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Toby Clements Closes One of the Year's Three Biggest Domain Sales to Headline This Week's Aftermarket Action 

Toby Clements sells a lot of domains through his popular newsletter but he really outdid himself this past week when he rung up one of the three biggest sales reported so far in 2012. He did it by brokering the $325,000 sale of BJ.com to Swiss company Finlead AG

That sale comes on the heels of another two-letter .com blockbuster the previous week when DomainAdvisors.com sold FO.com for $245,000. Super short .coms never go out of style, as evidenced by the fact that three of this year's five biggest sales have been 2-character domains (with 60.com at $310,000 joining BJ.com and FO.com in that select group). 

GoDaddyAuctions took the next two spots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart as well as a share of fifth place. #2 BusinessReviews.com led the charge for them at $58,000 with #3 Looker.com right behind at $50,000. Their sale of Temi.com at $30,000 tied the DomainNameSales.com sale of Carus.com for #5  following another DomainNameSales win with #4 SurvivalKit.com at $35,000.  

By Ron Jackson

GoDaddyAuctions went on to pile up 11 of the 20 chart entries including 6 of the top 10. The only other venues with multiple chart entries were DomainNameSales and Sedo.com who staked out five spots on the elite list. #10 Sell.it (Italian ccTLD) set the pace for Sedo at $25,000

Sell.it is one of four country code domains on the Big Board. GoDaddy Auctions has the highest one with #9 Hugg.me at $25,001. Another member of the ccTLD quartet is #18 Cardio.tv at $13,000 in a sale made by Blue String Ventures with the assistance of Jeff Overman

The non .com gTLDs had to settle for one place on the elite list. That went to #12 (tie) Studio.org at $20,000 via Sedo. That is the second time that domain has been sold in the past three months. In March it changed hands for $6,327 (also at Sedo), giving that buyer a great ROI after flipping the domain for three times as much in this week's transaction. 

With the .coms again dominating with 15 of the 20 chart entries, here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 3:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 28, 2012 - Sun. June 3, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. BJ.com $325,000 Toby Clements Newsletter
2. BusinessReviews.com $58,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. Looker.com $50,000 GoDaddyAuctions
4. SurvivalKit.com $35,000 DomainNameSales
5.
tie
Temi.com $30,000 GoDaddyAuctions
5.
tie
Carus.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
7. SmartCamera.com $29,200 GoDaddyAuctions
8. Mara.com $28,000 GoDaddyAuctions
9. Hugg.me $25,001 GoDaddyAuctions
10. Sell.it €20,000 = $25,000 Sedo

11. CardLinkedCoupons.com $24,000 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
CoreGaming.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
Studio.org $20,000 Sedo
14. Imena.com $19,000 GoDaddyAuctions
15. WBL.com $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
16. Benxi.com $16,000 Sedo
17. BattleReady.com $15,941 GoDaddyAuctions
18. Cardio.tv $13,000 Blue String Ventures/
Jeff Overman
19. Abels.com  $12,500 Sedo
20. IE.de €9,500 = $11,875 Sedo

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 seven more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for five of those including a pair of names at $10,500 eachEasy.co and NetApps.com. They sold three more; Crooz.com, Emotion.me and SmartSmoke.com for $10,000 apiece.

The AfternicDLS also banked $10,000 each for Competencies.com and WordLink.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with NCSG.com at $9,000. Ipinion.com added $8,525, LuckyDucky.com landed $8,500 and FreeGamesDownload.com captured $8,125. Songkhla.com and Tila.com tacked on $7,000 each while StreamCloud.com cleared $6,500 and CDZ.com drew $6,499.

MobileConcierge.com and OnlinePrintShop.com produced $6,250 apiece. Deposito.com clicked for $6,100, Sejours.com commanded $5,438 and CBill.com brought $5,035. Sedo had 26 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
shx.com $5,000   multion.com $2,500
recyclingdirectory.com $4,888 multion.com $2,500
bottin-mondain.com $4,375 avocatspecialiste.com $2,375
o2cinema.com $4,000 mobileculture.com $2,200
schwimmbadsanierung.com $3,751 gotso.com $2,100
smooke.com $3,500 amazingtemplates.com $2,000
baixarprogramas.com $3,438 bsyj.com $2,000
fetes.com $3,125 floridawebhosting.com $2,000
likecard.com $2,600 onlinecasinospiele.com $2,000
sitetrac.com $2,589 rapidrabbit.com $2,000
uploadking.com $2,550 registryoffice.com $2,000
be-pure.com $2,500 starrecords.com $2,000
glinch.com $2,500 stylemuse.com $2,000
   vinty.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS DeliciousRewards.com returned $7,000, FloridaGas.com ignited $6,400 and ShootingGallery.com gunned down $6,000. DigiFan.com fetched $5,788, CampusDaily.com posted $5,000 and CSGP.com provided $4,788

