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Six-Figure Two-Letter .Com Sale Handled By Toby Clements Tops This Week's Sales Chart

The current streak of six-figure domain sales has been extended to three weeks thanks to a nice two-letter .com transaction handled by the Toby Clements Newsletter. Toby moved YG.com for a cool $125,000 to take the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Clements claimed a second top ten entry with #9 DiamondDistrict.com at $25,000

GoDaddyAuctions claimed the runner-up slot with JustWink.com at $65,000. Why so much for that name? It was purchased by the owners of a well developed website at Just-Wink.com. Getting the un-hyphenated version (that now redirects to their hyphenated site) plugs a big hole that had to be leaking traffic. 

GoDaddyAuctions went on  to pile up seven chart entries, more than any other venue. The other six all landed on the second half of the leader board, including the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale - #16 RAK.net at $18,000. That category has one other representative on the elite list - #20 MultipleSclerosis.net at $14,000 via Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.

By Ron Jackson

The ccTLDs were limited to one charted domain this week but that one crashed the top ten. Sedo scored with #8 GR.ee (country code for Estonia) at $25,830. That was one of three chart entries for Sedo whose roster was led by #3 Expecting.com at $49,999.

Moniker/SnapNames also had multiple chart entries, ringing up four top ten sales (one shared with DomainHoldings.com) led by #4 Trash.com at $44,000. DomainNameSales hit the Daily Double by adding #10 DualCitizenship.com at $24,000 to the .net sale noted above. The AfternicDLS also earned chart honors with #19 1RC.com at $14,200.  

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 29:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 23, 2012 - Sun. July 29, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 1, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. YG.com $125,000 Toby Clements
Newsletter
2. JustWink.com $65,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. Expecting.com $49,999 Sedo
4. Trash.com $44,000 Moniker/SnapNames
5. PDC.com $40,450 Moniker/SnapNames
6. ArcticWolf.com $35,450 Moniker/SnapNames
7. DataGuru.com $28,000 Moniker/SnapNames/
DomainHoldings
8. GR.ee €21,000 = $25,830 Sedo
9. DiamondDistrict.com $25,000 Toby Clements
Newsleter
10. DualCitizenship.com $24,000 DomainNameSales

11. LasVegasBailBonds.com $22,005 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
NAQ.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
12.
tie
ReduceReadmissions.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
14.
tie
RacingTips.com $19,000 DomainNameSales
14.
tie
Oversite.com $19,000 GoDaddyAuctions
16. RAK.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
17.
tie
GoTrack.com $15,000 GoDaddyAuctions
17.
tie
TheNetworkedEconomy.com $15,000 Sedo
19. 1RC.com $14,200 AfternicDLS
20. MultipleSclerosis.net $14,000 DomainNameSales

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 were a dozen more five-figure sale just off the chart led by Sedo's $12,915 sale of Finances.net and a pair of $12,300 sales involving Genolier.com and Ostrov.com. They also sold EvolutionProjects.com ($12,000), Lottogemeinschaft.de ($11,070), CoolMobile.com ($10,500) and Xifang.com ($10,100)

GoDaddyAuctions banked $12,000 for AugmentedReality.org and also teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell MacadamiaNaturalOil.com for $10,800. The AfternicDLS also fetched $11,765 for Frogos.com.

 Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames moved PerformingArts.com for $11,000 and Michael Berkens's  MostWantedDomains.com drew $10,000 for SpoiledMilk.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Jacamo.com at $9,225 and added $7,500 apiece for EdmontonHomes.com and Habibi.com. TennisCoaching.com netted $7,495, BrandedLifestyle.com brought $6,000 and Ecap.com corralled $5,500.

