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Market's Mid Range Back in the Spotlight While the High End Takes a Breather 

This wound up being the only week in November without a six-figure sale being reported. After ten sales were logged at that level over the past three weeks, $70,000 wound up being good enough to take the top spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - an honor that went to DomainNameSales.com for their sale of MiniPlay.com.

Of course, the past week was a very short one business wise due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Many companies shut down both Thursday and Friday as a result. Still, the market's mid range flexed a lot of muscle during the abbreviated work week with 23 five-figure public sales being booked, including Afternic's $60,000 sale of #2 Styles.com

The week's biggest country code sale shared the #3 spot with another .com. ExcellentDomains.ca sold Canadian ccTLD  VU.ca for $30,000 while UpMarketDNs.com rang up the same amount for iTrust.com. Some of you might be saying - wait a minute - didn't I see iTrust.com on the chart just three weeks ago? Yes, you did. The name was picked up for $20,000 at Sedo earlier this month then quickly flipped for a very nice profit this week through UpMarketDNs. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo rounded out the first five with Juegos-Gratis.com at $25,800 and they went on to pile up 11 of the 23 chart entries (the extra three spots resulted from a four-way tie for the final position). Their haul included all three of the non .com gTLD domains on the leader board, a trio led by #10 Banque.net at $15,480. That was another example of a terrific flip. The seller had acquired the domain for a mere $4,000 last April at Afterniic. 

The ccTLDs also had a good outing with four names on the Big Board. #6 Lead.co joined VU.ca on the top half of the chart after it was disclosed that independent broker Maureen Sullivan found a buyer for the .CO Registry at $25,000. The deal was actually completed earlier this year but was just now disclosed. BrightNames.com also had a good country code sale with #20 (tie) Mur.al at $10,000. They sold the Albanian ccTLD to Tactivos.com, the people behind Mural.ly.

BrightNames also had another one of the four sales that share 20th position - Cosmonauts.com at $10,000 - one of 16 .com domains on the elite list. Chart honors also went to Flippa.com for their sale of #8 Thriller.com at $19,000. Flippa is best known for selling developed websites but they also make a number of domain only sales like this one. 

Tthere is one other notable transaction to tell you about this week. While digging through SEC filings, George Kirikos spotted a report that  Quamtel, Inc. had sold the domain name 800.com to its former sole shareholder, Steven Ivester, for $850,000. The problem is no money changed hands. Quamtel said the $850,000 valuation came Ivester agreeing to take the domain in exchange for deducting that amount from a liability the company owned him. Ivester had originally bought 800.com for the company in a bankrupcty auction at a cost of $250,000. Andrew Allemann wrote more about this transaction at DomainNameWire.com.

Now back to the business at hand. Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 25:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 19, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MiniPlay.com $70,000 DomainNameSales
2. Styles.com $60,000 Afternic
3.
tie
iTrust.com $30,000 UpMarketDNs
3.
tie
VU.ca $30,000 ExcellentDomains.ca
5. Juegos-Gratis.com €20,000 = $25,800 Sedo
6. Lead.co $25,000 .CO Registry/
Maureen Sullivan
7. Grafeno.com €15,000 = $19,350 Sedo
8 Thriller.com $19,000 Flippa
9. Upware.com $18,000 DomainNameSales
10. Banque.net €12,000 = $15,480 Sedo

11.
tie
EventLoop.com $15,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Incorporators.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
13. Payment.mobi €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
14.
tie
Deutschland-bewegt-sich.de €9,900 = $12,771 Sedo
14.
tie
NZE.com €9,900 = $12,771 Sedo
16. Sadomaso.com €9,988 = $12,756 Sedo
17.
tie
JTF.com $12,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Solaire.net $12,000 Sedo
19. Yuna.com $10,008 Sedo
20.
tie
Cosmonauts.com $10,000 BrightNames
20.
tie
MaxPoint.com $10,000 DomainNameSales
20.
tie
Mur.al $10,000 BrightNames
20.
tie
Pinyata.com $10,000 DomainNameSales

