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Light Action in the First Full Week of Domain Sales for 2009

After two consecutive weeks that were shortened by major holidays (Christmas and New Year's) the domain aftermarket has logged its first full week of 2009. Ironically, while sales held up surprisingly well over the holiday season, a lot of buyers seem to have gone on vacation this past week while everyone else was returning to work. 

Only a dozen sales reached five figures and the best of those, 288.com, peaked at $43,222. Sedo.com handled that sale and went on to sweep half of the entries on our new Top 20 chart. They also claimed the #2 sale with Dubai.info at $35,000. That was one of nine non .com domains on the all extension leader board. Five country code domains were among that group, led by #3 Online-Casino.nl (Dutch ccTLD), a name that changed hands for 23,800 ($31,654) in a private sale. That was one of three .nl domains on the Big Board.


By Ron Jackson

Three .nets also made the eliite list, with #6 JBF.net pacing that extension thanks to a $15,388 sale at the AfternicDLS. That venue rang up five chart entries to join Sedo as the only exchanges to post multiple chart entries this week. 

The always strong .com contingent got a boost from a Spanish language domain, HotelesBaratos.com ("cheap hotels" in Spanish), a name that booked 20,025 ($26,633) in a private transaction. IfICanDream.com rounded out the first five after going for $20,000 at Sedo.

Three other venues earned chart honors this week; Moniker.com with #8 VE.net at $12,125, GoDaddy Auctions (formerly known as TDNAM) with #13 TeenFlirt.com ($8,007) and NameJet.com with #17 eBlackFriday.com ($7,600). Moniker also sold a matching four-name set; SalesPro.com, SalesPro.net, SalesPro.org and SalesPro.ws for $10,228.

Here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 11:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 5, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 11, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 13


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 288.com $43,222 Sedo
2. Dubai.info $35,000 Sedo
3. Online-Casino.nl 23,800 = $31,654 Pvt Sale
4. HotelesBaratos.com
("cheap hotels" in Spanish)
20,025 = $26,633 Pvt Sale
5. IfICanDream.com $20,000 Sedo
6. JBF.net $15,388 AfternicDLS
7. OnLive.nl 10,500 = $13,965 Sedo
8. VE.net $12,125 Moniker
9. BidPlace.com $10,001 AfternicDLS
Publi.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
OnTopic.com $10,000 Sedo

12. Famos.com $8,550 AfternicDLS
13. TeenFlirt.com $8,007 GoDaddy Auctions
14. Security.eu $8,003 Sedo
15. eZine.net $8,000 AfternicDLS
16. OGame.es 6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
17. eBlackFriday.com $7,600 NameJet
Supporters.nl 5,500 = $7,315 Sedo
H-Online.com 5,500 = $7,315 Sedo
20. GameTheory.com $7,000 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

Sedo's .com supporting cast included DubaiEmirate.com at $6,637 and GroupHotels.com at $6,055. DescargarJuegos.com kicked in $5,586, Cavus.com corralled $5,320, FlipTitle.com tallied $4,789 and Transfera.com fetched $4,003.

Sedo had 31 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
imagazin.com $4,000   gameschools.com $2,660
washingtonexaminer.com $4,000 linkindex.com $2,660
yoceo.com $4,000 storageheaters.com $2,605
noil.com $3,805 quickiedate.com $2,500
cheersblog.com $3,500 reliances.com $2,500
mallorcatv.com $3,325 chuzi.com $2,400
sweatshield.com $3,325 stutter.com $2,350
slotsville.com $3,250 stocktrac.com $2,300
synonymy.com $3,192 markettradersinstitute.com $2,200
ajra.com $3,000 winehound.com $2,200
dule.com $3,000 inkme.com $2,100
flawlessbeauty.com $3,000 bible7.com $2,000
flubusters.com $3,000 efficientcars.com $2,000
notarysites.com $3,000 epicfilms.com $2,000
bank-club.com $2,660 screensavers.us.com $2,000
finesnap.com $2,660  

The AfternicDLS earned $6,400 each for 4HealthInsurance.com and 4LifeInsurance.com, while KartShop.com clicked for $6,000. DistrictWeb.com drew $5,822, DigitalEffects.com displayed $5,000 and VacationLink.com landed $4,788

