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
Sales Totaling $160,000 Share Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales
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
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.
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
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.
also had a hand in a top ten .com sale, using the DomainNameSales
platform to move #8 Coterie.com for $35,000.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 20:
DN Journal Top 20
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
DIS Inc Newsletter
€20,000 = $25,200
("football games" in Portuguese)
€15,000 = $18,900
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.
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prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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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
.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:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,950
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:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,388
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
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 andColombia'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:
Code Top 20
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
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:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
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.
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
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:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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
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 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.