Strikes Twice: Pair of 6-Figure .Org Sales Soar to Top Spot on DN
Journal's Weekly Top 20 Chart
Six-figure .org sales are rare but
we saw a pair of them this week with Ringtones.org and
Revolution.org commanding $120,000 apiece. Only one .org
sale this year was higher - Sexe.org ("sex" in
French) which sold for $151,400 last month. Ringtones.org was
sold in Moniker's
live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East in May and just closed this past week.
Revolution.org changed hands at Sedo.com,
a venue that placed more names on our weekly Top 20 chart
than any other with nine.
Sedo also placed a pair of French ccTLDs
in the first five, selling #3 Voitures.fr
("cars" in French) for 50,000 ($78,935)
and #5 Annonces.fr
("advertisements" in French) for 30,000
($47,361). Still another country code domain, Taxi.us (America's
ccTLD) cracked the top ten with a $35,000 sale at Sedo.
By Ron Jackson
Sedo put four more ccTLDs on the second
half of the all extension leader board as the country codes enjoyed a
huge week. #14 2in1.at (Austrian ccTLD) drew 15,000
($23,681), #15 SS.tv tuned in $21,500, #18 Kinderwagens.nl
(Dutch country code), which means "baby carriages" in
Dutch, delivered 10,000 ($15,945) and #20 Bingo.us
.Com was limited to 11 of the 20
positions this week. Four of those went to the AfternicDLS
including #7 Kudo.com at $40,000. Moniker closed three
.com sales from their DomainerMeeting
live auction in Paris last month, including #6 Rainbows.com
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, July 20:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 14, 2008 - Sun. July 20,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 22
Voitures.fr ("cars" in French)
Annonces.fr ("advertisements" in French)
Kinderwagens.nl ("baby carriages" in Dutch)
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
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There were nine more five-figure sales just off
the chart and Sedo accounted for five of those including 7Y.com
at 9,000 ($14,205) and Berlin.es (Spain's
ccTLD) at 7,650 ($12,077). They also sold CustomTShirt.com
for $12,000 and two others; My5GB.com and GivingKiosk.com
for $10,000 each.
booked $12,100 for BigDreams.com and Honey.net
closed at $12,000 after being auctioned off in the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction. The Afternic DLS landed
$11,500 for LifeID.com and SnapNames.com
dialed in $11,000 from AuctionTV.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
The top sale in the four-figure .com supporting cast
was an IDN, 法律.com (punycode xn--g4ts90a.com)
that sold for $9,638 at SnapNames. They also moved Ricki.com
($8,000), AdicttingGames.com (typo, $4,950), and FileTube.com
ClimatePrediction.com called for $4,200,
Villow.com kicked in $3,591 and NothingPersonal.com
posted a $3,304 apology. Rounding out the SnapNames roster
were EternalBeauty.com ($2,600) and StartLine.com ($2,455).
Back at Sedo, KNU.com captured $9,450,
467.com counted out $8,996 and RXL.com added $8,920.
UltraBattery.com charged up $8,700, NUJ.com
clicked for $8,001 and HollywoodWaxMuseum.com
Compraryvender.com dispensed $7,102
and VideoPlaza.com screened $6,500. Sedo had 22 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,100.
You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,100
At the AfternicDLS it was like shooting fish in a
barrel again this week as they piled up dozens of additional
four-figure sales led by MiniQuiz.com ($9,000), MarketingZone.com
($8,000) and FasterNet.com ($7,925). Carriacou.com
corralled $7,700, AmericanIndependent.com claimed $7,500
and PublicPrograms.com produced $7,400.
Interlift.com hoisted $7,120, EuroVillas.com
hosted $6,600 and two others; SDILLC.com and EnjoyNY.com
notched $5,400 apiece. SummerLearning.com secured $5,000,
ExpoManagement.com made $4,400, WorkOfGod.com
went for $4,154 and AcademyCollege.com admitted $4,088.
The AfternicDLS had 70 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $3,900. You can review those in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
In some additional closed sales from Moniker live
auctions, Bavarian.com brought $9,000 from the
DomainerMeeting sale where Propriedade.com provided $5,000
and BabyMedications.com prescribed $2,000. At
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, TreatmentProgram.com worked a $4,000
cure and GreekSculptures.com chiseled out $2,000.
