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Past Week Produces a Trio of Six-Figure Sales Including One of the Year's Ten Biggest Country Code Transactions 

After America's Thanksgiving Holiday break the week before last buyers were back in the market over the past seven days with ccTLDs again drawing a lot of attention from domain shoppers. A trio of six-figure sales paced the action, led by Sedo's $300,000 sale of SC.com. The buyer was the Standard Chartered Bank, a firm that operates primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Sedo also sold six of the seven country code domains that crashed the all extension Top 20 chart this week. The big dog in that pack was Seks.nl ("sex" in Dutch), a domain that commanded 200,000 ($258,000) to rank as the year's 7th biggest ccTLD sale. Four more .nl (Netherlands country code) domains made the Big Board, including #10 Daten.nl ("to date" in Dutch) at 18,000 ($23,220)

The third six-figure sale was Igen.com, a name that generated $100,000 at NameJet.com. That was one of a dozen .coms on the elite list. The only non .com global TLD to make the leader board was #6 Games.mobi, a domain that rang up $44,000 at Sedo. Sedo wound up leading all venues by sweeping 11 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a three-way tie for the final position).


By Ron Jackson

Every domain on the Top 20 hit at least five figures, an impressive performance considering that only one charted domain was a live auction sale (those special events typically produce waves of high dollar sales that can sometimes dominate the charts). The lone live auction representative was #4 (tie) EFS.com, finally completed this week after being sold by RickLatona.com in their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction. Latona also brokered a pair of top ten sales, facilitating a deal that sent TennisRackets.com and TennisRacket.com to a new owner for $25,000 each.

One other venue had multiple chart entries as the AfternicDLS collected three gold medals. Their list was led by #9 WelcomeHome.com at $24,000. Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 7:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 9


Sold For

Where Sold
1. SC.com $300,000 Sedo
2. Seks.nl
("sex" in Dutch)
200,000 = $258,000 Sedo
3. Igen.com $100,000 NameJet
EFS.com $55,000 RickLatona.com/
HealthCareSolutions.com $55,000 Sedo
6. Games.mobi $44,000 Sedo
TennisRacket.com $25,000 RickLatona.com
TennisRackets.com $25,000 RickLatona.com
9. WelcomeHome.com $24,000 AfternicDLS
10. Daten.nl
(verb, "to date" in Dutch)
18,000 = $23,220 Sedo

11. Marmaris.nl
(a popular resort in Turkey)
14,280 = $18,421 Pvt Sale
12. MRC.net $15,800 AfternicDLS
13. SpywareInfo.com $15,660 TDNAM
14. FTI.fr 11,960 = $15,428 Sedo
15. ArabLink.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
16. PPI.co.uk 10,100 = $14,948 Sedo
17. Huurautos.nl
("rental cars" in Dutch)
11,100 = $14,319 Sedo
18. Kapsels.nl
("haircuts" in Dutch)
8,500 = $10,965 Sedo
Izon.com $10,000 Sedo
Nachos.com $10,000 RickLatona.com
PureFans.com $10,000 Sedo

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.


.Com Supporting Cast

SnapNames.com had the top sale in the .com supporting cast, squeezing $9,500 from EastOrange.com. They also drew $4,522 for FlashDen.com and $2,600 for FinanceBroker.com.  

Sedo had a solid list of four-figure sales including Payal.com ($8,100), Strumpfhose.com ($7,740) and CMoney.com ($7,500). Perfolio.com posted $7,000, JetFly.com flagged down $6,450, Therapeutic.com dispensed $6,106 and SharonsBingo.com brought $5,920

Sedo had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
tedspread.com $5,000   travelarte.com $2,580
tripflip.com $5,000 bizebiz.com $2,500
tjq.com $4,100 dondeir.com $2,500
casepost.com $4,000 greenspark.com $2,500
rensen.com $3,612 stereoscope.com $2,500
scgolf.com $2,650 crmhosted.com $2,100
faqt.com $2,580 mymonsters.com $2,000
realty-estate.com $2,580 openminded.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS, AAAF.com added $7,588, Layaways.com locked up $6,800 and Ecophone.com dialed up $6,400. SkillClub.com clicked for $5,400, TonerOnline.com captured $5,188 and AppleFCU.com yielded $5,000

GiveGift.com garnered $4,188, WeightCenter.com tipped the scales at $3,888 and Plastiks.com plied $3,800. ThePourhouse.com tapped $3,788, Insanities.com cracked $3,712 and Aethos.com eked out $3,588. POTX.com pulled $3,536 while three others; ACAOnline.com, CrystalCentral.com and WebCuts.com snipped off $3,388 apiece. 

