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Big Sale of HomeCare.com and Tidal Wave of ccTLDs Flood This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

This was a very interesting week in the domain aftermarket. While HomeCare.com stole the show with an impressive $350,000 sale in the NamesCon conference's live domain auction, the ccTLDs also made waves by piling up nine entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart

Michael Berkens of RightOfTheDot.com (who staged the NamesCon auction) was the HomeCare.com seller and that deal gave him three of the five biggest sales reported so far in this new year. Michael (through his domain sales company - MostWantedDomains.com) also has 2015's biggest sale with 345.com at $800,000 (as we reported Jan. 7) as well as the 2nd biggest with HomeCare.com and the 5th biggest with another sale he recorded this week, SuperSeats.com at $48,888 via Sedo.  

By Ron Jackson

HomeCare.com and SuperSeats.com give Michael the 1st and 3rd spots on this week's sales chart, where they alternated with the two biggest ccTLD sales. The .SE Registry, continuing their sale of previously reserved Swedish domains (that produced the $265,149 sale of TV.se last week) filled five more chart positions this week with names they auctioned off on EBay's Tradera.com platform. That group was led by #2 Spanien.se ("Spain" in Swedish) at $60,000. The #4 slot went to WebShops.nl, a Dutch domain that Undeveloped.nl sold for $39,279. Sedo rounded out the first five with RBU.com at $27,500.

The flood of ccTLD sales continued with #6 SD.se at $24,000 and #10 PS.se at $15,600. The country code sales came from more quarters than just the .SE Registry auctions. NetFleet.com.au sold #13 FirstChoice.com.au for $12,908, Sedo sold both #15 Elespañol.com, an IDN at $12,000 and #18 Autoteile.eu at $7,980 and Flippa.com moved #16 SEO.io at $11,000.

With the .coms taking 11 chart entries and the ccTLDs 9, the non .com gTLDs were shut out. They have been the weakest group for several years now but this was an unusually slow week, even for them, with no reported sales from that group rising above $5,000. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 25:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan 19, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 25, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HomeCare.com $350,000 NamesCon/
RightOfTheDot Auction
2. Spanien.se
("Spain" in Swedish)
$60,000 Tradera
3. SuperSeats.com $48,888 Sedo
4. WebShops.nl $39,279 Undeveloped.nl
5. RBU.com $27,500 Sedo
6. SD.se $24,000 Tradera
7. 2009.com $22,500 Sedo
8. PJT.com $19,799 Sedo
9. Nachos.com $18,051 Flippa
10. PS.se $15,600 Tradera

11. IT.se $15,400 Tradera
12. DJ.se $15,000 Tradera
13. FirstChoice.com.au AUD 16,549 = $12,908 NetFleet.com.au
14. SaintPetersburg.com $12,800 Sedo
15. Elespañol.com (IDN) $12,000 Sedo
16. SEO.io $11,000 Flippa
17. Proja.com $8,054 Sedo
18. Autoteile.eu €7,000 = $7,980 Sedo
19. ZAIH.com $7,950 Sedo
20. 35888.com $7,899 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 RCKT.com at $7,695. PhillySelfStorage.com added $7,500. B247.com brought $6,840 and PackAndShip.com delivered $6,250. RealTrax.com commanded $6,000, ShareYourRide.com returned $5,509 and Amstor.com kicked in $5,358.

Two others - OneLotto.com and Postserver.com produced $5,130 each. Sedo had 47 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
datarecoverycenter.com $5,000   hygeiahealth.com $2,800
gadget360.com $5,000 motleybrew.com $2,650
gadgets360.com $5,000 camdenstore.com $2,619
herculescap.com $5,000 nurseradio.com $2,619
industrium.com $5,000 shanlian.com $2,600
mopstars.com $5,000 althotel.com $2,500
napajobs.com $5,000 cash-in.com $2,500
market24.com $4,559 freshnote.com $2,500
helping4365.com $4,500 istambul.com $2,500
conjugaisonverbe.com $4,104 swiig.com $2,500
brainfm.com $4,000 zeroscore.com $2,369
bridgeafrica.com $4,000 groheusa.com $2,299
colian.com $4,000 litecircle.com $2,295
runxun.com $4,000 pattayajob.com $2,295
sharengo.com $4,000 anti-spam.com $2,279
daretotry.com $3,999 myou.com $2,279
tcgp.com $3,200 sassygal.com $2,200
rb8.com $3,192 kfexpress.com $2,166
snapsex.com $3,100 golflab.com $2,001
cnsit.com $3,000 brandbee.com $2,000
qseg.com $3,000 buyelectric.com $2,000
christopherturner.com $2,995 mg6.com $2,000
serveandreturn.com $2,994 mmkt.com $2,000
relaxdays.com $2,850   

Elsewhere OptimalNames.com sold MasterVinter.com for $7,500 and StrategyNaming.com moved PeeBox.com for $2,750.

Flippa also sold several more including Baguette.com ($6,999), BestWebsite.com ($4,000) and Fouls.com ($2,500). Two others - AutomotiveMechanic.com and Holeout.com - went for $2,000 apiece.

