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High End of the Domain Aftermarket Takes a Breather - First Week With No Reported 6-Figure Sales Since Early February

For the first time in two months, no six-figure domain sales were reported this week. There were however hundreds of four and five figure sales, the price range favored by the small to medium sized business end users that are the most active buyers in today's aftermarket.

Our new Top 20 Chart is headed by Moniker.com's $60,000 sale of GayDating.com. SnapNames snagged the #2 slot with FootJob.com at $53,388. GoDaddy Auctions followed with an extremely high price for a 3-character .com, attracting $48,000 for LV1.com

Sedo then entered the fray with #4 ViewIt.com at $40,000 and they went on to sweep 12 of the 20 chart entries, more than any other venue. Sedo's hit list included five country code domains, led by #5 Action.de at $32,512. Three of the Sedo ccTLD sales that made the all extension leader board represented Montenegro's .me extension; Rock.me ($12,000), Pay.me ($11,501) and Test.me ($11,501)


By Ron Jackson

After being shut out the past two weeks, the non .com global TLDs finally got back on the Big Board thanks to the GoDaddy Auctions sale of #14 AlMeethaq.net at $14,005 (Al Meethaq is the name of a liberal political party in Bahrain) and Sedo's sale of #19 Trading.info at $10,374.

.Com swept the remaining 13 chart entries. SnapNames had three of those including #6 BadGirl.com at $23,998 and #9 FBS.com at $16,000. FBS.com had previously changed hands a little over a year ago (in February 2008) through the DomainState.com forum for $25,000. It's unusual to see someone take such a substantial loss on a high quality 3-letter combination like that but, with the poor state of the general economy, cases like this are popping up more often in our database. Still the vast majority of repeat sales we have recorded show an increase over the price those names previously sold for. 

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, April 5:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 30, 2009 - Sun. April 5, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 7


Sold For

Where Sold
1. GayDating.com $60,000 Moniker
2. FootJob.com $53,388 SnapNames
3. LV1.com $48,000 GoDaddy Auctions
4. ViewIt.com $40,000 Sedo
5. Action.de €24,445 = $32,512 Sedo
6. BadGirl.com $23,998 SnapNames
7. Carpinteros.com
("carpenters" in Spanish)
€17,000 = $22,610 Sedo
8. Visus.com $20,000 Sedo
9. FBS.com $16,000 SnapNames
Zuno.com $15,000 Sedo
Netcast.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
Beter.com $15,000 Sedo
13. HotelsInParis.com €10,600 = $14,098 Sedo
14. AlMeethaq.net
(a political party in Bahrain)
$14,005 GoDaddy Auctions
15. HaushaltsRoboter.de
("household robot" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
16. Rock.me $12,000 Sedo
17. Pay.me $11,501 Sedo
18. Test.me $11,100 Sedo
19. Trading.info €7,800 = $10,374 Sedo
20. BigTites.com $10,126 SnapNames

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 six more five-figure sales just off the chart. Four of those were from Sedo's recent auction of premium .me domains; Pick.me, Join.me and Bet.me at $10,099 each and TH.me at $10,000. Moniker closed the $10,000 sale for ToyRecalls.com from their DOMAINfest Global live auction and Acht.tv changed hands for $10,000 in a private sale. 

.Com Supporting Cast

The four-figure supporting cast of .com sales was led by SWH.com, a name that went for $8,012 at SnapNames. Their roster also included DomainInvesting.com ($6,500), AmeteurMatch.com ($5,928) and Bet360.com ($4,420). Wwsex.com drew $4,079, Laoying.com landed $2,823 and AsiaNuero.com notched $2,129. TheReds.com colored in $2,115, CamRush.com recorded $2,005, and Qiuchang.com chipped in $2,001.  

Sedo scored with HappyEnd.com ($8,000), Plages.com ($7,847) and ZFZ.com ($6,000). NaturalMedia.com distributed $5,653, Pornzapp.com zipped up $5,054 and two others; CamSluts.com and PoliceGrants.com posted $5,000 each. ZZR.com added another $4,900.