Satosfeito.com found $4,500, RavenStone.com raked in $4,320 and Medicalintelligence.com dispensed $4,188. CashWhiz.com deposited $3,800, AboutSolarPanels.com delivered $3,788 and PhotoWizards.com went for $3,710

The AfternicDLS had 52 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,588 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,588
thefcc.com $3,588   innovativeinformatics.com $2,400
higoo.com $3,500 performwell.com $2,400
viptime.com $3,388 lavishlifestyles.com $2,388
bankinganalytics.com $3,288 tickerwatch.com $2,388
4value.com $3,188 camelotknights.com $2,188
smartsap.com $3,188 nursingfaculty.com $2,188
bighotel.com $3,000 racerlink.com $2,188
buyadvisor.com $3,000 teamawareness.com $2,188
cellparts.com $3,000 bestofnews.com $2,088
travaux-publics.com $3,000 edecors.com $2,088
courageouslife.com $2,950 forwardfoundation.com $2,088
baniya.com $2,788 spaceexpo.com $2,088
carelove.com $2,788 wonderthink.com $2,088
pandazone.com $2,788 bagge.com $2,000
pop-pop.com $2,788 capitalcommunity.com $2,000
gefter.com $2,700 choosewise.com $2,000
beerboard.com $2,690 everyheartbeat.com $2,000
happybuys.com $2,688 fantasychef.com $2,000
promchat.com $2,688 ghbe.com $2,000
rapidhealing.com $2,688 interu.com $2,000
brandstats.com $2,588 islandlifestyle.com $2,000
organicflower.com $2,588 ldlearning.com $2,000
energycoatings.com $2,500 nemaha.com $2,000
globalfleet.com $2,500 ngft.com $2,000
hydraulicsonline.com $2,500 soniclabs.com $2,000
telemarketingservice.com $2,500 unionindustries.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also helped YummyNames sell PermeablePavement.com for $2,677 and YummyNames sold LibertyApplicance.com for $2,589 on their own. 

Elsewhere DomainDiscounts.com sold LebanonTV.com for $8,750 and LebanonTravel.com for $3,000 while DomainNameSales.com moved CoolFront.com for $7,000

Country Codes

The country codes had their usual strong outing with the 6 five-figure sales we noted in the all extension section above. Those six fill the first half dozen 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 Sedo's sale of #7 Energie.eu at $8,438.

Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries with eight top ten domains including #8 ForSale.us at $6,725. ExcellentDomains.ca was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. That company, led by Ilze Kaulins, hit the trifecta with three Canadian domains led by #14 Parker.ca at $5,376

Germany's  .de led the TLD race with six chart entries followed by the three for Canada's .ca. Montenegro's .me and the European Union's .eu had two apiece with the remaining seven positions divided between seven different extensions. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 3:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 28, 2012 - Sun. June 3, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hugg.me $25,001 GoDaddyAuctions
2. Sell.it €20,000 = $25,000 Sedo
3. Cardio.tv $13,000 Blue String Ventures/
Jeff Overman
4. IE.de €9,500 = $11,875 Sedo
5. Easy.co $10,500 Sedo
6. Emotion.me $10,000 Sedo
7. Energie.eu €6,750 = $8,438 Sedo
8. ForSale.us $6,725 Sedo
9. ShopIt.se €5,320 = $6,650 Sedo
10. QatarAirways.be €5,000 = $6,250 Sedo

11. Grosse-Freiheit.de €4,999 = $6,249 Sedo
12. Pflanzen-Kaufen.de €4,800 = $6,000 Sedo
13. iShopping.fr €4,500 = $5,625 Sedo
14. Parker.ca $5,376 ExcellentDomains.ca
15. iShopping.de €4,000 = $5,000 Sedo
16. Haushaltshilfen.de €3,570 = $4,463 Sedo
17.
tie
Sportluftfilter.de €3,500 = $4,375 Sedo
17.
tie
Tiroler.eu €3,500 = $4,375 Sedo
19. Annabelle.ca $4,200 ExcellentDomains.ca
20. Cavanaugh.ca $4,068 ExcellentDomains.ca

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the lion's share of those with a supplemental list led by Galeriazamek.pl at $3,844. All-Tickets.it added $3,750 while two others; Filter.me and SecurityManagement.de clicked for $3,500 each. Another pair (both French domains); 356.fr and Scarlett.fr scared up $3,125 apiece.  

