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3-Letter .Com Domain Draws $100,000 at Sedo in This Week's Top Sale 

Sedo.com sailed to the top of this week's Top 20 domain sales chart by handling a $100,000 deal for AMT.com. That is the biggest three-letter .com sale reported so far this year. We understand that Sedo completed another big 3-letter .com sale today (May 22) that will be eligible for next week's chart. That was BCF.com, purchased by Burlington Coat Factory for $71,000. Our weekly reports cover sales made in the 7-day period ending on Sunday. 

While we are on the subject of the timeline for this column, let me give you a heads up about next week. Next Monday will be Memorial Day, a major holiday in the U.S., and the offices of all of the USA-based sales venues will be closed. We normally gather our sales data from them each Monday, then write the column Tuesday for publication that night. Due to the upcoming holiday, everything will move back one day next week and the column will be published Wednesday night (May 30) instead.

By Ron Jackson

One other bit of housekeeping to take care of before we dive into the rest of this week's sales. Last week we told you about the sale of Porn.com that was brokered by Moniker.com. The exact price of the sale was not released at that time (though both the buyer and broker announced that the figure was over $9 million). Moniker CEO Monte Cahn has since told us that the exact sale price was $9.5 million in cash. Other terms of the deal were not announced and as of this writing the WhoIs record still shows this domain in Moniker's escrow account. Once the domain has been transferred to the buyer (MXN Limited) this domain will be become eligible for our Year-To-Date chart (where it would currently rank as the biggest sale of 2007, as well as the biggest all-cash sale ever reported). 

Now on with this week's show.  Sedo, SnapNames.com and Afternic.com/BuyDomains.com each put five domains on our new leader board. A Korean IDN (International Domain Name) led the SnapNames roster and ranks as the week's second biggest sale. 휴대폰.com (the puny code is xn--vk1bq83dvhc.com) attracted $36,194. We are told by the buyer that the translation is ("carry/portable phone" in Korean)," essentially equivalent to what English speakers would refer to as mobile or cell phone.

All five of Sedo's charted domains landed in the top ten, including #3 Geisha.com at $28,777. That was followed by the biggest .TV sale reported so far this year, DE.TV at $21,500. James Barclay of AllThings.tv made that sale in a private transaction. Moniker took the 5th slot, one of three names they put on the Big Board, with WannaGo.com at $20,350. Pool.com was the only other venue with multiple entries this week, scoring twice with #10 (tie) Netica.com leading the way for them at $13,000. Afternic/BuyDomains sold PetKeeper.com at the same price to start their run of five charted domains.

.Com took 15 of the 21 positions (there was an extra spot due to a three-way tie for the last rung on the ladder). The country codes also enjoyed a solid week with five entries and all of those hit five figures. All but one of them reached the top half of the elite list. In addition to the .TV at #4, the 6th, 7th and 8th slots went to ccTLDs representing Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. Spain also got into the act with #13 Bueno.es ("good" in Spanish) at 9,000 ($12,105).

The only other non .com on the list is #12 HM.net, sold at Moniker for $12,250. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday, May 20:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. AMT.com $100,000 Sedo
2. 휴대폰.com
("carry/portable phone" in Korean)
$36,194 SnapNames
3. Geisha.com $28,777 Sedo
4. DE.TV $21,500 Pvt Sale
5. WannaGo.com $20,350 Moniker
6. Roommate.co.uk 8,500 = $16,801 Sedo
7. Webmaster.nl 12,000 = $16,141 Sedo
8. Wahltarife.de 10,000 = $13,451 Sedo
Petkeeper.com $13,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
Netica.com $13,000 Pool

11. RetirementLife.com $12,800 SnapNames
12. HM.net $12,250 Moniker
13. Bueno.es
("good" in Spanish)
9,000 = $12,105 Sedo
14. FreeGambling.com $12,000 Pool
15. MYYP.com $11,800 Afternic/ BuyDomains
16. FairbanksAlaska.com $11,361 SnapNames
17. SummerBreak.com $11,250 Afternic/ BuyDomains
18. Tributes.com $10,120 Moniker
KnowYourRisks.com $10,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
Beneficent.com $10,000 Afternic/ BuyDomains
BellinghamWA.com $10,000 SnapNames

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

Sedo supplemented their five chart entries with winners like JOZ.com ($9,350), PureSkin.com ($6,000) and ActiveFitness.com ($5,750). RMQ.com added $5,400 and StarSite.com sold for $5,000. Sedo also had a nice developed website sale, moving PortalBulgaria.com for 6,000 ($8,089).

The SnapNames starting five all made it to the Big Board and the popular expired domain auction house also had a boatload of solid four-figure sales. OlympiaWA.com went for $9,211, TuxShop.com looked dashing at $9,100 and Frostbites.com put a cool $8,180 on ice. BeachThongs.com flashed $7,243, DreamDating.com connected for $6,700 and Chuang.com drew $6,100. BulkBarn.com bagged $6,000, UnitedVacation.com clocked out at $5,600 and WoodenShips.com sailed with $5,100.

