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MovingCompany.com Arrives at Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart After Selling for Six Figures Through Moniker

MovingCompany.com did not sell when Moniker.com listed the domain in their Spring Auction but the name's exposure in that event helped the company's brokerage unit find a buyer after the auction and close a big $195,000 sale that is the 7th biggest sale reported so far this year. That sales also easily tops our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, more than tripling the price paid for the next name on the elite list.

The runner-up is DomainMarket.com's $60,000 sale of Skyboard.com. Michael Mann's company also claimed the #4 slot with MobileWorkforce.com at $30,000

Sandwiched in between those two was #3 Goldfields.com at $52,500 through DomainNameSales.com. They went on to pile up five entries on the Big Board, including two more in the top ten; #8 ArtificialGrass.com at $20,000 and #9 (tie) Stemz.com at $16,000

By Ron Jackson

Even so, Sedo wound up being the venue with the most charted sales, claiming seven places on the leader board with a roster led by the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #5 Cruise.me at $28,500. That is one of four country code domains on the chart, all of which sold at Sedo. They also rang up both of the non .com gTLD sales; #14 Kfzteile.net ("auto parts" in German) at $12,700 and #15 MyCV.net at $11,775

The AfternicDLS also had an outstanding week with five names on the chart including three of the top ten. Their line up was led by #6 Sunless.com at $24,500 and #7 YIF.com at $22,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 17:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 11, 2012 - Sun. June 17, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 20, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MovingCompany.com $195,000 Moniker
2. Skyboard.com $60,000 DomainMarket
3. Goldfields.com $52,500 DomainNameSales
4. MobileWorkforce.com $30,000 DomainMarket
5. Cruise.me $28,500 Sedo
6. Sunless.com $24,500 AfternicDLS
7. YIF.com $22,000 AfternicDLS
8. ArtificialGrass.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
9.
tie
CPAServices.com $16,000 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Stemz.com $16,000 DomainNameSales

11. Festivals.de €12,500 = $15,875 Sedo
12.
tie
Kruze.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
RetailData.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
14. Kfzteile.net
("auto parts" in German)
€10,000 = $12,700 Sedo
15. MyCV.net £7,500 = $11,775 Sedo
16. Eductive.com $11,000 DomainNameSales
17. BesteCasino.de €8,000 = $10,160 Sedo
18.
tie
Air.me $10,099 Sedo
18.
tie
SeeSaw.com  $10,099 Sedo
20. SimpleScan.com $9,600 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS  led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with LuxWorld.com at $9,000 and also scored with OnlinePaymentProcessing.com ($8,500) and BugJuice.com ($8,088). TopCN.com added $7,800, LeatherSatchel.com secured $7,500 and WebTeach.com tallied $7,000.

Uitgaan.com yielded $6,900, PhotoViews.com found $6,400 and FishingAddict.com reeled in $6,250. SewingOnline.com sewed up $6,200, NeuLife.com landed $5,750 and Emui.com corralled $5,396

The AfternicDLS had 101 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
bestride.com $5,000   basicwebsites.com $2,588
refilm.com $5,000 beawitness.com $2,588
SG360.com $5,000 differentialdiagnosis.com $2,588
goodbeginnings.com $4,988 dlggroup.com $2,588
morningadvertiser.com $4,850 getsbetter.com $2,588
raptorsports.com $4,500 goodgallery.com $2,588
redwallet.com $4,500 tablebee.com $2,588
filmall.com $4,488 apainter.com $2,500
comparisonguide.com $4,388 easywebstore.com $2,500
vlas.com $4,388 e-bee.com $2,500
airnetworks.com $4,320 europeangas.com $2,500
camphero.com $4,225 imaginelabs.com $2,500
adventcapital.com $4,188 intelligentfutures.com $2,500
its4.com $4,000 liquidsilicon.com $2,500
JOBSGATEWAY.com $4,000 theracket.com $2,500
tornadoshelter.com $4,000 TIMSTAR.com $2,500
camplace.com $3,688 alaskamedical.com $2,488
internetplatform.com $3,600 mindthestep.com $2,488
careuniversity.com $3,588 weddingbiz.com $2,488
coolseason.com $3,588 advancenet.com $2,450
musestudio.com $3,588 WindowPainter.com $2,400
thenetworkers.com $3,588 biodecontamination.com $2,388
OHSPOT.com $3,500 foreverstar.com $2,388
rockinit.com $3,488 postagift.com $2,388
smarterparenting.com $3,488 vliv.com $2,383
splashstore.com $3,488 knotch.com $2,300
newsgroove.com $3,388 strategicplanner.com $2,300
ultimatelist.com $3,388 bigbearcabinrental.com $2,200
cityfc.com $3,188 funay.com $2,200
compositetechnology.com $3,188 promotionalproductsusa.com $2,200
happyshops.com $3,188 brandbakery.com $2,188
inspiringdesign.com $3,188 firstmedicare.com $2,188
uppernet.com $3,054 myownguru.com $2,188
bighaul.com $3,000 carinsuranceestimator.com $2,150
exou.com $3,000 guardianhomeinspection.com $2,100
gezinti.com $3,000 downloadfood.com $2,088
metrodrivingschool.com $3,000 gabane.com $2,088
nationwidetelecom.com $3,000 itheadquarters.com $2,088
socialaid.com $3,000 waitara.com $2,088
gracefulbeauty.com $2,988 worldlinkcom.com $2,088
avenuecafe.com $2,888 citypaint.com $2,070
AviationLawyer.com $2,850 teigroup.com $2,070
masterofthegame.com $2,800 accentaccessories.com $2,000
spacemarketing.com $2,800 accountinggenius.com $2,000
vrbs.com $2,800 eyeloop.com $2,000
stonecellars.com $2,777 lavishcouture.com $2,000
investmentperformance.com $2,700 Listing411.com $2,000
popfive.com $2,630 proknife.com $2,000
jeansland.com $2,625 saturdaynightspecial.com $2,000
bauvorhaben.com $2,600 touchthestars.com $2,000
animalcremation.com $2,588  

