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Busy Sales Week Topped by Two 6-Figure Deals Including One That Ranks Among The Year's Five Biggest Sales 

Flowers aren't the only things blossoming this spring - domain sales also seem to be busting out all over. This past week was led by two six-figure sales including one that ranks as the 5th biggest transaction reported so far in 2012. That is PhoneMarket.com, a name that sold at Sedo.com for $180,000.

Also breeching the six-figure barrier this week was #2 AFW.com, a domain that American Furniture Warehouse purchased through  GoDaddyAuctions for $125,000. That name was previously owned by a financial consulting firm. 

GoDaddyAuctions also reported selling Psoriasis.com for $350,000, however that is a fully developed and operational ecommerce website, so cannot be viewed as a domain only sale. 

A big .xxx sale takes the #3 slot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. FootFetish.xxx was sold directly by the ICM Registry (who operates the extension) for $89,000. That is the second biggest non .com gTLD sale reported so far in 2012 (topped only by last month's sale of CDN.net for $185,000).  

By Ron Jackson

Rounding our the first five are a pair of $50,000 ccTLD sales; App.me,(sold by GoDaddyAuctions, and Jeu.tv ("Game" in French), a name that MostWantedDomains.com brokered for the seller, Legacy Fund LLC. Those two sales also rank as the 5th biggest country code sales reported year to date, so every category - .coms, non .com gTLDs and ccTLDs - had YTD top ten sales in a banner week across the aftermarket.

GoDaddyAuctions piled up nine of the 20 chart entries with a group that included #6 Cicero.com at $40,000. That was one of 14 .coms on the elite list. The ccTLDs had the next biggest group, taking five places on the Big Board (four of those on the top half of the chart) including #7 HomeLoanCalculator.com.au, sold for $37,339 by NetFleet.com.au. The non .com gTLDs only had one representative - that big .xxx sale at #3. 

Sedo claimed five chart entries including one of the ccTLDs that reached the top ten - #8 HB.de at $34,320. The AfternicDLS also took multiple positions with a hand in three charted sales. 

In addition to all of the five and six figure sales on the leader board, there were another 13 five-figure sales off the chart (those are listed under the Top 20 list). Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 1:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 26, 2012 - Sun. April 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PhoneMarket.com $180,000 Sedo
2. AFW.com $125,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. FootFetish.xxx $89,000 ICM Registry
4.
tie
App.me $50,000 GoDaddyAuctions
4.
tie
Jeu.tv
("game" in French)
$50,000 MostWantedDomains
6. Cicero.com $40,000 GoDaddyAuctions
7. HomeLoanCalculator.com.au 36,251 AUD = $37,339 NetFleet.com.au
8. HB.de €26,000 = $34,320 Sedo
9. CloudServers.com $32,010 GoDaddyAuctions
10. Weights.com $32,000 Sedo

11. Software.com.co €20,000 = $26,400 Sedo
12.
tie
LoveBug.com $25,000 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
ParkMe.com $25,000 GoDaddyAuctions
14. CloudApp.com $24,000 GoDaddy Auctions
15. ToteBag.com $23,000 DomainNameSales
16. HomeStays.com $22,000 Sedo
17. HealthKick.com $21,000 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddyAuctions
18. 549.com $20,800 AfternicDLS
19. Adjara.com $19,000 AfternicDLS
20. Adven.com $18,541 GoDaddyAuctions

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.

There were 13 more five-figure .com sales off the chart, led by the $16,500 sale of KwikSave.com at DomainNameSales.com

Sedo logged 9 more sales at this level including Reisen.pl ($15,180), ChildCare.co ($14,000), CheapestLoans.co.uk ($13,200) and TouristTube.com ($12,000). HealthySpot.com added $11,739, Zonacursos.com commanded $10,560 and TYP.com tacked on $10,099. Two others, Zoney.com and Bazingo.com kicked in $10,000 each

Elsewhere, emall.ca sold StudyOnline.ca for $15,000 in a private transaction while the AfternicDLS moved DRMG.com and Flexible.net for $10,000 apiece. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with GWN.com ($9,999), Ildefonso.com ($9,900) and WoodTurning.com ($9,500). They also scored with ManToMan.com and TeamSun.com at $8,000 each while GTRadial.com rang up another $7,950.

