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First Week of the 2013 Domain Sales Season Finds Trio of DomainNameSales.com Transactions at Top of the Chart

And they're off! The 2013 domain sales season is officially underway with the first week of data in from popular aftermarket venues, private buyers and sellers. With the past week shortened by the New Year's Eve/New Year's Day holiday, overall opening week sales were understandably light. There were no six-figure sales reported but DomainNameSales.com (DNS) logged a trio of solid five-figure sales that fill the first three slots on our new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

DNS put NGames.com in the top slot at $50,000, followed by #2 TEMT.com at $45,000 and #3 Bizy.com at $40,500. Sedo then reeled in the next six chart entries in a row with their roster led by the week's two biggest country code sales - #4 Aandacht.nl (a Dutch ccTLD that means "attention" in English) at $23,777 and #5 Host.de, a German ccTLD that drew $19,650. Sedo piled up 10 charted sales overall.

By Ron Jackson

Afternic.com also had a very solid outing, putting five domains on the elite list led by the pair that completed the top ten - Audioteka.com and DesignerAccess.com at $12,000 each. Afternic, Sedo and DomainNameSales (with five charted names) were the only venues that claimed multiple chart entries, but NetFleet.com.au got on the board with #17 Liqueur.com.au at $9,063 as did Jeff Williams after he sold #20 (tie)下载.中国  (a Chinese IDN ccTLD translates to Download.china) for $8,000 in a private transaction.

.Coms wound up sweeping 16 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). The remaining six slots all went to ccTLDs, including two more top ten entries - #7 Sixt.cn at $17,030 and #9 WorkingAbroad.co.uk at $12,880, with both of those sold at Sedo. The non .com gTLDs were shut out this week as the highest sale in that category was just over $7,200 (details on that are in the Non .com gTLD section later in this report). 

While no blockbuster sales were reported this week, we already know that will not be the case next week. Our weekly columns cover sales completed over the seven-day period that ends with the Sunday preceding our Wednesday reports. Today it was reported that Major League Baseball purchased the domain name Rockies.com (to represent MLB's Colorado Rockies) for $1.2 million. If verified, that sale will be eligible for next week's chart and, with only two seven-figure sales reported in all of 2012, it would almost certainly top our next weekly leader board and get the first month of the new year off to a rousing start. (Update: On Jan. 9 an MLB official said the $1.2 million price reportedly paid for Rockies.com was not accurate. He did not say what the sale price was noting that it was under a non-disclosure agreement. The sale will not be eligible four our charts as a result). 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 6:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 6, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 9, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. NGames.com $50,000 DomainNameSales
2. TEMT.com $45,000 DomainNameSales
3. Bizy.com $40,500 DomainNameSales
4. Aandacht.nl
("attention" in English)
€18,150 = $23,777 Sedo
5. Host.de €15,000 = $19,650 Sedo
6. DGR.com €14,200 = $18,602 Sedo
7. Sixt.cn €13,000 = $17,030 Sedo
8. Testsieger.com €11,400 = $14,934 Sedo
9. WorkingAbroad.co.uk £8,000 = $12,880 Sedo
10.
tie
Audioteka.com $12,000 Afternic
10.
tie
DesignerAccess.com $12,000 Afternic

12. DropOut.com $11,000 Afternic
13. 555555.com $10,000 Sedo
14. PresidentialPolls.com $9,999 Sedo
15. WSPN.com $9,500 DomainNameSales
16. Betting.ca $9,300 Sedo
17. Liqueur.com.au 8631 AUD = $9,063 NetFleet.com.au
18.
tie
Mosk.com $9,000 Sedo
18.
tie
TheHalo.com $9,000 Afternic
20.
tie
DailyHit.com $8,000 DomainNameSales
20.
tie
GetParts.com $8,000 Afternic
20.
tie
下载.中国  (Chinese ccTLD IDN translates to Download.china) $8,000 Pvt Sale

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only 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 .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Tempt.com at $7,700 and Interpreta.com at $7,421. CharterMe.com chalked up $6,000, KartinaTV.com clicked for $5,999 and WeAreYoung.com yielded $5,700

PeoriaIllinois.com posted $5,000, RockLegend.com landed $4,585 and four others; ATS-Net.com, BoomGaming.com, Maroochydore.com and SwissWin.com captured $4,000 apiece. Sedo had 24 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,930 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,930
suol.com $3,930   3tags.com $2,500
e-logics.com $3,900 olleria.com $2,500
floridabusinessinsurance.com $3,750 superflug.com $2,489
levelcheck.com $3,599 symacom.com $2,489
ad-studio.com $3,500 sprinters.com $2,473
colourful.com $3,500 oceanindustry.com $2,300
coupes.com $3,275 nourishorganic.com $2,250
hostcontrol.com $3,275 pvog.com $2,250
4dx.com $3,000 directorynetwork.com $2,200
tuffsew.com $3,000 kineta.com $2,200
youkong.com $3,000 consultantneurologist.com $2,000
whatisseo.com $2,750 electriclogos.com $2,000

DomainAdvisors.com used the DomainNameSales.com platform to sell Ovace.com for $6,000, VideoProduktion.com for $5,000 and ChildMolestationAttorney.com for $3,500

Meanwhile DomainNameSales continued piling up sales of their own with BondTech.com and TaxiBooking.com at $5,000 each and CasaDelCafe.com at $3,900. Three others; DesktopThemes.com, LondonNightOut.com and Trinys.com kicked in $3,500 apiece. NoteTrader.com added another $2,000.

