Brings Big Bucks As Bull Market Continues for Domains
Last week DigiPawn.com
sold a pair of domains that landed on our top sellers chart. This
week, company owner Rick Latona went shopping and came home
with the two biggest buys reported over the past seven days. He
added Baja.com and BajaCalifornia.com to his ever
growing portfolio of gems - acquiring both domains from the same
seller in a private transaction for $95,500 each.
occupies the #3 slot with SpeedTrap.com at $58,500,
followed closely by a pair of names at $55,000 each; Subscribe.com
(sold at SnapNames.com)
and Tournaments.com, sold at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West auction in March, but just finalized this
By Ron Jackson
I thought we had seen the last of the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domains last week but a few more slipped
through the cracks and showed up this week. As a result, we will go
with an expanded chart again this week (going up to 30 positions)
before returning to our standard Top 20 format next week. Every domain on the
new leader board, except one, cracked the five-figure mark.
SnapNames had the most chart entries,
piling up ten big winners including #6 YourCompany.com at $48,251
and #7 WoodBlinds.com at $38,500. Sedo.com
also had an impressive week with seven entries on the Big Board, including
#8 Mame.com at $36,000 and #9 Jeddah.com at $35,000.
also bagged multiple chart positions with #19 SportsTown.com
heading their roster at $14,400.
.Com dominated this week, taking all
but four of the 30 places. .Net managed to nab two (#15 Fox.net
at $19,000 and #18 Viajar.net at $15,750)
with the other two spots going to country code domains. The two ccTLDs
tied for 21st as StockMarket.eu (European Union
extension) and Investor-Relations.de (German ccTLD)
each attracted €10,000 ($13,611) at the same venue
There's an interesting story behind #15
(tie) ETK.com which sold at Sedo for $19,000. That
domain had been picked up less than three months ago (also at Sedo) for just $6,100. There aren't too many places where you can
triple your investment in less than 90 days! Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. April 23, 2007 - Sun. April 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 1
Viajar.net ("travel" in Spanish)
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 just missed still another chart entry with JobsInHealthCare.com
coming in at $9,588. They also scored with FatGranny.com
($9,001), Mature-Club.com ($6,901) and ScholarshipForCollege.com
($6,766). USAPeopleFinder.com located $6,000, IrishCoffee.com
brewed up $5,966 and Coutrywide.com (typo) collared $5,601.
Also at SnapNames, OakFlooring polished off $5,311,
TeenSwing.com tallied $5,300 and NursingStudent.com
stacked up $5,150. CharterTravel.com checked in at $5,100,
BlogsPost.com produced $4,544 and Llegar.com
("to arrive" in Spanish) yielded $4,350. Suncatcher.com sold for $4,255,
ComTrust.com deposited $4,039, CampusAccess.com
cornered $4,010 and CustomCarParts.com cranked out $4,000.
SnapNames had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to just under $4,000. You can check those out in the table
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at the Afternic/BuyDomains ActiveExchange,
business remained brisk with MarketingDirector.com($8,500),
Vegetate.com ($7,500) and O5.com ($6,300) all booking
solid numbers. ChildNet.com added $6,000, Treka.com
claimed $5,100 and CallForwarding.com captured $5,000.
Dealbox.com drew $4,750, MedicalInsurancePlans.com
provided $4,500 and Interni.com commanded $4,435.
InsectControl.com extreminated $4,400, GlassFish.com
reeled in $4,288 and Winemasters.com uncorked
$4,155. Three others, WestCoastRealty.com, VCap.com and
Conservare.com returned $4,000 each. Afternic/BuyDomains had another 57 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,888. Those are listed in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains had nearly 200 more .com sales
ranging from $1,990 all the way down to $488.
Back at Sedo, Protector.com posted $7,000
and Rudi.com rounded up $5,970. At TDNAM.com,
Erad.com rated $2,510, VideoAwayMessages.com
clicked for $2,115 and DeskBrowse.com brought $2,111.
