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Market's Mid-Range Makes The Most Noise This Week With Nearly Two Dozen Solid Five-Figure Sales 

No six-figure sales were reported this week, leaving the door open for a trio of .coms in the mid five-figure range to fill the first three spots on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The best of those was #1 Acronyms.com, a domain that DNForum owner Adam Dicker sold on the DomainNameSales.com platform for $60,000. The buyer was Stands 4 LLC who is forwarding the domain to their existing Abbreviations.com website. 

The runner-up slot goes to Sedo.com's $55,000 sale of LiveDoc.com with Dangote.com rounding out the first three after changing hands for $40,000 at DomainNameSales.com.

The top non .com gTLD sale was #4 CarGames.net, a name that attracted $28,820 at Sedo. Two more non .com gTLDs, both .nets, also made the elite list. #6 AssuranceVie.net ("life insurance" in French) at $25,000 and #16 Payrol.net at $13,600, with Sedo handling both of those sales. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also rang up the two country code sales that qualified for the Big Board, #15 Klik.pl (Polish cTLD) at $13,755 and #17 Chocolat.fr (French cTLD) at $13,100. Sedo piled up 10 of the 20 chart entries overall.

The AfternicDLS also had a big week with six chart entries led by #5 UnitedCare.com at $25,000. They placed two more on the top half of the leader board, #7 ManagementSolutions.com at $23,000 and #9 StreamGirl.com at $19,200

With DomainNameSales racking up three charted domains, only one spot was left for other venues. That one was claimed by WinnerNames.com with their $12,500 sale of #19 TopFinancialAdvisor.com

In another sales note, as we reported in our Lowdown section Tuesday (April 10), we learned that the IDN domain Москва.com ("Moscow" in Russian) was sold last summer for $216,000, the highest price on record for an IDN. We older sales like this come to light, we add them to that year's Top 100 list (if they qualify). Москва.com did and is now ranked at #26 on our 2011 Top 100 Sales Chart.

Now back to 2012 - here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 8:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 2, 2012 - Sun. April 8, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Acronyms.com $60,000 DomainNameSales
2. LiveDoc.com $55,000 Sedo
3. Dangote.com $40,000 DomainNameSales
4. CarGames.net €22,000 = $28,820 Sedo
5. UnitedCare.com $25,650 AfternicDLS
6. AssuranceVie.net
("life insurance" in French)
$25,000 Sedo
7. ManagementSolutions.com $23,000 AfternicDLS
8. RedRock.com $22,000 Sedo
9. StreamGirl.com $19,200 AfternicDLS
10. Footmarks.com $18,500 DomainNameSales

11. MaxCasino.com $16,250 AfternicDLS
12. ModernLady.com $15,838 Sedo
13. Discoveries.com €12,000 = $15,720 Sedo
14. SourcePlus.com $14,500 AfternicDLS
15. Klik.pl €10,500 = $13,755 Sedo
16. Payroll.net $13,600 Sedo
17. Chocolat.fr €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
18. USFX.com $13,000 Sedo
19. TopFinancialAdvisor.com $12,500 WinnerNames
20. FlowForce.com $10,500 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.

There were two more five-figure sales just off the chart - both at an even $10,000. The AfternicDLS sold GetMusic.net at that figure and DomainNameSales moved FunGolf.com.  

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with ManCar.com at $9,100. They also scored with IGSOnline.com at $7,688 and two others at $7,500 each; ArtOfMarriage.com and EyeWall.com

DCPU.com yielded $6,291, Junio.com drew $6,210 and Kups.com kicked in $5,210. A four-name logjam followed with Atasan.com, DataAlliance.com, iBots.com and Positivista.com posting $5,000 apiece

