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Platinum.com Strikes Gold - Tops This Week's Chart After Changing Hands in One of the Year's Five Biggest Domain Sales

This week's sales race was no contest as Platinum.com zoomed to the top of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $250,000 at Moniker/SnapNames. That makes it the 5th highest domain sale reported so far this year

That quarter of a million dollar sale is almost four times higher than the #2 domain but that one was also notable. David Lye's sale of Hobart.com.au for $67,600 in a private transaction is the largest Australian ccTLD sale of the year to date and the 12th largest country code sale of any kind reported so far in 2012 (the Year to Date ccTLD Top 100 Chart is the second chart on this page). 

This week's top five was rounded out by a trio of .coms sold at three different venues. DomainAdvisors.com used the DomainNameSales platform to sell #3 Kipi.com for $47,500, The AfternicDLS drew $36,720 for #4 CESC.com and Sedo secured $30,702 for #5 WandTattoos.com

By Ron Jackson

Sedo went on to pile up 10 of 20 chart entries including the other four ccTLDs that earned spots on the elite list. That group was led by #8 Gratis.pl (Polish country code) at $21,737. Sedo also posted the only non .com gTLD sale on the Big Board - #20 Internet.info at $11,868

DomainNameSales put four names on the leader board and Moniker/SnapNames posted three,  including another top ten entry with #7 FurCoats.com at $22,500, one of 14 .coms on the chart. The AfternicDLS also had multiple chart entries, completing the daily double with #17 (tie) TodaysHealth.com at $12,500.  

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 23:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 17, 2012 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 26, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Platinum.com $250,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Hobart.com.au 65,000 AUD = $67,600 Private Sale
3. Kipi.com $47,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
4. CESC.com $36,720 AfternicDLS
5. WandTattoos.com €23,800 = $30,702 Sedo
6. Relation.com $26,000 Sedo
7. FurCoats.com $22,500 Moniker/SnapNames
8. Gratis.pl €16,850 = $21,737 Sedo
9. Belysis.de €15,000 = $19,350 Sedo
10.
tie
Scores.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
10.
tie
Sew.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo

12.
tie
Picpac.com $15,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Sharik.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
14 Yooker.com $14,155 Moniker/SnapNames
15. BankruptcyRecords.com $13,000 DomainNameSales
16. Mangas.com €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
17.
tie
PepperShop.com $12,500 Sedo
17.
tie
TodaysHealth.com $12,500 AfternicDLS
19. AOYE.com $12,000 DomainNameSales
20. Internet.info €9,200 = $11,868 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 were eight more five-figure sales just off the chart, led by ADvermain's $11,000 sale of Addvocate.com. Sedo sold Recargar.es for $10,320Carton.fr and Cartons.fr for $10,062 each and EcoSteps.com for $10,177. The AfternicDLS banked $10,000 apiece for Sportify.com and WebsiteAnalysis.com and DomainNameSales booked $10,000 for TwinLock.com

.Com Supporting Cast

DomainNameSales led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with iCatalogue.com at $8,000. They also sold OldSchoolmates.com for $4,500 and DomainAdvisors used their platform to sell EuroBrand.com for $6,000 and HalifaxRent.com at $4,000. In addition, GoDaddyAuctions used the DNS platform to sell AustinHomeValues.com for $3,000

Back at the AfternicDLS TopHatLounge.com welcomed $7,250 while CrowdPleasers.com and USBest.com brought $6,900 each. CHSU.com yielded $6,719, CleanWorld.com scrubbed up $6,500 and two others; Minties.com and StoneSupply.com delivered $6,000 apiece

