Closes at $550,000 To Take a Place Among the Year's Top Ten Reported
Another wave of completed sales from Moniker.com's
live auction at the New
York T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference hit the charts this week,
led by a trio of six-figure blockbusters. The best of those, Cardiology.com,
closed at $550,000 to lead this week's Big Board and take a
place among the ten highest sales reported so
far in 2007. #2 Bald.com also looked slick at $400,000
while #3 Supplies.com stocked the shelves with $323,530.
To make room for another barrage of auction results, we again
expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 40 positions. Domains from the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. event in New York occupy 18 of those slots.
By Ron Jackson
also had a big week, bagging 13 chart entries and sharing another
with Moniker after working together to close #7 Femmes.com at
$110,000. They thus had a hand in three of the
eight six-figures sales finalized over the last seven days. Their
big gun was #4 Chinese.net at $180,000. That was the
second highest .net sale reported this year. We also saw the third
highest .net sale as Moniker sold #5 Ringtones.net for $175,000
in a non-auction transaction.
Sedo sold Chinese.net during the first
live auction on their newly acquired GreatDomains.com
site. The event that closed July 26th attracted
almost $1 million for the 14 domains that changed hands. That
sale kicked off a series of live premium domain auctions to be run
on GreatDomains.com. Another 7-day auction sale will begin August
16 with Gymnasiums.com and other one-word premium domains
scheduled to go under the gavel.
Considering that summer is supposed to be
the slow season we are seeing some eye popping numbers for August.
The secondary market is on fire as several venues have rolled out
innovative new initiatives aimed at pushing the aftermarket to the
forefront of the industry. We will be detailing what they have been
up to and why their moves are likely to have a very positive impact
on your sales efforts in our upcoming August Cover Story (due out in
the next day or two).
Name Media's powerhouse combo of Afternic.comandBuyDomains.com
(the foundation for their Afternic DLS platform) will be
among the companies featured in that article. They had their usual
strong outing this week and place five names on the elite list, even
though their focus is more on the small to medium sized business
sector than big spenders. Their list included the week's top country
code sale, $25,000 for #22 AuctionNetwork.tv.
.Info and .org each scored
twice with #15 Chinese.info ($37,111) and #24 Mexico.org
($21,000) leading the way for their respective extensions (Justin
Godfrey sold Mexico.org in a private transaction). .Biz
even got into the act with Mortgages.biz selling for $15,000
in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction to tie for #30. Of course, .com
as always dominated the numbers game, piling up 27 of the 40 chart
One other note before we hit the charts. I
will be busy covering the Domain
Roundtable conference in Seattle at this time
next week so there will be no sales report next Tuesday night
(August 14). However, we will bring you completely up to date with a
double-length report the following week. Now, on with the show -
here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. July 30, 2007 - Sun. August 5, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. August 7
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. Our procedure for verifying the
accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.
There were seven more five-figure sales just off the
chart. Sedo accounted for four of those; Juego.tv ("game"
in Spanish) at $10,500, a one-letter IDN - ç.com
- at $10,000 and two other names at the same price - Buyz.com
and Booq.com. SnapNames.com
sold OnlineMedication.com for $10,601, Moniker.com
raised $10,220 with PoliticalBase.com and Afternic/BuyDomains
rang up $10,000 with RentPages.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
In some other completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York auction, Bolsos.com brought $9,300, 494.com
and 593.com dialed up $5,890 each and LiftRecliner.com
Back at Sedo, Colocated.com landed at $8,700,
Mobilo.com banked €6,000 ($8,246) and QIK.com
kicked in $7,975. ShareNow.com chipped in €5,000
($6,872), ChildCure.com dispensed $6,400 and five
others; SilverWing.com, RivaPoker.com, PokerRiva.com,
Mosquee.com and EnglishIsFun.com added $5,000
The SnapNames roster was reduced as a result of a
lot of non disclosure requests this week but the popular venue was
still able to release a lot of winners, including VisitCabo.com
($7,877), KXR.com ($7,600), TheNutcracker.com ($6,700)
CulinaryTools.com ($4,909). KnockoffHandbags.com pocketed
$4,260, UKJet.com took off with $3,911 and Turkiyem.com
tacked on $3,800. DirectDesign.com drew up $3,700,
YorkiePuppy.com lapped up $3,425 and Mortgage-Lenders.com
locked in $3,200.
Also at SnapNames, an IDN, xn--a-nt7c.com,
delivered $3,170, LicenseTag.com turned in $3,160
and Belgo.com captured $3,000. 34D.com clicked
for $2,666, FailureAnalysis.com found $2,600
and two others; NewYorkCityShoppingGuide.com and 34DD.com
unhooked $2,450 each. PCSD.com posted $2,383, Ongbuom.com
commanded $2,272 and 32D.com contributed $2,244.
