Country Code Domain Tops This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart With ccTLDs
Taking 6 Spots on the All Extension Leader Board
ccTLDs turned in another strong showing
this week, taking the top spot on our latest all extension leader board
and six of the 20 positions overall. Texel.de (German
country code) claimed the pole position after changing hands for €39,500
($56,090) at Sedo.com.
Sedo went on to sweep the top three spots and pile up a dozen chart
entries to lead all venues.
Their roster includes a matching .com set, AssuranceVie.com
and Assurance-Vie.com ("life insurance" in
French) that went for $43,500 each to share the #2 slot. Sedo
also accounted for four of the six country code sales on the Big
Board. The other two went to RickLatona.com
who scored with #8 Blog.eu (European Union ccTLD)
at $19,170 and #20 CheapCars.us (United States
country code) at $9,230. This is the second week in a row
that America's ccTLD made the all extension Top 20.
Only one non .com gTLD made the
elite this week and the surprise there is that it was not a .net
or a .org domain, the two extensions that normally dominate our Global
Contenders category. Instead a .info carried the GC
flag as #13 Bodybuilding.info went for $13,500
The .coms, as usual, vacuumed up
every other position on the Top 20, taking 13 places overall.
Several venues had a hand in the .com charge including the AfternicDLS
with #4 SkyHarbor.com ($35,000), SnapNames.com
with #5 DegreePrograms.com ($31,555) and NameJet.com
with #6 EZMoney.com ($22,044).
The only venue other than Sedo and
RickLatona.com to record multiple chart entries was Moniker.com
who hit the daily double with a pair of three-word domains, #7 InstantPokerMoney.com
($20,350) and #9 TrafficTicketLawyers.com ($15,250).
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, July 26:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. July 20, 2009 - Sun. July 26, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 28
AssuranceVie.com ("life insurance" in French)
Assurance-Vie.com ("life insurance" in French)
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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SnapNames led the four-figure .com supporting cast with
Kneeboard.com at $8,240. Their list also included Pumped.com
at $5,750, MusicArchive.com at $4,710 and PDASoftware.com
at $4,500. Youmei.com kicked in $3,500, WatchMeNow.com
went for $3,300 and WirelessModem.com connected for $3,000.
Rounding out the SnapNames roster were Jinmi.com ($2,820), Weddington.com
($2,555) and Berlusconi.com ($2,472).
NameJet captured $7,900 with ColdWar.com
and $7,610 for Filth.com. JapaneseRestaurants.com
served up $6,600, VintageSex.com drew $5,488 and
Maldonado.com managed $5,199. NameJet had 30 more .com
sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,800. Those are listed
in the table below:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
Back at the AfternicDLS MilitaryLawyers.com were
busy billing $7,500 while TradeMarkets.com and AdHelper.com
hauled in $6,400 each. RecipeX.com cooked up $5,800,
Piketon.com posted $5,188 and two others; Guitarrista.com
and WorldTech.com tacked on $5,000 each.
GroundCoffee.com brewed up $4,500, Eduall.com
corralled $3,900, PetSavvy.com unleashed $3,788
and Vetit.com delivered $3,588.
The AfternicDLS had 47 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
The AfternicDLS also sold five domains through
other venues as part of their expanded promotion program. Using
Sedo JerseyPhoto.com fetched $2,616, MagicSports.com
spawned $2,175 and LimosUSA.com attracted $2,000.
At SnapNames FlyCool.com and HotelStrasbourg.com each
At Sedo EnergyPartners.com plugged in $7,500,
DomainHelper.com downloaded $7,100 and MarketingCafe.com
quaffed $6,995. Assicurazioniauto.com added $6,000.
SandySummers.com soaked up $5,008 and two others; BlackAtlas.com
and Encens.com clicked for $5,000 each.
Sedo had 24 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,970 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,970
At GoDaddyAuctions.comFluWikie.com dispensed $7,010, PatentBlog.com
banked $2,760, CopyrightBlog.com cleared $2,605
and Anari.com notched $2,200.
As we noted at the top of this report, the Country Codes
flexed their muscles again this week placing six names on the
all extension leader board. You saw all those listed earlier. The
top ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of names tied for #7
on our new Country Code Top 20 chart, 11x11.de (German
ccTLD and PokerWin.it (Italian country code) at €5,000
($7,100) each. Sedo booked both of those sales and went on to
sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries.
RickLatona.com took the three spots Sedo didn't,
including a pair of the sales that made the all extension leader
board you saw earlier. Their trio was rounded out by #15 AirlineTickets.co.uk
(British ccTLD) at $5,112.
Germany's .de had the most chart entries
with seven. Great Britain's .co.uk and the European
Union's .eu had three each and Italy's .it scored twice. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending July 26:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: July 20, 2009 - Sun. July 26,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 27
There were several dozen additional four-figure
sales off the chart and as usual Sedo accounted for the vast
majority of those. Their list included Anlage.24.de at $3,124
and a pair at $2,840 each; Deguisementenfant.fr and Heraeus.cn.
Hairy.tv brushed up $2,698, MWH.eu yielded $2,663
and Avery.es secured $2,627.
Sedo piled up 48 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,500. Those are all listed in the table
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
Elsewhere, RickLatona.com chalked up a pair of
solid .com.au (Australian country code) sales; Router.com.au
at $3,012 and Emails.com.au at $2,045.
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.
Bodybuilding.info struck a $13,500
pose to lead this week's Global Contenders Top 20 chart. Sedo
made that sale and went on to sweep the first five spots, 7 of the
first 10 and 12 of 20 overall, more than any other venue.
.Nets claimed half of the chart entries
including #2 Phrases.net at $7,700 and #3 SOQ.net
at $7,140. The .infos were next with six in one of
that extensions best showings of the year. In addition to taking the
top spot, .info claimed there of the first six places including #5 118000.info
at $4,260 and #6 MCAT.info at $4,250.
.Org had to settle for three spots, led by #4
Loterias.org at $7,100, and the other opening went to .tel
as #8 Storage.tel tallied $3,950. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending July 26:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
20, 2009 - Sun. July 26, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 28
There were several dozen additional four-figure GC
sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS selling the highest of
those through Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform.
That was Gargano.org at $2,691. The AfternicDLS also
rang up $2,588 each for FrogDesign.net and Tronix.net.
CollegeOnline.org admitted $2,525, Getaways.net
generated $2,500 and Sauce.org savored $2,088.
The Afternic DLS had 24 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
Back at Sedo Heimkino.info cornered $2,556,
IPF.net nailed $2,414 and Stau.info found $2,201.
Jeux-Gratuits.org grabbed $2,130, Imenik.net notched
$2,000 and FreeClassifieds.net clicked for $1,791.
Sedo also scored with Navitel.net ($1,775), RSB.org
($1,645) and Public-Records.org ($1,600). Travemuende.net
added $1,579, StudentMinistry.org made $1,200
and HotelPortal.biz produced $1,136. Two others; Developpementdurable.org
and Extenze.org garnered $1,000 apiece.
At NameJet, IPPA.org pitched in $2,510, Grilling.net
barbecued $1,402 and two others; Tulsa.info and Previews.net
provided $1,210 each.
Elsewhere SnapNames collected $2,181 for AlaskaCruise.net
and GoDaddyAuctions picked up $1,116 for IEF-USA.org.
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
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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
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Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
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