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A Half Dozen 6-Figure Sales (Five of Them Chinese ccTLDs) Lead Another Big Week for the Domain Market

You have to love the fast start the domain market has gotten off to in 2014. In yet another big week, a half dozen six-figure sales were reported with five of those coming from deals that continue to close from the recent .CN Registry auction staged by eName.com. Our friend George Hong from Guta.com has helped us track those auction sales to make sure each one we report has successfully closed.

George tells us there has been a major run on ultra-short two and three-letter domains among Chinese businesses that want shorter forms of their current web address. This week's leader of the pack -  LB.cn at 1,100,000 CNY ($176,000) - is a perfect example of that.  The name was bought by the Jinshan Network who created the LieBao (cheetah) web browser. That is a fairly short domain as it is but LB.cn gives them an even more compact address (another prominent example is JingDong.com, a top 25 site in China who recently rebranded themselves as JD.com).

By Ron Jackson

Two of the other four big CCNIC/eName auctions sales completed this week were also two-letter domains - ME.cn at $147,200 and AI.cn at $130,560. The remaining pair went for even more  with #2 One.cn selling for $160,640 and #3 Shop.cn bagging $160,320. Sandwiched in between all of those Chinese ccTLD sales was a big sale at NameJet where #4 LIU.com changed hands for $155,688.

Continuing the short acronym trend were two other three-letter.coms - #7 BAK.com at $50,100 via NameJet and #14 BTB.com at $38,350 through Sedo. Three other .coms on the leader board have just four letters. The .coms went on to sweep 14 of the 20 entries overall. The other six spots all went to ccTLDs with #19 Sandwich.co ($18,000 at Sedo) joining the five Chinese ccTLDs on the elite list. That left the non .com gTLDs out in the cold.

Two other venues joined eName, NameJet and Sedo on the Big Board. Go Daddy/Afternic hit the Daily Double with #13 Spokes.com at $40,000 and #18 RateWorld.com at $20,000. Michael Berkens's  MostWantedDomains.com also scored with #16 LoveYourJob.com at $22,500.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 2:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 2, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 5, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LB.cn 1,100,000 CNY = $176,000 eName/.CN Registry Auction
2. One.cn 1,004,000 CNY = $160,640 eName/.CN Registry Auction
3. Shop.cn 1,002,000 CNY = $160,320 eName/.CN Registry Auction
4. LIU.com $155,688 NameJet
5. ME.cn 920,000 CNY = $147,200 eName/.CN Registry Auction
6. AI.cn 816,000 CNY = $130,560 eName/.CN Registry Auction
7. BAK.com $50,100 NameJet
8.
tie
Daum.com $50,000 NameJet
8.
tie
Jean.com $50,000 NameJet
8.
tie
Zhao.com $50,000 NameJet

Domain Escrow

11. Liang.com $45,000 NameJet
12. Juggs.com $41,600 NameJet
13. Spokes.com $40,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. BTB.com $38,350 Sedo
15. Authorization.com $35,100 NameJet
16. LoveYourJob.com $22,500 MostWanted Domains
17. RottenCredit.com $22,000 Sedo
18. RateWorld.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. Sandwich.co $18,000 Sedo
20. Haobo.com $16,703 NameJet

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 17 more five-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Pling.us for $16,300 and Bau24.de for $16,200. They also sold WebcamBusiness.com ($14,250), Singular.net ($13,400), CustomsBroker.com ($10,500) and Terminus.com ($10,099).

ExcellentDomains.ca got $15,764 for Amazing.ca on behalf of seller Fernand Camire and added another $10,355 for IXL.ca, a domain from ExcellentDomains.ca owner Ilze Kaulins's own portfolio.

Go Daddy/Afternic picked up $15,000 apiece for TradeBlock.com and TradeCoin.com, plus $10,000 each for LockIn.com and Redde.com.

NameJet booked another $14,257 for WoodShop.com, $13,900 for Paye.com and $13,000 for FireSafety.com. Also, MyAuction.com kicked in $11,000 and CreditCheckOnline.com ladled out $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with GSV.com at $9,700. 1939.com notched $8,703 and DiscountHosting.com clicked for $8,200. Ching.com chalked up $8,112, SXU.com yielded $8,000 and GoingOn.com went for $7,800

SimpleDress.com drew $7,500, FashionForLess.com landed $7,211 and SmartPoint.com posted $6,804. Tianrong.com returned $6,766, SEOService.com secured $6,100 and JohnSmith.com commanded $5,634

