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Year's Biggest Sale to Date Towers Over This Week's Domain Sales Chart

At the end of last week news broke that Japan's Nissan Corporation (well known for their Z series of sports cars) had sold Z.com to GMO Internet, Inc., one of Japan’s leading Internet services providers and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, for a whopping ¥800,000,000 ($6,784,000). That was, by far, the biggest domain sale reported so far this year, eclipsing MI.com (a name that sold for $3.6 million last April) by more than $3 million. Nissan was no longer using the domain (having let it go dormant), leaving the door open for GMO to acquire one of the very few one-letter .coms to ever come on the market.

With Z.com towering over everyone else it was a long way back to the runner-up spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That spot was shared by two domains sold by Sedo - Everything.org and RIN.com - for $35,000 each. Sedo put two more 3-letter .coms on the elite list, selling #4 BMH.com for $32,488 and #7 EMH.com for $18,750. This is the second time BMH.com has been sold this year. In July it had changed hands for $27,200 - also at Sedo.

By Ron Jackson

The week's biggest ccTLD sale, Appl.nl, rounded out the first five with a $23,125 sale at Sedo who swept 18 of the 20 chart entries. Sedo put four more country code domains on the Big Board, led by #9 Drop.co at $17,000.

The non .com gTLDs, led by that $35,000 sale of Everything.org, wound up with three places on the chart, also scoring with #11 (tie) OLA.mobi at $15,000 via Sedo and #20 Facts.net at $7,700 through URLs.net.   

The .coms again took home the lion's share of the spoils with a dozen chart entries overall. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 23:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Z.com ¥800,000,000 = $6,784,000 Pvt Sale
2.
tie
Everything.org $35,000 Sedo
2.
tie
RIN.com $35,000 Sedo
4. BMH.com €25,990 = $32,488 Sedo
5. App.nl €18,500 = $23,125 Sedo
6. Watcha.com $20,000 Sedo
7. EMH.com €15,000 = $18,750 Sedo
8. Kange.com $18,000 Sedo
9. Drop.co $17,000 Sedo
10. Positive.co.uk £10,000 = $15,800 Sedo

11.
tie
OLA.mobi $15,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Shopmate.com €12,000 = $15,000 Sedo
13. Casinoskandal.com €11,000 = $13,750 Sedo
14. Primetals.com €10,000 = $12,500 Sedo
15. Someday.de €9,800 = $12,250 Sedo
16. Geschaeftspartner.ch €9,400 = $11,750 Sedo
17. ThePiano.com $10,000 Sedo
18. InsuranceReview.com $9,888 Sedo
19. CloudAlert.com $9,500 Sedo
20. Facts.net $7,700 URLs.net

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

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

 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Pussy-Lounge.com posting $7,500 and two others - Kebabs.com and TechFounders.com - fetching $7,000 apiece. Duga.com drew $6,250, Flukes.com commanded $5,625 and Cnano.com collected $5,223.

Four others - Aware360.com, GlobalTeam.com, Layuma.com and Phnoy.com - drew $5,000 each and ADEB.com kicked in $4,980. Sedo had 38 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
layr.com $4,500   nextmission.com $2,500
diamondjeweller.com $4,000 scops.com $2,473
hempusa.com $4,000 finbee.com $2,395
cleankeeper.com $3,750 threeheavens.com $2,395
emaildesign.com $3,750 whitehatgroup.com $2,395
smart-track.com $3,625 thepromenade.com $2,300
newcleus.com $3,600 theinsuranceagency.com $2,272
carsgalore.com $3,499 epicjuice.com $2,250
ra9.com $3,495 greenspacer.com $2,250
flightmonkey.com $3,375 50500.com $2,101
wikti.com $3,125 dpinvestments.com $2,095
jobies.com $3,045 hd1.com $2,050
bearinmind.com $2,900 gaoe.com $2,000
oldsouthernbbq.com $2,849 orcai.com $2,000
advancedsolar.com $2,750 orchestrashop.com $2,000
flyingyak.com $2,744 pitchdoctor.com $2,000
bedelebrewery.com $2,710 pmtalk.com $2,000
hararbrewery.com $2,710 vidamodelo.com $2,000
propkart.com $2,600 workfront.com $2,000

Elsewhere GenericDomainMarket.com sold CustomerJourney.com through GoDaddyAuctions for $5,499 and moved SellerProtection.com for $2,250

Also, AbdulBasit.com banked $3,728 for Scherpe.com and $2,000 for Jyden.com.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had a very solid outing led by the five five-figure sales that Sedo placed on the all extension leader board at the top of this report. The highest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet is #6 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Empower.tv, a domain that Domains90210.com sold through GoDaddy Auctions for $6,999.  

