Flattens the Competition - $200,000 Sale Vaults to the Top Spot of
This Week's Sales Chart
In the biggest country code sale of
the year to date, Sedo
has completed the €160,000 ($200,000) sale of
FlatRate.de. That transaction takes the top spot on our new
weekly all extension Top 20 Chart, outdistancing the $80,000
sale of runner-up Claim.com at the AfternicDLS.
Claim.com previously sold in May 2006 for $62,620
in a Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction so this latest sale
represents a 28% price jump - a respectable return given how
much worse the general economy is today compared to the spring of
The #3 domain, RodeoDrive.com, sold
DOMAINfestGlobal2009 live auction for $60,000,
also has a past history. It had changed hands for $30,000 in
February 2005 at BuyDomains, so that name doubled in value
over the past four years.
Sedo had a banner week, sweeping 13 of the
20 chart entries including six of the top ten. Sedo also accounted
for four of the five non .com sales consisting of a pair of ccTLDs,
two .nets and a .org. Sedo's list include #9 SkinCare.net
($22,500) and #17 (tie) Man.org ($12,500). SkinCare.net
is another name that has appreciated solidly since its last sale.
Sedo previously sold it for $9,983 in June 2005.
Moniker had the other non .com sale with #6
FreeCreditReports.net ($30,000). That was one of four Top 20
sales from their DOMAINfest Global auction that closed this week.
The AfternicDLS was the only other venue
with multiple chart entries. They completed the Daily Double with
#20 CounselingDegree.com at $11,000. SnapNames.comgot on the board with #10 DiscountMeds.com at $22,500.
Here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Macrh 1:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 16, 2009 - Sun. March 1, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 3
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.
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There were seven more five-figure sales just off the
chart, led by NameJet's$10,600 sale of VegasSlots.com. Sedo posted three more
in this range; JEX.com ($10,599), Delivery24.com ($10,000)
and BBPlanet.net ($10,000). The AfternicDLS booked two more; Regattas.com
($10,000) and FreeBay.com ($10,000) and Moniker closed
the $10,000 sale of PayPerLead.com from their
DOMAINfest Global auction.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with LiberalArtsDegree.com
at $8,000 and also scored with FurniturePlace.com ($7,500),
Kosmik.com ($7,150) and Weatherize.com ($6,688). ManagementDegree.com
conferred $5,130 while Mersi.com and Whats4Sale.com
sewed up $5,000 each. JFNA.com drew $4,588, eeCommerce.com
contributed $4,400 and ChildSense.com chalked up $4,122.
The AfternicDLS had 78 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,970. You
can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,970
At SnapNames MetalMart.com hammered out $7,850,
EpicFail.com found $7,250 and HobbyCenter.com
kicked in $7,055. Jardim.com doled out $4,034, RZT.com
tacked on $3,851 and FrenchCuisine.com cooked up $3,790.
Casie.com cornered $3,500 and FOPA.com fetched $2,050.
In more completed sales from the Moniker/DOMAINfest
Global auction PetBirds.com pecked out $7,500, Consultations.com
clocked in at $7,000 and TrafficAnalyzer.com
discovered $5,000. KayakRentals.com paddled to $3,500,
LifeInsurancePlans.com produced $3,000 and FireStations.com
doused $2,100. Moniker also sold Edoer.com ($4,149) and
DotBoston.com ($3,349) from their online platform.
Back at Sedo, MatureDating.com attracted $7,100
while ABAO.com and BirdRepellent.com posted $7,000
apiece. CoolBerry.com bottled $6,500 while Jeux-Filles.com
and Zoco.com corralled $6,250 each. TheLoveShack.com
landed $5,800, WisconsinDellsWisconsin.com went
for $5,500 and DataGrid.com displayed $5,200.
Sedo had 29 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
AuctionsXingtone.com zipped up $6,160, ClipperCoupons.com
distributed $4,205, ChandlerAZ.com chipped in $3,500
and BestFreeRewards.com returned $2,502.
