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Seven-Week Run of Blockbuster Domain Sales Ends But Over 30 Solid Five-Figure Sales Were Booked

After seven straight weeks with at least one six-figure (or higher) domain sale reported, the streak was snapped this week. Still, it was a respectable outing for the domain aftermarket with 32 solid five-figure sales reported. Afternic rang up the two highest of those - Xylem.com at $47,100 and BXE.com at $40,000

Sedo nailed down the #3 slot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with PremierOutlets.com at $26,000. NameJet followed with #4 Meifa.com at $25,655 and they went on to pile up nine of the 22 chart entries (the extra two positions resulted from a two for the final opening). 

Afternic rounded out the first five with PatriotSecurity.com at $25,000, giving them three of the week's five biggest sales and five chart entries overall. 

Chart honors also went to MostWantedDomains.com for #7 TeethInADay.com at $22,500 and to MissDomain.com for the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #10 Lakrits.se ("licorice" in Swedish)" at $19,341

By Ron Jackson

That was one of three country code domains that qualified for the elite list. Sedo had the other two - #12 MoneyCard.co.uk at $16,001 and #18 Vimla.se at $13,000 - and they went on to rack up six chart entries overall. 

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry - NameJet's $14,000 sale of #17 DWI.org. The .coms swept the rest of the board, ringing up 18 of the 22 charted sales.

While no six-figure (or larger) cash sales were reported this week, George Kirikos uncovered two big domain transactions while going through SEC filings. In one of those from May 2013, he learned that when Move Inc. acquired the business assets of Doorsteps.com for $2.3 million they assigned $1 million of that price to the value of the domain. In another filing from June 2013 George discovered that public company Snap Interactive had acquired the domain name AYI.com for $100,000 in stock to use as an abbreviation for their AreYouInterested.com domain

While we don't consider domains that have been acquired as part of a business, or those purchased with stock or other non-cash instruments, as pure domain sales that we can chart, the valuations provide additional insight into how some corporations value specific domain names. Thanks to George for bringing these to our attention. 

Now, here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 11:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 5, 2013 - Sun. Aug. 11, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 14, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Xylem.com $47,100 Afternic
2. BXE.com $40,000 Afternic
3. PremierOutlets.com $26,000 Sedo
4. Meifa.com $25,655 NameJet
5. PatriotSecurity.com $25,000 Afternic
6. MUI.com $24,999 NameJet
7. TeethInADay.com $22,500 MostWantedDomains
8. MesoLawyer.com $21,000 NameJet
9. Solutions4.com €15,000 = $19,950 Sedo
10. Lakrits.se
("licorice" in Swedish)"
€14,542 = $19,341 MissDomain

11. OnlinePaydayLoan.com $16,900 NameJet
12. MoneyCard.co.uk €12,031 = $16,001 Sedo
13. Nanji.com $15,800 NameJet
14. GoldenSea.com $15,777 Afternic
15. Excitement.com $15,500 NameJet
16. LTV.com $15,100 NameJet
17. DWI.org $14,000 NameJet
18. Vimla.se #13,000 Sedo
19.
tie
Clams.com $12,500 Sedo
19.
tie
Kodo.com $12,500 NameJet
19.
tie
MyHair.com $12,500 Afternic
19.
tie
TheFood.com $12,500 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 ten more five-figure sales off the chart (four of those being ccTLDs) led by a pair of Sedo sales - Archive.me and SpringMe.com at $12,000 each. They also moved Aphrodite.com for $11,700, SolidParts.pl for $11,305 and Next.co.kr for $10,640. Family.co and OnMySkin.com added $10,000 apiece

Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold Youmin.com for $11,749 while NameJet sold PieceOfCake.com for $10,369 and FountainPens.com for $10,000.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with ISellCars.com at $9,029 and HireFly.com at $8,800. MultiSale.com added $7,980, SmartHeadphone.com fetched $7,500 and Vipo.com produced $7,210

