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100.com Changes Hands for $950,000 in the Highest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

Last week I was talking about the high end of the market taking a breather as the highest reported sale was just $25,000. Well, break time is over. We have learned that 100.com has changed hands for $950,000 in the biggest domain sale reported so far this year

100.com was purchased by a public company, YY Inc. (traded on the NASDAQ), who has launched a Chinese language online education site on the domain.  YY Chairman Mr. Jun Lei (who some have called the Steve Jobs of China) announced the purchase in a news conference today. Our friend, George Hong of Guta.com, who is fluent in Chinese, saw the announcement and relayed the information to us. Mr. Lei, who is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of another red hot Chinese company, Xiamoi, said YY plans to spend 1 billion CNY ($163 million) building out 100.com over the next 2-3 years.

By Ron Jackson

George Hong also uncovered the week's second biggest sale, 0060.com at the equivalent of $120,848, with another Chinese educational company, 360 Education Group, making the purchase in another private transaction that company Chairman Luo Cheng announced on Weibo.com. Why so much for those numbers? 60 is the international telephone code for Malaysia so when people from around the world dial a Malaysian number they always start with 0060. The 360 Group said they plan to build an educational portal for Chinese students who want to study overseas in Malaysia.

The rest on the first five on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart featured two more .coms - #3 WebMeeting.com, sold for $40,000 in a private transaction, and #5 Copella.com at $20,000 via Sedo. Sandwiched in between those two was the week's biggest country code sale - #4 Dental.ca at $22,600. DomainNames.ca used Sedo's platform to move that Canadian ccTLD. Sedo put one more country code domain on the Big Board, #13 Apuestas.cl ("bets" in Spanish) at $10,275. 

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry - #18 ILN.org at $9,800 through Go Daddy/Afternic. Everything else (17 of the 20 charted domains overall) went to .coms. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 23:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 23, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 26 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 100.com $950,000 Pvt Sale
2. 0060.com CNY 741,400 = $120,848 Pvt Sale
3. WebMeeting.com $40,000 Pvt Sale
4. Dental.ca $22,600 Sedo/
DomainNames.ca
5.
tie
Copella.com $20,000 Sedo
5.
tie
ProjectBook.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. VitaminBox.com $14,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. CommonCoreStandards.com $13,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. ArtOfIndia.com $13,000 Sedo
10. Manganese.com $12,050 SnapNames

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11. Happy-Family.com $11,880 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. AssistCard.com $11,500 Sedo
13. Apuestas.cl
("bets" in Spanish)
€7,500 = $10,275 Sedo
14.
tie
HomeStudio.com $10,000 Sedo
14.
tie
ImmigrationHub.com $10,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
14.
tie
Wejo.com $10,000 Sedo
17. Cribber.com $9,999 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. ILN.org $9,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. Casiola.com $9,450 Sedo
20. RealFly.com €6,580 = $9,015 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with a trio of domains - AZS.com, OneHotel.com and TMSoftware.com - that changed hands for $9,000 each. Econimo.com added $7,535, YouAnimate.com corralled $7,500 and Bondr.com brought $7,200.

DefenseMobile.com drew $5,800 while Saunier-Duval.com and Zapne.com kicked in $5,343 apiece. VegasWeddings.com attracted another $5,200

Sedo had 46 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
inspiringpeople.com $5,000   roadflirt.com $2,595
screwsandbolts.com $5,000 ikyp.com $2,503
thepainwhisperer.com $5,000 smartcups.com $2,501
makeitwork.com $4,890 monsterquiz.com $2,500
nordicprint.com $4,794 abclocal.com $2,499
cloudpop.com $4,790 smartdigitalsignage.com $2,495
aecorp.com $4,750 ktba.com $2,466
fortica.com $4,109 connecteddigital.com $2,395
magstand.com $4,000 insurancehope.com $2,395
leadsplace.com $3,800 masterkitchen.com $2,377
ysu.com $3,520 analshows.com $2,295
100pre.com $3,500 expoutlet.com $2,295
xb24.com $3,500 thetig.com $2,295
musicsupervision.com $3,425 hiendgear.com $2,195
pickaloan.com $3,200 skilljar.com $2,195
walletcase.com $3,151 theseasonal.com $2,195
newyorkroofing.com $3,000 shbj.com $2,118
superloop.com $3,000 cyclescotland.com $2,095
plasticweldingmachine.com $2,895 camer.com $2,055
fastter.com $2,740 9way.com $2,000
neugier.com $2,740 designchina.com $2,000
edume.com $2,739 lopticien.com $2,000
powermanagementgroup.com $2,595 project2020.com $2,000

Back at Go Daddy/Afternic 6887.com commanded $8,100 while ArtSolutions.com and Bondora.com banked $7,500 each. ClarkEdu.com clicked for $7,135, Printeer.com produced $7,000 and CosmicWorld.com went for $6,388.

