Leads Caravan of Six-Figure Sales to the Top of This Week's Sales
RVRental.com rang up a whopping $325,000
sale to lead a trio of six-figure sales into reserved parking spots
at the top of this week's Top 20 chart. Seller Michael
Ambrose of Divided
Sky LLC actually sent RVRental.com to the owner of
RVs.com and CampingWorld.com in June, but news of the
sale was just released this week.
A pair of two-letter .coms also cracked
the six-figure barrier with #2 BJ.com bringing $200,000
live auction at the Internext Expo and YB.com banking $125,000
through Sedo's GreatDomains
premium auction site.
piled up more chart entries than any other venue this week, taking 7
of 21 positions (the extra spot resulted from a 2-way tie for the
final opening). Latona's hit parade was led by #4 SouthLakeTahoe.com
at $80,000 and #5 SaintLucia.com at $50,000.
Sedo also had a solid week, having a hand
in five charted sales including one of three country code sales that
earned spots on the all extension leader board, #10 Electromenager.fr ("electric household appliances" in French) at 18,000
($25,380). Moniker post four names on the elite list and also
had the biggest ccTLD sale, #6 Domain.pl (Polish country
code) at $45,000. That name was auctioned off in their live
auction at the DomainerMeeting in Paris. We also saw
the first competed sale from the .ME registry's premium
auctions with LasVegas.me reaching the #19 spot after being
picked up by Denmark's Nikolas Gough for $15,105.
The Big Board also features a pair of .nets and an IDN,
银行.com ("banks" in Chinese), sold for $21,022 atSnapNames.com.
The top .net was Luc-Andrι Biggs's $21,500 sale of #11 Ares.net.
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, September 7:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 9
Electromenager.fr ("electric household appliances" in French)
(IDN) ("banks" in Chinese)
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.
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There were six more five-figure sales just off
the chart. Sedo sold Tombola.it for 8,000 ($11,280)
and Romania.net for $10,099. NameJet.com
hit the daily double with CarPlace.com at $11,100 and WholesaleElectronics.com
at $11,000. OnlineCasino.me sold for $10,005 in
the .ME registry auctions and Moniker revved up MotorBikes.net
for $10,000 at the DomainerMeeting live auction.
.Com Supporting Cast
led the .com supporting cast with Ansel.com at $9,185.
Vedere.com drew $6,000 and two others; Goldschmuck.com
and iTattle.com took in $5,000 apiece. MarketingAgent.com
mined $4,939, MysteryTheater.com staged $4,488
and three others; CoffeeZoo.com, EverEarth.com and DesignOriginals.com
generated $4,400 apiece. 18Holes.com chipped in
The AfternicDLS had 88 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS has more than 260 more .com sales
below the 2K mark.
At Sedo, iRemix.com returned 6,500
($9,165), OrderPizza.com delivered $7,700 and Maxal.com
kicked in $6,000. TOTC.com tacked on £2,938
($5,171), ClickHotels.com booked $5,000 and HRIInc.com
LowerPropertyTaxes.com produced $4,200,
TuningCars.com braked at $4,000 and ProjacsTraining.com
provided $3,750. MarketingTimes.com turned in $3,645,
SendPlants.com plucked $3,380 and VisitALink.com
landed at $2,850, Also at Sedo, WatchTraders.com went
for 2,000 ($2,820), HiMail.com hauled in $2,100
and two others; DevelopmentAid.com and RoundHere.com
rounded up $2,000 each.
At Sedo's GreatDomains premium auction site, 3-letter
.coms were the order of the day. YXL.com ($6,700), EQW.com
($5,211), WZU.com ($5,200) and FVZ.com ($5,100)
all found new homes. Derriere.com backed into $4,322
and Whipping.com whipped up $3,600.
Back at Moniker, BrightStorm.com blew in $8,700,
the matching set of 9Teams.com and NineTeams.com
notched a total of $7,510 and Relaxity.com closed at $6,175.
