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Buckhead.com Seller Banks $250,000 and ActiveExchange Bows With Ten Big Sales 

This week's #1 domain won't come as a surprise since we told you it was on the way last week. The transfer of Buckhead.com was completed shortly after our last report and the domain now belongs to DigiPawn.com who gave up $250,000 for the name. Buckhead is an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta where DigiPawn President Rick Latona makes his home. Latona said the company has development plans for their new asset. 

The other big news is NameMedia's release of the first week of combined sales from their Afternic.com and BuyDomains.com properties. Sellers can now have their domains listed and marketed simultaneously on both sites through the company's new ActiveExchange program. With this change, NameMedia is now reporting their sales to us under the joint Afternic/BuyDomains banner.

By Ron Jackson

The twin aftermarket powerhouses will clearly be a force to be reckoned with. In their first combined outing they booked ten five-figure sales, six of which earned spots on our new Top 20 chart. That put Afternic/BuyDomains on the same plane as Sedo.com and SnapNames.com who also had six names each on the Big Board. SnapNames put five domains on the top half of the chart, led by #2 Necktie.com at $70,250 and #3 MortgateRates.net at $36,495

Afternic/BuyDomains then took their first bow in the spotlight with #4 Video.pro at an astounding $35,000, by far the highest price ever paid for a .pro domain. Even more amazing, the same buyer (a company based in Belgium) bought three more .pros in the five figure range (a level never previously reached by this extension). Afternic/BuyDomains handled all four of those .pro deals which included #9 Movie.pro at $22,000 and Streaming.pro, tied for 13th at $18,000. The final member of the quartet, Stream.pro, just missed the chart after going for $11,000.

The top can in Sedo's six-pack was #8 Showing.com at $22,500. They also accounted for the only country code domain on this week's elite list, #15 Excelsior.com.mx (Mexican country code) at $16,667. Sedo also served up one of the three .nets on the leader board with LPM.net tying for the final spot at $14,000.

Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com was the only other venue to reach the new Top 20, scoring with #11 Jango.com at $20,320. Next week we expect to see the first closed sales from the Moniker live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West earlier this month. As of today (March 27), payments had been received for a number of domains but ownership transfers were not yet completed (a requirement before we add sales to our charts). 

There is one other bit of aftermarket news we wanted to pass along before taking you to the leader board. The latest ICANN meeting is currently underway in Lisbon, Portugal. On Sunday a two-hour tutorial session on the domain aftermarket was held there featuring panelists Mason Cole (SnapNames.com), Tim Schumacher (Sedo.com), Tom Murphy (BuyDomains.com) and Emiliano Pasqualetti (Domainsbot.com). A complete transcript of that session (moderated by Jothan Frakes of DomainSponsor.com) is available online and we recommend it to those interested in the latest expert commentary on the domain name marketplace. 

Now, without further ado, here's a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, March 25:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Buckhead.com $250,000 Pvt Sale
2. Necktie.com $70,250 SnapNames
3. MortgageRates.net $36,495 SnapNames
4. Video.pro $35,000 Afternic/
5. ScrapbookAlbums.com $31,250 SnapNames
6.  Targa.com $30,250 SnapNames
7.  GrandPalace.com $25,805 SnapNames
8. Showing.com $22,500 Sedo
9. Movie.pro $22,000 Afternic/
10. ITFinance.com 16,000 = $21,353 Sedo

11. Jango.com $20,320 Moniker/ DomainSystems
12. HighHeel.com $19,250 SnapNames
Streaming.pro $18,000 Afternic/
Hum.net $18,000 Afternic/
15. Excelsior.com.mx $16,667 Sedo
16. LasVegasRestaurants.com $15,500 Sedo
17. Hidalgo.com $15,000 Sedo
AccountingTemps.com $14,000 Afternic/
AdvantageRealtors.com $14,000 Afternic/
LPM.net $14,000 Sedo

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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were six more five-figure sales that fell just short of the Top 20 this week. Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for four of those with Gunsmiths.com and Performance.net at $12,000 each, Stream.pro at $11,000 and Insure.us at $10,500. Sedo sold Linck.com for 10,000 ($13,346) and SnapNames snagged $11,350 for ExpatForum.com

.Com Supporting Cast

The hot streak at SnapNames continued with dozens of solid four figure sales including Uncorked.com ($9,601), SBIOnline.com ($9,001) and FundraiserIdeas.com ($8,807). PatentLitigation.com and AngelDust.com sprinkled another $7,000 each on SnapNames' bottom line, while DogFences.com penned in $6,401 and CanadaHomeSearch.com found $6,090. Karayolu.com kicked in $5,901, CityOfHammond.com contributed $5,655 and LifeSecrets.com revealed $5,456.

