Manufactures 6-Figure Sale at Sedo to Sit Atop This Week's Domain
Sales Leader Board
posted the week's only reported six-figure sale to secure the pole
position on our latest Top 20 Domain Sales chart. They did it
with Made.com at a cool $130,000, a sale that helped
Sedo pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries on the all-extension leader
Sedo also secured the runner-up spot with ServCorp.com
at $75,000 and a quartet of strong country code sales gave
them a total of six sales on the top half of the elite list. Their
ccTLD heavyweights were led by #4 MyImmoWorld.de (German
country code) at $41,895 and #5 Locations.fr (French
ccTLD) at $37,485. They added a fifth one on the second half
of the chart.
Forma was the only other venue with multiple chart
entries, hitting a trifecta that included two of the week's six
biggest sales, #3 CanadaVacations.com at $58,000 and
#6 Suelo.com ("soil" in Spanish) at $37,485.
CanadaVacations.com represented a huge return on investment. That
domain previously sold for just $9,600 at SnapNames in
.Com easily won the battle among
extensions by sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. As I noted
before, the remaining five places all went to ccTLDs. The non
.com global TLDs were shut out as they continue to trail the country codes that
began surging a couple of years ago.
Only one reported non .com gTLD sale managed to hit the five-figure
mark this week (and barely made it), Dentistry.net at an even
$10,000 through the AfternicDLS).
Here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 6:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 30, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 6, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 8, 2009
Suelo.com ("soil" in Spanish)
Dosenpfand.de ("can deposit" in German)
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,
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because many sales are kept private at the insistence of
buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the
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There were 8 more five-figure sales just
off the board led by Sedo's sale of another ccTLD, Seed.fr at $10,290. They
also closed ClimateGate.com at $10,099 and NewsForum.com
Moniker moved ConsumerWatch.com for $10,200
while Pro Forma fetched $10,000 for WSCL.com. The
AfternicDLS also booked three sales at $10,000 apiece - LasVegasAttractions.com,
SoberLivingHomes.com and Dentistry.net.
.Com Supporting Cast
Moniker had the highest sale in the four-figure .com
supporting cast withExcessiveSweatingInfo.com at
$9,100. They also closed the $7,000 sale of CollectibleCoins.com
from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York live auction.
Sedo scored with MadridAirport.com ($8,819), OSShop.com
($8,232) and a pair at $8,100 each; DrivingSustainability.com
and The-Quarter.com. Achat-Vente.com added $7,350
while Leiton.com and Trybe.com booked $7,000
apiece. Xuba.com bagged $6,542, Didu.com
yielded $5,900 and Mikrowelle.com went for $5,439.
Sedo had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at the AfternicDLS VYNL.com captured $6,875,
GuyGifts.com grabbed $6,500 and GutterCleaners.com
cleared $6,000. ShowsForWomens.com slipped on $5,500,
VADC.com sold for $5,465 and InterUniversal.com commanded
Keramik.com managed $4,500 and
FDWT.com tacked on $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 59 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three more domains
through their expanded promotion platform. Those were SocialInterest.com
($4,495), FilmCollection.com ($2,891) and Kids-Toys.com($2,166).
They also sold DesignJewelry.com through SnapNames for $3,988.
At YummyNames.com, Mamboo.com and MomentoPhoto.com
clicked for $4,000 each while LifeAir.com landed at $2,999
and CloseDeal.com claimed $2,000.
GamblingSG.com generated $3,999, LastMinuteUrlaub.com
located $3,866 and BusinessCarInsurance.com covered $3,777.
TreasureMap.com provided directions to $3,101, DentistSearch.com
uncovered $2,590 and Ikipedia.com posted $2,361.
Elsewhere, MaxiGym.com changed hands for $2,975
in a private sale and Rick Latona Auctions sold SaddamHussein.com
The Country Codes turned in yet another
solid week with a half dozen five-figure sales. We ran through all
of those at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you
haven't seen yet is #7 CosmeticDentists.co.uk, sold at Sedo
for $9,400. Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 entries on our
new Country Code Top 20 sales chart.
broke Sedo's stranglehold on the top 10 with #10 NoAgent.com.au
at $7,258. Registrars.co.uk
also slipped onto the list at #20 with their $4,860 sale of Thunderbolt.co.uk.
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending Dec. 6:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 30, 2009 - Sun. Dec.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 8
There were dozens ofadditional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for most of those,
including Torrent.it ($4,778), BildShop.de ($4,410)
and iWedding.co.uk ($4,050).
Sedo had 74 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000
to $3,926 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,926
Elsewhere StudentNews.co.uk changed hands for
$3,564 in a private sale and Netfleet.com.au moved a quartet
of Australian ccTLDs that included BoatHire.com.au
($2,495), Wardrobes.com.au ($2,495), RealEstateInvestor.com.au
($1,361) and Neuron.com.au ($1,089).
Also, GoDaddy Auctions sold Gim.me for $2,000
and Registrars.co.uk moved MarketingComnpany.co.uk for $1,288.
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.
It was a very slow week for the Global
Contenders as only one non .com gTLD reached the five-figure
mark - Dentistry.net at $10,000 via the AfternicDLS, a
venue that swept 15 of the 20 chart entries in this category. Only
one other GC domain managed to finish above the $5,000 mark,
#2 WebToolkit.info at $8,967 through Sedo.
A pair of nice 3-letter domains, Era.net and NCC.net
tied for the #3 spot at $5,000 apiece, but the prices paid
fell off quickly after that. The non .com gTLDs were once solid
second choices to .com but over the past couple of years country
code domains in general have been fetching considerably higher
prices. For example, so far
this year 71 ccTLDs have sold for $25,000 or more
while only 32 non .com gTLDs have reached that level.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Nov. 29:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
30, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 6, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 8
four-figure GC sales off the chart the AfternicDLS sold SecurityCameras.org
($1,951), WebGuide.org ($1,800) and GameForum.org
The Afternic DLS had 16 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $1,500. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
Sedo sold JME.net for $1,944 and Sejour.org
for $1,764. Their roster also included DSLTarife.org($1,433), Kondenstrockner.net ($1,323) and NavigationSystem.net
Elsewhere, SnapNames sold CowboyHats.net ($1,750),
HomePlans.net ($1,426) and V1.org ($1,258) while
Moniker moved EnergyDrinks.org ($1,200) and Subway.biz
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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