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Domain Market Keeps Motoring Along With Trio of Six-Figure Sales at Moniker/DomainSystems  

Most of the biggest sales
you've seen charted the past few weeks have been finalized transactions from last month's Moniker.com live and silent auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas There are more of those this week, but the three biggest deals come from the Moniker Marketplace that is open year round.

Their power trio included #1 Jewelers.com at $150,755 and a pair of two-letter .coms, VD.com and XD.com at $105,574 each (the same buyer bought both of those names in a package deal). In addition to those gems from their everyday site, Moniker wrapped up another large group of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales including #4 Godfather.com at $40,000

By Ron Jackson

It also should be noted that Moniker's $650,000 auction sale of Families.com was completed this week. That was a fully developed website business so is not eligible for our domain-only sales chart, but that does not lessen the importance of seeing a marquee property like that change hands in a live auction aimed primarily at domain investors. It is an indication that more developers and live business operators are turning up at the auctions to seek out new opportunities.

Ten of Moniker's completed auction sales cracked the five figure mark. To accommodate those, we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions this week. The beefed up Big Board insures that high value domains sold at other venues will also get the attention they deserve. SnapNames.com rang up four chart entries led by #5 BusinessProcessManagement.com at $33,250. That may be the longest name ever reported above the 30K mark!

Sedo.com also enjoyed a banner week, claiming seven slots on the leader board. #7 EasyPrinting.com was their big gun at 19,600 ($26,586). Afternic/BuyDomains (through their combined ActiveExchange marketplace) was the only other venue to ring up multiple wins. They scored with #14 FunCostumes.com ($17,400) and a solid International Domain Name (IDN) that went for $16,000. That was xn--80adxhks.com which is the puny code for "Moscow" in Russian. The domain was purchased by Net Mercatus, LLC

There were six non .com domains on the elite list this week, led by #6 ODM.net, a name that went for $30,000 in a private sale (a very nice price for a 3-letter .net). .Net and .Info each recorded two chart entries while .mobi and .org had one each. #10 Money.info ranks as the second biggest sale this year in that extension. The domain went for $22,000 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction, leaving it behind only CreditCard.info (sold for $25,500 in a private sale last month) in the 2007 .info race.

Of course, .com dominated the course as it always does, sweeping 24 of the 30 chart positions. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday, April 15:


The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 17


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jewelers.com $150,755 Moniker/
2. VD.com $105,574 Moniker/
3. XD.com $105,574 Moniker/
4. Godfather.com $40,000 Moniker/
5. BusinessProcessManagement.com $33,250 SnapNames
6. ODM.net $30,000 Pvt Sale
7. PeopleLocator.com $29,420 Moniker/
8. EasyPrinting.com 19,600 = $26,586 Sedo
9. II.org $22,895 Moniker/
10. Money.info $22,000 Moniker/
Penthouses.com $21,000 Moniker/
Appliances.net $21,000 Moniker/
13. BarFurniture.com $20,000 Moniker/
14. FunCostumes.com $17,400 Afternic/
15. Actualite.com 12,000 = $16,277 Sedo

16. xn--80adxhks.com (IDN)
(puny code for "Moscow" in Russian language)
$16,000 Afternic/
17. VBC.com $15,000 Sedo
18. Assurance-Sante.com 10,000 = $13,566 Sedo
19. BrandDating.com 9,000 = $12,209 Sedo
20. Rosters.com $11,979 Moniker/
21. BillCollection.com $11,800 Moniker/
22. Europe.mobi $11,500 Moniker/
23. TortLaw.com $11,251 SnapNames
24. SportingEquipment.com $11,000 Moniker/
25. QQGirl.com $10,099 SnapNames
26. WesternApparel.com $9,500 Moniker/
27. WeLiveTogther.com $9,050 SnapNames
NextDigital.com $9,000 Sedo
Bakery.info $9,000 Sedo
30. DiscountMedicine.com $8,500 Moniker/

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.

.Com Supporting Cast

As always there were dozens of solid four figure sales backing up the charted domains. SnapNames always gets their fair share of those and this week was no exception as MlfHunter.com located $7,300, Loran.com landed at $7,100 and OutOfPrintMusic.com drummed up $6,500. Milhunter.com hauled in $5,700, Weinerschnitzel.com downed $5,000 and MoneyBroker.com banked $4,950.