SmartMe.com made $6,650, MTrading.com took in $6,000 and WellClub.com went for $5,500. Fixion.com and ItList.com landed $5,000 apiece and SELT.com secured $4,999. Sedo had 39 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
haatch.com $4,500   hybridevent.com $2,500
cruzeirosbaratos.com $4,200 idick.com $2,500
sfilter.com $4,000 lieblingsstueck.com $2,500
superdenim.com $4,000 speakingforacause.com $2,500
omnipub.com $3,750 waqf.com $2,500
worldofdrinks.com $3,724 womenandgolf.com $2,499
lkid.com $3,025 freudig.com $2,394
6115.com $3,000 cafex.com $2,325
biosym.com $3,000 drvn.com $2,300
c-flow.com $3,000 kobitos.com $2,300
likeinmind.com $3,000 aimpossible.com $2,250
loyco.com $3,000 mlin.com $2,250
taxinsurance.com $3,000 doctorimplant.com $2,200
yourtask.com $3,000 foodblogger.com $2,009
mysummary.com $2,905 cashbackcasino.com $2,000
tuscantan.com $2,726 getmobile.com $2,000
beclub.com $2,600 itfocus.com $2,000
xxss.com $2,511 skyers.com $2,000
bounceuk.com $2,501 webto.com $2,000
heavyhelp.com $2,500   

At Afternic GreatHouse.com hauled in $8,000, RatingAgency.com returned $7,500 and KRET.com crested at $6,077. Three others - Archery360.com, Callings.com and ShopUs.com corralled $5,000 each.

Alafija.com contributed $4,999, Golfzilla.com chipped in $4,900 and RobotDirect.com drew $4,880. NewState.com notched $4,788 and 2Top.com tallied $4,588. Afternic had 87 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
verifying.com $4,500   brokenmusic.com $2,588
seabike.com $4,488 domainnamemanager.com $2,588
rmsweb.com $4,388 geckowear.com $2,588
microzines.com $4,200 megamed.com $2,588
regencyboats.com $4,188 thehomeandgardenshop.com $2,588
sundaily.com $4,188 timehere.com $2,588
publiceyes.com $4,088 horoscopecentral.com $2,527
itbrain.com $4,030 dailydigest.com $2,500
abook.com $4,000 domainzone.com $2,500
simd.com $4,000 improvementplus.com $2,500
htfs.com $3,988 inboundservice.com $2,500
tlmr.com $3,988 kampani.com $2,500
chinareform.com $3,892 leveldata.com $2,500
eapprentice.com $3,788 litbit.com $2,500
ccallc.com $3,688 thevernacular.com $2,500
naak.com $3,589 tpme.com $2,500
crownreefresort.com $3,500 acefly.com $2,495
ingin.com $3,500 zeroagency.com $2,495
see365.com $3,500 itbrains.com $2,488
mayatime.com $3,488 yourinterest.com $2,488
parksouthapartments.com $3,488 safetywest.com $2,485
thebusinesshub.com $3,488 darwinonline.com $2,330
miniup.com $3,388 worldofcommerce.com $2,300
mxpress.com $3,388 rnxt.com $2,250
newstarter.com $3,388 thehug.com $2,250
onestopquotes.com $3,388 weeklytimes.com $2,250
healthykidsclub.com $3,288 designroots.com $2,200
playthenet.com $3,000 beebeads.com $2,195
retrocognition.com $3,000 solidstatemusic.com $2,195
silverwind.com $3,000 crownatlantic.com $2,088
wineawards.com $3,000 mobilecarrier.com $2,088
yourmileagemayvary.com $3,000 nexusware.com $2,077
coutureauthor.com $2,990 clannation.com $2,000
cushioncorner.com $2,988 concertsystems.com $2,000
allcal.com $2,888 gemsociety.com $2,000
nonprofitzone.com $2,800 gtmusa.com $2,000
dailyglobe.com $2,750 holisticlifecoaching.com $2,000
axecess.com $2,700 listingleader.com $2,000
capitalpropertyservices.com $2,700 naturesdesign.com $2,000
rockcountry.com $2,630 northwestministrynetwork.com $2,000
blacklinedesign.com $2,600 rateshark.com $2,000
hashhouse.com $2,600 teameffectiveness.com $2,000
thehappytraveller.com $2,595 thebeachhotel.com $2,000
americancelebration.com $2,588   

At NameJet EGV.com collected $8,000, Smush.com delivered $6,700 and Haoyuan.com commanded $6,160. DigitialMedia.com downloaded $5,888, SnapCash.com deposited $5,677 and TheCircus.com attracted $5,099

Rubin.com rang up $5,011 and Meditel.com dispensed $5,000. NameJet had 42 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,800 that are in the table below.

