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Sale of 32.com Gives Sedo Top Spot on New DN Journal Top 20

by Ron Jackson

Overall sales numbers were softer than usual this week, but no one is complaining at Sedo.com after that venue took two of the top three spots on our weekly Top 20 chart and racked up five entries overall. 32.com led the way at an even $50,000 and Sedo also scored with #3 MasterTemplates.com at $25,000.

Afternic.com, BuyDomains.com and SnapNames.com were all hot on Sedo's heels with each of those venues taking four entries on the Big Board. Afternic claimed the #2 slot with NetMovie.com at $31,500 and also cornered the 5th position with ParkMerced.com at $17,750.  

The BuyDomains bandwagon got rolling with #4 WifiAccess.com at $21,200 and they also placed EIF.com on the top half of the chart at $15,000. The quartet that held center stage at SnapNames was led by #14 Luckie.com at $9,100.

As usual, .com claimed the lion's share of the chart action, taking 17 of 20 entries, with one of those being an IDN, #20 Türkiye.com, which sold for $6,650 at Afternic. The other three entries went to a .US, a .net and a .mobi, with all of those cracking the five-figure mark. AreaCodes.us and AreaCodes.net were among five domains tied for the #6 slot at $15,000 each, while OnlineCasinos.mobi landed at #12 after being bid up to $10,500 in an auction at Pool.com.

Only 13 domains reached five figures this week, but next week's chart should have a much more muscular look. Moniker.com CEO Monte Cahn said the company expected to have all of the transfers completed from the recent live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference within the next seven days. Once finalized, those domains will become eligible for our charts. 

The process of completing those transfers has been bogged down by the new requirement that auth codes for .com and .net domains be obtained from the current registrars before the names can be moved to the new owners. As many of you have found out the hard way, a lot of registrars were not ready to provide those codes in a timely manner when the new ICANN rule went into effect.

We have many more sales to tell you about, but first let's take a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, November 12:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 6, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 14


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 32.com $50,000 Sedo
2. NetMovie.com $31,500 Afternic
3. MasterTemplates.com $25,000 Sedo
4. WifiAccess.com $21,200 BuyDomains
5. ParkMerced.com $17,750 Afternic
AreaCodes.us $15,000 Pvt Sale
AreaCodes.net $15,000 Pvt Sale
Controversy.com $15,000 Afternic
TakafulDirect.com $15,000 Sedo
EIF.com $15,000 BuyDomains

11. DDE.com $11,500 BuyDomains
12. OnlineCasinos.mobi $10,500 Pool
13. OutsideIn.com $10,000 Sedo
14. Luckie.com $9,100 SnapNames
15. UEarn.com $8,250 Sedo
PhotoExchange.com $7,600 SnapNames
NutritionEducation.com $7,600 SnapNames
18. SBlog.com $7,000 BuyDomains
19. MyHealthevet.com $6,650 SnapNames
20. Türkiye.com (IDN) $6,600 Afternic

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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

In addition to their four charted domains, BuyDomains piled up another impressive list of solid four-figure sales, including PremiumChoice.com ($6,000) and AutomotiveFinance.com ($5,000). TravelSecurity.com added $4,500 while ChannelZ.com tuned in $4,300 and LVCS.com contributed $4,088. NatureTrails.com ($3,888), ColourMagic.com ($3,800) and OGod.com ($3,600) kept the sales engine humming.

The BuyDomains roster also included FirstToLast.com ($3,488), LifeConnect.com ($3,485) and InnerLife.com ($3,388). IdentityOnline.com and CurrentConcepts.com kicked in another $3,200 each while BoxSource.com booked $3,100 and Kodex.com clicked for $3,088. BuyDomains had another 23 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
stopsmokingcenter.com $3,000   crmsoft.com $2,400
onehost.com $3,000 artprices.com $2,400
shareeverything.com $2,888 ruhungry.com $2,288
etrieve.com $2,700 lsdgroup.com $2,288
multiprojects.com $2,688 ecorock.com $2,288
doctr.com $2,650 beautifulresults.com $2,288
amazinggrapes.com $2,600 arielconsulting.com $2,288
wapiti.com $2,500 muscleandwrench.com $2,200
vraagbaak.com $2,500 toktok.com $2,188
venturelending.com $2,500 cmarkets.com $2,100
protectyourassets.com $2,500 3glive.com $2,100
musclesoft.com $2,500 searchbig.com $2,088
awonderfullife.com $2,500 annualcreditreportfree.com $2,088
impressprinting.com $2,488 x-internet.com $2,000
brandspot.com $2,488 indiedvd.com $2,000
yourvet.com $2,466 euroventures.com $2,000

