Motors to the Top of the Weekly Domain Sales Chart
by Ron Jackson
Over the past couple of years the
domain market has been so hot that "taking a breather" has
been a rare thing indeed. This week would probably qualify
though, at least in terms of there being none of the eye-popping six-figure sales that
we've grown accustomed to. The sweet spot this time out has moved to
the market's mid-range with 17 solid five-figure sales and hundreds
of deals in the four-digit range.
For the second straight week, SnapNames.com
finished first on our all-extension Top 20 chart, taking the
checkered flag with USAuto.com at $40,001. Overall,
SnapNames landed seven domains on the Big Board.
By the way, those of you who are in Los
Angeles for this week's DomainFest
Global conference will see SnapNames VP Mason Cole talking
about the vibrant domain aftermarket during a session I will be
moderating Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1). The all-star panel will also
include Dan Warner, COO at Fabulous.com and Sedo.com
CEO and co-founder Tim Schumacher. Schumacher's company
placed more names on our leader board than any other venue this week
- nine in all, including #4 VirtualLondon.com at $30,000.
was the only other venue with multiple entries. They hit the daily
double with #2 EnterpriseMobile.com at $34,000 and #9 PrivacyControls.com
at $15,000. Afternic's NameMedia sister site, BuyDomains.com
also made the elite list with #13 WasteIndustries.com picking
As usual, .com was the dominant
extension, taking all but three slots on the Big Board. The other
positions went to a pair of country codes and a three-letter .org
that cracked the five-figure mark, #15 TVA.org, a name
that sold for $10,099 at SnapNames. Sedo accounted for both
of the ccTLD sales, banking €14,000 ($18,150) for #6
Bloggen.de ("blogging" in German) and £5,000 ($9,812)
for #18 Contractor.co.uk.
Here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 28:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 28, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 30
Bloggen.de ("blogging" in German)
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.
SnapNames supplemented their seven chart
entries with dozens of solid four-figure sales including MixedMedia.com
($8,700), SpaDirectory.com ($8,200) and Minus.com
($8,100). IceCastle.com added a cool $7,899, Baudu.com
booked $6,600 and ShortBoards.com brought $6,106.
Espalda.com kicked in $6,013, ReplacementWindow.com
went for $5,655 and Binion.com drew $5,441.
FoodSmart.com swallowed another $5,150
and ApacheFriends.com fetched $4,395. ClubTan.com
and Asbank.com deposited $4,100 each while DreamPhentermine.com
found $4,001. SnapNames had 28 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,900. You can see those in the table below.
Additional SnapNames Sales
BuyDomains piled up an astonishing number of
additional .com sales - more than 250 in all. Not bad for a week's
work! Their roster included Snab.com ($8,000), DigitalBox.com
($6,800) and three others at $6,000 each; PhysiciansMedicalCenter.com,
NiceJobs.com and Cybertel.com. Urbanet.com added
$5,100 and another trio, Show-off.com, LegalConsulation.com
and HealthSavers.com sold for $5,000 apiece.
Mastadon.com trampled $4,750, ProcessingServices.com
provided $4,488 and KidVideos.com entertained $4,288.
AATL.com clicked for $4,250, LiveStyle.com
landed $4,100 and Magni.com made $4,000. CertifiedTeachers.com
took in $3,988 and HaloWorld.com hauled in $3,900.
delivered $3,500, DollarsAndCents.com deposited $3,400
and NightCafe.com uncorked $3,300. BuyDomains had 58 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. You can check
those out in the table below.
BuyDomains had another 190 .com sales ranging from $1,950
down to a trio at just $248.
Sedo had a nice 3-letter .com sale with ZDZ.com
at an even $8,000. Meanwhile, back at Afternic, GotMoney.com
cashed out at $7,500 and Jeweled.com generated $5,950
while BlueMule.com and SwiftBank.com withdrew $3,500
each. SDUpdate.com and SanDiegoUpdate.com connected
for $2,850 each and WholesaleMart.com marked up $2,550.
Also at Afternic, LiveMortgageLeads.com
produced $2,520, eConstruct.com eked out $2,400
and SchoolBreakfast.com served up $2,050. Five other
domains; WatchTrends.com, NaturalElementHomes.com, MoveAndGroove.com,
GuitarWizard.com and Futuranet.com notched $2,000
VBWM.com paid $6,005, CandleFactory.com lit up $2,568
and VillageMarket.com gathered $2,305.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Last week, the .nets swept the
top three spots on our Global Contenders Top 20. This
week the .orgs returned the favor. TVA.org led
the charge for that extension with a $10,099 sale at
SnapNames that also put that domain on our all extension
leader board. HealthFood.org and BJM.org tied
for the runner-up spot at $3,500 each. .Org went on to
rack up 5 of the top 7 domains.
Though .net didn't make its first appearance
until ElectronicPayments.net ($3,288) showed up in the
#4 slot, that extension just about owned the rest of the
chart, taking 16 of 21 entries overall (there was one extra
position due to a three-way tie for the final position).
BuyDomains was the strongest venue in this
category, racking up 11 of the 21 chart positions. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan.
22, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 28, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 30
There were another two dozen four-figure GC sales just
off the chart and SnapNames accounted for half of those. 8 of
the 12 names in their group were .orgs including Mist.org
($1,550), Cosmosofy.org ($1,523), CampaignDesk.org
($1,511) and GayLiberation.org ($1,500). Billy-Globe.org
added $1,402, ScardOnline.org scratched out $1,306,
FusionScience.org sold for $1,051 and
IICCH.org drew $1,050.
On the .net side of the ledge, SnapNames sold Workforce-Excellence.net
($1,473), Sportail.net ($1,250), ETU.net
($1,250) and Learn247.net ($1,059).
At BuyDomains, AITC.net sewed up $1,500,
Metanoia.net earned $1,300 and three others; StockPicks.net,
ServiceMasters.net and EarlyBeginnings.net added
$1,000 each. BuyDomains also had some extra .orgs; WildWorld.org
and Creditos.org at $1,200 each, PeakPerformance.org
at $1,088 and CommunityMatters.org at $1,000.
Afternic sold UCare.net for $1,550 and
WiredWorld.net for $1,000 and Sedo secured $950
Bloggen.de ("blogging" in
German) gave Germany's .de ccTLD an easy win in this
week's country code race. That domain sold for €14,000 ($18,150)
and almost doubled the very respectable £5,000 ($9,812)
taken in by #2 Contractor.co.uk. Both of those domains
were sold at Sedo, a venue that traditionally owns this chart.
Sedo swept all but two of the positions on the new Top
There was a tremendous amount of variety on
this week's list with 11 different countries represented. The European
Union's .eu had the most entries by far, seven in all, led
by #6 Numerica.eu, sold atInternetProperties.eufor $3,000. Great Britain's .co.uk charted
three domains and .de had two.
The remaining 8 positions were split among 8
different countries, led by Hong Kong in the #3 spot
with Online-Casino.hk at $9,000. The other
countries earning chart entries this week were Mexico (.com.mx),
Austria (.at), France (.fr), Poland (.pl),
the Cocos Keeling Islands (.cc), the United States
(.us) and India (.in). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending January 28:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 28, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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