NfomySurvey.com, Comx.com and PoolHalls.com pocketed $4,544 each and MassachusettsNews.com delivered $4,100. SnapNames had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to just under $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

 Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,988
sdasp.com $3,988   stupidvedios.com $2,600
djmart.com $3,952 safeman.com $2,600
sextalkwithsue.com $3,950 ddictinggames.com $2,450
comercia.com $3,800 quickflight.com $2,422
peachcareforkids.com $3,700 rodreel.com $2,333
addickinggames.com $3,600 domainrevenues.com $2,250
boiseonline.com $3,301 digitalmediaplayers.com $2,245
indexxx.com $3,300 evion.com $2,222
charitablefoundation.com $3,300 wirelessexpress.com $2,153
drawncartons.com $3,249 pichuner.com $2,050
fichiers.com $2,900 acol.com $2,050
8thstreelatinas.com $2,900 invinca-shield.com $2,045
bodysculpter.com $2,756 bikemarket.com $2,042
upadi2006.com $2,700 terbiyesiz.com $2,036
sexono.com $2,655 randirhodes.com $2,000
  elovers.com $2,000

Name Media Vice President Peter Lamson (who runs the company's domain aftermarket operations at Afternic and BuyDomains) told us March was the best sales month in company history. Since rolling out their ActiveExchange platform March 8, Lamson said more than 1,000 sellers had taken advantage of the "expanded promotion" service which lists domains simultaneously on Afternic, BuyDomains and through the company's exclusive distribution network.

The result is consistently impressive sales lists week after week. This time out, the Afternic/BuyDomains winners included Collocate.com ($7,000), SeeCity.com ($5,600) and VancouverTravel.com ($5,200), a name purchased at BuyDomains by Local Storm Media. Recuperations.com returned $5,100, Katarina.com clicked for $5,000 and GreenTag.com tacked on $4,888

HVZ.com kicked in $4,845, Professionnel.com provided $4,800 and ActiveShares.com deposited $4,500. Imgo.com added $4,488, CocoaBeachHotels.com booked $4,465 and PortfolioTracker.com produced $4,400. Two others, Humbert.com and EuroPartners.com drew $4,088 each. Afternic/BuyDomains had another 55 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomain Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
nhealth.com $4,000   executivenetworks.com $2,688
nextinvestments.com $4,000 investmentmanager.com $2,600
mensjackets.com $4,000 giftcollection.com $2,600
mediclab.com $4,000 netdebt.com $2,560
inventnow.com $4,000 TXPI.com $2,500
hsak.com $4,000 recipechoices.com $2,500
cprexpress.com $4,000 nybeauty.com $2,500
maleki.com $3,900 localconcerts.com $2,500
fhin.com $3,645 hotellondres.com $2,500
trafficsurge.com $3,500 kinfo.com $2,488
c1auto.com $3,500 guaranteedplumbing.com $2,488
newerahomes.com $3,488 finalscene.com $2,488
designboard.com $3,300 rentalprices.com $2,300
fotocard.com $3,288 pricevision.com $2,300
roommateservices.com $3,200 latinstocks.com $2,300
catcity.com $3,200 activeentertainment.com $2,300
tramita.com $3,088 insuranceknowledge.com $2,288
playcool.com $3,000 macdonnell.com $2,200
discretechoice.com $3,000 spacealliance.com $2,188
africavacations.com $3,000 grocerylists.com $2,100
cabinetsolutions.com $2,900 superslick.com $2,088
maxtechnologies.com $2,888 stylehunter.com $2,088
luxurymotoryachts.com $2,888 mediamorph.com $2,088
godeeper.com $2,888 cafetrevi.com $2,088
carsalesnetwork.com $2,788 theservicegroup.com $2,000
crystalart.com $2,700 skillsgap.com $2,000
globeair.com $2,688 astrologicalknowledge.com $2,000
   alternativeagency.com $2,000

Afternic/BuyDomains has another 184 .com sales ranging from $1,990 all the way down to $488 (the price paid for GlamorousGifts.com).

Back at Sedo, Agriturismointoscana.com commanded 6,000 ($8,140) and BostonAtHome.com brought $5,000. At TDNAM.com Suckd.com sold for $5,015, WorldOfPoker.com dealt out $4,560 and FunnyAlbum.com fetched $2,905. At Enom's Club Drop, NetGolf.com chipped in $5,000

In still more completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction, MBADegrees.com conferred $6,000, CookOff.com served up $5,000 and RealEstateAdvertising.com attracted $4,800. WestMadison.com went for $4,710, AutoLoanRefinance.com raised $3,600 and MensFashionGuide.com groomed $3,000. MediaRooms.com rounded up $2,600 and VotersRegistration.com enrolled $2,250

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

Positions on our new Global Contenders chart were pretty evenly distributed this week with .net taking eight openings, .org six and .info five. .Mobi also had multiple entries, scoring twice. The top spot went to ODM.net at $30,000. You saw that domain and five others from this chart on the all extension leader board earlier. 

