of Six-Figure Sales Including the Biggest .Org Deal Ever Reported
Headline This Week's Results from the Aftermarket
Another wave of completed sales
from last month's Moniker
live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East and a monster .org sale top this week's
aftermarket news. To make room for 18 completed five and six figure
sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction we doubled the size of our usual Top 20
chart this time out. Rainbow.com sits atop the expanded
elite list after selling for $170,000 during Moniker's sale
Sexe.org ("sex" in French)
secured the #2 spot with a landmark $151,400 private sale
that ranks as the highest .org sale reported since we started
tracking the market five years ago. Michael Berkens of MostWantedDomains.com
sold the domain to a French buyer to top the previous .org record
holder, Date.org, a name that sold for $150,349 in
By Ron Jackson
had a hot hand against this week, putting 11 names on the Big Board
and reeling off four in a row starting with #3 Cognac.com at $88,000
and ending with #6 Pokern.at (an Austrian ccTLD that
means "play poker" in German). Sedo put another country
code domain on the top half of the chart with #15 TopModel.de
(German ccTLD) at 17,600 ($27,294).
.Com enjoyed its usual chart
dominance, sweeping 35 of the 44 positions (the extra slots resulted
from a five-way tie for the final opening). .Org had four
representatives on the all-extension leader board and .net
had three. The best .net was #28 Dorset.net, sold at Sedo for
NameJet.comandDotMarket.comall had multiple chart entries with Afternic piling up five,
NameJet three and DotMarket a pair. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, June 15:
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. June 9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 17
("sex" in French)
Pokern.at ("play poker" in German)
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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industry we also want to point out that 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.
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The .com supporting cast was led by a pair of
$9,500 sales from Moniker's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East;
Migrate.com and Assorted.com.TheaterReviews.com closed
at $9,000, CivilClaims.com settled at $8,500
and DietChocolate.com downed $7,500.
BusStations.com banked $6,000, GayAndLesbianCruises.com
docked at $5,890 and PrimeBeef.com charbroiled $5,000.
UsedLamborghinis.com and UniformServices.com sewed up $3,500
each while ThankYouGiftBaskets.com and BurningDVDs.com
drew $3,000 apiece. 15YearLoan.com locked in $2,750
and BritishAle.com quaffed $2,360.
Moniker also handled the escrow for two other sales;
TheNudieBar.com ($7,700) and CasinoSplendid.com ($3,000)
and closed the $3,300 auction of SalesCharts.com from
the Affiliate Summit.
Back at Sedo, IOJ.com clicked for $8,500,
051.com counted out $7,157 and Motor-Insurance.com
secured $6,259. DreamPage.com posted $5,428, STNG.com
commanded $5,000 and WUDO.com collected $3,730.
GoSlovakia.com went for $3,500, DIAC.com
cornered $2,800 and two others; Macyoga.com and JetSkiSafari.com
fetched $2,500 each. OilInvestor.com pumped $2,400,
SmartZip.com cleared $2,200 and Workable.com
wound up at $2,000.
At NameJet, FunTones.com tallied $8,300,
WholesalePaper.com produced $6,411 and BonusCard.com
bagged $6,300. DreamDomains.com drummed up $4,999,
WebFoto.com focused on $4,340 and IMCC.com
kicked in $3,900.
NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,601. Those are listed in the table below:
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$3,601
At the AfternicDLS Cibus.com and OneWire.com
plugged in $6,000 apiece while MaineSeafood.com cooked
up $5,500. EditPictures.com provided $5,400, Hydrologists.com
squeezed out $5,345 and SystemsArchitecture.com tacked
on $5,093. Unipark.com yielded $4,988, USMarket.com
distributed $4,950 and MedicalFreedom.com dispensed
ALIG.com lit up $4,490, TotalWireless.com
connected for $4,488 and ElectronicStorefronts.com
stocked $4,423. PortableSystems.com served up $4,422,
RentalsPlus.com returned $4,400 and Sentinelle.com
savored $4,288. Nteractive.com eyed $4,285 and VistaBank.com
The AfternicDLS had 96 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At SnapNames.comClassicSneakers.com slipped on $4,300, YFreePaysite.com
sold for $2,879, WineVacations.com poured $2,800
and PayMex.com penned in $2,100.