MySandBox.com built a $5,075 castle, MangoSolutions.com
sorted out $3,892 and GreenwichCalendar.com recorded $3,500.
LiveAquatic.com and TrioMega.com took in $3,125
In a couple of Moniker sales at the Internext Expo, Debi.com
doffed $5,000 and EscortAds.com attracted $4,750.
At NameJet, WonderWorld.com revealed $8,678,
Tula.com tallied $6,399 and Melamine.com dished
out $5,700. NetworkCenter.com connected for $4,522,
MaxSpeed.com took the checkered flag at $4,050, HoosierLotto.com
scratched off $3,635 and Maguro.com grabbed $3,101.
NameJet has 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
At SnapNames, Turism.com tripped $7,250,
CSSDesign.com displayed $4,600 and DreamGroup.com greeted
$4,500. AcerComputers.com calculated $3,650 and Yichu.com
Elsewhere Commands.com called in $8,500 at
RickLatona.com and Pool.com
moved a trio of domains; Gosford.com ($8,195), BarclayUS.com
($2,600) and ClickVoice.com ($2,000). TDNAM.com
boxed up $5,500 for BagThatPic.com, $2,610 for Replica-Sunglasses.com
and $2,005 for FreeHits.com. NameSeek.com
nabbed $5,300 for Indicast.com and MaysFamily.com
fetched $2,000 at TidyDomains.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Net dominated the Global Contenders Top
20 with ten entries including a sweep of the first four
spots. We told you about that quartet of five-figure sales earlier
in this report. The biggest GC sales you haven't seen are #5 Tragaperras.mobi
("vending machine" in Spanish), sold for 7,000 ($9,870)
and Seek.info at 6,900 ($9,729). Both of those
domains were sold at Sedo, a venue that racked up nine charted
.Info had one of its best week's of the year,
piling up six chart entries, including #10 Find.info ($7,012
at SnapNames) and #12 Fat.info ($5,835 at Sedo). Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending September 7:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 9
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales
just off the chart. Andrew Campbell picked up Guide.pro
for $3,000 in a private sale and Moniker banked the same
amount for Mens.org at their Internext auction. Moniker also
sold SexToys.biz ($1,750) at Internext and Lawyers.biz
($2,500 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
The AfternicDLS piled up more GC sales than any
other venue. Their roster was led by CCIC.net ($2,950), Jatekok.net
($2,788) and PhotoExchange.net ($2,688). The AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,500
At TDNAM, SiliconValley.info secured $2,905,
PoliticalForecast.net picked $1,605 and PNI.net
pulled $1,255. 4N9.net and SaiyanUnlimited.net notched
Sedo sold YUP.mobi ($2,150) and Paul.info
($1,763) while NameJet jettisoned a quartet of names; FLDCU.org
($2,100), Librarian.org ($2,095), STX.net ($1,550)
and Teacup.org ($1,220). Pool posted $1,273 for Trikot.info
and $1,050 for Allianz.biz.
The first five names on the Country Code Top 20 all
cracked the five-figure mark which earned them spots in the all
extension segment of our report at the top of this article. The top
ccTLD sale you haven't seen is Sedo's 7,000 ($9,870) sale
of #6 Eclipse.de. Two more of Nikolas Gough's purchases
in the .ME regsitry auctions followed; #7 Slots.me at
$9,135 and #8 Betting.me at $9,005.
As they always do, Sedo dominated this chart,
sweeping 13 of the 20 entries including AbsoluteFM.co.uk at $8,800
and SS.co.nz (New Zealand ccTLD) at $4,653. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending September 7:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Sept. 1, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 7, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 9
Sedo had eight more four-figure ccTLD sales just off
the chart led by Fontaineaeau.fr ("water fountain"
in French) at 1,200 ($1,692). GNSS.es added 1,050
($1,481) and three others; Nectar.it, Samochody.de
and TryGames.co.uk added 1,000 ($1,410) each. Sedo
also sold Immoplex.de ($1,269), MotorcycleBattery.co.uk
($1,255) and Lefkas.co.uk ($1,128).
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.