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Six-Figure Mark Breached Again This Week With Sedo Doing the Honors This Time Out

68 sales of six figures (or more) have been reported so far this year with the latest of those coming this week when Sedo hit the mark (on the button) with a $100,000 sale of Athlon.com that tops our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart

Athlon comes from the Greek word for "contest" and many companies use the name (computer chip maker AMD has also had a line of microprocessors by that name for many years now). Sedo has received both payment and the domain but until they move it into the buyer's account the WhoIs record won't show who purchased it (and, of course, it may not show that even then if the new owner employs WhoIs privacy). The domain currently redirects to AthlonCommunications.com, the site of a New York company who has had Athlon.com for several years now. So, it looks like they sold Athlon and will go with the longer name once the new owner changes the nameservers.

Sedo also nailed down the #2 slot with 907.com at $68,580. Industry veteran Larry Fischer of DirectNavigation.com filled the 3 slot with StripChat.com at $50,000. A pair of sales at NameJet rounded out the first five with #4 IDAI.com hitting $31,500 and #5 NUS.com notching $28,900. NameJet, who released all of their September sales at once, piled up 10 chart entries. 

By Ron Jackson

For the second week in a row, the .coms swept 17 of the 20 chart positions. The other three spots all went to ccTLDs with #6 Donna.it leading that group with a $27,940 sale at Nidoma.com. Sedo posted the other two country code sales, scoring with #13 NetBet.ca at $13,500 and #18 (tie Tuenti.com.br at $11,000.

The non .com gTLDs were shut out with no sales from that category reaching five figures. However, it is interesting to note that the group's highest sale was a new gTLD - NewYork.estate - sold for $9,000 in a private transaction.

NameJet and Sedo were the only venues with multiple chart entries this week, but a couple of others, in addition to DirectNavigation.com and Nidoma.com, earned chart honors. AdEcho joined with Sedo to sell #7 RealReviews.com for $25,000 and Michael Berkens' MostWantedDomains.com moved #9 AllDay.com for $22,500

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

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept 29, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Athlon.com $100,000 Sedo
2. 907.com €54,000 = $68,580 Sedo
3. StripChat.com $50,000 DirectNavigation
4. IDAI.com $31,500 NameJet
5. NUS.com $28,900 NameJet
6. Donna.it €22,000 = $27,940 Nidoma
7. RealReviews.com $25,000 AdEcho/Sedo
8. Qianwan.com $22,603 NameJet
9. AllDay.com $22,500 MostWantedDomains
10. Liyou.com $22,323 NameJet

11. Souvenirs.com $16,250 NameJet
12. IKT.com $16,000 NameJet
13. NetBet.ca $13,500 Sedo
14. Honcho.com $13,101 NameJet
15. MedLife.com $12,500 Sedo
16. DormRoom.com $12,450 NameJet
17. Huma.com $11,502 NameJet
18.
tie
Beango.com $11,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Tuenti.com.br $11,000 Sedo
20. FPY.com $10,800 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 Top Sales Charts

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The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were five more five-figure sales off the chart led by NameJet's $10,401 sale of TalkingBooks.com. They also sold AUQ.com and OUJ.com for $10,100 each.

Sedo has two more sales at this level with Parfums.de and DescargaJuegos.com delivering $10,160 apiece. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Nidoma.com led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Iene.com at $9,750.

Sedo followed with Devize.com at $9,525 and added $9,000 more for Osusowake.comLSIP.com produced $8,500, Autogidas.com kicked in $8,047Rele.com returned $8,026 and Kawase.com contributed $8,000

Elyson.com added $7,500, Vetlocity.com secured $7,000 and 3DBio.com brought $6,500. Conduce.com corralled $6,350 while three others - EquipMe.com, PowerSeven.com and SurvivalCoffee.com - quaffed $5,000 apiece

Sedo had 30 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,445 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,445
moyagreene.com $4,445   traumhaus.com $3,175
angrybuds.com $4,369 boxfull.com $2,999
loveevents.com $4,128 cambridgeclothing.com $2,869
betfeed.com $4,125 flexpulse.com $2,869
alarabmall.com $4,000 mcdodo.com $2,600
boxful.com $4,000 travelmapper.com $2,500
magnews.com $4,000 x-n.com $2,500
sendcheer.com $3,999 eliquidlab.com $2,295
classicurban.com $3,892 cardiffparking.com $2,188
carrolllaw.com $3,812 videobollenti.com $2,096
rexchange.com $3,800 shsci.com $2,095
ects.com $3,700 casinopia.com $2,032
plugandwork.com $3,500 apronta.com $2,000
futureuae.com $3,395 artshot.com $2,000
limpiaparabrisas.com $3,175 自賠責保険.com $2,000

Back at NameJet, GameFan.com fetched $9,099, QOF.com cornered $7,610 and SmartShopper.com drew $7,200. StormShelters.com protected $7,000, Foko.com found $6,700 and Migration.com made $6,500.

Screech.com scared up $5,799, Conducent.com deposited $5,699 and JobShare.com earned $5,278. Fanga.com clicked for $5,210, Mandate.com dispensed $5,200, iBud.com banked $5,099 and DHCC.com sewed up $5,001.

