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October 28, 2014

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Editor's Note: I will be away covering the 10th anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in Miami Beach this week so there will be no sales column Wednesday evening, October 29. Instead, I will bring you up to date on all sales reported since our last column below with a double length report that will come out Thursday evening, November 6. After that we will return to our usual Wednesday evening weekly release schedule. You can follow my daily reports from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in our Lowdown section.

Domain Sales Have Rebounded Strongly This Year But Past Week was Weak

I spent some time Monday (Oct. 20) compiling 2014 domain sales data for a report I will give at next week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in Miami Beach, Florida (I will also be publishing an analysis of the data in an upcoming series of newsletters that will break the 2014 data down quarter by quarter for the first nine months of the year). The top line results showed that total domain sales $ volume, across all extensions, for the first three quarters of 2014 was up almost 20% from the same period last year. Even so, there are lulls in every market and we saw one in the domain aftermarket this past week with no reported sales above the $40,000 mark.

$40,000 was the exact number that DomainMarket.com booked for #1 TotalWireless.com. Seller Michael Mann was a happy camper since he had acquired the domain for just $4,450 in 2008. TotalWireless.com was one of just nine five-figure sales reported this week (with none at six figures for the second week in a row).  

By Ron Jackson

The runner-up spot on our latest weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to the week's highest non .com gTLD sale, Designs.net, at $16,800 via Sedo.com. With Go Daddy/Afternic still not reporting sales due to the quiet period surrounding Go Daddy's IPO, no one was able to stop Sedo from sweeping the remainder of the board, including the rest of the first five with #3 0199.com at $15,240, #4 LocalGenius.com at $14,000 and two names that tied for #5 -  Sharing24.com and WorkspaceSuite.com at $12,500 each.

The .coms piled up 15 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). The non .com gTLDs filled four holes, all with .nets, including one that joined Designs.net in the top ten - #10 Podiatrist.net at $9,900.

The ccTLDs were limited to two spots - both three-letter domains that were among the trio of names tied at #19. NRD.de and SLV.fr went for $6,350 apiece

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 19:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 19, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 22, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. TotalWireless.com $40,000 DomainMarket
2. Designs.net $16,800 Sedo
3. 0199.com €12,000 = $15,240 Sedo
4. LocalGenius.com $14,000 Sedo
Sharing24.com $12,500 Sedo
WorkspaceSuite.com $12,500 Sedo
7. BabyLux.com €9,000 = $11,430 Sedo
8. EOZ.com €8,500 = $10,795 Sedo
9. Inkospor.com $10,000 Sedo
10. Podiatrist.net $9,900 Sedo

11. Weedy.com $9,200 Sedo
12. NOR.net $9,000 Sedo
13. Hypnotherapy.net £5,000 = $8,050 Sedo
14. CloudDJ.com $7,900 Sedo
15. IncomeInvestor.com $7,800 Sedo
16. PartyKing.com €6,000 = $7,620 Sedo
17. MagnusProperties.com $7,500 Sedo
18. Bitt.com $6,995 Sedo
MyBasic.com €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
NRD.de €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
SLV.fr €5,000 = $6,350 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 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 BiotechStocks.com at $6,000 and Farer.com at $5,715. iHampers.com added $5,635 while two others - BioEvolution.com and CoffeePass.com produced $5,000 each

Caya.com contributed $4,999, Enfranchisement.com added $4,800, Vandoo.com drew $4,500 and EventAdmin.com made $4,445.

Sedo had 31 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
lafin.com $4,000   qaba.com $3,000
sakuratech.com $4,000 sexybt.com $3,000
vibranthotels.com $4,000 thefoodspa.com $3,000
yallo.com $4,000 vcel.com $3,000
peacetime.com $3,999 malmoplaza.com $2,985
haus4u.com $3,810 falcibaci.com $2,500
fieldserviceautomation.com $3,800 gantan.com $2,500
vo7.com $3,759 womanoftomorrow.com $2,495
rethnk.com $3,650 lebanesearmy.com $2,325
psykolog.com $3,600 shalongguoji.com $2,295
claroplay.com $3,495 clslabs.com $2,095
glubran.com $3,429 diyhomesecurity.com $2,000
bgss.com $3,300 indratech.com $2,000
skobi.com $3,200 newmoviereleases.com $2,000
martest.com $3,174 vitalcare.com $2,000
fitnotfat.com $3,000  

Elsewhere GenericDomainMarket.com used Afternic to sell EvergreenPower.com for $3,999 and GenieDomains.com moved Tuloo.com for $2,500.

