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Six-Figure Sales Streak Extended to Four Weeks With $118,000 Deal At Sedo

For the fourth week in a row a six-figure sale leads our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo kept the streak alive by selling Designers.com for $118,000 in a deal handled by their veteran broker Dave Evanson.  

With #2 Xinjiang.com at $55,000 and #3 WOD.com at $51,570, Sedo swept the top three spots on the leader board and wound up taking 8 of 21 places overall (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). 

Sedo also had a huge developed website sale this week with their broker, Frank Tillmanns, getting a €275,000 ($341,234) deal done for Hoteles.es ("hotels" in Spanish). I had the inside story on how that deal went down in an article in our Lowdown section Tuesday. 

Developed website sales are not eligible for our charts, but Sedo's haul still included the week's top ccTLD domain sale - #8 HowAreYou.co.uk at $15,600, one of three country code domains to earn places on the elite list. The others were Sedo's sale of #12 JustFab.fr at $12,400 and the Moniker/SnapNames sale of #16 (tie) Erotica.co.uk at $10,000

By Ron Jackson

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry. That was #14 OTO.net at $11,300 through NameJet.com. They also charted two .coms - #9 (tie) PoolServices.com ($15,000) and #13 CharlotteApartments.com ($12,322)

In another dominating performance the .coms swept 17 of the 21 chart entries with five of those posted at the AfternicDLS who had a strong outing led by #4 GlobalCareer.com at $29,600 and #7 Gobstopper.com at $16,500

Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales also claimed multiple chart entries with a hand in three sales that made the Big Board. They moved #5 Kamma.com for $25,000 and also worked with GoDaddyAuctions to sell #9 (tie) DutyBound.com for $15,000 and #11 PyramidPower.com for $14,000

Chart honors also went to Flippa.com who sold #15 MediaInfo.com for $10,100 on behalf of seller DNArab.com

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 5:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 30, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 8, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Designers.com $118,000 Sedo
2. Xinjiang.com $55,000 Sedo
3. WOD.com $51,570 Sedo
4. GlobalCareer.com $29,600 AfternicDLS
5. Kamma.com $25,000 DomainNameSales
6. JOZ.com €15,000 = $18,600 Sedo
7. Gobstopper.com $16,500 AfternicDLS
8. HowAreYou.co.uk £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
9.
tie
DutyBound.com $15,000 GoDaddyAuctions/
DomainNameSales
9.
tie
PoolServices.com $15,000 NameJet

11. PyramidPower.com $14,000 GoDaddyAuctions/
DomainNameSales
12. JustFab.fr €10,000 = $12,400 Sedo
13. CharlotteApartments.com $12,322 NameJet
14. OTO.net $11,300 NameJet
15. MediaInfo.com $10,100 DNArab/Flippa
16.
tie
EarnedIt.com $10,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Erotica.co.uk $10,000 Moniker/SnapNames
16.
tie
TUK.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
19. ChinaInvest.com €8,000 = $9,920 Sedo
20.
tie
iPlayed.com $9,777 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
ThinkPerformance.com $9,777 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 HomeIdol.com and SmileRewards.com at $9,500 each. They kept the cash registers singing with RochesterNewYork.com ($7,500), WhoMe.com ($6,500) and FloridaHunting.com ($6,000).

Three others; JobGator.com, MotocrossHelmets.com and SaveEasy.com added $5,000 apiece. Paxa.com provided $4,995 and NoWork.com coasted to $4,700. NationalLogistics.com and PureConnect.com clicked for $4,500 each while ChurchProject.com produced $4,488