At NameJet, Motorist.com braked at $6,000,
CampSnatch.com snagged $5,900 and CashBank.com
deposited $4,180. Borger.com billed $2,976, ERev.com
racked up $2,500 and HiddenPlaces.com plucked $2,401.
AdventureTV.com tuned in $2,300, DerbyPost.com
pulled $2,200 and BalletMusic.com clicked for $2,090.
Fibroid.com brought $2,019 and DivorceRecovery.com realized
sold FixedLoans.com for $5,459 (this domain had
previously sold for $10,000 in December 2006 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
moved FreeE-File.com for $3,000, Pool.com
tallied $2,651 for VliegTicket.com and $2,272
for Lanren.com and RickLatona.com
reaped $2,000 for LongStemRoses.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .name, .net & .org)
The .nets ran roughshod over the Global Contenders
field this week, piling up 13 of the 20 entries on our new GC
Top 20 chart. Led by FreeCreditReports.net at $30,000,
the .nets took three of the first four spots with each member of the
opening quartet cracking the five-figure mark. We told you about
those at the top of this report. The biggest GC sale you haven't
seen yet is Arbeit.org ("work" in German) for $7,563
That was one of five .org domains on the
elite list. The other two openings went to #12 RealTime.info
($3,625 at Sedo) and #14 Huren.mobi ($3,125 at
Sedo). Sedo wound up with eight chart entries and the AfterncDLS
piled up seven.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending March 1:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb.
23, 2009 - Sun. March 1, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 3
There were dozens of additional four-figure GC sales
just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the largest share of those
with a roster that included TaxForms.net ($2,372) and four
others at $2,000 apiece; Depressed.info, EyeLashes.net,
ITMatters.net and ResponsibleTravel.org.
The AfternicDLS had 22 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out
in the chart below.
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
The AfternicDLS also sold Gioia.net through a
Sedo listing for $1,941.
At Sedo, RedTube.info rounded up $2,500,
WebFinance.net notched $1,875, BrowserGames.info
fetched $1,688 and 5R.net nailed $1,650. FloridaCounty.org
and ForexExpert.net posted $1,500 each while three
others; AliReza.net, eZoo.org and Tuerkisch.net
took in $1,250 apiece.
Sedo's other winners included Musiques.net ($1,249),
Lebenswert.info ($1,156), Chaussures.net ($1,128) and MobilePoker.mobi
($1,100). CumLaude.net added $1,050 while Aqua.info
and Gooner.net generated $1,000 each.
Elsewhere, NameJet sold HMS.net ($1,500) and Finest.net
($1,310), Pool processed Degree.info ($1,170) and Oysters.info
($1,161) and SnapNames provided Pedicure.net ($1,161).
As we noted at the top of this report, FlatRate.de
ruled the entire aftermarket this week, not just the ccTLDs. That
$200,000 sale not only heads the weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart
it leads the Year-To-DateccTLD Top Sellers chart too. A 3-letter Brazilian
domain, GGG.com.br, has the runner-up spot at $15,000,
followed by #3 Marcador.es (Spain's country code) at $8,000.
Sedo sold all of those domains and went on to sweep every
position on the chart!
Germany's .de racked up 9 of the 21 chart
entries (the extra openings resulted from a four-way tie for the
final spot). France's .fr was next with four while .es and Great
Britain's .co.uk each had a pair. Others represented this week
were Brazil (.com.br), the European Union (.eu), the United
States (.us) and Tuvalu (.tv).
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending March 1:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Feb. 23, 2009 - Sun. March 1,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 3
There were dozens of additional four-figure
ccTLD sales with Sedo, as usual, accounting for the vast majority of
those. Their supplemental list was led by Silberhandel.de
($2,499), ChinaHoop.cn ($2,223)
and Mundoanuncio.com.pe ($2,035).
Sedo had 42 more country code sales ranging
from $1,000 to $1,932. Those are listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,932
Elsewhere, Pool sold BU.ca ($1,650), TicketAgency.ca
($1,250) and TicketStore.ca ($1,250) - all representing Canada's
.ca extension. Also, SnapNames sold Worth.me for $1,180.
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.
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in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
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