The SnapNames list was rounded out with DataEntryMoney.com
($2,210), DiscountFabricsUSA.com ($2,010), 32DD.com
($2,002) and eStationary.com ($2,001).
At Afternic/BuyDomains RochesterJobs.com and RocketPower.com
lifted off with $7,500 each. RuggedComputers.com, Ripa.com
and FlyAngler.com reeled in $6,000 apiece and YieldManagement.com
marked up $5,325. SearchRealty.com, NetworkApplications.com
and FederalInsurance.com produced $5,250 each while BuildingServices.com
and Loretta.com attracted $4,500 apiece.
LocalFarmers.com harvested $4,488, GetCable.com
tuned in $4,236 and two others; WeBuyHousesFaster.com
and Realiser.com rounded up $4,000 each. A trio of
names that included SportsConsulting.com, FashionStatements.com
and EyeSafety.com distributed $3,750 apiece. Afternic/BuyDomains had
92 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$3,688 You can review those in the table below.
As if that weren't enough, Afternic/BuyDomains had over
400 more .com sales under $2,000.
Elsewhere, Mexico's Walter
Sanchez Escobar acquired Multinivel.com
("multi-level" in Spanish) for $7,000
in a private sale. TDNAM.com
checked in with ETGames.com ($4,996), KitchenBacksplashes.com
($3,238), FreightRate.com ($2,693), QuoteZapper.com
($2,227) and TheDamnBlog.com ($2,005). Pool.com
penciled in $4,300 for Travelocy.com and $2,700
for Exspidia.com while Nahrungsmittel.com
notched $2,090. At HuntingMoon.com,
HDMovieClub.com coralled $2,500.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
This was a big week for the .nets as we saw
two of the year's three biggest sales in this extension completed since
our last report. Sedo secured $180,000 for Chinese.net
and Moniker reaped $175,000 from Ringtones.net. Only RealEstate.net,
sold for $300,000 in February, has gone for more in 2007.
Overall, the .nets took 12 of 21 positions on our new Global
Contenders chart (there was one extra spot this week due to a
tie for the final position on the Top 20).
The first 11 names on the list all made the
all-extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sales you
haven't seen are Tombola.info and OnlineBanking.mobi
at $6,872 each. Celebrity.biz was close behind at $6,700.
There is an interesting point to add about the two
.info sales on the top half of the chart. #3 Chinese.info
($37,111) went for more than six times the $5,500 it was
sold for in a previous transaction in November 2005. Likewise, #8 Houston.info
at $17,000 commanded over four times the $4,000 it
changed hands for in April 2004. Here's how all of the GC
leaders stacked up for the week ending August 5:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
30, 2007 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Aug. 7
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the GC category. Afternic/BuyDomains had 21 of those including Shredders.net
($2,688), GolfClub.org ($2,500), Arredo.net ($2,488)
and ImmigrationNews.org ($2,200). They had 17 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000
that are listed in the table below.
Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales
Pool sold KBS.org for $2,700 and Champions.org
closed at $2,323 after being sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York auction. SnapNames booked $2,272 for FriendshipForce.org,
$1,600 for EAD.org and $1,211 for LaserTag.net.
Sedo piled up 20 four-figure sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,281. You can see all of those in the table below:
Additional Sedo GC Sales
("girls" in Spanish)
.TV claimed two of the top three positions on
this week's Country Code chart, including #1 AuctionNetwork.tv
at $25,000. Richard Kligman's $4,500 sale of
Norway.tv also made the top half of the leader board.
Germany's popular .de extension has
more chart entries than any other - eight in all including #2 Antene.de
at $12,365 and #4 AirlineReservations.de at $9,750.
France (.fr) and the European Union (.eu) were the
only other countries with multiple entries, .fr charting three times
and .eu twice. The other countries represented this week included Canada
(.ca), Belize (.bz), Micronesia (.fm), Antigua
and Barbuda (.ag) and the United States (.us).
In the race among venues, Sedo again dominated the
ccTLD category, taking all but four of the 22 chart positions (the
extra spots resulting from a four-way tie for the final position). Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top
20 for the week
ending August 5:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. July 30, 2007 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 7
There were 11 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off
the chart, Sedo accounted for eight of those including Uhrenmesse.de
($1,923), Vergleiche.eu ($1,855), Lago.es
("lake" in Spanish) ($1,786)
and Schwarzbrot.de ($1,580). Sedo also scored with Meinefreundinnen.de
($1,539), DQR.de ($1,527), NMF.de ($1,444) and Grow.es
Afternic/BuyDomains sold Dot.vc (Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines cccTLD) for $1,999 while Pool subtracted Add.us
for $1,050. 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.