Previously Unannounced Six-Figure Sales Set the Pace in a Banner
Week for Domains
Warm weather is returning to most
parts of the northern hemisphere and domain sales seem to be heating
up in tandem with the rising temperatures. We documented three new
six-figure sales this week that are being reported here for the
The biggest of those ranks among the top three sales
reported so far in 2012. That is 60.com, a domain that went
to a Chinese buyer for $310,000 in a deal handled by KuwaitNet.net.
Congratulations to Bashar Al-Abdulhadi on closing a sale that
ranks behind only PersonalLoans.com ($1,000,000) and Jackpot.com
($500,000) on our Year to Date
Top 100 Chart.
Another home run was hit by the Toby
Clements Newsletter with #2 LEO.com at $120,000,
placing it among the year's top 20 reported sales. DomainAdvisors.com
also rounded the bases with their $100,000 sale of #3 Bosnia.com.
DomainAdvisors had a hand in four more charted sales including
another in the first five. That was #5 GameTruck.com, a
domain they moved on the DomainNameSales.com
platform for $58,000.
Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.com, who also earned
credit for four sales on our latest weekly all extension Top 20
Sales Chart, used Sedo
to sell #4 OnlineFreeGames.com for $90,000. As more
and more venues work together to put their listings in front of more
eyeballs, we are seeing shared credits on an increasing number of
With .coms sweeping
the first five places on the Big Board. The ccTLDs made their first
appearance at #6 with the MissDomain.com
sale of Wrapp.de for €35,030 ($45,215). That domain
was purchased by Bohemian
Wrappsody AB, a Swedish company that already operates a
popular gift card service at Wrapp.com.
Sedo logged the only other country code
sale with #16 Lampa.pl at $15,480. While the ccTLDs
were limited to two chart entries they still topped the non .com
gTLDs who were shut out as the .coms swept 18 of the 20
positions. Sedo claimed five of those spots as did the AfternicDLS
while DomainAdvisors.com and DomainNameSales.com took four each. Michael
Berkens at MostWantedDomains.com
also earned chart honors with #7 LivingTree.com at $41,500.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 6:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. April 30, 2012 - Sun. May 6, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 9, 2012
€35,030 = $45,215
€12,231 = $15,894
€12,000 = $15,480
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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There were seven more five-figure sales just off
the chart led by 70W.com at $13,000 via the AfternicDLS.
Sedo had five more at this level including FreeGun.com
and Juche.com at $12,900 each, HBB.com at $12,100,
HotSpot.net at $11,610 and VOIPGateway.com at $10,000.
DomainNameSales.com registered another $10,000 sale
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with WrightInsurance.com at $9,500
and Opensouq.com at $9,100. StoryStudio.com
added $7,300 while AvalonHeights.com hauled in $6,200
and CrazyBirds.com pecked away at $5,700.
Four others; BirthdayApp.com, IndustrialHygiene.com,
PipeFlanges.com and VitaminCoffee.com dispensed
$5,000 apiece. CXCO.com commanded $4,800, SenseSay.com
sold for $4,788 and ITKey.com unlocked $4,588.
The AfternicDLS had 87 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
DomainAdvisors.com banked a cool $25,000 for three
3-letter .coms - NDZ.com, NKZ.com and QTX.com
at $8,333.33 apiece. They also used the DomainNameSales
platform to sell PoolPlans.com for $8,000 and PoolDeckPlans.com
for $5,000. Meanwhile DomaiNameSales deposited another $3,000
for CactusBowl.com and $2,000 for LuggageWorks.com.
Back at Sedo Pecce.com posted $8,000,
while CasinoNoir.com and EcoNature.com drew $7,500
each. OneStepLeft.com landed $7,095 followed
by Algemarin.com and Etorro.com at $6,450
apiece. SnapChat.com chalked up $6,321, Subo.com
bagged $6,000 and RoyalIdea.com returned $5,805.
Two others; CarSpecial.com and iTheme.com captured
Sedo had 42 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Elsewhere 2012Election.com yielded $5,250
teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell four domains; TongueWag.com
($3,750), MarketingInsiders.com ($3,300), SmoothieDiet.com
($3,000) and PokerHead.com ($2,782).
One of the year's 12 biggest country code
sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week. Wrapp.de
leads our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart at $45,215
via MissDomain.com. We told you about that sale (and #2 Lampa.pl)
in the all extension section above, so the biggest country code sale
you haven't seen yet is #3 Fikus.ru, a Russian domain that
sold for $9,146 at Sedo.
Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries and
they rounded out the first five with #4 Lennot.fi (Finaland's
extension) at $8,385 and #5 TCC.co.uk at $8,050.
helped keep Sedo from running the board by taking the final spot in
the top ten with BathurstRealEstate.com.au at $5,552.
Germany's .de won the extension race with
five chart entries. The only other TLDs with multiple positions were
Great Britain's .co.uk and Russia's .ru with two each.
In a remarkably diverse week, ten other countries had
representatives on the leader board.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, May 6:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 30, 2012 - Sun. May
6, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 9, 2012
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by a pack of five
domains at Sedo that went for $2,580each. That group
included Celio.co.uk, Concubine.fr, Streetline.de,
Surinam.de and Webcast.nl.
Sedo had 40 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,500
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold HousesForRent.com.au
($1,457), CellarDoor.com.au ($1,206) and FitnessInstructor.com.au
($1,037) while DomainLore.co.uk
moved EuroRate.co.uk for $1,127.
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 managed just one five-figure
sale this week, HotSpot.net at $11,610 via Sedo. That
domain tops our new Non .Com gTLD Top
40 Chart with another Sedo sale, Tunesien.net, filling
the #2 slot at $5,805.
.Nets swept the first six chart entries,
including #3 with the YummyNames/AfternicDLS sale of HeadSet.net
at $4,250. The .orgs finally got on the board at #7
with an AfternicDLS sale of Observation.org at $3,500.
The AfternicDLS went on to pile up 10 of the 20 chart entries.
The .nets held on to their early lead to win the
extension race by taking 11 positions on the leader board. The .orgs
followed with 7 leaving two spots that were both taken by .infos.
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 6:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
30, 2012 - Sun. May 6, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 9, 2012
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by three sales at the
AfternicDLS; Piadas.net ($1,950), BDCA.net ($1,903)
and EasyAcess.net ($1,700).
The AfternicDLS had 17 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,688. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
Back at Sedo Serious.org secured $1,540,
Scaffolding.biz brought $1,500 and Fernhochschule.org
found $1,290. Articles.info attracted $1,270
while Fishon.net and Renovia.net rang up $1,250
each. SOG.info delivered $1,226, RomaniaTV.net
tuned in $1,220 and Wolford.net went for $1,200.
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 email@example.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.