Honeymoons at the Top of the Weekly Sales Chart
With the holidays now behind us,
this was the first full week of the 2008 domain sales season. With
just about everyone back on the job, market activity started picking
back up again but we still haven't seen our first blockbuster of the
New Year. #1 Newlyweds.com was nothing to sneeze at though,
finally closing at $130,000 after being auctioned off at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction in October.
Moniker live auctions wound up accounting
for the top three sales and four of the first five. NameJet.com
broke Moniker's stranglehold of the upper quarter of the chart with
#4 Atty.com at $48,900. That was one of five chart
entries for NameJet and they reached the first ten again with #6 Well.org
at $29,100. That was one of only two non .coms on the Big
Board (the other was #18 (tie) Avatars.net at $9,100).
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wound up charting the most domains overall with seven and two of their
sales also cracked the top half of the elite list, #8 NAK.com
($27,135) and #8 (tie) Dreamerz.com ($25,000).
The AfternicDLSwas the only other venue with multiple chart entries, scoring
four times. Their roster was led by #8 (tie) Racy.com at $25,000.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, January 13:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 7, 2008 - Sun. Jan. 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 15
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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Sedo supplemented their six chart entries with Anal18.com ($7,000), ShouldI.com ($6,800)
and HeyJ.com ($5,000).
Back at the AfternicDLS solid four-figure sales were
stacked to the ceiling.
Joined.com drew $7,000 and AllAmericanFurniture.com fetched
$6,088. StraightTalk.com tallied $6,000, MediaUniversity.com
conferred $5,990 and Hitching.com caught a $5,888
Komos.com kicked in $5,500, ArtsCalendar.com
displayed $5,000 and two others; OneDevelopment.com
and Mecotec.com took in $4,888 each. BabyBabyBaby.com
brought $4,688 while TrafficCameras.com, Menos.com
and BForex.com delivered $4,500 each. FurnitureBazaar.com
banked $4,400 and CustomExhaust.com blew out $4,300.
The Afternic DLS had 121 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
The AfternicDLS had over 300 more .com sales
At NameJet, CandyKitchen.com attracted
$6,400, AdelphiaPowerPage.com plugged in $5,700
and Oxegen.com aired out $5,600. EmployerBenefits.com
and PayOffBills.com erased $4,600 each. NameJet had 20
more sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are
listed in the table below.
NameJet Sales Between $2,000-$4,500
At TDNAM.comShoeZone.com tried on $5,326, Best161.com
booked $4,970 and SystemX.com sold for $4,001.
VistaFCU.com yielded $3,128, AnnasLinks.com led to
$2,970 and MyWebWorld.com wound up at $2,760. PointsBR.com
posted $2,500, Sevelim.com locked up $2,440 and
IZDream.com awoke to $2,105. AJuegosGratis.com
contributed $2,021 while AskTat.com and TheGolfOutlet.com
chipped in $2,000 each.
Some other Moniker auction sales also closed.
From Pubcon ShowDisplays.com and SchoolPicture.com paid
$4,750 each while WeeklyDiscounts.com discovered
$2,750. In a sale from T.R.A.F.F.F.I.C. East, IncomeTaxLaw.com
tied up $4,710.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Well.org scored an easy win in the Global
Contenders category, claiming the top spot with that $29,100 sale
at NameJet that also earned a spot on the all-extension leader board
you saw earlier. That was one of three .orgs on the GC Top
20, but .net swept every remaining position - 17 spots in
all, led by #2 Avatars.net at $9,100 (also sold at
In the race among venues, the AfternicDLS came out
on top, racking up 13 of the 20 chart positions. Their team was led
by #3 Synonyms.net at $5,000.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan.
7, 2007 - Sun. Jan. 13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 15
In other four-figure sales just off the chart, TDNAM
sold Q8LV.net ($1,500) and PokerOnline.org
($1,040). Best-Anime.net notched $1,006 while Mowafak.net
and E-Traktor.org generated $1,000 each.
At NameJet HollywoodMemorabilia.net collected
$1,900, WebLinks.net downloaded $1,600 and Anthony.info
added $1,500. TAH.net tacked on $1,300 while
three others; VisitChile.org, AWX.net and Acresolution.org
ground out $1,000 each.
The AfternicDLS piled up 20 more four-figure sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
Back at Sedo MyPsychic.net predicted a
$1,500 payoff, GamePal.net produced $1,300 and RentCars.mobi
rolled up $1,287. Telle.org tuned in $1,257,
BluePay.net penciled in $1,240, BioInformatics.net
dispensed $1,050 and PCGame.net rang up $1,000.
tools" in German) hammered its way to the top of this week's
Country Code chart with a €5,000 ($7,392) sale at Sedo. .eu
is the European Union's ccTLD. Germany's .de had the
most chart entries with four, including #2 OmahaPoker.de,
also sold at Sedo for €4,462 ($6,596). Sedo wound up
claiming 10 of the 14 chart entries.
Great Britain's .co.uk took the third and
fourth slots with a matching set, PrankCalls.co.uk ($6,505)
and PrankCall.co.uk ($5,173). Tuvalu (.tv) and Canada
(.ca) each put a pair of names on the board. The other countries
represented this week were France (.fr), Belgium (.be)
and the United States (.us).
Here's how all of the country code leaders stacked up for
the week ending January 13:
Code Top Sellers
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 7, 2007 - Sun. Jan.
13, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 15
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.