Sedo had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,250 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,250
sexytime.com $4,250   fric.com $2,727
mobyland.com $4,057 tedbus.com $2,660
bodenleger.com $3,990 dkfg.com $2,560
oto24.com $3,990 resia.com $2,500
tuberz.com $3,900 ebma.com $2,100
code-postal.com $3,724 usefultools.com $2,050
cosmox.com $3,325 fcom.com $2,038
jcbgroup.com $3,000 0988.com $2,000
educationpartner.com $2,917 maxd.com $2,000
tabuk.com $2,793 smartevents.com $2,000
amateursonline.com $2,750  

Back at GoDaddy Auctions,  ElectricGrills.com cooked up $7,235, SUDFTC.com secured $6,791 and Nicki.com nabbed $6,505. ExpressAutoParts.com pulled $4,005, BogotaCapitalMundialDelibro.com contributed $2,882 and SpectrumAnalyzer.com spawned $2,530.

At the AfternicDLS, NationalAffairs.com fetched $6,000, AdvertisingCopywriters.com rang up $5,971 and QuoteMax.com mined $5,375. FurnitureDepot.com displayed $5,275, BallsOfSteel.com rolled up $5,000 and SmallBusinessManagement.com doled out $4,788. GreenEffect.com ground out $4,500, SimpleWellness.com welcomed $4,125 and MobileAdvertisingNetwork.com delivered $4,051

The AfternicDLS had 59 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
usoa.com $4,000   sugarplus.com $2,521
voteforthebest.com $4,000 archaia.com $2,500
emvideo.com $3,988 chicagomarketing.com $2,500
flashforce.com $3,900 layoutpro.com $2,488
greeninstitute.com $3,788 mch-group .com $2,475
louisvilleadvertising.com $3,671 everythingarts.com $2,400
AskMerlin .com $3,500 localmassage.com $2,400
gardensmart.com $3,500 kronans.com $2,390
edshow.com $3,288 completehomebusiness.com $2,388
inkpop.com $3,288 flowworks.com $2,388
beautifulenergy.com $3,188 greenhousebuilders.com $2,388
medicalplacements.com $3,188 jokesforum.com $2,388
youcandothis.com $3,188 newaeon.com $2,388
saltlakecityadvertisingagency.com $3,131 splashscreens.com $2,388
flyingcolour.com $3,060 advertisingstop.com $2,371
vflp.com $3,000 burgundy-wine.com $2,316
worldcloud.com $2,988 nationalpayroll.com $2,300
camvideos.com $2,888 ventureavenue.com $2,300
hipshops.com $2,888 wlbb.com $2,200
choicehomeloans.com $2,788 advertisingposts.com $2,131
medialearn.com $2,788 advertisingspaceonline.com $2,131
miniq.com $2,788 miamihealthinsurance.com $2,088
ceramicjewelry.com $2,730 phuket360.com $2,088
medicarte.com $2,688 vendorpass.com $2,088
projecthelpers.com $2,688 envisual.com $2,070
geopage.com $2,600 blackgrape.com $2,000
allplayers.com $2,588 greengang.com $2,000
astrosource.com $2,588 macris.com $2,000
cpafocus.com $2,550 saltspreaders.com $2,000
villao.com $2,550   

The AfternicDLS also sold Selamta.com for $4,000 through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo. 

At NameJet, Noted.com captured $6,000, SeniorProm.com presented $4,900 and Conavi.com cornered $3,803. OFJ.com jolted $3,777, Liushi.com located $3,600 and Hammurabi.com brought $3,388.

