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Big Week for ccTLDs as They Take Eight Places on the All Extension Top 20 Chart Including Five of the Top Ten

The .coms, as usual, took the most positions on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - 11 places overall, including the top two - but  the ccTLDs also enjoyed a big outing, piling up eight chart entries in one their best performances of the year.

The .coms set the pace with #1 Vogel.com at $75,000 and #2 MyWed.com at $50,000 but the country codes answered with a nice duo of their own - #3 Doctor.co.uk at $40,248 and #4 Ristorante.it at $25,545. JustPay.com at $25,000 rounded out the first five and gave Sedo a clean sweep of the top five slots. 

Sedo rang up 11 charted sales overall including six of the eight ccTLDs on the Big Board. The two country code headliners that sold elsewhere were #7 Credit.com.au (sold by NetFleet.com.au for $18,964) and #9 OO.tv (brokered by MostWantedDomains.com on behalf of seller Legacy Fund LLC). 

By Ron Jackson

MostWantedDomains had two more top ten sales - #6 OffTheBeatenTrack.com at $20,000 and #10 (tie) PayWithCash.com at $15,000. Afternic and DomainNameSales also rang up multiple chart entries. DomainNameSales scored with #10 (tie) PayWithCash.com at $15,000 and #14 LuxuryVillaRentals.com at $13,500, a name they moved for DomainAdvisors.com. Meanwhile, Afternic hit the daily double with #15 Postkarte.com at $13,318 and #18 LawPal.com at $12,500

While the .coms and ccTLDs were busy flexing their muscles, the non .com gTLDs were limited to just one entry on the elite list - #16  Restaurantes.info at $13,100 via Sedo. 

As you may have already heard, the Irish Times reported this week that they have sold Ireland.com to Tourism Ireland for €495,000 ($648,450), however the WhoIs record still shows the Irish Times as the owner. There is also some question as to whether or not this was a domain only sale. The Irish Times described it as a "digital co-operation agreement" and some elements of the already well developed Ireland.com website may be retained when Ireland Tourism unveils a new site they plan to launch on the domain later this year. When the transfer has completed and the new site is launched it should be easier to determine if this can be charted as a domain only sale or not.

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 14:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 8, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 14, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 17, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Vogel.com $75,000 Sedo
2. MyWed.com $50,000 Sedo
3. Doctor.co.uk £24,999 = $40,248 Sedo
4. Ristorante.it €19,500 = $25,545 Sedo
5. JustPay.com $25,000 Sedo
6. OffTheBeatenTrack.com $20,000 MostWantedDomains
7. Credit.com.au 18,235 AUD = $18,964 NetFleet.com.au
8. Planten.nl €14,000 = $18,340 Sedo
9. OO.tv $18,000 MostWantedDomains
10.
tie
MyanmarTour.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
10.
tie
PayWithCash.com $15,000 MostWantedDomains
10.
tie
WithMe.com $15,000 Sedo

13. Keno.co.uk £9,000 = $14,490 Sedo
14. LuxuryVillaRentals.com $13,500 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
15. Postkarte.com $13,318 Afternic
16. Restaurantes.info €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
17. Engineering.co $13,000 Sedo
18. LawPal.com $12,500 Afternic
19. RoadBook.com €9,500 = $12,445 Sedo
20. Sterling.co.uk $12,000 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 two more five-figure sales just off the chart with DomainNameSales bagging $10,000 for NaturalPestControl.com and Afternic banking $10,000 for Takes.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Afternic led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with TravelNerd.com at $9,995. Their hit list also included PulseMobile.com ($8,750), ServiceRatings.com ($6,500) and ExpressFlorist.com ($5,800)

Another $5,388 sprouted from SelectedSeeds.com, HubNetwork.com connected for $5,288 and two others; GymnasticsEquipment.com and INUU.com yielded $5,000 each. ACBB.com booked $4,999, ClickForCash.com claimed $4,900 and VetGrade.com garnered $4,800

