplvx.com kicked in $7,000 each

TermiteTreatment.com tacked on $6,000, an IDN - Régime.com - returned $5,500 and Finanzblick.com brought $5,320. Sedo had 43 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
marketingcore.com $5,000   impactful.com $3,000
readytobuy.com $4,905 retroburger.com $3,000
accounting101.com $4,500 neubauprojekte.com $2,793
camarcade.com $4,500 distripress.com $2,660
everythingisforsale.com $4,200 canva.com $2,632
astero.com $4,000 fairfieldrealty.com $2,600
besttablet.com $4,000 eggy.com $2,565
energycompare.com $4,000 flighttomanila.com $2,500
helmholtz.com $3,990 hourigan.com $2,500
starfuels.com $3,990 mystores.com $2,500
mymood.com $3,750 orthoticsandals.com $2,500
healthmix.com $3,500 wynp.com $2,495
iqgames.com $3,500 mnwb.com $2,360
ruve.com $3,500 marica.com $2,128
il-calendario.com $3,425 hellohere.com $2,095
adgame.com $3,400 pregnancyzone.com $2,050
tinypay.com $3,300 ribbet.com $2,044
orcem.com $3,250 meetcoeds.com $2,010
stylog.com $3,150 customdatabases.com $2,000
avecom.com $3,000 hypothetical.com $2,000
doctoravatar.com $3,000 webcamarcade.com $2,000
ebookplus.com $3,000  

Back at Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.com SheetSet.com sewed up $9,000, CambodiaTour.com attracted $8,400 and EasyHaul.com hoisted $8,000, RecyclingMachinery.com captured $6,500, SheetSets.com drew $6,000 and TeamO2.com tallied $3,000

The cash registers were also smoking at the AfternicDLS where SSDFirm.com fetched $8,900, FlashCloud.com clicked for $7,500 and Jobsac.com socked away $6,000. FairfieldApartments.com welcomed $5,500, MYKS.com cleared $5,477 and four others; Galcom.com, HouseClub.com, Myelofibrosis.com and Superceuticals.com sold for $5,000 apiece. OhioEnergy.com generated another $4,650

The AfternicDLS had 102 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
dailypic.com $4,500   sunacademy.com $2,588
feelancer.com $4,388 venturestage.com $2,588
glsllc.com $4,388 walletonline.com $2,588
clubserver.com $4,288 CustomTowel.com $2,500
elloco.com $4,200 exclusivedomainsales.com $2,500
mymedication.com $4,188 laprimavera.com $2,500
churchgoers.com $4,000 photosof.com $2,500
domainplanet.com $4,000 POSTERAPP.com $2,500
fotor.com $4,000 simplybuilt.com $2,500
MemoryPage.com $4,000 statearchives.com $2,500
pistoleros.com $4,000 DEVELOPINGCAREERS.com $2,488
pspace.com $4,000 thesamaritans.com $2,442
projectrenaissance.com $3,888 phoenixartgroup.com $2,401
attorneyassist.com $3,688 arkiver.com $2,400
mysyndicate.com $3,688 aggrego.com $2,388
ipri.com $3,600 newfederalism.com $2,388
cognitivelearning.com $3,500 optimaworld.com $2,388
physicianspharmacy.com $3,500 roccabella.com $2,388
customracing.com $3,480 beautylady.com $2,300
soyfan.com $3,388 corporateserver.com $2,300
exhibitmarketing.com $3,188 iperk.com $2,300
logistas.com $3,188 ravewear.com $2,250
net-source.com $3,188 ontogeny.com $2,202
swiftaction.com $3,188 safeguardservices.com $2,194
bobmarleyshop.com $3,077 gallerycreator.com $2,188
chocolatexpress.com $3,000 theislandlife.com $2,188
coingames.com $3,000 1hourprint.com $2,149
evilink.com $3,000 foodcoaching.com $2,100
keypieces.com $3,000 moveguru.com $2,100
mcrec.com $3,000 artaviation.com $2,088
prosperitywealth.com $3,000 integritysoft.com $2,088
winesamplers.com $3,000 murzik.com $2,088
interiorsdirect.com $2,994 syntal.com $2,088
houstonofficemovers.com $2,988 themedicalclinic.com $2,088
beautifulweddingvenues.com $2,888 weddingdayvenues.com $2,088
motionblur.com $2,888 pteltd.com $2,072
HOUSTONMEETINGPLANNER.com $2,880 locationdata.com $2,030
ozcam.com $2,850 cerezos.com $2,000
eClassbook.com $2,795 excellentexteriors.com $2,000
burninglove.com $2,788 fourthday.com $2,000
accesspros.com $2,750 genez.com $2,000
rosecreek.com $2,700 kohlhase.com $2,000
washndry.com $2,700 motorxchange.com $2,000
cajinc.com $2,688 nativenetworks.com $2,000
klrgroup.com $2,688 projectgovernance.com $2,000
water-purification.com $2,688 saveyourchild.com $2,000
carhelper.com $2,600 statearchive.com $2,000
progressivephysicaltherapy.com $2,600 techinstruments.com $2,000
sievering.com $2,600 tkml.com $2,000
cachebox.com $2,588 webrendezvous.com $2,000
opencycle.com $2,588 whystop.com $2,000