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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with FoodPic.com at $9,500. LoveSkiing.com skidded to an $8,500 stop, APGM.com drew $8,000 and GreenDuck.com waddled home with $5,800. GameLight.com and InternationalCallingCards.com dialed up $5,500 each and two others; 99Cars.com and ScreenFix.com fetched $5,000 apiece. EventZoo.com added another $4,500

Sedo had 41 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
herds.com $4,000   kaison.com $2,500
letscreatetogether.com $4,000 mantrahotels.com $2,500
mcorporation.com $4,000 ubmawards.com $2,500
next2u.com $4,000 simris.com $2,419
bookmylimo.com $3,870 waffir.com $2,400
consus.com $3,870 digital-leads.com $2,300
petroco.com $3,870 dignicap.com $2,283
meteoworld.com $3,799 peoplewelike.com $2,200
mylust.com $3,741 daddybaby.com $2,177
stromtarifvergleich.com $3,741 rainbowcarpet.com $2,100
amazoil.com $3,530 starlings.com $2,095
idealtoys.com $3,500 blanja.com $2,000
signalsense.com $3,500 bmember.com $2,000
exterieur.com $3,225 fahf.com $2,000
trusta.com $3,225 gotakanal.com $2,000
e-integration.com $3,148 horizontalbandsaw.com $2,000
luhai.com $3,000 onlytalk.com $2,000
kansascitybodyshop.com $2,700 serag.com $2,000
profitcode.com $2,574 sigaretteelettroniche.com $2,000
metallbau.com $2,567 spiron.com $2,000
androidviruses.com $2,500   

At DomainNameSales Norell.com notched $9,000 while CandyIce.com and InkLabs.com landed $8,500 each. They picked up another $8,000 for TileKing.com. DomainNameSales had 17 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional DomainNameSales .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
GlobalDigest.com $7,000   upcity.com $5,000
skykit.com $6,500 watchmonitor.com $4,500
Haribon  .com $6,000 thinkweb.com $3,600
8months.com $5,000 capitalinvestmentgroup.com $3,200
BirthControlOption.com $5,000 paradisecity.com $3,000
disguised.com $5,000 ScaffoldCanada.com $2,800
greendata.com $5,000 hostedcontactcentre.com $2,000
knuckleball.com $5,000 luex.com $2,000
RockabillyClothing  .com $5,000   

Terrestrial Holdings LLC also used the DomainNameSales platform to sell Salarium.com for $3,000.

Back at Afternic Homeware.com went for $8,000, Angelac.com captured $6,088 and All-Sales.com corralled $6,000. FinancialDigest.com and BestBattery.com lit up $5,500 apiece while LittleWish.com commanded $5,188. FarmAuction.com and SkyRealty.com returned $5,000 each and VillaRealEstate.com attracted $4,888