Three others; HTJ.com, Stackly.com and WhenInRoam.com returned $5,000 each. AnimalGirl.com added $4,998, Teamers.com tallied $4,700, JBMedia.com clicked for $4,305 and Whoy.com captured $4,177

Sedo had 24 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
hairstylists.com $4,000   saveourbluths.com $3,000
consulteme.com $3,690 somacom.com $3,000
washed.com $3,600 logomax.com $2,625
iweekly.com $3,500 geoby.com $2,500
jaybe.com $3,500 mattressfactoryoutlet.com $2,500
qhow.com $3,500 nflodds.com $2,500
sosedi.com $3,198 aviatorstore.com $2,381
wildwestcasino.com $3,140 bicust.com $2,214
gzella.com $3,014 congratulationsyouwon.com $2,177
callafriend.com $3,000 benidormcitytour.com $2,153
centerm.com $3,000 businessmusic.com $2,000
lottacontinua.com $3,000 websitedown.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS MoneyGarden.com grew $7,500, EuroMax.com yielded $7,000 and Senadores.com sold for $6,988. OneReward.com went for $6,500, AT-20.com kicked in $6,200 and two others; SterlingFinancial.com and PrintFast.com produced $6,000 each

ClickToBid.com claimed $5,500 and WildYamCream.com absorbed $5,300. Those two were followed by an eight-name logjam at $5,000 apiece that included AKTI.com, Ambri.com, FireSecurity.com, FirmCentral.com, FoodEnthusiast.com, NewYorksHotel.com, PageMap.com and Rother.com

The AfternicDLS had 100 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,988 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,988
companyuniforms.com $4,988   orai.com $2,500
lutke.com $4,988 realcurrency.com $2,500
pkabc.com $4,988 surfandski.com $2,500
prosoftsystems.com $4,988 virtualofficehq.com $2,500
talkspanish.com $4,988 westernfinance.com $2,500
ecopond.com $4,750 armadaglobal.com $2,488
golfcartworld.com $4,500 amakusa.com $2,477
sittight.com $4,500 rajjewels.com $2,400
NEWYORKIS.com $4,000 coldface.com $2,391
teamapp.com $4,000 crazyracers.com $2,388
gatheraround.com $3,950 quickcache.com $2,388
stayingahead.com $3,888 santacares.com $2,388
expoonline.com $3,850 tradesafely.com $2,386
setupwizard.com $3,788 interactivewindow.com $2,250
Tiger360.com $3,750 legendsusa.com $2,240
jiav.com $3,688 COBASE.com $2,200
salesculture.com $3,666 EdgeEnergy.com $2,200
torquetool.com $3,526 klatch.com $2,200
FoldingBookcase.com $3,500 orlandouniversity.com $2,200
kbstyle.com $3,500 savvymusic.com $2,200
studiocentre.com $3,388 manhattanelite.com $2,188
frogpublications.com $3,277 galavanting.com $2,146
metanews.com $3,200 cutshop.com $2,091
crazylenses.com $3,190 clickandtrade.com $2,088
golfmat.com $3,189 FIGHTINJUSTICE.com $2,088
stegu.com $3,089 islandcuisine.com $2,088
socialchoice.com $3,072 risolvere.com $2,088
artlet.com $3,000 spacewarriors.com $2,088
pmeter.com $3,000 teamdonations.com $2,088
poolrenovators.com $3,000 way2success.com $2,088
livewithoutpain.com $2,877 boardplace.com $2,050
bostononcology.com $2,800 afrobeats.com $2,000
microwebsite.com $2,800 angelfaces.com $2,000
globalfineart.com $2,750 appealbond.com $2,000
oticas.com $2,710 aquacast.com $2,000
editingservices.com $2,700 caregiversdirect.com $2,000
picturecrazy.com $2,700 corporatepassport.com $2,000
ThumbDesign.com $2,636 futuregrowth.com $2,000
4motor.com $2,600 IASSISTANT.com $2,000
gourmetburgers.com $2,600 investmentdisputes.com $2,000
cacafe.com $2,588 linkenergy.com $2,000
cameraaccessoriesshop.com $2,588 marybaby.com $2,000
edime.com $2,588 mexicohosting.com $2,000
homeautomationstore.com $2,588 nauticalpaint.com $2,000
pridepark.com $2,588 supremenetwork.com $2,000
thefamilyplan.com $2,588 takethree.com $2,000
brantfordhomes.com $2,500 tokobaju.com $2,000
getawaysforless.com $2,500 underling.com $2,000
medsitepro.com $2,500 wishlister.com $2,000
obituarypage.com $2,500 ZXOOM.com $2,000