LongTermInvestments.com returned $5,009 and another Korean IDN, 요리학원.com (xn--oy2b19ugf746c.com) added $5,000. That term roughly translates to "cooking classes". CollegeDebtConsolidation.com deposited $4,988, PhotoTShirts.com captured $4,867 and HealthInsurer.com covered $4,595. AmericanJets.com took off with $4,533, BuyAndSale.com booked $4,222 and SMSAlerts.com lit up $4,111

SnapNames sold another 38 .com domains ranging from $2,000 to $3,803. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,803
rooftopcarriers.com $3,803   jobinjury.com $2,500
str8buy.com $3,800 babylonians.com $2,433
melonhead.com $3,700 lifesite.com $2,395
koreancookbook.com $3,600 cyberentertainment.com $2,395
creditrepairattorney.com $3,433 billingdisputes.com $2,361
screenlight.com $3,400 pwgalleries.com $2,350
aquariumexperts.com $3,229 artconnection.com $2,350
procart.com $3,130 bulkseed.com $2,321
vegasrentals.com $3,115 lakelanierrealestate.com $2,250
rubberneck.com $3,076 sportsflooring.com $2,200
mbaworkshop.com $2,910 homemadepron.com $2,129
lefthandedguitar.com $2,905 superbikeracing.com $2,101
costengineering.com $2,877 tolt.com $2,050
housingcosts.com $2,655 pocketbikewholesalers.com $2,039
allaboutart.com $2,655 1849.com $2,001
petfashion.com $2,600 vrhomes.com $2,000
hannamontanna.com $2,600 ticketflights.com $2,000
batteryventures.com $2,600 shorerealty.com $2,000
privacypassport.com $2,500 interactiveplanet.com $2,000

Back at Afternic/BuyDomains, the ActiveExchange kept cranking out hits with names like Farmlands.com ($5,499) and a six-domain pack at $5,000 each that included Nervus.com, MobilePhoto.com, iResorts.com, HouseInteriors.com, FaceCard.com and Club19.com

DADT.com dealt $4,812, ThePoorhouse.com provided $4,288 and ChinaSat.com checked in at $3,900. ChoiceCollection.com clicked for $3,815, PartyProducts.com produced $3,800 and two others, TheFinePrint.com and JustEyes.com ogled $3,700 apiece. FutureMail.com delivered $3,688 and PerfomanceParts.com (typo) tacked on $3,500

Afternic/BuyDomains had another 58 .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,488. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Afternic/BuyDomain Sales Between $2,000-$3,488
lampwork.com $3,488   curtisindustries.com $2,350
citymeals.com $3,288 environmentalfinance.com $2,300
planz.com $3,088 bravade.com $2,300
kville.com $3,088 beveragedelivery.com $2,300
adhance.com $3,088 artspeak.com $2,300
skorpion.com $3,000 similisan.com $2,288
peernetworks.com $3,000 eyeandvision.com $2,288
geoviajes.com $3,000 cbdata.com $2,285
customclassics.com $2,900 intercamp.com $2,250
secretvalley.com $2,888 africasat.com $2,188
onetworks.com $2,888 thecityschool.com $2,150
highereducationnetwork.com $2,888 staffline.com $2,100
brmedia.com $2,888 youhot.com $2,088
professionalconnections.com $2,700 spotzone.com $2,088
theupside.com $2,688 ruskamen.com $2,088
thermalfoam.com $2,688 pursuitsystems.com $2,088
wideloads.com $2,600 myflick.com $2,088
dreamdestination.com $2,600 iheard.com $2,088
admeter.com $2,600 pickapearl.com $2,050
WeatherFly.com $2,500 wildisle.com $2,000
smallworlds.com $2,500 virtualtechnologies.com $2,000
prismcapital.com $2,500 travelhealthcare.com $2,000
mtconnect.com $2,500 techcheck.com $2,000
kitchenpro.com $2,500 sixone.com $2,000
rentamotorcycle.com $2,400 networkprint.com $2,000
pecon.com $2,400 mainspace.com $2,000
indietheater.com $2,400 hotautodeals.com $2,000
envirolink.com $2,375 bizwear.com $2,000
newzoo.com $2,350 2print.com $2,000

Afternic/BuyDomains had over 200 more .com sales ranging from $1,988 all the way down to just $388.

Elsewhere, Josh Orter sold IdentityBureau.com for $5,000 in a private sale, Pool picked up $4,523 for PostalCodes.com and TDNAM.com gained $3,340 with GLaing.com.

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

A sweet two-letter .net, HM.net leads this weeks Global Contenders chart after ringing up $12,250 at Moniker.com. That was one of eight .nets on the new list. .Org has been missing in action recently (the extension had only one charted name last week), but the TLD came back with a vengeance this week, tying .net with eight chart entries of its own. The .org leaders were #2 Mame.org, sold for $7,500 at Sedo and #3 (tie) Sociopath.org, sold for $5,000 at Afternic/BuyDomains.

