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Three-Letter .com Takes Top Spot on This Week's Chart After Changing Hands for $80,000

This was a good week for 3-letter domains. One of them, LHN.com, leads this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $80,000 in a private transaction. Truaxe Holdings Inc. bought the acronym to serve as a shortcut to the company's Look Hot Naked website that will be launching next spring. 

Another 3-letter .com, #11 (tie) ZTS.com, also made the elite list with a $15,000 sale at Sedo. Yet another three-letter domain, this one a ccTLD, shares that 11th spot. Chinese country code domain XHD.cn also fetched $15,000 through Sedo. One of the biggest 3-letter .biz sales we have ever seen was also posted this week. It fell just short of making the Big Board but Sedo's $10,320 sale of RIA.biz was still notable. 

.Coms swept the top five spots on this week's chart with   DomainHoldings taking the runner-up slot with Exporters.com at $60,000 while Afternic filled the #3 hole with SixPackAbs.com at $58,000. Sedo's highest sale, MexicoCityHotels.com, was #4 at $45,000 with a joint DomainHoldings/Afternic sale of #5 Sobriety.com for $30,000 anchoring the impressive .com run at the top.

By Ron Jackson

.Coms went on to pile up 16 of the 20 chart entries. Three ccTLDs, all sold by Sedo, slipped through the .com defenses, with two of those - #6 Monkey.co.uk at $22,400 and #7 (tie) Software.cl at $20,000 - landing on the top half of the ladder. The latter sale was one of the very few .CL (Chilean country code) sales we have ever seen reported. 

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry with PeopleFinders.net slipping into the #19 slot after selling for $10,800 at Afternic - one of four Top 20 sales for them. Four other venues rang up multiple chart entries led by Sedo's nine.  Moniker/SnapNames rang up three while DomainNameSales and DomainHoldings each had a hand in two. 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 21:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 15, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 24, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LHN.com $80,000 Pvt Sale
2. Exporters.com $60,000 DomainHoldings
3. SixPackAbs.com $58,000 Afternic
4. MexicoCityHotels.com $45,000 Sedo
5. Sobriety.com $30,000 DomainHoldings/
Afternic
6. Monkey.co.uk £14,000 = $22,400 Sedo
7.
tie
Aroha.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
7.
tie
Gatt.com $20,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Software.cl $20,000 Sedo
7.
tie
VetOnline.com $20,000 Afternic

11.
tie
XHD.cn $15,000 Sedo
11.
tie
ZTS.com $15,000 Sedo
13. RapidInk.com €11,500 = $14,835 Sedo
14. Audiophile.com $14,000 Moniker/SnapNames
15. KopierPapier.com €10,770 = $13,893 Sedo
16. CustomAquariums.com $13,000 DomainNameSales
17. GoodNet.com $12,225 Sedo
18. SmartEye.com $12,125 Moniker/SnapNames
19. PeopleFinders.net $10,800 Afternic
20,  Raceway.com $10,500 Moniker/SnapNames

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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart including the Moniker/SnapNames sales of Displays2Go.ca ($10,225) and MO9.com ($10,200). Sedo sold RIA.biz for €8,000 ($10,320) and 8Seconds.cn for $10,000, DomainNameSales.com banked $10,000 for GlassContainers.com and Afternic added $10,000 for HotelBedding.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with Price24.com at $9,675. GlobalMining.com dug up $9,500, EM-Group.com gathered $9,000 and Forcity.com secured $8,900. LearnToDraw.com penciled in $8,000, GreenMobility.com clicked for $7,740 and two others; BengaluruHotels.com and FabFab.com feasted on $7,000 each