SecurityEducation.com locked down $6,088, Learnest.com landed $5,625 and RSVPEvents.com closed at $5,288. Go Daddy/Afternic had 90 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
bitclix.com $5,000   myredemption.com $3,000
constructively.com $5,000 textgold.com $2,999
geossl.com $5,000 familycosmeticdentist.com $2,949
peanutsmovie.com $5,000 localpride.com $2,888
urbansites.com $5,000 duo-care.com $2,800
thereconciliationproject.com $4,999 ljsw.com $2,800
livingood.com $4,800 yesilkahve.com $2,795
clubbook.com $4,500 comparemedicare.com $2,700
homeforever.com $4,500 truffleworld.com $2,700
hotelsbay.com $4,500 multiplo.com $2,688
studio73.com $4,500 thedropbox.com $2,650
vanguardproperties.com $4,500 seeclickship.com $2,599
victorysquare.com $4,500 missionofchrist.com $2,588
workrevolution.com $4,488 onelowprice.com $2,588
communityhealthchoice.com $4,440 stellario.com $2,588
internetsoftware.com $4,300 2fo1.com $2,500
americansportsmen.com $4,288 georgiahauntedhouses.com $2,500
beachservices.com $4,288 govps.com $2,500
unenforceable.com $4,288 grandrapidsgolf.com $2,500
softwarehaus.com $4,188 weeklyhotel.com $2,488
fspr.com $4,088 healthhorizon.com $2,450
gameband.com $4,000 americanstitch.com $2,388
maxcredit.com $3,950 internationalinnovation.com $2,388
fabcoffee.com $3,900 betlife.com $2,350
westernranches.com $3,850 edmpire.com $2,300
petpot.com $3,800 getblinq.com $2,300
kifkif.com $3,788 sportsclassics.com $2,300
ojoo.com $3,750 surepayment.com $2,288
sunnational.com $3,600 usnonline.com $2,288
flavorstar.com $3,500 minecon.com $2,236
lechal.com $3,500 beachglasses.com $2,188
ratemyinternship.com $3,500 fountainresources.com $2,188
specialplanning.com $3,500 advantagecapitalpartners.com $2,088
wonderfulgames.com $3,488 earthangel.com $2,077
dogfoodadvisors.com $3,425 picer.com $2,077
lumberjacklodge.com $3,388 buymeds.com $2,026
bgbgroup.com $3,288 excelrental.com $2,000
bwpinc.com $3,288 inovedia.com $2,000
dadgifts.com $3,210 jenniferashley.com $2,000
statinja.com $3,102 lockerstock.com $2,000
abclogistic.com $3,088 mapistry.com $2,000
hollywoodhome.com $3,088 medinatura.com $2,000
1bud.com $3,000 midwaygolf.com $2,000
charliefuller.com $3,000 nature1.com $2,000
legalangel.com $3,000 qtimes.com $2,000

Country Codes

Dental.ca filled the cavity at #1 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with that $22,600 sale you saw in the all extension section above. The runner-up slot went to another five-figure ccTLD sale, Apuestas.cl ("bets" in Spanish) at $10,275.

The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #3 Ads.es at $7,535 via Sedo. They also filled out the rest of the first five with #4 Moneual.de at $6,850 and #5 UseNet.eu at $5,480. Sedo went on to sweep 18 of 20 chart entries overall. Go Daddy/Afternic got the other two with two domains that tied for #6 at $5,000 apiece - Jobzilla.co.uk and Mouser.in.  

