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DomainAdvisors Rings Up One of the Four Biggest Domain Sales Reported This Year to Top This Week's Chart

DomainAdvisors.com 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 through DomainNameSales.com. 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.

By Ron Jackson

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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FO.com $245,000 DomainAdvisors
2. Exploris.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
3. Set.TV $29,000 Sedo
4. DailyBreak.com $25,000 Sedo
5. Raw.co.uk £15,000 = $23,250 Sedo
6.
tie
Immobilien.TV
("real estate" in German)
$20,000 Sedo
6.
tie
SDFC.com $20,000 Sedo
8. BuyCarInsurance.com $18,500 Pvt Sale
9. WhatsTheScore.com $17,000 AfternicDLS
10. ContactLenses.TV $15,000 Sedo

11.
tie
Corap.com
("sock" in Turkish)
$15,000 NoktaDomains
11.
tie
OFA.net $15,000 DomainNameSales
11.
tie
RCTV.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
14. LifeCompare.com $14,000 DomainNameSales
15. MyLiveCasino.com €10,000 = $12,400 Sedo
16. NoName.ca $12,000 DomainNameSales
17.
tie
Avella.com $11,500 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
CrackOn.com $11,500 Sedo
19. DocuSnap.com $11,250 Moniker/SnapNames
20. PressureSensor.com  $10,698 NoktaDomains

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 was one more five-figure sale just off the chart.  Moniker/SnapNames moved FriendII.com for $10,200

.Com Supporting Cast

NoktaDomains led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with a pair of $9,500 salesDiscountMedica lSupply.com 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 returned $2,500

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:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,960
kaltefusion.com $4,960   sleepingpad.com $3,500
siservices.com $4,500 cfly.com $3,330
worldmall.com $4,500 fruitpress.com $3,000
pworks.com $4,110 ihlegroup.com $3,000
bestherbs.com $4,000 kidstables.com $3,000
momall.com $4,000 linefinder.com $3,000
pillcontainers.com $4,000 mider.com $3,000
2ndopinion.com $3,750 vegastitleloans.com $2,795
royalcourt.com $3,750 workforceaccess.com $2,500
labpharma.com $3,596 luckgame.com $2,480
salsamania.com $3,596 wellapp.com $2,480
adventureraces.com $3,550 hotmilhas.com $2,232
360pi.com $3,500 fashpack.com $2,000
gettalent.com $3,500 thankfully.com $2,000

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:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
afrochic.com $4,500   powerreach.com $2,500
askmydoctor.com $4,500 primefurniture.com $2,500
communityfunding.com $4,500 RandomAccessMemories.com $2,500
besthgh.com $4,250 shardz.com $2,500
socialpipeline.com $4,188 waxi.com $2,500
barbadosproperties.com $4,000 winnerslounge.com $2,500
Core24.com $4,000 completeclarity.com $2,488
oakriver.com $4,000 shoppingtimes.com $2,488
virtualseller.com $3,988 strategicconsultants.com $2,488
restaurantcentral.com $3,850 artofstrategy.com $2,480
sgji.com $3,769 cmse.com $2,400
clarkandsons.com $3,750 ilkb.com $2,400
coutureoutlet.com $3,588 trustfoundation.com $2,397
clipcam.com $3,500 companytoday.com $2,391
maidenamerica.com $3,500 five2one.com $2,388
ofsco.com $3,500 news99.com $2,388
technologyconnection.com $3,500 publicway.com $2,388
remotemeeting.com $3,477 younggiants.com $2,388
twoocean.com $3,321 icmllc.com $2,300
togllc.com $3,288 bostoncaterers.com $2,299
implementar.com $3,250 mintmusic.com $2,275
diydesigns.com $3,188 boardwork.com $2,250
pocketcases.com $3,188 trainingdirectory.com $2,250
touchofabutton.com $3,108 hobbybike.com $2,188
nightlifechat.com $3,000 sellermax.com $2,188
venturesolutions.com $3,000 dedicatedtoyou.com $2,175
knitcaps.com $2,988 marblex.com $2,171
makedirect.com $2,988 monitorhub.com $2,115
naturenutrition.com $2,988 highschooler.com $2,100
plumgarden.com $2,988 affiliatebuddy.com $2,088
microneedling.com $2,877 beautifulnews.com $2,088
trueyouth.com $2,700 brokencircle.com $2,088
agentauto.com $2,688 digitalsynthesis.com $2,088
greencremations.com $2,688 pandle.com $2,088
parentalunit.com $2,688 sksol.com $2,088
readernet.com $2,688 labcentral.com $2,030
privatestaff.com $2,588 bellydancestudio.com $2,000
solnews.com $2,588 bluebin.com $2,000
tapedeck.com $2,588 cheapscapes.com $2,000
alpineinternational.com $2,500 exploreenergy.com $2,000
believeinjesus.com $2,500 galleryhouse.com $2,000
datingapps.com $2,500 homeownerslistingservice.com $2,000
generalintelligence.com $2,500 localcontrol.com $2,000
giantshark.com $2,500 perfectemployment.com $2,000
gripontools.com $2,500 sannicolas.com $2,000
innovateforhealth.com $2,500 seniorenshop.com $2,000
laserfab.com $2,500 sundriven.com $2,000
lovehaus.com $2,500 talentmaster.com $2,000
motorcyclelist.com $2,500 treksafe.com $2,000

