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Price Paid for Brand.com Revealed - It Becomes the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

A couple of weeks ago TechCrunch reported that Brand.com had been sold to the owners of reputation repair service ReputationChanger.com, who will re-brand under the new name (ReputationChanger.com already redirects to Brand.com). TechCrunch reported that the domain, bought in a private transaction "supposedly cost six figures." You can delete the "supposedly" from that. 

We have learned that the sale price for Brand.com was $500,000 and have been provided with documentation proving it. That makes Brand.com the biggest domain sale reported so far in 2013, eclipsing the $375,000 paid for Booker.com in January. The Brand.com deal was put together by WebsiteBrokerage.com

Confirmation of the Brand.com price capped a very strong week for the domain aftermarket, with another six-figure sale reported, along with 47 others that breached the five-figure barrier - enough to fill two all extension Top 20 Sales Charts and still have names left over. Of course, we only print one each week and that one sports Brand.com at the top followed by Surrogate.com, a name that changed hands through DomainNameSales.com for $110,000.  

By Ron Jackson

DomainNameSales (DNS) wound up having a hand in seven charted sales, a number matched by GoDaddyAuctions. The latter venue was led by #3 Fortnite.com at $71,500 and they also claimed the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale with #5 CarsForCash.org at $55,000. The DNS roster included #4 ThisIsMe.com at $59,000 and #6 (tie) Cortinas.com at $50,000. GoDaddyAuctions shared that #6 slot with another big non .com gTLD sale involving AHN.org.

The ccTLDs matched the non .com gTLDs were two chart entries of their own (but at lower dollar amounts) - #17 Kortingen.nl at $20,800 and #20 BMP.de at $18,564. Sedo handled both of those sales. 

The .coms swept everything else, piling up 16 of the 20 chart entries. DomainHoldings.com, Afternic.com, MostWantedDomains.com and NameJet.com all joined the aforementioned venues in earning chart honors this week.   

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 30:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 24, 2013 - Sun. June 30, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 3, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Brand.com $500,000 WebsiteBrokerage
2. Surrogate.com $110,000 DomainNameSales
3. Fortnite.com $71,500 GoDaddyAuctions
4. ThisIsMe.com $59,000 DomainNameSales
5. CashForCars.org $55,000 GoDaddyAuctions
6.
tie
AHN.org $50,000 GoDaddyAuctions
6.
tie
Cortinas.com $50,000 DomainNameSales
8. FreeWebsiteBuilder.com $46,000 DomainHoldings/
DomainNameSales
9. PureMix.com $43,000 DomainNameSales
10. NextUniversity.com $31,500 GoDaddyAuctions

11.
tie
Casafina.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
11.
tie
NewsUK.com $30,000 DomainNameSales
13. IMF.com $27,000 Afternic
14. EXB.com $25,000 GoDaddyAuctions
15. Ufun.com $24,500 GoDaddyAuctions
16. BigBeauty.com $22,500 MostWantedDomains/
Sedo/
GoDaddyAuctions
17. Kortingen.nl €16,000 = $20,800 Sedo
18. Xiong.com $20,099 NameJet
19. Swig.com $20,000 NameJet
20. BMP.de €14,280 = $18,564 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 28 more five-figure sales off the chart led by the GoDaddyAuctions sale of WGS.org for $18,540.

At DomainNameSales, Diplomados.com, EasyTable.com and GoodLeadership.com sold for $18,000 apiece. DNS also moved JerkStore.com and Teea.com for $15,000 each, BatteryExperts.com for $13,000, PerfectSquare.com for $10,099 and MotorcycleSaddlebags.com for $10,000.

NoktaDomains sold AltinFiyatlari.com for $17,600, MyMail.co.uk for $15,000 and Sahaf.com for $10,900.

Sedo rang up ten more sales at this level led by four ccTLDS - Tierversicherung.de ($17,550), Movie.to ($15,600), Sleutelhangers.nl ($13,000) and ParkingRoissy.fr ($12,740). Sply.com kicked in $11,570, HeatedDriveway.com went for $11,400 and TalkEasy.de delivered $10,140. Three others - BMail.com, CafeBank.com and WhistleblowerProtectionAct.com contributed $10,000 apiece

NameJet sold Genova.com ($16,988), TexasHoldemPoker.org ($15,200) and Aseansec.org ($15,100). WallCoverings.com drew $14,269 and Looper.com landed $11,000.