The AfternicDLS also worked with Sedo to sell JPCBO.com for $3,500

At Sedo Aress.com and Zhuzi.com drew $6,350 apiece while SinEmbargo.com bagged $6,223. Infac.com fetched $5,500, Kavita.com captured $5,080 and three others; Calcinhas.com, Gaiman.com and SaveMyPhotos.com made $5,000 each

Loitech.com tacked on $4,500, Cardagram.com grossed $4,445 and an IDN, Prävention.com, provided $4,051. Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
knappsack.com $4,000   glamboutique.com $2,999
outasight.com $4,000 livecode.com $2,591
redconsult.com $4,000 breastnest.com $2,500
deckchair.com $3,925 soulland.com $2,500
connectedness.com $3,810 greenfair.com $2,286
leinwandbilder.com $3,810 thanasi.com $2,286
exosafe.com $3,800 herzmuskelentzuendung.com $2,223
fitmap.com $3,600 bodysupply.com $2,000
dentz.com $3,500 estatetagsales.com $2,000
saaholidays.com $3,500 kokka.com $2,000
proequus.com $3,300 oabonline.com $2,000
interactief.com $3,175 qixol.com $2,000
5twenty.com $3,000 topfranchiseopportunities.com $2,000
leaguer.com $3,000 vvic.com $2,000
namejewelry.com $3,000   

StrongestBrands.com sold ParisBrand.com for $8,500 and DomainNameSales.com moved UrinaryIncontinence.com for $8,000. YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell ITOU.com for $5,777 and with Sedo to sell XMeeting.com for $3,599. They also sold SafeVerify.com on their own for $2,000

Elsewhere DomainMarket.com sold GreatBurgers.com for $3,000 and BocaNames.com sold an IDN, หมวก.com ("hat" or "hats" in Thai) for $2,250

Country Codes

The country codes were led by four five-figure sales this week involving a pair of .DE domains and  another pair of .ME names including the leader on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - Cruise.me at $28,500 via Sedo. 

You saw all of the five-figure sale in the all extension section above, so the biggest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 ID.cc at $7,575. Sedo also made that sale while sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries. NameJet was one of the other two venues on the leader board, breaking through with #8 Events.tv at $5,700 while NetFleet.com.au scored with #13 FathersDay.com.au at $4,561

Germany's  .de led the TLD race with six chart entries followed closely by Montenegro's .me with five. Great Britain's .co.uk was the only other extension with multiple chart entries, taking three places on the elite list.  

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 17:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 11, 2012 - Sun. June 17, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 20, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cruise.me $28,500 Sedo
2. Festivals.de €12,500 = $15,875 Sedo
3. Bestecasino.de €8,000 = $10,160 Sedo
4. Air.me $10,099 Sedo
5. ID.cc £4,825 = $7,575 Sedo
6. Orbit.co $7,500 Sedo
7. Empfohlen.de €4,500 = $5,715 Sedo
8. Events.tv $5,700 NameJet
9. Japan.me $5,269 Sedo
10. Bonita.nl €3,750 = $4,763 Sedo

11.
tie
AgentAssist.co.uk £3,000 = $4,710 Sedo
11.
tie
SumUp.co.uk £3,000 = $4,710 Sedo
13. FathersDay.com.au $4,561 NetFleet.com.au
14.
tie
EasyLinehost.ru €3,500 = $4,445 Sedo
14.
tie
Mad.me €3,500 = $4,445 Sedo
14.
tie
Wollversand.de €3,500 = $4,445 Sedo
17. CC-Shop.de €2,500 = $3,175 Sedo
18. Steuern24.de €2,500 = $3,150 Sedo
19. MadeInGreatBritain.co.uk £1,995 = $3,132 Sedo
20. Sydney.me $3,109 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority of those including ModelContract.nl at $3,023 and 3PL.co.uk at $2,964. LAS.fr added $2,762 and Mechanix.co.uk kicked in $2,577.  

