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Three Six-Figure Sales Including Two That Rank Among the Year's Top 20 Lead This Week's Aftermarket Action

The pace remained quick in the domain aftermarket this past week with a trio of six-figure sales at the front of the pack. In addition to leading this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, two of those newcomers were high enough to crack the top 20 on our Year to Date Top 100. Those heavyweights, separated by a mere $2, were Gab.com, sold for $200,002 at Sedo and YouPay.com, a domain that Michael Berkens moved for $200,000 via his MostWantedDomains.com website. 

In a third six-figure transaction that was uncovered by George Hong of Guta.com (who helps us monitor the Chinese market) SAT.cn (Chinese ccTLD) has been acquired by the 360 Education Group for 680,000 CNY ($108,800) in a private transaction. This one has an interesting back story. SAT.cn had been acquired earlier this year in a CNNIC/Ename auction for just $9,600! Even more interesting - 360 Chairman Luo Cheng said he was the #2 bidder in that auction but let the domain go because he did not realize how big the SAT (examination) education market was at the time. He got it this time but it cost him a much higher price.  

By Ron Jackson

Rounding out this week's first five are #4 Blow.com, sold at DomainNameSales.com for $80,000, and a pair of names that tied for #5 at $20,000, each - NGSN.com (sold by Go Daddy/Afternic) and SpongeBath.com (sold by CityAdvertising.com). NGSN.com was one of five charted sales for Go Daddy/Afternic and CityAdvertising had a pair (also scoring with #17 GamingApps.com at $11,500).

It was Sedo that wound up with the most chart entries though, claiming up 11 of the 21 positions (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the final opening). Sedo's haul included three of the five ccTLD sales that made the Big Board, including #10 Mobile.com.co at $15,000. Go Daddy/Afternic picked up one of the country code sales Sedo did not get, #7 Flavour.ca at $17,650 (the other was the SAT.cn sale discussed above). 

With the .coms sweeping the remaining 16 positions there was no room at the inn for the non .com gTLDs that went without a five-figure sale being reported this week.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 13:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 7, 2014 - Sun. April 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gab.com $200,002 Sedo
2. YouPay.com $200,000 MostWantedDomains
3. SAT.cn 680,000 CNY = $108,800 Pvt Sale
4. Blow.com $80,000 DomainNameSales
5.
tie
NGSN.com $20,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
5.
tie
SpongeBath.com $20,000 CityAdvertising
7. Flavour.ca $17,650 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. AnyView.com $17,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. 3ET.com £9,350 = $15,708 Sedo
10. Mobile.com.co $15,000 Sedo

Domain Escrow

11. Sa3at.com $14,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
12. Ethos.co.uk €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo
13. QLIC.com $13,500 Sedo
14. Greats.com $13,000 Sedo
15. RMail.com $12,500 Sedo
16. Conejo.com $12,000 Sedo
17. GamingApps.com $11,500 CityAdvertising
18. Depose.com $11,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
19.
tie
Coinify.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
RMX.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
Xiaomi.de $10,000 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 .com sales with E-Ads.com ($9,660), Antiquaires.com ($9,522) and GlassBottles.com ($9.200). FPLSolarNow.com added $8,600, Hempstock.com lit up $8,500 and VisionPlanner.com produced $7,590

Ausone.com and Iconx.com commanded $7,000 each while TotalServices.com tallied $6,720. NoEnd.com notched $6,100, TotalT.com tacked on $6,000 and 2KA.com cornered $5,900

Sedo had 30 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
paymentgate.com $5,500   wmeimg.com $3,000
uniross.com $5,400 aerzteverlag.com $2,967
adventistchurch.com $5,000 phonesmart.com $2,875
colormebeauty.com $5,000 ucareers.com $2,800
smartprocessing.com $5,000 aktuality.com $2,760
gemhub.com $4,800 sekta.com $2,760
ikontakt.com $4,554 sukienki.com $2,499
groosman.com $4,140 golflist.com $2,400
babymarket.com $4,000 assemblymedia.com $2,395
trailcamera.com $4,000 whiptv.com $2,395
channelportal.com $3,500 myfireplaces.com $2,295
forscene.com $3,022 quotenotes.com $2,295
communitybloom.com $3,000 fitnessgirls.com $2,139
guardiantrust.com $3,000 info-pro.com $2,000
nookums.com $3,000 iwilltakeyouronlineclass.com $2,000

Back at the Go Daddy/Afternic ranch, El-BadrGroup.com gathered $9,111, PetroWire.com pulled $9,000 and two others - Planetos.com and Cloudland.com clicked for $7,500 apiece. TalentLine.com located $7,088, Modev.com made $6,695 and Colabrio.com brought $6,500

