Tops DN Journal Top 20 For The Second Straight Week With Six-Figure
Sale of FixedIncome.com
by Ron Jackson
As we head down the home stretch for
2006, the domain market turned in another impressive performance
last week with every domain on our new Top 20 hitting at
least 5 figures (and there were eight more at that level that didn't make the
elite list). SnapNames.com
occupied the top spot for the second week in a row after selling FixedIncome.com
for $101,250. That was one of seven domains they put on
chart and four of those landed on the top half of the leader board.
had six charted domains including
three of the top five. #2 Red.org led the way for them after
going for $50,000 in the third largest .org sale of
2006. Only University.org ($100,000) and Boats.org
($50,249) were bigger.
In case you
haven't heard, as of this writing, Sedo's U.S. staff in Boston
is working from home after a fire on Friday (Dec. 8) resulted in
their office building being closed indefinitely. A workman was
killed in the blaze that started when a transformer exploded in the
17-story building's basement, however all of Sedo's employees were
able to escape unharmed. Here are two local news accounts about this
tragic incident: CBS4Boston.com-Fatality
(known on several domain forums as Predator) used Sedo to sell the
#3 domain, Thistle.com to Thistle Hotels for £20,000
($39,412). Three .orgs crashed the top ten this week and two of
those were rare 2-letter domains. Afternic.com
sold #4 WV.org for $38,000 and SnapNames sold #8 DU.org
Some stragglers from the Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East live auction in October also closed this week,
including #9 StockTickers.com ($27,000) and #10
IncomeTax.net ($25,880). BuyDomains.com
was next at #11 with FastDownload.com at $25,000.
There was only one country
code domain on the new chart; #19 GoDeal.ch (Swiss country
code), sold for €8,750 ($11,619) at Sedo. Here's a look at the complete
leader board for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 10:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12
€8,750 = $11,619
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.
There were five more five-figure sales just off the
chart. Enom's Club
Drop rang up $11,200 with ImagineCard.com,
SnapNames sold CityVibes.com for $10,505, Afternic added $10,000 for InNewYork.com, Sedo secured $10,000 for SalaryFinder.com
another Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction sale that closed this
week, FixedLoans.com went for $10,000.
.Com Supporting Cast
As always, there were several hundred solid four
figure sales to backup the headliners. At Afternic, LiveForex.com
fetched $9,565, BETR.com banked $4,488, PetPortal.com
posted $2,500 and ViewpointRealty.com returned $2,000.
Sedo secured $9,000 from Kipco.com while Miboda.com
("my wedding" in Spanish) went for $7,694 and GCQ.com
Back at SnapNames, OffshoreServices.com
kicked in $9,109, TheSabbath.com kept $8,355
and Burleigh.com booked $7,101. KateHudson.com
captured $7,100, Lenoir.com landed $6,101 and OperaWorld.com
belted out $6,015. NetNutrition.com notched $5,877,
FontDesign.com drew $5,655 and AdventureRV.com
Also at SnapNames, AutoInsuranceAgency.com
and FranchisePlus.com deposited $5,100 each. SawBlade.com
cut through $5,005, Jego.com generated $5,000
and OnlineFundraising.com clicked for $4,544. TeaRooms.com
sipped $4,443 and HollywoodWeddings.com threw a
reception for $4,100. SnapNames had 36 more sales ranging
from $2,000 to just over $3,600. You can check those
out in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
At Moniker/DomainSystems PelicanTravel.com
unpacked $9,095, StructuredProducts.com produced $7,500,
Gynaecologist.com dispensed $7,180 and an IDN, xn--nwqp51n.com
("debts" in Japanese), added $1,913.
In additional sales that closed from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction, PDAGames.com racked up $8,500 while
three others; StockData.com, LoanFinance.com and ForeignInvestments.com
yielded $8,000 each. ValueFlights.com took off with $7,500,
PHQ.com corralled $6,050 and ArmyMen.com
saluted $5,890. Other auction winners included StorageServer.com
and ForexQuotes.com at $5,000 each, ForeignExchanges.com
at $4,000 and CurrencyBroker.com at $3,000.
BuyDomains had another busy week, booking $5,000
each for Mont.com, BestFitness.com and Baska.com.
NaturesTouch.com contributed $4,888, HOFV.com
was valued at $4,088 and MortgageManager.com delivered
$4,000. Next in line were BusinessReporting.com ($3,900),
GameChairs.com ($3,600) and TalkingAds.com ($3,500).
LoanExecutive.com and EZTools.com
tacked on $3,488 each while YourIdealHome.com and SchoolInsider.com
claimed $3,288 each. eRetailing.com registered $3,200
and iGather.com rounded up $3,088. Buy Domains had 39 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that are
listed in the table below:
At Enom's Club Drop, Estradas.com cornered $3,800
and Euro6.com sold for $2,100. At Pool.comCheapTeckets.com (typo) took in $2,049.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org & .pro)
This was a dominant week for the .orgs.
The extension took four of the top five spots on our new
Global Contenders chart and 9 positions overall. The top three
were impressive five-figure .org sales they all made the all
extension Top 20 you saw earlier.
There's was nothing wrong with .net's
outing this week either. That extension also had nine chart
entries, led by #4 IncomeTax.net, a domain that also
made the mainstream Top 20 at $25,880. .Mobi and
.info split the last two openings on the board. .Mobi
scored with #6 Agent.mobi, sold for €4,700
($6,241) at Sedo, while .info got into the act with #12 SportsBooks.info,
sold for $3,100 at SnapNames.
all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending December
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12
BuyDomains (with nine) had more chart
entries than any other venue and they racked up a dozen more
four figure sales just off the chart. Most of those were
.nets, including Eltern.net ($1,800), YouPlay.net
($1,688) and three others at $1,500 each; WebPt.net,
AudioAds.net and ABIW.net. WebControl.net
went for $1,333, Eco-Tourism.org added $1,300
and TeamSolutions.net tacked on $1,188. Four
other hit an even $1,000 each; Zhejiang.net, West-Point.net,
EthicalTourism.org and CareerFair.net.
SnapNames also had a nice group of additional
four figure sales including Space-Access.org($1,829),
Regional.org ($1,809) and Cici.org ($1,707). INW.net
($1,650). Were.net ($1,450), GWRTAC.org ($1,315)
and Cartoonist.net ($1,261) were in the middle of the
pack, followed by Freindster.net ($1,161), Graceland.org
($1,015), OttawaRenegades.net ($1,009) and Agreements.org
At Afternic FCDA.net attracted $1,200
while Fashion.pro and Fare.mobi found buyers at $1,000
each. Sedo sold CaliforniaHomeLoan.org for $1,881
while Pool picked up $1,025 for TheBigDoggie.net
and $976 for SearchForFree.info. In sales just
completed this week from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, Numerals.net
and Decimals.net penciled in $1,180 each.
Sedo has always been exceptionally strong
in the Country Codes category, but this week they completely
ownedthem, taking every single one of the 18
entries on our top sellers chart. You've already seen the top
two domains, Dog.de and GoDeal.ch (Swiss ccTLD)
on the all extension leader board. Germany's .de wound
up with five entries on the chart but the European
Union's new .eu topped that with 8 charted domains,
including #3 Oli.eu at £2,200 ($4,335).
Great Britain's .co.uk was the only
other extension with multiple entries, scoring twice with #8 ReservationRewards.co.uk
($3,253) and #12 Bodog.co.uk. The other countries
represented this week were France (.fr) and Austria
(.at). Here's a look at the complete
Country Code chart for the week ending December 10:
Code Top Sales
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 4, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 10, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 12
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.