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Editor's Note: Monday (May 28) was a national holiday (Memorial Day) in the U.S. so the offices of most of our sales data suppliers were closed. As a result our production schedule for this week's domain sales column will move back one day. The new column will be published Thursday evening (May 31) rather than its usual Wednesday evening release time.

Two Sales Totaling $160,000 Share Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart  

For the second week in a row there were enough notable domain sales reported to fill nearly TWO all extension Top 20 Sales Charts. 39 five-figure sales came to our attention with two those, at $80,000 each, tying for the top spot on this week's leader board. Those were Interest.me at Sedo.com and LiveTicker.com at DomainNameSales.com.

Those two venues would go on to have a hand in seven chart entries apiece, including five of the top ten for DomainNameSales. 4.cn used their platform to sell #3 Xingzuo.com for $74,000 and #5 SUDI.com for $52,000. Sandwiched in between those two was Steve Fortuna's purchase of #4 ParkingGames.com for $55,000 in a private transaction. 

Sedo's seven sales included two of the three ccTLDs that earned spots on the Big Board. In addition to #1 (tie) Interest.me, they booked $24,000 for #12 Jewelry.co. The other country code sale was #14 JogosDeFutebol.com.br ("football games" in Portuguese), a Brazilian ccTLD that sold for $20,000 by MercadoDeDominios.com.br

By Ron Jackson

With .coms sweeping 16 of the 20 chart entries, that left just one spot for the non .com gTLDs. That place was taken by #11 Amara.org, a domain that changed hands for $25,000 at Sedo. 

The .com contingent included a pair that tied for #6 at $50,000 each. Sedo had one of those with Kindred.com and the other went to the DIS Inc Newsletter for Arctic.com. DomainAdvisors.com also had a hand in a top ten .com sale, using the DomainNameSales platform to move #8 Coterie.com for $35,000

Chart honors went to three other venues this week - Moniker/SnapNames for #16 VideoGoneViral.com ($19,750), MostWantedDomains.com for #19 (tie) MilitaryLawyer.com ($17,500) and the AfternicDLS for #19 (tie) Summon.com ($17,500)

 Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 20:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 14, 2012 - Sun. May 20, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 23, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Interest.me $80,000 Sedo
1.
tie
LiveTicker.com $80,000 DomainNameSales
3. Xingzuo.com  $74,000 4.cn/DomainNameSales
4. ParkingGames.com $55,000 Pvt Sale
5. SUDI.com $52,000 4.cn/DomainNameSales
6.
tie
Arctic.com $50,000 DIS Inc Newsletter
6.
tie
Kindred.com $50,000 Sedo
8. Coterie.com $35,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
9. Sourz.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
10. Moeco.com €20,000 = $25,200 Sedo

11. Amara.org $25,000 Sedo
12. Jewelry.co $24,000 Sedo
13. TUJI.com $22,000 4.cn/DomainNameSales
14.
tie
JogosDeFutebol.com.br
("football games" in Portuguese)
$20,000 MercadoDeDominios.com.br
14.
tie
WireBaskets.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
16. VideoGoneViral.com $19,750 Moniker/SnapNames
17. Aceiteoliva.com €15,000 = $18,900 Sedo
18. MilkAndHoney.com $18,000 Sedo
19.
tie
MilitaryLawyer.com $17,500 MostWantedDomains
19.
tie
Summon.com $17,500 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 19 more five-figure sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $17,270 sale of HomeAndAway.co.uk. They also moved MyCV.com ($14,500), SalesTouch.com ($11,500) and Mirror.co ($11,000). BlueGarden.com added $10,080 while CheapMobilePhones.com and Menus.net notched $10,000 each

DomainNameSales.com sold MapCode.com for $17,000 and Mooon.com for $15,500. They also banked $11,000 for TopOption.com and $10,000 for MyTwins.com. DomainAdvisors.com also used the DomainNameSales platform to sell Burrard.com for $15,500

Back at the AfternicDLS Instantly.net drew $16,995 and AllAboutDecks.com dusted off $15,995. Adopted.com welcomed $15,525, AutoAmigo.com made $15,000 and Maidstone.com attracted $12,000

Elsewhere, MostWantedDomains deposited $13,500 for AllTricks.com and Moniker/SnapNames rang up $10,201 for UniHost.com.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with PeakMortgage.com at $9,000 and ITScope.com at $8,820. MoneyHouse.com and NoirCasino.com chipped in $7,500 each and AnyScreen.com went for $6,500

BrandFire.com braked at $6,000, Geographie.com generated $5,670 and KeyFound.com fetched $5,040. Two others; OfferSearch.com and WeddingCarHire.com commanded $5,000 apiece. 