Afternic added to theri tally with FoodHQ.com at $12,000 and B54.com at $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Alligators.com and Scrambled.com at $9,999 each. They added $9,791 for 18W.com, $9,320 for USSR.com and $9,100 for Bankability.com. 

CNVC.com commanded $7,288, LETE.com tacked on $7,040 and Helitours.com attracted $6,200. Rattler.com bit off $5,802, UNAM.com yielded $5,500 and ILEX.com captured $5,400. EraseDebt.com deposited $5,100 and OperatingSystem.com secured $5,099.

NameJet had 45 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,952 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,952
eadvertising.com $4,952   geonlineservice.com $2,555
neki.com $4,500 bertelli.com $2,543
scanpay.com $4,169 birchbay.com $2,501
westgateresort.com $4,100 i-q.com $2,500
sentiments.com $3,605 southerntool.com $2,460
secretsofsuccess.com $3,400 probid.com $2,310
choy.com $3,360 senu.com $2,300
keyb.com $3,200 startag.com $2,300
okshop.com $3,170 sentinels.com $2,222
illa.com $3,013 arabiansex.com $2,214
securesite.com $2,969 bluedrive.com $2,200
icup.com $2,925 tradingservices.com $2,111
screenrooms.com $2,902 kety.com $2,110
contentmanagment.com $2,825 ventricle.com $2,110
mupu.com $2,720 ipnetwork.com $2,109
razza.com $2,669 miaozu.com $2,103
ablenet.com $2,650 bitluck.com $2,100
namewinner.com $2,622 laying.com $2,100
modelagencies.com $2,602 2974.com $2,099
interprete.com $2,600 huntfor.com $2,000
myop.com $2,600 jexe.com $2,000
finlay.com $2,599 ouno.com $2,000
tierone.com $2,597   

At Sedo DripStore.com drew $9,900, BusinessEurope.com banked $9,500 and Mobadz.com bagged $8,740. GlobalEntry.com opened the door to $8,490, Cannapower.com plugged in $8,000 and GameMaps.com located $7,520.

Webnak.com notched $6,325, Mooons.com made $5,400 and two others - CircusPeanuts.com and PleskHost.com connected for $5,000 apiece

Sedo had 44 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
animalpark.com $4,999   direct365.com $2,599
casinosolitaire.com $4,990 forcehydraulics.com $2,595
invatrans.com $4,550 4med.com $2,500
paybit.com $4,500 lvjing.com $2,500
miramarholdings.com $4,210 tsvh.com $2,500
indieco.com $4,000 yogabod.com $2,500
mohawkindustries.com $4,000 sobrasil.com $2,395
xyne.com $4,000 bework.com $2,340
villabooking.com $3,900 cucamelon.com $2,300
imagewriter.com $3,500 localleague.com $2,278
inkly.com $3,500 poolroboter.com $2,275
knowthedifference.com $3,499 opinionz.com $2,139
bitroad.com $3,250 benar.com $2,100
loopic.com $3,250 emailclouds.com $2,100
watchfootball.com $3,201 ilovethailand.com $2,100
infiore.com $3,000 hcgdietprogram.com $2,095
linedigital.com $3,000 robertsandroberts.com $2,095
lumpsumpensionloans.com $3,000 18f.com $2,000
toome.com $3,000 libertymetals.com $2,000
syng.com $2,950 lindberghvista.com $2,000
kimheng.com $2,800 websiteclouds.com $2,000
kiliclar.com $2,600 為替チャート.com $2,000

At DomainNameSales IndoorGardening.com and DutyFreeOnline.com landed $9,000 each while CableTVProviders.com and MissouriFishing.com reeled in $8,500 apiece. DiscoverPeru.com found $8,000, AgricultureEquipment.com and AluminumRoofing.com nailed down $7,500 each and two others - AuthenticAutographs.com and PrimaryData.com produced $7,000 apiece.

