August 27, 2012

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Lifts.com Leads Our Latest Top 20 After $67,000 Sale at Sedo 

The Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live domain auction in New York was held almost three months ago, but a few delayed transactions from that event are still straggling in. Blogging.com, a name that commanded $135,000 just closed this week, but that was the sale of a complete website rather than just a domain and as such is ineligible for our chart. That left the door open for Lifts.com to claim the top spot on this week's chart after selling for $67,000 at Sedo. That was one of seven charted domains sold by Sedo and they accounted for three of the top five.

SnapNames.com went one better, placing eight names on the Top 20 Chart, led by #2 Adriana.com at $29,500. Murphy's Law seems to have come into play this month. As soon as we announced two weeks ago that due to booming sales volume this year we would be doubling our chart to 40 positions every week, reported sales slowed down! So, we will let nature takes its course and leave the elite list at the usual 20 positions until volume returns to the levels we have been seeing (when that happens we'll just expand the chart without making another announcement!)

By Ron Jackson

There was a lot of variety on this week's leader board with nine non .coms making the list. One of the best of those was #3 PhoneNumbers.mobi, acquired by C.T. Kirkpatrick from Jean Colombani for $28,000 in a private sale. Three country domains also made the Big Board, led by #4 College.co.uk, a name that sold for $27,500 at Sedo. A much bigger .co.uk sale may appear here soon. During their live auction at the Domain Focus conference in London last week, Sedo sold Fly.co.uk for £87,500 ($177,476). That name will become eligible for our chart once payment has been made and the domain transferred to the new owner.

Our latest chart below will show you how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 9.

(Editor's Note to the many newcomers entering the domain industry: The reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.)


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lifts.com $67,000 Sedo
2. Adriana.com $29,500 SnapNames
3. PhoneNumbers.mobi $28,000 Pvt Sale
4. College.co.uk $27,500 Sedo
5. EIA.com $26,002 Sedo
6. Toy.net $26,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. HappyBirthday.net $25,000 Moniker/Internext
8. Tarot.org $24,000 Sedo
9. ShopWorld.com $21,060 SnapNames
11. FUG.com $17,000 SnapNames

11. Yippy.com £8,000 = $16,268 Sedo
12. ZHQ.com $13,340 Afternic DLS
13. TradeMart.com $12,666 SnapNames
14. RiverPalms.com $12,500 SnapNames
15. Globe.co.uk £6,000 = $12,199 Sedo
16. Dirty.org $11,100 Pvt Sale
17. FloridaKids.com $10,777 SnapNames
18. AutoAtlas.de €7,745 = $10,729 SnapNames
19. Pimpadelic.com $10,001 SnapNames
20. QI.net $10,000 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. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

One other five-figure sale just missed the chart this week -  QI.net, a name that tallied an even $10,000 at Sedo.

.Com Supporting Cast

Of course we had the usual complement of solid four-figure .com sales this week as well. Sedo had the highest of those, fetching $9,700 for AZF.com. Orkur.com added $8,700, TopFotologs.com kicked in €6,000 ($8,304) and JND.com drew $7,800. GayDoctors.com dispensed $7,500, MailTrust.com tacked on $5,500, WXA.com went for $5,100 and Senac.com sold for $5,000.

Back at SnapNames, WebCoupons.com clipped $9,250, MadeFromScratch.com whipped up $7,501 and PartyHour.com boogied down to the tune of $6,916. VirtualPrivateNetwork.com connected for $6,000, AITV.com tuned in $5,250 and WholesaleNovelties.com distributed $4,800.

Another step back were TerminalIllness.com ($4,700), TrackMeets.com ($4,200) and Mcckc.com ($4,011). VivienLeigh.com lit up $3,700, Cassius.com cashed $3,445 and GrandLux.com greeted $3,299. Glasshaus.com cracked $3,255 and ChinaSteel.com chipped in $3,202. SnapNames had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,200 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,200

silverdome.com $3,200   naturalantioxidant.com $2,545
humanrobot.com $3,101 roofingshingle.com $2,522
microwaverepair.com $3,100 askwho.com $2,511
iseafood.com $3,100 simplest.com $2,499
40dd.com $2,911 shotel.com $2,450
konamijpn.com $2,816 saddlestore.com $2,450
internautas.com $2,777 therage.com $2,400
sitebuilds.com $2,750 mountainpeak.com $2,250
researchopinion.com $2,750 newprice.com $2,238
raceground.com $2,750 catquilts.com $2,148
fantasyfootballtools.com $2,750 bestbuybenefits.com $2,127
philadex.com $2,700 steelcontainer.com $2,051
emain.com $2,700 pedir.com $2,050
lendingcorporation.com $2,660 commercialsign.com $2,024
thosebastards.com $2,600 detroitshopping.com $2,000

The Afternic DLS kept on trucking with hundreds of new sales this week. ADGA.com led the four-figure parade at $9,000. CorporateApartment.com housed $5,600 while SeaSun.com and OutdoorArt.com attracted $5,400 each. LCDPanels.com displayed $5,100, TeamIndia.com scored $5,000 and PraiseBanner.com produced $4,938.

