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Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells Cute.com for Over 200K to Top This Week's Sales Chart

I was away on vacation last week so I have a double dose of domain sales data for you this week that will bring you completely up to date on what has happened in the aftermarket since my last report. The biggest development was Heritage Auctions closing several big sales from their last last domain auction in late July. Five of those filled spots on the upper half of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including the chart topper - Cute.com at a cool $230,000.

In another six-figure sale (detailed by Elliot Silver in a blog post at DomainInvesting.com) Koko.com changed hands on the eName.com platform for CNY 620,000, which comes out to $100,440 at today's exchange rate. 

Heritage Auctions (HA) filled the #3 hole with DEC.com (one of the first five domain registered on the Internet!) for $57,500. Sedo followed with Cabs.com at $50,000 with HA then rounding out the first five with Bristol.com at $40,250.

By Ron Jackson

The .coms had an even more dominant outing than usual, sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries. Michael Berkens' MostWantedDomains.com accounted for five of those with a roster led by #10 (tie) CoolCompany.com and FreeATM.com at $25,000 each. The latter domain was bought as an upgrade by company that runs TheFreeATM.com. Flippa.com also contributed to the .com onslaught, selling #16 (tie) VisitRome.com for $16,000.

Two ccTLDs helped prevent the .coms from running the board.  #7 Answers.tv sold for $28,350 while #20 KFZ24.de delivered $14,420, with Sedo handling both of those transactions. 

Only one non .com gTLD made the elite list but that was one of the 12 biggest sales made in that category so far this year. Terrestrial Holdings (TH) did the honors by moving 100.org for $26,000. After doing some research, TH owner Theo Develegas said that is the highest 3-number .org sale ever reported, topping 360.org by $500.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, September 28:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 15, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 28, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 1, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cute.com $230,000 Heritage Auctions
2. Koko.com CNY 620,000 = $100,440 eName
3. DEC.com $57,500 Heritage Auctions
4. Cabs.com $50,000 Sedo
5. Bristol.com $40,250 Heritage Auctions
6. FRR.com $32,200 Heritage Auctions
7. Answers.tv €22,500 = $28,350 Sedo
8. SFD.com $27,600 Heritage Auctions
9. 100.org $26,000 Terrestrial Holdings
10.
tie
CoolCompany.com $25,000 MostWantedDomains
10.
tie
FreeATM.com $25,000 MostWantedDomains
10.
tie
TheMotel.com $25,000 Sedo

13.
tie
5198.com $20,000 Sedo
13.
tie
FullStory.com $20,000 MostWantedDomains
15. StepOnUp.com $18,888 MostWantedDomains
16.
tie
CareOnline.com $16,000 Sedo
16.
tie
VisitRome.com $16,000 Flippa
18.
tie
StoryPoint.com $15,000 Sedo
18.
tie
TeethInAnHour.com $15,000 MostWantedDomains
20. KFZ24.de €11,500 = $14,490 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

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

There were nine more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo ringing up seven of those including Piercings.de at $12,600 and Piqs.com at $12,000. Capish.com posted $11,674, Actuar.com added  $10,800 and three others - Delrio.com, Jiver.com and SkyFox.com - fetched $10,000 apiece.

Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold Yabai.com for $11,100 and MostWantedDomains drew $10,000 for RockBottomRates.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with iDecor.com ($8,100), Clonix.com ($8,000) and Sarinarusso.com ($7,620). HomePartnersOfAmerica.com added $7,000, CloudDefender.com drew $6,500 and two others - TravelCar.com and Mercatos.com - made $6,300 each.

Sefon.com secured $6,294, Homonovus.com notched $6,048 and MauiWhaleWatching.com spotted $5,900. 8753.com dialed in $5,800 while three others - JobsInSocialWork.com, Jubank.com and  Turvo.com - tallied $5,670 apiece.