NameJet had 49 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,600 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet.com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,600
bedworld.com $5,600   paysagiste.com $2,822
yafei.com $5,200 golfy.com $2,800
5393.com $5,106 spyman.com $2,755
caretree.com $5,106 steering.com $2,701
hornsby.com $5,102 coinshield.com $2,602
icup.com $5,099 desirous.com $2,600
swagga.com $5,099 pfloans.com $2,400
hyco.com $5,000 digitalestate.com $2,350
mycupid.com $5,000 laijin.com $2,327
alissa.com $4,988 captron.com $2,310
huiai.com $4,944 wirestore.com $2,309
shifty.com $4,650 nyapartment.com $2,300
paodao.com $4,501 voipcloud.com $2,300
wainwright.com $4,500 videogaming247.com $2,299
richdating.com $4,400 lynnfield.com $2,215
4975.com $3,700 mantovani.com $2,212
selectfoods.com $3,600 escaleras.com $2,200
koen.com $3,402 unitedearth.com $2,116
tileflooring.com $3,333 telephoneconferencing.com $2,100
resignation.com $3,301 easymart.com $2,089
chaogupiao.com $3,200 onea.com $2,050
gotdirt.com $3,103 statinja.com $2,011
ceon.com $3,055 servercity.com $2,010
nicoles.com $3,017 tsui.com $2,005
inches.com $2,900  

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic VinylBanner.com brought $9,000, FinestResorts.com attracted $8,500 and three others - BannerSigns.com, NationalLotteries.com and Virtex.com - closed at $8,000 each

TritonWater.com soaked up $7,000, LoveBud.com located $6,700 and Periloux.com provided $6,250. BasketKase.com corralled $6,000, SafetyWise.com locked in $5,988 and four others - AppGenius.com, Jovia.com, JZN.com and TheLifeYouWant.com - captured $5,000 apiece

Go Daddy/Afternic had 108 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
7shadesofblue.com $4,999   mitchellwilliams.com $2,755
dealscore.com $4,999 maddyrose.com $2,750
embracehealth.com $4,999 pourri.com $2,750
teslarentacar.com $4,999 fashion220.com $2,700
nexton.com $4,990 fortworthsports.com $2,640
fastcashoffers.com $4,900 callmeishmael.com $2,588
gtanetwork.com $4,750 ezimaging.com $2,588
tacares.com $4,750 movetolondon.com $2,588
specialpay.com $4,700 unitedhostels.com $2,588
dialektis.com $4,600 caymanhealth.com $2,570
ameo.com $4,500 bestdirect.com $2,550
ratemyagent.com $4,250 absoluteair.com $2,500
beeloved.com $4,000 alwaysfootball.com $2,500
cyclingposters.com $4,000 asset-max.com $2,500
encenicline.com $4,000 awebr.com $2,500
horizonnorth.com $4,000 bedjet.com $2,500
sciohealth.com $4,000 brandblending.com $2,500
shatte.com $4,000 chrisreid.com $2,500
sonicpark.com $4,000 feedomatic.com $2,500
gamedaygoodies.com $3,999 flooringsuperstore.com $2,500
johnsisson.com $3,999 jobhop.com $2,500
simple365.com $3,975 standardpetroleum.com $2,500
easyimaging.com $3,888 theassetmax.com $2,500
taxstamps.com $3,800 thehandybox.com $2,500
primestandard.com $3,788 usvapes.com $2,500
fantasypicks.com $3,750 victorsecret.com $2,500
maxcoin.com $3,695 wolfcompany.com $2,471
rbusa.com $3,688 4962.com $2,402
smallbizfunding.com $3,688 solarcollective.com $2,400
findyourtalent.com $3,588 imperfectperfection.com $2,395
bayrock.com $3,500 charlottebiz.com $2,388
dispensaryinsurance.com $3,500 finaldestinations.com $2,388
drpaint.com $3,500 beardlife.com $2,373
kinetichealthcare.com $3,500 technewsreview.com $2,276
officeinabox.com $3,500 5924.com $2,252
daretogive.com $3,450 bridgewood.com $2,222
keepyourpromises.com $3,388 egyptcar.com $2,200
iconstyle.com $3,288 projectic.com $2,195
streamvideoonline.com $3,288 doplanet.com $2,143
lilyskitchen.com $3,283 greatreturn.com $2,029
kineticgroup.com $3,200 miamiforeclosures.com $2,024
sportslane.com $3,200 diaperbabies.com $2,000
artgallerydirect.com $3,096 earball.com $2,000
angellady.com $3,000 federalstudentloanrepayment.com $2,000
blackinbusiness.com $3,000 gatorprints.com $2,000
investmentintelligence.com $3,000 homefrontsoftware.com $2,000
iwatchads.com $3,000 ilongterm.com $2,000
lovek.com $3,000 jobgain.com $2,000
mothermag.com $2,999 lifeyouwant.com $2,000
dahra.com $2,988 livelifefree.com $2,000
thedistro.com $2,988 onlymed.com $2,000
stabgames.com $2,900 riselearning.com $2,000
wammo.com $2,900 sabiah.com $2,000
dealglobe.com $2,768 stonemountainpictures.com $2,000

