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DomainRegistration.com Closes at More Than $376,000 In One of the Year's Top Dozen Domain Sales

A trio of nice six-figure sales highlighted the past week in the domain aftermarket. The leader of that pack, DomainRegistration.com booked a bountiful $376,480 to complete a sale process that began with a winning bid in Moniker's live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference in May. That was one of a half dozen sales from that event that earned spots on our weekly leader board. To make room for them without overshadowing the everyday venues we are expanding our usual Top 20 chart again this week, bumping it up to 30 positions.

The #2 sale this week was also a beauty, a rare two-letter .com that went for $192,000. That was just enough money to get Bryan Gray to part company with WT.com in a private sale. The third domain to hit the six-figure mark was Aftermarket.com, a name purchased by TrafficZ.com for $125,000 in Moniker's live auction at the Domainer Meeting conference in Paris last month. 


By Ron Jackson

TrafficZ's parent corporation, Thought Convergence, is expected to put Aftermarket.com to work in short order. That is likely to be the brand name for their new live domain auction that will debut at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New York City Sept. 23-26. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. organizers plan to open the show up to as many as five different live auction houses, though Moniker, who has been designated the shows "premiere" provider, will still produce the main auction event.

In a big country code sale this week, Sedo.com sold Apotheke.eu ("pharmacy" in German) for 51,000 ($81,070) in a deal that ranks among the ten biggest ccTLD sales of 2008. Sedo had a hand in eight charted sales, more than any other daily sales venue. The AfternicDLS also had a big week, charting seven domains led by 5B.com at $25,000

Moniker sold three leader board names from their web platform, a pair at the Domainer Meeting live auction and the six from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, thus placing their brand on a total of 11 names on this week's elite list. NameJet.com and DotMarket.com each placed two names on the board and RickLatona.com took a spot with #19 Lodo.com, a name he sold to Name.com for $17,000.

.Com dominated the chart with 27 entries. Country codes claimed four spots, including #10 with the counter-intuitive LasVegas.asia attracting a surprising $30,000 at Sedo. The final two openings went to .net (the extra positions stemmed from a five-way tie for the final spot). Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 13:


The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 7, 2008 - Sun. July 13,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 15


Sold For

Where Sold
1. DomainRegistration.com $376,480 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
2. WT.com $192,000 Pvt Sale
3. Aftermarket.com $125,000 Moniker/
4. Apotheke.eu
("pharmacy" in German)
51,000 = $81,070 Sedo
5. Undies.com $70,590 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
6. Grass.com $70,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
7. Brochures.com $55,555 GreatDomains/Sedo
8. Anger.com $49,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
9. EverestGames.com $33,333 Sedo
10. LasVegas.asia $30,000 Sedo
11. Piano.net $29,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
12. CFDS.de 17,200 = $27,341 Sedo
VisitPanamaCityBeach.com $25,000 Pvt Sale
5B.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
15. Doing.com $20,108 NameJet

16. Adoption.net $18,300 Moniker
17. iTelcom.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
18. ExerciseBalls.com $17,500 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
19. Lodo.com $17,000 RickLatona.com
20. NutriCosmetics.com 9,999 = $15,898 Sedo
21. Monier.be 10,000 = $15,896 Sedo
22. DN3.com $15,700 AfternicDLS
23. ASJ.com $15,300 Moniker/
24. Roscripts.com $14,125 Moniker
25. Waimea.com $12,600 NameJet
FreeBar.com $12,000 Sedo
Drove.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
28. MSNNews.com $10,200 Moniker
VRU.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
StructuredSettlementAuthority.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
Seminaries.com $10,000 DotMarket
Reverend.com $10,000 DotMarket
FUOR.com $10,000 AfternicDLS

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.

For the 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 before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

The Afternic DLS was the volume leader in the .com supporting cast drawing $9,700 for XDev.com, $8,250 for Uninstaller.com and $8,000 each for Vaeret.com and Succeeded.com. DNPP.com pulled $5,632 and JOTL.com coralled $5,500.

Arkin.com added $5,200 while Cyberhack.com and A-M-E.com clicked for $5,000 each. ViperMarketing.com posted $4,988, MightyMachines.com cranked out $4,950 and XSquad.com collared $4,888. RailExpress.com pulled into the station with $4,688 on board, BMTLLC.com secured $4,665 and NetXtra.com bagged a $4,500 bonus.