Sedo had 43 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 - $3,000
hotelandra.de $3,000   lesebox.de $1,500
rauf-oder-runter.de $2,975 sherpa.es $1,500
airexpress.co.uk $2,937 vocal.ch $1,500
aroma.gr $2,750 zaapa.es $1,500
l.gg $2,736 lifta.fr $1,488
caribbean.us $2,500 cafes.co.uk $1,319
franchise.si $2,500 henpartyaccessories.co.uk $1,318
horoscopedujour.fr $2,500 alltrust.de $1,250
rud.in $2,500 lanzarote-center.de $1,250
trivium.at $2,500 louez-moi.fr $1,250
jobsinyork.co.uk $2,325 wmt.fr $1,250
frameless.de $2,125 zahnpunkt.de $1,250
autofotos.de $2,000 redpower.it $1,188
silo.co $2,000 sovag.ch $1,188
i4m.co $1,999 url.fm $1,188
cda.fr $1,875 easyads.de $1,126
neuleben.de $1,875 nordwestschweiz.ch $1,063
pulsklokker.no $1,875 automaty.eu $1,000
bodyhealth.ch $1,750 baukonzept.de $1,000
initiative.nl $1,563 namibiareise.de $1,000
westcott.eu $1,563 scanjet.co.uk $1,000
happystaff.co.uk $1,550   

NetFleet.com.au sold a trio of Australian ccTLDs; LawyerSearch.com.au ($3,812), BestCreditCardDeals.com.au ($3,437) and CreditCardsBalanceTransfer.com.au ($1,019) while ExcellentDomains.ca rang up another Canadian ccTLD sale with KLE.ca at $3,584

KevinMacPherson.co.uk sold N.gy for $2,750 while DomainLore.co.uk moved DogCages.co.uk for $2,186 and VAC.co.uk for $1,953

Elsewhere, three .us domains changed hands in private transactions; AAP.us for $1,477, VideoProduction.us for $1,043 and MobileMarketing.us for $1,042

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)

For the second week in a row the non .com gTLDs were limited to one five-figure sale, the one we told you about in the all extension section above - Studio.org at $20,000. The #2 domain on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart is DDD.net, a domain that Sedo sold for $6,999. They also rang up $6,250 for #3 Skandinavien.net. 

The AfternicDLS claimed the most chart entries, taking 11 of 20 places on the leader board. #4 Bronchitis.net led their roster at $5,000. They also had four of the five .orgs that made the top ten, including #7 MyTeam.org at $3,388

The .orgs and the .nets wound up in a dead heat in the TLD race as each extension claimed 10 places on the Top 20. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 3:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 28, 2012 - Sun. June 3, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Studio.org $20,000 Sedo
2. DDD.net $6,999 Sedo
3. Skandinavien.net €5,000 = $6,250 Sedo
4. Bronchitis.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
5. Pdair.net $3,900 Sedo
6. Argon.net $3,811 AfternicDLS
7. MyTeam.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
8. TicketsNow.org $3,188 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
AS1.org $2,750 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Perception.org $2,750 AfternicDLS

11. Vampires.org $2,600 Sedo
12.
tie
POSM.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Sandford.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
14. Commentgagnerdelargent.net €2,000 = $2,500 Sedo
15. SmokeAlarm.org $2,400 AfternicDLS
16. 7V.net $2,050 Sedo
17.
tie
BabyRegistry.org $2,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Lincolnshire.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
19. IT-Support.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
20. ImageResizer.net €1,500 = $1,875 Sedo

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 led by two sales at the AfternicDLS, Vivitar.net at $1,600 and FarmInc.net at $1,588. BeachWedding.org and NBDS.net added $1,500 each while HunterGatherer.org bagged $1,488

MobileLearning.net notched $1,388, Saet.net sold for $1,288 and two others; SalesUSA.net and InvestmentPlan.net plucked $1,188 apiece. ChristianUnion.org yielded $1,100 while Findex.net, Greenpass.org and WebOfLife.org generated $1,000 each

Back at Sedo Humanic.net made $1,500 while Pheromones.xxx and Wind-Turbines.net went for $1,250 apiece. HDWallpaper.net drew $1,050 and Cadzand-bad.info banked $1,031

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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