Featured in the  Wall Street Journal · Forbes ·  ABC News · BBC News ·  CNN/Money · MSNBC · Newsweek · USA Today · New York Times · IBD

Home

January 09, 2014

Domain Sales

About Us

YTD Sales Charts

E-Mail Us

The Lowdown

News Headlines

Articles

Resources

Archive

Legal Matters

 

 

2014 Domain Sales Season Gets Underway With a Big Canadian ccTLD Sale Leading the Charge

And they are off! The 2014 domain sales season is underway with the first week of reported sales now in the books. With the New Year's Eve/Day holiday cutting into the opening work week one might expect slow going in the aftermarket but quite a few respectable sales were announced.

The first #1 domain of the New Year is a two-letter Canadian ccTLD sold by Ilze Kaulins at ExcellentDomains.ca. She banked $63,000 Canadian dollars ($58,590 U.S.) for IA.ca to take the top spot on our first weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart of 2014. Ilze is well-known throughout the industry and has a long track record of successful acquisitions and sales of both .ca and .com domains.  

 A pair of .coms filled the next two slots on the Big Board. NameJet sold #2 XiaoXiao.com for $51,688 and Scott Neuman's DomainPortfolioServices.com collected $50,000 for #3 OnBroadway.com.

By Ron Jackson

Go Daddy/Afternic rang up the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale, claiming the #4 slot with a very nice $36,000 sale of Uber.org

NameJet rounded out the first five with GetCash.com at $33,901. They went on to pile up 11 of the 20 chart entries. There are two primary reasons for that - one, because they report their sales once a month rather than weekly as some other major venues do and two, because they are a long established sales platform that consistently rings up sales in this price range. 

Also bagging multiple chart entries were Go Daddy/Afternic with four and Sedo with two. NoktaDomains earned chart honors as well with #12 Tesettur.com going for $18,025

While a ccTLD took the top spot and a non .com gTLD reached the top five, the .coms swept every other position on the elite list, 18 of 20 entries overall. Thus far, the impending arrival of hundreds of new gTLDs doesn't appear to have slaked any of the thirst for quality .coms.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 5:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. IA.ca 63,000 CAD = $58,590 ExcellentDomains.ca
2. Xiaoxiao.com $51,688 NameJet
3. OnBroadway.com $50,000 DomainPortfolioServices
4. Uber.org $36,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
5. GetCash.com $33,901 NameJet
6. Xili.com $32,500 NameJet
7. PersianRugs.com $28,204 NameJet
8. FoodGuide.com $23,601 NameJet
9. CustomCars.com $22,600 NameJet
10. MyTicket.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic

11. RCH.com $19,000 Sedo
12. Tesettur.com $18,025 NoktaDomains
13. Billable.com $17,650 NameJet
14. LondonTours.com $17,500 NameJet
15. Niugu.com $16,200 NameJet
16. CashQuick.com $15,000 NameJet
17. 360Eye.com $12,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Bet7.com $12,011 NameJet
19. RawPhoto.com $12,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. Vestalia.com $11,500 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 five more five-figure sales off the chart led by NameJet's $11,305 sale of Varia.com. They also banked $10,222 for ParkCityUtah.com.

NoktaDomains notched $11,000 for Odun.com and $10,000 for BusinessPromotion.com while Sedo secured $10,000 for BondExchange.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

NoktaDomains led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with MedicalBag.com at $9,500. They also booked $5,100 for XHJJ.com and $2,500 apiece for a trio of four-number domains - 3034.com, 4913.com and 0610.com.

NameJet's hit parade continued with Boar.com ($9,100), MegaBingo.com ($8,800) and BusinessGrant.com ($8,100). Rega.com and Tecnologias.com added $7,600 each while LandSales.com commanded $7,500 and 88H.com corralled $7,400.

