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August 27, 2012

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Completed Live Auction Sales Dominate This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

Another big wave of completed live auction sales from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York conference dominates this week's domain sales chart. To make room for all of those sales we expanded our usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions this week. Moniker.com alone piled up 13 chart entries from their live sale. Aftermarket.com and RickLatona.com also notched multiple chart entries from their live auctions at the conference.  

Moniker swept the top three spots with BirthdayPresents.com at $80,000 and a pair of names at $70,000 each; Plans.com and Date.me. The latter name was one of four .me (Montenegro ccTLD) domains to crash the all extension leader board. A fifth country code, #24 Games4U.co.uk, also made the elite list after changing hands for £9,000 ($14,400) at Sedo. The only other non .com domains on the chart were #7 Illinois.org ($31,000) and #12 (tie) Camera.net ($20,000)


By Ron Jackson

The biggest non auction sale was Optimo.com's $50,000 sale of #4 DirectBrands.com. Sedo.com was next with #5 All-In.com at $40,000, one of three chart entries for them. SnapNames.com was the only other everyday venue with multiple entries, scoring with a pair of numerical domains, #9 650.com at $27,000 and #25 512.com at $14,120.

One major venue, the AfternicDLS, was missing in action this week. Their data did not arrive prior to our deadline, so their results will have to wait for next week's report. 

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, November 2:


The DN Journal Top 30 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 4


Sold For

Where Sold
1. BirthdayPresents.com $80,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Date.me $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Plans.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. DirectBrands.com $50,000 Optimo.com
All-In.com $40,000 Sedo
Microphone.com $40,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Illinois.org $31,000 Aftermarket.com
8. Explosion.com $28,000 Pvt Sale
9. 650.com $27,000 SnapNames
LowRateMortgage.com $22,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
RestaurantSupply.com $22,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Ask.me $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Camera.net $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
DogTrainers.com $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Pepperoni.com $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
CountryWestern.com $20,000 RickLatona.com

17. ChickenRecipes.com $19,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
18. MadisonAve.com $17,000 Aftermarket.com
19. CowboyHat.com $16,801 NameJet
20. EZW.com $16,190 Moniker
21. Bret.com $15,501 Sedo/GreatDomains
22. StayAtHome.com $15,000 Aftermarket.com
23. Westerly.com $14,500 RickLatona.com
24. Games4U.co.uk £9,000 = $14,400 Sedo
25. 512.com $14,120 SnapNames
Marry.me $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
YellowRoses.com $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Sugarless.com $12,000 RickLatona.com
29. Meeting.me €8,900 = $11,570 Sedo
30. DNW.com $11,500 DomainRaiders.com

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.


There were eight more 5-figure sales just off the chart. Three of those came from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction; WhiteRoses.com ($11,000), Show.me ($10,000) and RolePlay.com ($10,000). Moniker also sold CareProviders.com from their website for $10,350. Aftermarket.com moved Regiment.com ($11,000), DomainRaiders.com reaped $10,200 for Painted.com, Sedo sewed up $10,000 with Fliq.com and MDJ.com changed hands for $10,000 in a private sale. 

.Com Supporting Cast

The .com supporting cast of four-figure sales was led by completed sales from the Aftermarket.com and Moniker.com live auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York conference. Aftermarket.com sold EnergyTips.com ($9,000), SeafoodRestaurants.com ($8,000) and Vulnerable.com ($6,500). Chambermaid.com chalked up $6,000, BrokerageAccount.com banked $5,500 and ScienceBooks.com brought $5,000

Headcase.com cracked $4,000 while FootSpray.com and Dabbler.com drew $3,600 each. StudentChecking.com chipped in $3,500, Beneath.com bagged $3,000 and PianoTuners.com tacked on $2,550. FluPrevention.com prescribed $2,500 while KidFlicks.com and EquipmentBrokers.com booked $2,000 apiece. 

In Moniker's live auction BankStatements.com dispensed $9,000 and CashiersCheck.com secured $7,000 while ClinicalPsychology.com and GunRange.com each hit a $6,500 bulls eye. Liabilities.com landed at $6,000 while CatBreeders.com and PressConference.com produced $5,000 apiece. CollectiblePlates.com polished off $4,500, BikeStands.com braked at $3,000 and VintageCigars.com lit up $2,450. Moniker also sold ColorBlender.com from their website for $2,863.

At NameJet Broiler.com cooked up $8,989, HuntingGuide.com brought down $8,100 and CrimeReport.com discovered $8,003. Rotisserie.com rounded up $7,000, Broilers.com fired up $6,986, BiggerBoobs.com bounced $6,200 and Yesterdays.com yielded $6,101

NameJet had 17 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. You can see those in the table below:

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
callcentersoftware.com $6,000


elda.com $2,400
retiredsingles.com $5,433 lovefood.com $2,400
vgz.com $5,250 patentprotection.com $2,211
condoinsurance.com $3,953 airmacau.com $2,209
capcity.com $3,100 lookyourbest.com $2,100
healthcaresoftware.com $2,699 tobaccodirect.com $2,099
auros.com $2,600 buildbear.com $2,077
beachresortguide.com $2,533 partyhat.com $2,055
sucka.com $2,526   

Back at RickLatona.com Tasers.com took down $7,600, PoolCleaning.com swept up $7,500 and PackageStore.com rang up $3,100. CardTable.com dealt out $2,875, Keeping.com collected $2,800 and Questioning.com answered $2,700. LicensedApparel.com locked up $2,400 and UprightBikes.com racked up $2,000

Sedo's supplemental roster was led by UGD.com ($6,630), an IDN - übersetzer.com ($6,487) and PowerAuctions.com ($5,800). 3210.com counted up $5,200 while three others; HumpDay.com, ReadyVideo.com and TechLive.com tallied $5,000 apiece. 

