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Editor's Note: I was away covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference last week so there was no domain sales column Wednesday, Oct. 23. However, I will bring you up to date on all sales reported since our last column (from Oct. 16 below) with a double length report that will be out next Wednesday evening, October 30.

Domain Aftermarket Explodes With 3 Blockbuster Sales Totaling $2.2 Million - One Ranks Among the Year's Three Biggest Transactions 

For the last few months we've been watching the domain aftermarket get stronger and stronger. Still, I've been reluctant to say we have definitely turned the corner after a long recession fueled drought, but it looks like now is the time to get off the fence. The past week produced the year's third 7-figure sale as well as two other transactions that each came in close to the half-million dollar mark. With the return of the market's high end, we're now seeing steady sales in every price range.

Veteran domain investor Rick Schwartz was the first I saw go on record that happy days were here again (doing so as the summer was coming to a close), so it is appropriate that Schwartz is the one who rang up the blockbuster $1,350,000 sale of eBet.com this past week a transaction he detailed on his blog). That is one of the three biggest sales reported so far this year.

We saw two other deals that would have led our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart in most weeks other than this one. WebsiteProperties.com closed a $450,000 sale of Shout.com and the ICM Registry rang up  the year's biggest non .com gTLD sale with Teen.xxx going for $400,000

By Ron Jackson

Overall, the non .com gTLDs had their best week of the year. Teen.xxx and Sedo's $56,000 sale of USA.org gave the category two its five biggest 2013 sales (as well as two of this week's top four sales, regardless of extension). The non .com gTLDs went on to take four places on this week's leader board with a pair of two-letter .nets also landing on the elite list. 

The ccTLDs were not as fortunate. In a rare occurrence no country code domains qualified for the Big Board this week and none even reached the five-figure mark. That cleared the way for the .coms to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries, including the Go Daddy/Afternic sale of Skylofts.com that rounded out the first five at $41,250.

By the way, that Go Daddy/Afternic credit is a new one you will be seeing from now on. As most of you have heard, Go Daddy acquired Afternic from NameMedia last month. As a result, Go Daddy (who used to report only once a month, and then only their top 10 sales), is now putting out a weekly sales list that includes all of the notable sales on both the Go Daddy and Afternic platforms. Our thanks to Go Daddy Aftermarket Director Paul Nicks for providing this valuable new insight into aftermarket sales that will benefit all of us. 

The combined might of Go Daddy and Afternic creates a formidable aftermarket sales force. This week they piled up 11 of the 20 chart entries. Perennial power Sedo also had another solid week with five charted sales. Chart honors also went to Michael Berkens's MostWantedDomains who sold #6 Collectively.com for $30,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 13:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. eBet.com $1,350,000 Pvt Sale
2. Shout.com $450,000 WebsiteProperties
32. Teen.xxx $400,000 ICM Registry
4. USA.org $56,000 Sedo
5. Skylofts.com $41,250 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. Collectively.com $30,000 MostWantedDomains
7. Likers.com $28,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
8.
tie
NineForums.com $25,000 Sedo
8.
tie
SneakyPete.com $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
8.
tie
Triglycerides.com $25,000 Sedo

11. RAH.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. Livid.com $19,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
13.
tie
Biblioteka.com $18,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
13.
tie
JustMeds.com $18,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. FN.net $15,050 Go Daddy/Afternic
16.
tie
CancerSpecialists.com $15,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16.
tie
EmailMarketingServices.com $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
SeekingTruth.com $15,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. OC.net $14,500 Sedo
20. Intronet.com $14,277 Go Daddy/Afternic

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 six more five-figure sales off the chart led by the $14,000 sale of ROM.org at Go Daddy/Afternic. They also moved MeaningOfChristmas.com for $11,500 and PlumberInsurance.com for $11,400.

