of $200,000 Domains Lead the Charge in Another Strong Sales Week
by Ron Jackson
SatellitePhone.com sold for $201,600
this week and Nasty.com commanded $200,000 at Sedo.com
to land another solid 1-2 punch for the bull market in domains. With
those two sales, 20 deals of at least 200K have now been reported in
2006 (with some others at that level off the radar due to non
An NDA kept Afternic from releasing a $75,000 sale,
but 13 other deals in the five figure range were reported this week,
led by #3 MadisonAvenue.com, which was picked up by Rick
Latona for $23,500 in a private transaction.
followed with the first of their three charted domains, #4 Jongo.com
at $20,400. Moniker would have had a fourth chart entry, but
a pair of three-letter domains, LTR.com and LTR.us
were bundled together in a single $12,625 sale, so we could
not determine individual prices paid for charting purposes.
posted five names on the Big Board with #5 ChristianSpeakers.com
leading the way for them at $15,811. In addition to their big
200K sale, Sedo rang up five more Top 20 entries to lead all
comers. Their roster included a pair of nice country code sales with
#6 Tonight.de (German ccTLD) delivering €11,500 ($14,464)
and #11 Gay.dk (Denmark country code) drawing €8,490
produced still another five-figure ccTLD sale, banking £5,500 ($10,116)
for Gig.co.uk (Great Britain's country code, of course).
The .co.uk extension is having a strong year. We just
published a completely revised and updated
report from Sedo on the .co.uk market that fans of that
ccTLD should find interesting.
The only other non .com on the leader board
was YT.net, a domain that yielded $10,000 in a private
transaction to tie for the 14th position. This week also brought the
biggest .biz sale reported so far this year, $7,500
for OnlineCasino.biz at Sedo. That wasn't enough to crack the
all-extension leader board, but it ranks #2 on our new Global
Contenders chart (coming up later). Here's a look at the
complete best sellers list for the week ending Sunday, July 23:
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25
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.
As noted above #19 OakBrook.com sold for $9,000
We understand that a different buyer bought two other domains there
for $9,000 each, but we haven't seen price documentation on those
two, so can't include them this week.
.Com Supporting Cast
Back at Moniker/DomainSystems, a nice one-word domain,
Cabana.com was acquired for just $8,587. CEO Monte
Cahn also told us about some interesting portfolio sales. A
group of four adult domains changed hands for $125,000 and a
deal for five IDN's brought $5,213 (the puny codes for
those were xn--72c9bva0i.com, xn--n3chz5b1a0g6b.com, xn--72c3a7ag1brb1f.com,
xn--42c4aga4e2ao7dp0w.com and xn--12c2ca4av2ava0ovb2eg.com).
Moniker also had a six-figure .info portfolio sale we'll tell
you about in the Global Contenders section.
Sedo supplemented their six chart entries with six
more solid four-figure sales including OpenSourceSystems.com
($8,000), FreeAlarms.com ($4,500) and Rewards24.com
($3,975). SEOBiz.com booked another $3,000, Al-Foro.com
kicked in $2,767 and DigiModel.com brought $2,645.
At SnapNames, SimplePleasures.com provided $7,600,
JobAlert.com contributed $6,550 and APNA.com
added $6,200. WaterproofCamera.com toweled off with $6,000
while FIBV.com and WeddingLimo.com went for $5,100
DesignShop.com drew $5,000, Dietz.com
deposited $4,913 and USADrugStore.com dispensed $4,101.
Felecia.com fetched $3,938 and EDTA.com tacked
on $3,800 while AdvancedImaging.com and NewsTrawler.com
netted $3,600 each. SnapNames had another 25 sales
ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Afternic, DawsonRealEstate.com closed
at $4,450, CashChoice.com banked $3,500 and GayDaddy.com
spawned $2,975. EZDrugStore.com prescribed $2,800,
USByOwner.com corralled $2,778 and eFights.com
knocked out $2,500.