CoinInvest.com drew $7,260, Vitrier.com captured $7,000 and two others; Augencentrum.com and Morgins.com corralled $6,600 apiece. Bambou.com brought $6,402 and Kurong.com closed at $6,290

Sedo had 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
fertilab.com $6,000   harborcrest.com $2,888
indianvideos.com $6,000 gartenwerkzeug.com $2,640
justwin.com $5,250 tronas.com $2,640
chemicalsupplies.com $5,000 duftkerzen.com $2,513
devzero.com $5,000 advantage360.com $2,509
precogs.com $5,000 discit.com $2,508
copyservices.com $4,800 powertools.com $2,508
purplerock.com $4,620 vpn-service.com $2,500
citadelplaza.com $4,500 richtexteditor.com $2,499
connectrade.com $4,500 roofdeck.com $2,499
3dstorm.com $4,000 cityfibre.com $2,385
customs-broker.com $4,000 quickstaffing.com $2,353
mountkellet.com $4,000 govintage.com $2,250
rout.com $4,000 smarthomeenergy.com $2,250
5euros.com $3,960 chococity.com $2,249
abeilles.com $3,960 tegatech.com $2,244
mescourses.com $3,960 homebinder.com $2,100
localmed.com $3,828 consulted.com $2,046
cloudclient.com $3,500 datecity.com $2,000
mileshouse.com $3,500 dayhelp.com $2,000
anrys.com $3,300 drgene.com $2,000
chintonic.com $3,300 findar.com $2,000
hyla.com $3,300 fixfashion.com $2,000
cruisetravelinsurance.com $3,000 fraq.com $2,000
inboxpro.com $3,000 miquan.com $2,000
metabolictest.com $3,000 travor.com $2,000
pingup.com $3,000 zuci.com $2,000
webwiki.com $3,000  

At the AfternicDLS LocalQuotes.com locked up $9,000, NetLab.com dissected $8,200 and LasVegasBootCamp.com collared $7,600. BeachEscape.com attracted $6,500, HealthyFit.com fetched $6,500 and Arcard.com clicked for $6,200

PhysicsForum.com and LocalRealEstate.com landed $6,000 each while Hybridge.com hauled in $5,600. FirstMiles.com merited $5,520 and CPGH.com delivered $5,250

The AfternicDLS had 94 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
tradequest.com $5,000   allthethings.com $2,500
easyfriend.com $4,588 contractingplus.com $2,500
camq.com $4,500 dfwplasticsurgery.com $2,500
generalmed.com $4,500 expofilms.com $2,500
messagevault.com $4,300 firstaidclasses.com $2,500
makeyou.com $4,288 fittedwardrobes.com $2,500
geekexchange.com $4,188 instantmobile.com $2,500
gaole.com $4,000 silverlogic.com $2,500
JobCharts.com $4,000 sterlingpointe.com $2,500
socialchina.com $4,000 trueplan.com $2,500
voyou.com $4,000 primeandbond.com $2,488
realextreme.com $3,888 themedicalschool.com $2,488
prodigylearning.com $3,800 bodyliner.com $2,470
bluebe.com $3,677 marriageministries.com $2,388
userprovisioning.com $3,677 wesellautos.com $2,388
eblife.com $3,572 intreat.com $2,370
sellingtime.com $3,390 budgetsites.com $2,350
joinusnow.com $3,388 phoria.com $2,350
wearx.com $3,388 yogaforkids.com $2,302
worldvox.com $3,388 openquiz.com $2,300
opticart.com $3,300 DealPromotion.com $2,295
statex.com $3,288 openspa.com $2,288
theheroine.com $3,288 buddybroker.com $2,285
dikr.com $3,250 iqlu.com $2,200
grpweb.com $3,188 activeinbox.com $2,188
pcperks.com $3,188 fleadeals.com $2,188
styluspens.com $3,188 filterchange.com $2,159
filemix.com $3,050 healthsustainability.com $2,149
arps.com $3,000 chinasys.com $2,100
dermatox.com $3,000 openhouseamerica.com $2,100
dogcompany.com $3,000 affordablealternative.com $2,088
ellips.com $3,000 datatrading.com $2,088
fjmc.com $3,000 eventdome.com $2,088
jewelryandbeauty.com $3,000 neomarkets.com $2,088
leci.com $3,000 saveshopping.com $2,088
hopecentre.com $2,960 schedulemeeting.com $2,088
goodoffice.com $2,888 sprintdata.com $2,088
scanshipping.com $2,888 whitehousefellows.com $2,072
orangeteam.com $2,825 angelears.com $2,000
pecore.com $2,800 compensationlaw.com $2,000
marketpilot.com $2,788 everywordmatters.com $2,000
nighttour.com $2,788 GOPinion.com $2,000
reviewstop.com $2,788 materialdesign.com $2,000
totalcell.com $2,788 remitir.com $2,000
supplierbuyer.com $2,588 rockdoc.com $2,000
vertigomusic.com $2,588 skinvision.com $2,000
ecosistem.com $2,540 squido.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell HairAndMakeup.com ($2,975), StudentLinkup.com ($2,302), WashHouse.com ($2,210) and VitalityClinic.com ($2,000)