Novosoft.com clicked for $3,200, CarLights.com illuminated $3,112 and RentFlat.com returned $3,111. Ealtor.com tallied $2,888, GrillCover.com garnered $2,700 and Kielbasa.com bit off $2,655. Clime.com clocked $2,500, RepublicMortgage.com banked $2,400 and ESHU.com yielded $2,292. PAHA.com penciled in $2,105 and SkiLodging.com slalomed to $2,000

Elsewhere, Theo Develegas sold DecalStudio.com for $4,500 while RickLatona.com moved Oddities.com for $2,800 and BookDealers.com for $2,000. Moniker also closed another DOMAINfest Global auction sale, booking $2,000 for LasVegasLimousines.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

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

.Info had its best week of the year, taking the two spots of the top three on our new Global Contenders Top 20 chart, placing a third name in the first ten and claiming four positions overall. The .info charge was led by #2 Trading.info, sold at Sedo for $10,374. Agua.info ("water" in Spanish) washed ashore at #3 with an $8,300 sale at the AfternicDLS. Restposten.info ("remnants" or "remainders" in German) also reached the top half of the elite list, landing at #7 after a $4,988 sale at Sedo. 

.Net still had the most overall entries, taking 12 of the 20 chart positions including #1 with AlMeethaq.net at $14,005 via GoDaddy Auctions. #5 DogTraining.net went for $7,000 at the AfternicDLS.

.Org secured four slots on the board with #4 RegentsDegrees.org ($8,099 at NameJet) serving as the flagbearer for that extension. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 5:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 30, 2009 - Sun. April 5, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 7


Sold For

Where Sold
1. AlMeethaq.net
(a political party in Bahrain)
$14,005 GoDaddy Auctions
2. Trading.info €7,800 = $10,374 Sedo
3. Agua.info
("water" in Spanish)
$8,300 Afternic
4. RegentsDegrees.org $8,099 NameJet
5. DogTraining.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
6. Kreditvergleich.net
("credit comparison" in German)
€4,950 = $6,584 Sedo
7. EffectiveAdvertising.org $5,011 AfternicDLS
8. Restposten.info
("remnants" in German)
€3,750 = $4,988 Sedo
("series" in German)
€3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
("Spain" in German)
€3,500 = $4,655 Sedo

11. AdvertisingService.org $4,643 Afternic
AdvertisingCareer.net $4,531 AfternicDLS
AdvertisingConsultant.info $4,531 AfternicDLS
AdvertisingPhoto.net $4,531 AfternicDLS
NoAdvertising.net $4,531 AfternicDLS
16. Schriftarten.org
("fonts" in German)
€3,150 = $4,190 Sedo
17. DentistNetwork.net $3,913 RickLatona.com
18. LasVegasEscorts.net $3,500 Sedo
19. NetworkGroup.net $3,300 Sedo
20. Epila.net $3,288 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.


There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with ActionAdvertising.org and Advertising Club.net at $3,091 each. SatelliteInternet.net connected for $2,900 while Burgi.net and Therapies.net dispensed $2,788 each. 

Three others, AdvertisingHub.net, ShowcaseAdvertising.net and  AdvertisingCosts.org ate up $2,131 each. SmarterAdvertising.org added $2,091 to the mix. The AfternicDLS had 30 more sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
immunesystem.net $2,000   weightlosssupplement .org $1,450
southpadre.net $1,900 iexpect.net $1,430
cinemaadvertising.org $1,891 advertisingmarket.info $1,411
intelligentadvertising.net $1,891 webinvest.net $1,388
coolshop.net $1,888 careeradvisor.net $1,288
growthpoint.net $1,888 sourceadvertising.net $1,261
medsoft.net $1,888 iquote.net $1,250
advertisingcollectibles.net $1,651 advertisingtime.net $1,171
classicadvertising.net $1,651 beyondadvertising.net $1,171
faxadvertising.net $1,651 smartsafe.net $1,088
eirene.net $1,588 wellnesscompany.net $1,088
fastbreak.net $1,566 bassins.net $1,000
nutriscience.net $1,500 ecig.net $1,000
solana.net $1,500 idpc.net $1,000
endtoend.net $1,488 iplanner.net $1,000

Sedo sold GlassPipes.net for $3,000. NDT.biz bagged $2,600, Watersheds.info floated $2,500 and Vaporizers.net drew $2,000.  