Sedo had 36 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,950 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,950
pawnsmart.com $4,950   bottinmondain.com $2,898
ohx.com $4,900 sipgateway.com $2,750
yiwanfuhao.com $4,500 brookvillelake.com $2,700
crea-group.com $4,410 creativeproducts.com $2,700
gurufx.com $4,410 dzmail.com $2,520
indexenergy.com $4,000 truro.com $2,520
scootercarriers.com $3,569 affiliatesite.com $2,500
gamebux.com $3,500 banksimply.com $2,500
loveaction.com $3,499 dsiglobal.com $2,500
beadfashions.com $3,150 hiredesigners.com $2,500
hypocare.com $3,150 medistore.com $2,400
simply-city.com $3,150 jcox.com $2,355
speedoil.com $3,150 interbeds.com $2,016
arztpraxis.com $3,024 basicsites.com $2,000
propy.com $3,000 blazepoker.com $2,000
re-cognition.com $3,000 breastdx.com $2,000
royaltent.com $3,000 g2oh.com $2,000
vulo.com $2,995 walltweet.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS CableBox.com tuned in $8,500, InJustice.com meted out $7,500 and EdgeCommunications.com connected for $6,400. 1800Athlete.com dialed up $5,500, CKCK.com clicked for $5,477 and four others; Center4.com, LimoPrice.com, RedLegacy.com and WestTex.com tacked on $5,000 each. BirthdayMail.com delivered another $4,500

The AfternicDLS had 82 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,388 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,388
adventureawaits.com $4,388   derbytime.com $2,488
stylemode.com $3,988 diabetestravel.com $2,488
educationinnovations.com $3,888 internetbusinessacademy.com $2,488
indiabest.com $3,888 epointz.com $2,419
liviano.com $3,788 datemydaughter.com $2,400
medianomics.com $3,700 be-fit.com $2,388
iroon.com $3,577 abstractartwork.com $2,370
aaabet.com $3,500 barberas.com $2,350
hospitalitygroup.com $3,500 firmitas.com $2,350
thefreshmen.com $3,388 tractionsystems.com $2,330
2coffee.com $3,299 cattletraders.com $2,300
cookandshare.com $3,288 educationandtechnology.com $2,300
indiapower.com $3,288 socialistas.com $2,300
LightFast.com $3,250 unitedmutual.com $2,250
salesessentials.com $3,200 callalan.com $2,200
viabella.com $3,188 sm-art.com $2,200
internetlayer.com $3,088 epictimes.com $2,150
accurateautoinsurance.com $3,079 hhrn.com $2,150
cruelsummer.com $3,000 obyava.com $2,150
fanti.com $3,000 enhancedproducts.com $2,100
healthphysics.com $3,000 freemortgagerates.com $2,100
jmid.com $3,000 massageinabottle.com $2,100
MarineInsuranceBrokers.com $3,000 equitylaw.com $2,088
playfight.com $3,000 greatamericanfoods.com $2,088
PropertyDetective.com $2,997 humanfx.com $2,088
goclip.com $2,988 neweramusic.com $2,088
baseliner.com $2,888 shareafare.com $2,088
BoxTape.com $2,800 superevent.com $2,088
hammerinc.com $2,800 vikingmuseum.com $2,088
museumweb.com $2,800 americasmosteligible.com $2,000
celulargratis.com $2,788 broky.com $2,000
anacosta.com $2,688 createa.com $2,000
DAILYLOANS.com $2,688 dairyexpress.com $2,000
Costume4u.com $2,500 lawfirmfinder.com $2,000
forwardlogic.com $2,500 luche.com $2,000
guanlin.com $2,500 numantia.com $2,000
mingqing.com $2,500 originalentertainment.com $2,000
recyclingadvantage.com $2,500 outboxmail.com $2,000
straybullets.com $2,500 staffportal.com $2,000
tankaway.com $2,500 tiada.com $2,000
fightmaster.com $2,495 trilabs.com $2,000

Moniker/SnapNames landed $7,827 for LoveHate.com, $4,399 for Skidka.com and $3,378 for N-T.com. Bixenon.com brought $2,734 and PreTeens.com produced $2,700. ThePatch.com posted another $2,666 while ICCTV.com captured $2,500 and two others; JobGenie.com and LoanInterestRates.com returned $2,000 apiece

DomainNameSales logged $7,200 for AutoLoanUSA.com and $3,700 for ShippingRacks.com. DomainAdvisors also used their platform to sell PetBenefits.com for $5,500

Elsewhere, RIPI.com changed hands for $5,400 at NameJet.com.

Country Codes

One of the year's ten biggest ccTLD sales - Interest.me at $80,000 via Sedo - set the pace for the country codes this week. That blockbuster and three other five-figure sales we showed you in the all extension section above fill the first four spots on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.

