Sale of Whiskey.com and More Than 40 Five-Figure Sales Add Up to a
Good Week for the Domain Aftermarket
closed the $185,000 sale of Whiskey.com (from their
live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York last month) to easily take the #1 position on
this week's Top 20 Domain Sales chart. Year
to date, Whiskey.com bellies up to the bar as one of the
35 biggest sales of 2009. Another highlight of
the past seven days was the huge number of solid five-figure
sales completed - 41 in all. That is nearly twice the number
we see in that range in an average week.
The five-figure contingent was led by iAuction.com
and Lafontaine.com at $50,000 each. Latona sold
iAuction.com and Sedo
rang up the Lafontaine.com sale. Sedo wound up having a hand in 10
of the 20 chart entries, more than any other venue. RickLatona.com
was next with four and Pro
Forma Inc. had three. NameJet,
Auctions each had one and the AfternicDLS
shared a spot with Sedo (as part of their expanded promotion
program, AfternicDLS partners with other venues to put their
listings in front of more buyers).
.Coms swept 15 of the 20 chart
entries this week with the remaining five places on the all
extension leader board all going to ccTLDs, led by #4 A.de
at $47,845 via Sedo. RickLatona.com's $45,000 sale
of Porn.co.za (South African country code) was right
behind, tied with Boy.com (also a Latona sale) for 5th place.
The non .com gTLDs were shut out
this week, but there were three from that category (two .orgs and
a .biz) among the 22 five-figure sales that did not make the
Top 20 (Yellowstone.org, sold for $12,978 at NameJet, A.biz
banked $10,099 at Sedo and Pew.org produced $10,000,
also at Sedo). The country codes added seven more five-figure sales
from that "Off Broadway" list just below the Big Board
with .com adding 12 more in that range.
Here is how all of the
leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 15:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 9, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 15, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 17, 2009
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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As I noted above, there were 22 more five-figure sale just
off the board - more than enough to fill out a second Top 20
chart. In the six years we have been following the aftermarket,
I don't recall ever having this many additional five-figure
sales in a single week. SnapNames led the supplemental list
with DudeRanch.com at $17,949 and Sedo had the
most names in this group, 12 in all, led by HildegardVonBingen.de
and RBSM.nl at $17,731 each.
Sedo also scored with Grooves.com ($16,853),
Cams.de ($15,794) and FM.de ($15,049). Manhandle.com
added $15,000, DoneDeal.co.uk drew $14,901
and two others; NU.de and QParty.com kicked in $10,430
each. Rounding out Sedo's five figure roster was A.biz at
$10,099 and a pair at $10,000 apiece; Pew.org
At the AfternicDLS, Substance.com brought $15,500,
BoatingLicense.com reeled in $12,000 and VidaVacations.com
docked at $11,000. Moniker
closed the $14,500 sale of NewYorkers.com from
their live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York. That is a nice
markup from what the same domain sold for just one year ago - $5,100
at GreatDomains. Yellowstone.org yielded $12,978
at NameJet while SlotsAndGames.com produced $10,000 for
ProForma. RickLatona.com added another trio of five-figure sales
with ChildPsychologists.com at $11,000 and two at $10,000
each; UTN.com and Schizophrenic.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with PremierClub.com at $9,688. Apen.com
pitched in $9,000, PerfectScore.com posted $7,900
and NMTC.com contributed $7,500. YouBuzz.com
(listed by YummyNames.com) bagged $7,000, Powa.com pulled $6,000 and three
others; Hanker.com, Inflections.com and
Sauvignon.com savored $5,000 apiece. YourTrainer.com tackled
$4,888 and DNAGame.com garnered $4,688.
The AfternicDLS had 73 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell seven more domains
through their expanded promotion platform. Those included Sukar.com
($5,500), FacePaints.com ($4,000), VideoMob.com
($3,688) and Stand-In.com ($3,488). In addition, MattressesDirect.com
returned $2,766, eToolKit.com carved out $2,100
and SportsDir.com clicked for $2,016.
At Sedo UJam.com dunked $9,500, Affiches.com
fetched $8,300 and Eclairage.com cleared $8,188.
Energieagentur.com corralled $6,854, SimpleCo.com
sewed up $6,705 and Green-Power.com generated $5,500.
Three others; DataVortex.com, DoxTV.com and NYCHotelNetwork.com
went for $5,000 apiece while TJJ.com tacked on $4,999.
Sedo had 25 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
At SnapNames OrganicChicken.com served up $9,420,
OnlineWork.com wound up at $7,000 and two others; RestaurantLosAngeles.com
and WatchCollection.com ticked off $5,890 each. SaintNicholas.com
celebrated $5,830, SpiritualLife.com lit up $5,800,
DriveCleaner.com closed at $5,050 and YCG.com
SnapNames had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,850 that are listed in the table below.
