Draws Six-Figure Sum in This Week's Top Reported Domain Sale
Deals.de changed hands this week for €65,640 ($102,182) in the fifth largest ccTLD sale
reported so far this year. The operators of Aha.de bought the
German country code domain with plans to launch a price search
engine/shopping platform on the domain. Deals.de was the top
sale reported in any extension, nipping Blonde.com, a name
that attracted $99,000 at Sedo's GreatDomains.com.
We expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30
positions this week to make room for another round of completed
sales from last month's Moniker.com
live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East. Two of those hold down the third and fourth
positions on the Big Board with Track.com sprinting to $92,500
and ComputerParts.com assembling $80,000.
By Ron Jackson
This was a huge week for country
code domains, with 13 ccTLDs making the all-extension leader board
and six of them claiming spots among the first ten, including #6 Nepal.de
at €38,000 ($59,153) and #7 CV.ca at $54,977. The
former name sold at Sedo and the latter in a MyID.caauction of premium .ca (Canadian country code)
Sedo has always dominated the country code category
and the ccTLD breakout helped them pile up 13 chart entries,
more than any other venue. MyID.ca secured five rungs on the ladder
with high dollar .ca auction sales.
France (.fr) and the United
States (.us) also played a role in the ccTLD surge. A matching
French set; Ideescadeau.fr ("gift idea" in French)
and Ideescadeaux.fr ("gift ideas" in French) banked
$27,242 each at Sedo to tie for 8th and Baseball.us (a
great keyword match for the American country code) tied for 11th
after booking $25,000 in a sale through Name.com.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, June 22:
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. June 16, 2008 - Sun. June 22, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 24
Ideescadeaux.fr ("gift ideas" in French)
Ideescadeau.fr ("gift idea" in French)
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.
Forthe many newcomers entering the domain
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.
We highly recommend that you do some basic research beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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There were three more five-figure sales just off the
(a Sedo division) secured $10,600 for Tankini.com
($10,500) and CityJobs.net ($10,000).
.Com Supporting Cast
The .com supporting cast was led by Moniker's
$9,500 sale of BathSupplies.com in their T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East live auction. In other completed sales from that event, Flossing.com
and Hospitalization.com nursed $7,000 each while Rabid.com,
ElectronicPestControl.com and Scraper.com scratched
out $5,000 apiece. HybridForums.com plugged in $4,710,
ExerciseClothing.com worked out at $4,500, GraphicsSoftware.com
generated $2,500 and PeacockFeathers.com strutted to a
$2,240 sale. Moniker also sold DQF.com from their
online platform for $7,700.
Back at Sedo, WarStorm.com went for $9,450
and in a rare notable sale of a CentralNic
sub-domain, Leasing.de.com landed $8,000. Geoloc.com
located €4,900 ($7,628) while DecaffeinatedChocolate.com
and AdvocateOnline.com clicked for $5,000 each. Immobilien-Videos.com
viewed €2,650 ($4,125), Gusa.com grossed €2,100
($3,269) and GastricSurgeon.com could not bypass $3,200.
GGMag.com paged through $3,000, LoyaltyCards.com
locked up $2,778 and OilResources.com pumped out $2,600.
DreamList.com ticked off $2,500, SourceMatters.com
made $2,320 and SiteStudio.com recorded $2,300.
Also at Sedo, Womo.com wound up at $2,250 and
Zupp.com kicked in $2,050.
At the AfternicDLS WorldProductCenter.com
distributed $9,350, AllToo.com tallied $6,344
and FLRentals.com returned $5,500. MailIt.com
received $5,350, FarmLink.com harvested $5,288
and four others; PlayClean.com, MuscleLink.com,
iParents.com and Portent.com produced $5,000
Sociologie.com sold for $4,800, VideoCoach.com
commanded $4,300 and NewtonPlumbing.com unplugged $4,279.