LinkTown.com took in $4,388, Loams.com located $4,320 and FloodDamage.com washed up $4,300. AuCapital.com dispensed $4,288 and Botit.com brought $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 60 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
texasfood.com $4,000   clinicalrecords.com $2,521
jvllc.com $3,688 successmanager.com $2,521
immenso.com $3,600 azteq.com $2,500
torrentfiles.com $3,500 californiawrestler.com $2,500
traderstrust.com $3,500 productintelligence.com $2,500
WorldMotors .com $3,500 prerace.com $2,488
bedsinc.com $3,488 yourfirstmillion.com $2,488
vselect.com $3,488 nigerianreunion.com $2,388
korrupt.com $3,388 fairjudge.com $2,188
photoxpress.com $3,388 peoplesure.com $2,188
goldenfox.com $3,288 bartersystem.com $2,100
disputer.com $3,188 computerbookstore.com $2,100
wonderwalls.com $3,188 ladiesnights.com $2,100
fforward.com $3,100 lavia.com $2,100
driversoftware.com $3,088 raisedbeds.com $2,100
executiveportfolio.com $3,054 beautyonabudget.com $2,088
netminder.com $3,000 carbonengineering.com $2,088
treatdepression.com $3,000 salebuddy.com $2,088
healthstand.com $2,988 thebullmarket.com $2,088
economicmiracle.com $2,888 entrepreneurinstitute.com $2,050
evolutionevents.com $2,800 americanpop.com $2,000
linkrealty.com $2,800 amerifoods.com $2,000
livescreen.com $2,800 atlanticgeneral.com $2,000
bahamasrentalvilla.com $2,788 babyhaven.com $2,000
schoolscool.com $2,788 decoweb.com $2,000
wellnessplace.com $2,788 foreclosedlistings.com $2,000
dentistrx.com $2,588 lockandsafe.com $2,000
foodissues.com $2,588 music-room.com $2,000
marketingflash.com $2,588 northraleigh.com $2,000
wealthforhealth.com $2,588 yammi.com $2,000

GoDaddy Auctions scored with BreckenridgeHotels.com ($5,205), TechnologyNewsDaily.com ($3,505), DryTech.com ($2,015) and VitalViral.com ($2,005)

Back at NameJet, LingerieCatalog.com showed off $3,601, LinkWorld.com went for $3,300 and OrlandHills.com captured $2,547. DiscountLuxury.com cleared $2,544, HobbyShow.com hauled in $2,200 and ErectorUSA.com yielded $2,000

Elsewhere RickLatona.com posted $6,500 for SpaRetreats.com and $6,000 for VillaPark.com. SnapNames.com hit a trifecta with YouKou.com ($3,102), Viren.com ($2,290) and EZInkjets..com ($2,050), Moniker sold BizXplode.com for $3,125 and RobSequin.com quaffed $2,000 for CafeConLeche.com.

Afternic Domain Auctions

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

A trio of five-figure sales led the Global Contenders race this week. All of those made the all extension Top 20 chart you saw earlier as did #4 eZine.net. The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is #5 ProtectMyID.org, a name that attracted $6,500 at Sedo. Velocity.org was close behind after selling for $6,400 at the AfternicDLS.  

The .nets dominated the chart, taking three of the top four positions and 12 of 20 overall. .Org also did well, taking six places. .Info and .biz took the remaining spots and .info really made its entry count, landing at #1 with Dubai.info at $35,000

The AfternicDLS led the race among venues, having a hand in 10 sales. Two of those were shared with Sedo.com. As we have noted before, when Afternic customers choose expanded promotion for their listings, Afternic promotes them in a number of other print and online locations - including listings at Sedo. In those cases the original listing was made with Afternic but the sale took place through Sedo.  

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending January 11:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 5, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 11, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 13


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Dubai.info $35,000 Sedo
2. JBF.net $15,388 AfternicDLS
3. VE.net $12,125 Moniker
4. eZine.net $8,000 AfternicDLS
5. ProtectMyID.org $6,500 Sedo
6. Velocity.org $6,400 AfternicDLS
7. SciTech.net $5,400 AfternicDLS
8. Medica.net $5,288 AfternicDLS/Sedo
9. RFTen.org $5,006 GoDaddy Auctions
10. TauOnline.org $4,075 Moniker

11. Pants.net $3,301 Sedo
PublicSchools.org $3,001 NameJet
Condominiums.net $3,000 Moniker/
14. DFJ.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Laugh.net $3,000 Moniker/
16. ProEnergy.net $2,989 AfternicDLS/Sedo
BehavioralScience.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
SecuritySystems.net $2,775 AfternicDLS
19. Parier.biz $2,600 Sedo
20. Colossal.net $2,570 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.


