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Tractors.com Pulls $153,500 Load to Top Spot on New DN Journal Domain Sales Chart

by Ron Jackson

Sedo.com was busy kicking butt on the back 40 this week. Tractors.com plowed a path straight to the top spot on our weekly sales chart after going for $153,500 at the popular aftermarket venue. Sedo would have had the week's top five sales if three large transactions from the recent Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East domain auction had not been finalized since our last report. That made those names eligible for the new Top 20 and two them cracked the six-figure mark. #2 Mortgage.net closed successfully at $149,000 while #3 University.org finished changing hands at $100,000

Mortgage.net was the second biggest .net sale reported this year, trailing only Sex.net which went for $454,500 last May in another live auction Moniker conducted at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, University.org becomes the highest .org sale reported in 2006, easily outdistancing the previous leader, Boats.org, which sold for $50,249 at SnapNames in September. All of the year to date leaders can be seen on our YTD Charts page.

Another name from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, Workshops.com, took the 4th slot this week at $48,000. Many more sales from that auction remain to be added to our chart but we haven't yet received the full list of completed transactions from Moniker. After Workshops.com, Sedo stepped back up to the plate and knocked four in a row out of the park, including the week's highest country code sale, #8 TravelZoo.jp (Japanese ccTLD) at $24,000. Sedo wound up with 11 chart entries overall in one of their most dominating outings of the year.

.Mobi took another bow on the Big Board this week thanks to the $19,500 sale of #9 Hoteles.mobi ("hotels" in Spanish) in a land rush auction at Pool.com. The buyer, J.R. Colombani of France, was also the buyer in the $10,500 sale of OnlineCasinos.mobi that we reported last week. .Com dominated most of the action again though, winding up with 15 of the 20 chart entries. The last non .com on the board was StubHub.co.uk (British country code) which tied for the final slot attracting an $8,000 offer at Sedo.

The only venue besides Sedo and Moniker to chart multiple domains this week was SnapNames.com. They put three names on the second half of the elite list. Here's a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, November 19:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 13, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 19, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tractors.com $153,500 Sedo
2. Mortgage.net $149,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. University.org $100,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
4. Workshops.com $48,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
5.  W2.com $31,000 Sedo
6.  Flirty.com $27,000 Sedo
7.  BlueTec.com $25,000 Sedo
8.  TravelZoo.jp $24,000 Sedo
9.  Hoteles.mobi $19,500 Pool
10. WhatsNext.com $15,000 Moniker

11. GoodBook.com $12,500 Sedo
12. Crazed.com $9,000 Afternic
13. Wrexham.com $8,910 SnapNames
14. LondonOnline.com $8,900 SnapNames
15. Sharki.com $8,500  Sedo
16. ChristianLouboutin.com $8,100 SnapNames
17. UFN.com $8,001 Sedo
StubHub.co.uk $8,000 Sedo
Saint-Barthelemy.com $8,000 Sedo
0to60.com $8,000 Sedo

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

As always there was plenty of solid four-figure sales activity off the chart. BuyDomains.com accounted for the largest group of those, fielding a roster that included Andu.com ($7,000) and a trio at $5,000 each that included TheSociety.com, GoodDrivers.com and DiabeticStrips.com. HealthSupplies.com and PHPInfo.com piled on with $4,488 each while CatholicTV.com tuned in $4,400.

Other winners at BuyDomains included PayMail.com at $4,369, Wapu.com at $4,288 and another threesome at $4,000 each that included TotalInvestments.com, SleepStore.com and ActiveSeniors.com. PersonalRewards.com posted $3,900 while DragRaces.com took the checkered flag at $3,510. EraKing.com and CyberBit.com contributed $3,488 each and 000000.com (six zeros) sold for $3,400.

