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George Kirikos Uncovers Three Blockbuster Sales Totaling Over $1.1 Million With That Trio Filling the Top Spots on This Week's Sales Chart

I was away covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2012 conference through Wednesday of this week. That pushed the publication schedule for this weekly column back three days, resulting in this rare Saturday release of our weekly domain sales report. 

You may recall hearing about some very nice domain names, Challenge.com, VI.com and RH.com. being sold this year at prices that were either undisclosed or unverified, preventing us from charting them. That changed this week when George Kirikos, who knows his way around financial reports and SEC filings better than anyone I know of in this business, found the prices of those domains in recent SEC filings made by the purchasing companies.

The numbers were very impressive with Visalus paying $500,000 for  Challenge.com and $325,000 for VI.com and Restoration Hardware shelling out $304,000 for RH.com in a deal brokered by MediaOptions.com. Those three sales fill the first three spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and they all rank among the ten biggest sales reported so far this year.

Yet another six-figure sale was reported this week - Fahrrad.com at $117,000 in a deal handled by Sedo. Chad Wright's Webquest.com rounded out the first five with their $85,000 sale of Adrenaline.com.

By Ron Jackson

Sedo piled up eight chart entries including three of the four ccTLD sales on this week's leader board. The country code contingent was led by their sale of #10 Online-Casinos.at at $31,200. The non-Sedo ccTLD sale on the elite list was #15 CentralCoast.com.au, sold by NetFleet.com.au for $24,684

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one entry on the Big Board - #19 82.net at $17,905 via GoDaddyAuctions. The other 15 spots went to .coms including the first nine charted sales in a row. DomainNameSales had a hand in four of the top .com sales with a group led by #7 AustinHomes.com at $40,000

Chart honors also went to DomainMarket.com for #6 Upper Peninsula.com at $55,000, DomainAdvisors.com, who shared the $30,000 sale of #11 (tie) FashionPlate.com with DomainNamesSales, and Afternic who sold #18 DemocraticCapitalism.com for $20,000

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 7:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 1, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 7, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Challenge.com $500,000 Pvt Sale
2. VI.com $325,000 Pvt Sale
3. RH.com $304,000 MediaOptions
4. Fahrrad.com €90,000 = $117,000 Sedo
5. Adrenaline.com $85,000 Webquest
6. UpperPeninsula.com $55,000 DomainMarket
7. AustinHomes.com $40,000 DomainNameSales
8. Vadi.com $37,000 Sedo
9. CasinoFloor.com $32,500 Sedo
10. Online-Casinos.at €24,000 = $31,200 Sedo

11.
tie
Backsplash.com $30,000 Sedo
11.
tie
FashionPlate.com $30,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
13. FileLocker.com $27,500 DomainNameSales
14. Design.eu €19,000 = $24,700 Sedo
15. CentralCoast.com.au 24,200 AUD = $24,684 NetFleet.com.au
16. PowerIce.com $21,000 DomainNameSales
17. Brasile.it €15,601 = $20,281 Sedo
18. DemocraticCapitalism.com $20,000 Afternic
19. 82.net $17,905 GoDaddyAuctions
20. Militaria.com €12,500 = $16,250 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 ten more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo posting seven of those including Namorar.com.br ($15,000), Township.com ($13,733) and MobileRecharge.com ($13,000). They also moved GiftBag.com for $12,000, MyBags.co.uk for $10,920, Space.travel for $10,500 and Roamly.com for $10,000

Elsewhere DomainMarket.com sold HybridFiber.com for $10,500 and Davras.com for $10,000 while DomainNameSales distilled $10,000 from Moonshiner.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Afternic led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with DriedFood.com at $8,996. They added $8,000 for MarketingIT.com, $7,500 for StockMarketing.com and $6,406 for TOMC.com. VGRE.com drew $5,400 while five others; KIBS.com, Londone.com, MovieRage.com, ReviveAmerica.com and UltraRunner.com returned $5,000 each. Reys.com chipped in another $4,700