TrailerWheels.com rolled up $6,250 while three others - 3DMe.com, FreshTunes.com and TPex.com posted $6,000 each. SouthernHomes.com attracted $5,100 and IndianHeritage.com drummed up $5,088

Go Daddy/Afternic had 104 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
fuelconverter.com $5,000   radsolutions.com $2,850
happyman.com $4,990 destinationtransportation.com $2,846
in8software.com $4,900 golube.com $2,800
coasthillscreditunion.com $4,750 dynamicvoices.com $2,588
doyourown.com $4,750 grimetime.com $2,588
4254.com $4,545 handsofamerica.com $2,588
leadgenetics.com $4,449 healthcareconsumer.com $2,588
leste.com $4,388 3dprintedhats.com $2,500
asklepian.com $4,200 contractorapp.com $2,500
buckeyestateblog.com $4,150 huntlist.com $2,500
dudad.com $4,000 huzah.com $2,500
heritagefoodservice.com $4,000 insuranceninja.com $2,500
rwgoods.com $4,000 marijuanaoils.com $2,500
thejewellerybox.com $4,000 mercedesmagazine.com $2,500
vitravel.com $4,000 novadesign.com $2,500
waee.com $3,888 rossgold.com $2,500
adaptme.com $3,800 securymaxis.com $2,500
economicsustainability.com $3,788 weedlife.com $2,500
gamingsoft.com $3,788 abaculi.com $2,499
redusa.com $3,600 coachesvideo.com $2,488
helpship.com $3,588 duplexprint.com $2,488
mdcares.com $3,588 europamarket.com $2,488
adbird.com $3,500 givingfamily.com $2,488
marstone.com $3,500 thrivestyle.com $2,488
SlimbyDesign.com $3,500 e-d.com $2,402
wilsonmarketing.com $3,500 i-q.com $2,400
affluency.com $3,488 adayoflove.com $2,388
bizbridge.com $3,488 buddingbrilliance.com $2,388
floorsense.com $3,488 consignanddesign.com $2,388
specd.com $3,488 creativelofts.com $2,350
zweed.com $3,488 FreeM.com $2,295
businessconfidence.com $3,388 braingold.com $2,200
home-solutions.com $3,388 dealmama.com $2,200
southernclass.com $3,388 tfortexas.com $2,188
structuredproducts.com $3,385 yourfuturelife.com $2,188
needtogo.com $3,288 withwine.com $2,170
thebeatbox.com $3,288 befitlivefit.com $2,100
atmasphere.com $3,188 counselingventura.com $2,100
Command360.com $3,000 whimsicaldreams.com $2,088
cremationpa.com $3,000 00004.com $2,000
encoreapparel.com $3,000 apolloclinic.com $2,000
falconwater.com $3,000 badassglam.com $2,000
printdigital.com $3,000 devmac.com $2,000
sharprx.com $3,000 fabricgeeks.com $2,000
sterlingadvisors.com $3,000 finwire.com $2,000
refluence.com $2,997 goodmatters.com $2,000
bimage.com $2,988 justboxing.com $2,000
anybodyoutthere.com $2,927 localjoes.com $2,000
heybrain.com $2,900 mktng.com $2,000
nametool.com $2,888 Pat24.com $2,000
rateyourteacher.com $2,875 picoral.com $2,000
cornerthemarket.com $2,850 rotopro.com $2,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDS remain on a roll with SAT.cn leading the way this week with that $108,800 sale that ranks among the year's ten biggest country code sales to date. SAT.cn was backed by four five-figure sales, all of which also made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw above.

So, the biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #6 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is Movie4K.tv, sold for $9,375 at Sedo. Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries including the rest of the top ten with a roster featuring #7 StressControl.de ($8,178) and #8 Mix.tv ($7,500)

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with six chart entries. No other TLD had more than two. Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 7, 2014 - Sun. April 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SAT.cn 680,000 CNY = $108,800 Pvt Sale
2. Flavour.ca $17,650 Go Daddy/Afternic
3. Mobile.com.co $15,000 Sedo
4. Ethos.co.uk €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo
5. Xiaomi.de $10,000 Sedo
6. Movie4K.tv $9,375 Sedo
7. StressControl.de €5,926 = $8,178 Sedo
8. Mix.tv $7,500 Sedo
9. Eli.fr €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
10. Tiko.de €3,900 = $5,382 Sedo

11.
tie
GW-World.cn $5,000 Sedo
11.
tie
MP3.cc $5,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Shoppings.com.br $5,000 Sedo
14. SeaContainers.com.au 4,697 AUD = $4,415 NetFleet.com.au
15. Wombat.co $3,900 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. VisionDirect.fr €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
17 Reisekrankenversicherung-vergleich.de €2,490 = $3,436 Sedo
18. MeineJobs.de €2,350 = $3,243 Sedo
19. Netbook.de €2,050 = $2,829 Sedo
20. Immowelt.pl €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure sales off the chart led by Go Daddy/Afternic's $2,750 sale of Acar.co.  