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with Sedo to sell seven names including AnimalScience.com ($5,680), PlaySongs.com ($4,899), LadyShoes.com ($4,599) and TableToppers.com ($3,799). WorkReference.com added $2,999 while HomeMaster.com commanded $2,977 and Pay2Go.com posted $2,599.  

Country Codes

A trio of five-figure sales led by #1 Made.de at $26,600 via Sedo fill the first three slots on our new  Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included #4 Frankreichurlaub.de ("France vacation" in German) at $9,496 and #5 Movies.me at $8,800

DomainNameSales nabbed one of the three non Sedo sales with #9 Sharing.co.uk at $6,400 and Netfleet.com.au collared another with #14 HostedExchange.com.au at $4,094

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with five. Montenegro's .me was the only other TLD with multiple chart entries, claiming two spots. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 25:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 19, 2012 - Sun. March 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Made.de €20,000 = $26,600 Sedo
2. Minto.nl €10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
3. Sienna.co.uk £8,000 = $12,800 Pvt Sale
4. Frankreichurlaub.de
("France vacation" in German)
€7,140 = $9,496 Sedo
5. Movies.me $8,800 Sedo
6. Train.me $8,200 Sedo
7. Faxnummer.de €5,300 = $7,049 Sedo
8. Trip.ua $7,000 Sedo
9. Sharing.co.uk £4,000 = $6,400 DomainNameSales
10. FishPond.co.uk £3,600 = $5,760 Sedo

11. Ting.co.uk £3,000 = $4,800 Sedo
12.
tie
Heidelbach.de €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
12.
tie
Panzerspiel.de €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
14. HostedExchange.com.au AUD $3,899 = $4,094 NetFleet.com.au
15. Pocket.co $4,000 Sedo
16.
tie
BusinessAngel.co.uk €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
16.
tie
Tagesgeldvergleich.at €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
18. MyDriver.de €2,975 = $3,957 Sedo
19. EcoVodka.ru $3,780 Sedo
20. Gratisgutschein.de €2,800 = $3,724 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those with a list that included Inkassoportal.de at $3,711, PYX.is at $3,500 and two others; FloorPlanner.co.uk and Tele5.at at $3,325 each. JP.be banked another $3,219

Sedo had 47 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,200
outofthisworld.co.uk $3,200   photovoltaikanlage.eu $1,495
cuntz.de $3,192 airjet.de $1,397
mondo.tv $3,192 jeans-hosen.de $1,397
downlights.co.uk $3,021 vanlaeryachting.be $1,397
mmg.co.uk $2,960 bikefactory.de $1,330
lehrling.de $2,727 my-moebel.de $1,330
3dz.de $2,660 schuh24.de $1,330
myitaly.it $2,660 shooting.tv $1,330
geschenkexperte.de $2,527 börsentreff.de $1,329
wall.me $2,500 adacta.it $1,264
allaboutweddings.co.uk $2,400 eyeslipsface.de $1,264
billetavion.fr $2,394 profibau.de $1,264
casinobonus.tv $2,394 contract.in $1,250
grauwassernutzung.de $2,394 meldungen.at $1,197
chathouse.de $2,128 website-miete.de $1,197
indulge.in $2,000 grafikdesignschule.de $1,196
lichtschachtroste.de $1,995 booked.es $1,169
topcasino.it $1,862 jenever.de $1,064
fwd.co.za $1,850 komstar.de $1,064
computerleasing.co.uk $1,760 groenlandreisen.de $1,057
partyfactory.co.uk $1,680 cometas.co $1,023
seoplus.co.uk $1,600 motorz.co.uk $1,000
futternundfit.de $1,596 tele.tv $1,000
yogini.de $1,536   

