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Long Holiday Weekend Brings Aftermarket Lull Offset by Sale Over $5 Million in Escrow 

The four-day Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. cut the work week down to three days for most American companies last week. While people are off enjoying big family dinners and getting a head start on Christmas shopping, it is traditionally a slow week for domain sales and that was the case again this year. The highest sale reported was Ehaber.com at $45,000 via Sedo, one of only eight five-figure sales made public.

Still, the holiday was brightened considerably by a report (brought to our attention by George Kirikos) that Singulariteam - an Israeli venture capital company - had bought Invest.com for over $5 million (the exact amount and terms of the sale were not specified). As of this writing the domain is in escrow at Escrow.com. We would expect it to remain there until the domain is fully paid for - either in a lump sum or through installment payments if the contract specifies that. 

By Ron Jackson

We can't chart a sale until payment has been completed and the exact price has been confirmed by a party to the sale, but given the quality of the domain and the reputation of the buyer, we don't doubt that the report is accurate and hope to be able to fill in the rest of the picture when the name comes out of escrow.

As it happens we have already reported a completed 7-figure sale of Invest.com - back in September of 2008 when Sedo's GreatDomains unit sold it for $1,015,000 in the 7th biggest sale reported that year. If it closes again in the newly reported range that will be a five-fold increase in six years time.

Singulariteam 
Singulariteam 
Singulariteam

Now, returning to the sales that were completed over the past week, Bitcoin.com.au filled the # 2 slot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $35,182 at NetFleet.com.au. That is the second time this domain has been sold this year. Last April the domain went for $23,000 in a transaction handled by Sedo. 

NameJet nailed down the #3 position on the Big Board with a $27,108 sale of Meixi.com. Sedo then rounded out the first five with #4 Converted.com ($19,000) and #5 Vuxen.com ($15,600). Sedo, who piled up 14 chart entries overall, also had the week's only charted non .com gTLD sale with #6 SignUp.net at $13,000

The ccTLDs fared better with six charted sales including a pair of German .de domains that joined Bitcoin.com.au in the top ten. Those were #7 Tanzkurse.de at $11,067 and #9 Originell.de at $9,920

The .coms swept the rest, taking 13 of the 20 chart entries overall. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 30:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 14, 2014 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 3, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Ehaber.com  $45,000 Sedo
2. Bitcoin.com.au 39,980 AUD = $35,182 Netfleet.com.au
3. Meixi.com $27,108 NameJet
4. Converted.com $19,000 Sedo
5. Vuxen.com £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
6. SignUp.net $13,000 Sedo
7. Tanzkurse.de €8,925 = $11,067 Sedo
8. We3.com $10,000 Sedo
9. Originell.de €8,000 = $9,920 Sedo
10. InnovationSpace.com $9,800 Sedo

11. Smart-Watch.de €7,500 = $9,300 Sedo
12. Sigi.com $8,788 NameJet
13. HCV-Therapie.de €7,000 = $8,680 Sedo
14. OKEX.com $8,000 Sedo
15.
tie
Flagstone.co.uk £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
15.
tie
TheTravelCompany.com £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
17. BikeGlow.com $7,799 Sedo
18. Atlantico.com $7,599 NameJet
19. PrescriptionSunglasses.com $7,580 NameJet
20. Magnetix.com $7,502 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

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 SoftSign.com at $7,440. ShopLabs.com added $6,500, AmericanAerospace.com commanded $5,460 and two others - Herio.com and QStuff.com -  drew $5,000 each

Stofix.com fetched $4,960, Antha.com corralled $4,680 and Heated.com warmed up $4,000. 2Cloud.com downloaded $3,999, GoldCarp.com reeled in $3,888, QuadrigaFund.com found $3,596 and PrimeTaxi.com picked up $3,595

Sedo had 20 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
lookandgo.com $3,500   smart-film.com $2,500
18fire.com $3,100 umtb.com $2,500
hrxx.com $3,000 newworlduniversity.com $2,492
socaltruck.com $2,800 teramag.com $2,480
putsa.com $2,728 j3d.com $2,479
fleischlos.com $2,619 planetsol.com $2,400
acecf.com $2,600 jktravel.com $2,232
e-100.com $2,595 acexchange.com $2,195
myshower.com $2,500 teknoware.com $2,100
oleuropein.com $2,500 dongyong.com $2,000

Back at NameJet StartSmart.com stacked up $6,801, SunTours.com attracted $6,701 and WITE.com went for $6,500. Conchita.com chalked up $6,100, DOWO.com downed $6,000 and MobileWatch.com ticked off $5,801.

