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Three 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 first time. 

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

By Ron Jackson

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 sales. 

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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 60.com $310,000 KuwaitNet.net
2. LEO.com $120,000 Toby Clements
Newsletter
3. Bosnia.com $100,000 DomainAdvisors
4. OnlineFreeGames.com $90,000 DomainNameSales/
Sedo
5. GameTruck.com $58,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
6. Wrapp.de €35,030 = $45,215 MissDomain
7. LivingTree.com $41,500 MostWantedDomains
8. Drill.com $40,500 Sedo
9. OxygenSensor.com $35,000 DomainNameSales
10.
tie
Duma.com $30,000 DomainAdvisors.com
10.
tie
REITS.com $30,000 AfternicDLS

12. SmartCamera.com $29,200 AfternicDLS
13. GaySingles.com $23,000 DomainAdvisors
14. TwinEngine.com $18,000 DomainNameSales
15. WandTattoo.com €12,231 = $15,894 Sedo
16. Lampa.pl €12,000 = $15,480 Sedo
17.
tie
AuPairJobs.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
HireANanny.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
SecondPress.com $15,000 Sedo
20. BinaryTranslator.com $14,000 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 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 with WestHollywoodRealEstate.com.  

.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:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
TripCancellation.com $4,500   registeryourwill.com $2,588
locw.com $4,388 orthotherapy.com $2,570
skinrenew.com $4,200 ezevent.com $2,500
pittsburghdentist.com $3,800 gidz.com $2,500
microcosme.com $3,788 liehu.com $2,500
westgraphics.com $3,788 mutualinterest.com $2,500
protenniscoach.com $3,780 webapi.com $2,500
acoustik.com $3,688 jp1.com $2,495
wapbanking.com $3,520 cmcompanies.com $2,488
champagnestore.com $3,500 personaltrainerdc.com $2,488
leadresources.com $3,500 topcrews.com $2,488
localsalons.com $3,500 vipcomputers.com $2,488
qree.com $3,500 energymanagementsystem.com $2,470
yourspaces.com $3,500 allergypal.com $2,388
rmedia.com $3,400 expectrespect.com $2,388
friendlycredit.com $3,389 intonight.com $2,388
salemonster.com $3,288 playerslist.com $2,388
thermaltec.com $3,188 adultlearners.com $2,329
wikifone.com $3,177 memorytraining.com $2,200
internetmemorial.com $3,088 fieldboss.com $2,188
studywin.com $3,055 toolsteam.com $2,188
cchannel.com $3,050 autobaby.com $2,100
appelbaum.com $3,000 theoldschool.com $2,100
brilliantbooks.com $3,000 betterboots.com $2,088
fordblog.com $3,000 eremi.com $2,088
makeitsocial.com $3,000 healthsnap.com $2,088
monstermetal.com $3,000 linkace.com $2,088
wealthyretirement.com $3,000 plazanightclub.com $2,088
xforum.com $3,000 sharingweb.com $2,088
justinvesting.com $2,980 snapreply.com $2,088
quizup.com $2,888 worldcemetery.com $2,088
electricgroup.com $2,800 yorkstudios.com $2,088
skyforge.com $2,800 awesomebeer.com $2,000
landequity.com $2,788 bswgroup.com $2,000
whatsmybusinessworth.com $2,788 cedarbox.com $2,000
etki.com $2,750 cuantos.com $2,000
bertley.com $2,690 justchips.com $2,000
digi8.com $2,688 luxurytravelmart.com $2,000
trulyfine.com $2,654 modernteacher.com $2,000
justar.com $2,600 personalchallenge.com $2,000
ultimateexperience.com $2,600 researchalliance.com $2,000
amishtech.com $2,588 SEABOOK.com $2,000
flowersforall.com $2,588 tangopartners.com $2,000
globaldatabank.com $2,588  

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 $5,160 each

Sedo had 42 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
aceofspaces.com $5,000   labsave.com $2,900
cdnify.com $5,000 jeu-vidéo.com $2,580
localhookup.com $5,000 veryday.com $2,580
weddingstickers.com $5,000 sportcrazy.com $2,575
compro-oro.com $4,800 jcaf.com $2,500
xplicitclothing.com $4,500 novicom.com $2,500
smartcigs.com $4,000 pollvault.com $2,500
insurancequotesusa.com $3,995 rt3.com $2,500
epice.com $3,612 jazz-shop.com $2,451
anynumber.com $3,500 newyorkplaces.com $2,400
benoo.com $3,500 elreportero.com $2,300
treppenliftshop.com $3,483 parisplaces.com $2,150
currencymarkets.com $3,250 disruptively.com $2,095
thelivingcity.com $3,220 opencitytour.com $2,077
redaktion.com $3,070 esocket.com $2,064
bizdate.com $3,050 mobilestop.com $2,064
fbnc.com $3,040 englishbusiness.com $2,000
18s.com $3,000 hotelsdeals.com $2,000
bluekart.com $3,000 ootu.com $2,000
ofertones.com $3,000 sonkar.com $2,000
thesouthamerica.com $2,940 thefoundersforum.com $2,000

