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Christmas Comes Early for the Domain Business With a Half-Dozen 6-Figure Sales Topping This Week's Chart

Christmas came early for the domain aftermarket this week as sellers rang up a half dozen six-figure sales, led by the year's biggest ccTLD sale - Jobs.ca at $450,000 in a deal brokered by Sedo's Dave Evanson

There was one downside to that transaction as seller Shaun  Pilfold originally paid $600,000 for the domain in 2008. Shaun went on to build a very nicely developed site on the domain, so he likely recouped at least some (if not all) of the price differential in revenue generated by the site over the past five years. Pilfold sold the domain only, not the content and he has already announced plans to launch a new jobs-related site at TorontoJobs.com in late February (he has several other solid "jobs" domains in his portfolio that can serve as homes for the content he has already developed).

By Ron Jackson

A trio of this week's six-figure sales came from Heritage Auctions who closed the first round of sales from their first ever domain auction three weeks ago. That gave them the next three spots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - #2 QR.com at $230,000, #3 XZ.com at $138,000 and #4 Animation.com at $112,125. HA went on to pile up seven chart entries overall, tying Sedo for the most charted sales. They also would have had the top spot on this week's chart if their sale of MutualFunds.com had not been subject to a non disclosure agreement.

Sedo's roster included a pair of domains that tied for the #5 spot - Musique.com and Pizza.nl at $103,500 apiece. Pizza.nl was one of four country codes domains taking places on t he Big Board and three of those (including NameJet's $67,611 sale of #8 5.co.uk) rank among the year's ten biggest ccTLD sales.

While the country codes had a banner week, the non .com gTLDs were not as fortunate. That group not only had no chart entries, it had no reported sales that reached even five figures. 

With no opposition from their non .com gTLD counterparts, the .coms were able to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries including #7 Symbols.com at $85,000. Yigal Ben Efraim told me his company bought the domain in a private transaction to serve as the foundation for a new symbols dictionary website that will tie together 11 other reference related websites they own.

 Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 15:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 9, 2013 - Sun. Dec. 15, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 18, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jobs.ca $450,000 Sedo
2. QR.com $230,000 Heritage Auctions
3. XZ.com $138,000 Heritage Auctions
4. Animation.com $112,125 Heritage Auctions
5.
tie
Musique.com €75,000 = $103,500 Sedo
5.
tie
Pizza.nl €75,000 = $103,500 Sedo
7. Symbols.com $85,000 Pvt Sale
8. 5.co.uk $67,611 NameJet
9.
tie
Humble.com $50,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9.
tie
LoanCenter.com $50,000 Sedo

11. Hemisphere.com $34,500 Heritage Auctions
12. NetHouse.com $30,000 Sedo
13. ERS.com £17,500 = $28,700 Sedo
14.
tie
EconomyRentalCars.com $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
14.
tie
SDA.com $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. Schedule.me $24,000 Sedo
17.
tie
AIE.com $23,000 Heritage Auctions
17.
tie
BusinessPhones.com $23,000 Heritage Auctions
19. OrderMe.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. Numismatics.com $17,250 Heritage Auctions

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 18 more five-figure sales off the chart led by a pair of $15,000 sales at Go Daddy/Afternic - one for HeadsUpDisplay.com and the other for Remotely.com. They also sold Fiaba.com and SimplySpotless.com for $14,000 each. LoanPal.com posted $12,000, NaturalMarket.com notched $11,350 and two others, MutualFundDatabase.com and TourismBermuda.com, brought $10,000 apiece

At Sedo PokerTalk.com dealt out $13,800, JumpCut.com clipped $11,500 and TopForex.com fetched $11,000. HeartProject.com provided $10,725, PH-D.com drew $10,500 and CloudApp.com clicked for $10,100. Three others - CrimeToday.com, ExitPlan.com and GolfApparel.com - chipped in $10,000 each.

Heritage Auctions also had another one in this range - DoctorateDegree.com at $11,500

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Moos.com at $9,995. They added $8,500 for BetBit.com, $8,280 for CursosOnline.com and $8,049 for PingMe.com. Casino-E.com cashed out at $8,000, Comparoptic.com spotted $7,900 and Cosmethics.com covered $7,590.

PowerCare.com produced $7,000, Vozip.com drew $6,900, TerminalBlock.com booked $6,700 and Zido.com delivered $6,210. Sedo had 30 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo.com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,999
oolo.com $5,999   ehas.com $3,000
schweigen.com $5,762 body-plus.com $2,898
videomapping.com $5,377 coinfest.com $2,800
mobstar.com $5,175 erfolgreich.com $2,760
concebir.com $5,000 adefy.com $2,695
miniride.com $5,000 flixhub.com $2,650
zeroinsurance.com $4,500 countdowntosavings.com $2,500
b-works.com $4,000 forensiq.com $2,500
ehscareer.com $4,000 tayori.com $2,500
metguard.com $4,000 eisenflechter.com $2,484
cloudstage.com $3,900 datemanager.com $2,400
equilia.com $3,588 spielencasino.com $2,395
gradiant.com $3,500 cheapcuba.com $2,077
arrox.com $3,450 kokar.com $2,000
kommunal.com $3,450 ubercom.com $2,000

At Go Daddy/Afternic, iFollow.com fetched $9,700, ClickMD.com dispensed $9,500 and Intrinsic.com captured $9,000. Rugula.com returned $8,900, LEDPro.com lit up $8,500 and FStore.com stocked $8,024.