The AfternicDLS had 71 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
surferstube.com $4,000   lunchcatering.com $2,500
equitywatch.com $3,888 geodesigns.com $2,500
clubpeople.com $3,888 esoul.com $2,500
radtv.com $3,760 englishhelper.com $2,500
tatsoft.com $3,688 classiccocktails.com $2,500
codepeople.com $3,555 all4health.com $2,500
innovativeconsulting.com $3,500 theglobalclassroom.com $2,488
socialplan.com $3,388 newworldmarket.com $2,488
pagetool.com $3,388 giftbasketsdelivered.com $2,488
fancat.com $3,388 egalis.com $2,488
diarista.com $3,288 cleanstation.com $2,488
connectingwomen.com $3,288 bethesdamaryland.com $2,400
africacentre.com $3,188 realpurpose.com $2,388
vejret.com $3,000 corefinance.com $2,388
vacationsworldwide.com $3,000 clearwealth.com $2,388
sunrisedental.com $3,000 classhub.com $2,388
solublefiber.com $3,000 hotelteam.com $2,385
hypi.com $3,000 tapmap.com $2,355
buythebook.com $3,000 workprovider.com $2,354
informationmarketing.com $2,988 medicalmortgage.com $2,300
momentumlogistics.com $2,888 luxurystay.com $2,300
citypackages.com $2,888 bodyspirit.com $2,300
shopfitters.com $2,800 farmtours.com $2,288
clellc.com $2,800 topfan.com $2,250
injuryexperts.com $2,790 greengrill.com $2,250
pridemedia.com $2,788 globaltransactions.com $2,200
dublindentalcare.com $2,750 businessrecovery.com $2,200
vouchersdirect.com $2,688 brandchoice.com $2,200
canadiangold.com $2,688 street-sounds.com $2,188
infomy.com $2,600 childrenofabraham.com $2,188
forecloseddeals.com $2,588 thecoolest.com $2,100
uppermarlboro.com $2,500 worldmanager.com $2,000
piplus.com $2,500 mdtravel.com $2,000
multisys.com $2,500 freegolfballs.com $2,000
motorcycleworks.com $2,500 eexposure.com $2,000
magnesia.com $2,500   

Sedo's supplemental roster included Kidnap.com ($9,200), XEI.com ($9,100) and a pair at $7,500 each; TheMuffia.com and OnePolicy.com. BIY.com billed $7,400, GeekIt.com grossed $7,000, Cinegratis.com greeted $5,009 and EvalWeb.com went for $3,975

RockStores.com stacked up $3,500, FreeGold.com took a shine to $3,400 and CAVY.com wound up at $3,179. StartUpExchange.com distributed $3,100, Ymial .com yielded $3,051 and three others; VacationsWorldwide.com, Moranbah.com and MAFA.com fetched $3,000 apiece. Sedo also sold Karnaf.com ($2,600), WebFonts.com ($2,500), HipResurface.com ($2,400) and ThaiKiss.com ($2,050).

Back at NameJet, MPU.com provided $8,802, Dadou.com downed $7,319 and MilitaryZone.com marched off with $4,900. Blok.com banked $4,236, CreateVideo.com delivered $3,433 and WirelessHeadphones.com connected for $3,199. MedRecords.com revealed $3,102, Yuzu.com zipped up $3,100 and NextDirectory.com notched $2,700. Nasda.com captured $2,556, TangledWeb.com snagged $2,200 and LuckyVoice.com landed $2,000

TDNAM.com had the top name in the .com supporting cast with Entropy.com at $9,815. They also reaped $3,770 from RecipeAtlas.com and $2,701 from NuclearMoose.com. 18Jav.com and A7Babna.com brought $2,500 each while Jiemeng.com made $2,016.

SnapNames.com took in $6,250 for SkyTube.com, $4,699 for Upser.com and $3,100 for SuperGalleries.com. HolaHoy.com hauled in $2,513 and MembershipSiteIncome.com served up $2,005.

In additional closed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, MetricConversion.com contributed $8,250, the matching set of Thea.com and Thea.net added $6,000, AnimationShop.com sketched out $5,590 and GreekSculptures.com was graced with $2,000. In another Domainer Meeting sale, CareerAdvisors.com called in $3,500 and in a pair of sales on the Moniker web platform, BillboardCharts.com drummed up $3,125 and BlueMelon.com squeezed out $2,563.

Elsewhere XAS.com changed hands for $9,500 in a private sale, SeeInside.com spotted $5,000 in another private deal, DotMarket sold Methodism.com for $5,000 and HuntingMoon.com unloaded Milf247.com for $2,000

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

The .nets were in charge of the Global Contenders Top 20 chart again this week, taking the top two spots with a pair of names that also made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. .Net went on to rack up 14 of the 21 GC chart entries (the extra spot resulting from a tie for the 20th position). 

.Info and .mobi had three charted domains each and all three of the .info domains made the top ten, led by #3 Physicians.info, sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction for $8,200. .Mobi's flag bearer was #9 Students.mobi, sold at Sedo for $4,253.