DomainNamesSales worked with DomainAdvisors.com to sell InfoButton.com ($8,000) and PastLifeRegression.com ($7,000). DomainNamesSales also moved RoastedPotato.com ($7,500), Talants.com ($5,000) and CelesteCid.com ($3,000)

At NoktaDomains Industrias.com commanded $7,900, SanalTur.com secured $4,000 and LongNecklaces.com attracted $2,900. PanelClips.com produced $2,671, Menenjit.com cornered $2,500 and SakaryaHaber.com hauled in $2,205

Back at Moniker/SnapNames Japa.com pounced on $5,900, OnlineMortgage.com merited $5,890 and an IDN, 医師.com, sold for $5,500. Nattokinase.com notched another $5,000 and ParisPhoto.com focused on $4,074

Moniker/SnapNames had 16 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
wisdomteethremoval.com $4,000   photonomics.com $2,500
woodtech.com $3,710 workeuropeltd.com $2,500
rootingdroid.com $3,650 speedlist.com $2,375
shoppromdresses.com $3,595 xn--o80b71ur7q.com $2,251
lovethatpizza.com $3,400 dejardefumar.com $2,156
pixify.com $3,125 nycdentalimplants.com $2,149
asianmodels.com $3,066 cm8.com $2,050
cartooning.com $2,500 alterdesign.com $2,050

 In a private sale, Robert Borhi picked up $4,000 for Zaplo.com

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by a pair of five-figure sales with GR.ee setting the pace at $25,830 (and also making the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier). Lottogemeinschaft.de ("Lotto community" in German) took the #2 slot on our our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with an $11,070 sale at Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries including #3 Alpen.ch at $9,840. They rounded out the top five with #4 Lombard.de ($8,598) and Malta.me ($8,100). The Sedo run wasn't interrupted until NoktaDomains took a share of the 8th position with a $6,000 sale of WaterTank.co.uk. DomainNameSales also broke through with #10 (tie) Sportsbook.ca at $5,000

Two other venues also took spots on the elite list - NetFleet.com.au with #16 LifeCover.com.au at $4,276 and the AfternicDLS with #17 (tie) DSG.co at $3,788

.ME won this week's extension race with five chart entries that all ranked in the top ten. Great Britain's .co uk and Germany's .de followed with three each. The nine remaining positions were split between nine different extensions.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 29:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 23, 2012 - Sun. July 29, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 1, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GR.ee €21,000 = $25,830 Sedo
2. Lottogemeinschaft.de
("Lotto community" in German)
€9,000 = $11,070 Sedo
3. Alpen.ch €8,000 = $9,840 Sedo
4. Lombard.de €6,990 = $8,598 Sedo
5. Malta.me $8,100 Sedo
6. Restaurant.me $6,618 Sedo
7. Bpost.co.uk €5,000 = $6,150 Sedo
8.
tie
Consulte.me $6,000 Sedo
8.
tie
WaterTank.co.uk $6,000 NoktaDomains
10.
tie
Camping.me $5,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Las.so $5,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Oil.me $5,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Sportsbook.ca $5,000 DomainNameSales

14.
tie
MyDoctor.gr €3,950 = $4,859 Sedo
14.
tie
Webdrogerie.de €3,950 = $4,859 Sedo
16. LifeCover.com.au 4,072 AUD = $4,276 NetFleet.com.au
17.
tie
AmazonCloudDrive.be €3,175 = $3,905 Sedo
17.
tie
DSG.co $3,788 AfternicDLS
19. CallUSA.co.uk £2,299 = $3,609 Sedo
20. Colegio.eu €2,785 = $3,426 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo again piling up the vast majority of those. Paella.es and Geboortelijsten.be brought $3,075 apiece while three others; Blackjack.sk, Kaufland.lu and Rechtsdienst.ch at $2,460 each