LookAtMyBaby.com attracted $8,000, BestBlenders.com mxied up $7,500 and  two others - DXS.com and GunsAndButter.com corralled $6,500 each. Knifeman.com sliced off another $6,500 and SportsBreak.com spawned $6,476.

Go Daddy/Afternic had 97 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
atmcashcard.com $5,000   maxnyc.com $2,800
eggbanks.com $5,000 avdigital.com $2,788
film-on.com $5,000 mandovi.com $2,750
simplymine.com $5,000 nakata.com $2,741
vois.com $5,000 totalimaging.com $2,714
youthfulaging.com $5,000 hollywoodhighlights.com $2,690
betonsports.com $4,900 eastla.com $2,677
carii.com $4,888 benefitmanagers.com $2,570
euroscore.com $4,850 riocapital.com $2,550
ideposit.com $4,750 247webmail.com $2,500
racersguide.com $4,750 goldenarm.com $2,500
europeanuniversity.com $4,588 greencourt.com $2,500
thenewgreen.com $4,588 iqlighting.com $2,500
hgha.com $4,500 mrled.com $2,500
lcdmonitors.com $4,500 swimbook.com $2,500
espend.com $4,288 timelessmale.com $2,500
ergonomicconsultants.com $4,250 contracthub.com $2,488
datacamp.com $4,122 mged.com $2,488
cashgen.com $4,000 thefullstory.com $2,477
mobilemommy.com $4,000 equian.com $2,459
newsgrabber.com $3,900 careerme.com $2,450
flyboss.com $3,888 advisorslink.com $2,397
isolveit.com $3,888 defeathunger.com $2,388
idcoach.com $3,824 startscreen.com $2,388
datanext.com $3,600 automobilelending.com $2,377
cfpco.com $3,588 technocratic.com $2,363
mobileradar.com $3,588 microbusinessrevolution.com $2,350
criminallawmiami.com $3,580 connectedcustomer.com $2,346
9539.com $3,500 bellasue.com $2,300
blinkt.com $3,500 googlecreate.com $2,300
ileb.com $3,500 artfetish.com $2,277
overages.com $3,500 heartmaster.com $2,277
networkglobal.com $3,489 productiq.com $2,250
privateequitydeals.com $3,488 rootcausemedicine.com $2,250
qualityautomotiveparts.com $3,400 bewed.com $2,242
ultimatecarcare.com $3,388 247webhost.com $2,213
fidare.com $3,288 vipdiscounts.com $2,200
hiresearch.com $3,288 4690.com $2,125
grandrank.com $3,100 jidao.com $2,125
globalbeat.com $3,000 financialstories.com $2,088
groovon.com $3,000 headhigh.com $2,088
lynxus.com $3,000 smedigital.com $2,050
purposed.com $3,000 fit2me.com $2,000
supertitanium.com $3,000 myphotocards.com $2,000
taima.com $3,000 nomadicaudio.com $2,000
thebrandman.com $3,000 onlinebootcamp.com $2,000
wikidu.com $3,000 primestonecapital.com $2,000
capitolconstruction.com $2,900 seatgenie.com $2,000
camptech.com $2,840  

Back at Heritage Auctions DupontCircle.com sold for $8,050. GIU.com generated $7,475 and SellShort.com secured $6,900. SmartTVs.com tuned in $6,325, FFQ.com commanded $5,750, PHQ.com cornered $5,175 and OJX.com clicked for $4,126.

Elsewhere, Flippa.com rang up $8,950 for QRP.com

Country Codes

ccTLD fans were probably popping champagne corks this week even though New Year's Eve is still a couple of weeks away. The country codes booked three of the year's ten biggest sales in this category in the past week alone - including a new #1 for 2013 - Jobs.ca at $450,000.

All told the ccTLDs piled up a pair of six-figure sales and six five-figure transactions. All of those were listed in the all extension section above so the biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #9 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $7,245 sale of ExactSoftware.nl. Sedo rounded out the top ten with Reassured.co.uk at $6,560 and went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries.