Also at SnapNames, PhotoOrganizers.com arranged $5,211, GunSight.com drew a bead on $4,544 and OvulationKits.com captured $4,326. OutdoorPlayground.com corralled $4,143, RumpusRoom.com rounded up $4,108 and IEDomains.com clicked for $4,100. NotreDameIndiana.com drew $4,099, JackDiamond.com dealt $4,056, CubanRestaurant.com served up $4,033 and OceanSunset.com sold for $4,004

SnapNames had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,800. You can check those out in the table below:

 Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
sheetprotectors.com $3,800   carnavigationgps.com $2,461
championauto.com $3,800 cinemar.com $2,438
bellydancemusic.com $3,799 medlinedrugs.com $2,350
donniedarko.com $3,600 dogchain.com $2,305
ipersian.com $3,500 olympicairline.com $2,276
ch9.com $3,211 lakecommunitybank.com $2,249
denvermotels.com $3,100 sailboarder.com $2,161
automotivemaintenance.com $3,100 elementkjournals.com $2,161
cedarbluff.com $3,023 attictrinkets.com $2,150
bostonbanks.com $2,745 korindo.com $2,059
aspenskiresorts.com $2,745 lodesconocido.com $2,052
atlantabanks.com $2,700 lesnouvelles.com $2,050
sitters4hire.com $2,686 flajobs.com $2,050
virtuelle.com $2,609 skiaccessory.com $2,000
vernontx.com $2,555 coccyx.com $2,000
sensored.com $2,555  

With their new ActiveExchange platform, Afternic/BuyDomains piled up an astonishing number of additional .com sales with 165 of those worth at least $2,000. Their supplemental roster was headed by Nergy.com and Employability.com at $8,000 each and Multisafe.com at $7,500. TheSoup.com ladled out $6,700, SecurityData.com secured $6,000 and ModularTech.com tallied $5,500