The AfternicDLS had 88 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,400 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,400
paymentworks.com $4,400   petideas.com $2,500
mercuryinc.com $4,388 prellc.com $2,500
affiliatesupport.com $4,250 simplygardens.com $2,500
totek.com $4,000 ssom.com $2,500
aceboots.com $3,950 ymtl.com $2,500
artisanmarkets.com $3,788 dallasroofingcontractors.com $2,488
59seconds.com $3,750 fenixx.com $2,488
coatto.com $3,688 hostcities.com $2,440
findadvisors.com $3,500 thecarpetwarehouse.com $2,432
myanswertocancer.com $3,500 rxchat.com $2,400
playedit.com $3,500 EmeraldOrganic.com $2,395
smallclaim.com $3,500 TalentIc.com $2,395
stthomasonline.com $3,500 fatburningexercises.com $2,388
thinkbody.com $3,500 rehabmedical.com $2,388
thepositive.com $3,488 securedataservices.com $2,388
rangerdesign.com $3,477 hautdegamme.com $2,346
phoenix-technologies.com $3,388 snapcap.com $2,266
thelegacynetwork.com $3,388 communitysale.com $2,252
justcameras.com $3,346 chromaflex.com $2,200
4du.com $3,300 TheBluesHouse.com $2,195
movedata.com $3,300 easycuts.com $2,188
thepurge.com $3,288 hypnosistv.com $2,100
classpad.com $3,250 industrialshredder.com $2,100
appliedthermal.com $3,200 USPERMIT.com $2,100
OceanFinancial.com $3,200 parentlab.com $2,095
kredo.com $3,150 academyoflife.com $2,088
giftsender.com $3,140 autotrivia.com $2,088
appvideo.com $3,000 learnteach.com $2,088
gripcase.com $3,000 qualitytoystore.com $2,088
scriptshop.com $3,000 ranchauctions.com $2,088
shortsaleauctions.com $3,000 zcure.com $2,088
trueassets.com $3,000 teachem.com $2,044
urbansandbox.com $3,000 africanhaircare.com $2,000
rangerequipment.com $2,877 bule.com $2,000
yourlocalagent.com $2,800 centerground.com $2,000
wfilms.com $2,777 cremls.com $2,000
termitesolutions.com $2,691 experiencemichigan.com $2,000
BetterMeasures.com $2,595 foundryweb.com $2,000
organsdonation.com $2,578 lovebuddy.com $2,000
Drug123.com $2,500 luxuryholidayhouses.com $2,000
keytalk.com $2,500 noursat.com $2,000
loanon.com $2,500 persuadir.com $2,000
lumeo.com $2,500 scholarshipsolutions.com $2,000
murdok.com $2,500 winnerclick.com $2,000

At NameJet 1886.com captured $9,100, MobileGuard.com secured $8,766 and Cuiniao.com drew $8,203. UTH.com commanded $7,700, MDOC.com dispensed $7,567 and Kudai.com corralled $7,200. RaleighApartments.com landed $7,109, Opposites.com attracted $6,501 and CruiseSale.com docked at $6,200

InvestmentLoan.com returned another $6,100 while Yundu.com yielded $5,755, Ivas.com kicked in $5,300 and PregnancyTesting.com discovered $5,201. NameJet had 75 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
vjz.com $4,900   poker24.com $2,702
homefit.com $4,679 waii.com $2,700
bech.com $4,600 licensemanagement.com $2,601
chinaenergy.com $4,500 99a.com $2,600
ileak.com $4,466 cloudcasino.com $2,600
zkb.com $4,450 moben.com $2,600
znf.com $4,433 shophound.com $2,600
ztn.com $4,412 ullal.com $2,600
zgn.com $4,403 shreveporthomes.com $2,591
zln.com $4,401 fldoe.com $2,555
royalbeauty.com $4,300 cartparts.com $2,510
pxc.com $4,200 oceaninsurance.com $2,505
yza.com $4,150 wandoo.com $2,500
booka.com $4,079 electrodyne.com $2,441
galvestonisland.com $4,000 ciudadfutura.com $2,440
zrp.com $3,805 cardsharing.com $2,422
zlv.com $3,799 77t.com $2,411
7897.com $3,711 dragonboat.com $2,411
zmv.com $3,702 ghostgames.com $2,400
ztk.com $3,702 ipcc.com $2,400
internetceo.com $3,662 tedeschi.com $2,400
panin.com $3,600 chineseproverbs.com $2,350
redfcu.com $3,600 ebin.com $2,322
biometriclocks.com $3,599 zyzy.com $2,315
autoanswers.com $3,555 mybookkeeper.com $2,301
zxa.com $3,505 virtual-offices.com $2,300
artesana.com $3,430 mobileforms.com $2,299
zvr.com $3,415 shopblue.com $2,290
createch.com $3,333 nordik.com $2,250
housecontractors.com $3,100 fotc.com $2,211
kushu.com $3,100 pharmed.com $2,201
lifekey.com $3,047 cesoir.com $2,155
pearlman.com $3,036 livingcanvas.com $2,139
moneyflow.com $2,977 yunpeng.com $2,101
lensshop.com $2,866 borbet.com $2,100
hobbygames.com $2,833 zrce.com $2,099
specialsauce.com $2,751 laserbeam.com $2,000
sundeep.com $2,751  

