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Software Company's $375,000 Domain Purchase Tops This Week's Sales Chart

Week 2 of the 2013 domain sales season produced a very substantial six-figure sale. We learned that Booker Software Inc. paid $375,000 to acquire Booker.com in a private transaction, giving the new year its first six-figure sale. 

For a brief time late last week it looked like we would be reporting the year's first seven-figure sale but initial reports that Rockies.com had been sold for $1.2 million to Major League Baseball were refuted by MLB who said those reports were false. MLB said they bought the name under a non-disclosure agreement and the league declined to reveal how much they did pay.  

The runner-up spot on this week's all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Sedo for their $50,000 sale of Wolfgangs.com. Sedo went on to pile up 18 of the 26 chart entries (the extra positions were the result of a seven-way tie for the last place on the elite list). Sedo's haul included seven of the top ten sales including #4 DreamCruises.com at $28,000 and two names that tied for #5 at $25,000 apiece - Pigster.com and TopApps.com.  

By Ron Jackson

Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com also landed a spot in the first five after selling #3 ACAM.com for $40,000 in a deal brokered by DomainHoldings.com. Mann said he had acquired the domain in 2005 for just $350! That's what you call a nice return on investment. 

Afternic.com had their usual solid week with a hand in five charted sales. Their roster was led by #10 Yum.in (Indian ccTLD) at $16,000. That was one of two country code domains that earned places on the Big Board. The other was #9 Choinki.pl (Polish ccTLD), sold for $17,290 at Sedo. 

Sedo also had the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale - #8 RTB.net at $18,000. That is one of four non .com gTLDS on the leader board, joining Afternic's joint sale with YummyNames of #15 TPO.org at $12,077, Afternic's $10,595 sale of #19 GWK.net and Sedo's $10,000 sale of #20 (tie) Insured.org

That was all the ground the .coms gave up as they swept 20 of the 26 chart entries including a NoktaDomains.com sale of #20 (tie) Konteyner.com at $10,000. Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 13:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 7, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 13, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 16, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Booker.com $375,000 Pvt Sale
2. Wolfgangs.com $50,000 Sedo
3. ACAM.com $40,000 DomainMarket/
DomainHoldings
4. DreamCruises.com $28,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Pigster.com $25,000 Sedo
5.
tie
TopApps.com $25,000 Sedo
7. AdTime.com $20,000 Sedo
8. RTB.net $18,000 Sedo
9. Choinki.pl €13,000 = $17,290 Sedo
10. Yum.in £10,000 = $16,000 Afternic

11. GardenBenches.com $14,500 Afternic
12. BIOM.com $14,000 Sedo
13. GlobalIndustry.com $13,000 Sedo
14. AEB.com $12,500 Sedo
15. TPO.org $12,077 YummyNames/
Afternic
16. WesternTrust.com $12,000 Afternic
17.
tie
Efinity.com $11,000 Sedo
17.
tie
MailMonkey.com $11,000 Sedo
19. GWK.net $10,595 Afternic
20.
tie
Audiophile.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
eMailMarketingSoftware.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Insured.org $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Konteyner.com $10,000 NoktaDomains
20.
tie
Obmen.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
PhotoWorldCup.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Webench.com $10,000 Sedo

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 GamesBeat.com at $9,999, PadMap.com at $9,995 and two others at $9,975 each - 2Life.com and GoBike.com. CougarDate.com attracted $9,000, DrunkDriver.com collided with $8,900, and TIGL.com toggled $8,500

USWM.com corralled $7,140, GiftRibbon.com tied up $7,000 and StaffingSoftware.com went for $6,100. INST.com commanded $6,065, LoveAddict.com latched onto $6,000 and Videomakler.com drew $5,985. UDUO.com yielded $5,500 and TakeItEasy.com clicked for $5,171