NameJet had 46 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,445 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,437
feetfirst.com $4,437   foob.com $2,600
meya.com $4,400 internetgaming.com $2,556
leonardodavinci.com $4,331 nyctravel.com $2,544
lipi.com $4,300 hg200.com $2,525
coloradoproperties.com $4,132 asuka.com $2,500
counterattack.com $4,100 capitaltrading.com $2,500
openers.com $3,956 metesandbounds.com $2,500
bedirect.com $3,600 lally.com $2,466
untouched.com $3,600 spammers.com $2,400
snooping.com $3,545 partyaccessories.com $2,322
industrywatch.com $3,500 trademate.com $2,310
lasu.com $3,500 microbox.com $2,305
yingman.com $3,400 canaco.com $2,302
beachbums.com $3,385 diskcopy.com $2,300
greengrowth.com $3,225 debacle.com $2,251
freshcutflowers.com $3,000 ecowood.com $2,160
mofe.com $3,000 420dispensary.com $2,100
travelconnection.com $2,969 asbah.com $2,100
vugu.com $2,900 customtemplate.com $2,100
dopes.com $2,710 steelbars.com $2,069
argonauta.com $2,695 powerflow.com $2,021
chinau.com $2,655 mypartners.com $2,011
fatter.com $2,655 puvi.com $2,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the four five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above (with Donna.it leading the pack at $28,350). The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is another Italian domain, Before.it, at $9,779, which, like Donna.it, was sold by Nidoma.com.

Sedo wound up sweeping 18 of the 20 chart entries though. Their roster included two names that tied for the #6 spot at $9,525 each - MP3.co and Renaissance.ch. They also had a rare Korean .co.kr sale, booking $8,000 for #8 IWC.co.kr.

Germany's .de won the extension race with five chart entries. The only other TLDs with multiple charted sales were Italy's .it and Colombia's .co with two apiece.  Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 5:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Donna.it €22,000 = $27,940 Nidoma
2. NetBet.ca #13,500 Sedo
3. Tuenti.com.br $11,000 Sedo
4. Parfums.de €8,000 = $10,160 Sedo
5. Before.it €7,700 = $9,779 Nidoma
6.
tie
MP3.co €7,500 = $9,525 Sedo
6.
tie
Renaissance.ch €7,500 = $9,525 Sedo
8. IWC.co.kr $8,000 Sedo
9. TP.de €5,550 = $7,049 Sedo
10. VNB.se €5,450 = $6,922 Sedo

11. OpenWeb.nl €5,001= $6,351 Sedo
12. Nickel.co $5,000 Sedo
13. CarFinder.co.uk £3,000 = $4,830 Sedo
14.
tie
Faszinierend.de €3,500 = $4,445 Sedo
14.
tie
GAC.es €3,500 = $4,445 Sedo
16. 80.lv $4,000 Sedo
17. List.cc $3,999 Sedo
18. Hafenrundfahrt.de €3,000 = $3,810 Sedo
19. Camena.ru €2,700 = $3,429 Sedo
20. Binäre-Optionen-Broker.de €2,490 = $3,162 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by the $3,000 sale of Ink.tv at Domains90210.com. NameJet sold Task.co for $2,766 and Nidoma.com moved MILF.it for $2,540.

Back at Sedo C7.de changed hands for $2,500, Flights2.co.uk took off with $2,415 and Supplements.eu yielded $2,286.

Sedo had 29 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,966 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,966
personalbranding.de $1,966   wissenschaftskommunikation.de $1,270
binäre-optionen.eu $1,905 urbanfitness.de $1,269
sapo.de $1,778 i-solutions.de $1,257
vfc.de $1,715 sofortkrediten.de $1,257
e-energy.eu $1,676 jaga.es $1,207
fotballdrakter.no $1,600 shareworks.eu $1,200
iclicks.es $1,588 8a.eu $1,137
autodealers.co.za $1,500 sss.in $1,118
binäreoptionen.eu $1,500 alpakahof.de $1,016
veolia.com.co $1,500 deejay.ch $1,016
playdoo.de $1,397 ksom.de $1,016
pricemania.de $1,270 myrating.co.uk $1,016
retraités.fr $1,270 laibundleben.de $1,015
shopping-outlet.de $1,270 rockwellautomation.kr $1,000
social-investing.de $1,270   

Elsewhere, OwnThisDomain.co.uk sold WDP.org.uk for $1,369 and Your.do dialed up $1,000 for Phone.do.

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 (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

It was a weak week overall for the non .com gTLDs They had no five-figure sales reported and only 18 total sales (not quite enough to fill the usual Top 20 chart positions). Still, new gTLD fans will see a positive in one of their own being at the top of this week's Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart. Olavi Oviir sold #1 NewYork.estate for $9,000 in a  private transaction (that he provided documentation for).

NameJet took the next two spots on the leader board with #2 Savings.net at $7,500 and #3 SmartHome.net at $6,900. Sedo then filled out the first five with two more - #4 Feinstaub.info at $6,337 and #5 TDSC.org at $5,500.

The .nets won the extension race with eight chart entries, followed by the .orgs with five. The .infos also had multiple chart entries, placing three names on the board. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 5:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 29, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 5, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 8, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. NewYork.estate $9,000 Pvt Sale
2. Savings.net $7,500 NameJet
3. SmartHome.net $6,900 NameJet
4. Feinstaub.info €4,990 = $6,337 Sedo
5. TDSC.org $5,500 Sedo
6. Vida.net $3,700 Sedo
7. PalauGov.net $3,533 NameJet
8. ARU.org $3,499 Sedo
9 Salary.net $2,300 NameJet
10. 7L.net $2,150 NameJet

11. HealthBeatBlog.org $2,100 NameJet
12. Bright.org $2,010 NameJet
13. GearUp.net $2,000 Sedo
14. CSI.biz €1,300 = $1,651 Sedo
15. FootballNews.net $1,300 Sedo
16. Matratze.info €1,000 = $1,270 Sedo
17. Saving.info €980 = $1,245 Sedo
18. Scape.org $1,199 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

 

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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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