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A Pair of Six-Figure Sales Including One That Ties for the Year's 2nd Biggest Transaction Headline a Solid Week for the Domain Aftermarket

November is off to a fast start in the domain aftermarket with two-six figures sales and 40 more that hit five figures leading the way. The owners of FreeWebsite.com just revealed that they acquired the domain for their new site for $500,000 in January. A search at Screenshots.com showed that the domain was previously used to redirect traffic to Webmasters.com. The half-million dollar sale put FreeWebsite.com in a four-way tie for second place on our Year to Date Top 100 Sale Chart

Another six-figure sale was posted by Rick Schwartz's eRealEstate.com. Rick moved FreeSexCams.com for $150,000 in a deal that ranks among the 20 biggest sales reported so far in 2012. 

The past week also wound up being .com's most dominating week of the year.  The .coms wound up sweeping 19 of the 20 positions on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The only exception was a .com.au (Australia's country code) represented by NetFleet.com.au's $19,501 sale of #14 WeddingInvitations.com.au.

By Ron Jackson

The .coms monopolized the first 13 spots on the elite elite with #3 CarTransport.com ($85,400 at Afternic.com), #4 Jane.com ($60,000 at Sedo.com) and #5 Closers.com ($32,000 in a MediaOptions.com sale made on the DomainNameSales.com platform) rounding out the first five.  

GoDaddyAuctions.com posted the most chart entries with five with #7 IOOI.com leading their roster at $25,000. DomainNamesSales had a hand in four charted sales including #6 Yasso.com at $30,000. Sedo and Afternic each scored three times while NameJet.com got on the board twice with a pair that included a top ten entry - #9 Nexity.com at $21,100.

Chart honors also went to Bill Karamouzis who picked up #11 (tie) iTrust.com for $20,000 in a private transaction.  

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 4:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 4, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 7, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. FreeWebsite.com $500,000 Pvt Sale
2. FreeSexCams.com $150,000 eRealEstate
3. CarTransport.com $85,400 Afternic
4. Jane.com $60,000 Sedo
5. Closers.com $32,000 MediaOptions/
DomainNameSales
6. Yasso.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
7. IOOI.com $25,000 GoDaddyAuctions
8. BrainTumor.com $23,444 GoDaddyAuctions
9. Nexity.com $21,100 NameJet
10. ReadyStore.com $21,000 Sedo

11.
tie
BirthRecord.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
11.
tie
iTrust.com $20,000 Pvt Sale
11.
tie
MarriageRecord.com $20,000 DomainNameSales
14. WeddingInvitations.com.au 18,751 AUD = $19,501  NetFleet.com.au
15. GoPure.com $19,000 Afternic
16. YCN.com $18,540 GoDaddyAuctions
17. LaMancha.com $18,119 GoDaddyAuctions
18. NDC.com $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
19. SecondOpinions.com $16,500 Afternic
20. ContactCenters.com $15,809 NameJet

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.

With 22 more sales reaching five-figures we had enough notable sales reported this week to fill two Top 20 Charts. The ones that fell just short of the Big Board above were led by a trio of $15,000 sales at three different venues. 

Afternic sold Crusher.com for $15,000 and also moved Indigos.com ($14,250), Datatek.com ($10,088) and MotherMeera.com ($10,000). GoDaddyAuctions sold ContactBank.com for $15,000, Sudai.com for $14,500, ICAD.com for $11,005 and StoryFarm.com for $10,000. Sedo got their $15,000 from CourtRecord.com and added $13,000 for Icite.com, $12,800 for Envizion.com and $10,000 for Comadre.com. Sedo also sold Snowmobiler.com on the GoDaddyAuctions platform  for $10,000.  

NameJet had six more sales at this level led by Eguan.com ($12,788), PortlandHomes.com ($11,333) and TPW.com ($10,655). IQG .com added $10,651, Chilli.com chalked up $10,200 and GTATravel.com booked $10,000

Elsewhere NoktaDomains.com rang up $12,900 for Projeksiyon.com while  MostWantedDomains.com sold BeWilling.com and ProofCoins.com for $10,000 each

.Com Supporting Cast

Afternic led the four-figure .com supporting cast with CustomCase.com and Vieri.com at $9,500 apiece. PictureCanvas.com posted $9,000, LifecycleMarketing.com landed $8,500 and RedSpace.com returned $7,800

BusinessLine.com and Intrans.com kicked in $7,500 each while CloudPros.com produced $7,000. Vappie.com penciled in $6,000, Smashers.com crushed $5,725 and YourStreet.com welcomed $5,600. Erams.com drew $5,500 and TravelAuto.com braked at $5,400