At NoktaDomains CicekEvi.com (Turkish for "flower house") sold for $7,000, TowelSets.com dried off $5,460 and Festgeldzinsen.com found $5,000. Kuehlschrank.com dusted off $3,500, TowelSet.com socked away $3,360 and SmartBars.com bottled $2,599. BeSports.com bagged $2,280 and two others; PaddedPanty.com and Runik.com returned $2,000 apiece

Elsewhere DomainNameSales.com took in $4,000 for Liftrucks.com.

Country Codes

The country codes were rocking this week, piling up eight five-figure sales including two of the year's five biggest in this category - App.me and Jeu.tv at $50,000 each. Those five-figure sales (all noted in the all extension section above) fill the first eight slots on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 CarHireInsurance.co.uk at $9,900 via Sedo.

Sedo rounded out the top ten with CamcorderInfo.de at $6,072 and went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries. They kicked off the second ten with a nice .US sale, Foc.us at $6,000. The buyer already has a website up selling a product called Foc.us, making the domain a perfect fit for them. 

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three. Beyond that there was a lot of diversity on this week's chart with 12 different TLDs represented. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 1:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 26, 2012 - Sun. April 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
App.me $50,000 GoDaddyAuctions
1.
tie
Jeu.tv $50,000 MostWantedDomains
3. HomeLoanCalculator.com.au 36,251 AUD = $37,339 NetFleet.com.au
4. HB.de €26,000 = $34,320 Sedo
5. Software.com.co €20,000 = $26,400 Sedo
6. Reisen.pl
("travel" in German)
€11,500 = $15,180 Sedo
7. StudyOnline.ca $15,000 Pvt Sale
8. CheapestLoans.co.uk €10,000 = $13,200 Sedo
9. CarHireInsurance.co.uk €7,500 = $9,900 Sedo
10. CamcorderInfo.de €4,600 = $6,072 Sedo

11. Foc.us $6,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Regalo.mx €4,000 = $5,280 Sedo
12.
tie
Reise.pl €4,000 = $5,280 Sedo
14. Capacities.de €3,690 = $4,871 Sedo
15.
tie
GoodZone.ru €3,500 = $4,620 Sedo
15.
tie
Kreditbroker.de €3,500 = $4,620 Sedo
15.
tie
Stromtanken.de €3,500 = $4,620 Sedo
15.
tie
Vergaderstoelen.nl €3,500 = $4,620 Sedo
19. SunshineCoast.net.au 4,400 AUD = $4,532 NetFleet.com.au
20. Use.co.uk £2,800 = $4,452 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by the ExcellentDomains.ca sale of WFC.ca for $4,294

Sedo accounting for the vast majority of the other sales with a list that included Laserontharen.nl ($4,290), Spreed.jp ($4,000) and NachtTV.nl ($3,960). Sedo had 55 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,828 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,828
vegan.eu $3,828   uncover.me $1,550
gewinnspielwelt.de $3,432 pio.ch $1,452
theme.co $3,400 simbabwe.at $1,452
attorneys.me $2,750 28thamendment.us $1,321
pressekonferenz.de $2,706 dnl.eu $1,320
hämatit.de $2,640 geldtransporter.de $1,320
malachit.de $2,640 iwi.be $1,320
salomon.se $2,640 select.gr $1,320
druckvergleich.de $2,574 superfly.fr $1,320
printvergleich.de $2,574 versen-ems.de $1,320
toponlinecasino.co.uk $2,499 groenteland.nl $1,313
swareflex.de $2,376 f8.cz $1,307
tenant.co.uk $2,376 regenschirme.eu $1,271
ftl.tv $2,310 machinery.tv $1,250
helpline.nl $2,310 ipay.in $1,200
selbstverwaltung.de $2,244 rgh.co $1,200
systempartner.de $2,138 registrierdich.de $1,188
miseenscene.fr $1,980 csgroup.eu $1,187
ngm.fr $1,980 amigosauto.es $1,122
trefle.be $1,980 telesecretaire.fr $1,122
cylindre.fr $1,848 werkzeug-zentrum.de $1,122
vonroll.in $1,848 localsolicitor.co.uk $1,113
akkuschrauber.at $1,650 klassenphotos.de $1,109
alles-echt.de $1,650 bastuck.ch $1,056
reise.cz $1,650 gutesgeld.at $1,030
solarcompanies.co.uk $1,590 aura.tv $1,000
climber.de $1,584 cuando.co $1,000
madeintheuk.co.uk $1,583   

