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Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale (the Second Largest .co .uk Sale Ever Reported) Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

This was a great week for country code domain as the ccTLDs took two of the top three spots (and six places overall) on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The country code charge was led by Sedo's blockbuster sale of WebHosting.co.uk at $500,000

That deal, brokered by Sedo's Dave Evanson (who earlier this month was named winner of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Broker of the Year Award), is the biggest ccTLD sale reported so far this year, easily eclipsing the previous leader, Saturn.pl, a name that changed hands for $189,930 in February). This is also the second highest .co.uk (British ccTLD) sale ever reported. Only Cruises.co.uk, sold for $1,099,798 in 2008, was higher. 

In another major country code sale, Sedo sold Pizza.at (Austrian ccTLD) for €75,000 ($97,500) in the third largest .at sale ever reported. The only bigger ones were Job.at ($590,949 in 2007) and Gay.at ($113,025 in 2011). Pizza.at also now ranks among the seven biggest ccTLD reported so far in 2012 (the ccTLD YTD Top 100 is the second chart on the page that link leads to). 

By Ron Jackson

Sandwiched between #1 WebHosting.co.uk and #3 Pizza.at on this week's Big Board is a nice six-figure .com sale - Cognac.com at $140,000 in a private transaction. Andrew Allemann uncovered that sale and provided the details in a post at DomainNameWire.com where he noted that the seller originally picked the name up for just $88,000 in a 2008 online auction. 

Rounding out this week's first five are #4 Calcio.com at $65,000 via Sedo and Afternic's $60,000 sale of #5 Meechy.com. Those two kicked off a .com chart run that filled 11 positions in a row. #15 Handy.es (Spain's ccTLD) finally stopped that streak with a $19,500 sale at Sedo, a venue that accounted for five of the six charted country code sales. 

The non .com gTLDs were limited to a single representative on the elite list - #20 ManufacturedHomes.net at $14,000 through Sedo who piled up 12 of the 20 chart entries. Afternic and DomainNameSales also rang up multiple charts entries with three each. The DomainNameSales roster was led by #11 FashionDeals.com at $21,000

Chart honors also went to SuperNiche.com who sold #12 (tie) GeorgiaRealEstate.com to Chad Wright's WebQuest Inc. for $20,000. Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 28:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 22, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 28, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 31, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. WebHosting.co.uk $500,000 Sedo
2. Cognac.com $140,000 Pvt Sale
3. Pizza.at €75,000 = $97,500 Sedo
4. Calcio.com €50,000 = $65,000 Sedo
5. Meechy.com $60,000 Afternic
6. Bike-Components.com €32,850 = $42,705 Sedo
7.
tie
CRMSoftware.com $40,000 Sedo
7.
tie
Raise.com $40,000 Sedo
9. FindSpace.com $27,059 Sedo
10. WebVideos.com $22,500 Afternic

11. FashionDeals.com $21,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
Feedback.ca $20,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
GeorgiaRealEstate.com $20,000 SuperNiche
12.
tie
GlueSticks.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
15. Handy.es €15,000 = $19,500 Sedo
16. TeachingDegree.com $17,996 Afternic
17. CruiseMiles.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
18. Mode24.de €12,300 = $15,990 Sedo
19. UOO.com $15,000 Sedo
20. ManufacturedHomes.net $14,000 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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for five of those with Abmahnung,de at $12,480, MonkeyMail.com at $10,500 and three others at $10,000 each; AutoPortal.com, Click2Sell.com and Family.me. Afternic also rang up another one at this level - MobileMom.com at $11,500.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with 3DPrints.com at $9,750 and Rosenkranz.com at $9,000. Aizone.com added $8,690, BigMarketing.com brought $7,000 and TaxiSeguro.com tallied $5,979. Microlancers.com landed $5,600 while InternetStores.com and ProductDB.com bagged $5,200 apiece and Akimax.com made $5,070

Sedo had 36 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
adultpay.com $5,000   vegetarien.com $2,860
chinareader.com $5,000 acri.com $2,700
mindjam.com $5,000 cognitivenetworks.com $2,600
nexworks.com $5,000 idealgewicht.com $2,600
jurisnet.com $4,550 playpop.com $2,600
purum.com $4,500 runnable.com $2,600
farwestcapital.com $4,000 newstrail.com $2,594
akwire.com $3,999 boeonline.com $2,495
eduas.com $3,900 greenpaper.com $2,400
ubmconnect.com $3,900 allproroofing.com $2,250
gero.com $3,640 onlineitcourses.com $2,249
lassalinas.com $3,380 quotix.com $2,015
faironlinegambling.com $3,250 chinaicon.com $2,000
2point0.com $3,200 croh.com $2,000
cellphonecase.com $3,000 darkmania.com $2,000
pornstreams.com $3,000 healthypie.com $2,000
tr90.com $3,000 socialformula.com $2,000
workinchina.com $3,000 wmgm.com $2,000

At Afternic Monographic.com grossed $8,588, MiniPhone.com dialed up $8,400 and InternetMarketplace.com collected $8,000. Viance.com corralled $7,500, Careersmart.com clicked for $7,000, FTAX.com drew $6,500 and Exploders.con blew up $5,800. 

