Auction Sale Soars to #1 On This Week's Domain Top 40
A trio of six-figure sales from Moniker.com's
live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East conference in October closed this week to take the
first three spots on our weekly top sellers list. To make room for
the latest wave of auction sales and a slew of solid five-figure
transactions we doubled the size of our usual Top 20 chart to 40
positions. Investment.com yielded the highest
return - a whopping $900,000 that ranks as the 11th biggest
sale reported this year.
A pair of .mobi names followed - Poker.mobi
at $150,000 and Ringtones.mobi at $145,000.
Those are the two highest completed .mobi sales reported so far in
still another six-figure sale this week, the AfternicDLS
hauled in $125,000 for HalfPriceTickets.com. Afternic
claimed another chart entry with #19 DrugSource.com at $27,936.
By Ron Jackson
had a huge week, sweeping 19 of the 40 positions on the Big Board,
more than any other venue. #5 Viajes.net ("trips"
in Spanish) led the charge for Sedo going for €61,600 ($90,314)
in the year's 5th biggest .net sale. The Sedo list was
also loaded with premium .mobi sales. Sedo charted
seven of those including #6 Taxi.mobi at $75,111 to
help .mobi pile up 12 entries overall on the elite all-extension
put three names on the Big Board with their trio fronted by #23 Gals4Free.com
Seven country code domains also muscled
their way onto the leader board led by #15 Com.nu (Nuie's
ccTLD), sold at Sedo for €20,500 ($30,056). That is one of the
highest prices we have ever seen for that obscure extension. Another
seldom seen ccTLD - the Philippines' .com.ph - made a rare
appearance at #38 with Ahmed Farooq's $10,000 purchase of
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, December 9:
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 11
Viajes.net ("trips" 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. Our procedure for verifying the
accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.
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If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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As always there was a parade of solid four-figure
sales and the AfternicDLS had the highest number of those. SoilAssociation.com
dug up $7,500, Ligando.com landed at $6,700 and
AdMarketplace.com posted $6,050. MortgageRelief.com
returned $5,500, OHPR.com produced $5,411 and CambridgeHouse.com
checked in $5,247.
Also at the AfternicDLS, 2Care.com took in $5,141
while PenderCounty.com, Mobus.com and EspressoBar.com
brewed up $5,000 each. CoreCommerce.com commanded $4,888,
Carso.com collected $4,688 and OpenCircle.com
rounded up $4,500. Alui.com drew $4,288, JewelleryWorld.com
went for $4,200, LearningHub.com discovered $4,188
and VIPCar.com picked up $4,000.
The Afternic DLS had 80 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,488 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had more than 325 more .com sales
At NameJet.com, Biva.com brought $6,700,
MarshallCounty.com captured $5,600 and EquineWorld.com
stabled $5,300. Medinet.com dispensed $5,000, NevadaProperties.com
provided $4,900 and AToZPages.com thumbed through $4,500.
SouthFloridaVacations.com and DiscountReplicas.com kicked
in $4,100 each while ASPToday.com clicked for $3,800.
Telespace.com spotted $3,200 while NetworkCare.com
and Gampro.com delivered $3,100 each. InternetCredit.com
extended $2,600, HomePark.com had a $2,200
advantage and two others; Skybiz.com and ChemicalBrothers.com
concocted $2,000 each.
Back at Sedo SafePage.com and Accuterra.com
tallied $5,000 each.
At SnapNames.comPetCalendar.com crossed off $3,812, HotPornStarVideos.com
screened $3,600 and PedalBoats.com anchored at $2,601.
PX90.com penned in $2,504, AnguillaVacations.com
attracted $2,468 and AirlineVacations.com shuttled $2,399.
TexasDWIAttorney.com quaffed $2,350, Go2Web20.com
went to $2,300 and FreePhotoIpods.com fetched $2,250.
In more completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction ArtDecoFurniture. com closed at $5,500, BlackAndWhiteMovies.com
brought $2,360 and Lusts.com cornered $2,000. A
pair of names that were sold in a single lot - BillyJean.com and BillyJean.net
- notched $3,500.