Sedo had 98 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
wenjin.com $5,500   sosocial.com $3,000
anamaya.com $5,200 watermedia.com $3,000
activitycloud.com $5,000 autosuche.com $2,900
bevara.com $5,000 stopandgrow.com $2,800
flylatam.com $5,000 chrishall.com $2,750
giantbingo.com $5,000 monkeybingo.com $2,744
ilovebeachtennis.com $5,000 forexfund.com $2,646
jetyemek.com $5,000 krshop.com $2,646
kpage.com $5,000 sunjack.com $2,640
lumikids.com $5,000 advancedmicrobial.com $2,619
sangalo.com $5,000 beyouragent.com $2,619
winhec.com $5,000 ypks.com $2,619
eqom.com $4,999 reconvert.com $2,600
fontism.com $4,999 cumbia.com $2,550
icannoise.com $4,994 druckguss.com $2,519
centrinofund.com $4,990 trigliceridi.com $2,507
neofytos.com $4,914 alpha4all.com $2,500
symplr.com $4,914 ansomone.com $2,500
hellobrand.com $4,851 epiphyte.com $2,500
leadsup.com $4,799 nivriti.com $2,500
adcanvas.com $4,500 papajogos.com $2,500
rouletteonlinespielen.com $4,410 skilikeagirl.com $2,500
yays.com $4,410 smilesafe.com $2,500
euro24.com $4,095 visionfoods.com $2,500
darcity.com $4,000 andamanvacations.com $2,495
qisp.com $4,000 alhashar.com $2,494
paylytics.com $3,900 privacyblog.com $2,450
erlebnis.com $3,843 geminis.com $2,449
blockpay.com $3,600 translex.com $2,430
kartist.com $3,528 propcare.com $2,428
chargeoff.com $3,500 avocette.com $2,394
lofthq.com $3,500 runworld.com $2,388
loyaltymedia.com $3,500 skinnydish.com $2,250
oilid.com $3,500 clubfenix.com $2,244
penu.com $3,500 waaaw.com $2,244
tisn.com $3,500 squarebridge.com $2,195
megaviral.com $3,369 pocketbar.com $2,119
nurtureu.com $3,295 steelapp.com $2,100
nopma.com $3,150 videog.com $2,077
panthere.com $3,150 24safe.com $2,000
scitera.com $3,150 aluc.com $2,000
trunkshows.com $3,150 exppi.com $2,000
infotag.com $3,149 f2solutions.com $2,000
8minutes.com $3,000 halomedia.com $2,000
boxing247.com $3,000 headhunterjobs.com $2,000
chatfriends.com $3,000 kaisan.com $2,000
e-360.com $3,000 studentloangeeks.com $2,000
jobabc.com $3,000 tripregistry.com $2,000
slimsite.com $3,000 tvfinance.com $2,000

Elsewhere, GenieDomains.com sold BestCenters.com for $6,800 while Flippa,com moved WPMarket.com ($2,122) and ClickThis.com ($2,050).

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the three five-figure sales you saw in the all extension section above (with Answers.tv setting the pace at $28,350). The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is TheFaceShop.com.cn, a Chinese domain that Sedo fold for $9,588.

Sedo, who swept 18 of the 20 chart entries, rounded out the first five with Online-Roulette.de at $9,450. The two spots Sedo did not get were #10, taken by DomainLore.co.uk with Bump.co.uk at $6,857, and #16 which went to Flippa.com for Use.co.uk at $4,200.

Germany's .de won the extension race with seven chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with four. Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, September 28:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 15, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 28, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 1, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Answers.tv €22,500 = $28,350 Sedo
2. KFZ24.de €11,500 = $14,490 Sedo
3. Piercings.de €10,000 = $12,600 Sedo
4. TheFaceShop.com.cn $9,588 Sedo
5. Online-Roulette.de €7,500 = $9,450 Sedo
6. Externer-Datenschutzbeauftragter.de €7,000 = $8,820 Sedo
7.  Gay.es €6,200 = $7,812 Sedo
8. Chile.eu €5,850 = $7,371 Sedo
9. Peru.eu €5,750 = $7,245 Sedo
10. Bump.co.uk £4,233 = $6,857 DomainLore.co.uk

11. Eataly.in $5,500 Sedo
12. Fanliga.de €4,150 = $5,229 Sedo
13. BB.tv $5,100 Sedo
14. Crafted.co $4,500 Sedo
15. Gather.in $4,499 Sedo
16. Use.co.uk $4,200 Flippa
17. Lyst.de €3,100 = $3,906 Sedo
18. Appear.co.uk €3,000 = $3,780 Sedo
19. Converted.co.uk £2,270 = $3,677 Sedo
20. Tricare.de £2,800 = $3,528 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by three Sedo sales - Commerce.io, Orangerie.de and Travel.ai - that came in at $3,465 each. Argentinien.eu added $3,245 and Criterion.co.uk commanded $3,238.

