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The High End of the Domain Market Took a Breather This Week But Two Older 7-Figure Sales Came to Light

After producing a long string of six-figure sales in recent weeks the high end of the domain market finally took a breather this week with no sales reported at that lofty level. That left the door open for Go Daddy/Afternic to claim the top spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with their $25,000 sale of GoodNeighbors.com. Go Daddy/Afternic went on to pile up 10 of the 20 chart entries, including the biggest non .com gTLD sale - #4 (tie) Diamonds.info at $20,000.

Sedo also had a big week, claiming eight places on the elite list with a roster led by #2 OCG.com at €16,500 ($22,770) and #4 (tie) 1FirstBank.com at $20,000.

Drop.com.au filled the #3 slot with the week's biggest ccTLD sale, Appliances.com.au at $20,454. AlanAdlari.com also earned chart honors by selling #4 (tie) Reklam.net for $20,000. No other non .com gTLDs reached the Top 20, but the ccTLDs did put two more names on the Big Board (both sold at Sedo): #16 PrimeTime.de at $11,167 and #18 (tie) Lock.co at $10,000. The .coms vacuumed up everything else, ending up with 15 chart entries overall.

By Ron Jackson

While it was quiet at the high end this week, two older blockbuster sales came to light for the first time. The exact prices paid for those could not be pinned down tightly enough for us to chart them, but  they provide further examples of the many big sales that are done off the radar

The largest of those appears to be the sale of JD.com to a Chinese e-commerce giant (commonly known as JingDong), which George Kirikos uncovered while poring through the new owner's SEC filing. Kirikos found a line item at the end of 2012 that showed the company had spent more that $5.2 million on domains that year. JD.com wasn't the only domain they bought but it was easily the most valuable. That led to speculation that JD.com may have represented as much as $5 million of the total spent.

The second seven-figure sale that came to light was brought to our attention by George Hong of Guta.com who let us know about a Chinese report from a reliable source who said that VIP.com sold for $2 million last year. Hong said, "VIPShop.com bought VIP.com and rebranded itself with that name a few months back. The exact sale price was revealed in a recent Weibo.com post from respected blogger 龚文祥, who has over 200,000 followers."  The blogger cited employees at VIP.com as his source for the $2 million price and while we believe the report is accurate, we can't chart it without better documentation. Thanks to both George Hong and George Kirikos for digging out these reports and passing them along so we could share them with you.

Now back to our regular programming! Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 16:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 16, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 19, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GoodNeighbors.com $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
2. OCG.com €16,500 = $22,770 Sedo
3. Appliances.com.au $20,454 Drop.com.au
4.
tie
1FirstBank.com $20,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Diamonds.info $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
4.
tie
Reklam.net $20,000 AlanAdlari
7. 7Sins.com $19,700 Sedo
8. BangladeshOnline.com $18,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. 45Degrees.com $17,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
10. NonstopFlights.com $16,629 Go Daddy/Afternic

Domain Escrow

11. TheMattressStore.com $16,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. LocalContent.com $15,088 Go Daddy/Afternic
13. Appid.com $13,999 Sedo
14. EasyMarkets.com $12,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. PorkRinds.com $11,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. PrimeTime.de €8,092 = $11,167 Sedo
17. 7-TV.com €7,500 = $10,350 Sedo
18.
tie
EasyMortgages.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Lock.co $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
NetLotto.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with JNBank.com at $9,999. SK-Energy.com generated $8,800, Mintai.com made $8,500 and CheveuxBeaute.com banked $8,280. ForTheLoveOfCheese.com and DigitalDeath.com each dealt $8,000 blows. Nokas.com notched $7,980, MyNM.com kicked in $7,900 and AppIdea.com clicked for $6,900. YoFam.com fetched $6,748 and CreditAssist.com contributed $6,000

Sedo had 56 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
africandreams.com $5,999   worldofmakeup.com $3,000
exchange24.com $5,519 tagrr.com $2,988
rachat-or.com $5,479 soselect.com $2,895
tapsmart.com $5,382 onegiftcard.com $2,795
respectjamaica.com $5,300 silgas.com $2,759
seventv.com $5,175 accidentsolicitors.com $2,714
dronetoys.com $5,000 dogly.com $2,700
motrix.com $5,000 readygrill.com $2,695
snypr.com $5,000 mackechnie.com $2,665
trademanager.com $4,830 looktea.com $2,595
myporno.com $4,500 wonderlandcasino.com $2,595
naturalium.com $4,500 danishpastry.com $2,550
outspoken.com $4,500 247nameserver.com $2,500
vidsy.com $4,500 thead.com $2,500
miads.com $4,140 toryblog.com $2,495
towelie.com $4,139 butanehashoil.com $2,295
vadon.com $4,100 saycommunications.com $2,295
brood.com $4,077 trugaming.com $2,295
bcdgroup.com $4,000 cinemaseats.com $2,188
bondagewebcams.com $4,000 rtec.com $2,149
missionwellness.com $4,000 eventcrm.com $2,100
thinkflow.com $4,000 geeksheep.com $2,095
lifecoins.com $3,650 computercase.com $2,077
nicolasmaduro.com $3,450 severedepression.com $2,077
entio.com $3,250 ufosightings.com $2,077
agenday.com $3,150 aaapoker.com $2,000
open-erp.com $3,000 pesla.com $2,000
pulpstation.com $3,000 twentyfour-seven.com $2,000