Sedo had 58 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
dildoshop.com $5,000   bike365.com $3,000
igiveback.com $5,000 bulgin.com $3,000
paladingroup.com $5,000 xdai.com $3,000
pocketscience.com $5,000 healthyme.com $2,999
thatswhyimbroke.com $5,000 northroyalton.com $2,999
made2make.com $4,588 fanfo.com $2,800
echoboom.com $4,500 ltgame.com $2,800
adeat.com $3,990 hoofdtelefoon.com $2,660
e-chat.com $3,888 uniwise.com $2,650
evaled.com $3,857 adesk.com $2,600
cloudadvisor.com $3,850 monitore.com $2,550
traderwatch.com $3,800 statistiques.com $2,511
geopetrol.com $3,777 turbolease.com $2,510
chubbies.com $3,730 blackedition.com $2,500
scumbag.com $3,699 blackjackfree.com $2,500
juss.com $3,600 brontofile.com $2,500
orchidea.com $3,547 cloudhd.com $2,500
ahix.com $3,500 rentplan.com $2,488
baretti.com $3,500 clickpaid.com $2,450
doingright.com $3,500 licores.com $2,394
megashoptv.com $3,500 monilog.com $2,295
2341.com $3,400 civciv.com $2,250
bedrukken.com $3,325 uygulama.com $2,250
courier24.com $3,325 bestwirelessrouter.com $2,200
supracon.com $3,325 feedsmart.com $2,200
kapitoshka.com $3,300 web-card.com $2,200
dogwater.com $3,250 bookmyevent.com $2,000
alryan.com $3,200 lysi.com $2,000
giftbasketsformen.com $3,150 prkp.com $2,000

NoktaDomains sold DSLInternetProviders.com for $9,500 and ScreenReplacement.com for $9,200. They had 14 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $7,466 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NoktaDomains .com Sales Between $2,000 - $7,466
OtoAksesuar.com $7,466   RainwaterDrainage.com $3,350
CentralDental.com $7,000 Bruttonettorechner.com $3,000
Tantuni.com $6,000 RealEstateAgentMarketing.com $3,000
GarmentPrinting.com $4,500 ArthritisFacts.com $2,602
SuDeposu.com $4,000 PolyBinders.com $2,316
Axdx.com $3,750 LastScores.com $2,000
HunterOil.com $3,500 NutritionExperts.com $2,000

Back at Afternic LocalTraffic.com braked at $8,000, FWDirect.com delivered $7,500 and CLDS.com captured $6,661. MFPC.com kicked in $5,625 while three others; ClockShops.com, MerchantService.com and VillageCapital.com banked $5,500 apiece.

AcademicJournals.com recorded $5,395 while three others; QueBueno.com, TotalDental.com and TuitionPaymentPlan.com produced $5,000 apiece. Afternic had 95 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,788 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,788
brighterbeginnings.com $4,788   onlinesteel.com $2,588
vietnamkids.com $4,688 trendyinc.com $2,588
allbusinessloans.com $4,664 fourseasonsfarms.com $2,577
allphases.com $4,500 organicwaste.com $2,527
aprn.com $4,500 Aywa.com $2,500
dkif.com $4,500 ephq.com $2,500
authenticrecipes.com $4,288 FpsX.com $2,500
johncusimano.com $4,077 HistoricPrograms.com $2,500
turuturu.com $4,000 indoubt.com $2,500
comguru.com $3,988 p2b.com $2,500
maintenancematters.com $3,988 pianolessonsonline.com $2,500
ultimomomento.com $3,788 sdvgroup.com $2,500
jvinc.com $3,700 vipmarket.com $2,500
thesecretchef.com $3,688 TheGlutenFree.com $2,495
hvacconsultant.com $3,677 nextvista.com $2,488
idealenergysolutions.com $3,588 aviatorclub.com $2,400
orbitinfo.com $3,500 vmllc.com $2,400
tiwary.com $3,500 VaporizerCompany.com $2,395
butterflyflower.com $3,488 divinewealth.com $2,388
trendu.com $3,450 fastcashflow.com $2,388
betterlights.com $3,388 gunregistration.com $2,388
ivoryprincess.com $3,388 threepercentrealty.com $2,388
insurancereports.com $3,220 videocreators.com $2,372
airtablet.com $3,088 investorpages.com $2,300
athletenetwork.com $3,000 Cristiaan.com $2,295
pevensey.com $3,000 waterzone.com $2,200
plusvip.com $3,000 conceptagency.com $2,188
qualitymeasures.com $3,000 cycleaddicts.com $2,188
spacenewyorkcity.com $3,000 tactonline.com $2,188
vcre.com $3,000 plumbingcompany.com $2,160
answerslive.com $2,988 selectpr.com $2,155
acupoints.com $2,977 americasdad.com $2,100
destinationhoneymoon.com $2,925 quiltersquest.com $2,100
crmanywhere.com $2,905 seuren.com $2,100
californiaclinic.com $2,888 butterflybrooches.com $2,088
facespot.com $2,800 corruptionexposed.com $2,088
modernsurvival.com $2,800 mphclub.com $2,088
partplus.com $2,800 spaceparty.com $2,088
WALLANDPAPER.com $2,800 fullfashion.com $2,086
safeandeasy.com $2,700 appartamentivacanza.com $2,000
usareport.com $2,700 californiajuicebar.com $2,000
ebookcentre.com $2,688 designplants.com $2,000
trimwork.com $2,600 lecoultre.com $2,000
FitzgeraldHome.com $2,595 mentalhealthspa.com $2,000
urbansociety.com $2,592 parcelstation.com $2,000
bridestory.com $2,588 productiveelectric.com $2,000
candy-land.com $2,588 walloffire.com $2,000
criticaltechnology.com $2,588  