The AfternicDLS had 96 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
faxplus.com $5,000   insem.com $2,550
flowfree.com $5,000 frija.com $2,527
xcw.com $5,000 colorandart.com $2,500
bridgenetwork.com $4,888 eliteflooring.com $2,500
governmentcentral.com $4,488 fantasyfund.com $2,500
mscworld.com $4,488 frolik.com $2,500
pdinet.com $4,488 nangle.com $2,500
thefeedback.com $4,388 pinkee.com $2,500
momcloud.com $4,200 scratchbusters.com $2,500
floridacharter.com $4,180 sunrisegolf.com $2,500
bzid.com $4,000 bilgiliyiz.com $2,495
newmanrealty.com $4,000 totalcanada.com $2,488
zabra.com $4,000 phonesforless.com $2,449
hrbook.com $3,988 contagioussports.com $2,395
creditmonster.com $3,800 cargoware.com $2,394
cablecarriers.com $3,788 mastermentor.com $2,388
greenfusion.com $3,709 columbiadistribution.com $2,350
governmentreview.com $3,588 projectanalysis.com $2,350
steeltraders.com $3,588 momentsoflife.com $2,323
miceguide.com $3,500 somore.com $2,277
free-tarot-reading.com $3,288 exceptionalhealth.com $2,200
honeybook.com $3,288 hirescience.com $2,200
retailkit.com $3,288 salonscience.com $2,195
rentacloud.com $3,250 emailpostoffice.com $2,188
multinetworks.com $3,200 lifelived.com $2,188
noteables.com $3,200 choosecharity.com $2,177
buffalolaw.com $3,000 searchkings.com $2,129
medient.com $3,000 cashsoftware.com $2,100
militarytv.com $3,000 connectlearn.com $2,088
munier.com $3,000 soapcreations.com $2,088
pharmaupdate.com $3,000 vividconsulting.com $2,088
xdj.com $3,000 torcedores.com $2,021
xhj.com $3,000 amsfinancial.com $2,000
acmeusa.com $2,988 belenjesuit.com $2,000
triset.com $2,951 clearart.com $2,000
latestgossip.com $2,950 consultek.com $2,000
internetspecials.com $2,880 ctsonline.com $2,000
everydaycounts.com $2,827 defenseconsultants.com $2,000
cryptodrive.com $2,788 familytouch.com $2,000
restu.com $2,750 hgint.com $2,000
englishtea.com $2,701 publit.com $2,000
retailspaceforlease.com $2,700 starterkits.com $2,000
getjusticenow.com $2,688 techacademy.com $2,000
caratclub.com $2,588 techbutler.com $2,000
dcollection.com $2,588 topmanufacturers.com $2,000
futurestructure.com $2,588 vintagegallery.com $2,000
goted.com $2,588 voiceclub.com $2,000
virtualhands.com $2,588 westcoastmarketing.com $2,000

At Sedo EyeGuard.com gained $9,000, MarketingDashboard.com clicked for $8,251 and EQO.com captured $8,000. OxygenAnalyser.com located $7,500, Carama.com cranked out $6,400 and Irlanda.com captured $6,399

Sukrin.com crested at $5,760, SocialGuru.com attracted $5,500 and two others; CheapTicketsBusiness.com and Sistole.com sold for $5,120 each

Sedo had 49 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
fishmaps.com $5,000   take-it.com $2,560
perfectshare.com $5,000 inetlink.com $2,559
pourlamaison.com $5,000 airbug.com $2,500
bordeauxwines.com $4,977 alysium.com $2,500
whichway.com $4,767 calcrest.com $2,500
friteusen.com $4,760 certsure.com $2,500
bikecomponents.com $4,495 compostableplastics.com $2,500
dailymom.com $4,000 implantesdentalesbarcelona.com $2,500
sincitycasino.com $4,000 leaptraining.com $2,500
winecatalogs.com $3,800 madebyyou.com $2,500
alphamarket.com $3,750 mainholdings.com $2,500
infantcpr.com $3,500 productgraph.com $2,500
innonext.com $3,500 scorestosms.com $2,500
lasvegas-apartments.com $3,500 smartflag.com $2,500
mobilweb.com $3,300 theyspeak.com $2,500
onzu.com $3,300 transbond.com $2,500
polarize.com $3,000 ressourceshumaines.com $2,417
xbabe.com $3,000 aaaremote.com $2,250
usasun.com $2,999 completo.com $2,150
dailybrew.com $2,900 mobileanime.com $2,100
sfsocial.com $2,730 earpieces.com $2,000
continuing.com $2,700 gorillacrew.com $2,000
paytrail.com $2,595 playcredits.com $2,000
videoeditingsoftware.com $2,590 visaforchina.com $2,000
e-sportshop.com $2,560  

At NameJet Taobbao.com tallied $8,402, Copied.com corralled $8,008 and First1Bank.com deposited $7,099. TQF.com fetched $7,000, CashSettlement.com secured $6,009 and two others; Despite.com and Detained.com commanded $6,006 apiece