It was an unusually slow week for .org with that extension charting just one domain, #14 (tie) USTravel.org at $3,018 via the AfternicDLS. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending July 13:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 6, 2008 - Sun. July 13, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  July 15


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Piano.net $29,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C East
2. Adoption.net $18,300 Moniker
3. Physicians.info $8,200 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C East
4. Hoe.net $6,000 Moniker/
5. Toulon.info 3,500 = $5,564 Sedo
6. SecuredCreditCards.net $5,560 TDNAM
7. Marietta.net $5,088 AfternicDLS
8. Backpacks.info $4,520 Sedo
9. Students.mobi 2,675 = $4,253 Sedo
10. Colognes.net $4,000 RickLatona.com

11. Mobile-Broadband.net 2,500 = $3,974 Sedo
12. Pneus.net $3,888 AfternicDLS
13. WorkSource.net $3,652 AfternicDLS
Gout.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
USTravel.org $3,018 AfternicDLS
16. Religion.mobi $3,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
17. BlockParty.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
18. Row.net $2,800 DotMarket
19. PokerOnline.mobi 1,550 = $2,464 Sedo
Getting.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
Ambiances.net $2,388 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There was was a large  group of additional four-figure GC sales with the AfternicDLS piling up almost half of those including GetReady.net ($2,288), NonStop.net ($2,000) and Intelle.net ($1,888). Other winners included InvestIn.net ($1,787), FullStrike.net ($1,688) and InstantLoan.net ($1,600).

Finska.net found $1,577 while VanMan.net and MovingService.net each secured $1,500. CableAccessories.net nabbed $1,488, Ekonomik.net notched $1,435 and two others; TradeSpace.net and PlayGolf.net tapped in $1,300 each. 

Zoomu.net zoomed in on $1,288, PositiveEnergy.org generated $1,188 and PalmCoastRealEstate.net listed $1,170. Rounding out the AfternicDLS roster were Impuls.org at $1,100 and a trio of names at $1,000 apiece that included SolarVehicle.net, Logistix.net and DesignLighting.net.

At TDNAM the big hitters were FreeTar.net ($2,000), FortLee.net ($1,955) and ChicagoMBOC.org ($1,126). CenterArts.net booked $1,105 and Sotempopozuadas.info added $1,000. SnapNames sold Factors.org ($2,200) and a pair of IDNs, xn--homopathie-gcb.net ($1,666) and xn--grundstcke-geb.net ($1,315)

Back at Sedo, Tusideas.net and Singapur.info rang up $1,669 each, Yolo.info yanked $1,500 and Telethon.info raised $1,383. PokerInfo.org dealt out $1,351 while VirtualProperties.net and GourmetCoffee.org brewed up $1,300 each. Egypte.info ($1,272) and Jasmin.biz ($1,000) rounded out the Sedo list. 

DotMarket sold Lose.net ($2,150), LAA.net ($1,800) and GEA.net ($1,750) while Portals.net closed at $1,320 in a holdover from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction.

Country Codes

The top four names on our Country Code Top 20 chart all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The highest ranking name you haven't seen yet is #5 Ferien.tv, sold at Sedo for $9,936. That was one of three .tv domains to reach the top ten. 

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with five while the European Union (.eu), France (.fr), Great Britain (co.uk) and Belgium (.be) had two apiece. The other ccTLDs represented this week were .asia, .ca (Canada) and .at (Austria)

Sedo again completely dominated the ccTLD chart, taking all but one spot on the elite list, #6, which went to Cafe.ca, sold for $8,200 at Pool. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending July 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 6, 2008 - Sun. July 13, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 15


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Apotheke.eu
("pharmacy" in German)
51,000 = $81,070 Sedo
2. LasVegas.asia $30,000 Sedo
3. CFDS.de 17,200 = $27,341 Sedo
4. Monier.be 10,000 = $15,896 Sedo
5. Ferien.tv 6,250 = $9,936 Sedo
6. Cafe.ca $8,200 Pool
7. eCraft.eu 4,000 = $6,358 Sedo
8. Etsy.fr $5,000 Sedo
9. DIY.tv $5,000 Sedo
10. AP.tv $4,240 Sedo

11. Crucial.be 2,600 = $4,133 Sedo
12. OneCall.co.uk 2,000 = $4,011 Sedo
13. Kay.fr 2,500 = $3,975 Sedo
14. NetBooks.de 2,050 = $3,258 Sedo
HouseGroup.co.uk 1,500 = $3,008 Sedo
BedBank.co.uk 1,500 = $3,008 Sedo
17. Kostenloshoroskop.de
("free horoscope" in German)
1,850 = $2,941 Sedo
18. DoozerZone.de 1,850 = $2,941 Sedo
19. Okidokidiving.de 1,600 = $2,543 Sedo
20. EXP.at 1,501 = $2,386 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had 13 more four-figure county code sales just off the chart.  Those included Goldfinger.asia ($2,384) and a trio at $2,006 each that included Welcome.me.uk, Virtual-Football.co.uk and SafeLoans.co.uk. Also scoring well were Gasanbieter-wechsel.de ($1,907), AllianceLoans.co.uk ($1,805) and Host-Your-Shop.de ($1,749)

Samba.co.uk soaked up $1,604, Roterteppich.de returned $1,590 and FrontDesign.co.uk drew $1,504. AboveTheLaw.co.uk located $1,500, Valthorens.co.uk commanded $1,351 and Staranwalt.de went for $1,113

Elsewhere Aftermarket.pl sold Upadlosc.pl (Poland's ccTLD) for 2,510 PLN ($1,233)

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 editor@dnjournal.com.

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 Group, LLC 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.


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