Leads the Parade Down the Runway With Six-Figure Sale
The three-day Labor Day weekend is
one of America's biggest holidays as most view it as the end
of summer and an opportunity for one final outdoor blowout. Business
usually slows to a crawl as a result, but the domain aftermarket
managed to turn in a decent showing despite the long break.
secured the top position with TopModel.com at a head turning
$117,650. SnapNames wound up claiming three of the top ten
entries and four positions overall on our new Top 20 chart.
The #2 slot went to Rick Schwartz's $75,000 sale of RoomDividers.com
to the operators of OrientalFurniture.com. A pair of $40,000
sales followed; GoNYC.com at the AfternicDLS
and Mozzilla.com, sold by Tassos Tsiligiannis at DNForum.com.
The AfternicDLS wound up placing five
names on the Big Board. Only Sedo.com,
with seven, had more. Sedo's roster was headed by #5 SMSGlobal.com
at $30,000 and #6 7H.com at $20,500.
Sedo put a pair of country code domains in
the all extension leader board; #8 Investimento.it ("investments" in Italian) at €12,900 ($18,705) and#10 18.no (Norwegian ccTLD) at $17,150. The
only other non .com domain to make the elite list was #13 Cardiology.net,
sold at the AfternicDLS for $12,700.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, August 31:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. August 25, 2008 - Sun. August 31,2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 3
Investimento.it ("investments" in Italian)
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value sales that have been reported to us in the
past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool,
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Sedo led the .com supporting cast with WMR.com
at $9,600. Next in line were NeverMore.com ($7,500), Delusional.com
($6,400) and ZQX.com ($6,100). CreditScoreTracker.com
ran down $6,000, Modulift.com located $5,500
and Yoor.com yielded $5,100. RussianYellowPages.com
turned $4,745 while two others; HomeSlice.com and Sapins.com
sold for €3,000 ($4,350) each.
Sedo had 28 more
four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.
You can check those out in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
scrubbed up $8,199 with HandmadeSoap.com and SpiderVeins.com
spawned $8,100. Koning.com kicked in $6,601 and
HomeValuation.com drew $6,600. MasterGraphics.com captured
$5,105, Midpoint.com posted $4,620 and TissuePaper.com
tore off $4,150.
NameJet has 17 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,750 that are listed in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,750
The AfternicDLS didn't pause for the Labor Day
Holiday at all, piling up more than 400 sales including over 100
.com sales worth at least $2,000 apiece. Their supplemental list was led by D5M.com
at $7,500, Alteris.com at $7,000 and
Inny.com at $6,000. MaritalProblems.com probed $5,188,
FantasyBridal.com brought $5,000 and iDeveloper.com
InNetwork.com connected for $4,288, EnvironmentSolutions.com
landed $4,050 and a logjam of six other domains locked up $4,000
each. That group included Caya.com, FinancialProsperity.com,
GSTS.com, Neumatic.com, WeSellTexas.com and WritingCoach.com.
The AfternicDLS had 81 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,900. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
In a pair of private sales, Adam Maysonet
moved FreeShades.com for $6,835 and Jamie Zoch of
banked $3,800 for IDGO.com.
At SnapNames, CSSDesign.com secured $4,600
while PimpMyWebPage.com and BedAndBreakfastHotels.com
booked $3,600 each. WetBooty.com went for $3,330
and Newgg.com nailed $2,809.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Cardiology.net led this week's Global Contenders Top
20 with that $12,700 sale at the AfternicDLS that you
saw earlier on the all extension leader board. That was one of six
domains the AfternicDLS placed on the GC chart. Sedo hit double
digits, piling up 10 chart entries led by #2 SuperCasino.net
at $8,200 and #3 OpenWeb.org at $8,120.
SnapNames and Name Jet also had multiple chart
entries with two each. RedLightDistrict.net gave SnapNames
the #6 spot at $5,890 and #10 IDC.net gave NameJet a
place on the top half of the leader board at $3,600.
.Net dominated the board by taking 11
of the 20 chart entries. .Org took six spots with the
remaining three going to .info. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending August 31:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon.
August 25, 2008 - Sun. August 31, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 3
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the Global Contenders category and the AfternicDLS claimed the largest
block of those. Their line up was led by EuroSports.net and OrlandoFlorida.net
at $2,500 each. Quarantine.net added $2,488, SearchEngineRanking.net
returned $2,088 and SRMC.net nabbed $2,000.
The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,988. You can check those out
in the table below:
Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,988
Sedo's four figure hits kept on coming with JeuxDePoker.net
($2,393), Ouzo.net ($2,320) and Recettes.net ($2,175).
Color.info corralled $1,851, IHaveAPlan.org plucked
$1,740 and 6K.org contributed $1,700.
Litauen.info located $1,450, Salta.net
served up $1,250 and two others; December.info and DogKennel.net
scratched out $1,200 apiece. Sponsors.info sprung for $1,111,
MetaBlog.org generated $1,100 and LegalAdvice.info
dispensed $1,050. USB.info bagged $1,015 and Icons.info
clicked for $1,008.
At TDNAM, Gorna-Banq.info deposited $2,000
and EgyptTourism.org tallied $1,705.
Back at NameJet, MovieTrailers.biz did $1,788 at
the box office, Easi.org unzipped $1,508 and JMC.org
seated $1,405. CGN.org gained $1,350 and
UMC-Cares.org cleared $1,100.
At SnapNames. O3.org ogled $1,758, Kameras.org
clicked for $1,284 and D-Pa.org pulled $1,051.
The top two ccTLD sales, Investimento.it
($18,705) and 18.no ($17,150) also earned spots on the
upper half of the all extension Top 20 that you saw earlier. The
next four spots on the Country Code Top 20 all went to German
.de domains, led by Cube.de at €5,555 ($8,055).
.TV had a nice run too, putting three names
on the top ten with Ed.tv, Fling.tv and Snooker.tv
tuning in $5,000 apiece. Great Britain's .co.uk and Italy's
.it also charted three domains apiece.
Sedo was once again the dominant ccTLD sales venue,
sweeping 18 of the 20 chart positions. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending August 31:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: August 25, 2008 - Sun. August
31, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 3
There were two dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales just off
the chart and Sedo had all but four of those. Their hit list
included Freitanken.de ($2,683), BodyWear.eu ($2,588)
and TopUK.co.uk ($2,500). Chance.es and Luxus-Mbel.de
added $2,175 each and RS.tv rang up $2,050.
Sedo had 14 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $1,813. You can see those in the chart below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,813
Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold FullDownloadz.us
($1,500) and ModernJive.co.uk ($1,000). An IDN,
价格.cn brought $1,301 at IDNForums.com
and Howard Hoffman of PPCIncome.com
sold Homez.us for $1,000.
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.