SnapNames .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,850
At NameJet Buyside.com banked $9,088, Netflik.com
notched $7,200 and Poker-Rooms.com dealt out $5,600.
NameJet had 17 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,500 that are listed in the table below.
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
RickLatona.com sold Stimulant.com ($9,000), ChargingStations.com
($6,000) and DumbAsses.com ($3,500), along with FiletMignons.com
at $2,500 and Collapsed.com at $2,000.
Moniker finalized these sales from their
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction: USTrademarks.com ($9,000), EuropeanVacation.com
($5,500), LendMoney.com ($3,500), SeattleRestaurant.com
($3,000) and WiseMen.com ($3,000). They also reported
three sales from their everyday online platform; XXE.com at $6,175,
TripNic.com at $3,125 and CloudCash.com at $2,000.
sold WebClock.com for $4,000, GoDaddy Auctions moved Forexology.com
($3,000), MyHabits.com ($2,504) and Smartbreaker.com
($2,000) and IDNNewsletter.com
sold вода.com ("water" in
Cyrillic) for $2,000.
This was another superb week for the Country Codes
as they rang up a dozen solid five-figure sales, led by A.de at
$47,845 via Sedo. We listed all of those five-figure
transactions in the all extension section at the top of this
The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is
number #13 BirminghamNews.us at $9,000 through Sedo.
That is a very impressive sale when you consider that many pure .us
city domains have sold for much less than that (SanFrancisco.us
at $6,000 and Honolulu.us at $4,000 being just
a couple of examples).
Sedo wound up sweeping 19 of the 20 entries on our
new weekly Country Code Top 20 sales chart. RickLatona.com
broke the Sedo monopoly with their sale of #2 Porn.co.za at $45,000.
Germany's .de dominated the chart with 11
entries, followed by Great Britain's .co.uk with four. Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending Nov. 15:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 9, 2009 - Sun. Nov.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 17
There were dozens ofadditional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart and Sedo again accounted for the vast majority
of those. Their roster included three names that went for $7,450
each; Gamble.cc, MyHobby.de and RO.de. Three
more two-letter .de domain also scored well; OO.de ($6,854), WS.de
($6,854) and JJ.de ($6,771).
Sedo had 76 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000
to $6,705 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $6,705
Elsewhere NameJet sold Rescue.me for $3,700
moved HospitalTV.co.uk($2,344) and FightWear.co.uk
sold a trio of Australian ccTLDs; WirelessBroadband.com.au
(US$1,860), YogaClasses.com.au (US$1,535) and FinanceStartup.com.au
(US$1,023). Also, in a private sale, EMR.us changed hands
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.
Contenders Top 20 Chart is led by trio of five-figure sales that
we told you about at the top of this report. A name that missed that
mark by just $1 is the biggest sale you haven't seen yet. That is #4
Portland.org, sold at Sedo for $9,999.
Four of the top ten sales are one-character .biz
domains that were recently auctioned off by Sedo. That group
includes #2 A.biz ($10,099), #5 G.biz ($9,400), #7 S.biz
($8,211) and #8 6.biz ($8,100).
.Net still managed to take the most chart entries
overall with nine, but that extension placed only one name in the
top ten and that one, Bra.net, barely made it, taking the #10
spot at $7,400. .Org had a good outing taking three of
the first four chart positions and five places overall.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Nov. 15:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
9, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 15, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 17
There were several dozen additional
four-figure GC sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of
those with PSN.net at $3,948 and Echafaudage.org at
$3,621. Other winners included Hundefutter.net ($3,427),
Collected.info ($3,000) and Themes.info ($2,800).
Sedo had 19 more GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,533. Those are listed in the table below.
Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,533
At SnapNames, HI.biz brought $3,300, Drapes.net
drew $3,000 and DDD.net nabbed $2,950. SnapNames
had 15 more GC sales ranging from $1,050 to $2,500.
Those are listed in the table below:
SnapNames GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
Back at the AfternicDLS Hola.org hauled in $3,188,
HotelSavoy.net booked $3,100 and Multivitamins.org added
$3,000. Two others; Adao.org and Silverware.net
forked over $2,500 apiece.
The Afternic DLS had 28 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,388. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,388
The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three more domains
through their expanded promotion platform. Helme.net nailed $2,600,
Eberts.net billed $1,416 and GetMoving.net
Elsewhere, Moniker wrapped up two T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New
York sales at $3,000 each; Brakes.net and Lord.org
and also sold SRLC.org from their website for $2,099.
NameJet sold 29.org for $2,655 and Lifelines2000.org
for $2,020. RickLatona.com moved Minister.net ($2,500)
and AntiDepressants.net ($2,000) and GoDaddy Auctions sold
three; YUP.net ($1,996), OAMM.info ($1,234) and UpFile.info
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
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We truly appreciate the industry leading
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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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