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DiamondRings.com Closes at Close to a Quarter of a Million Dollars To Lead a Trio of 6-Figure Sales to the Top of This Week's Chart

RickLatona.com closed the $228,420 sale of DiamondRings.com to lead our latest weekly Top 20 sales chart.  Latona had auctioned off the domain at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs conference that the company staged in Amsterdam last month.  

That is one of three six-figure sales on the Big Board this week. Sedo.com booked a pair at that level; Mouse.com at $125,000 and Keyboard.com at $100,000. Sedo's hot hand continued as they closed out the top five with a pair of numerical domains; 70.com at $87,000 and 63.com at $75,000. Sedo went on to take six of the first ten and 11 of 20 chart entries overall to lead all venues. 

RickLatona.com also made a very strong showing with six charted domains included the two biggest country code sales; #6 Job.us at €25,200 ($35,532) and #8 Rugs.co.uk at €15,840 ($22,334). Job.us is the highest .us (America's ccTLD) sale thus far in 2009. Latona also had the week's highest non .com gTLD sale with #9 Nudist.net at $20,000. 


By Ron Jackson

The only other non .com gTLD on the elite list is #16 Haeuser.net ("houses" in German), sold at Sedo for $9,378. The ccTLDs, as they do almost every week now, fared better, putting six names on the all extension Top 20. Five of the six country domains broke the five-figure mark including #10 Verkauf.de ("sale" in German) at $12,690 via Sedo.

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, July 19:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 13, 2009 - Sun. July 19, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1. DiamondRings.com €162,000 = $228,420 RickLatona.com
2. Mouse.com $125,000 Sedo
3. Keyboard.com $100,000 Sedo
4. 70.com $87,000 Sedo
5. 63.com $75,000 Sedo
6. Job.us €25,200 = $35,532 RickLatona.com
7. GunAuction.com $28,000 Sedo
8. Rugs.co.uk €15,840 = $22,334 RickLatona.com
9. Nudist.net $20,000 RickLatona.com
10. Verkauf.de
("sale" in German)
€9,000 = $12,690 Sedo

11. Top-Lage.de
("top position" in German)
€8,500 = $11,985 Sedo
12. Windows7.co.in $10,200 Moniker
CustomerPortal.com $10,000 Sedo
OBGYNS.com $10,000 RickLatona.com
15. HJZ.com $9,850 Sedo
16. Haeuser.net
("houses" in German)
€6,651 = $9,378 Sedo
17. B2B.eu €6,500 = $9,165 RickLatona.com
18. JapanBusiness.com $9,005 SnapNames
Epidurals.com $8,500 AfternicDLS
LightTouch.com $8,500 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 led the four-figure .com supporting cast with Naturel.com at $8,460. They also scored with Zhiku.com ($7,500), Aneta.com ($7,000) and InPoker.com ($6,345). DiscPool.com pitched in another $6,090, AntiqueSilver.com polished off $5,600, WaterForAll.com drank $4,437 and BetterBody.com unbuttoned $4,300

Sedo had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
glorypoker.com $4,000   gratuitadescarga.com $2,820
kuvert.com $3,948 feizhuliu.com $2,800
dailybank.com $3,440 computerchair.com $2,705
internetbusinessesforsale.com $3,400 eappointments.com $2,695
hurtownia.com $3,384 livecamgirl.com $2,500
couponpro.com $3,300 mightycart.com $2,500
1836.com $3,000 theplanetlive.com $2,500
ccgate.com $3,000 isporty.com $2,320
sexytraining.com $3,000 propertybazaar.com $2,250
metalcase.com $2,900 clickzone.com $2,000
registry360.com $2,900  

Back at the AfternicDLS SPAO.com spawned $6,300, NVDirect.com drew $5,500 and FastPhone.com dialed up $5,200. Yiss.com yielded $5,012 and four others; HotelEuropa.com, KissWell.com, SocialStudy.com and StoragePlus.com added $5,000 apiece. 