RadioMazaj.com tuned in $3,292 and at Pool.com
DGPS.com located $2,870.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Sexe.org ("sex" in French) was the
big story among the Global Contenders. That $151,400 sale
we told you about earlier is the second biggest sale in the GC
category this year, trailing only Porn.net, a name that went
for $400,000 in February. In addition to being the biggest .org
sale ever reported, Sexe.org is one of only five reported .org sales
that have cracked the six-figure barrier.
.Orgs took four of the first six positions on the
new GC Top 20 and had a total of eight entries. .Net had the
most overall entries though - piling up an even dozen including #2 Asia.net
at $50,000. That domain was sold in Moniker's live auction at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East last month.
The first eight names on the GC chart all reached at
least five figures and all of them apeared on the all extension
leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't seen is #9 BirthdayCards.net,
sold for $9,420 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. #10 Cost.org was
close behind after attracting $9,000 at Name Jet.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending June 15:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 17
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales
just off the chart and as they usually do, the AfternicDLS got the
majority of those. Their list included Pecado.net ($3,050), MemoryCards.net
($2,890), MyCity.org ($2,500) and Adventa.net ($2,500).
The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,370. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,370
At Sedo AKD.net notched $2,934, HauntedHouses.net
scared up $2,500 and Viaggio.info found $2,170.
Gioiellerie.net nailed $2,115, Touch.info tipped
$2,096, FrankReich.org rounded up $2,016 and Sonnensegel.org
soaked up $1,551.
In a couple of sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction, But.net brought $2,900 and HomeBuyers.net
At TDNAM.com, DrunkenDonkey.net guzzled $2,500,
RealEstateForeclosure.net reaped $1,630, SportsHandicappers.net
hauled in $1,505 and LifeIsGood.org generated $1,105.
NameJet made $2,088 with Mysteries.org,
Naughty.org added $1,855 and two others; TSO.org
and Karina.net nabbed $1,400 apiece. PoolWorld.net
welcomed $1,309, AirVictoryMuseum.org admitted $1,111
and CreatividadFeminista.org crested at $1,110.
At SnapNames LiteracyOnline.org landed $1,660,
EmergencyKit.net contributed $1,254 and Praca.biz
The Austrian ccTLD Pokern.at
("play poker" in German) scored an easy win in the Country
Code race, topping the new Top 20 chart with that $55,829
sale at Sedo that you saw earlier on our all extension leader board.
That also ranks among the top ten ccTLD sales so far in 2008.
The top sale you haven't seen in this category is #3
Logiciels.fr ("software" in French), a French
country code domain that rang up 5,650 ($8,762) at Sedo (a
venue that swept 16 of the 20 chart entries).
Great Britain's .co.uk had the most entries
on this chart with six, led by #4 TFG.co.uk at $5,000.Germany's .de had four including an IDN, #13 Fussbδlle.de
at $2,407. France (.fr) and the United States (.us) had
three entries each. The top American domain was #6 Cinema.us,
purchased by Howard Hoffman for $4,000 in a Galcomm expired name
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending June 15:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: June 9, 2008 - Sun. June 15, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 17
There were eight more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the
chart and six of those were .us domains sold at TDNAM. That
group included Greenwich.us ($1,205), Que.us ($1,200),
Trinidad.us ($1,105), JUN.us ($1,051), Appraisers.us
($1,010) and Novels.us ($1,004).
The other two were French .fr domains sold at
Sedo. The members of that duo were Distributeurs.fr ($1,396)
and Kelassurance.fr ($1,287).
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.