CarePharmacy.com dispensed $4,600, Moneytopia.com turned in $4,000 and AmericanDating.com connected for $3,750. Vermögensberatung.com (IDN) kicked in $3,383, ShopFever.com fetched $3,350 and Mainers.com maxed out at $3,000. CarTag.com and IMQS.com commanded $2,600 each, ThePlunge.com plucked $2,500 and GoRental.com went for $2,000

At Sedo's GreatDomains auction site EAJ.com attracted $6,630, 3-D.com viewed $4,999 and ArtPortfolio.com found $2,050.

At SnapNames the four-figure category included Doginhispen.com ($3,504), CloseFriends.com ($2,300), EmploymentAfrica.com ($2,009) and BuyFromOwner.com ($2,000)

Elsewhere, DeliciousNames.com sold LawnService.com for $7,000 and in a pair of private sales these domains changed hands; Shopping-Center.com at $6,500 and SmartCore.com at $5,000

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

A nice geodomain, Illinois.org, tops this week's Global Contenders chart after going for $31,000 in Aftermarket.com's live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York. That domain as well as #2 Camera.net, earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top name in this category that you haven't seen yet is #3 FishOil.net, sold for $8,000 at Sedo. 

The .nets racked up 11 of the 20 chart entries. .Org was limited to five but all of those landed on the top half of the chart, including a run of four in a row starting with #6 Plumbers.org at $5,100. The remaining four spots went to a pair of .mobis, a .pro and a .info.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the two weeks ending November 2:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 4


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Illinois.org $31,000 Aftermarket.com
2. Camera.net $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. FishOil.net $8,000 Sedo
Explosion.net $6,000 Pvt Sale
KinkySex.net $6,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Plumbers.org $5,100 NameJet
7. Officer.org $5,000 URLS.net
8. FemaleGamblers.org $4,100 NameJet
9. Bed.org $3,600 NameJet
10. MMOGame.net €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo

Proteus.net $3,000 Sedo
Studio.pro $3,000 NameJet
Trades.net $3,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. Europe.mobi $2,975 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
15. uDonate.net $2,500 DomainConvergence/
16. CustomerSupport.info $2,155 NameJet
17. NMF.net $2,000 SnapNames
18. Passaparola.net $1,888 Sedo
19. Dove.net $1,600 Sedo
20. Antigua.mobi $1,470 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.


There were six more four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Aftermarket.com moved Porch.net ($1,400) while Sedo scored with Geruestbau.mobi and Recettes.info at $1,300 apiece. SnapNames sold Diggov.org ($1,215) and NameJet nabbed two others; CarpalTunnel.net ($1,100) and InPuma.net ($1,000)

Country Codes

A blockbuster .me domain (Montenegro ccTLD), Date.me, led this week's Country Code Top 20 after going for $70,000 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction. .Me went on to take six positions on the chart including five of the first six. Those top six names all cracked the five-figure mark and were listed in the first section of this report.

The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen is #7 Tours.tv, sold by iDevelop.tv for $8,500. Sedo, as they always do in this category, rang up more chart entries than any other venue, piling up 11 of the 20 openings. 

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending November 2:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Oct. 27, 2008 - Sun. Nov. 2, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 4


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Date.me $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Ask.me $20,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
3. Games4U.co.uk £9,000 = $14,400 Sedo
4. Marry.me $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
5. Meeting.me €8,900 = $11,570 Sedo
6. Show.me $10,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Tours.tv $8,500 iDevelop.tv
8. Reglesdupoker.fr
("poker rules" in French)
€5,600 = $7,280 Sedo
9. Jazz.me $5,700 Sedo
10. Moebel.tv €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo

11. Climb.ca $4,800 DomainConvergence/
12. Tourist.tv $4,300 Sedo
13. Samochód.pl (IDN) 11,080PLN = $4,094 Złapane.pl
14. Nosotros.es €3,000 = $3,900 Sedo
15. Meemken.de  €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
16. NA.tv $2,750 iDevelop.tv
17. Machinesasous.fr €2,100 = $2,730 Sedo
18. Accountancy.asia 3,850 AUD = $2,692 NetFleet
19. Werbeagentur-Berlin.de €2,050 = $2,665 Sedo
20. Medea.eu €2,000 = $2,600 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were 19 more four-figure country code sales just off the chart. In private sales, Publishing.me went for $2,500 and TopShopping.asia attracted $2,000. Sedo accounted for the bulk of the additional four-figure sales including Baby-Sitter.fr ($2,470), PocketGear.co.uk ($2,400) and Amadeo.eu ($2,275)

Sedo had 13 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that you can see in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
animacion.me $2,000   soprofen.de $1,365
clairvoyant.me $2,000 mss.eu $1,301
töpferei.de $1,858 my-downloads.de $1,300
itx.cn $1,800 pardon.fr $1,300
chatgratuit.fr $1,560 salsa-tanzkurse.de $1,157
isy.eu $1,444 clase.es $1,000
underwear.com.es $1,430   

Elsewhere Złapane.pl sold a Polish IDN, Krynicazdrój.pl, for 3300PLN ($1,219)

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 protected].

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 Domain Sales Center 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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