StainlessSteelBacksplash.com stood out at $6,500, BidTec.com captured $6,000 and three others -  ChristianBookPublishers.com, DallasFlorist.com and MesaSprings.com sprouted $5,000 each. Lombardies.com lassoed $4,750, FrankingMachine.com made $4,250 and SignaturePlates.com plucked $4,000

DNS also teamed up with DomanHoldings to sell Jackpotz.com ($8,500), AustinFlorist.com ($4,500) and IronHorseRanch.com ($4,500)

At Afternic RentALimo.com returned $8,500, Allegion.com lit up $7,500 and HouseOfCostumes.com donned $6,500. AdsPlace.com displayed $6,088, CareerScope.com scanned $5,788 and JuicePulp.com squeezed out $5,600.

MyPillo.com fluffed up $5,339, PremierResidential.com welcomed $5,250 and two others - LiveSimple.com and OfficeCleaningCompanies.com dusted off $5,000 apiece

Afternic had 110 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the the table below:

Additional Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
flashtext.com $4,900   allamericanmortgage.com $2,500
lifeinfo.com $4,900 artonwood.com $2,500
phhp.com $4,888 Auto-graph.com $2,500
efulfillmentservices.com $4,588 beautytherapycourses.com $2,500
inscale.com $4,500 casahogar.com $2,500
bootcamptv.com $4,288 dfwbuilders.com $2,500
consumersmutual.com $4,188 GeorgiaSpa.com $2,500
testhome.com $4,188 globalpatents.com $2,500
ysgb.com $4,088 InjectionMoldingServices.com $2,500
ataraxic.com $4,000 leering.com $2,500
logoa.com $4,000 patachou.com $2,500
cyie.com $3,988 pilip.com $2,500
ctime.com $3,900 PreventiveMedicineInstitute.com $2,500
organicsupermarket.com $3,900 winnifred.com $2,500
mx7.com $3,888 WP4.com $2,500
edisonpower.com $3,788 teacherpensions.com $2,499
designbug.com $3,750 DocumentJungle.com $2,495
apeg.com $3,666 altb.com $2,388
americanplumbing.com $3,500 enemiesoffreedom.com $2,388
foxhd.com $3,500 livestories.com $2,388
solemar.com $3,500 Smile4.com $2,300
ifmllc.com $3,488 suppliercheck.com $2,300
onlinebusinessfromhome.com $3,388 web-designs.com $2,299
tvproviders.com $3,388 caribbeanfinance.com $2,240
foundersvillage.com $3,300 itonwheels.com $2,188
lawsuites.com $3,300 peerlearning.com $2,188
bmessage.com $3,288 omtm.com $2,121
fatallyflawed.com $3,288 communitypolicing.com $2,100
hotelmonster.com $3,288 FeteBook.com $2,095
kidzplace.com $3,250 sureinsure.com $2,088
unitedkitchen.com $3,120 receivablesmanager.com $2,060
ifet.com $3,085 abcassurance.com $2,000
autotechnology.com $3,000 absolutecontrol.com $2,000
bossem.com $3,000 aerostudio.com $2,000
FreePogoTokens.com $3,000 arconnect.com $2,000
handmaids.com $3,000 astis.com $2,000
Hulsizer.com $3,000 bmcp.com $2,000
nevas.com $3,000 cfej.com $2,000
seniortime.com $3,000 energy-saver.com $2,000
viewdata.com $3,000 karal.com $2,000
WinAmerica.com $3,000 paradiseoutfitters.com $2,000
youfit.com $3,000 patico.com $2,000
kitchenrefacing.com $2,982 qualityhearingcare.com $2,000
4choice.com $2,900 r17.com $2,000
PublicLight.com $2,880 rastignac.com $2,000
diamondsolutions.com $2,800 sfbgroup.com $2,000
ancientamerica.com $2,795 simonw.com $2,000
thegreenumbrella.com $2,788 smarterspending.com $2,000
creativegallery.com $2,700 tabl.com $2,000
vinna.com $2,694 techteacher.com $2,000
thesteppingstone.com $2,675 tellwell.com $2,000
ForceWatch.com $2,595 tomcarter.com $2,000
incandescent.com $2,588 trustmoney.com $2,000
wildweed.com $2,588 vlin.com $2,000
stockmd.com $2,521 wildcards.com $2,000

Elsewhere, NoktaDomains sold CeyrekAltin.com ($7,700), ProductDistribution.com ($2,099) and YYWX.com ($2,000). Also, DoughDomains.com moved TapBet.com for $4,500

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had a lot to celebrate this week with eight five-figure sales led by the Dutch domain - Kortingen.nl - that went for $20,800 at Sedo. With those five-figure domains (all listed in the all extension section above) filling the first eight slots on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart, the highest sales in this category that you haven't seen yet are #9 Goksites.nl at $9,750 and #10 Smoothie.de at $9,490. Sedo also rang up those sales en route to sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries.