Five more sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction were also completed. Should.com and BluesGuitar.com
belted out $9,000 each, Lubricate.com landed $8,250,
Munich.org managed $6,250 and InsuranceLoans.com
paid out $6,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The .nets were back in charge on the Global
Contenders chart this week, taking the top three positions
and 13 of 21 overall (there was one extra spot due to a tie
for the final position). Two domains that made the
all-extension leader board you saw earlier, Fox.net
($19,000) and Viajar.net ($15,750) ("travel"
in Spanish) head the GC chart, followed by #3 Sat.net,
sold for $9,002 at Sedo.
.Info claimed two of the next three
positions with #4 Emergency.info ($5,000 at Afternic/BuyDomains)
and #6 GetInfo.info, €3,000 ($4,084) at Sedo.
.Mobi was limited to one entry this week, #7 StudentJob.mobi,
sold for $3,400, also at Sedo. .Org did not make
its first appearance until DisasterRecovery.org showed
up in a tie for the 10th slot after going for $2,500 at
Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending April 29:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
23, 2007 - Sun. April 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 1
There were dozens of additionalfour-figure GC sales just off the chart
with Afternic/BuyDomains accounting for more than half of
those. Their supplemental list ranged from $1,850 down
to $1,000. You can see those domains in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales
At SnapNames, the winners included Amoeba.net
($1,616), LbGirl.net ($1,500) and DNP.net
($1,454). HLP.org added $1,371, Abroad.org
brought $1,273, ESV.net notched $1,215
and F666.net fetched $1,000.
At Sedo, UIF.org drew $1,700, Krant.net
cracked $1,600 and Procert.net served up $1,500.
Portaqal.net sold at TDNAM for $1,516 and Justin
Godfrey moved a couple of .infos at DNForum.com;
Decode.info and Papers.info for $1,000
There was a tie for the top spot on our
new Country Code chart with StockMarket.eu and Investor-Relations.de
each attracting $13,611 at Sedo. Both of those names
also made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. Sedo
also had the #3 domain (and all but 3 of the 20 chart entries)
with Nude.it (Italian ccTLD) going for €6,000
MediaStores.co.uk, one of three British
ccTLDs on the chart, grabbed the #4 slot after going for $7,000
at Afternic/BuyDomains, a venue that accounted for the three
country code sales Sedo did not make. Germany's .de came back
to take the #5 position with Schlossstrasse.de
("Castle Street" in German) at $6,793.
.de had more charted domains that any other extension with six
in all. The European Union's .eu was next with four.
.TV was the only
other extension with multiple entries, scoring twice with #7 Bible.tv
($5,000) and #16 Arlington.tv ($1,800). The other
countries represented this week were Hong Kong (.hk), Austria
(.at), the United States (.us) and the Isle of
Man (.im). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending April 29:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 23, 2007 - Sun. April 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 1
€10,000 = $13,611
€10,000 = $13,611
€6,000 = $8,167
Schlossstrasse.de ("Castle Street" in German)
€4,990 = $6,793
£3,000 = $5,997
€2,990 = $4,070
Schuldnerliste.de ("debtor list" in German)
€2,500 = $3,403
€2,200 = $2,995
Erfolgsgeheimnisse.de ("secrets to success" in German)
€2,000 = $2,723
€1,850 = $2,518
Sitio.us ("site" in Spanish)
€1,350 = $1,838
Hochzeitstraum.de ("dream wedding" in German)
€1,200 = $1,634
Erfolgsgeheimnis.de ("secret to success" in German)
In additional four-figure sales just off the
chart, BestMusic.TV tuned in $1,320 at TDNAM and
Caterers.us ladled out $1,200 at Afternic/BuyDomains.
Also, Sedo sold Comforters.us for $1,100 and Interaktives.tv
for €800 ($1,089).
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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