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with GoDaddyAuctions to sell Acuron.com for $3,496 and WiringExperts.com for $2,996

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the two five-figure sales you saw on the all extension chart above - Choinki.pl ($17,290) and Yum.in ($16,000). The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #3 on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - that is Cravatta.it, an Italian domain that changed hands for $9,177 at Sedo. This is a category that Sedo has always dominated and this week was no exception as they swept all 20 positions on the leader board.  

The top five was rounded out by #4 Podcasts.fr at $8,313 and a pair of names at $7,980 each that tied for 5th - Immofinanz.cz and VeranderManagement.nl

It was a very diverse week once again with 13 different extensions represented on the leader board. Germany's .de had the most entries with five, followed by three others with two each - India's .in, Sweden's .se and Spain's .es.

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 7, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 13, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 16, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Choinki.pl €13,000 = $17,290 Sedo
2. Yum.in £12,000 = $16,000 Sedo
3. Cravatta.it €6,900 = $9,177 Sedo
4. Podcasts.fr €6,250 = $8,313 Sedo
5.
tie
Immofinanz.cz €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
5.
tie
VeranderManagement.nl €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
7 Visa.co.ke $6,500 Sedo
8.
tie
Minnen.se $6,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Saomartinho.com.br $6,000 Sedo
10. Kobelco.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo

11. HomeStays.in €4,000 = $5,320 Sedo
12. Receta.es $5,000 Sedo
13. PensionReview.co.uk £3,000 = $4,800 Sedo
14. Freistellen.de €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
15. CashMachine.co £2,880 = $4,608 Sedo
16. Summerfield.de €3,400 = $4,522 Sedo
17.
tie
HappyDogs.de €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
17.
tie
TheBar.de €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
19. Arrowhead.se $3,900 Sedo
20. RegalosPersonalizados,es €2,990 = $3,857 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by NetFleet.com.au's $3,830 sale of Logic.com.au. They also sold three other Australian domains - MovingHome.com.au ($1,453), Car-Finance.com.au ($1,351) and AFLResults.com.au ($1,063)

NoktaDomains sold seven .co.uk domains including AllInclusiveCruises.co.uk at $3,500, RubberMats.co.uk at $3,250 and CoffeeCream.co.uk at $1,500. PublicHolidays.co.uk added $1,350, ThankYouCards.co.uk contributed $1,300 and two others - AdView.co.uk and WelshNews.co.uk went for $1,000 apiece

In a private transaction Jeff Williams sold a Chinese ccTLD IDN - 搞笑.中国 - for $3,500. The name translates to Funny.china. 