WSCN.com and PlanToProsper.com provided $5,100 each, followed by a nine-name logjam at $5,000 apiece. That group included SouthernTravel.com, RentalAssistance.com, RareMovies.com, PureEssence.com, PentagonCity.com, OceanState.com, KidsTravel.com, IndustrialCoatings.com and FlexTime.com. ClassicStyle.com stood out at $4,700 and SmartGifts.com presented $4,688. Afternic/BuyDomains had another 146 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomain Sales Between $2,000-$4,500
leapforward.com $4,500   superiorservice.com $2,500
electronictoys.com $4,500 streamsound.com $2,500
architetti.com $4,500 partnersdirect.com $2,500
weddingarrangements.com $4,400 noremorse.com $2,500
toytime.com $4,400 goodiebags.com $2,500
filmtrailers.com $4,400 executiveentertainment.com $2,500
fencebuilders.com $4,400 edware.com $2,500
fasttrade.com $4,400 colorstudio.com $2,500
hoteldeluxe.com $4,288 boxwoodhome.com $2,500
thesword.com $4,250 alternativetravel.com $2,500
lasereyecorrection.com $4,200 advancedautomotive.com $2,500
elitetraveler.com $4,200 zencuisine.com $2,488
distinctiverealty.com $4,200 gascrisis.com $2,488
courtdocuments.com $4,200 exposource.com $2,488
claymation.com $4,200 abebe.com $2,488
chinamanufacturing.com $4,200 americangas.com $2,470
therapeuticmassage.com $4,100 worldcellular.com $2,450
cellsaver.com $4,100 webreports.com $2,450
topbuilders.com $4,088 toptwenty.com $2,450
surgicalsupply.com $4,000 microtechnology.com $2,450
structuralengineering.com $4,000 medicalmanufacturing.com $2,450
storedesign.com $4,000 independentrealty.com $2,450
newrealestate.com $4,000 longneck.com $2,444
insuranceassociates.com $4,000 sportsmemories.com $2,434
greekfoods.com $4,000 mercantileexchange.com $2,400
designdirect.com $4,000 portadelaide.com $2,310
advancedmedical.com $4,000 warrantynow.com $2,300
worldconsulting.com $3,900 thepatentoffice.com $2,300
carmaintenance.com $3,900 moderndesigns.com $2,300
teeninsurance.com $3,833 beautystudio.com $2,300
mdlife.com $3,800 peplum.com $2,288
beautifulfeet.com $3,700 niceidea.com $2,288
arabictranslation.com $3,700 epapyrus.com $2,288
skylinedesign.com $3,488 corporateinvestigations.com $2,288
emergencymedical.com $3,400 broadbandcomputer.com $2,288
communic8.com $3,400 moviebase.com $2,216
starpics.com $3,300 sportsdrinks.com $2,200
prettynails.com $3,300 autotechnologies.com $2,200
copyplus.com $3,300 xcommunications.com $2,186
golfunlimited.com $3,200 ucomm.com $2,144
commercialrefrigeration.com $3,200 dvdentertainment.com $2,115
boatsource.com $3,100 traditionaltoys.com $2,100
interglass.com $3,088 privatefinancing.com $2,100
technologyreport.com $3,000 music-technology.com $2,100
stepout.com $3,000 medicaldistributors.com $2,100
newmedicine.com $3,000 littleshop.com $2,100
kosherproducts.com $3,000 liquifiednaturalgas.com $2,100
islamicmarriage.com $3,000 lightart.com $2,100
wirelessworkplace.com $2,981 kidsvids.com $2,100
automotiveengineering.com $2,900 indoorwireless.com $2,100
theitlist.com $2,888 executiveapartments.com $2,100
studentsworld.com $2,888 electricaldesign.com $2,100
charitydirect.com $2,880 easycapital.com $2,100
voicemessaging.com $2,800 cellularsystems.com $2,100
taxstrategies.com $2,800 beachtimes.com $2,100
personalsafety.com $2,800 ableauto.com $2,100
mechanicaldesign.com $2,800 secondwife.com $2,088
martinibar.com $2,800 searchtelecom.com $2,088
juvenilelaw.com $2,800 crystalhealer.com $2,088
jamcam.com $2,800 campusu.com $2,088
integratedaccess.com $2,800 webbots.com $2,082
highspeedwireless.com $2,800 electionnews.com $2,080
animalinsurance.com $2,800 traininggrounds.com $2,044
tropicalmedicine.com $2,790 advancedadvertising.com $2,044
southernoaks.com $2,790 wordlyinvestor.com $2,000
psychiatrichospital.com $2,790 interwire.com $2,000
rentalclub.com $2,788 internationalinnovation.com $2,000
ceramicart.com $2,700 innovationinternational.com $2,000
mymakeup.com $2,688 ifront.com $2,000
monalisas.com $2,688 hotjamaica.com $2,000
inspiremedia.com $2,688 highdeftv.com $2,000
professionalcameras.com $2,550 etailworld.com $2,000
sydneys.com $2,500 citypride.com $2,000

As if that weren't enough, BuyDomains had another 384 .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to $200. 

Back at Sedo TalkZone.com took in $9,000, 4Golf.com chipped in $7,500 and ForclosureLoans.com fetched $5,000. At Pool.com, AudultFriendFinder.com (typo) connected for $8,100 and INGDirec.com claimed $4,256. At TDNAM.com, CrazyChicks.com cranked out $4,100 and RichTextBox.com booked $2,555. Enom's Club Drop also got on the board with CAXX.com at $2,300

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

This was an exceptionally strong week for the Global Contenders with six domains from this category also making the all extension Top 20 you saw earlier. .Net led the way with the top domain, MortgageRates.net ($36,495) and went on to sweep 13 of the 20 GC chart entries. .Pro also had its best outing ever with those four five-figure sales we told you about earlier.

.Org had its second straight subpar performance, putting only three names on the chart (one less than the four it managed last week). All three of the .orgs were consigned to the second half of the chart, with Vaults.org (tied for 13th) turning in the best price for the extension at $2,500.

Afternic/BuyDomains was the top venue in this category, claiming 10 of the 20 positions. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending March 25:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. MortgageRates.net $36,495 SnapNames
2.  Video.pro $35,000 Afternic/
3.  Movie.pro $22,000 Afternic/
4.  Streaming.pro $18,000 Afternic/
5. Hum.net $18,000 Afternic/
6. LPM.net  $14,000 Sedo
7. Performance.net $12,000 Afternic/
8. Stream.pro $11,000 Afternic/
9. Dekor.net $7,000 Sedo
10. Apuestasdeportivas.net 
("sports bets" in Spanish)
4,100 = $5,472 Sedo

