Threat: Three-Word .Com Goes For $260,000 in This Week's Top Domain
After a brief absence last week,
six-figure domains were back in the spotlight this week. Leading the
sales charge was Nokta.com's$260,000 sale of TripleCreditReport.com. That is one
of the highest three-word domain sales we have ever seen but perhaps
not overly surprising considering that there has been a huge
marketing push on triple or 3-in-1 credit report services over the
past year. Those services give their customers reports from all
three of the major credit bureaus in one package. The buyer of this
domain already has a new site up to take advantage of that lucrative
Also cracking the six-figure barrier this
week was a very nice geo domain - Daytona.com - sold through Moniker.com
for $151,395. The official city name is Daytona Beach of
course, but a lot of people just refer to the popular Florida
vacation destination as Daytona. It's a top notch resort domain and
as such I think its an excellent buy for the new owner.
By Ron Jackson
Two more geo domains also hit the top ten,
including RickLatona.com's$60,000 sale of #3 TarponSprings.com. Tarpon
Springs is literally in our backyard. The population of the Tampa
Bay area town is just over 20,000 but it is a charming Gulf
Coast resort town (famous for its Greek sponge divers) that
draws visitors from around the world. Also gracing the top half of
the chart is #10 Staffordshire.com, representing a county in England's
West Midlands region. That domain attracted £12,000 ($22,800)
Sedo wound up placing six domains on the
Big Board, more than any other venue. NameJet.com
and the AfternicDLS
each scored three times. The marquee name at NameJet was #4 HomeAccessories.com
at $32,287 while the AfternicDLS roster was led by #8 (tie) EventsManagement.com
After having a bit of an off-week last
week, .com stormed back to take 17 of the 20 chart entries
this time out. The remaining spots went to a pair of .orgs
and a .info. That trio included #6 Website.org ($30,545),
#11 Printer.info ($21,000) and #18 Irish.org ($14,826),
with all three of those domains being sold by Sedo.
We are happy to welcome two new reporting
venues this week, Eric
and Recall Media Group's Bido.com.
Rice, who recently started marketing names through his DNCartoons
newsletter, made his first appearance on our elite all-extension
list with #8 (tie) BetTheDerby.com ($25,000) while Bido
debuted with #20 Dickinson.com at $12,000.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, August 10:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. August 4, 2008 - Sun. August 10,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 12
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
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
There were nine more five-figure sales just off
the chart and Sedo had five of those including WJA.com
and StepOne.com at $11,920 each. RuggedLaptop.com
racked up $11,175, Perfumeria.com sniffed $10,500
and Dpharma.com dispensed $10,430.
DNCartoons.com captured $10,500 with IYL.com
and NameJet notched $10,100 for FirstStep.com. D4B.com
sold MakeBook.com for $10,000 and Escort.mobi
attracted the same price in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
.Com Supporting Cast
Moniker also led the .com supporting cast with their
$9,500 sale of OUX.com at the DomainerMeeting
live auction in Paris a few weeks back (the sale just closed
this week). From their web platform they also sold DQF.com
($6,838), StarSightings.com ($6,088) and IPDashboard.com
At NameJet, EquineLaw.com landed $9,000,
Sentimental.com sewed up $7,600 and HealthExam.com
discovered $6,601. GoldBank.com deposited $4,999,
DestinReservations.com booked $4,200 and CanadaHealth.com
FerrariCars.com and ClickHer.com
hauled in $3,100 each while OrientialTrading.com
(typo) added $3,000.
BestPawn.com posted $2,923, Functionality.com fetched
$2,800 and OzzyOsbourne.com bit the head off a $2,455
bat. ItalianHolidays.com welcomed $2,255 while Digiworks.com
and CustomGreetingCards.com delivered $2,100
apiece. FloridaVoter.com punched in another $2,010.
Back at Sedo GameOnly.com clicked for $8,000,
and Mobiliario.com maxed at 4,000 ($5,894) while Cecam.com and HolyGrails.com grabbed 3,500
($5,215) each. Sedo's premium site at GreatDomains.com
kicked in $5,182 for Foal.com. Sedo had 21 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.