The AfternicDLS had 68 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,488 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,488
viplook.com $4,488   secretofhappiness.com $2,500
vsbk.com $4,388 seebright.com $2,500
econnectors.com $4,288 snapaway.com $2,500
pathlesstravelled.com $4,188 drivewayfix.com $2,488
gunze.com $4,100 gelcushions.com $2,488
idealshake.com $4,100 experienceeducation.com $2,406
insecttrap.com $4,000 naturallynourished.com $2,400
bbpop.com $3,888 bshopping.com $2,388
gchat.com $3,700 sailcity.com $2,388
goodpcs.com $3,688 thinkmodular.com $2,388
mempark.com $3,588 vubiquity.com $2,388
minimob.com $3,452 fishingjoy.com $2,295
hscp.com $3,450 clickix.com $2,250
sneezingpanda.com $3,200 arkhosting.com $2,195
cookietrays.com $3,000 cash-credit.com $2,188
fwfonline.com $3,000 floristart.com $2,188
labclub.com $3,000 redlineenergy.com $2,188
appletrade.com $2,988 mobilemates.com $2,177
stainlesssteelfittings.com $2,950 unitedinformation.com $2,160
roofinginc.com $2,750 intelligentindexing.com $2,088
bonegrafting.com $2,700 valuepaper.com $2,088
alohaguide.com $2,688 gmstore.com $2,080
personalizedring.com $2,600 posturedoctor.com $2,076
guardianbookshop.com $2,595 ailic.com $2,000
eventset.com $2,588 biteasy.com $2,000
flexlogic.com $2,588 deckbuild.com $2,000
globalbusinessevents.com $2,588 docudramas.com $2,000
hmpgroup.com $2,588 entrepreneurwiki.com $2,000
salonconnect.com $2,588 fashionwheel.com $2,000
celiba.com $2,539 hatgallery.com $2,000
crosscon.com $2,500 leadrate.com $2,000
dispatchplus.com $2,500 promostudio.com $2,000
nepu.com $2,500 stylefairy.com $2,000
pesd.com $2,500 techuser.com $2,000

Back at Sedo Hotel-App.com downloaded $9,563, Buya.com brought $8,500 and Dakkapellen.com posted $7,926. GetFresh.com plucked $6,800, SpineArt.com spawned $6,000 and AcmeRents.com returned $5,900

FuturesFirst.com fetched $5,700, MissionX.com made $5,500 and five other names wound up in a logjam at $5,000 apiece. That group included Arhan.com, BarFood.com, GlobalCities.com, HerdBuy.com and NextHotels.com

Sedo had 42 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 - $3,900
broiled.com $4,500   qiclub.com $3,000
antivirusgratuito.com $4,323 zuus.com $3,000
bcast.com $4,000 madeirahotels.com $2,850
maxtron.com $4,000 pattersoncars.com $2,800
texfile.com $4,000 globald.com $2,620
xgap.com $4,000 expoitaly.com $2,577
privea.com $3,930 eroticromance.com $2,500
app-factory.com $3,668 escrowme.com $2,500
ventiladorestecho.com $3,668 securedatabackup.com $2,500
konstruct.com $3,500 entrainement.com $2,473
kxa.com $3,400 motivationalspeeches.com $2,399
elementum.com $3,275 margining.com $2,395
gratisantivirus.com $3,275 passtool.com $2,395
arizonalawgroup.com $3,250 bomhard.com $2,293
websourcing.com $3,250 mustreads.com $2,177
wellbeingpeople.com $3,220 blindautos.com $2,150
scredit.com $3,077 asistenciasanitaria.com $2,113
coez.com $3,000 go2advertising.com $2,000
gatewayparking.com $3,000 gobench.com $2,000
piguet.com $3,000 herriman.com $2,000
promage.com $3,000 woodforlife.com $2,000

At DomainNameSales NEPlusUltra.com corralled $6,500, CoolOffer.com attracted $5,000 and TerrazoTile.com tallied $4,500. SpaceBurials.com and FloristPro.com produced $3,500 apiece

Elsewhere T33.com changed hands for $2,995 in a private sale. 

Country Codes

As noted in the all extension section above, the ccTLDs enjoyed a banner week, piling up eight entries on the all extension Top 20 chart. Those transactions, of course, fill the first eight slots on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest country code sale that you haven't seen yet is #9 EJP.nl, a name that went for $9,498 at Sedo. They also sold ANPR.co.uk for $8,855 to round out the top ten. 

Sedo wound up sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries after running the table on the second half of the leader board with a group led by #11 Puntobana.it at $8,050

For the second week in a row, Great Britain's .co.uk easily won the extension race, taking five chart entries this time. No other TLD had more than two. Italy's .it, the Netherlands .nl and the European Union's .eu had two each with the remaining nine positions divided between nine different extensions. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 14:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 8, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 14, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 17, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Doctor.co.uk £24,999 = $40,248 Sedo
2. Ristorante.it €19,500 = $25,545 Sedo
3. Credit.com.au 18,235 AUD = $18,964 NetFleet.com.au
4. Planten.nl €14,000 = $18,340 Sedo
5. OO.tv $18,000 MostWantedDomains
6. Keno.co.uk £9,000 = $14,490 Sedo
7. Engineering.co $13,000 Sedo
8. Sterling.co.uk $12,000 Sedo
9. EJP.nl €7,250 = $9,498 Sedo
10. ANPR.co.uk £5,500 = $8,855 Sedo