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic CheapBroadway.com brought $8,900 while CapitalCredit.com and HardDriveRepair.com rang up $8,000 each. AegisInsurance.com covered $7,500, Gosstroy.com gained $7,000 and NiagraUSA.com yielded $5,485

Three others - 7379.com, EagleInc.com and Orli.com - lanced $5,000 apiece while PremierMatch.com and SipAndSizzle.com sold for $4,999 each. Go Daddy/Afternic had 107 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,800
ce21.com $4,800   capacityservices.com $2,688
TATASOLAR.com $4,750 gridsquad.com $2,688
agilewise.com $4,500 inker.com $2,650
revelmedia.com $4,500 RelatedWebsites.com $2,640
taggler.com $4,500 ARTherapy.com $2,600
cord-blood.com $4,388 Creative-Works.com $2,588
fxgate.com $4,300 denvercounseling.com $2,588
startingpoints.com $4,295 excessit.com $2,588
macrx.com $4,188 deertrax.com $2,500
diytax.com $4,088 exqu.com $2,500
conversis.com $4,000 gamestocks.com $2,500
grabyourdream.com $4,000 getinvest.com $2,500
motortimes.com $4,000 indianachevy.com $2,500
netleaseproperties.com $4,000 lingoland.com $2,500
pplife.com $4,000 pokerpassport.com $2,500
spacewars.com $4,000 sellersedge.com $2,500
tutormarket.com $4,000 sfshipyard.com $2,500
vfinity.com $4,000 texasbankruptcy.com $2,500
investorz.com $3,988 therapeas.com $2,500
brandwiki.com $3,888 tuneage.com $2,500
blulagoon.com $3,829 BlogZing.com $2,499
endetail.com $3,819 fingerprintpayment.com $2,495
achievethedream.com $3,688 flipdaddy.com $2,495
medkits.com $3,688 divaldi.com $2,450
realfoundation.com $3,688 MSBLEGAL.com $2,400
powerfishing.com $3,588 propertiesinmotion.com $2,400
ServiceWebsites.com $3,545 utahsurgical.com $2,400
estateguru.com $3,500 medicaledge.com $2,395
healthyhomecompany.com $3,500 schnabeltier.com $2,388
IrishApps.com $3,500 tileelements.com $2,388
seamlessflooring.com $3,500 medkinect.com $2,350
MachineryAppraisals.com $3,495 asken.com $2,300
staffdiscount.com $3,488 customclubfitting.com $2,225
wisdomgarden.com $3,400 attorneyintexas.com $2,200
thinkmarket.com $3,388 referralbook.com $2,200
budgetbroadband.com $3,288 dialanywhere.com $2,188
changecommunication.com $3,288 ombudsperson.com $2,177
drinkfit.com $3,250 saltysweet.com $2,077
onesandzeros.com $3,200 2016themovie.com $2,036
nanoexpressnews.com $3,051 BelHotel.com $2,000
bestvaporizer.com $3,050 bfpz.com $2,000
outdoorvoices.com $3,050 churchball.com $2,000
ardholdings.com $3,000 dotcomwebdesign.com $2,000
blowingrockfurniture.com $3,000 freebucks.com $2,000
canadianexpress.com $3,000 globalsure.com $2,000
MerchantGuard.com $3,000 hempclothes.com $2,000
purecomedy.com $3,000 hempfarms.com $2,000
resultsnutrition.com $3,000 hopnet.com $2,000
runningworldwide.com $3,000 mobstore.com $2,000
worldwidedog.com $3,000 niam.com $2,000
nationalpestcontrol.com $2,999 rockrewards.com $2,000
xhail.com $2,888 royalauto.com $2,000
apartmentready.com $2,800 tradekings.com $2,000
employeereferralprogram.com $2,726  

Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold FlappyBirds.com for $6,760, AlanAdlari.com moved Ucakbilet.com for $6,000 and Taksijet.com for $2,500 and GenericDomainMarket.com sold MobileAppsCompany.com through Sedo for $3,499

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the three five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above with Appliances.com.au setting the pace at $20,454. The biggest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Ja.ma, a domain that Sedo sold for $9,188. Butter.co.uk rounded out the first five with a $9,018 sale at DomainLore.co.uk.

Sedo rang up 7 of the next 8 biggest sales and wound up sweeping 16 of 20 chart entries overall. Go Daddy/Afternic had one of the top ten sales that Sedo missed, banking $5,000 for #10 Awake.us.  