Back at Sedo Miethalle.de drew $3,325 while Freelancer.uy and Pizza24.it tallied $3,000 each. Sedo had 55 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,660 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,660
ritiro.it $2,660   tasko.nl $1,583
saumon.fr $2,660 schuhundmehr.de $1,563
3dzone.de $2,594 mediscan.com.au $1,500
prissøk.no $2,500 trophies.co $1,500
functioneringsgesprekken.nl $2,480 xforex.pl $1,500
alaskacruises.co.uk $2,400 tec.se $1,463
schadensservice.de $2,394 trustone.de $1,463
zerspantechnik.de $2,394 tips.me $1,400
asiamarkt.de $2,156 lindt.co.nz $1,380
bikecomponents.nl $2,128 bingo.gd $1,330
wgg.eu $2,128 broodjemee.nl $1,330
frankenstorm.ca $2,059 easycover.eu $1,330
galos.com.br $2,000 mon.es $1,330
wikia.es $2,000 myfax.fr $1,330
bilderladen.de $1,995 neteligent.de $1,330
bitcoin.be $1,995 ugi.de $1,330
businessdeal.de $1,995 kirgistan.de $1,329
hawai.be $1,995 krankenzusatzversicherung-vergleich.de $1,233
momworx.de $1,995 marcato.it $1,197
primadonna.it $1,995 founders.ch $1,131
emissionsrechner.de $1,796 krohne.es $1,064
riverisland.nl $1,796 myblox.fr $1,064
fotobuch-shop.de $1,663 schuhundmehr.eu $1,064
hdsl.it $1,663 teufelswerk.de $1,064
unfallwagen.eu $1,663 lasso.me $1,000
simplycook.co.uk $1,600 skx.co.za $1,000
cambria.co.uk $1,598 talklive.co.uk $1,000
boarding.dk $1,596   

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 made up for a slow start to 2013 last week by ringing up a quartet of five-figure sales this time around (they had none last week). You saw all of those in the all extension section earlier. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our new weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart - that is Stacks.net, a domain that Sedo sold for $5,000.  

Sedo added $4,800 for #6 ImageShop.org then Afternic weighed in with $4,500 for SuperSports.net - one of their ten charted sales. Sedo also had ten including #8 Rookie.org at $3,500.  

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 .info.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 13:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 7, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 13, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 16, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RBT.net $18,000 Sedo
2. TPO.org $12,077 YummyNames/
Afternic
3. GWK.net $10,595 Afternic
4. Insured.org $10,000 Sedo
5. Stacks.net $5,000 Sedo
6. ImageShop.org $4,800 Sedo
7. SuperSports.net $4,500 Afternic
8. Rookie.org $3,500 Sedo
9. iWork.org $3,388 Afternic
10. Sepa.net €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo

11. Organise.net $3,000 Afternic
12. Enes.net $2,710 Afternic
12. xForex.net €2,000 = $2,660 Sedo
14. PicnicBasket.net $2,300 Afternic
15. Huurwoningen.net €1,650 = $2,195 Sedo
16.
tie
StreamCity.net $2,088 Afternic
16.
tie
uGroup.net $2,088 Afternic
18. Fruehbucher.net $2,000 Afternic
19.
tie
Hausratversicherungen.info €1,500 = $1,995 Sedo
19.
tie
Tvgids.net €1,500 = $1,995 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Afternic's sales of AVDS.net and StudentAccess.net at $1,988 each. They also moved MyVideophone.net for $1,800, HealthySpine.org for $1,700 and MoneyMover.org for $1,688

Moci.net nabbed $1,500, PowerStation.org generated $1,450 and ProtectMyHome.net provided $1,400. USAUSA.info fetched $1,277, Enpo.net nailed $1,100 and TheWalrus.net went for $1,088. BestBrand.net bagged $1,027 and NationalMortgage.org added $1,000.  

At Sedo ImportanceofTechnology.org claimed $1,500, TheFrontPorch.org welcomed $1,499 and IVK.net kicked in $1,150. Inmate.info escaped with $1,050, Kindred.info collected $1,031 and Nicole.net deposited $1,000

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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