of NDA Sales Leaves Door Open for Lower Level Deals to Take Top
Spots on This Week's Chart
In terms of reported sales, this
was the slowest week we've seen thus far in 2013 but, as the old
saying goes, numbers can be deceiving.
Ironically, in a week when there were no
publicly reported sales above $30,000, several venues reported
brisk business that included several high end sales that
were subject to NDAs (non disclosure agreements). For example, DomainHoldings.comtold us Monday (March 25) was the biggest sales day in the
company's history with 9 domains selling for a total of more than
They also closed a $200,000 deal
for Shocks.com but that one was financed and will be paid off
over a period of time (we only chart sales when the domain has been
fully paid for and transferred to the new owner).
The dearth of reportable high end sale
left the door open for Sedo
to claim the top spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales
Chart with Mychoco.com at $29,440. They also
nailed down the #2 slot with TEG.com at $28,000. Sedo
went on to pile up 14 of the 23 chart entries (the extra spots
resulted from a four-way tie for the final position).
also turned in their usual solid outing with six charted sales led
by the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #3 ULive.tv at
$27,000. They put two others on the top half of the leader
board; #8 (tie) WoodDecking.com at $11,000 and #10
(tie) ViewHouse.com at $10,000.
The biggest sale DomainHoldings was
allowed to release was good for #4 on the elite list. That was
MovieHub.com at $26,000. They also shared a the $7,700
sale of #18 ACSF.com with ModelDomains.com.
Sedo rounded out the first five
with the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale - #5 Imagenes.net
All told, the non .com gTLDs had three
representatives on the Big Board with #14 Doodle.net ($9,025
at Afternic) and #19 Campingplatz.org ($7,680 at
Sedo) also representing that category. The ccTLDs were limited to
two spots with #10 (tie) Ribose.com.br ($10,000 at
Sedo) joining ULive.tv. The .coms swept everything else,
giving them 18 of the 23 chart entries.
Here is how all of the
sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 24:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Mar. 18, 2013 - Sun. March 24, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 27, 2013
€23,000 = $29,440
€12,000 = $15,360
£5,300 = $8,003
€6,000 = $7,680
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.
Sedo led the supporting
cast of four-figure .com sales with PWPS.com at $7,140
and ArtAficionado.com at $7,000. WallCover.com
went for $6,000, HelloMedia.com kicked in $5,250,
USBankCard.com brought $5,230 and Fire1.com
Four others; CultureRevolution.com, D4C.com,
Shimkat.com and Igniteu.com yielded $5,000
apiece. Investim.com captured another $4,999
and OnlineBusinessDirectory.com looked up $4,985.
Sedo had 47 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,864 that are listed in
the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,750
At Afternic Banners365.com banked $6,000
while three others; TanzaniaWeb.com, VacationIndia.com
and WirelessDisplay.com added $5,500 each. ShakeAndBake.com
cooked up $5,400 and RuggedDisplays.com returned
$5,200 while HeartThis.com and IlGustoItaliano.com
landed $5,000 apiece.
AOOS.com corralled $4,887 and two
others; ContractorCenter.com and Markett.com drew $4,588
each. Afternic had 100 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
that are listed in the table below:
Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
teamed up with GoDaddyAuctions
to sell TopGrades.com for $3,806 and MotorcycleTitleLoans.com
for $2,096 each.
TheccTLDS were led by the
two five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above
- ULive.tv and Ribose.com.br. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is
#3 on our new Country Code Top 20
Sales Chart. That is Stage.be, a domain that Sedo
sold for $6,400 en route to sweeping the entire top ten
and 16 of 21 entries overall (the extra spot resulted from
a tie for the final position).
Rounding out the first five are #4 Bruno.co
at $6,040 and #5 Computerfritz.de at $6,016.
finally snapped the Sedo run with #12 Farmland.co.uk at $3,777,
one of three chart entries they claimed. NetFleet.com.au
also helped prevent a Sedo monopoly of the leader board with two
charted sales led by #13 HairExtensionsSydney.com.au at
Germany's .de easily won the TLD race
with five chart entries, edging Great Britain's .uk with
four (three of those being .co.uk and one .org.uk). The only other extension with multiple chart
entries with Australia's .com.au with two.
Here is how the country code leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, March 24:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Mar. 18, 2013 - Sun.
March 24, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 27, 2013
There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart
with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those with a group led byCatholic.tv and CSE.us at $2,500 each.
Jobs.sh added $2,000, SA.si secured $1,990
and three others; Burnish.co.uk, SeniorShop.de and
Teide.de took in $1,920 apiece.
Sedo had 32 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $1,812 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,812
DomainLore.co.uk rang up three more .co.uk
sales; YI.co.uk ($2,114), Hove.co.uk ($1,404) and ElectricalSupplies.couk
($1,057). NetFleet.com.au also scored again with .com.au
domains IronOnLabels.com.au ($1,373) and Dromana.com.au
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.
The non .com gTLDs were led by their lone
five-figure sale - Imagenes.net at $15,360 via
Sedo. The race for the runner-up slot on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top
20 Chart went to Doodle.net with a $9,025 sale
at Afternic. They went on to pile up seven of the top ten
entries and 12 of 20 places overall.
The first five included a very rare .aero
sale, but this one did make linguistic sense. #4 FlightSchool.aero
went for $5,107 at Sedo. Afternic rounded out the
upper quarter of the chart with Jealousy.net and Revolutionary.org
at $5,000 apiece.
The .nets easily won the extension race with
13 chart entries,
followed by .org with four. .aero,.pro and .mobi
each had one. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, March 24:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Mar.
18, 2013 - Sun. March 24, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 27, 2013
There were more four-figure sales off the
chart with Afternic ringing up the majority of those including Aspirations.org,
CheapConcertTickets.net and SwingTrading.net at $2,500
each. DataShow.net added $2,462 and Jealousy.org
Afternic had 23 more four-figure non .com
gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,104 that are
listed in the table below:
Afternic Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,104
Back at Sedo iFeel.net notched $2,500,
eJuice.net squeezed out $1,920 and KRSC.org
deposited $1,750. PlayDate.org plucked $1,650,
EasyDiet.org dropped $1,500 and
DigitalFactory.net delivered $1,300.
Posrednik.net posted $1,250, BrandProtection.info
drew $1,188 and three others; Managed-Print-Services.info,
Scabal.asia and Chauffagiste.pro produced $1,152
each. Andropause.org chipped in another $1,047.
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 email@example.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
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.