QOptics.com captured $4,288, ElectricalStore.com plugged in $3,988 and MusicAndGames.com downloaded $3,788. The AfternicDLS had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
aydo.com $3,500   airconditioningservices.com $2,380
denimworld.com $3,500 vsys.com $2,375
winenation.com $3,500 colonialoaks.com $2,300
thinkdaily.com $3,388 naturehome.com $2,300
netogether.com $3,300 tripsnow.com $2,300
flychat.com $3,288 trafficbuzz.com $2,188
goldlounge.com $3,188 stefanelli.com $2,100
openimaging.com $3,100 peopletogether.com $2,088
insideguide.com $3,000 rockriot.com $2,088
machinegames.com $2,888 libertyinstitute.com $2,071
energyglobal.com $2,800 communityfilm.com $2,050
localwater.com $2,800 cityinteractive.com $2,000
personalfinancial.com $2,788 dallasdelivery.com $2,000
voiceyourchoice.com $2,700 mesajewelers.com $2,000
brandgolf.com $2,688 minirc.com $2,000
medsociety.com $2,600 prioritizer.com $2,000
cellout.com $2,588 sensen.com $2,000
filehelper.com $2,588 simplegenius.com $2,000
mainpac.com $2,550 simplyheaven .com $2,000
collegestats.com $2,500 transactiv.com $2,000
sportssuperstore.com $2,500 webappointments.com $2,000
allcashgold.com $2,420   

The AfternicDLS also sold a pair of domains through other venues as part of their expanded promotion program. SupportCharity.com went for $2,466 via Sedo and MingYao.com kicked in $2,088 through SnapNames. 

At SnapNames.com AdBuy.com banked $5,500, YCI.com clicked for $5,094 and AsianCuisine.com served up $4,201

Moniker.com moved UnlockIphoneExpert.com for $3,500 while Web2Test.com tallied $2,925 and InternMatch.com managed $2,099.

Elsewhere, RickLatona.com landed $2,800 for EngineRepair.com and in a pair of private sales, Nubi.com notched $5,000 and BestEzine.com booked $2,500

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The United States won the Country Code race this week with the year's biggest sale for America's .us extension. Job.us attracted a $35,532 winning bid in RickLatona.com's live auction at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. ccTLDs conference in Amsterdam last month and that deal was closed this past week. That auction helped Latona put five names on our new ccTLD Top 20 chart, encroaching in territory that has traditionally been dominated by Sedo.com.

Not that Sedo was missing in action - they piled up 12 chart entries, more than any other venue. Their roster was led by #3 Verkauf.de ("sale" in German) at $12,690 and #4 Top-Lage.de ("top position" in German) at $11,985

Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk each had six names on the ccTLD leader board. The European Union's .eu was the only other extension with multiple entries, scoring twice with #6 B2B.eu ($9,165) and #14 Geschenkidee.eu ("gift idea" in German) at $5,295. The other countries represented this week were India (.co.in), Argentina (.com.ar), Russia (.ru), the Netherlands (.nl) and Romania (.ro)

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending July 19:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: July 13, 2009 - Sun. July 19, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Job.us €25,200 = $35,532 RickLatona.com
2. Rugs.co.uk €15,840 = $22,334 RickLatona.com
3. Verkauf.de
("sale" in German)
€9,000 = $12,690 Sedo
4. Top-Lage.de
("top position" in German)
€8,500 = $11,985 Sedo
5. Windows7.co.in $10,200 Moniker
6. B2B.eu €6,500 = $9,165 RickLatona.com
7. Themenportal.de €5,555 = $7,833 Sedo
8. LasikSurgery.co.uk £3,795 = $6,224 Registrars.co.uk
9. FinanceComparator.co.uk £3,600 = $5,904 Pvt Sale
10. Torches.co.uk £3,500 = $5,740 Sedo

("slot" in Spanish)
€4,000 = $5,640 Sedo
Diddl.ru €4,000 = $5,640 Sedo
13. BandShirts.de €3,850 = $5,429 Sedo
14. Geschenkidee.eu
("gift idea" in German)
€3,755 = $5,295 Sedo
15. Actualize.co.uk €3,700 = $5,217 Sedo
16. 85.nl €3,250 = $4,583 RickLatona.com
17. TRA.de €3,000 = $4,230 Sedo
iPay.ro €2,500 = $3,525 Sedo
("carnival costume" in German)
€2,500 = $3,525 Sedo
BowlingBalls.co.uk €2,500 = $3,525 RickLatona.com

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but five of those. Their list included Janis.de ($3,356), LEDTelevisions.co.uk ($3,280) and TheAuctionHouse.co.uk ($3,231).