Uploadoz.com drew $6,450 and Ostersund.com sold for $5,500. GoldHair.com and Proxime.com produced $5,160 apiece and Elkraft.com captured $5,031. Sedo had 46 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
jammart.com $5,000   treatmyuti.com $3,000
rumpelstiltskin.com $5,000 cheongster.com $2,999
zellus.com $5,000 traveloakland.com $2,995
mentorstudents.com $4,677 smng.com $2,950
best-web-hosting.com $4,560 weirds.com $2,850
hconnect.com $4,500 eucal.com $2,838
consular.com $4,350 veracruzhotels.com $2,677
flcr.com $4,000 boombap.com $2,580
mejordietas.com $4,000 internetwetten.com $2,580
garbagebags.com $3,872 tahdah.com $2,579
boot1.com $3,870 nucci.com $2,500
amage.com $3,750 valiram.com $2,500
radbag.com $3,750 aandekust.com $2,295
hinos.com $3,607 johndewey.com $2,120
huurwoning.com $3,548 embo.com $2,064
leadingsoft.com $3,500 clicknshop.com $2,000
olvea.com $3,500 elohell.com $2,000
securemote.com $3,500 foldable.com $2,000
lilalo.com $3,225 industrialassets.com $2,000
businessbloggers.com $3,200 letstalkhealthcare.com $2,000
aerotrans.com $3,000 moovee.com $2,000
badcarcredit.com $3,000 optionclub.com $2,000
grosik.com $3,000 wkeys.com $2,000

Back at Afternic SnapSack.com stored $9,500 and AddStore.com cornered $9,000 while  Biosynthetic.com and StrategyJobs.com earned $7,500 each. Cratic.com crested at $7,188, OpenAge.com posted $6,488 and UltimateFootball.com flagged $6,288

R2L.com landed $6,200, EOTO.com captured $6,025 and two others; E-C-S.com and HotRodClub.com revved up $6,000 each. CoolCast.com delivered $5,700 while ATPOnline.com and G-N-S.com collared $5,400 apiece. BeachApp.com blanketed $5,300 and WorkChina.com chipped in $5,088

The AfternicDLS had 87 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic.com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
bathandshower.com $5,000   smartfilters.com $2,710
emzi.com $5,000 myactions.com $2,699
teenprint.com $5,000 europeanseafood.com $2,688
thegearu.com $5,000 cmc2.com $2,595
asiabriefing.com $4,888 islandjournal.com $2,588
emcrealestate.com $4,788 thepawprint.com $2,588
techburst.com $4,688 extremepets.com $2,550
teacherquality.com $4,488 bathmax.com $2,500
endometriosistreatment.com $4,477 iluxuryhomes.com $2,500
sealab.com $4,388 mycakedecorating.com $2,500
britishmotors.com $4,188 posterport.com $2,500
asqa.com $4,000 netcosts.com $2,488
griffy.com $4,000 m-interactive.com $2,388
capitalshares.com $3,888 new4you.com $2,388
colorwork.com $3,888 totalbeer.com $2,377
studentoutreach.com $3,769 signatureboutique.com $2,300
newvehicle.com $3,730 egifter.com $2,250
redshow.com $3,688 selectyachts.com $2,250
athleticscience.com $3,600 fomax.com $2,200
blackflower.com $3,550 brainboxdigital.com $2,195
affinita.com $3,500 canyonwalk.com $2,188
aksc.com $3,500 herbalnatural.com $2,150
defibrillatore.com $3,500 cervicaldisc.com $2,100
easypaynow.com $3,500 buyyour.com $2,095
squareknot.com $3,500 financialserviceslaw.com $2,088
autobuilders.com $3,395 foreverfoods.com $2,088
metasociety.com $3,388 petroleumservice.com $2,088
uniquemobiles.com $3,300 rawstone.com $2,088
yourpersonalconcierge.com $3,291 usort.com $2,088
spacefind.com $3,288 adreport.com $2,000
autorocket.com $3,000 arching.com $2,000
familyhouse.com $3,000 bcstudio.com $2,000
instanthome.com $3,000 chaosengine.com $2,000
phonework.com $3,000 drivershortage.com $2,000
trulymad.com $2,995 dtstraining.com $2,000
buildingspec.com $2,988 foreverclever.com $2,000
criticalcareparamedic.com $2,977 glostavent.com $2,000
stanfordcapital.com $2,925 grablunch.com $2,000
urbancircus.com $2,925 homecarefranchise.com $2,000
sitepicks.com $2,888 leadershipcamp.com $2,000
hypnoschool.com $2,800 regionalsecurity.com $2,000
funeralcelebrants.com $2,788 simplyrewards.com $2,000
arabianindustries.com $2,779 sybel.com $2,000
mobileautoservice.com $2,750  