Moniker also sold three via their website services, TrustMe.com
($7,700), OscarTielle.com ($6,500) and ObsceneClips.com
At NameJet, ShockAbsorber.com shielded $8,300,
CensusRecords.com tallied $8,201 and Teknik.com
tacked on $6,533. NameJet had 18 more .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $5,100. You can check those out in the table
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,100
At TDNAM.comKralca.com cornered $5,000, Oafun.com found $3,000,
CanopusCorp.com collared $2,400 and MayAir.com
blew in $2,383.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
That blockbuster .Org twin bill
dominates the Global ContendersTop 20 chart this week. With their $120,000 price
tags, Ringtones.org and Revolution.org tie for the
third biggest sale in the GC category so far this year. They also
helped .org take seven chart entries this week, including #4 Next.org
at $8,000 via the AfternicDLS.
Despite .org's dominance at the top, .net
managed to take the most chart positions overall with ten, led by #3
Honey.net at $12,000. The other remaining three
openings went to a .mobi (#10 Park.mobi at $5,101
via Sedo) and a pair of .infos including #11 WorkFromHome.info
that was sold at Moniker's DomainerMeeting auction for $5,000.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending July 20:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
13, 2008 - Sun. July 20, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 22
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the Global Contenders category. As they usually do, the AfternicDLS
took the lion's share of those. Their supplemental roster was led by
WebVideo.net ($2,130), NewJobs.net ($1,888) and GraduateSchools.org
The AfternicDLS had 21 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,588. You can check those out
in the table below:
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,588
At Sedo, ImpactWebDesign.net drew up $1,900,
Persians.org produced $1,894 and Temperatur.net
torched $1,578. FinancialManagement.org returned $1,550,
CoffeePods.info brewed up $1,500 and 8O.org
added $1,450. AdultAdHD.net nailed $1,400, 212.mobi
rang up $1,250 and Impuls.org generated $1,100.
Sedo also sold a pair at $1,000 each; Parachutes.org
and BlueBear.org. Sedo sold another one for the AfternicDLS
as well, Alphacast.net for $1,000.
Moniker moved U9.org ($1,849), SocialVibe.net
($1,250) and OurVillage.org ($1,075) and in two more closed
sales from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction they sold Portals.net
($1,320) and Leases.info ($1,180).
SnapNames sold a pair of 3-letter domains; JIY.net
($1,180) and ZXW.net ($1,080) and NameJet dispatched
another one, IWI.net ($1,111). NameJet also sold Autismo.org
The French .fr extension has really come on
strong since that country eased restrictions on who could register .fr
domains.This week we saw a pair of monster .fr sales that
lead our new Country Code Top Chart. Voitures.fr ("cars" in French)
went for 50,000 ($78,935) in one of the year's ten biggest
ccTLD sales to date.
Annonces.fr ("advertisements" in
French) also scored big at 30,000 ($47,361) which puts it
among the 15 biggest country code sales so far in 2008. Both of
those big sales were done through Sedo who always dominates the
ccTLD category. They swept 19 of 20 positions on this week's chart.
You've already seen the top eight sales which were
covered in the all extension section earlier. The highest country
code sale you haven't seen yet is #9 Kalifornien-Tour.de
(German ccTLD), sold for $9,630. Heha.tv completed the top
ten at $7,894.
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending July 20:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: July 13, 2008 - Sun. July 20, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 22
Sedo had 13 more four-figure country code sales just
off the chart, led by a trio German ccTLDs; MultiCard.de ($2,368),
Game-Videos.de ($2,052) and Autokonservierung.de ($1,580).
PachaTV.es (Spain's ccTLD) added $1,579, Reise-Links.de
located $1,577 and Findex.co.uk fetched $1,500.
PriceGuide.co.uk picked up $1,493 while
and IDN Spiritualitδt.de and Bar-Camp.de drew $1,421
each. Freud.es extracted $1,263, Readers.in
returned $1,200 and GolfWeb.ch (Switzerland
ccTLD) tapped in $1,105. eCargo.eu rounded out the
Sedo roster at $1,100.
sold 09.eu for $1,400 and Aftermarket.pl
pulled $1,226 for e-Finanse.pl and $1,079 for Pryszcze.pl
("acne" in Polish) (the latter two are Polish ccTLDs). In another deal, SMR.us
changed hands for $1,000 in a private sale.
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 email@example.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
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.