ZNU.com yielded $5,665, ApartmentHomes.com hauled in $5,300 and Woolwich.com went for $5,099

NameJet had 52 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,002 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,002 - $5,000
steamrooms.com $5,000   zookini.com $2,977
valenciahotels.com $4,901 1813.com $2,968
creditexperts.com $4,400 fashionwire.com $2,722
transam.com $4,400 24seven.com $2,588
1915.com $4,316 bestonlinedegrees.com $2,530
delcampo.com $4,200 sampled.com $2,522
duj.com $4,100 gatherer.com $2,501
touchy.com $4,100 realife.com $2,450
wintersport.com $4,067 ogroup.com $2,433
diandanghang.com $4,002 craved.com $2,302
flattire.com $3,966 cashcom.com $2,300
fitzgeralds.com $3,633 parrisisland.com $2,300
childrensjewelry.com $3,627 5875.com $2,222
eggwhite.com $3,256 fett.com $2,211
crotchless.com $3,205 writinglab.com $2,205
pornindustry.com $3,121 angr.com $2,201
farrer.com $3,100 duidwi.com $2,200
xeh.com $3,100 jancuk.com $2,200
xzv.com $3,100 cloudio.com $2,110
sexhome.com $3,066 f250.com $2,101
endu.com $3,001 mangu.com $2,100
sandybeaches.com $3,001 vitaminlink.com $2,099
landrecords.com $3,000 gassermadness.com $2,063
theinquirer.com $3,000 gramps.com $2,044
weddingwear.com $2,998 xiaopai.com $2,020
2031.com $2,986 referenced.com $2,002

DomainNameSales (DNS) sold JetShopper.com ($8,000), InternationalMoneyTransfers.com ($5,000) and WaterMachines.com ($5,000) and GoDaddyAuctions used the DNS platform to sell AllCashOffers.com ($6,000) and NapaValleyLodging.com ($5,500). 

At NoktaDomains iMeals.com served up $6,500, TravelInTurkey.com tacked on $5,614 and WhereIsSanta.com claimed $5,400. LearnSQL.com cleared $4,000 and ResistanceBands.com bulked up on $3,000. IkinciElMakina.com and BuySport.com spawned $2,750 apiece and SpeedDownloader.com delivered $2,571

MostWantedDomains.com moved USAPatents.com for $6,000 and LosAngelesCarpetCleaning.com swept up $5,000

Meanwhile YummyNames teamed up with Afternic to sell SimplyGifted.com ($4,477), SweetNatural.com ($3,496), CuddlePets.com ($2,377) and TryYoga.com ($2,200)

Country Codes

The country codes were led by the only ccTLD that made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw earlier - WeddingInvitations.com.au at $19,501 via NetFleet.com.au. The only other five-figure sale in this category - Kousen.nl at $11,520 through Sedo - took the #2 spot on our  latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.

Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries including #3 Praegefolien.de ($7,552), #4 Sightseeingtour.de ($6,976) and #5 Prospective.de ($6,400). DomainLore.co.uk was one of the few venues other than Sedo to make the leader board. The did it with #8 MobileBingo.co.uk at $4,960

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven chart entries followed by Australia's .com.au and Montenegro's .me with three each. Great Britain's .co.uk had two with  the remaining five spots divided among five different ccTLDs.  

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 4:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 4, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 7, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. WeddingInvitations.com.au 18,751 AUD = $19,501 NetFleet.com.au
2. Kousen.nl €9,000 = $11,520 Sedo
3. Praegefolien.de €5,900 = $7,552 Sedo
4. Sightseeingtour.de €5,450 = $6,976 Sedo
5. Prospective.de €5,000 = $6,400 Sedo
6. Selfish.me $6,000 Sedo
7. LasVegas.com.br $4,999 Sedo
8. MobileBingo.co.uk £3,100 = $4,960 DomainLore.co.uk
9. WOD.co £2,600 = $4,160 Sedo
10.
tie
MedicalRecords.co.uk $4,000 Sedo
10.
tie
VUE.me $4,000 Sedo

12. Dietitian.com.au 3,623 AUD = $3,768 NetFleet.com.au
13. Fantastic.ch €2,500 = $3,200 Sedo
14. Meinungstrend.de €2,400 = $3,072 Sedo
15. Queue.me $3,000 Sedo
16. Framing.com.au 2,495 AUD = $2,595 NetFleet.com.au
17.
tie
Calibre.de €2,000 = $2,560 Sedo
17.
tie
Maerchenwelten.de €2,000 = $2,560 Sedo
19. Onlinespieler.de €1,999 = $2,599 Sedo
20. ITConsultants.ca $2,500 Afternic