The AfternicDLS had 81 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 - $5,000
artup.com $4,500   arpeggi.com $2,500
digitalinteriors.com $4,500 bitesized.com $2,500
rrws.com $4,500 bolf.com $2,500
constructionmanual.com $4,288 cloudtravel.com $2,500
alwaysinmotion.com $4,250 indexdesign.com $2,500
schoolofministry.com $4,188 maketomorrowtoday.com $2,500
roomsinc.com $4,088 onlinedomains.com $2,500
seabord.com $4,000 qsbk.com $2,500
tange.com $3,900 searchjokes.com $2,500
fixitchicks.com $3,860 smwireless.com $2,500
cpah.com $3,750 storagesolution.com $2,500
conservativeinvestment.com $3,588 techimpact.com $2,500
dhsassoc.com $3,588 thriveinternational.com $2,500
philanthropycenter.com $3,588 lainternacional.com $2,488
rbworld.com $3,588 undeniabletruth.com $2,488
supremegallery.com $3,588 bitlist.com $2,400
clickfinance.com $3,500 brandbin.com $2,395
homecoverage.com $3,500 channelgood.com $2,395
santier.com $3,422 parkingalert.com $2,395
overdriver.com $3,300 ledconsultant.com $2,388
doctorbox.com $3,088 loopworks.com $2,330
aerowheels.com $3,000 expressionsoftime.com $2,284
doingsomething.com $3,000 steamsterilizer.com $2,202
hylux.com $3,000 designprintgo.com $2,200
thepaintedlady.com $3,000 sohostudios.com $2,200
topcrew.com $3,000 educateasia.com $2,188
topseeds.com $3,000 kindredkids.com $2,188
westcoastproperties.com $3,000 radiationalert.com $2,188
groupcomp.com $2,988 rhinoplastycenter.com $2,188
accelerateventures.com $2,595 naturesjoy.com $2,144
sc2u.com $2,595 geniusbox.com $2,115
breezeworks.com $2,588 intercambialo.com $2,115
conservativeinvestments.com $2,588 premierpaints.com $2,088
conversionlab.com $2,588 singleaccess.com $2,088
covenantblessings.com $2,588 citycommercial.com $2,000
covenantpartner.com $2,588 historicresource.com $2,000
heritagelodge.com $2,588 icenightclub.com $2,000
totaldeck.com $2,588 minikino.com $2,000
lasvegasteetimes.com $2,577 printmodels.com $2,000
templeofboom.com $2,577 technologyevents.com $2,000
comerico.com $2,527   

Back at Sedo Playverse.com plucked $8,500, MovieOrganizer.com assembled $6,500 and Neighbour.com notched $6,000. PTZ.com posted $5,300, Vanuden.com captured $5,150 and three others; CoolReads.com, TheElectric.com and WeSendIt.com delivered $5,000 apiece. HotelMobi.com welcomed $4,550 and JuanVicini.com booked $4,400.  

Sedo had 25 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
assurancequad.com $3,900   crownlake.com $2,400
visico.com $3,800 daygamepua.com $2,395
isdx.com $3,500 webmasterlounge.com $2,360
foodstart.com $3,250 travauxpublics.com $2,340
seechina.com $3,000 floridacommunitybank.com $2,200
tmeeting.com $3,000 searchpoems.com $2,100
reisen-usa.com $2,925 fashionpeak.com $2,000
bettingaffiliates.com $2,700 hcgdietclinic.com $2,000
33996.com $2,600 keenmind.com $2,000
baconnation.com $2,500 myhorsehistory.com $2,000
bestbackups.com $2,500 performancepowdercoating.com $2,000
streetsmartz.com $2,500 raap.com $2,000
wexinc.com $2,500   

DomainNameSales (DNS) sold Addvertising.com for $5,000 and 1969Camaro.com for $3,500 while DomainAdvisors.com used the DNS platform to sell AirConditioningContractor.com ($6,000), MalibuSurfBoards.com ($4,200) and CarrolltonProperties.com ($3,500). GoDaddyAuctions used DNS to find buyers for CancerShop.com ($3,000), MathPak.com ($2,500) and OregonCoastWeddings.com ($2,000)

YummyNames teamed up with Afternic to sell IXOU.com for $4,277 and Capillus.com for $2,695 and they also sold DataOptions.com and FloridaBreeze.com on their own for $2,000 each.

Elsewhere EncoreNames.com brewed up $2,500 with Teavia.com.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had a very solid week led by the half dozen five-figure sales we listed in the all extension section above. Those fill the first six slots on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.

The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 Farm.co at $8,000 via Sedo. They went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries, including 9 of the top 10. Only NetFleet.com.au with #3 CentralCoast.com.au at $24,684 and DomainShopper.com with #17 Cameo.tv at $5,000 kept Sedo from running the ccTLD table.

Great Britain's .co.uk easily won the extension race with six chart entries. The European Union's .eu was the only other TLD with multiple chart entries, scoring twice. In a remarkably diverse week, the remaining 12 posts were divided between 12 different extensions. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 7:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 1, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 7, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Online-Casinos.at €24,000 = $31,200 Sedo
2. Design.eu €19,000 = $24,700 Sedo
3. CentralCoast.com.au 24,200 AUD = $24,684 NetFleet.com.au
4. Brasile.it €15,601 = $20,281 Sedo
5. Namorar.com.br $15,000 Sedo
6. MyBags.co.uk €8,400 = $10,920 Sedo
7. Farm.co $8,000 Sedo
8. BLE.at €6,000 = $7,800 Sedo
9. Equity.eu €5,850 = $7,605 Sedo
10. Workwear.nl €5,099 = $6,629 Sedo

11.
tie
FlightsThailand.co.uk £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
11.
tie
GetOutOfDebt.co.uk £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
11.
tie
GolfOnline.pt £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
11.
tie
INT.co.uk £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
11.
tie
LHP.co.uk £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
11.
tie
WorkLife.co.uk £3,990 = $6,424 Sedo
17. Cameo.tv $5,000 DomainShopper
18. Blush.se €3,825 = $4,973 Sedo
19. 1TV.ch €3,720 = $4,836 Sedo
20, Spenglerei.de €2,900 = $3,770 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 roster led by an IDN, StarCasinò.it, at $3,250. F.gy added $2,750 followed by a five-name logjam at $2,600 each that included CloudMail.de, ECU.it, Elektronikdienstleister.de, Pizza24.dk and Vacancesscolaires.fr.