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with six charted sales. Four other TLDs has two each - Spain's .es, Great Britain's .co.uk, Colombia's .co and France's .fr. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 23:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 23, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 26, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dental.ca $22,600 Sedo/
DomainNames.ca
2. Apuestas.cl
("bets" in Spanish)
€7,500 = $10,275 Sedo
3. Ads.es €5,500 = $7,535 Sedo
4. Moneual.de €5,000 = $6,850 Sedo
5. UseNet.eu €4,000 = $5,480 Sedo
6.
tie
Jobzilla.co.uk $5,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Mouser.in $5,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Teapot.co $5,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. WCL.co $4,980 Go Daddy/Afternic
10. Skins.es €3,400 = $4,658 Sedo

11. Waffenwelt.de €3,140 = $4,302 Sedo
12. Rencontresexe.fr €2,900 = $3,973 Sedo
13. FLG.co.uk £2,200 = $3,674 Sedo
14.
tie
Grundstücksportal.de (IDN) €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
14.
tie
Hanfblätter.de (IDN) €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
14.
tie
Hanfblüte.de (IDN) €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
17.
tie
OnPage.nl €2,400 = $3,288 Sedo
17.
tie
Semper.no €2,400 = $3,288 Sedo
19. Salumi.it €2,350 = $3,220 Sedo
20.
tie
HHP.us €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo
20.
tie
Motobecane.fr €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo
20.
tie
Sosav.de €2,000 = $2,740 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Nponieuws.nl at $2,733 and three others - Favor.me, Merino.cn and RayChem.cn at $2,500 apiece

Sedo had 33 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,499 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,505
carbo.com.cn $2,499   vzg.de $1,367
terrassentür.de $2,466 pflegedienst-kassel.de $1,356
hanfblaetter.de $2,398 fute.ch $1,302
travela.de $2,329 shoppingville.de $1,302
herzlichen-glueckwunsch.de $2,054 visiondirect.ro $1,302
gartner.kr $2,000 webapps.de $1,302
pie.me $2,000 popupshop.co.uk $1,253
stylebook.tv $2,000 netdrive.eu $1,192
turn.co $1,999 rgb.me $1,189
schmuckständer.de $1,987 japansäge.de $1,165
yax.it $1,836 zuckerfrei.ch $1,123
notter.de $1,644 swig.it $1,096
funklautsprecher.de $1,630 künstlicheweihnachtsbäume.de $1,028
teknoweb.it $1,507 mehr-geschaeft.de $1,026
maiden.co $1,500 cape.in $1,000
spion.at $1,370 hifi.me $1,000
widerrufsbelehrung.eu $1,369    

Elsewhere Go Daddy/Afternic sold Autoservis.ws for $1,500, HotSauce.co for $1,400, Preacher.co for $1,100 and BeautyStore.us for $1,000

Meanwhile, DomainLore.co.uk rang up $1,261 for Truffle.co.uk.

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 didn't produce any reported five-figure sales this week, though the #1 domain on our latest weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart came close with ILN.org closing at $9,800 via Go Daddy/Affernic

Go Daddy/Afternic piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries, including the first three (all .orgs) with ILN.org being followed by #2 DNW.org at $7,000 and #3 Repp.org at $5,505. Rounding out the top five are 4D.biz at $5,500 in a private sale and Evergreen.net at $4,950 through Go Daddy/Afternic.

Though they got off to a slow start the .nets rallied to win the extension race with 10 chart entries (even though their highest ranked sale was #5). The .orgs followed with 8 and .biz had two. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 23:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 - Sun. Feb. 23 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 26, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
ILN.org $9,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
2. DNW.org $7,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
3. Repp.org $5,505 Go Daddy/Afternic
4. 4D.biz $5,500 Pvt Sale
5. Evergreen.net $4,950 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. Blog-Directory.org $4,781 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. Lails.net $4,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. FireplaceGrates.net $4,114 Go Daddy/Afternic
9.
tie
Innovex.net €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo
9.
tie
TopDomain.org €2,500 = $3,425 Sedo

11. JoomlaTags.org $3,100 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. Evolution.org $2,999 Sedo
13. Alfransi.net $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. USP.biz $2,488 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. Alojamientos.net €1,750 = $2,398 Sedo
16. LiveFrom.net $2,088 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. Merona.net $2,079 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. WorldSoccerShop.net $1,960 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. EngineOil.org $1,777 Sedo
20. Keto.net $1,750 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's $1,713 sale of Project.pro at $1,713. Lebed.biz booked $1,277 and PHPScripts.net notched $1,000

At Go Daddy/Afternic TheWild.net went for $1,588, Evo.info fetched $1,500 and Nano.Technology tacked on $1,425Ceco.org added $1,410, IPLookup.com found $1,380 and PremierDirectory.org provided $1,365

ReligiousResources.org returned $1,336, LocalPride.net posted $1,221 and AssistedLiving.Directory distributed $1,140. SimplyDigital.net secured $1,088 and three others - KitchenRemodeling.org, NeutralNow.org and NLCATP.org - pitched in $1,000 apiece.

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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