Afternic had 70 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic.com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,800
wikispot.com $4,800   cowstore.com $2,500
indexexchange.com $4,788 mydrums.com $2,500
orchestro.com $4,681 rotaryevaporator.com $2,500
camec.com $4,665 simplytrade.com $2,500
freshthyme.com $4,588 spinfinity.com $2,500
kovic.com $4,588 teamaloha.com $2,500
LIFE3D.com $4,500 marvelousproductions.com $2,488
wmje.com $4,177 angelwholesale.com $2,400
talktextdata.com $4,088 nohiddenfees.com $2,400
ciinvestments.com $4,000 feecalc.com $2,397
MONSTERMASS.com $3,977 RoyalEarth.com $2,395
atlantiz.com $3,888 TestRunner.com $2,395
completecleaning.com $3,815 codecontest.com $2,388
podari.com $3,800 effectivepeople.com $2,388
erecording.com $3,750 freshjuicebar.com $2,388
jewelleryemporium.com $3,688 venussystems.com $2,388
ngre.com $3,500 respondonline.com $2,300
twentyfive.com $3,499 goldstatus.com $2,288
AGILIST.com $3,488 feastival.com $2,200
easyliquidators.com $3,396 superiorconnections.com $2,200
maxserver.com $3,288 yesdoc.com $2,188
doublecrossed.com $3,163 garageproject.com $2,100
freestylemartialarts.com $3,025 CoreChurch.com $2,095
beautyq.com $3,000 CABJET.com $2,088
t4e.com $3,000 giftpix.com $2,088
gyroexpress.com $2,788 hostingkit.com $2,088
enterprisepos.com $2,750 livefromamerica.com $2,088
DIRECTHIRES.com $2,688 smallbizclub.com $2,088
dynamitefashion.com $2,588 aloni.com $2,000
emeraldpalace.com $2,588 mindstamp.com $2,000
shopglow.com $2,588 stocktheory.com $2,000
unitedfuel.com $2,588 whiteviolet.com $2,000
theproteinstore.com $2,512 workforall.com $2,000
accessfunding.com $2,500 Yellow360.com $2,000
citycakes.com $2,500 Yellow365.com $2,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the quartet of five-figure sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart above. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Casinos.com.mx at $8,904 via Sedo. Broker Maureen Sullivan sold a second domain for the .CO Registry. In additon to #2 Lead.co at $25,000, she found a buyer for #6 Base.co at $9,000

Sedo took the next two slots with #7 BodyCode.de ($7,095) and #8 Paw.co.uk ($6,800) and they went on to claim 14 of the 22 chart entries (the extra two spots resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). Rounding out the top ten were NetFleet.com.au's $6,483 sale of Trampolines.com.au and Sedo's $5,418 sale of Pacta.se

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with three. Five other TLDs each scored twice - Canada's .ca, Colombia's .co, Sweden's .se, Tuvalu's .tv and Spain's .es.

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 25:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 19, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. VU.ca $30,000 ExcellentDomains.ca
2. Lead.co $25,000 .CO Registry/
Maureen Sullivan
3. Deutschland-bewegt-sich.de €9,900 = $12,771 Sedo
4. Mur.al $10,000 BrightNames
5 Casinos.com.mx $9,999 Sedo
6. Base.co $9,000 .CO Registry/
Maureen Sullivan
7. BodyCode.de €5,500 = $7,095 Sedo
8. Paw.co.uk £4,250 = $6,800 Sedo
9. Trampolines.com.au 6,174 AUD = $6,483 NetFleet.com.au
10. Pacta.se €4,200 = $5,418 Sedo

11. TR.tv $5,000 Sedo
12. DVF.se €3,750 = $4,838 Sedo
13. CBRE.tv £2,950 = $4,720 Sedo
14. Optimice.de €3,570 = $4,605 Sedo
15. Stone.ca $4,520 ExcellentDomains.ca
16.
tie
Playskool.es €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
16.
tie
Vibrador.es €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
18. CleanAndClear.co.uk $4,500 DomainNameSales
19. JustConveyancing.co.uk $4,000 DomainNameSales
20.
tie
Delia.eu €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
20.
tie
FilmPremieren.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo
20.
tie
Unterrichtsmaterial.de €3,000 = $3,870 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by NetFleet.com.au's $3,522 sale of Turf.com.au. They also sold GardenShedsOnline.com.au for $1,217.

Afternic collected $3,500 for PokerNight.tv and another $1,588 for Poke.us.