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven charted sales. Colombia's .co was next with three and Great Britain's .co.uk had two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 16:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 16, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 19, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Appliances.com.au $20,454 Drop.com.au
2. PrimeTime.de €8,092 = $11,167 Sedo
3. Lock.co $10,000 Sedo
4. Ja.ma $9,188 Sedo
5. Butter.co.uk £5,400 = $9,018 DomainLore.co.uk
6. Kijk.nu €5,950 = $8,211 Sedo
7. Briefkastenlage.de €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
8. GRA.co €4,900 = $6,762 Sedo
9. Querformat.de €3,800 = $5,244 Sedo
10.
tie
Awake.us $5,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
10.
tie
C.ly $5,000 Sedo

12. MedCampus.de €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
13. SFP.ch €3,200 = $4,416 Sedo
14. Prince.co.uk £2,300 = $3,841 DomainLore.co.uk
15. Lyrics.pk $3,799 Sedo
16.
tie
Entdecke.de €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
16.
tie
Handwerkerwelt.de €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
16.
tie
Natural-Gas.de €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
19. Acouphene.fr €2,300 = $3,174 Sedo
20. Lineup.co $2,999 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Bushcraft.de ($2,760), GBD.eu ($2,759) and DDD.cc ($2,756)

Sedo had 35 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,505 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,505
yellowjersey.co.uk $2,505   kyani.nl $1,587
lojas.pt $2,484 xvideos.com.pl $1,500
instar.fr $2,483 akkutausch.de $1,478
gjeldsfri.no $2,450 deinshirt.de $1,380
foreverliving.de $2,070 lgg.de $1,380
spielemarkt.de $2,056 energywatch.eu $1,377
casino777.at $2,000 online-casinos.ch $1,377
chs.cn $2,000 produkttests.de $1,366
stertil.cn $1,999 jogging-online.de $1,354
stoba.cn $1,999 gastronomie-profi.de $1,311
fender.mx $1,800 collect.tv $1,200
1.vu $1,700 aszendent.de $1,104
theapp.co.uk $1,662 aeo.pl $1,027
mail.vc $1,656 donnecercauomo.it $1,000
moeglich.de $1,655 kujo.co $1,000
unitedprint.pt $1,655 omega-3.cn.cn $1,000
bookit.gr $1,642 taboola.fr $1,000
grafischer-notdienst.de $1,642    

Elsewhere Go Daddy/Afternic moved Boat.me ($2,500), Bally.it ($2,399), Vert.co ($1,800), HelpDesk.us ($1,750) and Weba.us ($1,000) while Flippa.com sold Fit.io ($1,950) and Save.co.nz ($1,050) and DomainLore.co.uk unloaded Shortlet.co.uk ($1,196).  

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)

We have a tie at the top of our latest weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart. Diamonds.info and Reklam.net changed hands for $20,000. each. Go Daddy/Afternic handled the Diamonds.info sale while the Reklam.net sale went through AlanAdlari.com (who had two more top ten sales including #4 Yemet.net at $9,200)

Sedo rounded out the first five with #3 LIF.org at $9,888 and #5 (tie) Collateral.org at $8,500. Go Daddy/Afternic shared that #5 slot with their $8,500 sale of Cubicles.net

This week's chart also includes a sprinkling of new gTLDs with #8 Tire.guru ($5,250), #18 Street.photography ($2,840) and #20 Finde.singles ($2,760). Old hand .net easily won the extension race though, piling up 11 chart entries.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 16:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 10, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 16 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 19, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
Diamonds.info $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
1.
tie
Reklam.net $20,000 AlanAdlari
3. LIF.org $9,888 Sedo
4. Yemek.net $9,200 AlanAdlari
5.
tie
Collateral.org $8,500 Sedo
5.
tie
Cubicles.net $8,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. HCE.net $7,888 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. Tire.guru $5,250 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Dream.pro $5,000 Pvt Sale
10. Anket.net $4,000 AlanAdlari

11. Spore.net $3,488 Go Daddy/Afternic
12.
tie
Crecer.net $3,388 Go Daddy/Afternic
12.
tie
IDidIt.org $3,388 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Kredit-ohne-schufa.net €2,230 = $3,077 Sedo
15. HardDriveRecovery.net $3,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. Orrageez.net $2,995 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. CBOS.net $2,988 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Street.photography $2,840 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. BabyNames.info $2,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. Finde.singles €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a few dozen additional four-figure sales off the chart with Go Daddy/Afternic landing the majority of those with a roster than included HealthCoach.net at $2,500.  

Go Daddy/Afternic had 20 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,100 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,100
housemusic.org $2,100   newyorkcity.guru $1,325
propertyfinder.net $2,000 whitelion.net $1,288
newshealth.net $1,990 whatspossible.org $1,200
oregon.bike $1,982 metadata.guru $1,035
ecoserv.net $1,700 humanitas-international.org $1,025
energyiq.org $1,596 mp3bible.org $1,025
vdi.guru $1,525 queens.guru $1,025
clutterersanonymous.org $1,500 inventory.guru $1,003
xbb.net $1,500 bitpay.info $1,000
medicalreview.org $1,400 collectorsfirearms.net $1,000

Sedo answered with Myuni.org at $2,500, FQ.biz at $2,400 and GetBack.net at $2,200. GAGroup.net notched $1,900, Simulation.net drew $1,500 and RedDiamond.net returned $1,449. Recruitment-Software.org went for $1,200, SFO.info found $1,188 and two others - Boatshed.info and Democrates.org 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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