Elsewhere ChristianCalvin.com sold RaiseTheMoney.com for $12,500 while Sedo picked up $12,000 apiece for ExpressHomes.com and Pataya.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

MostWantedDomains.com led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with the $9,888 sale of DigitalCraftmanship.com

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic ThoughtSpot.com spawned $9,500, NatureSport.com notched $9,000 and OrganicShampoo.com got an $8,500 rinse. Surabhi.com secured $7,900 while NuevoVallarta.com and ServiceDepot.com drew $6,800 each.

PlantBased.com plucked $6,200 while three others; QOID.com, Ubersoft.com and WorkForFun.com, fetched $6,000 apiece. PureSolutions.com produced another $5,985.  

Go Daddy/Afternic had 210 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
arabstoday.com $5,500   cargocube.com $2,588
gatewaymedia.com $5,500 cassabella.com $2,588
epzi.com $5,168 elitecollegeplanning.com $2,588
8323.com $5,000 experiencetherevolution.com $2,588
moneynation.com $5,000 media-vision.com $2,588
rubberbelt.com $5,000 rentalpropertylistings.com $2,588
server365.com $5,000 alphastone.com $2,500
lookyoung.com $4,999 anitravel.com $2,500
glutenfreepasta.com $4,900 bakedbouquet.com $2,500
re-volt.com $4,750 cner.com $2,500
intelligentsecurity.com $4,588 doctorgoldberg.com $2,500
varnia.com $4,550 infitnity.com $2,500
2512.com $4,500 itbenchmarking.com $2,500
investinstartups.com $4,500 lifestyleface.com $2,500
redneckchannel.com $4,500 mycloudbroker.com $2,500
stronglife.com $4,500 onlineexpo.com $2,500
sk8board.com $4,400 patioliving.com $2,500
aikane.com $4,388 retiresoft.com $2,500
wearabledevices.com $4,388 securityreviews.com $2,500
wikidrugs.com $4,288 selldvds.com $2,500
impakt.com $4,250 sharkshares.com $2,500
officeinsurance.com $4,250 soils.com $2,500
materialelectrico.com $4,221 studentloanrepay.com $2,500
sourceguru.com $4,188 visitsapa.com $2,500
n-a-s.com $4,088 yant.com $2,500
riseabove.com $4,051 bingomusical.com $2,495
abricot.com $4,000 buyersvoice.com $2,495
artrageous.com $4,000 gcintl.com $2,495
safepc.com $4,000 iberco.com $2,495
sayyes.com $4,000 ovrc.com $2,495
tourdubai.com $4,000 classiclube.com $2,488
maritime360.com $3,950 skyviewestates.com $2,488
jddesign.com $3,900 cure-it.com $2,471
modernathlete.com $3,900 onemovement.com $2,471
officefurnitureproducts.com $3,900 thermoheat.com $2,471
cachimba.com $3,888 toolads.com $2,471
empcorp.com $3,888 livingstonstudios.com $2,459
wegotgame.com $3,888 basketballfactory.com $2,400
maxdigital.com $3,800 bigtext.com $2,400
wearware.com $3,800 flyviva.com $2,395
orbisterrarum.com $3,795 skofa.com $2,395
mobileriches.com $3,788 socialimpactfund.com $2,395
wefoundation.com $3,788 studioscoop.com $2,395
dentalfinance.com $3,750 thinkfeeldo.com $2,395