At Sedo 9Air.com inhaled $8,775, SkyTerminal.com deplaned $8,000 and PornoStar.com uncovered $7,547. SnapSale.com deposited $6,410 while NurtureMe.com and OnboardCourier.com delivered $6,075 each

Three others - Mastered.com, PropertyClaims.com and Trafficash.com - added $6,000 apiece. Bimby.com booked $5,500 and four others - JavaDocs.com, MTSGlobe.com, NaturalEssentials.com and PrepaidMobile.com - produced $5,000 each.

Sedo had 39 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,725 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo.com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,725
livemarkets.com $4,725   leafcutter.com $2,700
sitewiki.com $4,500 racil.com $2,700
w-life.com $4,500 cbdfarm.com $2,595
consiva.com $4,400 buya3dprinter.com $2,580
pswn.com $4,000 the830group.com $2,500
mycronic.com $3,500 younick.com $2,500
willmartin.com $3,500 mt6.com $2,499
info-polen.com $3,375 mujermagazine.com $2,430
xabialonso.com $3,375 edengarden.com $2,300
shadowkings.com $3,277 boxfuse.com $2,250
ceramicbakeware.com $3,115 skinhd.com $2,250
moccasin.com $3,077 kinderschmuck.com $2,160
bitcoincalculators.com $3,000 winningjob.com $2,095
soniccars.com $3,000 4gz.com $2,000
systems4you.com $3,000 cloudprotector.com $2,000
t-tracker.com $3,000 extendedstays.com $2,000
sushilovers.com $2,999 flowzen.com $2,000
thinkboat.com $2,895 photomatic.com $2,000
casinopromocodes.com $2,812 rajabola.com $2,000
uam-group.com $2,749  

Elsewhere, DNRock.com sold INZ.com for $7,200.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs just had what was probably their best week ever (in terms of reported sales) with five six-figure sales and another five in five figures. Those ten names, led by the five Chinese ccTLD domains we talked about at the top of this report, fill the upper half of our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. All ten were listed in the all extension section above, so the highest sales from this category that you haven't seen yet are a pair of .co domains that just missed the five-figure mark, going for $9,999 each at Go Daddy/Afternic. Those were Picnic.co and Random.co.

Sedo had the most chart entries with ten, led by three on the top half of the elite list and followed by seven others including #13 Loftadders.co.uk  at $8,721

With those five blockbusters at the top of the chart China's .cn led the extension race with six names on the leader board. Colombia's .co followed with three while Canada's .ca, Great Britain's .co.uk and Tuvalu's .tv each had two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 2:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 27 2014 - Sun. Feb. 2, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 5, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. LB.cn 1,100,000 CNY = $176,000 eName/.CN Registry Auction
2. One.cn 1,004,000 CNY = $160,640 eName/.CN Registry Auction
3. Shop.cn 1,002,000 CNY = $160,320 eName/.CN Registry Auction
4. ME.cn 920,000 CNY = $147,200 eName/.CN Registry Auction
5. AI.cn 816,000 CNY = $130,560 eName/.CN Registry Auction
6. Sandwich.co $18,000 Sedo
7. Pling.us £10,000 = $16,300 Sedo
8. Bau24.de €12,000 = $16,200 Sedo
9. Amazing.ca CAD 17,515 = $15,764 ExcellentDomains.ca
10. IXL.ca $10,355 ExcellentDomains.ca

11.
tie
Picnic.co $9,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
11.
tie
Random.co $9,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
13. LoftLadders.co.uk £5,350 = $8,721 Sedo
14. Markenschutz.ch €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
15. 360.tv $6,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Makers.com.cn $5,000 Sedo
16.
tie
OneDrive.com.au $5,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Word.tv $5,000 Pvt Sale
19. Blender.co.uk $4,999 Sedo
20. WWW.ht $4,600 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Rick Levin's $4,500 sale of Bridge.us at DomainNameSales.com.  

Sedo collected $4,400 for Treated.co.uk and $4,050 each for NewCom.eu and WellWater.de. 404.cn fetched $3,812 while Kapacitet.se and UNE.ch sold for $3,375 apiece.