At Moniker/SnapNames Thoat.com cleared $9,100, SlutLoads.com located $3,106 and TNID.com tacked on $2,780. Ailehuo.com contributed $2,200, BeatMe.com bonked $2,006 and HotBoys.com booked $2,004

Sedo sold DataStorm.com for $7,500 on behalf of Acroplex LLC and rang up $7,000 for RapidHit.com. RXEye.com spotted $6,500 and BiblicalCounseling.com connected with $6,000

A five-name group followed at $5,000 apiece that included 1Gold.com, AztecMoney.com, Knarr.com, Velem.com and WorldHack.com. Vaporo.com posted another $4,948 and Inliner.com lapped up $4,774.

Sedos had 28 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
proofreadingservices.com $4,500   tankgutschein.com $2,869
ibet88.com $4,400 chinameat.com $2,800
tvsync.com $3,987 floridaboatloan.com $2,800
videopia.com $3,900 digitaljester.com $2,650
megacase.com $3,720 verticalfashion.com $2,595
isupplement.com $3,500 botas.com $2,500
my-cap.com $3,100 tamilchristianmatrimony.com $2,500
afriscope.com $3,000 hotelsepeti.com $2,480
ecodish.com $3,000 theveggiebutcher.com $2,340
frenchking.com $3,000 styleiq.com $2,200
ocion.com $3,000 cloudprofiler.com $2,000
premature-ejaculation.com $3,000 marketeam.com $2,000
stratacore.com $3,000 womensinsurance.com $2,000
hotel-room.com $2,875 wurdle.com $2,000

Elsewhere Domainate.com sold AllAboutMoney.com for $9,000 and FishLamp.com lit up $5,500 at DomainNameSales. YummyNames notched $4,250 for PopCast.com, $3,466 for WebsiteExpress.com and $2,000 each for FindRoommate.com and WinnerClick.com. They also worked with GoDaddyAuctions to sell PaddleZone.com for $3,496

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the three five-figure sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart above. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is ShopIt.fr, a French ccTLD sold at Sedo for $9,176. DomainLore.co.uk rounded out the first five with #5 Midwife.co.uk at $6,864

Sedo ran the rest of the board to claim 18 of the 20 chart entries. Their haul included the top two German .de domains - #6 UPP.de at $6,820 and #7 Fishpond.de at $6,200

Great Britain's co.uk won the extension race, piling up six chart entries including three of the top five. .de and Spain's .es were next with three each and France's .fr had two. Six different countries divided up the remaining six spots. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 5:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 30, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 8, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HowAreYou.co.uk £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
2. JustFab.fr €10,000 = $12,400 Sedo
3. Erotica.co.uk $10,000 Moniker/SnapNames
4. ShopIt.fr €7,400 = $9,176 Sedo
5. Midwife.co.uk £4,400 = $6,864 DomainLore.co.uk
6. UPP.de €5,500 = $6,820 Sedo
7. Fishpond.de €5,000 = $6,200 Sedo
8. Bpost.co.uk €5,000 = $6,150 Sedo
9. Oficina-Virtual.es €4,700 = $5,828 Sedo
10. Tantra.es €3,500 = $4,340 Sedo