Sedo continued their usual great ccTLD performance with 555.tv, Jeuxvideopc.fr and  Jouergratuitement.fr at $3,225 each. Startrampe.de delivered $3,070, DirektLAN.se connected for $3,064 and FOFF.co.uk kicked in $3,040. E-Share.de added $2,645 and Art.fm tuned in $2,600

Sedo had 47 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,495 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,580
mijntele2.nl $2,580   weinversand24.de $1,484
pyjamas.nl $2,580 urlaubsfuchs.de $1,419
threadveins.co.uk $2,400 cle.de $1,321
bemz.de $2,322 irr.co $1,300
exit.co $2,050 afspraakje.be $1,290
smesh.tv $2,000 formule1.be $1,290
gcn.eu $1,967 give.fr $1,290
druckpark.de $1,935 kube.de $1,290
untis.de $1,935 moustiques.fr $1,290
waldholz.de $1,935 multifunktionstuch.de $1,290
rexin.de $1,842 shootout.de $1,290
ack.de $1,806 freywohnen.de $1,289
versatis.de $1,806 gcf.ch $1,226
casinospiele.eu $1,742 neueröffnung24.de $1,226
microbrands.de $1,676 formatierung.ch $1,097
xxy.eu $1,613 rohrlaserschneiden.de $1,097
targis.de $1,562 scheidungsportal.de $1,097
1x0.de $1,548 heizungsberechnung.de $1,032
odenwaelder-lebkuchen.de $1,548 truckportal.de $1,031
legrand.in $1,509 comm.co $1,013
kompany.tv $1,500 baidu.in $1,000
sweetie.co $1,500 email.com.ng $1,000
casino.nf $1,495 rockets.co $1,000
fliegerlied.de $1,484  

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 three five-figure sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart earlier led the charge for the non .com gTLDs this week. Sedo claimed all of those as well as the #4 domain on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart - CNK.net at $9,888.  Afternic rounded out the first five with Shia.net at $7,500.

Afternic and Sedo wound up splitting the 20 chart entries 50/50, taking ten spots apiece. Afternic's haul included #6 Bella.org at $6,200 while #7 Innenausbau.org reinforced Sedo's roster with $5,160.

The .nets ran away with the extension race by ringing up 11 charted sales, followed by the .orgs with five. .mobi, .biz, .info and .pro each had one. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 25:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 19, 2012 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 28, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Banque.net €12,000 = $15,480 Sedo
2. Payment.mobi €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
3. Solaire.net $12,000 Sedo
4. CNK.net $9,888 Sedo
5. Shia.net $7,500 Afternic
6. Bella.org $6,200 Afternic
7. Innenausbau.org €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
8. Higher.org $4,500 Afternic
9.
tie
099.net $4,000 Sedo
9.
tie
KingBet.net $4,000 Sedo

11. Petrus.net $3,988 Afternic
12.
tie
InternationalConferences.org $3,388 Afternic
12.
tie
Zippi.net $3,388 Afternic
14. VideoConferencing.biz $3,230 Sedo
15. CashBack.info €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
16. Video.pro $3,101 Sedo
17. Flyboard.org $3,088 Afternic
18. Ooma.net $3,000 Afternic
19. FlyJets.net $2,988 Afternic
20. Oxbow.net $2,852 Afternic

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 $2,588 sale of Ecosolar.net. They added $2,400 for Indaba.net, $2,275 for GlobalArts.org and $2,088 for AmericanCostitution.org

Afternic had 16 more four-figure non .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the chart below:

Additional Afternic Non .com Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
udd.org $2,000   miranda.net $1,400
bayar.net $1,988 arab-torrents.org $1,200
almada.org $1,888 bergstein.net $1,188
yields.org $1,800 cableguys.net $1,088
planetnetworks.net $1,688 criminaljusticedegreeonline.net $1,000
heritagechurch.org $1,500 genecom.net $1,000
mpress.net $1,500 mydrums.net $1,000
malfa.net $1,488 serco.org $1,000

Back at Sedo V6.org sold for $2,579. That domain has been picked up back in May for $1,388, also at Sedo. Capacitas.net nabbed $2,322, Angeln.net drew $2,292 and Benzina.org bagged $2,200. Adderall.org dispensed $2,000, Geldlenen.biz banked $1,935 and MortgageConnect.com produced $1,500

Sedo also sold Emails.biz, Esthetique.net and Mails.biz for $1,290 apiece while Badematten.net booked $1,161 and 3DMovie.net screened $1,032

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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