GlassDoor.com closed at $4,900 while RMBR.com, InvestorHelp.com and PCTelephone.com dialed up $4,488 each. SocialInvestments.com returned $4,288, Afax.com transmitted $4,100 and Iqual.com cued up $4,088. The Afternic DLS had 78 more .com sales ranging fron $2,000-$4,000 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic DLS Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
edealz.com $4,000   healthi.com $2,488
EpicAds.com $3,930 bikebuddies.com $2,488
dailyracing.com $3,800 eentrepreneur.com $2,400
savingsfirst.com $3,788 pastforward.com $2,388
resumestoday.com $3,688 powersimulator.com $2,300
globalreputation.com $3,500 pdqworld.com $2,300
thelagoon.com $3,488 phamily.com $2,288
sailrace.com $3,488 myfinancialmanager.com $2,288
suggestionsbox.com $3,475 musicalmassage.com $2,288
wimi.com $3,200 itsallgreek.com $2,288
suggestionboxes.com $3,135 chinacast.com $2,288
creacom.com $3,088 britinfo.com $2,288
preferredpayments.com $3,000 romevip.com $2,210
powerradio.com $3,000 drinkies.com $2,200
photouniversity.com $3,000 mapselect.com $2,188
investorwatch.com $3,000 heartlandbuilders.com $2,188
uktour.com $2,950 euromediagroup.com $2,188
lepassage.com $2,900 dreamnames.com $2,188
sunriseproperties.com $2,888 SurfingTalk.com $2,100
qualityrail.com $2,888 stylematters.com $2,100
oceanboulevard.com $2,888 SkiingTalk.com $2,100
asgaard.com $2,888 organic-foods.com $2,100
directdrugstore.com $2,800 echolot.com $2,100
medcovers.com $2,795 clubhollywood.com $2,100
skoots.com $2,788 acmerental.com $2,100
onemanagement.com $2,775 harvestentertainment.com $2,088
moneytip.com $2,688 viennavip.com $2,040
corporatehomes.com $2,560 amsterdamvip.com $2,040
usspecial.com $2,500 clickpop.com $2,017
theurbanite.com $2,500 studio84.com $2,000
nyweb.com $2,500 reggaeartists.com $2,000
netbeers.com $2,500 regencyproperty.com $2,000
luxuryjewelry.com $2,500 premiummotors.com $2,000
funtext.com $2,500 netkeepers.com $2,000
clinicalreview.com $2,500 marinetti.com $2,000
charitymarketing.com $2,500 insuredloans.com $2,000
theestablishment.com $2,488 ikama.com $2,000
prestigehealth.com $2,488 fieldproperties.com $2,000
newmanfamily.com $2,488 bodyaction.com $2,000

Afternic/BuyDomains had 240 more .com sales under $2,000.

In more sales from Moniker, closed deals from their Affiliate Summit auction in Miami included Semester.com ($8,000), GolfClubDiscounts.com ($5,000) and DiscountTrucks.com ($4,250). They also sold DiscountTruckRental.com ($3,250), FuneralParlor.com ($3,000) and a pair at $2,000 each; EmergencyClinic.com and DiscountFlowerShop.com

In closed sales from their Internext auction, ViceSquad.com uncovered $5,000, Smacking.com captured $2,250 and TokyoSluts.com turned in $2,000. In a private sale for CashCows.com that Moniker handled the escrow for, ProtectYourProstate.com pulled $7,000.

Elsewhere, TDNAM.com made $6,205 from Madrus.com, HuntingMoon.com sold XRank.com for $4,500 and Enom's Club Drop claimed $2,200 with Unternehmensberater.com.

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

It was another strong week for the Global Contenders with the top six names on this chart all making the all-extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale that you haven't seen yet in this category was #7 BRB.net at $8,500. Brussels.net was right behind at $8,000

The .nets dominated the list, taking 11 of the 20 chart entries. .Org was next with five. .Biz, .info, .mobi and .pro had one each. The .biz cracked the top half of the chart as Honolulu.biz bagged $7,100 at Moniker.com. Sedo had more entries on this chart than another other venue with eight.