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,800
flynet.com $4,800   ayon.com $2,700
finishingtouch.com $4,644 pizzarecipes.com $2,600
qfk.com $4,544 richdata.com $2,600
passthehat.com $4,228 inactive.com $2,588
tennislesson.com $4,195 deron.com $2,579
yusu.com $4,000 pokerbuddy.com $2,510
tvchannel.com $3,766 eventdecorators.com $2,423
larsson.com $3,584 cims.com $2,400
menshoes.com $3,533 holidaygroup.com $2,384
cout.com $3,433 expertlawyers.com $2,322
vergelijk.com $3,200 shelties.com $2,322
makeupshop.com $3,105 yucha.com $2,280
guojiang.com $3,103 speechwriter.com $2,276
hyperbarics.com $3,026 karbonn.com $2,214
tradematch.com $3,005 bcomplex.com $2,200
accweather.com $3,000 animatedclocks.com $2,101
dowmload.com $3,000 cpsg.com $2,100
oldhomes.com $3,000 orange151.com $2,100
bestonlineschools.com $2,900 wulingyuan.com $2,100
realestatestore.com $2,900 gulfmexico.com $2,010
apnet.com $2,800 devost.com $2,001

At Moniker/SnapNames the winners included MZW.com ($6,300), UXZ.com ( $5,000) and ITK-Tele.com ($4,200). FunBet.com banked $3,059, BuildUp.com bagged $2,807 and TipThailand.com took in $2,395

VentureCatalyst.com landed $2,250, Huapei.com posted $2,204, VitaSlim.com kicked in $2,051 and Provio.com provided $2,000.  Moniler/SnapNames also teamed up with Afternic to sell i-Online.com for $4,388.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had another very solid week led by the seven five-figure sales you saw in the all-extension section above. The biggest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #8 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Benchmark.co.uk, a domain that changed hands through Sedo for $8,525

Rounding out the top ten are #9 Wetter.lu at $7,980 and #10 MyJar.co.uk at $7,294. Sedo also handled those two sales as they swept 19 of the 20 chart entries - the only exception being the #1 domain - Lakrits.se - sold by MissDomain.com for $19,341

Germany's .de led the extension race with five chart entries followed by Great Britain's .uk with four. The only other TLDs with multiple chart entries were Sweden's .se, Montenegro's .me and the European Union's .eu with two each.

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon.Aug. 5, 2013 - Sun. Aug. 11, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 14, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lakrits.se
("licorice" in Swedish)"
€14,542 = $19,341 MissDomain
2. MoneyCard.co.uk €12,031 = $16,001 Sedo
3. Vimla.se $13,000 Sedo
4. Archive.me $12,000 Sedo
5. SolidParts.pl €8,500 = $11,305 Sedo
6. Next.co.kr €8,000 = $10,640 Sedo
7. Family.co $10,000 Sedo
8. Benchmark.co.uk £5,500 = $8,525 Sedo
9 Wetter.lu €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
10. MyJar.co.uk £4,706 = $7,294 Sedo

11. Hobby.eu €4,900 = $6,517 Sedo
12.
tie
Almonds.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
12.
tie
StarTicket.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
14. Werkzeug.tv €4,490 = $5,972 Sedo
15. TheBuilder.co.uk $5,010 Sedo
16. GreenLife.de €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
17. CherryCasino.de $4,500 Sedo
18. Sofortschutz.de €3,150 = $4,190 Sedo
19. Prosper.me $3,500 Sedo
20. GreenLife.eu €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the lion's share of those including Vitmin.de ($3,192), Frauenromane.de ($3,165) and Gesundheitszeugnis.de ($2,926).