Country Codes

It is very rare to have a week with no five-figure sales reported in the ccTLD category bu that was the case this week. A pair of $6,350 sales at Sedo for NRD.de and SLV.fr shared the top spot on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Sedo took the #3 spot as well with #3 Oasis.de at $5,080 while DomainLore.co.uk sold #4 Hackney.co.uk at $4,991.

NetFleet.com.au rounded out the first five with #5 Nick.com.au at $4,883. They put another Australian domain on the top half of the leader board, selling #10 BL.com.au for $3,323.

Sedo swept 16 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included 11 German .de sales including #6 TM-Net.de at $4,763. With so many representatives on the chart .de obviously won the extension race. The only other TLDs with multiple chart entries were Great Britain's .co.uk with three and Australia's .com.au with two. 

Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 19:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 19, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 22, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
NRD.de €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
SLV.fr €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
3. Oasis.de €4,000 = $5,080 Sedo
4. Hackney.co.uk £3,100 = $4,991 DomainLore.co.uk
5. Nick.com.au AUD 5,549 = $4,883 NetFleet.com.au
6. TM-Net.de €3,750 = $4,763 Sedo
7. PopJam.co.uk £2,500 = $4,025 Sedo
8. Burma.de €3,100 = $3,937 Sedo
9. Zapata.de €3,000 = $3,810 Sedo
10. BL.com.au AUD 3,776 = $3,323 NetFleet.com.au

11. Villaggisicilia.it €2,600= $3,302 Sedo
12. Acties.nl €2,500= $3,175 Sedo
13. Sinful.de €2,400= $3,048 Sedo
14. Globe.es €2,000 = $2,540 Sedo
15. FBH.de €1,999 = $2,539 Sedo
16. Oelnebelabscheider.de €1,850 = $2,350 Sedo
17. Mietpreisbremse.de €1,547 = $1,965 Sedo
18. Schnabels.de €1,500 = $1,905 Sedo
19. Jobwerk.de €1,498 = $1,902 Sedo
20. Benefits.co.uk £1,111 = $1,789 DomainLore.co.uk

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 17 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,691 off the chart that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,691
want2buy.co.uk $1,691   propertybook.co.uk $1,248
anlageimmobilie.de $1,595 mydental.co.uk $1,208
crest.in $1,500 understandingsuper.com.au $1,200
tvh.co $1,450 londonwindows.co.uk $1,127
omi.co.uk $1,367 klarstein.pl $1,080
coatings.ch $1,270 fotototal.de $1,016
htp.fr $1,270 teenbook.de $1,016
zitieren.de $1,270 5.nu $1,000
flohmarkt-online.de $1,269   

Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold BusinessDirectory.com.au for $1,527 and OnlineBusiness.com.au for $1,011.  

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 the four domains you saw charted on the all extension leader board at the top of this report, a group led by Sedo's $16,800 sale of Designs.net. The biggest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet is #5 on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Billiger.net at $6,349, also via Sedo who accounted for all of this week's reported sales.

Still this category did not escape the overall siesta the market appeared to take this past week. All told only 14 sales four-figure non .com gTLD sales were reported with nine of those being .nets. The .orgs took three spots, including #6 PKW.org at $5,715, with a couple of new gTLDs filling the remaining openings - #9 Mindful.solutions at $2,400 and # 13 Macaron.berlin at $1,016

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 19:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 13, 2014 - Sun. Oct. 19, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 22, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Designs.net $16,800 Sedo
2. Podiatrist.net $9,900 Sedo
3. NOR.net $9,000 Sedo
4. Hypnotherapy.net £5,000 = $8,050 Sedo
5. Billiger.net €4,999 = $6,349 Sedo
6. PKW.org €4,500 = $5,715 Sedo
7. ClickIndia.net $2,500 Sedo
8. GreenStars.org $2,497 Sedo
9. Mindful.solutions $2,400 Sedo
10. Physio.net $2,150 Sedo

11. Ergotherapie.net €1,550 = $1,969 Sedo
12. Zakopane.org $1,249 Sedo
13. Macaron.berlin €800 = $1,016 Sedo
14. FXQ.net $1,000 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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