At NetFleet.com.au Certitude.com.au and Hivemind.com.au sold for $3,966 apiece, LFI.com.au yielded $1,700, BuyLifeInsurance.com.au added $1,446 and FootOrthotics.com.au deposited $1,133

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold BSF.co for $2,000 and NoktaDomains moved AdultDatingSites.co.uk for $1,600

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)

FootFetish.xxx stole the show in the non .com gTLDs category with that $89,000 sale we told you about at the top of this report. Only one other sale from this group reached five figures - Flexible.net at $10,000 through the AfternicDLS. The first five on our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart is filled out by Phys.org ($6,000 at the AfternicDLS), Spielturm.info ($5,547 at Sedo) and Downloads.info ($5,512, also at Sedo). 

Sedo piled up 10 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included #6 MusicZone.net at $5,000. The AfternicDLS also had a very strong with nine charted domains including #7 Principles.org at $4,888.

The .nets won the extension race with 12 charted domains followed by .org with 5. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 1:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 26, 2012 - Sun. April 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FootFetish.xxx $89,000 ICM Registry
2. Flexible.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
3. Phys.org $6,000 AfternicDLS
4. Spielturm.info €4,202 = $5,547 Sedo
5. Downloads.info €4,100 = $5,512 Sedo
6. MusicZone.net $5,000 Sedo
7. Principles.org $4,888 AfternicDLS
8. MobileGames.net €3,500 = $4,620 Sedo
9. RouletteStrategy.net $4,500 Sedo
10. BanqueEnligne.net €3,000 = $3,960 Sedo

11. ServiceWorks.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
12. Upper.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
13. Wohnwand.net €2,500 = $3,300 Sedo
14. EPCA.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Allora.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
16. GlobalTraining.org $2,600 AfternicDLS
17. Actis.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
18. Inaka.net $2,480 Sedo
19. FreeEbook.net $2,460 Sedo
20. Podem.net €1,800 = $2,376 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of Huan.net at $2,360. They also sold SearchHub.org for $2,288 and Akra.org for $2,088

The AfternicDLS had 31 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
malpracticeinsurance.net $2,000   businesstrade.org $1,288
modelagency.org $2,000 netprofit.org $1,288
pssi.org $2,000 travelweek.net $1,288
springboard.net $2,000 yourquote.net $1,288
appliedintelligence.net $1,990 edlc.net $1,188
bioinfo.org $1,888 wikido.org $1,121
americanhero.net $1,750 strikeforce.org $1,100
SmallLoans.net $1,700 werkstatt.net $1,088
learngermanonline.net $1,688 consideritdone.net $1,000
ridgewood.net $1,688 multipack.org $1,000
llab.org $1,500 pressoffice.net $1,000
payper.net $1,500 redfire.net $1,000
turquoisejewelry.net $1,500 retailspace.net $1,000
deliverit.org $1,488 treasurebox.net $1,000
swissnet.net $1,488 webpsychology.org $1,000
CLOUD-COMPUTER.org $1,400  

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell GirlChat.net for $1,421

At Sedo Vess.org generated $2,000, BellaRoma.net booked $1,900 and Birthstone.net brought $1,850

Sedo had 20 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,716. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,716
finanziert.org $1,716   online-advertising.org $1,320
kostenlose-kreditkarte.org $1,716 airportparking.info $1,288
domnet.net $1,600 cacaniqueis.net $1,250
cesenatico.org $1,584 massageparlors.org $1,200
cser.org $1,584 autoecoles.net $1,188
filmzitate.net $1,550 grps.org $1,099
kunstgras.net $1,500 bazingo.net $1,000
newsbreak.net $1,500 bazingo.org $1,000
propiedades.org $1,500 jobswap.net $1,000
comparateurassurance.net $1,320 ready.biz $1,000

At NoktaDomains MeditationMusic.net drummed up $1,250, Autokindersitze.net nabbed $1,200 and Impressum.net produced $1,100

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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