The AfternicDLS had 54 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,350. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,350
clickblog.com $3,350   categorykiller.com $2,350
greaterlansing.com $3,288 voyagestravel.com $2,316
thedancingbear.com $3,188 kevincollins.com $2,300
lobstersdirect.com $3,000 nanling.com $2,288
mtss.com $3,000 superstartheater.com $2,288
netbalance.com $3,000 domainnameattorney.com $2,250
thanksto.com $3,000 domainnameattorneys.com $2,250
lifestyleandfitness.com $2,788 elitemarket.com $2,188
spotlesshome.com $2,788 ourestate.com $2,188
xmascandy.com $2,750 purchasecare.com $2,188
gearmill.com $2,588 thefixers.com $2,100
orderpix.com $2,588 accreditedprograms.com $2,088
polarsolar.com $2,588 chartbeat.com $2,088
fitnessforseniors.com $2,570 cloudmachine.com $2,088
311NYC .com $2,500 risingfromtheashes.com $2,088
bandscheibenvorfall.com $2,500 automationsystem.com $2,080
broadbandworld.com $2,500 securityview.com $2,010
greenhabitat.com $2,500 autowheel.com $2,000
nyc311 .com $2,500 cash-control.com $2,000
grouprisk.com $2,488 cecllc.com $2,000
medicaresavings.com $2,488 challengefitness.com $2,000
molapo .com $2,475 financialterms.com $2,000
criativa.com $2,400 internationalwholesale.com $2,000
appservices.com $2,388 laptopz.com $2,000
mandarinpalace.com $2,388 salvataggio.com $2,000
nexticon.com $2,388 theinsurancenetwork.com $2,000
youroffers.com $2,388 theundead.com $2,000

At TDNAM.com LifeForm.com landed $5,555. eChoose.com chalked up $3,500 and DividendEdge.com returned $3,200. Pokesafariforos.com picked up $2,570 and CondoExpress.com provided $2,255.

At NameJet HomeUSA.com welcomed $5,101, Suan.com sold for $4,700 and CreditStore.com stocked $4,655. ChickenSalad.com chopped $4,599, NewPower.com plugged in $4,300 and BowlingLanes.com spotted $4,105.

TravelSupreme.com presented $3,100, NECI.com notched $3,007 and OpenAnalytics.com unlocked $2,700. LegalLink.com connected for $2,550, Herbivores.com chewed up $2,322, CNMC.com secured $2,001 and MedCard.com prescribed $2,000

Elsewhere RickLatona.com brokered the sale of ReportCards.com for $8,000 and also sold Nona.com for $2,400 themselves while EC101.com moved WarehouseLineOfCredit.com for $7,000.

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

Games.mobi scored an easy win in the Global Contenders race this week after that $44,000 sale at Sedo that we told you about above. Another .mobi, Sexe.mobi, also landed in the top three after Sedo secured $9,253 for that domain. #2 MRC.net slipped in between the two .mobis with its $15,800 sale at the AfternicDLS.

.Net went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries. Two .orgs, a .info and a .biz claimed the other openings. The .biz headliner was a very solid 3-letter sale, #4 AFF.biz at $5,000. .Org's first appearance was at #7 with HomeSecurity.org, sold at Sedo for $3,000. The .info entry was #17 EuroVisa.info at $1,870 via NameJet.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending December 7:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 9


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Games.mobi $44,000 Sedo
2. MRC.net $15,800 AfternicDLS
3. Sexe.mobi $9,253 Sedo
4. AFF.biz $5,000 Sedo
5. AutoRepairs.net $4,500 AfternicDLS
6. Netherworld.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
7. HomeSecurity.org $3,000 Sedo
8. CollegeSource.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
9. Oryx.net $2,600 AfternicDLS
10. GOI.net 1,700 = $2,516 Sedo

11. FirstCreditCard.net $2,500 Sedo
12. Matt.net $2,400 NameJet
13. UnitedAgainstHate.org $2,082 AfternicDLS
14. DualScene.net $2,000 TDNAM
15. Qwertz.net $1,922 AfternicDLS
16. Hava.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
17. EuroVisa.info $1,870 NameJet
18. PartyRentals.net $1,600 NameJet
19. Landoll.net $1,588 AfternicDLS
20. Backpackers.net $1,555 NameJet

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.