DomainLore.co.uk sold Guard.co.uk and Rabbits.co.uk for $3,200 apiece, Freebie.co.uk for $1,582 and RoyalMarines.co.uk for $1,040.  

The AfternicDLS moved AssistedLiving.co for $1,500 and CraftShow.de for $1,288 while Jeff Overman collected $1,300 for Stories.tv in a private transaction and NetFleet.com.au banked $1,054 for SDCards.com.au

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)

Like the ccTLDs above the non .com gTLDs were led by a trio of five-figure sales this week. Company.net set the pace at $25,000 via Key-Domains in one of the year's ten biggest sales from this category. The highest sale you haven't yet seen in this group is #4 on our new Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart. That is Solaranlagen.info, a name that sold at Sedo for $7,980. 

MiamiProperties.org rounded out the first five with a $6,700 sale, also at Sedo who went on to claim 10 of the 20 chart entries. The AfternicDLS filled seven spots including #8 ForwardTogether.org at $5,000

The .nets won the extension race with 11 charted domains followed by .org with 6. The remaining three places all went to .infos

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 25:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 19, 2012 - Sun. March 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Company.net $25,000 Key-Domains
2.
tie
Berufsunfaehigkeit.info
("occupational disability" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
2.
tie
Outfitter.net $10,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
4. Solaranlagen.info €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
5. MiamiProperties.org $6,700 Sedo
6. Mexiko.net €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
7. Furminator.net €3,900 = $5,187 Sedo
8. ForwardTogether.org $5,000 AfternicDLS
9. Mairie.net €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
10. VideoConferencia.net €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo

11. PlayFree.org $3,888 AfternicDLS
12. EFP.org $3,800 Sedo
13. GlobalCard.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
14. Garderobe.net €2,400 = $3,192 Sedo
15. Küchen.info €2,400 = $3,192 Sedo
16. Driveways.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
EcoTrade.org $2,988 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
SellYourHome.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
19. ABV.net $2,800 YummyNames
20. CreditCardAffiliate.net $2,600 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $2,495 sale of MyInvest.net. They also moved Auto-Versicherung.net for $2,328 and Annuity.biz for $1,729

Sedo had 14 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,663. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,663
adultservice.org $1,663   seeks.org $1,320
kryptos.net $1,560 eccie.org $1,195
jackpot.biz $1,510 propertymiami.net $1,100
lacher.net $1,500 islandstudies.org $1,099
paratext.org $1,500 hornosdebarro.net $1,011
cityvibe.org $1,330 localsearchoptimization.net $1,000
ean.info $1,329 vqz.net $1,000

At the AfternicDLS CommercialDiver.net surfaced with $2,488 while three others; ArabBank.net, DreamSports.net and Hoverboard.net brought $2,388 each

The AfternicDLS had 24 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,318. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,318
anushka.net $2,318   isolatie.net $1,388
icelandtravel.net $2,188 livinglegend.org $1,354
greenglobal.org $2,000 telefono.org $1,350
communitytrust.org $1,988 inum.org $1,300
vietnamtour.net $1,868 summitinc.net $1,288
icelandtravel.org $1,800 vespas.net $1,250
webwriter.net $1,800 dataviewer.net $1,200
emailmarketingservices.org $1,688 degreeday.net $1,200
patientadvocates.org $1,688 privatetours.net $1,188
piadas.org $1,500 legalprotection.net $1,088
simpledesign.net $1,488 cuando.net $1,080
mmit.net $1,413 miamibeachcondo.net $1,000

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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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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