CampusShop.de delivered $2,337, Hail.eu and Ultima.fr rang up $2,276 each and Alno.lu drew $2,030. Sedo had 33 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
sidel.co.uk $2,000   caps.fr $1,229
standard.co.ke $2,000 inkcartridgesuk.co.uk $1,178
comone.at $1,845 fantasie.eu $1,169
fortbildungsakademie.de $1,845 sport1a.de $1,169
recipes.in $1,800 London-Hotel  .co.uk $1,115
hausprojekt.de $1,784 aerographit.de $1,107
londoncourier.co.uk $1,724 websiteseoservices.co.uk $1,099
sankt-poelten.at $1,722 prozessfabrik.de $1,098
holidaycard.eu $1,599 akobe.nl $1,046
cartridgeink.co.uk $1,570 handy-handy.de $1,046
rosens.co.uk $1,570 hotelsschiphol.nl $1,046
cbre.co.il $1,476 electronicmarket.it $1,015
gaminator.pt $1,476 discovery.pe $1,000
theyewtree.co.uk $1,256 esilk.co.uk $1,000
d.ht $1,250 giochipoker.it $1,000
myerm.de $1,230 nyp.ca $1,000
würth.es (IDN) $1,230  

NetFleet.com.au sold three Australian domains; ThePlant.com.au ($1,706), Nike.com.au ($1,683) and SydneyLawyers.com ($1,440) and the AfternicDLS deposited $1,000 for Tackboards.co.   

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 non .com gTLDs were led by the four five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart - that is Webmaster.net, a name that sold for $9,840 at Sedo. #6 American.org followed at $5,010 via Moniker/SnapNames.

The AfternicDLS had the most chart entries with eight. Their roster was led by #9 CancerSupport.net at $3,400. Sedo was next with six including Weekend.net, a name that rounded out the top ten at $3,300.

The  .nets piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries to easily win the extension race. The .orgs followed with six.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 29:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 23, 2012 - Sun. July 29, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 1, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RAK.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
2. MultipleSclerosis.net $14,000 DomainNameSales
3. Finances.net $12,915 Sedo
4. AugmentedReality.org $12,000 GoDaddyAuctions
5. Webmaster.net €8,000 = $9,840 Sedo
6. American.org $5,010 Moniker/SnapNames
7. Einrichten.net €3,272 = $4,025 Sedo
8. Companies.org $4,005 Moniker/SnapNames
9. CancerSupport.net $3,400 AfternicDLS
10. Weekend.net $3,300 Sedo

11. SEOForum.org $4,200 Sedo
12.
tie
Braniff.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
C60.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
14. Observant.net $2,900 AfternicDLS
15. UBank.net $2,878 Sedo
16. NewComposers.org $2,800 Moniker/SnapNames
17. Dredgers.org $2,688 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Seaworthy.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Weekends.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
20. NotifyMe.net $2,488 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure sales led by the AfternicDLS sale of Skyworks.org at $2,388. ExecutiveGroup.net and SysTools.net added $2,188 each, MortgageCenter.org generated $2,100 and JointVentures.net nabbed $2,088

The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
billingsolutions.net $2,000   activefaith.org $1,300
hazardouswaste.net $2,000 tangerine.org $1,300
shoprite.net $1,988 eyestyle.net $1,288
sazon.net $1,888 bikeshare.org $1,277
venison.org $1,850 MODELBOOK.net $1,200
logsiding.net $1,788 bubblebee.net $1,188
modshop.org $1,788 thebreakers.net $1,188
xnetwork.org $1,788 bizdomain.net $1,088
worldclub.org $1,750 luvit.net $1,088
travelkorea.net $1,700 privateparty.net $1,088
insport.net $1,671 smarthub.org $1,088
centralcoast.org $1,500 botswanasafari.org $1,000
innervoice.net $1,500 endlesssummer.net $1,000
fitforyou.net $1,377 usmarkets.org $1,000

Elsewhere GoDaddyAuctions and DomainNameSales teamed up to sell RuidosoReservations.net for $2,000 and Sedo moved MedicalTravel.net ($1,950), Terapeuta.org ($1,845) and Steuerberater.biz ($1,722)

Also at Sedo, FondsRating.net returned $1,587, Lobster.info pinched $1,288 and Braas.net brought $1,250. Madison.org went for $1,200, Logico.net located $1,100 and three others; Asgard.net, Himalayansalt.net and Iddaasonuclari.net sold for $1,000 apiece

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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