Elsewhere 2012Election.com yielded $5,250 at NowYo.com while YummyNames 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)

Country Codes

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

NetFleet.com.au 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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wrapp.de €35,050 = $45,215 MissDomain
2. Lampa.pl €12,000 = $15,480 Sedo
3. Fikus.ru €7,090 = $9,146 Sedo
4. Lennot.fi €6,500 = $8,385 Sedo
5. TCC.co.uk £5,000 = $8,050 Sedo
6. Cigarettes.co $7,000 Sedo
7. Faris.ru €5,400 = $6,966 Sedo
8. Pair.ca $6,750 Sedo
9. Drinks.de €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
10. BathurstRealEstate.com.au $5,552 NetFleet.com.au

11. Travellers.in $5,000 Sedo
12. Ren.fr €3,800 = $4,902 Sedo
13. Bet4Win.it €3,765 = $4,857 Sedo
14. TravelBeast.eu €3,150 = $4,064 Sedo
15. Tischleuchten.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
16. Celio.be €2.900 = $3,741 Sedo
17. Photoscape.de €2,800 = $3,612 Sedo
18. Income-Protection.co.uk £2,000 = $3,220 Sedo
19. MoneyHouse.de €2,380 = $3,070 Sedo
20. AquaBlade.de €2,200 = $2,838 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by a pack of five  domains at Sedo that went for $2,580 each. 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:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
e-ticket.co $2,500   dottv.co.uk $1,470
writer.me $2,250 chd.ch $1,290
lotto-tipps.de $2,193 comparatifassurance.fr $1,290
global-gmbh.de $2,149 ersatzteile24.de $1,290
sayway.com $2,000 eslip.de $1,290
xaxis.mx $2,000 moneyhouse.at $1,290
cafe2u.de $1,935 pedrodelhierro.mx $1,290
downloaden.eu $1,935 stromvergleich24.de $1,290
free.es $1,935 womensecret.mx $1,290
guide2go.de $1,935 staat.de $1,289
haengelampen.de $1,935 vax.at $1,289
loc.me $1,935 ashop.in $1,258
modernewiskunde.nl $1,935 secondplace.nl $1,226
robefemme.fr $1,935 tele5.ch $1,226
eurekakids.de $1,871 tornado.at $1,156
geologic.co.uk $1,852 dutyfree.co $1,100
box.to $1,750 babybox.ch $1,097
prestigewines.co.uk $1,610 beenz.mx $1,032
protege.co.uk $1,610 lactalis.co $1,032
blc.co.kr $1,500 lebenszeichen.at $1,032

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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

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:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HotSpot.net €9,000 = $11,610 Sedo
2. Tunesien.net €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
3. HeadSet.net $4,250 YummyNames/
AfternicDLS
4. Versus.net $4,150 Sedo
5. ConsultingJobs.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
6. LLL.net $3,900 Sedo
7. Observation.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
8. Vizcaya.org $3,450 AfternicDLS
9. SocialFund.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
10. WebModels.net $3,088 AfternicDLS

11. VConnect.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
12. Strato.org $2,700 Sedo
13. CovenantLife.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
14. Flats.info €1,810 = $2,335 Sedo
15. PHAP.net $2,240 AfternicDLS
16. BDCA.org $2,188 AfternicDLS
17. Taufgeschenke.org €1,675 = $2,161 Sedo
18. Restoration.info $2,094 Sedo
19. WCIS.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
20. CBMC.net $2,000 AfternicDLS

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 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 table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
bluehawk.net $1,688   itsecure.net $1,300
themouse.net $1,688 palletjack.net $1,288
millies.net $1,588 safesearch.net $1,288
itep.org $1,520 urbo.net $1,203
venison.net $1,500 teenhotline.org $1,200
womenconnect.org $1,500 webmaker.org $1,188
brandlanguage.net $1,488 babynurse.org $1,150
endemic.net $1,394 videogaming.net $1,000
hitcount.org $1,388   

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 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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