The AfternicDLS had 98 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
topparts.com $4,900   medb.com $2,500
localyocal.com $4,777 sentinelservices.com $2,500
southerntrophy.com $4,652 autisminc.com $2,488
schox.com $4,500 bodydeals.com $2,488
educall.com $3,988 cottoncolors.com $2,400
propertygazette.com $3,800 telephonehouse.com $2,390
dahi.com $3,750 justforstudents.com $2,388
aian.com $3,500 CouponPath.com $2,350
eliteprofessionalsofamerica.com $3,500 amishfoods.com $2,300
strategicdynamics.com $3,488 bitmonkey.com $2,300
workzones.com $3,388 trueviewer.com $2,300
kotug.com $3,322 festeja.com $2,288
irvingpark.com $3,288 francelangue.com $2,250
thesocks.com $3,288 portconnect.com $2,240
barrettpartners.com $3,177 artsedu.com $2,200
evictionnow.com $3,088 worthafortune.com $2,200
protechdesign.com $3,088 iSpice.com $2,188
securerecovery.com $3,088 worldwidemanagement.com $2,188
xeropoint.com $3,088 airgourmet.com $2,176
storyboarder.com $3,060 copynow.com $2,170
navcapital.com $3,050 glasstime.com $2,150
eliteprofessionalsworldwide.com $3,000 verificationsolutions.com $2,100
outletshoppers.com $3,000 amemorableevent.com $2,088
wcob.com $3,000 changestrategist.com $2,088
goldtracks.com $2,988 dreamcollector.com $2,088
hybridservices.com $2,988 mobilepixel.com $2,088
subjectline.com $2,988 workersnet.com $2,088
uspage.com $2,900 customthis.com $2,021
flashfeed.com $2,888 2020online.com $2,000
gettingtogreen.com $2,888 abcchildcare.com $2,000
magazinepress.com $2,888 APCH.com $2,000
skysave.com $2,888 BESTCASES.com $2,000
unlimitedfun.com $2,800 corporateinvestigators.com $2,000
ccsdesign.com $2,788 customradio.com $2,000
swapnshop.com $2,788 dndd.com $2,000
theparentzone.com $2,788 encontre.com $2,000
globalstuff.com $2,700 getsure.com $2,000
wealth1.com $2,688 joekraus.com $2,000
androcles.com $2,632 ketou.com $2,000
godlive.com $2,600 oceanseafood.com $2,000
investmentintelligence.com $2,600 psychicfriend.com $2,000
coloradopower.com $2,588 renterslist.com $2,000
chinapharmacy.com $2,550 sellmate.com $2,000
1track.com $2,500 smallimprovements.com $2,000
automatictools.com $2,500 stickiton.com $2,000
deltastrike.com $2,500 styleedit.com $2,000
fitchoice.com $2,500 taijie.com $2,000
itbazar.com $2,500 tonty.com $2,000
lifepet.com $2,500 yapan.com $2,000

Back at DomainNameSales Battlex.com brought $9,000, FreezePlug.com plucked $5,500 and Xccelerator.com sold for $5,000. They also moved Toggled.com for DomainAdvisors.com at $8,000.

Sedo banked $7,950 for LandLove.com, $7,491 for FreeStuffFinder.com and $6,805 for Cut4.com. GoodPC.com provided $6,500, Tassa.com tallied $6,000 and TigerMom.com captured $5,850. Two others; WaysToMakeMoney.com and DJSets.com drummed up $5,500 each.

Sedo had 19 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
tastetester.com $5,000   sunroot.com $2,214
thedogphotographer.com $5,000 adaptivecare.com $2,150
youearnedit.com $4,875 kentcottages.com $2,070
chinaline.com $4,500 repoproperties.com $2,050
freemore.com $3,930 fantex.com $2,000
labos.com $3,930 i28.com $2,000
hotstyle.com $3,144 peachford.com $2,000
salesaroundme.com $2,500 vacation-homes.com $2,000
studioproject.com $2,400 visionr.com $2,000
idiscovered.com $2,250  

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell AirportLoungeAccess.com for $3,501 and with GoDaddyAuctions.com to move CouponWallet.com for $2,167

Country Codes

It was a rare off week for the country codes with just a couple of five-figure sales - the two you saw in the all extension section above - Klik.pl ($13,755) and Chocolat.fr ($13,100). That pair leads our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest sale you haven't seen yet in this category is #3 Fahrradanhaenger.de ("bicycle trailers" in German) at $7,015 at Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 20 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). NetFleet.com.au kept them from running the board by claiming the #5 slot with SUV.com.au at $5,943

Germany's .de won the extension race with six chart entries followed by France's .fr with four. There was a lot of diversity on these week's chart with 12 different TLDs represented. Great Britain's co.uk was the only other extension with multiple chart entries, taking two. That left nine positions that were divided among nine countries.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 8:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 2, 2012 - Sun. April 8, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Klik.pl €10,500 = $13,755 Sedo
2. Chocolat.fr €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
3. Fahrradanhaenger.de
("bicycle trailers" in German)
€5,355 = $7,015 Sedo
4. GameGlobe.de €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
5. SUV.com.au 5,826 AUD = $5,943 NetFleet.com.au
6. Whois.cc $5,100 Sedo
7. Toys.me $5,050 Sedo
8. Coloring.us $5,000 Sedo
9. Investor.at €3,750 = $4,913 Sedo
10. Ineas.es €3,600 = $4,716 Sedo