Sedo had 49 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,540 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,540
jeuxenfants.de $2,540   rodavigo.eu $1,461
laserworld.co.uk $2,540 flexispace.co.uk $1,405
ott-alarmsysteme.de $2,540 cricket.me $1,400
anwalt-versicherung.de $2,539 sanat.de $1,397
easervices.co.uk $2,510 airlines.me $1,301
lottery.me $2,150 foto-bilder.de $1,270
genapp.de $1,905 gewaechshausreinigung.de $1,270
glueck-und-erfolg.de $1,905 greendeals.nl $1,270
techi.de $1,905 klein.be $1,270
travelbeast.co.uk $1,850 werkzeugs.de $1,270
mov.us $1,800 smsgroup.de $1,245
nlo.eu $1,778 dates.me $1,200
jobsnz.co.nz $1,725 batsurveys.co.uk $1,146
hainan.de $1,715 bankerblog.de $1,143
zeitkunst.de $1,651 lgb.ch $1,143
florist.me $1,650 muw.ch $1,143
doktortitel24.de $1,650 opiniestukken.nl $1,133
durance.nl $1,588 electronics.me $1,103
gardenwarehouse.co.uk $1,578 letselschades.nl $1,080
exceed.co $1,570 pistolen.ch $1,080
mall.me $1,550 trendig.ch $1,080
fishinginsurance.co.uk $1,539 neubau-frankfurt.de $1,016
fietswinkels.be $1,524 peopl.es $1,016
melbourne.me $1,509 clickfire.de $1,010
col.es $1,500  

The AfternicDLS sold BangkokFlights.co.uk for $3,000 while NetFleet.com.au collected $2,939 for CreditCard.co.nz and $1,401 for Lust.com.au

At DomainLore.co.uk KOI.co.uk claimed $2,905, Automatic.co.uk contributed $1,727 and WeddingSpeeches.co.uk spawned $1,126

Also, the AfternicDLS sold KIB.us for $1,800 and Harper.us changed hands for $1,000 in a private transaction.

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)

Our latest Non .Com Top 20 Sales Chart is headed by the two five-figure .net sales you saw in the all extension section earlier - Kfzteile.net at $12,700 and MyCV.net at $11,775, with Sedo handling both of those. Sedo also handled the biggest sales from this category that you haven't seen yet; #3 CoachingCorps.org at $7,500 and a pair of $5,000 domains that tied for #4 - Home24.org and Jain.net

The AfternicDLS also had an impressive week having a hand in nine charted sales including five of the top ten. Their roster was led by #6 AmericasBest.net at $4,129. With the AfternicDLS and Sedo dominating the board only one other venue broke through - that was YummyNames who worked with GoDaddyAuctions to sell AtlantaPlumbing.net for $2,296

The .nets wound up winning the extension race, taking ten spots on the elite list, two more than the .orgs with eight. .Info claimed two spots and one went to .pro (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position).

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 17:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 11, 2012 - Sun. June 17, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 20, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kfzteile.net
("auto parts" in German)
€10,000 = $12,700 Sedo
2. MyCV.net £7,500 = $11,775 Sedo
3. CoachingCorps.org $7,500 Sedo
4.
tie
Home24.org $5,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Jain.net $5,000 Sedo
6. AmericasBest.net $4,129 AfternicDLS
7. Interact2005.org $3,890 Sedo
8. RapidCash.net $3,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
9.
tie
Dillo.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
PrayerRequests.org $2,988 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
Roto.net $2,988 AfternicDLS

12. Deseo.net $2,575 AfternicDLS/Sedo
13. Feiertage.info €2,000 = $2,540 Sedo
14.
tie
CommunityOutreach.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
Digital.pro $2,500 Sedo
16. Swiss-Science.org $2,390 Sedo
17. AtlantaPlumbing.net $2,296 GoDaddyAuctions
18.
tie
CSII.org $2,088 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Provent.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
ECC.info €1,500 = $1,905 Sedo
20.
tie
ITTraining.org €1,500 = $1,905 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 the AfternicDLS  sale of Downdraft.net at $1,800 and another sale - JPL.biz - at the same price in which the AfternicDLS teamed up with YummyNames. 

The AfternicDLS also sold Viss.net for $1,714 and they had 17-more four figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,588. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,835
petpeople.net $1,588   stayinghealthy.org $1,288
kunstrasen.net $1,500 sushishop.net $1,288
flowerbox.org $1,488 geoeye.org $1,200
justsayin.net $1,488 internetassociation.org $1,200
touchsolutions.net $1,488 petinsurer.net $1,200
asianexports.org $1,388 gotomarket.net $1,088
vivacincodemayo.org $1,377 CPASERVICES.net $1,000
mybase.net $1,288 webcorner.net $1,000
repairshop.net $1,288   

Sedo sold Calc.mobi and ConnectedSite.net for $1,750 each as well as OVZ.org for $1,500. They got $1,400 for DogFoodReviews.net, $1,350 for VacationHome.net and $1,270 for Hypnosetherapie.info. TheSummit.org added $1,250 and PSOE.org went for $1,016. Sedo also teamed up wth  the AfternicDLS to sell Datenwerk.net for $1,100

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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