11. Puntobanca.it £5,000 = $8,050 Sedo
12. 8M.ru €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
13. UHR.se €4,600 = $6,026 Sedo
14. Wempe.cn €4,000 = $5,240 Sedo
15. Feedback.us $4,500 Sedo
16. Blue.es €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
17. Risikolebensversicherung.eu €2,875 = $3,766 Sedo
18. Millenco.co.uk £2,300 = $3,703 Sedo
19. Rally.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
20. Draft.eu €2,400 = $3,144 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, Schwimmbadüberdachungen.eu (try saying that three times in a row without stumbling!)at $3,013. Four others; Cookies.fr, Insoul.de, KSB.lv and Rummikub.eu added $2,620 each

Fecondationinvitro.fr found another $2,619 while JobsIreland.co.uk earned $2,500 and Cloud.im cleared $2,000. Sedo had 28 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,965 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,965
carmedia.ch $1,965   hardwareversand.ch $1,310
escocia.es $1,965 mcbath.de $1,310
motocross.gr $1,965 servicemarke.de $1,310
gesundheitswetter.de $1,964 onlinecasino.net.in $1,250
opalschmuck.de $1,834 cult-cars.de $1,245
solarsystemen.nl $1,750 hallen-online.de $1,245
anaheim.co.uk $1,610 profs.fr $1,245
check-und-weg.de $1,572 lebensglück.de $1,179
clickfinance.co.uk $1,530 millhouse.de $1,179
gi.gs $1,449 webshoperstellen.at $1,179
reisartikelen.be $1,376 wiggel.co.uk $1,179
casualclub.fr $1,310 wildspezialitaeten.ch $1,179
cellino.de $1,310 hostingcheck4you.de $1,048
ferodo.it $1,310 verde.tv $1,000

At NetFleet.com.au Orana.com.au drew $2,392, BestLifeInsurance.com.au covered $1,449, FlatbedPrinting.com.au provided $1,175 and Penny.com.au pitched in $1,056

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 lone five figure sale in the non .com gTLD category - Restaurantes.info at $13,100 through Sedo - easily took the top spot on latest weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart. The runner-up, Xsoft.net, was almost $5,000 back after changing hands for $8,288 at Afternic.

Afternic went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries, including 7 of the top 10 with a roster than included #4 ITEC.net at $4,000 and #5 711.net at $3,977

The .nets easily won the extension race, piling up 14 chart entries. The .orgs were limited to five for the second week in a row and .info had one. Fortunately for the latter TLD, that one topped all of the others. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 14:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 8, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 14, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 17, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Restaurantes.info €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
2. XSoft.net $8,288 Afternic
3. Delivered.net $5,200 Sedo
4. ITEC.net $4,000 Afternic
5. 711.net $3,977 Afternic
6. Kleding.net €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
7. Barcellona.org $3,700 Afternic
8. SiteAnalytics.net $3,688 Afternic
9. Smartworks.org $3,500 Afternic
10. Investir.org $3,388 Afternic

11. SupportPoint.net $3,000 Afternic
12. TheGallery.net $2,888 Sedo
13. Purview.net $2,588 Afternic
14.
tie
Crisis.net $2,500 Sedo
14.
tie
Optimise.net $2,500 Afternic
16.
tie
Bitbase.net $2,388 Afternic
16.
tie
StarSystems.net $2,388 Afternic
18. Leba.net €1,800 = $2,358 Sedo
19. Playmaker.org $2,200 Aftermarket
20. GolfCart.org $2,188 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were a couple dozen more four-figure sales off the chart led by Afternic's sales of Healthways.net, LiveMedia.net and TryIt.net at $2,000 each.  

Afternic had 14 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,944. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,944
posm.net $1,944   tropo.net $1,388
unitrade.net $1,888 u10.net $1,300
sekura.net $1,688 intratel.net $1,088
callit.net $1,682 perfectsolutions.net $1,050
emcc.org $1,500 dogoodthings.org $1,000
livingonpurpose.net $1,500 localvoices.org $1,000
greenair.net $1,475 worldenglish.net $1,000

Back at Sedo JustPay.net posted $2,050, Stulz.net notched $1,965 and Theorie.net drew $1,487. GeorgeWashington.info went for $1,395, Arbeitsmediziner.net dispensed $1,311, Dejardefumar.net nabbed $1,310 and Mustard.org spiced things up with another $1,250

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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