11. Credits.in €3,000 = $3,720 Sedo
12. Prelectronics.cn €2,500 = $3,100 Sedo
13. Escape.tv $2,500 Sedo
14. Sharing.it €2,010 = $2,492 Sedo
15. Ferreteriaonline.es €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
16. Isto.eu €1,800 = $2,232 Sedo
17. MosquitoMagnet.co.uk €1,700 = $2,108 Sedo
18. Selligent.co.uk £1,200 = $1,872 Sedo
19. Schafmilchseife.de €1,500 = $1,860 Sedo
20. HypotheekExpert.nl $1,850 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were two dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo booking all of those. Their hit list continued with TVI.eu at $1,736, PropertyShop.co.uk at $1,638, JobsInMiddlesbrough.co.uk at $1,560 and Tablet-PC.co.uk at $1,555

Sedo had 20 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,550 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,550
pqs.at $1,550   gant.at $1,240
lively.me $1,500 lideal.fr $1,240
streetshirt.de $1,488 uups.de $1,240
betcliccasinò.it $1,459 trailrunning.de $1,239
feinsteinzeug.de $1,364 i.je $1,170
lwr.de $1,364 microloans.co.uk $1,170
souslocation.fr $1,364 koerperkonzepte.de $1,054
nebenan.de $1,287 hangout.tv $1,050
suitup.me $1,250 naturkunde.de $1,025
engage.es $1,240 4ga.me $1,000

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 a lone five-figure sale - OTO.net at $11,300 via NameJet.com.  Next up on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart was Voke.org, a name the AfternicDLS sold for $5,488. #3 SantaMonica.net followed at $4,101 in another NameJet sale.

The AfternicDLS turned on the afterburners and wound up easily winning the race among venues by claiming 11 of the 20 chart entries, including #5 SafetyDepot.net at $3,950. NameJet was next with six charted sales, including four of the top ten. Sedo grabbed the remaining three spots, hitting the trifecta with a group led by #4 TEH.org at $4,000

The .orgs won the extension race with ten chart entries, nipping the .nets who had nine. The remaining slot was filled by #8 Vaporizer.info, sold for $4,200 at Sedo.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 5:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 30, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 8, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. OTO.net $11,300 NameJet
2. Voke.org $5,488 AfternicDLS
3. SantaMonica.net $4,101 NameJet
4. TEH.org $4,000 Sedo
5. SafetyDepot.net $3,950 AfternicDLS
6. VideoTransfer.net $3,888 AfternicDLS
7. EMOE.org $3,433 NameJet
8. Vaporizer.info $4,200 Sedo
9. PrayerBook.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
10. PSU.org $2,766 NameJet

11. Battlegrounds.net $2,750 AfternicDLS
12. Avtoradio.net $2,401 NameJet
13. GoldenIsles.net $2,300 AfternicDLS
14. eCheck.org $2,110 NameJet
15. Savant.org $2,094 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Quench.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
WinOnline.net $2,000 Sedo
18. Sirio.org $1,994 AfternicDLS
19. TieTheKnot.org $1,800 AfternicDLS
20. PollBooth.org $1,688 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were 20 more four-figure sales that were divided between the AfternicDLS and Sedo. Afternic had the highest of those with Doable.org at $1,670 and also scored with MindLab.net at $1,388. Sier.net added $1,384, Roler.net returned $1,321 and DownloadManager.net made $1,315.

WeedVaporizer.net wiped out $1,250, Datavision.net drew $1,232 and two others; SmartPush.net and WSHO.org generated $1,200 each. CMDF.org tacked on $1,188 and Articula.net delivered $1,088.

At Sedo, KH7.com coaxed $1,550, HBRChina.org chalked up $1,513 and Onduleur.net devoured $1,228. ComputerCourses.net and SuitUp.org donned $1,200 apiece while Livewetten.info went for $1,054. Three others; Fridakahlo.org, IndependentEscorts.org and Jaipur.org provided $1,000 each

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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