You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
SnapNames moved a couple of 3-letter .coms, banking
$7,750 for TYV.com and $7,250 for KYU.com.
At the AfternicDLS FindARental.com located $6,500,
OutdoorRooms.com cornered $6,000 and TattooDating.com
inked $5,500. AsianPacific.com produced $5,000,
Only4U.com yielded $4,643 and Inaxis.com
cleared $3,985. A quartet of names added $3,588
apiece. That group included Bretigny.com, GolfTheWorld.com,
LASurf.com and SavvyConsumer.com.
The AfternicDLS had 48 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can review those in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
Back at Bido.com QVK.com cranked out $6,730,
UTQ.com contributed $6,001 and Harlot.com lit
up $5,145. CerealBox.com sealed $2,695, DomainTalk.com
tallied $2,415 and DebtSpecialist.com spawned $2,356.
Elsewhere DNCartoons.com landed $5,200 for Lanny.com
and CasinoNine.com changed hands for $4,500 in a
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
The top three domains on the Global Contenders Top
20 all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. We also
told you about #4 Escort.mobi being another 5-figure sale at
$10,000. The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is actually a pair
of sales tied for the #5 spot at $7,000 each; AmericanHistory.org
(sold by DNCartoons.com) and Umbrellas.net (sold on
.Net took 13 of the 21 chart positions (the
extra spot resulted from a tie for the final place). .Org
claimed four openings with .info and .mobi getting two
apiece. The AfternicDLS easily won the race among venues, claiming
10 positions but Sedo also staked a strong claim by sweeping the top
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending August 10:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon.
August 4, 2008 - Sun. August 10, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect August 12
As always there were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the Global Contenders category. The AfternicDLS again has the lion's
share of those scoring with Captives.net ($2,688), FileServer.net
($2,300) and PhoneSoftware.net ($1,968).
WebAdvertising.org generated $1,963 and MSGroup.net
ground out $1,888.
The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out
in the table below:
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
At Sedo, Medicus.net notched $1,850, InSpirit.net
inspired $1,800 and RedCherry.mobi chipped in $1,788.
MedicalDoctors.net prescribed $1,758 while Catamarca.net
and Tele.biz brought $1,639 each. Links.mobi
mined $1,506, BigFatLie.org and TheLocal.org
ladled out $1,490 apiece. MobileWeb.info went for $1,411
and EuroSex.biz unbuttoned $1,000.
NameJet sold FFS.org ($1,860), GVC.net
($1,700) and MtSinai.org ($1,315) and added $1,000 for
At SnapNames eMailAddress.net nailed $1,551.
They also rang up four 3-letter sales with NLX.net ($1,130) and
a trio at $1,030 each that included DZQ,net, FZQ.net and
Elsewhere URLs.netsold Referenda.org for
$2,600, Bido bagged $2,073 with Compete.net, DNCartoons.com
drew $2,000 with WorldHistory.org and
LouGehrigsDisease.org sold for $1,000 in the Moniker/DomainerMeeting
After a big week last week the country codes
took a bit of a breather this week. There were lots of sales but
none of the big five-figure variety that we have seen in recent
weeks. The top reported sale was a Polish ccTLD, Wczasy24.pl
("vacation 24" in Polish) that changed hands for
$4,176 at Zlapane.pl.
Legrand.us was close behind after bringing in $4,000 for PPCIncome.com.
The #3 spot went to Antarctica.tv, a name
that tuned in $3,735 at Sedo. Sedo claimed 17 of the 21 chart
positions (the extra spot resulting from a tie for #20). This was a
good week for Great Britain's .co.uk extension as it was
represented by six names on the elite list, including #4 CheapVitamins.co.uk
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending August 10:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: August 4, 2008 - Sun. August
10, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. August 12
There were ten more four-figure country code sales just
off the chart and Sedo had nine of those led by Iton.pl ($1,520),
an IDN - Dδnemark-ferienhaus.de ($1,500) and UMTS.eu
($1,050). The other six Sedo sales were for $1,000 each
with that group made up of doors2manual.co.uk, grundstuecksboerse.de,
ICQ5.de, IZY.nl, TravelControl.eu and WebRadios.fr.
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.