There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales below the Top 20. Moniker had the highest of those with LaserLiposuction.org at $2,563. NameJet followed with EWE.net at $2,500. They also sold Eurfedling.org ($1,900) and Immunotherapy.org ($1,009).

At the AfternicDLS, MTInc.net notched $2,488, VirtualGallery.net nabbed $2,288 and HarborLights.org lit up $2,200. GlobalView.net gained $2,100 and three others; DietPillReviews.net, GiftIdeas.org and PetMemorial.net each added $2,000

TomSmith.org generated $1,888, PreciousMetals.org delivered $1,850 and MediaBuy.net bagged $1,566. Etudiant.net and Headstone.net carved out $1,500 apiece, Wonderwalls.net nailed $1,288 and Agan.net grossed $1,200. Webpreneur.net produced $1,116 and two others; DomainNameBroker.net and Synap.net provided $1,000 each.

Back at Sedo SecureBill.net returned $2,016, Cases.biz contained $1,729 and Daya.org discovered $1,330. FreeCreditChecks.org chalked up $1,200 and two others; Quotation.net and Stadt.mobi mined $1,050 each. Another trio earned $1,000 each; eZoo.net, Maquinastragamonedas.mobi and Maquinastragaperras.mobi.

At GoDaddy Auctions the supplemental list included WomensShelter.org ($1,693), MyFamilyHealth.net ($1,305) and WingP2P.org ($1,205).

Country Codes

The Netherlands' .nl extension claimed three of the first five spots on this week's Country Code Top 20, including the top two, Online-Casino.nl ($31,654) and OnLive.nl ($13,965). Those both made the all extension leader board you saw earlier as did the next three names on the ccTLD leader board. The top sale you haven't seen yet is #6 HW.cc (Cocos Keeling Islands ccTLD) that changed hands for $6,000 in a private transaction. 

Sedo swept 18 of the 20 chart entries including a pair of .tvs; #7 Tourists.tv ($4,000) and #12 Rutland.tv ($2,800). Germany's .de and the European Union's .eu each had three chart entries and Spain's .es had two. The other countries represented this week are Montenegro (.me), Sweden (.se) and the Czech Republic (.cz)

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending January 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Jan. 5, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 11, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 13


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Online-Casino.nl 23,800 = $31,654 Pvt Sale
2. OnLive.nl 10,500 = $13,965 Sedo
3. Security.eu $8,003 Sedo
4. OGame.es 6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
5. Supporters.nl 5,500 = $7,315 Sedo
6. HW.cc $6,000 Pvt Sale
7. Tourists.tv $4,000 Sedo
8. Sharing.me $3,700 Sedo
9. Zigarettenverband.de 2,599 = $3,457 Sedo
10. EuropaCasino.nl 2,500 = $3,325 Sedo

11. Craps.se 2,300 = $3,059 Sedo
12. Rutland.tv $2,800 Sedo
13. Domainregistrierung.eu
("domain registration" in German)
2,100 = $2,793 Sedo
14. Tacky.cz 2,000 = $2,660 Sedo
15. Communicator.de 1,999 = $2,659 Sedo
16. Christophers.eu 1,950 = $2,594 Sedo
17. DiarioMadrid.es 1,900 = $2,527 Sedo
18. UltimateFighting.de 1,850 = $2,461 Sedo
19. Offerte.eu 1,800 = $2,394 Sedo
20.  Burjalarab.co.uk 1,500 = $2,190 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were 21 more four-figure country code sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but two of those with a supplemental list led by Papel.com.mx (Mexican ccTLD) at $2,000. Sedo had 18 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,995 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,995
duftpflanzen.de $1,995   selbstaendige.de $1,224
ics.es $1,663 zwischenfinanzierung.de $1,197
crowdsourcing.de $1,550 duerre.de $1,196
rebuy.de $1,397 reporting.de $1,184
anecdotes.fr $1,330 vorfinanzierung.de $1,144
euro-traveller.de $1,330 mothersdaycards.co.uk $1,095
ramen.be $1,330 spectracom.co.uk $1,022
rechtsanwalt-strafrecht.de $1,330 klartext.eu $1,011
freshdental.co.uk $1,278 EUR.tv $1,000

In two other ccTLD sales, PersonalAccount.co.uk pulled $1,800 at the AfternicDLS and CityOfDreams.asia attracted $1,750 at Moniker. 

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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