11.
tie
JustHunger.de €3,500 = $4,585 Sedo
11.
tie
Mescourses.fr €3,500 = $4,585 Sedo
13. One100.de €2,975 = $3,897 Sedo
14.
tie
GoldPrice.fr €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
14.
tie
Heilpraktiker-hamburg.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
14.
tie
Kredit-Broker.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
14.
tie
Ludwig.co €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
18. Analysis.co.uk £2,000 = $3,180 Sedo
19. JLT.co.uk £1,750 = $2,783 Sedo
20.
tie
Abridejardin.fr €2,000 = $2,620 Sedo
20.
tie
Smorfia.it €2,000 = $2,620 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 roster that included Safegaurding.co.uk and SilverLogic.co.uk at $2,385 each. Vielgesundheit.de delivered $2,357, OnlineGaming.pl generated $2,100 and Gartenschere.de secured $2,096

Sedo had 31 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
makes.me $2,000   neuware.de $1,310
rant.in $2,000 serrurierlyon.fr $1,310
tycothermal.co.in $2,000 hyperthermie.eu $1,309
xiequ.com $2,000 ictus.it $1,300
100tiere.de $1,965 amigo.me $1,272
bund-bin.de $1,965 e-strom.de $1,245
meindaheim.de $1,965 rake.ch $1,245
fernstudiumjournalismus.de $1,952 weelink-systems.nl $1,245
hovenier.be.de $1,900 geekissimo.it $1,166
zalando.mn.mn $1,900 scottishgenealogy.co.uk $1,150
newsletter.cc $1,863 masterplan.ch $1,114
accu.ch $1,638 rampen.ch $1,114
tapisroulant.fr $1,500 texas.it $1,114
meme.co $1,495 m100.it $1,048
easyscore24.de $1,310 euronews.tv $1,000
gameglobe.nl $1,310   

Elsewhere, Ken Schabelski sold SquareMeal.tv for $1,500 in a private transaction, NetFleet.com.au moved BabyProducts.com.au ($1,291) and BrisbaneForkLiftHire.com.au ($1,174) and DomainLore.co.uk sold Duchess.co.uk for $1,193

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)

A quartet of nice five-figure sales (all .nets) set the pace for the non .com gTLDs this week. You saw all of those in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #5 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart - that is Ethylotest.org at $6,550 via Sedo. 

Sedo had 6 of the top 8 sales, including #6 TalkFusion.net at $5,985, but the AfternicDLS came on strong, sweeping 9 of the next 12 to win the extension race with 11 of the 20 chart entries overall. Their roster included #7 OLO.net at $5,000

The .nets had their most dominant outing of the year, sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries. That left just two spots for .org and one for .info. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 8:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 2, 2012 - Sun. April 8, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CarGames.net €22,000 = $28,820 Sedo
2. AssuranceVie.net
("life insurance" in French)
$25,000 Sedo
3. Payroll.net $13,600 Sedo
4. GetMusic.net $10,000 AfternicDLS
5. Ethylotest.org €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
6. TalkFusion.net €4,500 = $5,895 Sedo
7. OLO.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
8. Congress.net $4,999 Sedo
9. Teleconferencing.net $4,388 AfternicDLS
10. Banque.net $4,000 AfternicDLS

11. VNow.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
12. InvestOnline.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
13. Rodin.net $3,049 AfternicDLS
14. ECIO.org €2,000 = $2,620 Sedo
15. InsuranceProviders.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
16. EasyQuote.net $2,300 AfternicDLS
17. Auto-Ecoles.net €1,700 = $2,227 Sedo
18. Rubias.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
19. Intersign.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
20. DentalInsurance.info $1,850 Sedo

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 the AfternicDLS sale of Aupairs.org for $1,800. They added $1,688 for IfOnly.org and $1,588 for eResearch.net

The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
businessvoip.org $1,500   datascience.net $1,250
CommunityCloud.net $1,500 bluejay.net $1,200
sportsresults.org $1,500 rarefinds.net $1,188
moonland.net $1,488 customersurvey.net $1,088
homedelivery.net $1,388 internetvillage.org $1,088
sapience.net $1,300 windermereflorida.net $1,040
schizoid.net $1,300 borelli.net $1,000
undertheradar.net $1,288  

Back at Sedo Dora.net drew $1,600, Zona.org zipped up $1,572 and Bitenova.org bagged $1,441. ReplacementWindows.info and WindowReplacement.info went for $1,288 apiece, TechLife.net landed $1,250 and Turban.net tacked on $1,114. Two others; Kautz.net and Stelzer.net added $1,100 each.

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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