11. Vaporizer.net $3,305 Sedo
12. Crib.net $3,001 Sedo
Waon.net $3,000 Sedo
Sissy.net $2,700 SnapNames
Fanatik.net $2,610 SnapNames
Vaults.org $2,500 Afternic/
SFTP.net $2,488 Afternic/
SeaChange.org $2,488 Afternic/
19. HurricaneProtection.net $2,400 Afternic/
20. EnviroCitizen.org $2,350 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 27 more four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest valued name in that group, Lehendakari.net at $2,200. They also scored with CBD.info at 1,500 ($2,002) and Magus.net at $1,888. Cibersexo.net delivered 1,100 ($1,468), SSK.net notched $1,300 and Auto-Insurance.biz brought $1,295. Sedo added $950 for Health-Insurance.biz and $930 for Cut.info.

BuyDomains had the most extra four-figure GC sales, 18 in all. You can check their winners in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Four Figure Global Contenders Sales 
gogreen.net $2,000   homesaver.org $1,488
homesaver.net $1,888 undercontrol.net $1,300
hmhs.org $1,800 easypower.net $1,300
homesavers.net $1,688 firstworld.org $1,188
businessbroker.org $1,688 earthtone.net $1,188
bluehole.net $1,688 commoditybroker.net $1,188
intertwined.net $1,650 streetlevel.net $1,000
pottytraining.org $1,500 dvdnow.net $1,000
mediaroom.net $1,500 diestel.net $1,000

At SnapNames, LazerShield.net lit up $1,827 and Superloustic.net dispensed $1,050 while TDNAM took in $1,105 with EscapePortal.net.

Country Codes

Mexico's .com.mx extension holds the top spot on our new Country Code Top Sellers chart, thanks to the $16,667 sale of Excelsior.com.mx at Sedo. America's ccTLD .us, holds down the #2 spot with Insure.us after a solid $10,500 sale at Afternic/BuyDomains.  

Next week we expect to chart the biggest .us sale ever reported, Video.us, at $75,000 (also through Afternic/BuyDomains). The seller, Mark Beatty, said today that Afternic has approved the escrow payment for the domain but at press time, the public WhoIs record has not yet been updated to reflect the ownership change. That should happen very soon, making the domain eligible for our list and enabling us to crown a new all-time .us sales king.

Germany's powerful .de ccTLD is in the #3 position with GetInfo.de. That domain went for 6,000 ($8,008) at Sedo, a venue that continually dominates this chart. Sedo accounted for all but two of the charted country code sales this week. They also made a very nice .de developed website sale (developed sites are not eligible for our charts), attracting 11,000 ($14,681) for Stromverbrauch.de ("electric power consumption" in German).  .de is the world's second most popular extension, trailing only .com. The German country code racked up seven chart entries this week, more than any other nation. The European's Union's .eu was next with four, led by #5 BioMass.eu at 3,400 ($4,538).  

France (.fr), Belgium (.be), Great Britain (.co.uk), India (.in) and Argentina (.com.ar) also made chart appearances this week. France topped that group with #4 ESL.fr going for 4,750 ($6,339). #7 PZ.be was next selling for 2,325 ($3,103) in a private transaction. Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending March 25:

Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 19, 2007 - Sun. March 25, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. March 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Excelsior.com.mx $16,667 Sedo
2.  Insure.us $10,500 Afternic/
3. GetInfo.de 6,000 = $8,008 Sedo
4. ESL.fr  4,750 = $6,339 Sedo
5. BioMass.eu 3,400 = $4,538 Sedo
6. MyVoice.de 3,000 = $4,004 Sedo
7. Poker-Online.de 2,800 = $3,737 Sedo
8. PZ.be 2,325 = $3,103 Pvt Sale
Matthies.eu 2,000 = $2,669 Sedo
iTime.de 2,000 = $2,669 Sedo
(gratis is Spanish for "free")
2,000 = $2,669 Sedo

12. eMediate.de 1,800 = $2,402 Sedo
13. Snappi.de 1,555 = $2,075 Sedo
14. Adress-Research.eu 1,500 = $2,002 Sedo
15. DearlyBeloved.co.uk 1,000 = $1,966 Sedo
16. LiveScore.in $1,550 Sedo
17. Schleiftechnik.eu 1,000 = $1,335 Sedo
18. Tonos.com.ar $1,117 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In another sale that just missed the four-figure mark, Glacier.ca (Canadian ccTLD) went for $925 at Pool.com.

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 Charts page.


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 editor@dnjournal.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 Group, LLC 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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