Sedo had 74 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,150 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,949
aerosol.eu $3,150   casinos.ve $1,512
der-ring.de $3,150 sodexoprestige.es $1,512
finanzzentrum.de $3,150 anwaltdirekt.de $1,487
chaps.de $3,000 goldbroker.de $1,449
ventures.co $3,000 planlegg.no $1,449
malmoplaza.se $2,961 taxiteam.de $1,449
autowerkstatt-stuttgart.de $2,788 zone-telechargement.fr $1,386
pbc.co.za $2,650 666.me $1,380
wisp.co $2,599 ewallet.me $1,288
athletic.de $2,520 fabrique-en-france.fr $1,260
mellerio.jp $2,520 helena.at $1,260
shopware.nl $2,520 huisdierenverzekering.be $1,260
x.gd $2,500 khs.pl $1,260
sabina.de $2,394 sportstars.ch $1,260
rhythm.nl $2,363 supplies.it $1,260
online-spielautomaten.de $2,142 visitregensburg.de $1,260
gaudi.de $2,016 5htp.nl $1,259
airy.co $2,000 flypgs.nl $1,259
klarstein.cn $1,999 lowepro.it $1,259
ostseereise.de $1,978 simbabwe.eu $1,259
welten.de $1,958 ellinger.de $1,246
tute.co.uk $1,944 philadelphia.gr $1,228
acompanhantes.pt $1,890 premierfinance.co.uk $1,215
cosmetic.de $1,890 coffeecapsules.co.uk $1,134
lichterfest.de $1,890 gesundleben.ch $1,133
thairestaurant.de $1,890 rechtschreibpruefung.de $1,133
mein-freund.de $1,889 ratgeber-geldanlage.de $1,129
germania.ch $1,877 costa-rica.us $1,100
elleboutique.co.uk $1,865 d7.tv $1,100
thescore.co.kr $1,800 partybox.ch $1,071
thescore.kr $1,800 tetine.fr $1,071
lokalportal.de $1,764 uuu.info $1,022
jangro.co.uk $1,750 dewoeker.be $1,008
hauskredite.de $1,638 inbraakveilig.nl $1,008
environ.eu $1,575 done.co $1,000
projectbox.nl $1,575 ipsen.si $1,000
bharatpur.in $1,539 sedak.cn $1,000

NetFleet.com.au moved a quintet of Australian domains including Stationary.com.au ($1,957), System.com.au ($1,479) and AustinComputers.com.au ($1,402)DogGrooming.com.au brushed up $1,106 and RegDomain.com.au yielded $1,000

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 gTLD sales produced just one five-figure sale this week but it was a nice one - 100.org at $26,000, which ranks among the dozen biggest sales in this category so far in 2014. The runner up  on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart, Shou.net at $6,000 via Sedo, trailed by $20,000.

Sedo went on to pile up 18 of the 20 chart entries. They rounded out the first five with Uhr.kaufen ($5,292), Losless.audio ($5,000) and Polygon.org ($3,400)

The .orgs easily won the extension race with six chart entries, followed by the .infos with three. The .nets usually lead this group but managed only two chart entries this week as a variety of new gTLDs took places, including a pair of .clubs.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, September 28:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 15, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 28, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 1, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 100.org $26,000 Terrestrial Holdings
2. Shou.net $6,000 Sedo
3. Uhr.kaufen €4,200 = $5,292 Sedo
4. Lossless.audio $5,000 Sedo
5. Polygon.org $3,400 Sedo
6. FinFree.org $3,000 Sedo
7. BasketballGames.org $2,500 Sedo
8. Nix.biz $2,290 Sedo
9 Socks.club $2,000 Sedo
10. FourSquare.church $1,999 Sedo

11. Nost.net $1,900 Sedo
12.
tie
GameStore.info €1,200 = $1,512 Sedo
12.
tie
MyTicket.org €1,200 = $1,512 Sedo
14.
tie
Buy.bid $1,500 Sedo
14.
tie
DJS.club $1,500 Sedo
16. AtlanticCity.info $1,400 Flippa
17.
tie
VVG.info €1,100 = $1,386 Sedo
17.
tie
Ymap.org €1,100 = $1,386 Sedo
19. Seeker.berlin €1,000 = $1,260 Sedo
20. Belgio.info €999 = $1,259 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were eight more four-figure sales off the chart with Sedo posting seven of those, led by Reiter.reisen at $1,197. Meeting.info added $1,050, Saldos.info sold for $1,008 and 356.parts produced $1,007. Three others - CareerSolutions.org, Gym.biz and ILoveBeachTenis.net - notched $1,000 each

Also, Flippa sold Spokane.info for $1,095

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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