Back at Afternic MobilitySolutions.com secured $5,500, YourSnow.com shoveled $5,000 and Comea.com commanded $4,388. NaturalSkin.com attracted $4,250 while FinancialCompliance.com and BlackRubber.com burned $4,188 each

TruckBuyer.com braked at $4,088 and four others - BetterLenders.com, DFCOnline.com, FatMD.com and Stellax.com deposited $3,888 apiece. SportsFacility.com tacked on another $3,835. Afternic had 69 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,750 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,488
SCRA.com $3,750   movedesk.com $2,500
godcard.com $3,700 Option365.com $2,500
homeroots.com $3,700 sdacorp.com $2,500
highsource.com $3,588 SmoothDance.com $2,495
autopremier.com $3,577 artofitaly.com $2,488
americanrugs.com $3,500 physicaladdress.com $2,488
earshop.com $3,500 sizemedia.com $2,488
lotterydirect.com $3,500 perfectstores.com $2,450
orderon.com $3,500 lifescholar.com $2,397
thatnow.com $3,409 AutomatedTransactions.com $2,395
firstforjobs.com $3,388 keight.com $2,388
DUKECAPITAL.com $3,377 holidaysvietnam.com $2,286
marketcharts.com $3,350 faithingod.com $2,277
tasteinc.com $3,350 churchexchange.com $2,200
benefitsexpert.com $3,000 SurpassGroup.com $2,195
fssr.com $3,000 platformnetwork.com $2,188
myburbank.com $3,000 womenlegislators.com $2,154
textileservices.com $3,000 nationwidemarketinggroup.com $2,100
VENICEBEACHBOARDWALK.com $3,000 FusedWeb.com $2,095
wagontrain.com $3,000 christianclothingcompany.com $2,088
nursesolutions.com $2,933 inink.com $2,088
hotelsunder100.com $2,888 pingplus.com $2,088
choosejustice.com $2,800 techrich.com $2,088
onlinekaufen.com $2,800 36net.com $2,000
webego.com $2,700 auditprotection.com $2,000
NEWONLINECASINO.com $2,635 bhpi.com $2,000
hvacconsultants.com $2,600 chinaengineer.com $2,000
TalkingGame.com $2,595 cosmicdirect.com $2,000
bookmemory.com $2,588 findingtruth.com $2,000
drillpoint.com $2,588 goscom.com $2,000
genomecenters.com $2,588 hredu.com $2,000
seasonalshop.com $2,588 RadioDot.com $2,000
bongrand.com $2,571 spacehero.com $2,000
lovablepets.com $2,500 swimdoctor.com $2,000
microservers.com $2,500  

Elsewhere AmbitionInsight.com sold ProfitBet.com for $4,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs got the new year off to a good start with a quartet of five-figure sales among the seven country code transactions that made the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #8 on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - that is CarteDeCredit.fr, a French domain that changed hands for $6,943 at Sedo. 

Sedo rounded out the top ten with eServer.eu and Travailadomicile.fr at $6,550 each and went on to sweep 17 of 20 entries overall. NetFleet.com.au nailed down two of the remaining spots including #11 with Scaffolding.com.au at $6,069.

It was a remarkably diverse week with 14 different extensions represented on the leader board. Germany's .de had the most entries with three, followed by four others with two each - Great Britain's .co.uk, Australia's .com.au, France's .fr and the European Union's .eu.

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 6:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 6, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 9, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Aandacht.nl
("attention" in English)
€18,150 = $23,777 Sedo
2. Host.de €15,000 = $19,650 Sedo
3. Sixt.cn €13,000 = $17,030 Sedo
4. WorkingAbroad.co.uk £8,000 = $12,880 Sedo
5 Betting.ca $9,300 Sedo
6. Liqueur.com.au 8,631 AUD = $9,063 NetFleet.com.au
7 下载.中国  (Chinese ccTLD IDN translates to Download.china) $8,000 Pvt Sale
8. CarteDeCredit.fr €5,300 = $6,943 Sedo
9.
tie
eServer.eu €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
9.
tie
Travailadomicile.fr €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo

11. Scaffolding.com.au 5,780 AUD = $6,069 NetFleet.com.au
12. HotelBooker.co.uk $5,400 Sedo
13. Regalfrei.at €3,950 = $5,175 Sedo
14. FWD.co $4,905 Sedo
15. Label.co.za €3,250 = $4,258 Sedo
16. Gold.com.ar €2,650 = $3,472 Sedo
17. WebChance.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
18.
tie
Bingo.pe €2,000 = $2,620 Sedo
18.
tie
RealTimeBidding.de €2,000 = $2,620 Sedo
20. Exchanger.eu €1,990 = $2,607 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by three Sedo sales - 1001.ch at $2,489, Advertorial.de at $2,424 and Wireless.eu at $2,300

Sedo had 31 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,560 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,560
25.tv $2,200   4xp.de $1,310
korva.de $2,182 vius.de $1,310
constructeurmaison.fr $2,096 rodeoblu.de $1,303
version1.co.uk $2,013 ozi.co $1,300
service-netzwerk.de $1,965 impression-flyers.fr $1,297
bio-tee.de $1,964 pop.com.co $1,297
freudenhaus.ch $1,952 sanuk.ch $1,251
bijouxfantaisie.fr $1,834 shoppingfuehrer.de $1,245
fhabsolventen.de $1,834 softwarerecht.de $1,212
mycv.tv $1,750 assure.co.uk $1,208
paginasutiles.com.mx $1,590 wolfsrudel.de $1,179
juegosplataformas.es $1,572 forever.tv $1,000
terrassenschiebetür.de $1,572 nationalinjuryclaims.co.uk $1,000
mallorcaproperty.co.uk $1,500 nextgeneration.tv $1,000
mvp.co $1,500 videobox.tv $1,000
sofia.com.au $1,500   

Back at NetFleet.com.au Reseller.com.au sold for $2,234 while CheapCosmetics.com.au and UPS.com.au added $2,074 each. Warranty.com.au went for $1,863, PPL.com.au pulled $1,336 and VTG.com.au generated $1,298. Jumbuck.com.au bagged $1,210, Removalists.net.au nabbed $1,080, Scaffold.com.au supported $1,079 and FuneralPlansAustralia.com.au banked $1,078.

Elsewhere Afternic rang up $1,200 for Workshop.tv and DomainLore.co.uk fired up $1,159 with Flare.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 didn't get a very good break out of the 2013 gate. No five-figure sales were reported in this category, leaving the door open for Videncia.net to take the top spot on our new weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with a $7,205 sale at Sedo. Sedo also filled the runner up slot with Tagesgeld.biz at $5,109

Afternic took the next two spots with #3 Digs.net at $4,500 and #4 Tweb.net at $4,388, starting a roll that gave them 12 of the 20 chart entries including 6 of the top 10. Their haul included one of only two non .net domains on the top half of the leader board - #8 GreenLotteryCard.org at $2,900

The only charted  sale not claimed by Afternic or Sedo was #12 PressWire.net, sold by AbdulBasit Makrani for $2,412 in a private transaction. The .nets easily won the extension raise, piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries. Org was next with five leaving one spot left that went to .biz.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 6:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 - Sun. Jan. 6, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 9, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Videncia.net €5,500 = $7,205 Sedo
2. Tagesgeld.biz €3,900 = $5,109 Sedo
3. Digs.net $4,500 Afternic
4. Tweb.net $4,388 Afternic
5. Syncro.net $3,399 Sedo
6. Hisp.net $3,088 Afternic
7. MOR.net $3,000 Afternic
8. GreenCardLottery.org $2,900 Afternic
9. Lavinchi.net €2,100 = $2,751 Sedo
10. PianoHouse.net $2,600 Afternic

11. FindRomance.net $2,588 Afternic
12. JigsawPuzzles.net $2,450 Sedo
12. PressWire.net $2,412 AbdulBasit
14. Yachtmaster.org $2,388 Afternic
15. Baobab.org $2,199 Sedo
16. Starcon.net $2,088 Afternic
17. ChosenOne.net $2,000 Afternic
18. Waeschetrockner.org €1,400 = $1,834 Sedo
19. Saver.net $1,700 Afternic
20. NowAndForever.org $1,688 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart with Afternic ringing up most of those including IAFB.org at $1,677 and eVisions.net at $1,617. Afternic had 14 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,588 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,588
tasteofhome.net

$1,588

  contextual.info $1,200
filed.net $1,500 ruha.org $1,188
urbanchurch.org $1,488 loveunlimited.net $1,077
expertwitnesses.org $1,477 firesprinklers.net $1,075
wfax.net $1,477 greenedge.net $1,035
ahole.net $1,388 domainia.net $1,000
programmanagement.org $1,288 vimax.net $1,000

At Sedo Credo.info sold for $1,179 and Thee.org added $1,088

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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