Fanuc.be and MMO.us added $2,660 apiece and Llantas.com.co kicked in $2,526. Sedo had 33 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
mlbshop.cn $2,500   ian.kr $1,330
fxx.ca $1,999 pare-feu.fr $1,330
casinoschule.de $1,995 président.be $1,330
cmb.de $1,995 burj.ae $1,300
cola.at $1,995 ayi.eu $1,297
lcs.de $1,995 aed.in $1,250
mediatheques.fr $1,995 doo.me $1,250
marketer.de $1,862 brotaufstrich.de $1,244
forces.tv $1,860 ocho.co $1,200
med.co.uk $1,798 edge.cc $1,199
oxv.fr $1,729 netbet.gr $1,197
soziale-berufe.de $1,729 terravision.it $1,197
menskopp.se $1,663 youand.co.uk $1,163
waterkaart.nl $1,663 clin.ch $1,131
careerbuilder.mx $1,500 atalantacalcio.ru $1,064
jtl.eu $1,356 wally.me $1,000
danystar.it $1,330  

NetFleet.com.au sold six Australian domains at this level including Vocation.com.au at $2,742 and three others -  iBargain.com.au, iBargains.com.au and MelbourneVirtualOffice.com.au at $1,797 each. They also sold SolarPanels.com.au ($1,246) and Titanium.com.au ($1,146)

Elsewhere NameJet sold A.pw for $2,500, as well as B.pw and F.pw at $2,000 each. Afternic moved BlueBee.co.uk for $1,500 and Golem.eu sold SafeCity.eu for $1,120. Also, OwnThisDomain.co.uk earned $1,008 for OnlyNatural.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)

For he second week in a row the non. com gTLDs were led by the category's lone five-figure sale (and for the second week in a row the chart leader was a .org). This time it was DWI.org at $14,000 via NameJet. #2 GHS.net at $6,000, #3 KeyWest.net at $5,800 and #4 ASM.net at $4,000 rounded out the first four on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart

Afternic sold GHS.net and ASM.net and went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries. Moniker/SnapNames had the KeyWest.net sale. Afternic piled up 8 of the top 10 sales including #5 JobApplication.net ($3,888) and #6 NetScout.org ($3,588)

The .nets won the extension race with 12 chart entries, followed by the .orgs with eight. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 11:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 5, 2013 - Sun. Aug. 11, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 14, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DWI.org $14,000 NameJet
2. GHS.net $6,000 Afternic
3. KeyWest.net $5,800 Moniker/SnapNames
4. ASM.net $4,000 Afternic
5 JobApplication.net $3,888 Afternic
6. NetScout.org $3,588 Afternic
7. TopLink.org $3,488 Afternic
8. Localise.org $3,390 Afternic
9.
tie
CrazyHorse.net $3,000 Afternic
9.
tie
Fami.org $3,000 Afternic

11. PlatinumRealty.net $2,950 Afternic
12.
Jobbörse.net (IDN)
$2,900 Moniker/SnapNames
13. ActiveGroup.net $2,800 Afternic
14. BasketballUniforms.net $2,700 Afternic
15. ISMM.org $2,600 Afternic
16. PoolTables.org $2,500 NameJet
17.
tie
DirectPath.net $2,400 Afternic
17.
tie
Incontinence.org $2,400 NameJet
19. HomeTouch.net $2,388 Afternic
20. DirectEdge.net $2,177 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by the Moniker/SnapNames sale of Mode.org for $2,150

Afternic sold BackingTracks.net for $1,650, Namo.net for $1,644 and two others - KidsLink.net and VacationHome.org - for $1,600 apiece. FindSomeone.net added $1,552, YourBiz.net banked $1,422 and ShopHouse.org generated $1,388. TutorOnline.net located $1,350, PublicSquare.org attracted $1,300 and two others - FileIt.net and MyJewels.net - notched $1,288 each. Meanwhile, Dare2Dream.net drew $1,120.  

Back at Sedo the hit list included ThemeForest.org ($1,609), Car2Go.net ($1,463) and GNY.net ($1,395). FactFinding.net found $1,277, SpeakingForACause.org added $1,250 and Alabaster.info brought $1,144. ZET.info zipped up $1,063 and two others - NanaimoHotels.net and Poker1.net - pitched in $1,000 apiece

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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