Julien.com kicked in $5,101, eClothing.com sported $5,100 and CityMag.com made $4,322Medicorp.com dispensed $4,305, NYC.co.com captured $4,245 and WODO.com collected $4,100

NameJet had 43 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,003 to $3,596 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,003 - $3,596
cowell.com $3,596   skinnydiet.com $2,501
whacko.com $3,533 fb2.com $2,500
rainorshine.com $3,400 devc.com $2,400
pach.com $3,321 ns4.com $2,400
mune.com $3,200 leje.com $2,351
shoppingmart.com $3,133 netstreaming.com $2,322
womensgolf.com $3,001 insolutions.com $2,311
prestigemotors.com $2,999 bfgame.com $2,303
traveltech.com $2,811 yuntan.com $2,303
redcars.com $2,715 canxing.com $2,300
fanyu.com $2,701 help-eu.com $2,300
bangte.com $2,605 vidaliaonions.com $2,200
kimbell.com $2,600 mylogic.com $2,180
lojinha.com $2,600 partyworks.com $2,169
vitaledge.com $2,600 willdo.com $2,111
xtool.com $2,600 pregnancyhelp.com $2,092
yakk.com $2,600 valliance.com $2,055
kitchentowels.com $2,569 vlicai.com $2,024
dreamcraft.com $2,556 lamen.com $2,015
petchef.com $2,550 goldengoal.com $2,010
theremin.com $2,511 nenguo.com $2,003
eslevier.com $2,501  

Elsewhere GenericDomainMarket.com sold MobileIndex.com for $6,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the six domains that you saw on the all extension leader board at the top of this report, with Bitcoin.com.au setting pace at $35,182.  The highest sales in this group that you haven't seen yet are a pair of names that tied for #7 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Those are Action.lu and Trotinette.fr - both sold at Sedo for $7,440 apiece.  

Sedo, who swept 18 of the 20 chart entries, rounded out the top ten with #9 Homeaway.ae at $6,200 and #10 Geschmackssachen.de at $3,720. NetFleet.com.au took the two spots Sedo missed, adding #17 Linear.com.au ($1,875) to their chart topping Bitcoin.com.au sale.  

Germany's .de won the extension race in a runaway with nine chart entries. The only other TLDs with multiple entries were Australia's .com.au and Italy's .it with two each. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 30:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 3, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bitcoin.com.au 39,980 AUD = $35,182 NetFleet.com.au
2. Tanzkurse.de €8,925 = $11,067 Sedo
3. Originell.de €8,000 = $9,920 Sedo
4. Smart-watch.de €7,500 = $9,300 Sedo
5. HCV-Therapie.de €7,000 = $8,680 Sedo
6. Flagstone.co.uk £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
7.
tie
Action.lu €6,000 = $7,440 Sedo
7.
tie
Trotinette.fr €6,000 = $7,440 Sedo
9. Homeaway.ae €5,000 = $6,200 Sedo
10. Geschmackssachen.de €3,000 = $3,720 Sedo

11. DotShop.nl €2,999 = $3,719 Sedo
12. Wanderio.it €2,350 = $2,914 Sedo
13. Finde-dein-Traumhaus.de €2,083 = $2,583 Sedo
14.
tie
Inmowb.es €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
14.
tie
Luwe.de €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
16. Actavis.it €1,950 = $2,418 Sedo
17. Linear.com.au €1,500 = $1,875 NetFleet.com.au
18.
tie
Casino.bb $2,000 Sedo
18.
tie
Scaffolding.ca $2,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Tauchkurse.de €1,500 = $1,860 Sedo
20.
tie
Tischkalender.de €1,500 = $1,860 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Golem.eu's $1,859 sale of ABPlus.eu. They also sold Sahan.eu for $1,487 and two others - Experta.be and PersonalTrainers.eu - for $1,239 each.

At NetFleet.com.au RoofRestorationSydney.com.au yielded $1,737, SunglassesOnline.com.au shielded $1,205 and Tube.com.au tacked on $1,061

Back at Sedo Eiweiss-shake.de devoured $1,724, CTD.co cornered $1,500 and Frites.co.uk contributed $1,482. Breeders.co banked $1,260 while Disparaitre.fr and Melktechnik.de delivered $1,240 apiece. BusTicket.it tallied $1,239 and two others - eGarden.de and Immobilien-outlet.de - booked $1,228 each.

NMP.co.za unzipped $1,150 while CookingGames.me and Zapp.tv tuned in $1,115 apiece. XHamster.jp hauled in $1,100, CamShop.ch chalked up $1,054 and two others - MobileCasino.in and Phish.me - made $1,000 each

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 that $13,000 sale of SignUp.net that you saw on the all extension leader board above. That was the only five-figure sale reported in this category. The #2 domain on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart was less than half the price paid for the leader. Hailo.net notched $5,952 at Sedo.  

Sedo wound up booking 12 of the 14 sales reported in this group and rounded out the first five with  Blackjack.mobi ($4,999), Omnitrack.net ($3,100) and Spel.org ($2,852). NameJet (with #7 ACCP.org at $2,500) and EncoreNames.com (with #12 (tie) Seafood.company at $1,200) filled the two spots Sedo missed. 

 Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 30:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 - Sun. Nov. 30, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 3, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Signup.net $13,000 Sedo
2. Hailo.net €4,800 = $5,952 Sedo
3. Blackjack.mobi $4,999 Sedo
4. Omnitrack.net €2,500 = $3,100 Sedo
5. Spel.org €2,300 = $2,852 Sedo
6. Defi.net €2,200 = $2,728 Sedo
7. ACCP.org $2,500 NameJet

8. Essen.jetzt €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
9. Enhanced.capital $2,000 Sedo
10. GMBH.biz €1,250 = $1,550 Sedo
11. MotorcycleParts.org $1,258 Sedo
12.
tie
IntelligentEnvironments.net $1,200 Sedo
12.
tie
Seafood.company $1,200 EncoreNames.com
14. Comedy-Zone.net $1,103 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

 

*****

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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