In addition to all of those transactions, BuyDomains sold another 180 .com domains for under $2,000 (ranging all the way down to just $355 for TechnologySpot.com).

Back at SnapNames, Egret.com earned $5,129 while SuperGrid.com and JobKing.com clocked in at $5,100 each. DatabaseDesign.com drew $4,212, USCI.com sold for $4,200 and an IDN, 인테리어소품.com, added $4,100. BathDesigns.com brought $4,088, EarlGreyTea.com served up $3,600 and Integrix.com tacked on $3,577.

Debe.com banked $3,550, VideoPreview.com presented $3,450, ContentExchange.com delivered $3,300 and ProGolfDiscount.com tapped in $3,103. SnapNames had 23 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,100, all listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,100
redlemon.com $3,100   learntoski.com $2,505
mobilesales.com $3,100 whatsbetter.com $2,500
liva.com $3,100 churchweb.com $2,450
etas.com $3,088 sewingaccessories.com $2,361
bountifulbreasts.com $2,850 wwwgamespot.com $2,300
potholder.com $2,812 whiskeybar.com $2,272
frango.com $2,800 netfare.com $2,272
paradicepoker.net $2,756 myhealthyvet.com $2,111
nellie.com $2,633 skateshoe.com $2,038
fliptv.com $2,628 neshaminy.com $2,028
fcda.com $2,610 assassinationrichardnixon.com $2,001
linearalgebra.com $2,505  

At Afternic, ShopBroadband.com sold for $5,040, Excites.com connected for $5,000 and FLYP.com posted $4,488. Visionate.com notched $3,985, Jetlinks.com generated $3,000 and YourLive.com yielded $2,900. SimCollege.com raised $2,800 and IntraDesign.com deposited $2,300 while four others; SmartClips.com, 2Squared.com, NewYorkValetParking.com and AutoParksNetwork.com added $2,000 each.

At Sedo, Money24.com returned $5,000, BJN.com corralled $4,450 and HDTVReview.com revealed $4,200. OfficialRuleBook.com uncovered $3,900, TracStar.com tallied $3,700 and TaylorStore.com took in $2,777

Elsewhere, Pool sold 6AO.com for $2,050 and OreNet Marketing of Portland, Oregon parted with a  six-domain package in a $9,000 private sale. The names included were CardinalsBaseball.com, RaidersFootball.com, TrojansFootball.com, BruinsFootball.com, SteelersFootball.com and LakersBasketball.com.   

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

.Net reigned on the Global Contenders chart again this week, taking the top spot with AreaCodes.net at $15,000 and claiming 9 of 20 entries overall. SnapNames had more names on the GC Top 20 than any other venue, bagging seven slots overall, including #3 CarPrices.net ($5,953) and #4 i5.net ($5,005)

.Mobi made another good showing this week, piling up 6 charted domains including #2 OnlineCasinos.mobi at $10,500. In another strong .mobi sale, Jeremy Padawer bought #7 Military.mobi from Joy Antony in a private transaction for $4,500. Meanwhile, a major .mobi sale is headed for next week's chart. Attorney.mobi just went for over $23,000 at Sedo but the transfer wasn't completed before our deadline. 