Country Codes

As I noted above, the ccTLDs had a monster week, nearly taking over the all extension leader board with nine chart entries led by Spanien.se at $60,000. With those names filling the first nine spots on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart the biggest sale from this group that you haven't seen yet is #10 MotorSport.cn, a Chinese domain that Sedo sold for $5,700.

Sedo also led off the second ten with #11 NN.ro - a rare Romanian country code sale - at $5,699 and they went on to claim 8 chart entries overall. Tradera was next with six (all sold by the .SE Registry) including #12 SE.se at $5,200.

Thanks to all of those Tradera sales, Sweden's .se easily won the extension race with six chart entries. The European Union's .eu was next with three. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 25:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 19, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 25, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Spanien.se
("Spain" in Swedish)
$60,000 Tradera
2. WebShops.nl $39,279 Undeveloped.nl
3. SD.se $24,000 Tradera
4. PS.se $15,600 Tradera
5. IT.se $15,400 Tradera
6. DJ.se $15,000 Tradera
7. FirstChoice.com.au AUD 16,549 = $12,908 NetFleet.com.au
8. SEO.io $11,000 Flippa
9. Autoteile.eu €7,000 = $7,980 Sedo
10. Motorsport.cn €5,000 = $5,700 Sedo

11. NN.ro €4,999 = $5,699 Sedo
12. Se.se $5,200 Tradera
13. PTC.at $3,750 Sedo
14. Kred.de €3,000 = $3,420 Sedo
15.
tie
Designer.io $3,000 Flippa
15.
tie
Pasionbeisbolera.mx $3,000 Sedo
15.
tie
XNXX.com.br $3,000 Sedo
18. Creditum.eu €2,500 = $2,850 Sedo
19. Landsberg.eu €2,499 = $2,849 Golem.eu
20. Pasionbeisbolera.com.mx $2,500 NetFleet.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sale of PKI.ch at $2,428 and three others - Cata.de, Super6.it and SwissDelice.de - that went for $2,280 each

Sedo had 37 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,200  that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
bandwidth.me $2,200   cateraar.nl $1,311
ptc.ch $2,109 vid.la $1,250
esotheka.de $2,035 ssw.eu $1,221
cloudtech.eu $2,000 meditool.de $1,195
ptc.es $1,850 beauty.es $1,140
virtualphone.co.uk $1,820 corresponde.es $1,140
bestofscandinavia.de $1,710 ifb.eu $1,140
deja.fr $1,710 sagadating.co.uk $1,140
energycare.de $1,710 zielgruppe.de $1,140
whois.tk $1,700 abax.ch $1,139
118.ch $1,699 beweglichkeit.de $1,139
oletv.in $1,596 schmiede24.de $1,129
dgh.nl $1,590 freieradikale.de $1,085
megapix.com.br $1,500 abax.nl $1,083
sensor.in $1,500 hotelmedinaceli.es $1,026
featured.de $1,482 scheidung-einreichen.de $1,026
schiman.de $1,425 lovefinance.co.uk $1,020
vcon.de $1,344 bless.tv $1,000
hdw.ch $1,324  

Golem.eu rang up $2,051 apiece for AstroTV.eu and Atmos.eu. FutureLeaders.eu added $1,367 and Think-Digital.eu yielded $1,139.

Back at Flippa Rock.et rang up $1,895, Move.ly made $1,475, Viral.io drew $1,250 and Appraisal.co provided $1,200.

DomainLore.co.uk also got into the act with Counsellor.co.uk at $1,157.

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 rough week for the non .com gTLDs. Not only did they have no five-figure sales, they had none reported over $5,000. That left the door open for USA.wiki to take the #1 position in our latest Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart with a $5,000 sale at Sedo. Sedo filled the next three spots as well with SmartSource.org ($4,500), DearWorld.org ($4,400) and Krankenhaus.net ($3,999).

Flippa rounded out the first five with Helicopters.net at $3,000 and secured the next slot as well with Bookmark.org at $2,550. Between the two of them, Sedo and Flippa swept the entire chart with 13 spots going to Sedo and seven to Flippa.

The .nets won the extension race with seven chart entries nipping the .orgs who had six.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 25:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 19, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 25, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. USA.wiki $5,000 Sedo
2. SmartSource.org $4,500 Sedo
3. DearWorld.org $4,400 Sedo
4. Krankenhaus.net €3,499 = $3,989 Sedo
5. Helicopters.net $3,000 Flippa
6. Bookmark.org $2,550 Flippa
7. Pragmatic.marketing $2,400 Sedo
8. Apico.net €1,800 = $2,052 Sedo
9.
tie
Coding.pro $2,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Debt.wiki $2,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Lionel.net $2,000 Flippa

12. Torrent.biz $1,690 Flippa
13. WorldPop.org €1,400 = $1,596 Sedo
14.
tie
999.club $1,500 Sedo
14.
tie
ePhoneNumbers.net $1,500 Sedo
16. PayApp.org €999 = $1,139 Sedo
17. Kailua.org $1,100 Flippa
18. Woodstock.info $1,050 Flippa
19. Mietwohnungen.net €900 = $1,026 Sedo
20. Basketballs.net $1,005 Flippa

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Two other four-figure sales were reported in this category. Flippa.com moved Royalties.info for $1,004 and Sedo sold LED-Light.net 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

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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