Attracts $550,000 at Afternic To End 2006 With a Bang
by Ron Jackson
The curtain came down on a banner
year for domain sales this past week with a half million dollar
deal that ranks among the biggest sales of 2006 and a score
of solid five-figure transactions. AntiSpyware.com led the
way, going for $550,000 at Afternic.com
in a sale that tied for 6th on our final Year
To Date leader board. Afternic took two more positions on
the new Top 20 including #7 Drag.com at $34,000.
runner-up position this week goes to YG.com, sold by Scotland's
Terry Healy for a healthy $95,000.
bagged the #3 spot with Chosen.com
at $63,700. Also landing comfortably in the mid five-figure
range were #4 CarParking.com, sold at DotcomAgency.com
for £28,000 ($54,600) and #5 Physicians.org, a domain
that dispensed $45,000 to Jarred Cohen atUltimateDomains.com.
placed more names on the elite list than any other venue, sweeping 9
of the 20 positions with #6 TransGlobal.com leading the way
for them at $40,249. Yesterday (Jan. 2) SnapNames is also
believed to have made the biggest sale in company history. A
four-letter misspelling of Loan.com went for well into six figures.
The buyer requested non-disclosure of the name and exact amount paid
and we are sure SnapNames will honor their request and decline to
confirm sale details. Though information about the auction has
already been posted on several other sites, it has always been our
policy to respect non-disclosure requests made by the parties
directly involved in a sale.
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries this week. They
scored four times with #8 Paperboy.com producing their top
sale at $27,500. Sedo also accounted for all but one of the non
.com sales on the new list, placing a .net and two .mobis
on the all-extension leader board. #14 Nieuws.net
("news" in Dutch), delivered €11,000 ($14,477) while
#16 BetOnline.mobi booked $13,500 and #17 Silverback.mobi
sold for $10,509.
When you consider that our final seven-day
reporting period for 2006 started with Christmas Day and
ended with New Year's Eve, it is really quite amazing that
there was this much activity over the past week. In the midst of the
biggest holiday week of the year, domain buyers remained out in
force. We think that bodes well for 2007. Here's a look at the complete
leader board for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 31:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 25, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 31, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 2
Nieuws.net ("news" in Dutch)
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.
Afternic supplemented their three Top
20 domains with some solid four-figure sales like NICU.com
($6,000), KissimmeeHomes.com ($5,200) and Ad-WareSE.com
($5,000). SaintMoritz.com contributed $2,850, CompareAndBuy.com
brought $2,288 and SportFans.com corralled $2,250.
LookinGood.com clicked for $2,001 while ZAAM.com
and MyRumor.com racked up $2,000 each.
Afternic's NameMedia stablemate, BuyDomains.com,
also turned in another solid week. $7,000 blossomed from BotanicGardens.com,
Saint-Louis.com landed at $4,688 and TheCreditDoctor.com
prescribed $4,500. CentralHealth.com sewed up $4,388
while WLNP.com and BusinessTelephoneSystems.com
kicked in $4,088 each.
CarolinaFunding.com deposited $3,900, Leiloes.com
and Eurocolor.com drew $3,888 each and three others; QualityJobs.com,
Pression.com and AsianGifts.com generated $3,500
each. BuyDomains had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,250. You can check
those out in the table below.
BuyDomains had more than 130 more .com
sales ranging from just under $2,000 down to as low as $500.
Back at SnapNames, TheFather.com
commanded $8,800, MusicWebsite.com went for $8,088
and CanyonSprings.com spawned $7,700. MooreRealEstate.com
returned $7,600, CenturyInsurance.com claimed $7,100
and HeritageHome.com cornered $6,210.
SpringBreakDestinations.com attracted $5,700,
MicroLight.com lit up $5,560 and FVRS.com
cracked $5,200. RFKStadium.com seated $5,099,
NowThatMusic.com drummed up $4,800 and VideoPages.com
produced $4,567. FreshFace.com and StormDoor.com
secured $4,500 each. SnapNames had 21 more sales ranging
from $2,000 to just over $4,100. You can see those in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
The hit parade at Sedo continued with CompareAndSave.com
($7,000), GuardianAmerica.com ($6,000), GreenVehicles.com
($5,000) and BigPoint.com ($4,606).
Meanwhile at Pool.com,
TirePlus.com rolled up $6,100, Mushi.com
managed $5,007 and CokeCola.com quaffed $4,000.
DisneyGame.com entertained $3,701, VerizonWiereless.com
(typo) tallied $2,500 and CapitolOneDirect.com
captured $2,405. Eingang.com added $2,050 and Blasian.com
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org & .pro)
It was also a good week for the Global
Contenders with Physicians.org ($45,000) leading a
trio of powerful five-figure sales, all of which also made the
all-extension Top 20 you saw above. #4 Ghost.net just
missed the five-figure mark, going for $9,900 at
SnapNames. The .nets dominated the chart, taking 9 of
the 20 positions.
Sedo.com was the leading sales venue with 8
chart entries including #5 Refinancing.org at $6,500
and #6 VLog.mobi at $6,100. That was one of four
.mobis on the GC list. .Org charted six domains
with the final opening going to a .biz sold at Sedo. Only.biz
banked $2,000 to tie for the 15th position.
Here's how the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending December
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
25, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 31, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 2
There were 22 more four-figure sales just off
the chart with SnapNames accounting for half of those. Eight
of those were .orgs, including June.org ($1,732), Auditory-Verbal.org
($1,601) and VIG.org ($1,550). TutorAid.org
tacked on $1,451, ELA-EcoLandscapingAssn.org
ground out $1,416 and ASMC.org added $1,101.
Bits.org bagged $1,050 and ISPNet.org
On the .net side of the ledger, SnapNames sold
Imagesoft.net ($1,250), BusinessTogether.net
($1,200) and MusicWebsite.net ($1,109).
BuyDomains had seven additional four figure
sales including LLLC.net ($1,800), Urlop.net
($1,350) and Lifelight.org ($1,300). SomeoneToTalkTo.net
drew $1,265, ParentingCenter.org provided $1,250
and two others; Metrocore.net and Infoprint.net
posted $1,000 each.
Pool.com sold Tell.org for $1,645,
Sedo pulled $1,500 with e-Partner.net and
Afternic hit the daily double with ForYou.org ($1,350)
and Delvalle.net ($1,250).
Moldova's .md extension made its first
appearance ever at the top of our Country Code chart
this week with the $8,000 sale of T.md at
Afternic. The next three positions on the new ccTLD list were
also occupied by extensions that we rarely see on our leader
board. #2 Cannon.pl (Poland's ccTLD) sold for €2,500
($3,290), #3 Sex.st (Sao Tome and Principe ccTLD)
connected for £1,500 ($2,925) and #4 Pool.cc (Cocos
Keeling Islands ccTLD) pitched in $2,006. The
latter three domains were all sold at Sedo, a venue that swept
10 of the 12 chart entries.
The European Union's .eu and Germany's
.de were the only extensions to put multiple domains on
the chart. .eu had three and .de two. Other countries
represented this week are Switzerland (.ch), Spain
(.es) and Canada (.ca).
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending December 31:
Code Top Sales
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 25, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 31, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 2
In a couple of other ccTLD sales, Sedo sold Template.es
for €700 ($921) and Pool picked up $825 for
Next week it is possible we could see the
biggest .US sale ever reported. An auction for SexToys.us
ended at Sedo.com at $51,000. Of course, a high bid
doesn't mean anything until the money is in the bank, so we
will have to see if this one completes escrow.
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.