Austrian ccTLD Sale Ever Reported Clocks in at #1 On Our Weekly Top
As you can imagine, the holiday
season is a difficult time to gather sales information since the
offices of many of our data contributors have either closed or are
operating with a skeleton staff until the New Year. So let me
start off with a big thank you to those who went out of their
way to get information in to us this week. To them and to all of you, I
hope you are having a great holiday season and are ready for
another record breaking year in 2008!
A pair of country code domains head our
next to last Top 20 chart of 2007 and the #1 name is a real
blockbuster. In fact, at €408,000 ($590,949)Job.at is
the biggest Austrian country code sale ever reported. The
owners of Immobilien.net
(Austrian's largest real estate listing firm) sold
the domain to Visions4Tomorrow. Immobilien.net
co-founder Markus Ertler said the company was never able to
complete plans to develop the name because of the time required to
run their real estate business, so they reluctantly let it go when
the buyer stepped forward with a suitable offer.
By Ron Jackson
The #2 domain was another generic ccTLD gem
- Veiling.nl ("auction" in Dutch), that chalked up
a nice €46,000 ($66,627) sale for the Netherlands extension
Sedo put three more country codes on the Big Board and wound up with
ten entries overall to lead all venues.
also had a strong outing with six charted domains including three on
the upper half of the elite list (the AfternicDLS sold one of their
names through Sedo resulting in them sharing the entry for #16 Pursuing
.com). #4 Personified.com led the charge for the
AfternicDLS at $35,000.
also had multiple winners, landing a trio of names in the Top 20. #7
ChiliDogs.com led the pack there, wolfing down $18,100.
As usual, .com had the most chart entries with 14. Aside from the
five ccTLDs on the board, the only other non .com to earn a spot was
#19 (tie) ESO.net at $7,800.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, December 23:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26
Veiling.nl ("auction" 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. Our procedure for verifying the
accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.
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industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market.
If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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again had the lion's share of this week's notable four-figure sales
- the sweet spot for their target audience of small to medium sized
businesses. Their roster featured SaltCay.com ($7,700), DebtSolvers.com
($7,200) and BlingMe.com ($7,000). Julias.com
cooked up $6,000, Admaster.com delivered $5,250
and Voiplay.com pulled $5,000.
BankReport.com booked $4,488, Illumin8.com
lit up $4,288 and AllWell.com went for $4,188. Slingers.com
kicked in $4,088 while LocalFuel.com and BrandView.com
brought $3,888 each. SetTour.com tallied $3,688
and two others; Catechin.com and AdFeedback.com
fetched $3,488 apiece. The Afternic DLS had 69 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,400 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had almost 300 more .com sales
Back at Sedo, Nice360.com turned $7,000,
Spokes.com spawned $5,000, Technoframe.com
distributed $4,250 and Freshest.com unwrapped $4,200.
At NameJet, StreetTalk.com and 7X7.com
sold for $4,100 each, Moshi.com made $3,700 and
Okin.com contributed $3,600. SnowFox.com
cornered $3,200, Rosss.com returned $2,900 and
two others; Y-V.com, CamCity.com and Hennesy.com
harvested $2,400 each. BlankGuns.com popped $2,300
with a trio of names that included Zozy.com, Wikepdia.com
and NativeAmericanHistory.com going for $2,200
Elsewhere GXH.com changed hands for $7,595
in a private sale and SEAG.com sewed up $3,000 at Pool.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
After getting trounced by .mobi the past
couple of weeks the traditional leader of the non .com Global
Contenders, .net, bounced back strongly this week,
sweeping the top six spots on our new GC Top 20, 11 of the
first 12 positions and 17 of 20 overall. ESO.net led the way
at $7,800 followed by the $6,518 sale of Liberia.net
at NameJet and Sedo's $5,000 sale of Mustang.net.
.Org appears twice with #7 (tie) Try.org
posting the top sale for that extension, drawing $3,700 at
Sedo. .Mobi dropped back to a single entry this week, slipping into
the final position thanks to Sedo's $2,050 sale of SSS.mobi.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 30
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
17, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 26
There were more four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart with the AfternicDLS
accounting for the majority of those. Their list included
Mobitech.net ($2,000), ChemicalEngineering.org ($1,997)
and Objective.info ($1,888).
The AfternicDLS had 23 more four-figure GC
sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $1,800. You
can see those in the table below:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
At Sedo, Widgets.info went for $1,738,
AKN.net notched $1,650, Tarife.mobi tapped in $1,521
and Bookmark.mobi bagged $1,050.
At NameJet CasesConference.org drew $1,600
while four other names; TRNCWashDC.org, SaintPetersburg.biz,
NDB.org and Creeps.net nabbed $1,200
For the country codes it was quality over
quantity this week. Only 12 sales were reported but one of those was
the second biggest ccTLD sale reported this year - Job.at at €408,000
($590,949). Only Poker.de was higher in 2007, selling for
€695,000 ($957,937) in July. The runner-up sale was also
impressive with Veiling.nl (Netherlands country code)
banking €46,000 ($66,627) at Sedo.
Nuie (.nu) had three names on the new chart
led #7 Phone.nu at €3,100 ($4,490). Spain (.es), the
Netherlands (.nl) and Great Britain (.co.uk) each
placed two names on the list. The second UK name, #11 StoragePod.co.uk,
was sold by Robert Haastrup-Timmi (aka Black
Murdoch) for £1,400 ($2,776) in a private sale. The other ccTLDs represented this week
were .tv (Tuvalu) and the European Union's .eu.
Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending December 23:
Code Top 12
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 23, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 26
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
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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.