VDMG.com generated $5,077, Documentales.com captured $5,000, BeClear.com bagged $4,977 and SecurityAutomation.com unlocked $4,588. The AfternicDLS had 95 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
gardenoffice.com $4,500   SmileInside.com $2,595
moveusa.com $4,488 administradoresdefincas.com $2,588
sjnk.com $4,200 backtomyroots.com $2,588
bootsverleih.com $4,028 bettingcommunity.com $2,588
911Link.com $4,000 labstudios.com $2,588
cibb.com $4,000 pathlesstraveled.com $2,588
FARMANALYTICS.com $4,000 ispel.com $2,527
socialsecurityclaims.com $4,000 BiometricWallet.com $2,500
STARDUSTCASINO.com $4,000 cwdn.com $2,500
linesbet.com $3,988 odele.com $2,500
happymassage.com $3,900 stayntouch.com $2,500
idconstruction.com $3,888 tentofollow.com $2,500
comfortgroup.com $3,815 EatMoreToLoseMore.com $2,497
portal1.com $3,700 sfstudios.com $2,488
greendealfinder.com $3,688 medicarehomehealth.com $2,467
loyaltravel.com $3,645 EarPods.com $2,395
wheelworx.com $3,588 ShopFund.com $2,395
funsmith.com $3,500 TecSafe.com $2,395
winstonacademy.com $3,500 drinkus.com $2,388
ChromeSearch.com $3,400 speakersupport.com $2,388
scentbeads.com $3,396 inbetweenjobs.com $2,300
bodybetter.com $3,388 socialcommunication.com $2,300
zcollection.com $3,388 fweb.com $2,297
ultimateauto.com $3,377 subtask.com $2,250
uitvinding.com $3,350 mscars.com $2,200
buildnation.com $3,300 EnergyTogether.com $2,195
hitechautomotive.com $3,288 codecompanion.com $2,188
TorontoSightseeing.com $3,200 humanhope.com $2,188
opensale.com $3,142 sohoplanet.com $2,188
FloridaSod.com $3,120 localfunding.com $2,088
accelerateddevelopment.com $3,100 locha.com $2,088
auratours.com $3,050 seasonscenter.com $2,088
allures.com $3,022 theoilexchange.com $2,088
alamoelectric.com $3,000 tripall.com $2,088
alleinerziehend.com $3,000 drillcore.com $2,077
brainland.com $3,000 elanmedspa.com $2,060
crossingchurch.com $3,000 bookio.com $2,000
inpersona.com $3,000 brainybunch.com $2,000
eminentsolutions.com $2,960 breadoflife.com $2,000
doyourkidsafavor.com $2,950 energyvoice.com $2,000
the-public.com $2,917 growvision.com $2,000
shedking.com $2,852 hotd.com $2,000
antiagingcompany.com $2,800 les-halles.com $2,000
thewhitehotel.com $2,800 shopspin.com $2,000
mochaccino.com $2,797 smallbusinessacademy.com $2,000
unknownmaster.com $2,750 smartadvisory.com $2,000
becomegreener.com $2,722 sportic.com $2,000
myprocessing.com $2,700 sunwesthomes.com $2,000
betterschool.com $2,688 tvsoccer.com $2,000
BellaProject.com $2,595   

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames to sell PenthouseSuites.com for $3,000

At Sedo CanadaDeals.com attracted $7,200, e-Direct.com added $7,095 and FreeButton.com fetched $7,000. USPost.com produced $6,000 while BTSport.com, MTGConsulting.com and ClarityPartners.com provided $5,000 apiece

FitnessAssist.com lifted $4,830, QDUP.com deposited $4,500 and four others; EnglishUp.com, HairCouture.com, Reserve247.com and Retronaut.com rang up $4,000 each. Sedo had 28 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,726 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,726
hotelnow.com $3,726   locatable.com $2,580
petcast.com $3,700 25388.com $2,500
vipbrand.com $3,650 neonn.com $2,500
download-ebooks.com $3,612 tapcam.com $2,500
bachblueten.com $3,500 cloudgateway.com $2,387
dexport.com $3,500 resellersupport.com $2,250
pinkword.com $3,500 theengineers.com $2,250
rhmusic.com $3,500 friskyfriday.com $2,200
90minuti.com $3,300 competitiondynamics.com $2,000
bresilien.com $3,225 coworkingspace.com $2,000
tages-geld.com $3,195 dealerstore.com $2,000
passionincome.com $3,188 slph.com $2,000
china-flowers.com $3,000 steuerwerk.com $2,000
siscom.com $2,700 uniformservices.com $2,000

Sedo also teamed up with YummyNames to sell UCHE.com for $4,599 and with Moniker/SnapNames to move WhyDoMenCheat.com at $2,500.  

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames sold EuropaVegas.com for $6,250 and PZS.com for $5,000. AdBanners.com and SqueezeCard.com kicked in $3,125 apiece and 85C.com clicked for $2,105

Country Codes

The ccTLDs enjoyed a banner week led by the 8 five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #9 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - that is SuperCross.tv, a name that changed hands for $8,000 at MostWantedDomains.com. Sedo rounded out the top ten with Scout.co.uk at $7,500

Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries. The AfternicDLS had one of the non-Sedo sales with #12 SeniorCare.tv at $6,590 and DomainLore.co.uk had another with Magma.co.uk at $5,820

By the way - last week we inadvertently credited four DomainLore sales to Sedo. When  the error was brought to our attention we corrected the report but in case you read last week's column before the venue name was changed, the sales that should have been credited to Domain Lore were WineCellar.co.uk ($7,614), Impotence.co.uk ($3,078) and two, UJ.co.uk and WY.co.uk at $1,458 each.  

Germany's .de won the extension race with six chart entries this week. Great Britain's .co.uk was next with four while three others; France's .fr, Tuvalu's .tv and Colombia's .co each had two. Four ccTLDs divided up the other four entries.  

