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This Week's Chart Leaders Include a Six-Figure Sale at Sedo and One of the Year's 10 Biggest ccTLD Sales

After missing in action for a month, six-figure domain sales are back on the aftermarket scene. For the second week in a row a member of that elite club heads our our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Metal.com did the honors this time out, changing hands for $140,000 at Sedo in a deal handled by one of their top brokers, Dave Evanson

Metal.com now has the added distinction of topping the Big Board twice. The domain made its first appearance at #1 on the elite list in February 2010 when it was sold for $165,000. Another example of things domain names have in common with real world real estate - as much as we may wish it wasn't so, prices don't always go up.

Sedo also took the runner-up spot on the new leader board with Chargepoint.com at $80,000 and they went on to pile up nine chart entries overall, including five of the top ten.  

By Ron Jackson

Another highlight of the week was one of the year's 10 biggest ccTLD sales. That was #3 CheapCruises.co.uk, a domain that Frank Paul of Fwitter.co.uk sold to Adore Cruises for £50,000 ($77,500). That put the domain at #8 on our Year to Date Country Top 100 Sales Chart (second chart on that page).

That was one of four ccTLDs to earn places on the all extension Top 20 this week. Sedo posted the others including #5 Sugar.co at $30,000 and #11 Message.us at $14,000 - one of the biggest .US (United States country code) sales we have seen in awhile. 

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry - #8 Car-Games.net at $17,000 via Sedo. The buyer of that domain had previously purchased the un-hyphenated version through Sedo for $28,820 in April.  

The AfternicDLS and Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales (DNS) both had strong outings to join Sedo in the multiple chart entry club. DomainNamesSales scored four times and placed two names in the top ten with their roster led by #4 Wagr.com at $33,200. The AfternicDLS rang up five charted sales with #9 Shenyun.com leading the charge for them at $16,475. That helped the .coms sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries.

Also earning chart honors this week were DNSR.com with their $20,000 sale of #6 Cashless.com and DropWizard.com, who sold #19 (tie) HoustonCriminalLawyer.com for $7,500

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 22:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 16, 2012 - Sun. July 22, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 25, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Metal.com $140,000 Sedo
2. Chargepoint.com $80,000 Sedo
3. CheapCruises.co.uk £50,000 = $77,500 Fwitter.co.uk
4. Wagr.com $33,200 DomainNameSales
5. Sugar.co $30,000 Sedo
6. Cashless.com $20,000 DNSR.com
7. GarageCabinets.com $17,500 DomainNameSales
8. Car-Games.net $17,000 Sedo
9. Shenyun.com $16,475 AfternicDLS
10. TicketGarden.com $15,000 Sedo

11. Message.us $14,000 Sedo
12.
tie
CompanyFormations.com $13,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
DigitalGrid.com $13,000 DomainNameSales
14. EXPA.com €10,000 = $12,100 Sedo
15. SelfTanning.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
16. Globen.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
17. CloudTag.com $8,150 AfternicDLS
18. GoedkopeZorgverzekering.nl
("cheap health insurance" in Dutch)
€6,250 = $7,563 Sedo
19.
tie
HoustonCriminalLawyer.com $7,500 DropWizard
19.
tie
MoviePlus.com $7,500 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
PlayReal.com $7,500 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with ReadyForAction.com at $6,500. Nuse.com added $6,000 while three others; Bmad.com, HighLevel.com and HZM.com kicked in $5,000 apiece. WomenOnFire.com went for $4,895, Persante.com posted $4,800 and LexOffice.com landed $4,700. Pisosdebancos.com bagged $4,477 and CordLash.com drew $4,235

Sedo had 30 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
breakstation.com $4,000   clothestv.com $2,750
crisisworks.com $4,000 tauchreisen.com $2,662
nowshop.com $4,000 faveit.com $2,550
rehealth.com $4,000 yosay.com $2,500
amalgama.com $3,900 gold14.com $2,420
sousvidecooking.com $3,899 hausbau24.com $2,420
bywho.com $3,600 ideagora.com $2,420
smbnetworks.com $3,500 piana.com $2,420
unashamedtour.com $3,500 prosperia.com $2,420
afghancarpet.com $3,000 jetmagic.com $2,178
brandwho.com $3,000 davos-hotels.com $2,015
cftv.com $3,000 cbmo.com $2,000
threebakers.com $3,000 shopglass.com $2,000
ustam.com $3,000 westernenergy.com $2,000
gamingslots.com $2,868 weaponizer.com $2,000

At DomainNameSales StrengthCenter.com crunched $6,300, PorcelainSigns.com produced $5,000, LuggageCentre.com unlocked $4,000 and VegasExchange.com chalked up $3,000

Back at the AfternicDLS OperaOnline.com hit a high note of $6,212, CustomizedJewelry.com attracted $5,750 and three others; CrowdSurfing.com, SmithGardens.com and MyTemp.com tacked on $5,500 each.  