Here's how the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 9:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. PhoneNumbers.mobi $28,000 Pvt Sale
2. Toy.net $26,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. HappyBirthday.net $25,000 Moniker/ Internext
4. Tarot.org $24,000 Sedo
5. Dirty.org $11,100 Pvt Sale
6. QI.net $10,000 Sedo
7. BRB.net $8,500 Sedo
8. Brussels.net $8,000 Sedo
9. Honolulu.biz $7,100 Moniker
10. Windmill.org $7,000 Sedo

11. Kitten.net $5,555 SnapNames
12. Slot.net $5,500 Sedo
13. Dictionnaire.net $4,250 Afternic DLS
14. Service.info $4,200 SnapNames
Rent.pro $3,500 Sedo
DiscountGolf.net $3,500 Moniker/AS
17. Eria.org $3,288 Afternic DLS
18. Production.org $2,700 Afternic DLS
19. Unik.net $2,688 Afternic DLS
20. CitySite.net $2,625 Afternic DLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the GC category. Afternic DLS accounted for 24 of those including Xclusive.net at $2,500 and two others; MathGames.net and CompanyLogos.net notched $2,488 each. The Afternic DLS had 21 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000

christianradio.org $2,000   flyingmonkeys.net $1,288
fract.net $1,888 club10.net $1,250
chessgames.net $1,888 wiremesh.net $1,200
hangout.net $1,800 printingservices.net $1,200
3dtv.net $1,800 earthwise.net $1,200
tutors.org $1,755 dressers.net $1,188
maximize.org $1,700 bestideas.net $1,188
myvet.net $1,688 traveltech.net $1,088
therapeutic.org $1,500 publicist.org $1,088
spaweek.net $1,500 phase3.net $1,000
discoverislam.org $1,488   

At Sedo, Picnic.info laid out a $2,500 spread, StreetWise.biz and Timber.mobi sawed through $2,000 each and VideoMagazine.org generated $1,540. ASA.mobi banked $1,117 and QAB.net cranked out $1,100.

At SnapNames, 19 names broke the four-figure mark, ranging from $1,000 - $2,250. You can review all of those in the table below.

Additional SnapNames GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,250

gbd.org $2,250   phenterminedirectory.org $1,309
friendsofvista.org $2,060 candycane.net $1,259
studentinfo.org $2,000 construct.net $1,234
arzt.info $1,950 deadsea.org $1,200
cobra.info $1,711 creampies.org $1,164
record.info $1,701 manage.info $1,150
permit.info $1,650 kpnw.org $1,150
tattooing.net $1,608 ttvnonline.net $1,105
advance.info $1,501 ijcai-01.org $1,000
cnsi-uc.org $1,450   

Country Codes

One of the year's 20 biggest country codes sales led our new ccTLD chart. That was College.co.uk, a name that commanded $27,500 at Sedo. Speaking of commanding, Sedo was in charge of this chart again this week, sweeping 17 of the 20 entries. The runner-up slot went to another .co.uk domain, Globe.co.uk at £6,000 ($12,199).

Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entries with eight, including #3 AutoAtlas.de at  €7,745 ($10,729). Other extensions that had multiple chart entries this week included the European Union's .eu (with three), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands' .cc (with two) and Tuvalu's .tv - also with two. There were also two International Domain Names (IDNs) on this chart.

The other countries represented this week were Ecuador (.ec), India (.in) and France (.fr). Here is how all of the country code leaders stand for the week ending September 9:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 3, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 9, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. College.co.uk $27,500 Sedo
2. Globe.co.uk £6,000 = $12,199 Sedo
3. AutoAtlas.de €7,745 = $10,729 Sedo
4. Casino.ec €3,900 = $5,396 Sedo
5. Magaz.in $4,000 Sedo
6. Offshoring.de $3,800 Sedo
7. Aritech.de €2,500 = $3,459 Sedo
8. Kleur.eu €2,250 = $3,113 Sedo
9. Serials.cc $2,950 TDNAM
10. Kreditangebot.de €2,051 = $2,838 Sedo

WuffWuff.de €2,000 = $2,767 Sedo
Connecte.fr €2,000 = $2,767 Sedo
13. Jewelry.cc $2,500 Pvt Sale
14. i-Music.eu €1,600 = $2,214 Sedo
15. Schnupftabak.de €1,550 = $2,145 Sedo
16. 互联网.tv (IDN)
(puny code: xn--blq510jgwa.tv 
$2,089 Afternic DLS
Uhrenportal.de €1,500 = $2,075 Sedo
Tauschbφrsen.de (IDN) €1,500 = $2,075 Sedo
Bera.eu €1,500 = $2,075 Sedo
20. Aktien.tv $2,010 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 11 more four-figure country code sales this week with Sedo accounting for nine of those including Duschvorhang.de at €1,300 ($1,799), Agencesimmobilieres.fr at €1,110 ($1,536) and Regionalnachrichten.de at €1,100 ($1,522). They added $1,500 for SEF.dk and €1,000 ($1,384) each for Kolor.de and Baerscher.de

Rounding out the Sedo roster were Rap.at at €950 ($1,315), Poker.ec ($1,300) and EmuleDownload.de at €750 ($1,038).

In a private sale, Bill Winans sold a Russian .tv IDN - футбол.tv - meaning soccer (or football in most parts of the world) for $2,000 and in another private transaction 29.ca changed hands from $1,500.

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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