togrow.com $3,688 oneelevation.com $2,390
2sendflowers.com $3,680 aviationleaders.com $2,388
batroun.com $3,500 teacheraccess.com $2,388
cloudaccountant.com $3,500 workplacetrends.com $2,388
dego.com $3,500 maisema.com $2,377
icevests.com $3,500 jamaicacafe.com $2,373
meganews.com $3,500 yachtsinternational.com $2,345
smilehigh.com $3,500 2940.com $2,301
sptechnology.com $3,500 dinojump.com $2,300
thinair.com $3,499 viewnify.com $2,299
urgentcaremd.com $3,495 faithinfreedom.com $2,295
executiveroundtable.com $3,488 robodrone.com $2,295
proatlas.com $3,488 sundaydinner.com $2,275
teamtechnology.com $3,488 cosmiccredit.com $2,253
telr.com $3,488 chinaglobalimpact.com $2,250
littlelifelessons.com $3,400 dtpm.com $2,250
doctormoney.com $3,395 juicetohealth.com $2,250
ramstorage.com $3,390 debtceiling.com $2,249
itunnel.com $3,388 lockwoodglen.com $2,222
resourcepage.com $3,350 boneappetit.com $2,200
new2you.com $3,288 frenchconnectionfilms.com $2,200
blu2.com $3,250 landslider.com $2,195
ilocalnews.com $3,250 luxvintage.com $2,195
thesilverchair.com $3,195 myhealthhome.com $2,195
lumbartraction.com $3,180 btadvisors.com $2,188
mygolflessons.com $3,100 texaspawn.com $2,188
bulletgolf.com $3,000 leadprogram.com $2,100
dontbeboring.com $3,000 vpncards.com $2,100
garmentdistrictnyc.com $3,000 ismarijuana.com $2,095
handscape.com $3,000 licensedmoneylender.com $2,095
ingeniumdesign.com $3,000 opensourcehealth.com $2,095
iqsg.com $3,000 tahinigrill.com $2,095
oneversionofthetruth.com $3,000 thesilverprice.com $2,095
readingtable.com $3,000 thisisfootball.com $2,095
realestateroundup.com $3,000 buydeeds.com $2,088
yeau.com $3,000 hotelsexchange.com $2,088
d1a.com $2,999 videomode.com $2,088
visitkl.com $2,999 qhix.com $2,055
warmhearts.com $2,999 encyclomedia.com $2,025
tresta.com $2,988 abcvac.com $2,000
ledpanellight.com $2,950 anyfit.com $2,000
houseofknowledge.com $2,850 audiopunk.com $2,000
abdullahbinmiteb.com $2,800 cbestprep.com $2,000
av-x.com $2,800 citytransfers.com $2,000
northbeachrealty.com $2,800 copromote.com $2,000
pe28.com $2,800 crossfit247.com $2,000
sexyboobie.com $2,800 djmartini.com $2,000
torontofoodandwinefestival.com $2,800 educas.com $2,000
urbanflow.com $2,787 emailnick.com $2,000
longassociates.com $2,777 generatorparts.com $2,000
destinationweddingguide.com $2,750 goleisure.com $2,000
lowtest.com $2,700 gooddr.com $2,000
pathfinderinternational.com $2,700 islandgold.com $2,000
privilegesecurity.com $2,700 kiralikoda.com $2,000
topcompare.com $2,700 meet4lunch.com $2,000
bechoosey.com $2,688 mshope.com $2,000
artandlaw.com $2,665 mytowndental.com $2,000
mobilecoach.com $2,625 satecinc.com $2,000
lowfloor.com $2,595 seaquality.com $2,000
traveltailors.com $2,595 winspark.com $2,000
uscake.com $2,595 you-app.com $2,000