Sedo's supplemental list also included Homme.info ($1,995), Beximco.biz ($1,596) and Vergaberecht.info ($1,583). SaveTheBeach.org and WedDev.org drilled $1,500 apiece while BestOil.net lubricated $1,330 and Beamtendarlehen.info lassoed $1,188

Elsewhere, SnapNames sold Domaine.org for $1,588 and CDD.net for $1,050. NameJet jettisoned Islamabad.org for $1,401 and IDDS.org for $1,210. They also sold RSS.biz ($1,200), Mandate.net ($1,101) and NTWeek.org ($1,009)

Country Codes

It now sounds trite to say the country codes had another big week because it happens every week. As a result we will be moving the weekly ccTLD Top 20 chart and sales data to the #2 position in this report starting next week, switching places with the Global Contenders section.

This week, every name in the first ten cracked the five-figure mark. Seven of those were .me domains sold in Sedo's recent premium auction for that extension (.me is Montenegro's country code). 

We listed all five figure sales in the all extension coverage at the top of this report, so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #11 Book.me at $9,900 - another name from the Sedo auction. All told, that big sale accounted for 14 of the 20 names on the country code leader board.

Other notable sales were #9 (tie) Acht.tv at $10,000 in a private transaction and NetFleet.com.au's $7,115 sale of #15 WebDesign.net.au (they tell us that is the highest sale ever for a .net.au). Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending April 5:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: March 30, 2009 - Sun. April 5, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 7


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Action.de €24,445 = $32,512 Sedo
2. HaushaltsRoboter.de
("household robot" in German)
€10,000 = $13,300 Sedo
3. Rock.me $12,000 Sedo
4. Pay.me $11,501 Sedo
5. Test.me $11,100 Sedo
Bet.me $10,099 Sedo
Join.me $10,099 Sedo
Pick.me $10,099 Sedo
Acht.tv $10,000 Pvt Sale
TH.me $10,000 Sedo

11. Book.me $9,900 Sedo
12. Print.me $9,100 Sedo
13. Add.me $8,600 Sedo
14. Remember.me $7,600 Sedo
15. WebDesign.net.au 10,000 AUD = $7,115 NetFleet
16. All.co.uk £4,600 = $6,762 Sedo
17. Diablo.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
18. Download.me $5,100 Sedo
Film.me $4,250 Sedo
Message.me $4,250 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo, who has always dominated the country code space, accounting for all but two of those. Their list included Drink.me ($4,000), Angleterre.tv ($3,990) and Support.me ($3,970).

Order.me booked $3,550 and four German .de domains delivered $3,325 apiece. Those were DresdenTourismus.de, Geothermal.de, Sole.de and SunCruises.de. Sedo had 44 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,727. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,300
compare.me $3,300   ortler.de $1,663
zahnärztin.de (IDN) $3,192 piercing.be $1,663
los40.com.ar $3,000 climate.de $1,596
power.me $2,950 leefhetleven.nl $1,478
gamigo.fr $2,926 baby-land.de $1,463
locate.me $2,750 spamihilator.de $1,463
market.me $2,750 roulette-system.de $1,410
süsswarenladen.de $2,660 skitouren.de $1,403
discount .me $2,650 frechheit.de $1,343
ebookreader.co.uk $2,573 appstore.de $1,330
cava.de $2,248 meinbus.de $1,330
reward.me $2,150 zeitwertkonten.de $1,330
manage.me $2,000 scaut.at $1,264
scueler.cc $1,995 uporedi.me $1,250
timesquared.co.uk $1,985 fotoobrazy.pl $1,197
ukmap.co.uk $1,985 onlineauctions.co.uk $1,176
kerndämmung.de (IDN) $1,978 rig.at $1,131
baer.in $1,855 escortagentur.de $1,077
meinposter.de $1,821 christopher.eu $1,064
nichtraucher-blogs.de $1,663 lokales.at $1,011

Elsewhere eVote.us changed hands for $3,800 in a private sale and PEX.us produced $2,500 at the AfternicDLS. 

If there are country code extensions you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

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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