Sedo also scored with Escort24.de ($3,173) and Smart-World.de ($2,961). They piled up 38 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,820. Those are all listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,820
imsa.eu $2,820   mybank.eu $1,551
uitbouw.nl $2,820 celebritygossip.tv $1,500
ad.tc $2,750 edelstein.eu $1,410
primera.eu $2,750 shoesforcrews.eu $1,410
cronje.nl $2,538 bag.us $1,400
big.in $2,500 llp.co.uk $1,400
swi.pe $2,500 e-mail-archivierung.de $1,375
probeauto.de $2,221 okontakt.de $1,340
hardcore.cc $2,186 redarrow.de $1,340
meinezeitung.de $2,115 sonera.de $1,269
roser.eu $2,115 dvelop.de $1,234
waldkatzen.de $2,115 dsj.it $1,199
xxlshop.de $2,115 skateboards.us $1,150
hotelblog.at $2,013 hautec.nl $1,114
biorb.de $1,904 cvinstallateurs.nl $1,058
clearlake.us $1,800 denelzent.nl $1,058
zap.me $1,780 erdwδrmebohrung.de $1,058
bakfietsen.be $1,567 oplaadstations.nl $1,058
poker.tg $1,555 wintech.eu $1,000

Elsewhere, MiniBikes.co.uk brought $3,206 through RickLatona.com, Registrars.co.uk sold Ticketer.co.uk for £1,495 ($2,452) and MissDomain.com billed €1,500 ($2,115) for Barnbutiken.nu. SnapNames.com drew $1,201 for OnlineCollege.us and NetFleet.com.au got a 1,400AUD ($1,148) charge from BatteryPoint.com.au.

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

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

Nudist.net doffed $20,000 to lead the Global Contenders race this week. That was the only non .com gTLD to break the five figure mark, doing so at RickLatona.com. An interesting note on this domain. It had previously been sold for $6,700 at Sedo last September, so the $20,000 this time is a very nice return on investment in less than a year.

The .nets enjoyed a dominating week, sweeping the first nine positions, tying for 10th and taking 16 of 21 chart positions overall (the extra position stemmed from a tie for the final position). .Org took all of the remaining five openings, leaving the other non .com gTLDs on the outside looking in.

Sedo and the AfternicDLS each had a hand in ten sales to corner the competition among venues. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending July 19:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 13, 2009 - Sun. July 19, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 21


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Nudist.net $20,000 RickLatona.com

("houses" in German)
€6,651 = $9,378 Sedo
3. Skirts.net $5,800 Sedo
4. DiamondEarrings.net €4,000 = $5,640 RickLatona.com
5. GoldBullion.net €3,500 = $4,935 Sedo
6. Domeinnaam.net $4,800 AfternicDLS/Sedo
7. 07X.net €3,400 = $4,794 Sedo
8. GamesPond.net $4,503 Sedo
9. HiphopMusic.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
SkiLine.net €2,500 = $3,535 Sedo
Improvisation.org €2,500 = $3,535 Sedo
DocFinder.net €2,500 = $3,535 Sedo

13. GS1.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
14. Worm.org $3,485 AfternicDLS
15. Cunard.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
16. Wacker.net $2,700 Sedo
17. NewYou.org $2,520 AfternicDLS
SchoolStore.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
Psyco.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
LiveShow.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
EngineeringDegreeOnline.net $2,500 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were many additional four-figure GC sales off the chart with RickLatona.com and Sedo booking the highest of those at $2,000 each (Latona with FoodBanks.org and Sedo with WebmasterForum.org).

Sedo went on to post another dozen domains in the four-figure range including OnlineInsuranceQuotes.org ($1,650), Electrolyte.net ($1,600) and NHL.info ($1,551). Anti-Aging.net nabbed $1,500, followed by a string of 3-letter domains; BTB.info ($1,410), ABC.biz ($1,403), SSF.info ($1,269) and XOL.biz ($1,200).

Sedo added $1,128 for SolarForum.org and $1,058 each for Archivio.info and Organisationsberatung.net. UsedCarsForSale.net added another $1,000

The AfternicDLS also enjoyed a nice roll with ChristianBookstore.net ($1,988), 1Media.net ($1,888) and LoveAndWar.net ($1,670). MusicIndustry.org drummed up $1,600, Cinz.net cinched $1,511 and two others; Demand.org and VinylSiding.net notched $1,500 apiece.

ChristianGifts.net unwrapped $1,488, SneakPreviews.net posted $1,288 and four others chipped in $1,000 each; CriminalDefense.org, Gooc.net, iDentist.net and Kolomna.net. The AfternicDLS also sold GolfExpo.net through Sedo for $1,050 as part of their expanded promotion program.

Elsewhere, Snapnames sold FloorPlans.net for $1,666

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 night or Wednesday morning we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive 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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