The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 DentalVeneers.co.uk at $8,900 through Sedo. They went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries. The only exceptions were the DomainAdvisors sale of #8 Burrard.ca for $8,000 on the DomainNameSales platform and the NetFleet.com.au sale of #11 The.com.au at $4,334

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries. Great Britain's .uk and Colombia's .co were next with three each. The remaining nine positions were split between nine different countries in a remarkably diverse week for the ccTLDs. One of those was #7 GG.gg at $8,164 - unusual for two reasons; 1) the name and extension are all the same letter and 2) this is the only .gg (Guernsey country code) sale I recall ever seeing charted.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 20:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 14, 2012 - Sun. May 20, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 23, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Interest.me $80,000 Sedo
2. Jewelry.co $24,000 Sedo
3. HomeAndAway.co.uk £11,000 = $17,270 Sedo
4. Mirror.co $11,000 Sedo
5. DentalVeneers.co.uk $8,900 Sedo
6. Flimmer.de €6,990 = $8,807 Sedo
7. GG.gg £5,200 = $8,164 Sedo
8. Burrard.ca $8,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
9. Blogger.no €5,300 = $6,678 Sedo
10. Denso.ch €4,250 = $5,355 Sedo

11. The.com.au 4,422 AUD = $4,334 NetFleet.com.au
12. Blue-Print.de €3,400 = $4,284 Sedo
13. Blij.nl €3,000 = $3,780 Sedo
14. Offer.gr €2,500 = $3,150 Sedo
15. Finer.co.uk $3,000 Sedo
16. ShopIt.pl €2,250 = $2,835 Sedo
17. Flexible.co $2,825 Sedo
18. Gewerbieninformation.de €2,083 = $2,625 Sedo
19.
tie
Grosse-Groessen24.de €2,000 = $2,520 Sedo
19.
tie
Mahee.de €2,000 = $2,520 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 all but four of those with a roster that included Park.it at $2,200 and Gesundheitsreise.de at $2,142. Popo.co added $2,050 and Adventure-Golf.de gripped $2,016

Sedo had 35 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
xnxx.ae $2,000   kaufjetzt.de $1,260
ocg.de $1,859 lipofilling.de $1,260
emv.de $1,852 moo.ch $1,260
madein.in $1,850 rat.es $1,260
seniorenpark.de $1,827 ribose.fr $1,260
kooaba.de $1,764 millelenti.it $1,197
xes.co $1,750 goodwins.co.uk $1,178
karton.eu $1,733 bra.co.in $1,150
fbads.de $1,670 etropolis.de $1,134
bikershop.ch $1,638 mywood.de $1,134
weathernetwork.co.uk $1,599 1895.de $1,128
gleitschirmfliegen.eu $1,512 sbn.bz $1,100
lenis.de $1,512 solarfuel.de $1,040
zorgverzekeraarsvergelijken.nl $1,387 cyberspazio.it $1,008
freecross.at $1,386 tagg.de $1,008
foreveryoung.co.uk $1,333 bibchip.eu $1,007
atz.ch $1,260 die-limo.de $1,007
homesell.de $1,260   

NetFleet.com.au posted four more sales at this level with Subdivision.com.au ($2,084), PharmacyDiscounts.com.au ($1,822), 1800Hampers .com.au ($1,294) and Solar-Power.com.au ($1,136).  

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 three five-figure sales we noted in the all extension section above, led by Amara.org at $25,000, headline the non .com gTLD  this week. The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is ElGordo.net, #4 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart after an $8,000 sale at DomainNameSales.com. Sedo's $7,938 sale of Bildung.net rounded out the first five followed by their sale of #6 Force.biz at $6,500

The AfternicDLS piled up the most chart entries, sweeping 13 of 20 places including all ten spots on the second half of the leader board. In addition to #2 Instantly.net at $16,995, their three top ten entries included #8 MicroAge.net at $3,280 and #9 Snore.net at $3,188

The .nets turned in a dominating performance piling up 16 of the 20 chart entries. The .orgs claimed three and .biz one. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 20:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 14, 2012 - Sun. May 20, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 23, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Amara.org $25,000 Sedo
2. Instantly.net $16,995 AfternicDLS
3. Menus.net $10,000 Sedo
4. ElGordo.net $8,000 DomainNameSales
5. Bildung.net €6,300 = $7,938 Sedo
6. Force.biz $6,500 Sedo
7. Heshe.net $3,800 Sedo
8. MicroAge.net $3,280 AfternicDLS
9. Snore.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
10. Hellsehen.org €1,999 = $2,519 Sedo

11. DignityHealth.net $2,495 AfternicDLS
12. Tradesman.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
KeepUp.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
Nerede.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
OnTheMove.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
FindTheTruth.org $1,888 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
GoldenOpportunities.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
SmartMed.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
Motormouth.net $1,700 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
Raincheck.net $1,700 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several more four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $1,575 sale of ADM.info. They also moved Anji.net ($1,500), Wildland.org ($1,450) and V6.org ($1,388). FreeBroadbandNow.org added $1,250 and Sechelinge.net nabbed $1,008

Back at the AfternicDLS Damien.net drew $1,500 while A2U.net and GADC.net notched $1,500 each. 4Books.net and Spidercom.net spawned $1,488 apiece with Corpac.net and LivePainFree.org adding $1,388 each

Focused.net and HearingAidBatteries.org bagged $1,200 apiece while EcoBrain.net brought $1,188 and two others; DataCollect.net and HighYield.net hauled in $1,088 each. Veatch.net nipped $1,050, WingsToFly.net went for $1,010 and SocialLife.net located $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

 

*****

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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