At Moniker/SnapNames Helion.com hauled in $9,445, Replace.com returned $9,000 and ProGamer.com generated $6,037. IndieCapital.com collected $5,149, Media-Convert.com distributed $4,900, CityWeb.com went for $4,700 and TicketPal.com provided $4,149

Moniker/SnapNames had 20 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,899 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Moniker/SnapNames .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,899
cbpartners.com $3,899   livebet365.com $2,524
lifescore.com $3,600 qlips.com $2,500
xinfutong.com $3,406 v-w.com $2,400
kohphiphi.com $3,350 helenarealestate.com $2,306
youfit.com $3,311 carirumah.com $2,164
mytide.com $3,125 medchina.com $2,153
hals.com $3,000 globalpresence.com $2,075
keycapital.com $2,919 joncampbell.com $2,050
worldawards.com $2,700 nahrungsergaenzung.com $2,019
cambridgeuniversity.com $2,548 herculos.com $2,000

 Moniker/SnapNames also teamed up with Sedo to sell Kjwestone.com for $2,500

Elsewhere DomainNameSales rang up $7,000 for WebDirector.com and YummyNames utilized Afternic to sell V28.com for $4,977 and HealingScents.com for $4,077. YummyNames also sold SMIS.com ($4,000) and iDispatch.com ($2,500) on their own and teamed with GoDaddyAuctions to sell UVPrinting.com ($3,496) and GrandOptions.com ($3,396)

Country Codes

A quintet of five-figure sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week. Those five, which you saw in teh all extension section above, fill the first five slots on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest ccTLD sale that you haven't seen yet is #6 EnergieNet.nl, a Dutch domain that drew $9,675 at Sedo.  

Sedo went on sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries including #7 Wood.co at $7,000 and #8 TravertineTiles.co.uk at $5,581.  

The TLD race ended in a three way tie. Great Britain's .co.uk, the Netherlands' .nl and Germany's .de each placed three names on the leader board. China's .cn was the only other extension with multiple chart entries with that TLD scoring twice. Nine other countries divided the nine remaining slots.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 21:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 15, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 24, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Monkey.co.uk £14,000 = $22,400 Sedo
2. Software.cl $20,000 Sedo
3. XHD.cn $15,000 Sedo
4. Displays2Go.ca $10,225 Moniker/SnapNames
5. 8Seconds.cn $10,000 Sedo
6. EnergieNet.nl €7,500 = $9,675 Sedo
7. Wood.co $7,000 Sedo
8. TravertineTiles.co.uk £3,488 = $5,581 Sedo
9.
tie
Dreamlines.ru €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
9.
tie
NoSmoking.it €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo

11.
tie
ArtDeco.co.uk €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
11.
tie
Mapfre.pe €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
13. Pilot.me $4,000 Sedo
14.
tie
FabFab.de €2,900 = $3,741 Sedo
14.
tie
Lernprogramme.ch €2,900 = $3,741 Sedo
16. Familienhelfer.de €2,890 = $3,728 Sedo
17.
tie
Avondkleding.nl €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
17.
tie
CTX.eu €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
19. Duftrose.de €2,433 = $3,139 Sedo
20. Glamper.nl €2,380 = $3,070 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 three of those with a roster led by Tuinbank.nl at $3,032. Street.in added $2,838 and Design.cc downloaded $2,720.  