Sedo's hit list included FlightReview.com ($9,500), TravelStudy.com ($8,000) and MVIP.com ($7,950). Dorita.com dusted off $7,500, AndersonCollege.com enrolled $7,000 and two others - Btool.com and ManyBuy.com banked $6,750 apiece.

Emmo.com made $6,749, Power8.com posted $6,000, Goedkoper.com captured $5,738 and Conticorrenti.com commanded $5,238. Sedo had 48 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo.com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
ahy.com $5,000   123gym.com $2,980
chauffeurservice.com $5,000 appsdk.com $2,900
ghco.com $5,000 fitbase.com $2,800
pobierz.com $5,000 c-food.com $2,700
stolper.com $5,000 wall-cover.com $2,700
safeclick.com $4,999 safos.com $2,699
xhk.com $4,999 topliner.com $2,624
c-go.com $4,750 sexhammer.com $2,565
pandasports.com $4,504 a-ac.com $2,500
ebankit.com $4,185 ancoa.com $2,500
flightreviews.com $4,000 appswork.com $2,500
mybe.com $4,000 bubil.com $2,500
pixsta.com $4,000 newdental.com $2,500
travelhack.com $4,000 rescape.com $2,500
roomcafe.com $3,999 spinetech.com $2,499
allov.com $3,990 paperindia.com $2,395
alumark.com $3,750 hostpartner.com $2,363
timefreeze.com $3,600 clickandgrowrich.com $2,350
universalcover.com $3,500 albumcards.com $2,295
xuxi.com $3,479 turnkeysystems.com $2,250
bzwz.com $3,300 zoomle.com $2,200
ep1c.com $3,180 abrazar.com $2,000
chinadrama.com $3,000 citty.com $2,000
mirman.com $3,000 globaledgeconsultants.com $2,000

Elsewhere, Giles Coley sold CloudGuru.com for $8,500 in a private transaction and AlanAdlari.com moved Cariye.com for $8,000 and Bebisko.com for $3,400.  

 Country Codes

After a big week last week when the ccTLDs had the year's 2nd biggest sale in this category, Cruises.com.au at $103,400, and seven others that reached five figures - things went in the opposite direction this week with no five-figure country code sales reported. That left the door open for Startup.tv to take the top spot on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with an $8,750 sale at Sedo.  

The runner up position went to Go Daddy/Afternic where YEC.co sold for $7,500. Brands-and-Jingles.com took the 3rd spot with Exactly.me at $7,499. Sedo answered with two Spanish domains  - #4 WebHelp.es at $6,750 and #5 Aupair.es at $6,749 - and they went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries. DomNics.com kicked off the second five with their $6,500 sale of #6 FreeState.co.za.

Great Britain's .co.uk won the extension race with three chart entries followed by six TLDs that each scored twice - Germany's .de, Tuvalu's .tv, Colombia's .co, Spain's .es, Austria's .at and Montenegro's .me

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

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 6, 2013 - Sun. Oct. 13, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 16, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Startup.tv $8,750 Sedo
2. YEC.co $7,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
3. Exactly.me $7,499 Brands-and-Jingles.com
4. WebHelp.es €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
5. Aupair.es €4,999 = $6,749 Sedo
6. FreeState.co.za $6,500 DomNics
7. JJJ.fr €4,800 = $6,480 Sedo
8. Satt.de €4,450 = $6,008 Sedo
9. AutoCenter.ch €4,085 = $5,515 Sedo
10.
tie
Showroom.kr $5,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Teams.co $5,500 Sedo

12.
tie
ForSale.at $5,000 Sedo
12.
tie
Sesame.tv $5,000 Sedo
12.
tie
WebsiteAnalysis.co.uk $5,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. Medium.eu €3,250 = $4,388 Sedo
16. Digischool.co.uk €3,000 = $4,050 Sedo
17.
tie
FaceTravel.at €2,500 = $3,375 Sedo
17.
tie
MathematikProfessor.de €2,500 = $3,375 Sedo
17.
tie
Samba.me €2,500 = $3,375 Sedo
20. DomainAuctions.co.uk £2,000 = $3,180 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Go Daddy/Afternic's $3,000 sale of iSofas.co.uk. They also picked up $2,500 for GN.vc and $2,450 for Platyp.us. CH7.tv tuned in $1,999, Holiday.me hauled in $1,325 and EmergentCoaching.co clicked for $1,000.  