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
accusure.com $5,000   bikesforkids.com $2,588
hemotech.com $5,000 gamingfund.com $2,588
pksd.com $5,000 groupplace.com $2,588
spacebookings.com $5,000 tigermoon.com $2,588
webcache.com $5,000 naturalin.com $2,577
yourfirstvisit.com $5,000 avets.com $2,500
guitarhub.com $4,688 commercialcookware.com $2,500
lektra.com $4,650 dfwh.com $2,500
betterbills.com $4,500 manageprojects.com $2,500
sagol.com $4,500 nicho.com $2,500
unisec.com $4,500 onlinesecurityproducts.com $2,500
sureride.com $4,388 vegetariantraveler.com $2,500
americanrevolution.com $4,050 venturecamp.com $2,500
9ren.com $4,000 yaque.com $2,500
hydrogenwater.com $3,906 stealthbar.com $2,495
beginmodeling.com $3,888 towamerica.com $2,400
styletouch.com $3,677 brandfair.com $2,388
financesonline.com $3,650 grokking.com $2,388
funcolor.com $3,550 virtualsafety.com $2,388
simplycook.com $3,500 bookbargain.com $2,300
beautyapps.com $3,399 lakesideauto.com $2,300
airlib.com $3,388 simplypark.com $2,248
rockglobal.com $3,388 jayaustin.com $2,239
msitech.com $3,350 hyperscope.com $2,200
howaboutthis.com $3,288 entrepreneurtime.com $2,188
surfcrew.com $3,288 styleidol.com $2,188
tptn.com $3,250 advanceandprotect.com $2,150
happyways.com $3,237 modernprint.com $2,150
debtmasters.com $3,000 artescapes.com $2,100
industrialpainting.com $3,000 productioninc.com $2,100
keisari.com $3,000 mychocolateheaven.com $2,088
khurana.com $3,000 eseeker.com $2,007
ozan.com $3,000 arizonapool.com $2,000
sbdr.com $3,000 cachetdevelopments.com $2,000
babyink.com $2,800 domainsaver.com $2,000
evolutionservices.com $2,800 esweet.com $2,000
beneficialinsurance.com $2,777 etaf.com $2,000
bigcashback.com $2,750 jarel.com $2,000
seniormarketing.com $2,750 localdater.com $2,000
execonline.com $2,700 networkadmins.com $2,000
jesuschristchurch.com $2,688 networkofchampions.com $2,000
vaultit.com $2,677 salescircles.com $2,000
internamerica.com $2,650 thans.com $2,000
infosale.com $2,600  

Back at DomainNameSales.com, OfficePlanet.com plucked $8,000 while three others; iGrads.com, OfficePartitioning.com and SecondSkins.com captured $5,000 each. FragranceOils.com attracted $4,900, BeautifulBottoms.com buttoned up $3,000 and DickerData.com downloaded $3,000

GoDaddyAuctions used the DomainNameSales (DNS) platform to sell StoreReturns.com for $7,000 and DomainAdvisors.com used DNS to sell WomensInvesting.com for $6,500.

Elsewhere DNSR.com rang up $5,000 for DigBill.com

Country Codes

That landmark $500,000 sale of WebHosting.co.uk at Sedo headlined another stellar week for the ccTLDs with Pizza.at just missing six figures and six more coming in with solid five-figure price tags. You saw all of those sales in the all extension section above so the biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Hypotheekadviseurs.nl, a Dutch domain that drew $7,150 at Sedo. 

Rounding out the top ten is a Peruvian domain, Bingo.pe at $6,435 via Sedo. SexVideos.tv kicked off the second half of the chart with a $6,000 sale through DNStore.com

Sedo wound up sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries. NetFleet.com.au got one of the places that escaped the Sedo net, picking up $3,275 for #20 SpareParts.com.au

This was a remarkably diverse week with 14 different extensions earning places on the leader board. Great Britain's .co.uk had the most with three while Germany's .de,  Belgium's .be and the European Union's .eu had two each. The remaining 10 spots divided among 11 different ccTLDs.  

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 28:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 22, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 28, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 31, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Webhosting.co.uk $500,000 Sedo
2. Pizza.at €75,000 = $97,500 Sedo
3. Feedback.ca $20,000 DomainNameSales
4. Handy.es €15,000 = $19,500 Sedo
5. CruiseMiles.co.uk £10,000 = $16,100 Sedo
6. Mode24.de €12,300 = $15,990 Sedo
7. Abmahnung.de €9,600 = $12,480 Sedo
8. Family.me $10,000 Sedo
9. Hypotheekadviseurs.nl €5,500 = $7,150 Sedo
10. Bingo.pe €4,950 = $6,435 Sedo

11. SexVideos.tv $6,000 DNStore
12. ArtDeco.be €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
13. OnlineSportsbook.eu $5,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Games.fm $4,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Laptop.eu $4,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Sam.ba $4,000 Sedo
17. Chirurgie.be €3,000 = $3,900 Sedo
18. DomesticCleaners.co.uk £2,250 = $3,673 Sedo
19. Wool.co $3,500 Sedo
20. SpareParts.com.au 3,149 AUD = $3,275 NetFleet.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those with a roster that included three names at $3,250 each; Hotel-in-Regensburg.de, Talea.it and W-E-G.de. They also sold FashionID.co.uk at $3,220, Prospect.us at $3,125 and Palettenhandel.de at $3,120