Sedo had 40 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
hag.fr $2,580   onlineprinter.de $1,396
s3x.de $2,580 exchanger.co $1,350
wirtschafts-akademie.de $2,580 atlan.pl $1,290
errands.co.uk $2,400 repay.ch $1,290
campingitaly.de $2,322 silena.ch $1,290
rf24.de $2,322 madeinchina.co.uk $1,280
employee.co $2,000 orient-express.co.in $1,277
xvideos.kr $2,000 hochzeitstisch-online.de $1,226
gpw.eu $1,935 kioskmedia.de $1,226
pinup.de $1,935 jonger.nl $1,174
qps.co $1,870 cyberfitness.de $1,161
bdk-online.de $1,833 figurine.fr $1,161
plissè.it $1,806 bulls.tv $1,148
golfonline.eu $1,767 dekust.nl $1,129
mytoys.co.za $1,750 kmt.co.uk $1,120
similia.de $1,677 homeshop.de $1,045
wireless.me $1,610 multicopter.at $1,032
bigpoint.pt $1,548 rag.fm $1,032
shine.ch $1,548 vettore.it $1,032
nakedpeople.de $1,400 wowart.ru $1,032

Elsewhere ProtectionPlus.ca changed hands for $2,000 in a private transaction, BrightNames.com sold Bea.rs for $2,000 and GenericDomainMarket.com teamed up with Afternic to move Assist.us for $1,699

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 - PeopleFinders.net ($10,800 at Afternic) and RIA.biz ($10,320 at Sedo).  The third spot on our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart went to Video2MP3.org, a name that sold for $6,500 through Sedo. 

Sedo rounded out the first five with #4 SHK.info at $5,547 and #5 Localist.org at $5,000 and they went on to pile up nine chart entries. Afternic did even better, ringing up ten charted sales including #7 InternationalCalls.net at $4,388.  

The .nets easily won the extension race, piling up 15 chart entries. The .orgs were limited to three while .biz and .info scored one each. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 21:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 15, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 21, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 24, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. PeopleFinders.net $10,800 Afternic
2. RIA.biz €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo
3. Video2MP3.org $6,500 Sedo
4. SHK.info €4,300 = $5,547 Sedo
5. Localist.org $5,000 Sedo
6. Mobicash.net €3,800 = $4,902 Sedo
7. InternationalCalls.net $4,388 Afternic
8.
tie
SecurityFinance.net $3,688 Afternic
8.
tie
TennisTV.net $3,688 Afternic
10. Imuse.net $3,500 Sedo

11. InTime.net $3,220 Afternic
12. Prio.net $2,999 Sedo
13. PNB.net $2,905 Moniker/SnapNames
14. Freundschaft.net €2,050 = $2,645 Sedo
15. eDomain.net $2,588 Afternic
16. OpenSocial.net $2,500 Sedo
17.
tie
Fawaz.net $2,388 Afternic
17. LDLC.net $2,388 Afternic
19. TelephoneCards.net $2,332 Afternic
20. Juicing.org $2,300 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's $2,258 sale of OnlineCasinoSpiele.org at $2,258. They also sold Cyon.net for $2,000.  

Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,935. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,935
schweizerkredite.org $1,935   erleuchtung.org $1,290
touristik.org $1,858 bedsdirect.net $1,277
direktbanken.org $1,548 kreator.net $1,200
richman.net $1,500 lund.info $1,200
sportwetten-bonus.org $1,484 mindthegap.org $1,129
careercoach.net $1,350 orovalley.mobi $1,000
discussions.org $1,300 pingdom.net $1,000
newshub.org $1,297 steer.org $1,000

At Afternic LeonardoDaVinci.net unveiled $2,250 and CreditCardMachines.net dispensed $1,977

Afternic had 16 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
therefinery.net

$1,888

  mayanpalace.net $1,288
seopro.net $1,750 gchat.org $1,277
ideaexchange.org $1,688 appso.net $1,250
salesemployment.org $1,588 winnovation.net $1,200
jamming.net $1,500 bizsolution.net $1,100
medidata.net $1,488 gauguin.org $1,100
baptisthealthjobs.net $1,477 agnello.net $1,000
stopmrsanow.org $1,477 trancemusic.net $1,000

Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold LBS.org for $2,100 and YummyNames moved Allotrope.org for $1,777

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

 

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