Another five names were in a logjam at $5,000 apiece. That group included ChildrensDiscoveryCenter.com, Current360.com, HomeAnswers.com, W4B.com and WholesaleCellphones.com. Intermedios.com captured $4,800, ListenPeople.com delivered a $4,750 lecture and ModernLogic.com came to a $4,588 conclusion. 

The AfternicDLS had 80 more ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
baris.com $4,500   growcart.com $2,588
marinavillage.com $4,500 saveplan.com $2,588
shoeheaven.com $4,000 yudai.com $2,588
upngo.com $4,000 trustquotes.com $2,585
watchonlinetv.com $4,000 csexperts.com $2,500
claiminvestigators.com $3,988 explosionprotection.com $2,500
kurun.com $3,888 findaplant.com $2,500
originalquebec.com $3,888 heatstress.com $2,500
positivetraining.com $3,888 intelligentcity.com $2,500
Bitable.com $3,800 mentalhealthwork.com $2,500
purepositiveenergy.com $3,688 mrjuice.com $2,500
midnightblack.com $3,588 ntmcorp.com $2,500
stewardshipresources.com $3,588 qadvantage.com $2,500
triptide.com $3,588 ragemusic.com $2,500
aspensport.com $3,500 testzentrale.com $2,500
ecep.com $3,500 thintab.com $2,500
nfdn.com $3,500 xinhuan.com $2,500
beautyworx.com $3,388 igexpress.com $2,488
thewealthfoundation.com $3,388 chinamach.com $2,397
localbusinesslistings.com $3,350 travelwedding.com $2,394
salvus.com $3,300 dealerexperts.com $2,388
salsakids.com $3,288 inspirasi.com $2,388
thisislandearth.com $3,288 pulsedesigns.com $2,388
jewelfactory.com $3,200 athletenation.com $2,350
mybravo.com $3,200 pacsecurity.com $2,329
upscalerentals.com $3,177 saturdayclub.com $2,300
weaponized.com $3,177 affinitysoftware.com $2,250
risto.com $3,000 TRUSTEDSELLER.com $2,250
usedtech.com $3,000 teamlist.com $2,200
usdreamact.com $2,959 billionaireblueprint.com $2,188
justnuts.com $2,900 festivalsponsorship.com $2,094
Dezine.com $2,888 localsavers.com $2,088
ecommercesuite.com $2,888 turquoisemountain.com $2,088
worldlotteryclub.com $2,850 vigilantsolutions.com $2,088
contentjobs.com $2,800 adsco.com $2,077
TTRAMYLOIDOSIS.com $2,800 kingchip.com $2,000
brianswish.com $2,677 memorybridge.com $2,000
WeaponGrade.com $2,595 quotesoftheday.com $2,000
buzzbuild.com $2,588 shared-services.com $2,000
dynamicperspective.com $2,588 trustedmed.com $2,000

Elsewhere NameDifference.com sold CountryMusicCruise.com for $5,000 and YummyNames teamed up with GoDaddyAuctions to sell three domains; TheVapor.com ($3,496), SmartBulb.com ($2,796) and SageInsights.com ($2,196). YummyNames also worked with the AfternicDLS to sell AddictionClinics.com for $2,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the four country code sales you saw on the all extension chart at the top of this report including that big $77,500 sale of CheapCruises.co.uk that tops our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is also the biggest .co.uk sale that has been reported thus far in 2012

The biggest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 Auctionata.de, a domain that went for $6,050 at Sedo, a venue that wound up sweeping 16 of the 20 chart entries. Meanwhile the .de extension (Germany's country code) won the TLD race with six chart entries including #6 (tie) Farben24.de at $4,840

This week's remarkably diverse chart has a dozen different countries represented on it. Only two other extensions had multiple chart entries - Great Britain's .co uk with three and the European Union's .eu with two. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 22:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 16, 2012 - Sun. July 22, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 25, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CheapCruises.co.uk £50,000 = $77,500 Fwitter.co.uk
2. Sugar.co $30,000 Sedo
3. Message.us $14,000 Sedo
4. GoedkopeZorgverzekering.nl
("cheap health insurance" in Dutch)
€6,250 = $7,563 Sedo
5. Auctionata.de €5,000 = $6,050 Sedo
6.
tie
Farben24.de €4,000 = $4,840 Sedo
6.
tie
Mafia.to €4,000 = $4,840 Sedo
8. Cruzeirosbaratos.com.br €3,000 = $3,630 Pvt Sale
9. ECPM.eu €2,950 = $3,570 Sedo
10. SendGrid.de €2,900 = $3,509 Sedo