Sedo had 40 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,013 to $3,260 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,013 - $3,260
passedaway.co.uk $3,260   bva-auctions.be $1,459
amber.nl $3,171 crowdfund.tv $1,350
gasket.io $2,978 dormir.ch $1,350
attack.pl $2,970 fliesenkonfigurator.de $1,350
geldgewinnen.de $2,700 gebäudeservice.de $1,350
mundpropaganda.at $2,700 ghostwriting.at $1,350
haveyoursay.co.uk $2,445 lovelypearls.co.uk $1,350
nurse.co.uk $2,119 mcj.fr $1,350
klimafreundlich.ch $2,025 pointer.de $1,337
kidsfurniture.co.za $2,000 conferencecalls.co.za $1,300
ksbase.cn $2,000 cbdworld.de $1,250
primetimemedia.de $1,958 duschwanne.at $1,215
diamantpaste.de $1,890 duri.co $1,200
pourquoi.fr $1,890 slg.co.za $1,200
certificar.com.ar $1,755 domainzoo.de $1,148
conferenceapp.co.uk $1,630 happydeal.ch $1,148
arbeitsrechtsberatung.de $1,620 edelmetallforum.de $1,049
biolife.ch $1,620 eyephone.nl $1,013
online-verdienen.de $1,620 hanfblüten.de $1,013
senioren-wg.de $1,620 videopornoitaliani.it $1,013

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic Room.co captured $3,750, Tomorrow.am tallied $3,000 and Whisky.us downed $2,750. Thai.co corralled $2,200, ENS.co dispensed $1,580 and two others - Settled.co and Sirius.us - added $1,000 each

At DomainLore.co.uk Queens.co.uk contributed $3,749 and FootballBetting.org.uk booked $1,304. Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold Peach.com.au ($2,354) and FirstAidTraining.com.au ($1,516). Converged.co.za changed hands for $1,080 in a private sale and DNRock.com sold MobileScratchCards.co.uk through Sedo for $1,045

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 gTLDs had to be looking at the .coms and ccTLDs with some envy this week as those categories had blowout performances. The non .com gTLDs were limited to a single five-figure sale - Singular.net at $13,400 via Sedo, giving that name the top spot on our latest Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart

The .nets swept the first three spots with #2 Classified.net collecting $7,800 through NameJet and #3 Arm.net nabbing $5,535 at Sedo. Rounding out the first five are #4 Labels.info ($5,500 at Sedo) and a pair of $5,000 sales that tied for #5 - APR.net (sold at NameJet) and Grafeno.org (sold through Sedo).

The .nets easily won the extension race, piling up 12 chart entries. .Org was next with six and .info had two. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 2:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 2, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 5, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Singular.net $13,400 Sedo
2. Classified.net $7,800 NameJet
3. Arm.net €4,100 = $5,535 Sedo
4. Labels.info $5,500 Sedo
5.
tie
APR.net $5,000 NameJet
5.
tie
Grafeno.org $5,000 Sedo
7. Breeders.org $4,500 Sedo
8. DisabilityResource.org $3,600 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Sera.net $3,488 Go Daddy/Afternic
10. 41991.net $3,216 NameJet

11. Beginner.org $3,200 Flippa
12. Watson.net $3,000 Sedo
13. CareerCo.net $2,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Sieve.net $2,730 Go Daddy/Afternic
15.
tie
LadyBlog.net $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
15.
tie
Shareworks.net $2,500 Sedo
15.
tie
StartPage.info $2,500 Sedo
18. RewardsCreditCards.org $2,499 Sedo
19. Heron.org $2,488 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. MoroccoToday.net $2,439 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 NameJet's $2,400 sale of Sustenergy.org. They also moved 8F.net ($2,223), WATechCenter.org ($2,110), 657.net ($2,099) and NOC.org ($2,060).

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic, DrLuke.net dispensed $2,300, FootAndAnkle.net kicked in $2,188 and two others - BeautyStore.net and InLA.org - added $2,000 each. Pakket.net and TheService.net drew $1,888 apiece and Ghape.org grossed $1,725.

BancoEstadous.net deposited $1,626, Cinfotech.net tacked on $1,584 and PixelTown.net posted $1,488. MindSpa.org spawned $1,477, Scott.biz scared up $1,475 and LCMD.net dusted off $1,316. ThePublic.org generated $1,188 and two others - Cobie.org and Quatro-Project.org - provided $1,000 each

Sedo's hit list included Colorama.net ($1,500), AlHadath.net ($1,400) and Edelstenen.net ($1,350). FlightStatus.net added $1,250, Abierto.net drew $1,148 and Foret.info found $1,080

Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold Wonderful.net for $1,552

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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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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