Pulls $153,500 Load to Top Spot on New DN Journal Domain Sales Chart
by Ron Jackson
was busy kicking button 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.
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.orgsale 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
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,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 13, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 19, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 21
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 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:
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
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
(.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).
all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending November
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
£4,000 = $7,594
£4,000 = $7,594
€5,000 = $6,419
MelodiasGratuitas.mobi ("free ringtones" in Spanish)
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
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
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
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:
Code Top 15
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 13, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 19, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 21
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 email@example.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
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.