At Sedo Jimdo.com.ar and SMS.je deposited $2,700 apiece and Cobe.de delivered $2,565. Toys.fr tallied $2,498, P-R.co.uk provided $2,377 and OSA.it tacked on $2,363

Sedo had 35 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,295 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,295
faltschiebetür.de $2,295   webconferencing.tv $1,400
liveblackjack.eu $2,160 ziekenhuis.tv $1,351
meilleurscredits.fr $2,025 essentials.fr $1,350
myhandwerker.de $2,025 studienplatzklage.eu $1,337
yachtline.de $2,025 bluenote.ch $1,283
insolvencyservices.co.uk $1,988 ebullion.co.uk $1,272
bmg.eu $1,985 dresden.cn $1,215
schönheitschirurg.at $1,971 krishna.co.uk $1,193
ecommerce-academy.co.uk $1,958 dutchsupplies.nl $1,148
jobspion.de $1,620 series.ch $1,148
weborganiser.nl $1,519 liquid.at $1,080
fender.co.in $1,500 kapi.ch $1,040
greenpeel.cn $1,500 palettenmöbel.de $1,013
tasko.ru $1,500 partneryoga.de $1,011
vero.mx $1,500 barcelo.no $1,000
tvs.gr $1,485 shots.me $1,000
elektromoped.de $1,472 smartfocus.be $1,000
goudswaard.nl $1,472  

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold Grindelwald.com.au ($2,241), Feathers.com.au ($1,604) and BathroomRenovationsPerth.com.au ($1,312), while DomainLore.co.uk moved HighChairs.co.uk for $2,083

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)

As I noted in the all extension section above, the non .com gTLDs had an outstanding week with the category's biggest sale of the year, another that ranks in the top five and three more that hit five figures. Those headliners fill the first five spots on our latest weekly .Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart. 

The highest sales from this group that you haven't seen yet come from a trio of transactions at Go Daddy/Afternic where #6 Intro.net went for $8,412, #7 Mojave.net nabbed $8,000 and #8 SmartEnergy.net generated $7,000

The extension race wound up in a dead heat with .net and .org each claiming 9 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). .xxx, .info and .biz each took one place on the leader board.

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

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 6, 2013 - Sun. Oct. 13, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 16, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Teen.xxx $400,000 Pvt Sale
2. USA.org $56,000 Sedo
3. FN.net $15,050 Go Daddy/Afternic
4. OC.net $14,500 Sedo
5 ROM.org $14,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. Intro.net $8,412 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. Mojave.net $8,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. SmartEnergy.net $7,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Nag.net $6,975 Sedo
10.
tie
TVOnline.org $4,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
10.
tie
UnlimitedGamer.net $4,000 Sedo

12. Recursion.net $3,888 Go Daddy/Afternic
13. Unavailable.org $3,800 Sedo
14. GovernmentIncentives.org $3,400 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. GodSpeaks.org $3,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. AAC.info $2,888 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. CharityChallenge.org $2,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Istanbul.biz $2,600 AlanAdlari
19.
tie
AboveTheNoise.org $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
19.
tie
FoodTruck.net $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
19.
tie
UpToUs.org $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic

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 four sales at Go Daddy/Afternic. MyUniverse.org yielded $2,499, GoExplore.net and Reimagine.net returned $2,447 apiece and JustALeaf.org landed $2,250

Go Daddy/Afternic had 26 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,990
trufa.net $2,000   predictit.org $1,488
targus.net $1,888 safepc.net $1,295
infodirect.org $1,842 domainuniverse.org $1,200
selecthomes.net $1,800 form1099.net $1,200
laaf.org $1,750 metanomics.net $1,200
factions.org $1,677 thechicagoan.org $1,200
calabasas.org $1,670 summerfashion.net $1,120
smartwatches.org $1,617 electricalwire.net $1,088
debtceiling.net $1,500 keka.org $1,088
gamblegames.biz $1,500 erionet.org $1,002
youngdesigners.org $1,500 domainuniverse.info $1,000
commonwellness.org $1,499 truefriends.org $1,000
myplans.org $1,488 wassap.net $1,000

Back at Sedo Livewetten.info located $2,025, Tassilo.net nailed down $1,890 and Charge.info chalked up $1,607. Aplausos.net and Soil.org dup up $1,500 each and Krankheiten.net crested at $1,080. SEO-Agentur.net added $1,079, Prices.org produced $1,013 and two others - DiscoutCoupons.org and Modafinil.biz booked $1,000 apiece

AlanAdlari.com also sold Internetsitesi.net for $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

 

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