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  ($2,000)

Country Codes

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.

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:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest 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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Set.TV $29,000 Sedo
2. Raw.co.uk £15,000 = $23,250 Sedo
3. Immobilien.TV
("real estate" in German)
$20,000 Sedo
4. ContactLenses.TV $15,000 Sedo
5. NoName.ca $12,000 DomainNameSales
6. Kündigen.de (IDN) €7,000 = $8,680 Sedo
7. DiscountFlooring.co.uk $8,000 NoktaDomains
8. Overstock.ae $5,000 Sedo
9. GamesOnly.de €4,000 = $4,960 Sedo
10. WhereToEat.co.uk $4,750 NoktaDomains

11.
tie
KneePain.co.uk $4,200 NoktaDomains
11.
tie
OptionsTrading.co $4,200 Sedo
13. Turism.se €3,300 = $4,092 Sedo
14. Grazia.co.kr $4,000 Sedo
15. SeguroSalud.es $2,899 NoktaDomains
16.
tie
Formulardruck.de €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
16.
tie
Oostkapelle.de €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
16.
tie
Trekkerpool.nl €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
19. AddOns.it €1,800 = $2,232 Sedo
20. CashExpress.co.uk £1,400 = $2,170 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,860
easyfeed.de $1,860   macker.de $1,240
themoneyschool.co.uk  $1,860 topunternehmen.de $1,240
hail.co $1,783 vancauteren.be $1,240
biogaia.co.uk $1,550 uniq.ch $1,178
dial.in $1,500 versicherungen-rechtsanwalt.de $1,178
rsi.it $1,488 blue-danube-it.de $1,116
vestidosdefiesta.es $1,426 camms.co.uk $1,085
cheapsecuredloans.co.uk $1,399 isoftware.co.uk $1,085
share.cx $1,363 voxx.co.uk $1,085
babyprofi.at $1,328 absa.ch $1,054
peakoil.se $1,300 teco.ch $1,054
knowledge-management.co.uk $1,250 genussfreuden.de $1,042
egoist.es $1,241 ung.me $1,000
e-truck.de $1,240   

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

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

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:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OFA.net $15,000 DomainNameSales
2. Flagged.net $9,000 Sedo
3. Crave.net $7,000 Sedo
4. Versicherungsrechner.info €5,000 = $6,200 Sedo
5.
tie
356.net $5,000 Sedo
5.
tie
The.info $5,000 Sedo
7. Deadly.net $4,750 AfternicDLS
8. AutoService.net $4,188 AfternicDLS
9. MotorInsurance.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
10. AllPlay.net $3,088 AfternicDLS

11. Florists.info $3,050 Moniker/SnapNames
12. Haina.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
13. LagoMaggiore.org €2,250 = $2,790 Sedo
14. DreamPlay.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
15. YoungGuns.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
MothersUnion.org $2,500 Moniker/SnapNames
16.
tie
Spotlight.org $2,500 Sedo
18. OneHome.org $2,400 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
CityWay.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
LoveAnimals.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
TheGame.org $2,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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 at $1,750.  

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:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,688
healthhub.org $1,688   subi.net $1,400
honorcode.net $1,588 booger.net $1,388
zoombox.net $1,588 democraticcongress.org $1,388
digitalarchive.org $1,500 transforme.net $1,388
epos.org $1,500 filings.net $1,378
Isom.net $1,500 buildyourfuture.org $1,190
almin.net $1,488 thehistoryteacher.org $1,180
jibo.org $1,488 businessregistrations.net $1,046
styleboard.net $1,488 frca.net $1,000
medicinal.net $1,400   

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 $1,000 apiece

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 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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