of Six-Figure Domain Sales Get Fourth Quarter Off to a Great Start
by Ron Jackson
...and now they are into the home
stretch! 2006 has been another blur and here we are already
heading into the final quarter of what will be a third consecutive
year of healthy domain sales. With a pair of six-figure deals this
week, we are opening the final 13-week run on the right note.
leads the way after changing hands for $150,000 in a private
transaction. Seller Steve Camp of Camp Technologies owned
the undeveloped domain for several years but never parked it. Camp
told us that in hindsight he knows that was a mistake, but he was
unaware of the PPC industry that has grown up around domains in
recent years. Of course, in addition to being a domain that can
generate nice pay per click revenue (it scores 323 with the
extension at Overture),
Camp.com is a name that has terrific development potential.
also hit the 6-figure mark, selling for an even $100,000 at BuyDomains.com,
a company that enjoyed a sensational week, racking up three of the
top four sales and eight of the Top 20 overall - more than
any other venue. BuyDomains also scored with #3 MaxMusic.com
at $31,000 and #4 DVDDownload.com at $27,000.
Afternic.comalso had a very strong outing, accounting for three of the top
ten domains, including #5 CampOut.com at $18,000. SnapNames.com
followed with #6 MyFreeSite.com ($15,250) and they piled up
seven entries overall on the all extension leader board.
.Com enjoyed its usual dominance of
the chart, while .net and .org each occupied one rung
on the ladder and country code domains took two positions. One of
those went to Great Britain's .co.uk while Japan's .jp
produced the other. Here's a look at the
complete Big Board for the week ending Sunday, October 1:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3
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.
We've always known BuyDomains was a major force
in the domain aftermarket, but we didn't realize just how well
they were performing until they joined our elite list of
contributing venues last week. After a very impressive debut outing,
they returned this week with a remarkable parade of more than 100
notable sales. This is clearly a company that is clicking on all
cylinders. They supplemented their eight charted domains with
additional winners like Padders.com ($7,500), Shrubbery.com
($7,000) and CommercialCarpet.com ($6,500).
Club1.com admitted another $6,300, MySoul.com
sold for $6,000 and four others; Remnants.com, MassageTools.com,
LowLife.com and BackSpecialist.com brought $5,000
each. ExpressAuto.com braked at $4,500, SurfingWorld.com
wiped out $4,488 and Zoja.com kicked in $4,155.
Five other domains were in a logjam at $4,000 each; Qart.com,
Printing Service.com, PDGI.com, MyChristmas.com and
As if that weren't enough, BuyDomains had 68 more .com
sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $4,000. You can check those out in
the table below:
SnapNames was also busy taking care of business this
week. Their all-star roster included RussianStory.com at $7,500,
Ehamony.com at $6,311 and FirstTrimester.com at
$6,078. MapFree.com fetched $5,905, VoiceLogic.com
landed at $5,600 and Credi.com contributed $5,500.
HomeStretch.com rounded the turn at $5,216,
Al3ab.com banked $5,100 and StupidVidios.com
(typo) captured $4,988. Kinloch.com corralled $4,658,
WestCoastProduction.com produced $4,444 and CatholicFaith.com
found $4,000. SnapNames had 31 more .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to nearly $4,000. Those are
listed in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
stachel overflowed with MyGalaxy.com and HypeCasino.com
at $6,000 each and Aventurespatiale.com at €3,300
($4,200).Reclassement.com returned €3,090 ($3,933),
BookAndTravel.com tacked on $3,500 and TrackCard.com
clicked for $3,000. Sedo also located $2,850 in HotLocker.com
and BandCity.com drummed up $2,500.
At Enom's Club
Drop, Malay.com maxed out at $6,800 and OreilyAutoParts.com
Back at Afternic, Taken.com took in $5,487,
StudyAbroadPrograms.com stood out at $5,000 and Ajil.com
corned $4,300. ImageUpload.com earned $3,520, BidToWin.com
went for $3,200 and PrecastConcreteProducts.com cemented
$2,495. Also at Afternic, YourLoanGuide.com generated $2,200
and PeakLiving.com posted $2,000.
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
For the second week in a row, .net
took 12 of 20 entries on the Global Contenders chart to
outpace all comers. The extension took the top spot with AJ.net
selling for $12,500 at Afternic. Overall, .net claimed
six of the first ten positions.
.Org owned the runner-up slot thanks to
Alex.org attracting $10,000 at BuyDomains. .Info
got into the act with a pair of top ten domains; #3 CarLoans.info
at $4,500 and #8 DrugRehab.info at $3,000.
Both of those sales were made at Sedo.
In the competition among venues, BuyDomains
and Sedo tied with six entries each, nipping SnapNames who had
five charted sales in the GC category. Here's the
Contenders list for the week ending October 1:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3
In action off the chart, BuyDomains piled up 21
more four-figure sales, led by MyGate.net at $2,088
and Amati.org at $2,000. 19 more are listed in
the chart below:
BuyDomains Global Contenders Sales
SnapNames had seven additional four-figure sales
and all of theirs were .orgs, including Overland.org
($2,052), Riseb.org ($1,951) and SOSPublius.org
($1,760). CBTL.org added $1,550, GritsOnline.org
ground out $1,500, BreadPudding.org brought $1,260
and Stannet.org stacked up $1,225.
At Sedo Verve.net notched $2,200, SBag.net
banked $1,909 and GolfTravel.net chipped in $1,017.
Sedo also sold Magazines.biz for €1,115 ($1,419).
took in $1,499 for Tariffs.info and Afternic
earned $1,000 each for SkiResorts.org and CoolEarth.org.
Great Britain's .co.uk ruled the roost
this week, laying claim to 4 of the 12 ccTLD Chart
entries including #1 Integrity.co.uk, sold for $9,000
in a private trasnaction. .co.uk took three of the top four,
also scoring with two geo domains; #3 Chippenham.co.uk
at €2,200 ($2,800) and #4 Sudbury.co.uk at €2,000
Japan slipped into the runner-up slot
with Casinos.jp raking in $8,000 at Afternic. America's
country code, .US, was also in the first five,
booking $2,500 for Azilect.us at Sedo, a venue
that accounted for 9 of the 12 charted domains.
Another highlight this week was the sale of a
two-letter domain from Grenada. DE.gd delivered €1,950
($2,482). The European Union's .eu put three names
on the second half of the chart. Other countries represented
this week included Germany (.de), Sao Tome and
Principe (.st) and Canada (.ca). Here's a look at the complete
Country Code chart for the week ending October 1:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 25, 2006 - Sun. Oct. 1, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 3
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.