Sedo had 36 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,096 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,340
pair.it $2,340   finegoods.ru $1,300
rechtdoor.nl $2,321 iluv.fr $1,300
foulards.fr $1,950 immobilienmakler-vergleich.de $1,300
gigolos.de $1,950 las-vegas.fr $1,300
mein-wunsch.de $1,918 motoking.de $1,300
funkmikrofone.de $1,892 pfauenhof.at $1,300
cheforma.it $1,755 serverdown.de $1,300
slotmaschinen.de $1,755 ultra-definition.de $1,300
eventticker.de $1,677 yem.nl $1,300
voke.be $1,625 druckerplanet.de $1,274
maxdb.de $1,560 vermoegensteuer.de $1,238
navidadonline.es $1,560 beef.eu $1,170
ostsee-klinik.de $1,560 seppelfricke.it $1,170
tumedico.es $1,560 redpoint.ch $1,105
allo-credit.fr $1,555 tourbillon.fr $1,040
nationalcarrental.ind.in $1,500 bonaire-exclusief.nl $1,008
bouwmarkttotaal.nl $1,495 cairns.com.cn $1,000
duftrosen.de $1,443 informationweek.co.uk $1,000

At DomainLore.co.uk SU.co.uk contributed $2,818, Achieve.co.uk clicked for $2,441 and Splashbacks.co.uk kicked in $1,079.

Elsewhere Afternic sold VillasCostaBrava.co.uk for $1,150.

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 a pair of five-figure sales, 82.net at $17,905 through GoDaddyAuctions and a rare .travel sale - Space.travel - at $10,500 via Sedo.  The next six spots on our latest weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart all went to .nets, led by #3 MB.net at $7,100 (through NameJet) and #4 JPA.net at $6,000 (via Afternic). 

Afternic piled up 10 chart entries to lead all venues. Sedo was next with six led by #5 (tie) MailOrderBride.net at $5,000. DomainNameSales also took a share of the #5 slot with CalgaryRealEstate.net at $5,000

The .nets easily won the extension race with 13 chart entries. The .orgs were further back than usual this week with five, led by #9 TheGallery.org at $2,888. .Travel had the other two with #18 (tie) Bangkok.travel at $2,000 joining Space.travel. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 7:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 1, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 7, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 12, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 82.net $17,905 GoDaddyAuctions
2. Space.travel $10,500 Sedo
3. MB.net $7,100 NameJet
4. JPA.net $6,000 Afternic
5.
tie
CalgaryRealEstate.net $5,000 DomainNameSales
5.
tie
MailOrderBride.net $5,000 Sedo
7. YourLife.net $3,688 Afternic
8. Precor.net $3,388 Afternic
9. TheGallery.org $2,888 Sedo
10. SavingAmerica.org $2,688 Afternic

11. Labourse.net $2,588 Afternic
12. Währungsrechner.org (IDN) €1,964 = $2,553 Sedo
13. HHF.org $2,500 Afternic
14. AdTime.net $2,388 Afternic
15. INPS.net $2,323 Afternic
16. PPlus.net $2,300 Afternic
17. ShipsFree.net $2,188 Afternic
18.
tie
Bangkok.travel $2,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Esli.net $2,000 Sedo
20. MailOrderBrides.org $1,995 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen more four-figure sales off the chart led by Afternic's sales of Sigis.net at $1,977, SynergyConsulting.net at $1,888 and Dressers.org at $1,800

The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,775. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,775
safeoffice.net $1,775   ispguide.net $1,288
izy.net $1,688 nstyle.net $1,288
wellnessproducts.net $1,650 areyouready.org $1,277
labware.net $1,617 hodson.net $1,277
nyweb.org $1,600 meanwell.net $1,200
laley.org $1,477 startyourengines.net $1,088
originaloysterhouse.net $1,477 timemaster.net $1,088
enertec.net $1,400 informedchoice.net $1,042
usec.org $1,322 elgreco.net $1,000
structuralengineering.net $1,300 ideally.org $1,000

Back at Sedo Databook.net brought $1,499, Arbeitsmediziner.org generated $1,301 and two others; Dejardefumar.org and Simulateurpretimmobilier.net, notched $1,300 apiece. Inbound.net booked $1,208, Traduttore.net nabbed $1,200, Bourse-en-Ligne.net landed $1,105 and Themes.info fetched $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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