Sedo, who traditionally dominates this category, filled every other sport in the leader board, rounding out the the top ten with a group headed by #7 eFly.co.uk ($4,738) and #8 Schlafstoerung.de ($4,375).

Great Britain's .co.uk and Germany's .de led the extension race with four chart entries apiece. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 23:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Show.tv €20,999 = $26,249 Sedo
2. App.nl €18,500 = $23,125 Sedo
3. Drop.co $17,000 Sedo
4. Positive.co.uk £10,000 = $15,800 Sedo
5. Geschaeftspartner.ch €9,400 = $11,750 Sedo
6. Empower.tv $6,999 Domains90210/
GoDaddy Auctions
7. eFly.co.uk £2,999 = $4,738 Sedo
8. Schlafstoerung.de €3,500 = $4,375 Sedo
9. Plug.in €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo
10. Letizia.de €2,380 = $2,975 Sedo

11. OnlineTrading.de €2,222 = $2,778 Sedo
12. Patina.de €2,000 = $2,500 Sedo
13. eCommerce.dk €1,600 = $2,000 Sedo
14. Pop.me $1,999 Sedo
15. Mick.co $1,997 Sedo
15. BarbadosHolidays.co.uk £1,200 = $1,896 Sedo
17. PartyKing.fi €1,500 = $1,875 Sedo
18.
tie
ePhone.ch $1,600 Sedo
18.
tie
Fisc.al $1,600 Sedo
20.
tie
24fx.it €1,000 = $1,580 Sedo
20.
tie
YourBill.co.uk €1,000 = $1,580 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Perizia.it at $1,563 and two others - GMBH24.de and Tresorraum.de - at $1,500 each.  

Sedo had 17 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,343 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
keyjob.fr $1,343   vitalworld.de $1,238
assos.dk $1,275 polger.de $1,225
bcc.ch $1,250 gaervoor.nl $1,125
trainieren.de $1,250 cloud-speicher.de $1,124
willurlaub.de $1,250 freeload.to $1,000
zentralasien.de $1,250 hayat.co $1,000
hygienepapiere.eu $1,249 madina.es $1,000
vap.es $1,249 travian.es $1,000
kapitalmarktforum.de $1,238   

Elsewhere, DomainLore.co.uk sold Castaway.co.uk for $1,343 and NetFleet.com.au moved Telephone.com.au for $1,249

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)

The non .com gTLDs were led by three sales that made the all extension leader board you saw above - two those hitting five figures with Sedo's $35,000 sale of Everything.org setting the pace. The biggest sale in this group  that you haven't seen yet is #4 on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart. That is OnlineJobs.org which sold for $6,600 at Sedo. 

Expo.pro rounded out the first five with Andrew Campbell selling that domain for $4,000 in a private transaction. Only 13 sales were reported in this category this week with Sedo accounting for all but two of those with a roster that included #6 Gear.host at $3,125.

 Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 23:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 - Sun. Nov. 23, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 26, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Everything.org $35,000 Sedo
2. Ola.mobi $15,000 Sedo
3. Facts.net $7,700 URLs.net
4. OnlineJobs.org $6,600 Sedo
5. Expo.pro $4,000 Pvt Sale
6. Gear.host €2,500 = $3,125 Sedo

7. Printing.club $2,500 Sedo
8. Detector.pro $2,000 Sedo
9. ZeitManagement.net €1,500 = $1,875 Sedo
10. Capetown.onl $1,500 Sedo
11. MobileBetting.mobi €1,025 = $1,281 Sedo
12. Twig.net €999 = $1,249 Sedo
13. Movia.net $1,100 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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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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