Sedo answered with Pilotage.ch ($2,681), Diamond24.de ($2,622) and AVC.co.uk ($2,512). Sedo had 34 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
quepasa.co $2,500   quepasa.mx $1,500
folm.de $2,346 calisson.fr $1,380
rasenmähroboter.de $2,277 offline.eu $1,380
secunia.no $2,208 reitställe.de $1,380
digitalbusiness.de $2,070 veggiegrill.de $1,380
gul.fr $2,070 zaunsysteme.de $1,380
reitstaelle.de $2,070 medimarket.de $1,379
hexoloy.com.cn $2,000 medicare.es $1,366
priceline.cz $2,000 top-baufirmen.de $1,366
stylight.in $2,000 ha-co.de $1,352
railteam.cn $1,999 propertypartner.co.uk $1,260
soc.co.za $1,750 artisan.in $1,250
uniraj.in $1,720 yourcha.de $1,232
bebeauty.de $1,656 freundewerbenfreunde.de $1,104
awesome.eu $1,518 interieurinrichten.nl $1,104
themedical.co.uk $1,512 parmalat.si $1,104
cycleworld.tv $1,500 jdc.in $1,000

Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold a half dozen Australian ccTLD domains: CheapTyres.com.au at $2,217, Liberal.com.au, LiberalParty.com.au and Liberals.com.au at $2,114 apiece, BuyTyres.com.au at $1,080 and Atlantic.com.au at $1,079

Also DomainLore.co.uk sold Pisces.co.uk for $1,142

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)

While the non .com gTLDs had no five-figure sales to report this week they did have four that came awfully close. In fact those four tied for first place on our latest weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart after each changed hands for $9,800. Another thing they had in common was that each one was a three-letter domain. Go Daddy/Afternic rang up the sale of CHG.org, OIS.net and PHR.org while Sedo booked the sale of IBJ.net.

Sedo rounded out the first five with their $6,900 sale of PartnerProgramme.org. Go Daddy/Afternic answered by taking the next three slots and they went on to sweep 13 of the 21 chart entries overall (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position).

The .nets scored a narrow win in the extension race with 10 chart entries - one better that the .orgs. .Info and .company had one each. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 13:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 7, 2014 - Sun. April 13, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 16, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.
tie
CHG.org $9,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
1.
tie
IBJ.net $9,800 Sedo
1.
tie
OIS.net $9,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
1.
tie
PHR.org $9,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
5. PartnerProgramme.org €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
6. ClubFitness.net $3,588 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. Understood.net $3,400 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. IAP.org $3,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. LACF.org $2,999 Sedo
10.
tie
Mon-Village.org €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo
10.
tie
Thoroughbred.net €2,000 = $2,760 Sedo

12. Hochzeitskarten.net €1,999 = $2,759 Sedo
13.
tie
Crossbow.org $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
13.
tie
Sarcoma.net $2,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. Detroit.net $2,325 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. OurChoice.org $2,300 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. 1Y.net $2,002 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. AFF.org $2,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. Living.company $1,999 Sedo
20.
tie
Here.info $1,988 Sedo
20.
tie
Leste.net $1,988 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

In additional four-figure non .com sales off the chart Go Daddy/Afternic sold Fragmentation.org for $1,800 and two others - CTSN.net and Nontr.net - for $1,500 each. BreastCancerWalk.net notched $1,488, PacificFishing.net reeled in $1,388 and Bastille-Linux.org brought $1,305.

GeorgiaHealth.org generated $1,250, PropertyPartner.net added $1,180 and two others - Agricare.net and Amerind.net  drew $1,088 apiece. MennoWeekly.org unwrapped $1,026, WorldWaterDay.net tapped $1,025 and two others - Alakija.net and Bunker.biz - banked $1,000 each

At Sedo 809.net dialed in $1,793, WPD.net dusted off $1,655 and Zags.info fetched $1,500. Stefanel.clothing donned $1,380, LTGT.org gained $1,200 and OpenDataNetwork.org connected for $1,000

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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