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 majority of those with a roster that included LuckyCat.co.uk at $2,400, Hjemmebakeriet.no at $2,336 and WorldGolfClub.at at $2,304

Sedo had 24 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,999
dancewith.me $1,999   lebens-freude.de $1,280
histoire.ch $1,920 medicalsupplies.in $1,280
janda.de $1,920 nuevosanuncios.es $1,280
kortevakanties.nl $1,920 topwedding.co.uk $1,280
r-s-t.de $1,920 bird.be.de $1,254
tigex.es $1,664 kaserne.ch $1,216
healthrecords.co.uk $1,600 styler.ch $1,216
humdrum.co.uk $1,600 marderfallen.de $1,198
nih.co.za $1,500 streusalzkaufen.de $1,184
slide.me $1,499 cervelo.nl $1,005
free-living.de $1,344 haha.co $1,000
bifidus.ch $1,280 strum.co $1,000

NetFleet.com.au had another eight four-figure ccTLD sales led by Lawn.com.au ($2,353), PrepaidInternet.com.au ($2,227) and ChristmasCards.com.au ($2,112). Boutique.com.au brought $1,892, Cater.com.au cornered $1,502 and Tapestry.com.au hung $1,483. E-Conveyaning.com.au yielded $1,430 and BodybuildingSupplements.net.au pressed $1,197

NoktaDomains sold EngineeringCareers.co.uk for $1,500 and used Sedo to sell Best.es for $1,549

Elsewhere DomainLore.co.uk landed $1,147 for MoviePosters.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)

Like the ccTLDs above, the non .com gTLDs were led by a pair of five-figure sales - Divorce.info ($10,250) and Comparar.net ($10,240) - both sold at Sedo who piled up 11 chart entries. The next two names in our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart just missed hitting five figures. #3 Websites.org was sold on Sedo's platform by YummyNames for $9,899 and Sedo sold #4 YTH.net for $9,888.

Afternic rounded out the first five with FinancialAdvice.net at $8,500 and they went on to claim  seven places on the leader board including #6 CTW.net at $7,200.

The .nets won extension race with 12 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position).  The .orgs were next with seven and the .infos had two. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 4:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 4, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 7, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Divorce.info $10,250 Sedo
2. Comparar.net €8,000 = $10,240 Sedo
3. Websites.org $9,899 YummyNames/Sedo
4. YTH.net $9,888 Sedo
5. FinancialAdvice.net $8,500 Afternic
6. CTW.net $7,200 Afternic
7. LiveCasinoTV.net €5,000 = $6,400 Sedo
8. Kobenhavn.info €4,500 = $5,760 Sedo
9. Airstrip.org $5,588 Afternic
10. BlueMarlin.net $4,588 Afternic

11.
tie
Artsy.org $4,500 Sedo
11.
tie
Calling.net $4,500 Sedo
13. DIS.net $4,100 Sedo
14. G2G.net $3,900 Sedo
15. Zine.org €3,000 = $3,840 Sedo
16. EaglesWings.org $3,500 Afternic
17. Irlanda.net €2,500 = $3,200 Sedo
18. HeartDisease.org $2,816 NameJet
19. Airstrip.net $2,688 Afternic
20.
tie
CarPaymentCalculator.net $2,500 NoktaDomains
20.
tie
Undecided.org $2,500 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were more four-figure sales off the chart led by Afternic's sale of MyRealEstate.net at $2,400. They sold CremationSociety.org and GlobalBrand.org for $2,000 each and AdoptionNetwork.net for $1,944

Afternic had 30 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,788. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional Afternic Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,788
brighthorizons.net $1,788   vrms.net $1,316
langs.net $1,688 xmob.net $1,315
mrei.net $1,688 linuxadmin.net $1,270
secureconnect.org $1,588 tagungshotel.net $1,250
superfilm.net $1,588 businesscontacts.net $1,188
inspiredliving.net $1,552 dsef.net $1,188
publik.net $1,550 mothertongue.org $1,188
quickstudy.org $1,488 tord.net $1,151
stonestreet.org $1,477 constructioncompany.net $1,100
bigcommerce.org $1,388 projectsuccess.net $1,088
charmschool.net $1,388 trilux.net $1,044
makeyourday.org $1,388 edm.info $1,000
millionairenetwork.net $1,388 ilook.org $1,000
smartform.org $1,357 prophoto.org $1,000
zetec.net $1,357 rootcanals.org $1,000

At NameJet.com, Mercantile.net sold for $2,100.

Back at Sedo, Borlange.info brought $1,500, Heilfasten.info hooked $1,280, Orlando.biz banked $1,250 and Stahl.biz stalled at $1,216. Memory-foam.org and N6.org generated $1,200 each while Paketversand.org provided $1,152 and Pauschalurlaub.org pulled $1,011

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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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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