There were two dozen more four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS accounted for 15 of those, led by JesusChurch.org and Topp.net at $1,500 each. DreamWave.net and TogetherWeCan.net returned $1,488 apiece. 

RootsAndWings.net nailed $1,420, TravelAll.net unpacked $1,288 and two others; eCommerceHosting.net and WeightCenter.net seated $1,188 each. WhatItsWorth.net nabbed $1,150 followed by a four-name logjam at $1,088 apiece that included Firstascent.net, NagelStudio.net, PrintBroker.net and TheSisters.net. Capicitate.net and ConcreteIdeas.net rounded out the AfternicDLS line up at $1,000 each. 

At Sedo the winners included Machineasous.org ($1,355) and a pair at $1,300 apiece; Industry.mobi and NEEA.org. Single.biz and Tierheim.net attracted $1,290 each and Air.mobi breathed in $1,050.  

Elsewhere, TDNAM booked $1,265 with NewSpeedupBooster.biz and $1,030 for Phoenix-EFI.org while NameJet harvested $1,004 with Hymns.org

Country Codes

After taking a breather last week, the country codes roared back this week with seven domains that made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. All of them  topped five figures and #1 Seks.nl easily blasted through the six-figure barrier at $258,000. .nl (the Netherlands ccTLD) wound up sweeping the top three spots on our Country Code Top 20 chart and claimed five positions overall.

The top sale you haven't seen yet is #8 YourChance.de at $9,211 via Sedo, a venue that accounted for all but one of the charted sales. That was one of three .de (German country code) domains on the chart. Great Britian's .co.uk matched .nl with five chart entries, with the UK list led by #9 Classmate.co.uk at $7,400

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending December 7:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Dec. 1, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 9


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Seks.nl
("sex" in Dutch)
200,000 = $258,000 Sedo
2. Daten.nl
(verb, "to date" in Dutch)
18,000 = $23,220 Sedo
3. Marmaris.nl
(a popular resort in Turkey)
14,280 = $18,241 Pvt Sale
4. FTI.fr 11,960 = $15,428 Sedo
5. PPI.co.uk 10,100 = $14,948 Sedo
6. Huurautos.nl
("rental cars" in Dutch)
11,100 = $14,319 Sedo
7. Kapsels.nl
("Haircuts" in Dutch)
8,500 = $10,965 Sedo
8. YourChance.de 7,140 = $9,211 Sedo
9. Classmate.co.uk 5,000 = $7,400 Sedo
10. Network.eu $6,100 Sedo

11. CasinoReview.co.uk $6,000 Sedo
12. Nido.de 4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
13. Kostenloses.de 3,850 = $4,967 Sedo
14. Sex.tl 3,433 = $4,429 Sedo
15. Trouver.fr 3,300 = $4,257 Sedo
16, Matchendirect.fr 2,800 = $3,612 Sedo
OnlinePhysician.co.uk 2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
Tombola.se 2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
EmploymentSolicitors.co.uk 1,500 = $2,220 Sedo
Espionage.co.uk 1,500 = $2,220 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were 15 more four-figure ccTLDs just off the chart and Sedo accounted for 13 of those, led by CarCheck.de and Mesresultats.fr at $2,193 apiece. Micro.cx extracted $2,000 while three others; GMBH-Gruendung.de, Liege.eu and The.es added $1,935 each. 

Sedo also scored with Philip.us ($1,700), MyCRM.de ($1,613) and Microphones.asia ($1,535). Lampe.at lit up $1,484, LipsyLondon.co.uk located $1,455, Who-Is.fr fetched $1,290 and Bewertung.ch chipped in $1,161.

Elsewhere Cocina.com.ar (Argentina's ccTLD) attracted $1,500 in a private sale and NameJet took in $1,210 for Tetas.tv.

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 editor@dnjournal.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 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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