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 23:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 17, 2012 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 26, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hobart.com.au 65,000 AUD = $67,600  Pvt Sale
2. Gratis.pl €16,850 = $21,737 Sedo
3. Belysis.de €15,000 = $19,350 Sedo
4
tie
Scores.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
4
tie
Sew.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
6. Recargar.es €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo
7.
tie
Carton.fr €7,800 = $10,062 Sedo
7.
tie
Cartons.fr €7,800 = $10,062 Sedo
9. SuperCross.tv $8,000 MostWantedDomains
10. Scout.co.uk $7,500 Sedo

11. Küchenplus.de (IDN) €5,500 = $7,095 Sedo
12. SeniorCare.tv $6,590 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
Grouper.nl €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
13.
tie
Handschutz.de €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
15. Magma.co.uk £3,615 = $5,820 DomainLore.co.uk
16. Need.co $5,000 Sedo
17. Stoffe24.de €3,570 = $4,605 Sedo
18. WinPin.de €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
19.
tie
ESL.co €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
19.
tie
LottoMax.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but four of those with a list that included XForex.fr at $3,741, MiniCredit.nl at $2,838 and Profectus.de at $2,709.  

Sedo had 36 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,580 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,580
lebonprofil.fr $2,580   oekogas.at $1,548
pracht.at $2,580 swabian.de $1,548
moebeltaxi.de $2,579 londonpowertools.co.uk $1,509
flexi.es $2,567 compre.me $1,450
doctor.es $2,550 gamesroom.cn $1,290
zimmer.cn $2,516 megastore.gr $1,290
giv.in $2,322 vv.si $1,290
om2.de $2,322 bil.co.uk $1,288
badmoebel-onlineshop.de $2,258 cass.de $1,258
kreo.se $2,258 3.pn $1,250
sun.gr $2,193 dmz.co $1,250
decco.ru $2,064 cranes.cn $1,225
allianz.ba $2,000 aal.be $1,213
bufallo.de $1,935 coinflip.us $1,200
cheap.pl $1,935 erotikgrosshandel.de $1,196
kmg.ch $1,935 mybest.it $1,193
silberphilharmoniker.de $1,709 alpenwellness.de $1,161
laola.ch $1,613 evite.ch $1,097
citytour.co.uk $1,610 boulevard.at $1,032
proper.co.uk $1,610 malediven-urlaub.de $1,032
escortmontreal.ca $1,600 womansecret.es $1,032
maybe.me $1,600 webinar.in $1,000
kidoria.fr $1,548  

At NetFleet.com.au Exmouth.com.au and SleepApnea.com.au sold for $2,080 each and WorkersCompensationInsurance.com.au went for $1,195

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold ODP.co for $1,200

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 had just one five-figure sale this week - Internet.info at $11,868 for an obviously great keyword via Sedo. They went on to claim the first four spots on our latest weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart (and 9 of the 20 spots overall). They sold #2 Pool.net for $8,900, #3 Symmetry.net for $8,800 and #4 Tender.net for $6,790

The .nets went on to easily win the extension race by taking 12 of the 20 chart entries. The .orgs, led by #8 JAQ.org at $3,750 through the AfternicDLS, were next with six and the .infos took two spots. The AfternicDLS claimed seven chart positions led by #6 MediaHub.net at $4,588.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 23:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon.Sept. 17, 2012 - Sun. Sept. 23, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 26, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Internet.info €9,200 = $11,868 Sedo
2. Pool.net $8,900 Sedo
3. Symmetry.net $8,800 Sedo
4. Tender.net $6,790 Sedo
5. PopUnder.net $5,000 DomainNameSales
6. MediaHub.net $4,588 AfternicDLS
7. Apsis.net €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
8. JAQ.org $3,750 AfternicDLS
9. FastCashLoans.org $3,700 Sedo
10. LevelFive.net $3,388 AfternicDLS

11. Bid.info £1,999 = $3,218 Sedo
12.
tie
BBS.org $3,000 Moniker/SnapNames
12.
tie
SexualAddiction.org $3,000 Sedo
14. EcoZone.org $2,950 AfternicDLS
15. StockClub.org $2,852 AfternicDLS
16. FYO.net $2,600 Moniker/SnapNames
17. DayOut.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
18. YFI.net $2,550 Moniker/SnapNames
19. EyeCareCenter.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
20. NYCPoker.net $2,475 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen more four-figure sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS ringing up most of those including a trio of .orgs; LoanDepot.org ($2,388), Gourmets.org ($2,088) and FindYourCar.org ($2,044).  

The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,988. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,988
bizkit.net $1,988   deval.org $1,550
usedgymequipment.org $1,988 druglaw.org $1,488
oddjob.org $1,888 athomecare.net $1,388
threesixty.org $1,880 generalmedicine.org $1,388
recycledepot.net $1,800 ideanetwork.org $1,388
thit.org $1,694 chemdry.net $1,277
tourland.net $1,688 analytica.net $1,200
sqc.net $1,624 bon-appetit.net $1,000
powermate.net $1,588 lighttherapy.net $1,000

Back at Sedo, Trade.asia tallied $2,135, X8.net notched $1,935 and BQF.net doled out $1,800. Carte-Blanche.net contributed $1,600, Leihhaus.tel tacked on $1,548 and Bouwsparen.info found $1,419

TheWestSideStory.net added $1,300, DenverCountyCourt.org cleared $1,150 and two others; PokerMania.org and Prosperity.info provided $1,032 each. Relish.pl pitched in another $1,000

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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