Judicial.com dispensed $7,233, HandyManServices.com nailed down $7,101 and D-D.com drew $7,100. FamilyLawAttorney.com billed $7,000, Lublin.com landed $6,600 and VKZ.com captured $6,387. CleaningCompany.com mopped up $6,100 and 3DVideo.com screened $6,050

NameJet had 79 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,888 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,588
northcharleston.com $5,888   onlinetaxsoftware.com $3,000
lovestore.com $5,700 skyways.com $2,910
newautos.com $5,300 iftheshoefits.com $2,850
bowo.com $5,200 5xx.com $2,712
raspberryketoneboard.com $5,102 lituan.com $2,604
3521.com $5,000 blogo.com $2,603
inov8.com $4,700 64000.com $2,601
3180.com $4,400 allcruises.com $2,600
parkandfly.com $4,399 lecithin.com $2,551
primenews.com $4,350 vancouvermortgage.com $2,535
qq3.com $4,211 4707.com $2,500
3165.com $4,200 5954.com $2,500
bayes.com $4,111 analyserservices.com $2,500
2560.com $4,100 soundinvestments.com $2,500
3025.com $4,100 collectorcarinsurance.com $2,401
neen.com $4,100 traveltrade.com $2,400
milliondollarhomes.com $4,001 checkcenter.com $2,369
motociclo.com $4,000 commissioning.com $2,321
2516.com $3,999 wifiprinter.com $2,310
2693.com $3,999 boor.com $2,302
2931.com $3,900 lovespell.com $2,250
3251.com $3,700 qbit.com $2,201
3512.com $3,700 1yg.com $2,200
deki.com $3,633 5nn.com $2,200
myelectric.com $3,600 cdera.com $2,200
reak.com $3,556 coastcapital.com $2,200
inyourface.com $3,535 mudding.com $2,200
octocopter.com $3,535 seit.com $2,200
5tt.com $3,521 9zz.com $2,122
hackedcams.com $3,500 manicurist.com $2,112
paymore.com $3,500 onemile.com $2,109
jeffersoncounty.com $3,476 buyerseller.com $2,102
mccarty.com $3,333 gunowner.com $2,101
stex.com $3,288 kosmic.com $2,100
eastpoint.com $3,200 pennsylvaniahealthinsurance.com $2,100
senv.com $3,168 concretecoatings.com $2,085
5yy.com $3,121 casinosearch.com $2,049
environet.com $3,100 davidosler.com $2,011
mediaspace.com $3,032 qpower.com $2,010
iteenchat.com $3,000  

Back at Sedo ProductCloud.com produced $9,000, Likit.com located $8,000 and Videlio.com delivered $7,480. Three others - Ambita.com, Invoiced.com and NBAZ.com kicked in $7,000 each.

Roomo.com returned $6,800, BeatTheMarket.com made $5,000 and Koobe.com cooked up $4,500. Sedo had 22 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,488 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo.com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,488
austriaescort.com $4,488   paragraph.com $3,000
tabtec.com $4,488 mailboost.com $2,992
jiffa.com $3,898 sportsmatter.com $2,750
saisons.com $3,808 relx.com $2,720
bookmap.com $3,800 betvip.com $2,700
baud.com $3,526 neweco.com $2,584
domainnet.com $3,500 icashadvance.com $2,500
litigationloans.com $3,500 iuav.com $2,458
travelfeed.com $3,488 packchem.com $2,295
halloffaith.com $3,450 flexagon.com $2,000
betspot.com $3,399 forsake.com $2,000

 At Go Daddy/Afternic, Fruco.com cornered $8,133. GladstonePartners.com posted $6,507 and Caymana.com carved out $6,500. InclineAviation.com took off with $5,300, ThisIsCLE.com claimed $4,999 and CityMoments.com sold for $4,995

Wonderball.com went for $4,900 while Tomms.com and WhatsThisWorth.com settled on $4,500 apiece. PrecisionCutting.com provided $4,478, Weple.com dispatched $4,250 and Wombles.com buttoned up $4,200.