PersonalResponsibility.com posted $2,344,
MailOrders.com generated $2,190 and AgNetwork.com notched
$2,188. Two others, CashYes.com and MalwareBot.com
brought $2,000 each. We also learned about a previously
unreported sale at Afternic earlier in the year in which AKCO.com
sold for $7,500.
sold QDH.com from their Domain Marketplace for $5,000
and at Enom's Club
Drop, Dowels.com reeled in $3,300 and BotoxInjections.com
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
.Net dominated the Global Contenders
action this week, taking the top spot with YT.net going
for $10,000 in a private sale, and piling up 13 of 20
chart entries overall. .Biz also made some waves with
the biggest sale in that extension so far this year and two
names in the top ten. The big hitter was #2 OnlineCasino.biz,
sold for $7,500 at Sedo. #9 CarLoans.biz added
another $2,500 in a private deal.
.Org was held to four entries this
week, led by #3 HandsOffCain.org, sold for $4,223
at SnapNames.com. .Pro hit the chart for the third week in a row, scoring with Sex.pro which went for $2,000
In an interesting portfolio sale, Moniker.com/DomainSystems
sold 37,000 .info domains for $105,745. That
averages out to just $2.86 per domain, so how does that
make sense? Answer: Because the domains were acquired at .info
promotional prices of $1.75 per domain. The end result
was a 61% return on the owner's investment in less than
The rest of the new GC list was nothing but
net. Here's a complete look at the Global
Contenders chart for the week ending July 23:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25
There were 16 more four-figure sales just off
the chart, with SnapNames accounting for all but three of
those. .Org owned this group with SmokeFreeForHealth.org
exhaling $1,601, ComotionMakers.org drumming up $1,551
and FLPPR.org generating $1,485. ChildrensFilm.org
screened $1,400, Grove.org grew $1,383
and ITWorks-Ohio.org added $1,300.
Also at SnapNames, Cast-Net.org notched
$1,275, Autobahn.org pulled in $1,222, SunSafety.org
shined at $1,124 and SolarHome.org soaked up $1,050.
On the .net side of the ledger, Dania.net delivered $1,605,
DLI.net sold for $1,151 and Unilu.net
Sedo had two four-figure sales, pocketing $1,600
for Pocket.info and $1,000 for Porn.pro.
Enom's Club Drop added another with Stoff.net standing
out at $1,300.
The country codes had a great week with
a trio of five-figure sales, each in a different extension.
You've already seen those three; Tonight.de, Gay.dk
and Gig.co.uk because they all ranked among the 12
biggest sales on the all extension Top 20. .co.uk was
really rocking with five entries on the new GC list including
#4 SecureServe.co.uk at £4,112 ($7,563) and #5
Oli.co.uk at £5,500 ($6,439).
The European Union's new .eu extension
also had another strong outing with four charted domains
including #8 Ventilator.eu, sold for €3,050 ($3,836)
at Sedo. With the news this week that 74,000
prime .eu domains have been suspended by the
central registry, EURid, it will be interesting to see
if that dries up the pool of .eu resales in the weeks ahead.
Fresh off their $5,000 sale of EU.cc
last week, Original
Web Ventures, Inc. sold another two-letter .cc, UK.cc,
for the same price this week. .cc is the country code for the Cocos
(Keeling) Islands. Other countries represented this week included
Canada (with two .ca entries sold at Pool.com), New
Zealand (.co.nz) and The Netherlands (.nl). Here's a look at the complete
Country Code leader board for the week ending July 23:
Code Sweet 16
ccTLD Sales: Mon. July 17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25
€11,500 = $14,464
€3,050 = $3,836
Chirurgie-Esthetique.eu ("plastic surgery" in French)
In another four-figure sale just off the chart, MortgageQuotes.us
rang up $1,000 for America's extension in a sale at Sedo.
Also SexBusiness.co.uk was sold at www.domaini.co.ukfor £500 ($920).
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
this column better, just drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Every Tuesday we publish the highest reported domain name
sales for the previous week. On Monday our contributors send us
their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that
information and write this report for Tuesday night publication to give
you the freshest sales report in the industry.
Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.