The only other venue with multiple chart entries was Afternic who scored with #15 Play.im at $4,500 and #19 WaterDamage.us at $3,200

With five chart entries, Germany's .de won the extension race, followed by the Netherlands' .nl with three. Also earning multiple chart entries were Great Britain's .co.uk, France's .fr and Colombia's .co with two each. 

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 30:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 24, 2013 - Sun. June 30, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 3, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kortingen.nl €16,000 = $20,800 Sedo
2. BMP.de €14,280 = $18,564 Sedo
3. Tierversicherung.de €13,500 = $17,550 Sedo
4. Movie.to €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo
5. MyMail.co.uk $15,000 NoktaDomains
6. Sleutelhangers.nl €10,000 = $13,000 Sedo
7. Parkingroissy.fr €9,800 = $12,740 Sedo
8. TalkEasy.de €7,800 = $10,140 Sedo
9 Goksites.nl €7,500 = $9,750 Sedo
10. Smoothie.de €7,300 = $9,490 Sedo

11 GoldBet.eu €6,500 = $8,450 Sedo
12. Cocooning.fr €5,000 = $6,500 Sedo
13. Rad.co €4,950 = $6,435 Sedo
14. KiteSurf.co.uk £2,999 = $4,558 Sedo
15. Play.im $4,500 Afternic
16. Digit.co $4,250 Sedo
17. Teletienda.es €3,250 = $4,225 Sedo
18. Hebeln.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
19. WaterDamage.us $3,200 Afternic
20. TrafficLive.com.au $3,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLDs off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those including BabyShop.pt at $2,860 and two others - GreenTube.gr and STMedia.ru at $2,600 each.

Lottozahlen24.de added $2,587, WorldLine.de drew $2,548, Vixx.de delivered $2,535 and TeaShop.eu served $2,522.

Sedo had 48 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
consumer.tv $2,500   r24.ru $1,500
visual.me $2,500 xvideos.mx $1,500
scale.se $2,340 deli2go.de $1,365
scheissdrauf.de $2,340 modellbau-lindinger.at $1,365
dollydaydream.co.uk $2,272 any.me $1,350
pum.at $2,210 barer.se $1,300
plandeahorro.com.ar $2,000 freelancer.lu $1,300
simpl.es $1,999 pichet.fr $1,300
moneyman.de $1,950 testpaternite.fr $1,300
onlinezeitung.ch $1,950 hfa.de $1,299
rezeptfrei.ch $1,950 rov.es $1,299
online-versicherungen.de $1,947 reactor.co $1,250
wasserschadenbeseitigung.de $1,820 thomann.dk $1,235
mailchimp.gr $1,800 businessvideo.co.uk $1,214
tee.es $1,794 at.gs.gs $1,200
ivote.us $1,750 g.kg $1,171
pdq.me $1,750 thecruiseclub.co.uk $1,140
adressera.se $1,739 xstra.co.uk $1,140
contractors.me $1,650 isag.ch $1,105
moda24.it $1,560 proflora.ch $1,040
mymtw.tv $1,560 sparkontovergleich.de $1,040
shoetown.de $1,560 uhren4u.de $1,040
buyastar.co.uk $1,520 komsolv.de $1,039
nibbler.co $1,500 neal.in $1,000

Elsewhere, NameJet sold HM.tv and HP.tv for $2,600 each, MostWantedDomains moved Adam.tv on behalf of Quest Financial for $2,500 and DomainLore.co.uk corralled $2,052 apiece for FY.co.uk and YD.co.uk. Also, Afternic sold Tiny.us for $1,750 and NoktaDomains let PetClub.co.uk go for $1,250. 