Go Daddy/Afternic had 69 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
chronofy.com $4,000   listt.com $2,500
dreamstream.com $4,000 owlchat.com $2,500
healthierhair.com $4,000 johnthorntonchevrolet.com $2,499
ionyourhealth.com $4,000 betterdebt.com $2,488
marmosets.com $4,000 avalonstudio.com $2,400
comzu.com $3,999 bigmoneytv.com $2,400
affordabledentalimplant.com $3,688 deworld.com $2,400
coinescrow.com $3,570 dabstore.com $2,389
golfpal.com $3,500 cigarculture.com $2,388
pokermaster.com $3,500 coreassetmanagement.com $2,388
flyandstay.com $3,488 scienceandbeauty.com $2,356
solr.com $3,400 copyrightagent.com $2,310
1directory.com $3,388 foryouforever.com $2,300
camerawars.com $3,350 meridianhomes.com $2,300
drivemusic.com $3,096 gullwingmotors.com $2,275
21co.com $3,000 australianleather.com $2,246
efficientmobile.com $3,000 corecoach.com $2,200
lqqk.com $3,000 hickorywindows.com $2,150
proofdigital.com $3,000 qamanager.com $2,100
mobile-pro.com $2,995 thestyleclub.com $2,088
macaucasinos.com $2,990 wellnesstoolbox.com $2,045
tripmatcher.com $2,850 animallawyer.com $2,025
getclick.com $2,800 impactinvest.com $2,020
cotilleos.com $2,757 bahraincalendar.com $2,000
lastminuteshop.com $2,750 bananasplit.com $2,000
exeq.com $2,732 bigdataworkforce.com $2,000
glasscorp.com $2,650 compressionworks.com $2,000
kidrecords.com $2,600 italdoors.com $2,000
designglobal.com $2,588 limitedwatches.com $2,000
bestpizzainamerica.com $2,500 northhead.com $2,000
cartastic.com $2,500 portalspace.com $2,000
digitaldoors.com $2,500 viaaa.com $2,000
ekuity.com $2,500 willowware.com $2,000
gomls.com $2,500 ws4u.com $2,000
greenprize.com $2,500  

Country Codes

The ccTLDs got 2014 off on the right foot with that blockbuster $58,590 sale of IA.ca we told you about at the top of this report. As it turns out 2-letter domains like that were the story of the week for the country codes with NameJet charting a dozen sales from their recent auction of two-letter .co.uk domains

FO.co.uk took the #2 spot on our first Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart of the New Year after changing hands in the NameJet sale for $9,701. #3 XC.co.uk contributed $8,001 and #4 SE.co.uk added $7,500. Sedo rounded out the first five with Unitel.st at $6,800.

Thanks to all of those two-letter sales, Great Britain's .co.uk easily won the extension race with 14 chart entries. Germany's .de was the only other TLD with more than one chart entry. They scored twice with a pair that included an IDN, #19 Terrassenschiebetüren.de at $2,584. 

 Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 5:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. IA.ca 63,000 CAD = $58,590 ExcellentDomains.ca
2. FO.co.uk $9,701 NameJet
3. XC.co.uk $8,001 NameJet
4. SE.co.uk $7,500 NameJet
5. Unitel.st €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo
6.
tie
IK.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
KE.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
LF.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
LK.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
LT.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
MO.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
QQ.co.uk $5,500 NameJet
6.
tie
RN.co.uk $5,500 NameJet

14. NK.co.uk $5,000 NameJet
15. Travel.fm $3,000 Sedo
16. Advanced-Marketing.de €2,200 = $2,992 Sedo
17. GameCode.co.uk $2,900 NoktaDomains
18. Triangl.co.uk €2,000 = $2,720 Sedo
19. Terrassenschiebetüren.de (IDN) €1,900 = $2,584 Sedo
20. Geo.io $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's $2,448 sale of Taleninstituut.nl. They added $2,380 for Chupetes.es and $2,296 for Arts.cc.