Elsewhere, RenewInsurance.com rang up
$4,000 in a private sale and Glimpse-Indonesia.com
cleared $3,165 at TDNAM.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi has been dominating theGlobal
Contenders chart the past few weeks and this week the
extension for mobile devices turned in its strongest outing to date,
sweeping 22 of the 30 entries on our expanded chart. Very impressive
considering the new extension is going head to head with the long
established .net and .org TLDs. .Mobi took 8 of the
top 10 spots. The first fifteen names on the GC list all made the
all-extension leader board you saw earlier so we won't detail
The three highest sales you haven't seen were also .mobis,
led by #16 Gas.mobi at $9,100, #17 Translate.mobi
at $8,100 and PDA.mobi, a name that tied Notebook.org
at #18 after going for $8,000. Of the scraps .mobi left
behind, seven positions went to .net while .org eked out just one.
In the race among venues Sedo scored an easy win
piling up 20 of 30 chart entries. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 30
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 11
There were were several dozen additional four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart. Sedo sold TaxiCabs.mobi
($4,100), Finanza.mobi ($3,433) and N7.net ($3,300).
Their roster also included NNH.org ($2,650), Automobiles.mobi
($2,650) and Billiger-Telefonieren.net ($2,639). Versand.mobi
docked at $2,492, HotelDeals.mobi booked $2,250
and Qoutes.mobi (typo) took in $1,600.
Also at Sedo, Storm.mobi and NHCN.net
added $1,500 each, VisitChina.net chipped in $1,490
and Chorvatsko.net chewed up $1,488. Pretty.mobi
plucked $1,300, DiscountFlights.mobi attracted $1,200
and two others; NetCasino.org and Accidents.mobi
brought $1,150 each. ZAA.org gained $1,050 and OnlineYellowPages.mobi
Back at the AfternicDLS EasyWin.net raked in $4,088,
VideoMusic.net downloaded $3,092 and Crawlspace.net
squeezed out $2,688. ProjectOne.net presented $2,575
and AccessPoint.org provided $2,550. The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC
sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $1,850. You
can see those in the table below:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
At NameJet.com, Gazebo.net gathered $4,100
and LoanFinancing.info ladled out $1,000. In completed
sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction Price.mobi
produced $3,993, Move.mobi and WeightLoss.mobi reduced
the buyer's bank account by $3,000 each and AirMauritius.mobi took off with $1,000.
Elsewhere, SnapNames sold SoccerClub.net ($2,500)
while TDNAM moved DMZ.org ($2,010) and Supergatinhas.net
We expanded the Country Code chart from 20 to
30 positions this week to make way for a larger than usual group of
notable sales. The first seven names on the ccTLD list also made the
all-extension leader board you saw at the top of this report.
The biggest country code sales you haven't seen yet are KPN.es
(Spain's ccTLD) and Kinderwetter.de (Germany's
extension) - a pair of names that went for €6,000 ($8,797) each
at Sedo to tie for 8th on the Top 30. Sedo hit the trifecta this
week, sweeping 25 of the 30 country code positions to reign as
the top venue on all three of our charts.
Germany's .de had the most chart entries with
six, followed by Great
Britian's .co.uk, the European Union's .eu, Spain's .es and
France's .fr with three each. The United States (.us), Tuvalu
(.tv) and the Phillipines (.com.ph) also had multiple
entries with two each. The other countries
represented this week were Nuie (.nu), India (.in),
Belgium (.be), Poland (.pl) and the Cocos (Keeling)
Islands (.cc). Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending December 9:
Code Top 30
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 3, 2007 - Sun. Dec. 9, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 11
Sedo had 13 more four-figure ccTLD sales this week
including Geographie.fr ($1,759), Jogos.co.uk ($1,539)
and FreeSMS.nl ($1,539). They also scored with Conciertos.tv
($1,500) and a quartet at $1,466 each that included TrendyHandy.de,
Toutelasante.fr, OnlinePoker.ch and Jedessine.fr.
Gutscheinportal.de grabbed $1,136 while OBM.eu
and EPV.eu added $1,050 each. SwiftLegal.nl and
MasMobil.es tacked on another $1,026 each.
At the AfternicDLS HomeAlarms.ca tripped $1,500
and at TDNAM ChristianRock.tv tuned in $1,116.
If you don't know which countries all of these
two-letter extensions represent, here is a handy link at Iana.org
that lists all of the world's ccTLD extensions and the countries
they belong to: http://www.iana.org/root-whois/index.html
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.