.Info and .Biz each put two names on the elite GC list. Eric.info tied for third at $5,000 while Rentenfonds.info ("fixed interest fund" in German) deadlocked for the 7th slot after attracting $3,000 at Sedo. #5 Gold.biz banked $3,700 and #16 IdahoFalls.biz drummed up $2,050, with both .biz domains selling at Sedo.

Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending May 20:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. HM.net $12,250 Moniker
2.  Mame.org $7,500 Sedo
Sociopath.org $5,000 Afternic/
Eric.info $5,000 Afternic/
5. Gold.biz $3,700 Sedo
6. Beneficent.org  $3,288 Afternic/
Umbi.org $3,000 Afternic/
("fixed interest fund" in German)
$3,000 Sedo
9. Meteorite.net $2,975 Pool
10. MBAWorkshop.net $2,910 SnapNames

Elevation.net $2,500 Afternic/
Comforters.net $2,500 Afternic/
13. 01.org $2,300 Pvt Sale
14. MyGear.net $2,200 Sedo
15. Solartech.org $2,088 Afternic/
16. IdahoFalls.biz $2,050 Sedo
17. Plaza.org $2,000 Afternic/
18. Crystallography.org $1,997 Sedo
19. SalesManagement.net $1,900 Enom's Club Drop
20. SalesPartner.net $1,888 Afternic/

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 25 more four-figure GC sales just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for most of those (19 in all). You can see their additional Global Contenders sales in the table below:

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains G.C. Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
gobaby.net $1,888   peernetworks.net $1,200
worldchange.org $1,800 pasba.org $1,200
economie.org $1,800 drmartinlutherking.net $1,200
securitydata.net $1,688 hydrant.net $1,100
loanland.net $1,510 educationnetwork.net $1,095
tooltech.net $1,300 inni.net $1,060
virtualtechnologies.net $1,200 sportsmanager.org $1,000
synergygroup.net $1,200 hurricaneprotection.org $1,000
sportsclub.net $1,200 beautyonline.net $1,000
rubberflooring.net $1,200   

At SnapNames Host.biz billed $1,450, DinoHeart.org hauled in $1,400, MonthlyRentals.net notched $1,300 and ClinicalCardiology.org claimed $1,050. Sedo sold HMO.mobi for $1,500 and Moniker made $892 with FIA.biz.

Country Codes

The country codes turned in a very strong performance this week, powered by five 5-figure sales, all of which crashed the all-extension leader board you saw earlier. DE.TV led the way at $21,500 and was joined by three other .TVs on the ccTLD Top 20. Richard Kligman of QOOF.com downed $7,500 with #6 Alcohol.tv (sold at the NamePros.com forum), Dottie Gruhler of SmashFactory.com dialed in $2,850 for #11 Jack.tv in a private sale and #19 eRealty.tv returned $1,025 at TDNAM.

Spain's .es also had a great outing, charting four domains and all of those landed on the top half of the elite list, led by #5 Bueno.es ("good" in Spanish) at 9,000 ($12,105). Great Britain's co.uk matched .tv and .es with four charted domains of its own, led by #2 Roommate.co.uk, sold for 8,500 ($16,801) at Sedo. Sedo wound up sweeping 16 of the 20 chart positions.

The European Union's .eu appears three times with #13 BauPortal.eu being the best in that group at 1,890 ($2,542). The other countries represented this week include the Netherlands (.nl), Switzerland (.ch) and Belgium (.be). Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending May 20:

Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 14, 2007 - Sun. May 20, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. DE.TV $21,500 Pvt Sale
2.  Roommate.co.uk 8,500 = $16,801 Sedo
3. Webmaster.nl 12,000 = $16,141 Sedo
4. Wahltarife.de 
("rate options" in German)
10,000 = $13,451 Sedo
5. Bueno.es
("good") in Spanish
9,000 = $12,105 Sedo
6. Alcohol.tv $7,500 NamePros
7. Siteco.es 4,000 = $5,380 Sedo
8. BeyondSpa.co.uk $5,000 Sedo
9. Publico.es 3,600 = $4,842 Sedo
10. Turismocastillalamancha .es
("tourism in Castilla La Mancha" in Spanish)
2,800 = $3,766 Sedo

11 Jack.tv $2,850 Sedo
12. SecondLife.co.uk 2,000 = $2,690 Sedo
13. BauPortal.eu 1,890 = $2,542 Sedo
14. Krankenpflege.eu
("nursing" in German)
1,800 = $2,421 Sedo
15. Moove.ch 1,500 = $2,017 Sedo
16. Sitios.us
("sites" in Spanish)
$2,000 Sedo
17. Winches.co.uk 900 = $1,777 Sedo
18. CADCollege.eu 900 = $1,331 Sedo
19. eRealty.tv $1,015 TDNAM
20. Spore.be $1,000 Pvt Sale

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Airfares.ws (Samoan country code) just missed the chart after selling for $900 at Sedo. 

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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