DigUp.com uncovered $4,200 and BookConnect.com
The AfternicDLS had 86 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At NameJet.comZiyafet.com fetched $9,088, IQD.com drew $7,612
and Caddyshack.com holed out at $6,750. Heykel.com
hauled in $6,288, KodakEasyShare.com cleared $5,499
and Gluttony.com wolfed down $5,005. Marangoz.com captured
$4,900, Complications.com plucked $3,988 and FactsAndFigures.com
Crazy88.com cracked $2,600, SCMC.com
served up $2,501 and three others; MercyCare.com, MagicMenus.com
and FantasyLine.com found $2,500 each.
Enchantments.com cast a $2,322 spell while Zutopia.com,
StudentLoanCenter.com and FurnitureSets.com seated $2,100
apiece. Also at NameJet, Petulant.com posted $2,010.
Kayka.com collared $7,250, JeanPaul.com provided $3,656 and Yfreepaysite.com
pulled $2,879. GameBall.com rebounded $2,800
and Tudoi.com drilled $2,263.
In a trio of private sales, DomainAmbition.com
handled the $6,500 sale of BerryFresh.com, Extradius
Inc. sold GlobalSportsForum.com for $2,500 and
John Byth purchased EcoMagazine.com for $2,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
It was a slow week for the Global Contenders
with just one five-figure sale in this category, CityJobs.net
at $10,000 via the AfternicDLS. The closest competitors were
far back with #2 JIEE.org at $5,300 and #3 Garden.info
.Net was the dominant extension securing 10
of the 20 chart positions. .Org claimed 6 spots while .Info
and .Biz had two entries each
.Mobi was disconnected this time out. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending June 22:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June
16, 2008 - Sun. June 22, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 24
There were many additional four-figure sales
just off the chart and the AfternicDLS again had the
majority of those. Their list included Pininfarina.net
and Safelite.net at $2,088 each and the AfternicDLS had 19 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
At Sedo, FreeCoupons.mobi redeemed $2,057,
Trafo.info took in $2,016 and WOS.info
unwrapped $1,946. Russland.org rounded up $1,804,
Easo.org eked out $1,500 and WATrust.mobi
RadioControl.net ($1,610) and WCP.net
($1,559). They also sold KSD.net ($1,500) and Texans.org
($1,009). SnapNames sold PartyRental.net
($1,154) and IEQ.net ($1,080).
In a private sale EcoTours.net notched $1,888
and in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction Trunks.net
This was a monster week for country code
domains with one six-figure sale (the biggest in any extension) and
a dozen more that reached the five-figure mark. As you saw
earlier, Deals.de defeated all comers this week in a $102,182
We also told you about all of the five figure sales
at the top of this article, so the best ccTLD sale you haven't seen
yet is #14 ZZ.ca at $9,959. That was another one of
the premium .ca (Canadian country code) domains
auctioned off by MyID.ca. A half dozen .ca domains dot our new ccTLD
Top 20 chart, more than any other extension. Germany's .de
was next with five and the Netherlands .nl had four chart
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending June 22:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: June 16, 2008 - Sun. June 22, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. June 24
There were 30 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the
chart and Sedo accounted for 16 of those including WiiFit.de
($2,880), Meinmuensterland.de and Meinmuenster.de
at $2,491 each and Devenirproprietaire.fr at $2,335.
SAU.eu yielded $1,605 while five others; Wunschgewinn.de,
Positiv.at, GPB.de, Falte.at and E-me.eu
added $1,557 apiece.
TextLinks.ch led to $1,323 and Ron.in
racked up $1,200 while Futterhandel.de and Kurierprofi.de
delivered $1,168 each. Two others, CUL.us and Wikipedia.co.nz
added $1,000 apiece.
In still more sales from the MyID.ca auctions, STD.ca
sold for $4,149, LoansCanada.ca for $3,112 and MontrealMortgages.ca
for $2,624. AccountingJobs.ca tacked on $2,438,
Enjoy.ca $1,817 and VancouverTravel.ca $1,816. Their
roster also included WebTemplates.ca ($1,559), QuebecHomes.ca
($1,556), QuebecHome.ca ($1,574), FloorTiles.ca
($1,194), WhistlerTrips.ca ($1,037) and Pies.ca
Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold RentHouses.ws
for $1,300 and Pool.com
booked $1,059 with Brokers.us.
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.