BuyDomains had another 52 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,300 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,300
wirealestate.com $3,300   coinz.com $2,500
itarchitects.com $3,288 australiaforum.com $2,500
rightmix.com $3,200 yourperspective.com $2,488
gooddata.com $3,200 molecularimage.com $2,488
vponline.com $3,088 escit.com $2,488
loveearth.com $3,088 thelegalnews.com $2,450
electricdepot.com $3,088 valueauto.com $2,300
holidayseason.com $3,050 gastogo.com $2,300
greenturf.com $3,049 womenswellness.com $2,288
teleloan.com $3,000 nextgenerationnetwork.com $2,288
heye.com $3,000 leafsolutions.com $2,288
cspm.com $3,000 irave.com $2,288
adnetworks.com $3,000 garagegirl.com $2,288
traintime.com $2,950 cuttercapital.com $2,288
sevennights.com $2,888 carandtruckparts.com $2,200
luxuryaccommodations.com $2,888 leather-jacket.com $2,115
iteachers.com $2,888 musicianscollective.com $2,088
communitylearning.com $2,888 jimreeve.com $2,088
mediamed.com $2,788 taxiguide.com $2,000
myplant.com $2,700 taxiguide.com $2,000
productlifecyclemanagement.com $2,688 seabo.com $2,000
compensationmanagement.com $2,688 phoenixtechnology.com $2,000
separatist.com $2,612 onsign.com $2,000
studio36.com $2,500 injurydoctors.com $2,000
photoessay.com $2,500 equipmentdepot.com $2,000
doppel.com $2,500 architectureworld.com $2,000

In addition to all of those transactions, BuyDomains had close to 200 additional .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to the $200 bargain sale of NetworkX.com.

Back at SnapNames, BaseboardHeaters.com warmed up the bottom line with $7,697 while SOES.com sewed up $7,650 and CainAndAbel.com kicked in $6,743. SoftwareFactory.com cranked out $6,160, PregnancyDiet.com downed $5,900 and Optimun.com clicked for $5,750. BMMG.com brought $5,532, WVState.com stood at $4,800 and HoustonMortgages.com banked $4,656.

Also at SnapNames, HandWipes.com went for $4,650, FilmDownload.com delivered $4,433 and LookSharp.com landed at $4,400. LumberPrice.com sawed off $4,241, Papper.com pulled $4,140 and CityOfMalibu.com sold for $4,100. SnapNames had 21 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,700, all listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,700
soffee.com $3,700   basiqair.com $3,003
woodendoors.com $3,599 portablerefrigerator.com $2,625
pickerington.com $3,500 internet-banking.com $2,601
golfclubmakers.com $3,433 ecats.com $2,600
sugarmanga.com $3,402 mysymptoms.com $2,404
muggy.com $3,332 safetyguide.com $2,390
merinowool.com $3,203 ebgame.com $2,276
hotelquest.com $3,130 giftbasketsonline.com $2,233
starhill.com $3,129 recipi.com $2,070
anythingtv.com $3,101 eskape.com.com $2,050
travelmaine.com $3,043  

In addition to their 11 charted domains, Sedo sold JobScore.com for $6,000. Afternic.com supplemented their Top 20 entry with NetworkDeals.com ($3,300), DesktopArt.com ($2,750), UpClick.com ($2,600) and Marsgirls.com ($2,400). They also tacked on $2,000 each for TradeAgreements.com and BritishColumbiaVacations.com.

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

No doubt about the top domains in the Global Contenders category this week - you've already seen those two six-figure sales on the all extension leader board above - Mortgage.net at $149,000 and University.org at $100,000. Those were the second and third highest GC sales completed in all of 2006. .Org edged .net 7-6 in the race for the highest number of chart entries this week. .Mobi also fared well with four charted domains including #3 Hoteles.mobi at $19,500.

.Biz and .Info also made appearances this week. Ringtones.biz tied Ringtones.org for the 5th slot with each of those selling for  4,000 ($7,594) at Sedo. Meanwhile .info hit the daily double with #8 Implantate.info at 5,000 ($6,419) and #16 RetirementPlans.info at $2,500 (both of those also sold at Sedo).

Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending November 19:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 13, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 19, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Mortgage.net $149,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
2.  University.org $100,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
3. Hoteles.mobi $19,500 Pool
4. ADN.net $7,800 BuyDomains
Ringtones.org 4,000 = $7,594 Sedo
Ringtones.biz 4,000 = $7,594 Sedo
7. VGames.net $6,700 Moniker
8. Implantate.info 5,000 = $6,419 Sedo
9. Alexander.net $6,350 SnapNames
10. Rodriguez.net $4,140 SnapNames
11. Consultant.mobi $3,650 Sedo
12. SportsFeed.mobi $3,450 Afternic
13. MelodiasGratuitas.mobi
("free ringtones" in Spanish)
$2,800 Pvt Sale
14. MMA.net $2,600 Sedo
15. NCLottery.org $2,507 SnapNames
RetirementPlans.info $2,500 Sedo
LMA.org $2,500 Sedo
18. Overweight.org $2,488 BuyDomains
19.  FederalistSociety.org $2,488 BuyDomains
20  Brand.org $2,384 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were two dozen additional four-figure sales just off the Global Contenders chart. SnapNames accounted for ten of those including Restrooms.org ($2,251), Finds-Space.org ($2,038) and BMTAdvantage.org ($1,351). They also sold LavenderGreens.org ($1,350), Roz.org ($1,200) and DKB-Online.org ($1,050). On the .net side of the ledger, OKS.net notched $2,002, FRS.net fetched $1,650, Rehred-Haiti.net raised $1,601 and Linguasphere.net deposited $1,050.

BuyDomains added seven four-figure sales in this category, all .nets. Those included Blancas.net at $1,888 and two others; MagicTouch.net and Froman.net at $1,688 each. Legat.net drew $1,500 while WRDC.net, TaxiGuide.net and JoyClub.net returned $1,000 each.

Sedo secured $2,000 each for RetirementPlan.info and FloridaHomeLoan.org while Pool penciled in $1,275 for Go1.mobi and $1,080 for Tanzen.org. Back at Afternic, InsiderInfo.net uncovered $1,695, HardKnocks.net hauled in $1,188 and CatsCradle.net rocked $1,105.

Country Codes

Japan's .jp country code makes a rare appearance at the top of our ccTLD chart this week thanks to that big $24,000 sale of TravelZoo.jp at Sedo. Sedo wound up sweeping all but one of the 17 entries on our new list. Afternic kept them from running the table with their $5,775 sale of #5 Movers.us (American country code).

A pair of .co.uks (British ccTLD) claimed the second and third slots with StubHub.co.uk cashing an $8,000 ticket and ModernRugs.co.uk rolling up 5,000 ($6,419). For the second week in a row, Germany's .de racked up 6 entries on this chart (more than any other extension). #4 MyEvent.de delivered the top entry in that country code with a 4,640 ($5,957) sale at Sedo.

The other extensions with multiple entries were Italy's .it and the European Union's .eu, each with two places on the leader board. The only other country represented this week was Sao Tome and Principe with #12 Mortgage.st selling for $1,800. Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending November 19:

Country Code Top 15
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 13, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 19, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1.  TravelZoo.jp $24,000 Sedo
2. StubHub.co.uk $8,000 Sedo
3. ModernRugs.co.uk  5,000 = $6,419 Sedo
4. MyEvent.de 4,640 = $5,957 Sedo
5. Movers.us $5,775 Afternic
6. eBaby.it 3,600 = $4,621 Sedo
7. e-Baby.it 2,160 = $2,773


8. Keno.ch 2,100 = $2,696 Sedo
9. Turnbulls.co.uk 1,370 = $2,600 Sedo
10.  BordeauxWeine.de 1,700 = $2,182 Sedo
11.  LernenMachtSpass.de 1,500 = $1,926 Sedo
12. Mortgage.st $1,800 Sedo
13. Entsorgungsunternehmen.de 1,350 = $1,733 Sedo
14. Stapler-Shop.de 1,100 = $1,412 Sedo
SAIC.de 1,000 = $1,284 Sedo
ORPI.eu 1,000 = $1,284 Sedo
GlobTrans.eu 1,000 = $1,284 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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