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
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
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, whichsold
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
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,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 6, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 14
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.
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:
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
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
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
(.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
(.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
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:
SnapNames Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales
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).
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:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 6, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 12, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 14
€4,550 = $5,834
OnlineReiseShop.de ("online travel shop" in German)
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.