for CD.com Closes at More Than $277,000 To Top This Week's Domain
by Ron Jackson
CD.com was sold during a live
auction conducted by Moniker.com
at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West Domain Conference in Las Vegas in May, but
the exchange of funds for the domain was just completed this week.
The final tab hit $277,750 to rank among the 12 highest sales
reported this year.
Everyone knew that deal was coming but another
six-figure sale completed at Afternic.com
added some new fuel to the domain market fire. PrizeFight.com
scored a $105,556 knockout to lead a very powerful week for
Afternic as that venue rang up four of the top ten sales and five
overall on our new leader board.
period for this week's column included the big July 4 holiday
in the U.S. and, as one would expect, there were fewer sales
transactions as a result. There were still some strong results among
the deals that did close though and a dozen of those hit at least five
figures. #3 RubberGloves.com was among them after getting a
grip on $19,804 atSnapNames.com,
a venue that swept nine positions on the Big Board, more than any
other sales site.
.Net had an unusually strong
performance this week, posting three entries among the top ten
sales, including #4 ExchangePlace.net which went for $15,750
at Afternic. #5 Reset.net was right behind, returning €12,000
($15,329) at Sedo.com.
One country code domain cracked the elite list, with #15 Trident.co.uk
doing the honors for Great Britain after attracting £5,000
($9,232) at Sedo.
.Com claimed everything else, 16 positions
in all. Here's a look at the
complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, July
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 3, 2006 - Sun. July 9, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 11
Keep in mind that these are the highest
value 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.
While four of the major venues all posted multiple Top
20 entries this week, one independent seller also joined the party. Internet
Traffic Signal got on the board with #7 Goneo.com
going for $11,500. One other note - #11
CellPhoneNumber.com and #12 CellPhoneNumbers.com were
sold as a package for $20,000 at Moniker/DomainSystems.com.
For charting purposes we broke them out at $10,000
.Com Supporting Cast
Along with their 9 charted domains, SnapNames
led the .com supporting cast with several dozen solid four-figure
sales, including AdultStar.com ($6,600), TravelBali.com
($6,160) and Snores.com ($5,655). HairWigs.com
pulled $5,565, VennDiagram.com drew $5,099
and FaceModels.com fetched $5,000.
ItaliaTour.com tacked on $4,766, Chemistry101.com
cooked up $4,200 and Turok.com took in $4,140. GoColorado.com
went for $4,100, StorageTanks.com topped out at $3,801,
ProAm.com provided $3,700 and MilkCrates.com
contained $3,635. SnapNames had another 25 sales
ranging from $2,000 to nearly $3,600. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Sedo, Luanch.com (typo) lifted off
with €5,000 ($6,387), Metabolics.com kicked in $5,000
and Noray.com notched €3,000 ($3,832). CoffeeCafe.com
brewed $3,750, DTRN.com delivered €2,800 ($3,575)
and Wiwait.com went for $3,500. YachtTime.com docked
at $3,298, Listan.com contributed €2,500 ($3,194)
and Portfolio360.com posted €2,475 ($3,162).
Moniker/DomainSystems.com supplemented their trio of
Top 20 domains with DomainMortages.com at $6,080 and BreyerHorse.com
at $6,000. SmileSource.com sold for $5,925,
YEZ.com banked $5,812 and RedHotSummer.com
sizzled at $5,695.
Afternic added $6,000 for Vladimir.com,
$4,000 for ClipQuest.com and $3,556 for TrendImport.com.
BQH.com brought $3,500, Agrogestion.com
generated $2,400 and FillInk.com injected $2,250.
Mobi1.com managed $2,200, Mozi.com booked $2,100
and two others, IconTravel.com and MDLink.com clicked
for $2,000 each.
Elsewhere, PoconosCasino.com commanded $2,600
in a private sale and GlitterGraphics.us.com (a domain
with existing traffic) changed hands for $2,000 at the DomainState
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
It was a big week for the .nets. That
extension had three five-figure sales to take the first three
spots on our Global Contenders chart and .net accounted
for 14 of 20 entries overall. You've already seen the big
hitters on the the all-extension Top 20; ExchangePlace.net,
Reset.net and Craps.net.
#4 Dan.org followed that power trio
after going for $7,056 at SnapNames. #5 Flying.org
landed next, gliding in with €2,000 ($2,555) at Sedo.
.Pro made a rare appearance on the GC chart thanks to
the €1,900 ($2,427) sale of #7 Poker.pro, also
at Sedo. .Info and .Biz went home empty-handed
Here's a complete look at the Global
Contenders list for the week ending July 9:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
3, 2006 - Sun. July 9, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 11
There were two other four-figure sales just off
the chart. Cobblestone.net cornered $1,100 at Enom's
and FishingTackle.info hooked $1,000 in a
private sale. At Afternic, someone got a good buy in Maricopa.info
(home to Phoenix, Arizona and America's 3rd largest
county) at $750.
This was .co.uk's week in the country
code race. Great Britain's domain claimed half of the entries
our new ccTLD Top Ten chart including the leader, Trident.co.uk
at £5,000 ($9,232). That name sold at Sedo - in
fact every domain on this week's chart was sold at
Sedo, which underscores how much that venue continues to
dominate this category.
An impressive three-letter .eu (European
Union) sale was #2. UFU.eu went for €4,995
($6,380). Isreal's .co.il made a rare appearance at #3
with the $5,725 sale of Forex.co.il. Germany's .de has
two entries this week with the remaining slots going to
Mexico's com.mx and Tuvalu's .tv.
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
leader board for the week ending July 9:
Code Top 10
ccTLD Sales: Mon. July 3, 2006 - Sun. July 9, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 11
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
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
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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. Richard
Meyer of DotCom
also provides invaluable help
in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
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Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.