There is an interesting story behind #6 Bakery.info. That domain originally sold for $1,850 at SnapNames in October 2004. In February of this year it was sold again at Afternic for a small loss at $1,760. In hindsight we can see that seller bailed out at the wrong time as just two months later, an end user came along and bought the name from the new owner at Sedo for $9,000. England's Country Style bakery was the buyer and they now have Bakery.info redirected to their CountryStyle.co.uk website.

Europe.mobi ($11,500) was the only .mobi from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions to close this week. Several large auction sales in that extension are expected to be completed over the next seven days. A Moniker representative told us the registry's processing requirements have made the transfer of those domains go a bit slower than it has for other extensions sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 

Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending April 15:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 17


Sold For

Where Sold
1. ODM.net $30,000 Pvt Sale
2.  II.org $22,895 Moniker/
3.  Money.info $22,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4.  Appliances.net $21,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Europe.mobi $11,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Bakery.info  $9,000 Sedo
7. Trader.mobi $5,025 Sedo
8. UKBingo.org $5,000 Sedo
9. Multiprint.net $3,388 Afternic/
10. DiscountCruises.net $3,250 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

11. Maccvs.org $3,100 SnapNames
12. Winrar.net $3,000 Afternic/
13. Rides.org $2,956 SnapNames
14. Legends.org $2,700 Afternic/
15. Facts.info $2,550 Sedo
Floors.info $2,470 Afternic/
Fences.info $2,470 Afternic/
18. AlternativeHealthCare.net $2,300 Afternic/
19. Mobiland.net $2,150 Afternic/
ChristCenter.org $1,800 Afternic/
Cesko.net $1,800 Afternic/

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 19 more four-figure GC sales just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for ten of those including USBA.net ($1,750), OnNetworks.net ($1,688) and a pair at $1,500 each; PCCall.net and HumanTouch.net. FunShop.net found $1,488, KidsToKids.org claimed $1,400 and TravelDocuments.org captured $1,200. EnergyDrink.net and ProjectPortal.net posted $1,088 each and TeenLinks.org led to $1,000

At SnapNames, PeachCareForKids.org dispensed $1,750, VND.net notched $1,350 and Licensing.net locked up $1,300. WJIN.net connected for $1,105 and Candids.net closed at $1,050.

At Sedo, eBook.biz bagged $1,510, Purchase.info paid $1,050 and Filepost.net pulled $1,000. At Enom's Club Drop, RedWines.net poured $1,500

Country Codes

Great Britain's co.uk tops the Country Code chart this week with #1 GlassTiles.co.uk cementing a 5,000 ($6,783) sale at Sedo (a venue that swept 8 of this week's 10 chart entries). .co.uk claimed four of those chart positions. The European Union's .eu and Germany's .de each earned two slots while America's .us and Canada's .ca had one apiece. 

Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for the top EU domain with #2 Oikia.eu going for $6,000. FDH.de led the way for the German ccTLD, banking 3,000 ($4,070) at Sedo. The U.S. plugged the #5 hole with Tackle.us at $3,500 while Canada scored with #8 Investigations.ca at $3,000

Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending April 15:

Country Code Top Ten
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 17


Sold For

Where Sold
1. GlassTiles.co.uk 5,000 = $6,783 Sedo
2.  Oikia.eu $6,000 Afternic/
Marktforschung.eu 3,000 = $4,070 Sedo
FDH.de  3,000 = $4,070 Sedo
5. Tackle.us $3,500 Sedo

6. Oled.co.uk $3,334 Sedo
7. NoWinNoFeeClaims.co.uk 1,500 = $3,008 Sedo
8. Investigations.ca $3,000 Afternic/
9. PokerNet.de 1,800 = $2,442 Sedo
10. Mobility-Scooters.co.uk 800 = $1,604 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had some other ccTLD sales of interest. Nuke.fr (French country code) went for 600 ($814), PTL.us picked up $800 and JerseyCity.TV tuned in $750.

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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