11. Darts.tv $3,500 Pvt Sale
12. AllYouBet.eu €2,750 = $3,328 Sedo
13. NuclearBlast.co.uk $3,300 Sedo
14. MoneySavingAdvice.co.uk £2,000 = $3,100 Sedo
15. Domain-Names.com.au 2,995 AUD = $3,055 NetFleet.com.au
16.
tie
Cruzeirosbaratos.pt €2,500 = $3,025 Sedo
16.
tie
Frankfurt-Live.de €2,500 = $3,025 Sedo
18. Amelie.de €2,222 = $2,689 Sedo
19. City2City.de €2,100 = $2,541 Sedo
20. LW.cc $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by a trio of $2,420 sales at Sedo that included ADJ.eu, Dynargie.ch and Episo.de. BettingApps.co.uk added $2,325 and Baederportal.de brought $2,160.

Sedo had 33 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,118 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,118
meinebettwaesche.de $2,118   in-vendita.it $1,210
meinebettwäsche.de $2,118 nit.de $1,210
frische.at $1,815 scitec.de $1,210
onlinecasino.im $1,815 serruriernice.fr $1,210
recyclingprodukte.de $1,815 mng.co $1,198
germany.me $1,800 jori.de $1,150
most.tv $1,800 kieferorthopädie-münchen.de $1,150
outdoor-arena.de $1,694 lis.to $1,150
tabakshop.de $1,686 room.us $1,150
introducing.us $1,650 hundeversicherung.eu $1,089
life-insurance-quotes.co.uk $1,550 prezzooro.it $1,089
ccw.eu $1,513 lanyards.ca $1,050
immobilienfonds.eu $1,513 doppelgarage.de $1,047
esmoke.co.uk $1,500 solarinstallateure.de $1,029
outreach.me $1,500 tierversandapo.de $1,029
esotheka.de $1,331 inoar.it $1,000
onecom.co.uk $1,318  

NetFleet.com.au sold five Australian domains; ChineseRestaurant.com.au ($2,331), ThePlant.com.au ($1,824), PaternityTest.com.au ($1,230), HighTeaSydney.com.au ($1,089) and Wink.com.au ($1,075)

Elsewehere, DomainPicks.com sold SmartHomes.tv for $1,500 and Brazilian.tv for $1,000, DTC.us changed hands for $1,477 in a private sale and DomainLore.co.uk sold Bullfrog.co.uk for $1,249.

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)

A lone five-figure sale set the pace the non .com gTLDs this week. Car-Games.net heads our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with a $17,000 sale at Sedo. The next highest sale was StAnthonys.org at $6,386 through the AfternicDLS who went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries including 7 of the top 10. 

The top five was rounded out by #3 DBD.net ($5,500) and #4 Recess.org ($4,988), both via the AfternicDLS, and Sedo's $4,840 sale of #5 Revision.info

The  .nets rang up 13 charted sales to easily win the TLD race. The .orgs followed with six and .info had one. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 22:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 16, 2012 - Sun. July 22, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 25, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Car-Games.net $17,000 Sedo
2. StAnthonys.org $6,386 AfternicDLS
3. DBD.net $5,500 AfternicDLS
4. Recess.org $4,988 AfternicDLS
5. Revision.info €4,000 = $4,840 Sedo
6. Constable.org $3,988 AfternicDLS
7. VisionBoard.net $3,788 AfternicDLS
8. Bureaucracy.org $3,588 AfternicDLS
9. GreenMachine.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
10. TimeCapsules.net $3,200 Sedo

11.
tie
GreenTomato.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
PrayerRequests.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
13. BrandZone.net $2,188 AfternicDLS
14. Gewinnzahlen.net €1,700 = $2,057 Sedo
15. AirSolutions.net $1,975 Sedo
16. AMSP.org $1,795 AfternicDLS
17. WineTours.net $1,566 AfternicDLS
18. Varadero.org $1,530 AfternicDLS
19. ArizonaGolf.net $1,500 Sedo
20. PlayingToWin.net $1,488 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several more four-figure sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of CrystalWater.org at $1,419. They also sold PixelPlanet.org ($1,388), DomainsCheap.net ($1,288) and Rockett.net ($1,250)

iInvest.net added $1,188, BizDev.org drew $1,150 and UnitedNetwork.org connected for $1,125. DestinationHealth.net added $1,088 and three others, AlphabetCity.org, PowerTek.net and WesternWildlife.org went for $1,000 each

Back at Sedo Quizmaker.net nabbed $1,399 while StartupItaly.org and Solarrechner.net returned $1,210 apiece. AJOS.net and Solarrechner.org secured $1,089 each and Pedelecs.org provided $1,065.

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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