Hits 400,000 Jackpot To Lead This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Denmark's Balslev Media has acquired
Casino.de for 400,000 ($625,060 at the exchange
rate on the day of this writing - March 18). That was the biggest
domain sale reported this week and one of the largest .de (German
country code) sales ever. The press
release announcing the sale incorrectly stated that it
was a record price for a German domain (Poker.de sold for 695,000
($957,937) last July) but it still ranks right up there.
This domain has gone through a number of
owners and featured different content from time to time. Balslev is
starting from scratch again, using the domain as a German language
guide to casino gaming to complement their English language site
that does the same thing at Online-Casinos.com.
By Ron Jackson
also easily broke the six-figure barrier with #2 Tests.com at
£88,000 ($176,505) and #3 Relative.com almost cleared
the bar as well after changing hands for $95,000 in a private
transaction. Seven sales from last month's Moniker
SnapNames Live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C
West conference also closed this week, led by #4
Psychiatrists.com at $88,240.
14 of the 20 chart entries were .coms.
The other six slots were shared by a trio of .nets, two
ccTLDs and a .mobi. The leading .net was #7 (tie) Invest.net,
sold in the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West auction for $45,000. .Mobi
got on the board with #15 (tie) Shows.mobi at $20,000
(also sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West). The second country code on the
elite list was #19 DNA.se (Swedish ccTLD), sold for 12,750
($19,922) at Sedo.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, March 16:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. March 10, 2008 - Sun. March 16, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 18
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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prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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There were two more five-figure sales just off
the chart. Healthify.com dispensed $15,000 via GetRichSlowly.com
and GayWedding.com got a $10,100 receptionat
.Com Supporting Cast
We also saw the usual bevy of solid four-figure
sales this week, led by ShopLink.com ($9,810) at SnapNames.
They also sold CashBackMortgage.com ($6,500), SmartCredit.com
($5,501) and ShoeSpot.com ($5,501).
CheatCCC.com chalked up $3,700, TuningCars.com
turned the corner at $3,500 and IndiaPress.com
produced $3,100. Rula.com rounded up $2,600,
PrinceWilliam.com presented $2,395, BuenosAiresArt.com
penciled in $2,075 and CCCheat.com chipped in $2,060.
At NameJet.comHoldIt.com corralled $8,200, MotorZone.com revved
up $7,101 and Unethical.com drew $6,700. MortgageProviders.com
banked $6,666, ToyWagon.com tugged $6,600, MotorTrade.com
trucked in $5,199 and ShakeIt.com drummed up $5,026.
NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that
you can check out in the table below.
NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at Sedo Sidenote.com secured $8,000,
QWC.com clicked for $7,501 and Faubourg.com
found $7,032. DayTours.com attracted $6,858, RomanticMovies.com
did $5,157 at the box office and Play-Online.com dealt
TopFinancial.com, EveryWedding.com and
YourDreamDress.com zipped up $4,500 each while MotionOne.com
went for $4,000. Snaparazzi.com and SpaTimes.com
soaked up $3,000 each and PlayBaccarat.com brought $2,930.
Consulting1.com contributed $2,580 while Maub.com
and Gaxa.com grossed $2,050 each.
At the AfternicDLSTekmate.com and SkilledTrades.com tied down $6,000
each and MediaVida.com delivered $5,700. PRVN.com
and Agios.com added $5,000 apiece while APCL.com
and Welcomers.com wound up at $4,600 each. Twillingate.com
and Zinco.com cranked out $4,500 apiece and
CarCop.com blew the whistle on $3,580. ResearchAmerica.com
returned $3,500, SouthlandBuilders.com hammered
out $3,488 and USAdventures.com booked $3,388.
The AfternicDLS had 68 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$3,288. You can check those out in the table
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
In other Moniker auction sales from the Internext
Expo PornstarGalleries.com generated $7,500, AsianGays.com
gained $6,000 and CanadianSex.com captured $2,500.
At the same event, Moniker sold a matching set of three domains; AdultDVDs.com,
AdultDVDs.net and AdultDVDs.org in one lot for $55,000.
In a completed sale from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West PuppyCrates.com
In sales at Moniker's home website,
PalmBeachGolf.com and AtlanticCityGolf.com went in a
two-name package for a total of $10,208. Moniker also sold DirectAccomodation.com
($4,649), Zendurl.com ($3,649), IDBusiness.com
($3,125) and Lemu.com ($2,625).
sold PieceOfMind.com for $5,500 and Peter Askew
picked up OxfordMississippi.com for $2,750 in a
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The top four names on the Global Contenders chart
also made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The GC
leader, Invest.net, also ranks among the four biggest sales
in this category so far this year after going for $45,000.
The top GC sale you haven't seen is #5 Bail.org
at $7,000. That name was sold in Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West auction. That was one of four .orgs in the top ten but
.net won the overall numbers game taking 13 of the 20 chart
entries. .Mobi scored twice and .info got on the board
with #7 Annunci.info, sold at Sedo for $4,219.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending March 16:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
10, 2008 - Sun. March 16, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 18
2,700 = $4,219
2,550 = $3,984
Abitur.mobi ("secondary school diploma" in German)
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales
off the chart. The AfternicDLS once again got the lion's share of those -
all. Their list included KitchenAndBath.net ($2,388), MegaStore.net
($2,373) and Briefcases.org ($2,350). BusinessNetwork.org
kicked in $2,300, MicroClear.net notched $2,088
and SecureSystem.net locked down $2,030.
The AfternicDLS rang up 34 more GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
At Sedo, Repair.mobi sewed up $2,272,
Megastore.org stocked $1,791 and Amistad.net
nailed $1,700. F10.net fetched $1,500, PetOwners.net
perched at $1,370 and TVOnline.mobi tuned in $1,350.
SleepingBag.net rolled up $1,300 and SPV.biz brought
At SnapNames Vitamin.mobi swallowed $2,050
while WebStatistics.net, UAP.net and BusinessPayroll.net
banked $1,500 each. MaleEscorts.net attracted $1,420
while RXZ.net and DZJ.net added $1,080
each. QMQ.net and iLoan.net landed $1,050 apiece.
NameJet.com sold PetNames.net ($2,200), Gasket.net
($1,600) and Technorati.net ($1,310). Elsewhere, Hoes.net
dug up $2,400 at the Moniker/Internext auction and in
private sales, TSI.biz earned $1,200 and FIO.biz
Casino.de towered over theCountry Code
chart after that massive 400,000 sale that also led
our all extension leader board. That also ranks as the 5th
biggest sale in any extension so far this year. That was one of
eight .de domains (German country codes) on this
week's ccTLD leader board. Great Britain's .co.uk was also
strong with five chart entries including #3 TelecomJobs.co.uk
at £3,900 ($7,828). That name was sold at Sedo, a venue
that swept 17 of the 20 chart positions.
The European Union's .eu had three chart
entries while Sweden (.se), Spain (.es), the United
States (.us) and Canada (.ca) had one each. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending March 16:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 10, 2008 - Sun.
March 16, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 18
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 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.