The same buyer who purchased AreaCodes.net put two .infos on the chart by paying $5,000 each for AreaCodes.info and AreaCode.info. That pair tied for the 5th position. .Org had three entries this week with all of those on the second half of the elite list. Here's how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending November 12:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 6, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 14


Sold For

Where Sold
1. AreaCodes.net $15,000 Pvt Sale
2.  OnlineCasinos.mobi $10,500 Pool
3. CarPrices.net $5,953 SnapNames
4. i5.net $5,005 SnapNames
AreaCodes.info $5,000 Pvt Sale
AreaCode.info $5,000 Pvt Sale
7. Military.mobi $4,500 Pvt Sale
8. FreeVideos.mobi $4,400 Pool
9. Famster.net $3,500 Sedo
10. Assurance.mobi $3,400 Pool

11. ECCB05.org $3,388 SnapNames
12. Rental.mobi $3,300 Pool
13. XTV.mobi $3,150 Pool
14. PolkCounty.net $3,133 SnapNames
15. Packaging.net $3,111 SnapNames
16. Jomo.net $3,088 BuyDomains
17. ParadicePoker.net $2,756 SnapNames
18. RecoveryResources.org $2,755 SnapNames
19.  Netways.net $2,700 BuyDomains
20  KnowYourRights.org $2,688 BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 39 more four-figure sales just under the Global Contenders chart. SnapNames snagged the biggest share of those, 15 in all, including 8 .orgs, 6 .nets and a .info.  You can check those out in the chart below:

Additional SnapNames Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales  
packaging.org $2,600   gnr.net $1,250
paridisepoker.net $2,350 informationwar.org $1,200
easternlincs.org $2,272 raceway.net $1,113
amazontours.net $2,150 calpatriot.org $1,112
gwc.org $2,049 masterofprofit.net $1,105
maturityworks.org $1,550 citycreditunion.org $1,105
freeipdb.org $1,400 andy.info $1,050
386.net $1,311   

Pool had another nine four-figure .mobi sales led by OOO.mobi at $2,600 and Jackpot.mobi at $2,050. StudentLoans.mobi added $1,795 followed by Cines.mobi ($1,650), PhoneNumbers.mobi ($1,490) and SportBet.mobi ($1,212). Sexcam.mobi and OnlineBlackJack.mobi chipped in $1,150 each and VideoGame.mobi maxed out at $1,051.

BuyDomains racked up seven more strong GC sales, all but one of those being .nets. Those included eCover.net ($2,500), Hotelz.net ($2,000), OneStopShop.net ($1,800) and CosyHome.net ($1,550). Caira.net captured $1,500 and StrategicManagement.net brought $1,088 while Dizionario.org added $1,280.

Sedo sold three .orgs; Stockbrokers.org ($1,400), ChristianResources.org ($1,100) and ChristianBookstores.org ($1,100) as well as a pair of .biz domains; Payment.biz ($1,300) and SGC.biz ($1,050).

Afternic's extras included ARE.net ($1,500), Geist.net ($1,000) and NPAS.org ($1,200).

Country Codes

America's country code, .US, sits on top of the ccTLD chart this week after that $15,000 private sale of AreaCodes.us (one of the four biggest .US sales reported this year). Another nice .US sale, Movers.us for $5,775, was concluded at Afternic after our 7-day reporting period ended Sunday, but that domain will be eligible for next week's chart. 

Germany's popular .de extension won the overall numbers game with six chart entries. Great Britain's .co.uk was the only other extension with multiple entries, taking two, including #2 Like.co.uk at €4,550 ($5,834).

The other extensions represented this week were .de (Belgium), .eu (European Union) and .in (India).  Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending November 12:

Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 6, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 14


Sold For

Where Sold
1.  AreaCodes.us $15,000 Pvt Sale
2. Like.co.uk €4,550 = $5,834 Sedo
3. OnlineReiseShop.de 
("online travel shop" in German)
€2,000 = $2,565 Sedo
4. Griff.de €2,000 = $2,565 Sedo
5. Day-Spa.de €2,000 = $2,565 Sedo
6. PostOrder.be €1,600 = $2,052 Sedo

7. StPancras.co.uk £750 = $1,423


8. HandyKino.de €1,000 = $1,282 Sedo
9. ToysOnline.de €950 = $1,218 Sedo
10.  Profun.eu €800 = $1,026 Sedo
11.  Tintenkiller.de €795 = $1,020 Sedo
12. Like.co.in $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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.


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. Richard Meyer of DotCom Group, LLC 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.

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