Sedo had 16 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $2,040 to $2,040 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,020 - $2,040
tarifheld.de $2,040   ausbildungsbetriebe.de $1,359
teilbar.de $2,040 citywebcams.de $1,359
tablet24.de $1,768 doerrgeraet.de $1,292
clasificados.com.es $1,632 thisisbrit.co.uk $1,150
mit.co $1,500 cybergateway.de $1,146
vetter.co $1,443 meilleurcredit.eu $1,088
meerwasseraquaristik.de $1,360 hagebuttenpulver.de $1,020
salsa-video.de $1,360 yogablog.de $1,020

NetFleet.com.au rang up three nice Australian ccTLD sales - ByronBayHolidayRentals.com.au ($1,085), FV.com.au ($1,022) and Neon.com.au ($1,022)

At Go Daddy/Afternic Linked.co sold for $1,750 and Follow.co fetched $1,667. Elsewhere, Nokta Domains moved CampingTrailer.co.uk ($1,600), CheapLifeCover.co.uk ($1,260) and ModernBedroomFurniture.co.uk ($1,060) while DomainLore.co.uk sold Purchasing.co.uk for $1,173.  

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)

Like the ccTLDs, the non .com gTLDs had only one five-figure sale, but - again like the ccTLDs, they made it count, getting a $36,000 boost from Go Daddy/Afternic's sale of Uber.org. The #2 spot on the year's first weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart went to Sedo for their $9,999 sale of Zoho.net.

Two more .nets followed - #3 Skyland.net at $7,999 via Go Daddy/Afternic and #4 (tie) Children.net at $7,500 through NameJet. Go Daddy/Afternic also claimed a share of that #4 slot with GoldStandard.org at $7,500

.Net narrowly won the extension race with 10 chart entries, nipping the 9 claimed by .Org. .Infos took the other two slots (the extra chart entry resulted from a tie for the final opening). Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 5:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Uber.org $36,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
2. Zoho.net $9,999 Sedo
3. Skyland.net $7,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
4.
tie
Children.net $7,500 NameJet
4.
tie
GoldStandard.org $7,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. HigherEdCenter.org $7,301 NameJet
7. Loan.info $6,640 NameJet
8. EroticStories.net $5,200 Sedo
9. Timber.net $4,999 Sedo
10. HomeWarranty.net $4,900 NameJet

11. LAPD.org $4,600 NameJet
12.
tie
DNK.net $4,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
12.
tie
Latest.org $4,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Jocuri.org €2,450 = $3,332 Sedo
15. Floor.net $3,155 NameJet
16. TechDirect.net $3,077 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. Improve.org $3,056 NameJet
18. Popular.org $2,700 NameJet
19. Freelancers.info €1,900 = $2,584 Sedo
20.
tie
Decarbonise.org $2,500 Sedo
20.
tie
HelpSomeone.net $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several additional four-figure sales off the chart led by NameJet's sales of SRSKansas.org ($2,400) and Sticker.net ($2,300)

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic Barrister.net and Biohealth.org banked $2,000 apiece, JeffersonState.org generated $1,625 and DesignersCouch.org seated $1,600. Bizlender.net doled out $1,588 while Dystonia.net and Overp.org added $1,500 each.

Copss.org captured $1,277, CleanLife.org lifted $1,223 and Broadway-Tickets.org admitted $1,199. Hydra.org hauled in $1,100, ProtectID.net drew $1,088 and four others - CoinGames.net, JesusLive.org, News7.org and Soms.org - tacked on $1,000 apiece

At Sedo Create.pro produced $2,000, Shkabaj.net nabbed $1,500 and Nida.net delivered $1,175.

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.

 Home  Domain Sales  YTD Sales Charts   Latest News  The Lowdown  Articles  
Legal Matters
  Dear Domey  Letters to Editor  Resources  Classified Ads  Archive  About Us

Hit Counter

 

Latest news of the domain name industry

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2014 DNJournal.com - an Internet Edge, Inc. company. 
No material may be copied from this site without expressed written consent.