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 gTLD all shared in this week's bounty with two of the year's top five sales in this category being posted over the past seven days. Those were CashForCars.org at $55,000 and AHN.org at $50,000, with both going through GoDaddyAuctions. 

The .orgs swept the first five spots on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart with all of those sales hitting five figures. The .nets finally broke through with #6 Viewpoint.net at $9,000 via DomainNameSales.

The .nets continued to rally and wound up winning the extension race with nine chart entries compared to seven for the .orgs.  The .infos took two spots with .biz and .asia each getting one. The .biz entry reached the top ten with #8 Thomas.biz bringing $7,020 at Sedo. One of the .infos also made the top half of the chart as #9 Urlaub.info sold for $6,600, also at Sedo. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 30:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 24, 2013 - Sun. June 30, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 3, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CashForCars.org $55,000 GoDaddyAuctions
2. AHN.org $50,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. WGS.org $18,540 GoDaddyAuctions
4. TexasHoldemPoker.org $15,200 NameJet
5. Aseansec.org $15,100 NameJet
6. Viewpoint.net $9,000 DomainNameSales
7. YDS.net $7,888 Afternic
8. Thomas.biz €5,400 = $7,020 Sedo
9. Urlaub.info $6,600 Sedo
10. LegalServices.org $6,000 Afternic

11. 173.net $5,055 NameJet
12.
tie
FloralSupply.net $5,000 DomainNameSales
12.
tie
SBG.net $5,000 Afternic
12.
tie
SwimShop.net $5,000 DomainHoldings/
DomainNameSales
12.
tie
Tickets.asia $5,000 Afternic
16. Rock.org $4,999 NameJet
17. ForgetMeNot.net $4,788 Afternic
18. Krebs.info $4,333 Sedo
19. PayHere.net $3,900 Afternic
20. 9A.net $3,850 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen more four-figure non .com gTLD sales off the chart led by Afternic's $3,607 sale of Ado.org. They also moved IDT.org and IndiaPlaza.net at $3,500 apiece and Magister.net at $3,291.  

Afternic has 35  more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Those are listed in the tabled below.

Additional Afternic Non .Com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
cltairport.net $3,000   telephoneheadsets.net $1,500
eatnow.net $2,795 CharlotteLocksmith.net $1,488
digitaldemocracy.org $2,500 goodtogether.net $1,488
HaveANiceDay.net $2,500 realestateagentguide.net $1,488
iots.net $2,488 prizefighter.org $1,487
uride.net $2,471 precisionmedicine.org $1,477
dclink.org $2,388 millwright.net $1,400
dartagnan.net $2,200 eyeexam.net $1,399
WD40.org $1,999 cravero.net $1,388
ymaa.org $1,988 combineworld.net $1,277
webwork.net $1,925 prodigio.net $1,250
arabiclanguage.net $1,897 spaceracers.org $1,200
loanexpress.net $1,800 myga.org $1,088
anda.org $1,700 tengo.info $1,088
explorersclub.org $1,700 dominici.net $1,000
mrgroup.net $1,688 iquit.net $1,000
utero.net $1,675 spearfishing.info $1,000
mws.info $1,500  

Back at Sedo ICLC.org sold for $3,500, Sexo.info fetched $3,450 and Societe.info added $3,301.  Sedo had 26 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo Non .Com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,999
dts.org $2,999   tauchen.info $1,560
medizin.info $2,988 klartext.org $1,534
ferienwohnungen.info $2,702 brustkrebs.info $1,500
oxe.org $2,599 cadiz.info $1,300
graz.info $2,550 frozen-yogurt.info $1,300
gutachter.info $2,100 softeis.org $1,300
ias.biz $2,000 weine.info $1,255
obertauern.info $1,940 noneoftheabove.org $1,250
diyelectronics.info $1,850 golfinstruction.net $1,200
rencontregratuite.org $1,820 abenteuer.info $1,153
lrg.net $1,750 antioxidantien.org $1,105
jura.info $1,658 poolleiter.net $1,105
lotto-online.net $1,625 trackbox.net $1,040

Elsewhere, NameJet sold Bargains.info for $2,510 and Mug.net for $2,300

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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