Great Britain's .co.uk won the extension race with four chart entries, nipping Germany's .de and Montenegro's .me with three each. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 15:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 9, 2013 - Sun. Dec. 15, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 18, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jobs.ca $450,000 Sedo
2. Pizza.nl €75,000 = $103,500 Sedo
3. 5.co.uk $67,611 NameJet
4. Schedule.me $24,000 Sedo
5. Sold.com.au $15,600 Sedo
6. LivingRoom.de €9,000 = $12,420 Sedo
7. KEA.me €8,000 = $11,040 Sedo
8. Cupon.co €7,999 = $11,039 Sedo
9. ExactSoftware.nl €5,250 = $7,245 Sedo
10. Reassured.co.uk £4,000 = $6,560 Sedo

11. G1.ca $6,500 Sedo
12. Lynda.fr $5,500 Sedo
13. GoodGame.pt €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
14. StudentPlaces.co.uk £2,945 = $4,823 Sedo
15. CompareTravel.co.uk $4,600 Sedo
16. WatchIt.tv $4,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. Lyve.de €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
18. OnlineShoppingDirect.co $3,995 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. Charge.me $3,450 Heritage Auctions
20. Busurlaub.de €2,400 = $3,312 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were a few dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by NetFleet.com.au's  $3,176 sale of LakeStClair.com.au.

Sedo kept rolling with Ferracini.com.au ($3,000), Rosebank.de and Supermagneti.it at $2,759 apiece and Poker-Treff.de at $2,561

Sedo had 38 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,553 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,553
büromöbel.at (IDN) $2,553   digitron.be $1,463
lottostar.co.uk $2,460 alondra.ru $1,380
nextdirect.me.uk $2,460 haberler.de $1,380
home24.pt $2,415 selbst-coaching.de $1,379
bskd.de $2,401 ready2start.de $1,314
beerenstark.de $2,070 geothermia.gr $1,311
kosmetik-konzept.de $2,070 emf.at $1,242
resales.de $2,070 phaseone.eu $1,241
4gantenna.co.uk $2,050 kredito.ch $1,173
homi.it $2,020 thd.es $1,173
branchen-portal.de $1,932 spire.co $1,100
hafenstadt-hamburg.de $1,656 espressimo.de $1,035
kakaopulver.de $1,656 impossible.fr $1,035
kometa.de $1,656 qsz.de $1,035
netviagens.com.br $1,656 keyword.me $1,000
neuboote.de $1,642 lokalportal.se $1,000
kyfar.by $1,600 probiotics.tv $1,000
7.nu $1,500 SKS.us $1,000
landlordinsure.co.uk $1,476 snowflake.co $1,000

Go Daddy/Afternic sold eLoan.me ($2,400) and Arista.co ($1,639) and Steve Orosz moved Chrysalis.us for $2,700 in a private transaction. 

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)

While the .coms and ccTLDs were partying hearty the non .com gTLDs were on the outside looking in this week. With no five-figure sales reported it only took $5,500 to take the top spot on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart - an honor that went to Tess.net via Sedo. They also sold MyPeople.net for $4,500.

Go Daddy/Afternic answered with #3 IPDB.net ($3,788) and #4 VirtualMuseum.org ($3,200) before Sedo rounded out the first five with Thread.org at $3,000

The extension race went to the .nets with 11 chart entries. The .orgs followed with seven, leaving one spot each for .asia and .pro.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 15:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 9, 2013 - Sun. Dec. 15, 2013
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 18, 2013

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tess.net $5,500 Sedo
2. MyPeople.net $4,500 Sedo
3. IPDB.net $3,788 Go Daddy/Afternic
4. VirtualMuseum.org $3,200 Go Daddy/Afternic
5 Thread.org $3,000 Sedo
6. TheFancy.net £1,800 = $2,952 Sedo
7. K.asia €2,110 = $2,912 Sedo
8. HoustonProperties.net $2,900 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Iora.net $2,850 Sedo
10. CasaSoft.net €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo

11. DataSharing.org $2,440 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. RUS.pro €1,750 = $2,415 Sedo
13. TechNews.org $2,100 Flippa
14.
tie
CREP.org $2,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
14.
tie
GNRD.org $2,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. ContentSolutions.net $1,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. Bids-BD.org $1,825 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. GunGames.net $1,750 Sedo
19. L42.net €1,200 = $1,656 Sedo
20. MJMedia.net $1,588 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several additional four-figure sales off the chart led by Flippa's $1,555 sale of Heaven.info. They also moved Addicted.info ($1,250) and Convert.info ($1,000).

At Go Daddy/Afternic the hit list included VBNet.org ($1,500), HCAOA.org ($1,380) and TeamLab.org ($1,250). 51ise.info added $1,225, WomensHealthSite.net secured $1,199 and AmericanMom.net earned $1,188. AmericanMom.org and CSGC.org generated $1,088 each while Tahrir.net notched $1,001 and WhiteHeart.org gained $1,000

At Sedo Mitfahrzentrale.org drew $1,380, ElectroCar.net plugged in $1,299 and EarnMoneyOnline.org banked $1,100. AFSD.org, DotSoft.net and GlobalCounsel.net delivered $1,000 each.

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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