Sedo had 44 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
elematic.cn $3,000   kyritz-ruppiner-heide.de $1,509
kaffeetabs.de $2,600 noppies.fr $1,495
taxiplus.de $2,535 bap.fr $1,430
edates.com.au $2,500 localtoolhire.co.uk $1,288
metalbox.com.au $2,500 hansen.co.uk $1,280
sharewith.me $2,500 autowunder.de $1,235
chatportugal.pt $2,340 e-zigi.ch $1,235
ecu.fr $2,340 fashionvictims.nl $1,235
selbstheilung.at $2,210 ique.eu $1,235
poolüberdachungen.eu $2,145 startup24.ch $1,235
caradvice.com.cn $2,000 torten-dekoration.de $1,235
juguetessexuales.es $2,000 vermont.eu $1,170
isearch.co $1,999 newonline.de $1,169
fussballwetten.tv $1,950 monstertemplate.co.uk $1,127
kaiserkraft.in $1,950 ondertrouw.nl $1,105
fitnessclub.co.uk $1,811 plt.co $1,100
stadtlust.de $1,778 sigue.me $1,050
secured-loan.co.uk $1,763 leka-reifen.de $1,040
businessbloggers.co.uk $1,610 ufile.eu $1,040
photographyforum.co.uk $1,610 motoragent.de $1,039
lactalis.ca $1,560 tdm.be $1,023
redeye.co.uk $1,530 onlinegambling.co.in $1,000

NetFleet.com.au had another half dozen four-figure ccTLD sales including WorldCup.com.au ($2,225), Metal.com.au ($1,883) and DogsOnline.com.au ($1,791). SEOGoldCoast.com.au added $1,722, Tofu.com.au yielded $1,716 and Manchester.com.au banked $1,483

Elsewhere David Sams Corp. sold Calvary.us for $2,000 in a private sale, DomainLore.co.uk moved XA.co.uk for $1,449 and OwnThisDomain.co.uk cornered $1,208 with ZestForLife.co.uk

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 lone five-figure sale - ManufacturedHomes.net at $14,000 through Sedo. They also took the next two spots on our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with a pair of .infos - #2 Forever.info at $9,000 and #3 Wechseln.info at $6,188.  

Afternic filled out the first five with #4 StrongWomen.org at $5,577 and DPN.org at $5,200. They went on to take eight places on the leader board, including five of the top ten while Sedo bagged a dozen spots on the elite list. 

In recent weeks the .nets have been easily winning the extension race, but the .orgs turned the tables this week, piling up 11 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). The .nets claimed six rungs on the ladder and .info fetched four.   

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 28:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 22, 2012 - Sun. Oct. 28, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 31, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. ManufacturedHomes.net $14,000 Sedo
2. Forever.info $9,000 Sedo
3. Wechseln.info €4,760 = $6,188 Sedo
4. StrongWomen.org $5,577 Afternic
5. DPN.org $5,200 Afternic
6. InternationalCall.net $5,000 Sedo
7. ThriftStore.org $4,488 Afternic
8. PhilanthropyCenter.org $4,100 Sedo
9. LoveChild.org $3,988 Afternic
10. Dropout.net $3,500 Afternic

11. Creating.org $3,200 Sedo
12. Brandhouse.net $2,800 Sedo
13. Plastics.info €2,100 = $2,730 Sedo
14. 3E.net $2,400 Sedo
15. Angeln.org €1,800 = $2,340 Sedo
16. Theatre.info €1,750 = $2,275 Sedo
17. MedicareAdvocacy.net $2,188 Afternic
18. Survivalists.org $2,050 Afternic
19.
tie
Deuterium.org $2,000 Sedo
19.
tie
InternetMarketplace.org $2,000 Afternic
19.
tie
MyCampaign.org $2,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were more four-figure sales off the chart led by Afernic's sales of BringItOn.net ($1,988), Product6Locator.net ($1,888) and TheCamp.org ($1,850)

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

Additional Afternic Non .com Sales Between $1,062 - $1,788
thriftstore.net $1,788   ebic.org $1,477
continuing.org $1,700 monographic.net $1,354
jcap.net $1,511 lawpay.net $1,277
exportcontrols.net $1,500 some.info $1,200
nightfever.org $1,500 firecode.org $1,188
telecomsystems.net $1,500 oeis.net $1,188
b2m.org $1,494 orbiter.net $1,100
workclub.net $1,488 petinsurance.biz $1,062

Back at Sedo Playscape.net notched $1,750, Empirical.net posted $1,540 and TrainTheTrainer.org added $1,500. Pediatras.org and Electriciens.pro plugged in $1,300 each and 1414.org drew $1,299. Three others; Citamedico.org, Finnegans.net and GeorgeWashington.biz brought $1,000 apiece

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. 

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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