Rings Up One of the Four Biggest Domain Sales Reported This Year to
Top This Week's Chart
has rung up a lot of big domain sales over the past couple of years.
Unfortunately most have been subject to non-disclosure agreements,
however this week they were able to share a big one they just
closed - in fact it ranks among the four biggest sales reported so
far in 2012. They did it with a nice two-letter .com - FO.com
- at a cool $245,000. The domain is now being used as a
shortcut to a popular fashion website - FashionOne.com.
The FO.com sale lapped the aftermarket
field about eight times over. The #2 domain on our new weekly all
extension Top 20 Sales Chart, Exploris.com, brought $30,000
The week's biggest ccTLD sale, Set.TV, was just a step
behind at $29,000 via Sedo.com.
The country codes had a very strong week,
accounting for 3 of the 6 biggest sales, 4 of the top 10 and five
places overall. Sedo handled all of the ccTLDs that crashed
the top ten, including #5 Raw.co.uk at $23,250 and #6 Immobilien.TV
("real estate" in German) at $20,000.
Even so, the .coms had their usual dominant outing,sweeping
14 of the 20 chart entries, including #4 DailyBreak.com at $25,000
through Sedo. The non .com gTLDs were limited to one
entry that went to #11 (tie) OFA.net, a domain that changed
hands for $15,000 at DomainNameSales.com.
Four different venues could boast of multiple chart entries. Sedo
piled up the most with 8 while DomainNameSales posted four. The AfternicDLS
hit the trifecta with #9 WhatsTheScore.com at $17,000
leading their power trio. NoktaDomains struck twice with a pair of .coms
led by #11 (tie) Corap.com ("sock" in Turkish) at $15,000.
Chart honors also went to Moniker/SnapNames
for their $11,250 sale of #19 DocuSnap.com. One of the
top ten sales, #8 BuyCarInsurance.com at $18,500, was
the result of a private transaction with Coffee.org's
Bill McClure making the acquisition there.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 27:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 21, 2012 - Sun. May 27, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 31, 2012
£15,000 = $23,250
Immobilien.TV ("real estate" in German)
Corap.com ("sock" in Turkish)
€10,000 = $12,400
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 was one more five-figure sale just
off the chart. Moniker/SnapNames moved FriendII.com
.Com Supporting Cast
NoktaDomains led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with a pair of $9,500 sales; DiscountMedica
and IndirimRehberi.com. They added $6,254 for ESirket.com,
$4,500 for 4SL.com and $3,500 for TeacherEffectiveness.com.
Christmas-Decorations.com lit up another $3,350
while HeavyGear.com garnered $2,800 and ChenilleRobes.com
Back at Sedo Effector.com fetched $9,300,
Haceinstantes.com hauled in $9,000 and two others;
Greip.com and Amwell.com went for $8,000 each.
ImpactOffice.com produced $7,502, NanoJobs.com
earned $7,500 and D-Lab.com landed $7,000.
Averis.com commanded $6,000, CasinoPlus.com
paid out $5,750 and Calwin.com corralled $5,500.
Sagemount.com secured $5,250 with four others; ePops.com,
Eternelle.com, Microlex.com and NativeUSA.com
yielding $5,000 apiece.
Sedo had 28 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,960 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,960
DomainNameSales.com collected $8,300 for BronzePlaques.com,
along with $7,500 each for DiamondHoops.com and CobraCars.com
and $5,000 for CaribbeanMedicalSchools.com.
The AfternicDLS banked $8,050 for Variability.com
while LHTT.com captured $7,950 and Kubie.com cornered
$7,500. Fragility.com clicked for $7,000, Alfies.com
found $6,500 and PetInsurer.com covered $6,000.
CampbellBrown.com brought $5,988, PowerTrailers.com
transported $5,400 and PDOR.com pulled $5,250.
Three others; Refresh24.com, RetailReport..com and
CharityMobile.com chalked up $5,000 apiece.
The AfternicDLS had 98 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
The AfternicDLS also helped YummyNames
sell HopeStories.com for $3,577 and TransBank.com
for $3,100. YummyNames used Sedo to close another sale
with BoatStar.com going for $3,296 there.
Moniker/SnapNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS
to sell Vanma.com for $2,000. They sold four
others on their own; MyCountdown.com ($4,000), Descuentoscity.com
($2,200), TOSU.com ($2,009) and SuperBreakers.com
Five solid five-figure sales, all of which
made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw above, let the ccTLDs
to another standout week. Those five, which include three big .TV
sales, fill the top slots on our our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.
The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is an IDN
at #6 - Kündigen.de - a name that went for $8,680 at
Sedo piled up 15 of the 20 chart entries.
NoktaDomains was next with four including two in the top ten; #7 DiscountFlooring.co.uk
at $8,000 and #10 WhereToEat.co.uk at $4,750.
Great Britain's .co.uk wound up winning the
TLD race with five chart entries, one better than Germany's
.de. .TV with three was the only other extension
with multiple chart entries, leaving eight other countries to divide
up the remaining eight slots.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, May 27:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. May 21, 2012 - Sun. May
27, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 31, 2012
There a few dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all
but three of those with a roster that included Bidz.co.uk at $2,100
and two others; Beach.it and Bi.ly at $2,000 each.
Sedo had 27 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $1,860
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,860
Elsewhere NoktaDomains sold ShopLine.co.uk
for $2,000 and HRHelp.co.uk for $1,000 and DomainLore.co.uk
moved UDM.co.uk for $1,094.
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 sole five-figure sale logged in the non
.com gTLD category - OFA.net at $15,000 via DomainNamSales.com -leads our latest our Non
.Com gTLD Top 20 Chart. Two more .nets rounded out the
top three with #2 Flagged.net notching $9,000 and #3
Crave.net$7,000. Sedo handled both of those sales en
route to claiming five of the top six spots.
The .infos scored with #4 Versicherungsrechner.info
at $6,200 and #5 (tie) The.info at $5,000 apiece.
The .orgs didn't make an appearance until
MotorInsurance.org turned up at #9 after a $4,000 sale
through the AfternicDLS, a venue that went on to pile up 11 of the
21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for
the final position).
The .nets won the TLD race with ten chart
entries, edging out the the .orgs that had eight. The
remaining three spots went to .infos. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 27:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
21, 2012 - Sun. May 27, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 31, 2012
There were several more four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart with the AfternicDLS ringing
up the majority of those. Their roster included SolutionCenter.net
and TextMessages.org at $1,800 apiece and Qualita.net
The AfternicDLS had 19 more four-figure non
.com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,688. You can
see those in the table below:
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,688
Back at Sedo Sami.info fetched $1,800, Prices.info
provided $1,250 and two others; Nasenkorrektur.org
and Schulferien.info added $1,240 each. BusinessRegistrations.org
drew $1,200, Storehouse.org harvested $1,150
and Rollos.info reeled in $1,116. Tagesgeldzinsen.biz
bagged $1,054 while QHS.org and TopMobi.net nabbed
Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames made $1,650 from Obese.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.