Serves Up $350,000 Sale at NoktaDomains as 2009 Domain Sales Season
Comes to a Close
The final week of the 2009 domain
sales season saw the kind of light overall activity you expect over
the holidays but it still produced a pair of impressive six-figure
sales. Setting the pace was a $350,000 deal for CookingGames.com
Nokta had a second entry in the first five on our new all extension Top
20 Sales Chart, scoring again with #4 ValentinesDayGifts.com at $31,000.
had the second six-figure sale with #2 Leisure.com at $150,000.
They went on to place a half dozen domains on the Big Board,
including #5 (tie) Find.net at $25,000, one of only
two non .com gTLDs on the elite list.
That was a nice price bump for Find.net
which previously sold for $6,024 (also at Sedo) in November
2005. Sedo also accounted for all three of the ccTLD sales on
the chart, led by #8 Booking.com.ar (Argentina country
code) at $21,170.
The domain that tied Find.net for the #5
spot was HomeBars.com, a name that was purchased by Niche
Stores, Inc., in a private
transaction for $25,000.
After missing last week's deadline, the AfternicDLS
caught up this week by sending in their sales information from the
past two weeks. That double dose of data helped them claim 10
of the 20 chart positions. #3 Pagani.com led the AfternicDLS
roster at $35,000 and they put two others on the top half of
the leader board; #7 HealthBooks.com at $22,337 and #9
XOX.com at $20,000.
also earned chart honors this week with one of the biggest .pro
sales we've ever seen. #16 WordPress.pro produced $12,099
Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 3, 2010 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2010
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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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.
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There was one other five-figure sale just off
the chart. The AfternicDLS moved Montelimar.com
for an even $10,000.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with Yibs.com
at $9,500 and dozens of other solid four-figure sales. FlexPlans.com
pulled $8,500 while Minutos.com and CityOf.com
secured $7,000 each. BathroomSuite.com was next at $6,500,
followed by a trio of names at $6,000 apiece that included AudioTool.com,
CriticalIllnessCover.com and SalesCareer.com.
LiveDay.com landed $5,600, CyclingGear.com
donned $5,500 and OneWorldAcademy.com went for $5,060.
The AfternicDLS had 84 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$5,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at NoktaDomains ValentinesDayGift.com
unwrapped $9,500, BusinessHolidayCards.com greeted $8,000
and PharmacyTechnicianCertification.com drew $7,200. DentalContinuingEducation.com
drilled $6,700 and FloorMolding.com nailed down $4,000.
At Sedo, Festivales.com fetched $8,176,
RBU.com yielded $8,000 and TaxSpecialists.com
spotted $7,000. Sedo had 14 more .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $3,650 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,650
AuctionsiNewsCatcher.com captured $4,506,
TurnMaineBlue.com tallied $2,510 and CutleryScience.com
clicked for $2,227. Perfect-Party-Ideas.com
provided $2,060, FrankieFlowers.com flew out the door
at $2,055 and DataSeek.com found $2,005.
Latona Auctions weighed in with PainMedicines.com
at $4,000, FXDayTraders.com at $2,940 and ExoticSportsCars.com
Argentina's .com.ar ccTLD took two of the top
three spots on this week's County Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Booking.com.ar
claimed the #1 position at $21,170 with the plural
version, Bookings.com.ar landing at #3 after going for $15,330.
Sedo handled both of those sales and went on to sweep 17 of the 20
#2 Security.eu (European Union ccTLD)
provided a very nice return on investment after changing
hands for $17,535 at Sedo. The same name had been acquired
(also through Sedo) in January 2009 for just $8,003. Another
domain showing a nice markup upon resale was #10 SpieleIndex.de.
It went for $4,380 this week after previously selling for $1,410
at Sedo last August.
Tonga's .to extension made an unusually big
splash, hitting #4 with SMS.to at $9,782. As is
usually the case, Germany's .de had the most chart entries
Here is how the
country codes stacked
up for the week ending Jan. 3:
Code Top Sales
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 - Sun. Jan.
3, 2010 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 5, 2010
Sedo had a dozen more four-figure ccTLD
sales just off the chart, led by PrivateInvestigator.us
($1,500), CamShot.fr ($1,460) and a pair at $1,387 each;
Die-private-krankenversicherung.de and HotelCard.eu.
e-Green.de generated $1,314, CreditCardBadCredit.co.uk
kicked in $1,280 and Tonerversand.de doled out $1,100.
Alert.us lit up $1,100 while BS.be and SexyCam.de
attracted $1,095 each. KostMe.eu clicked for $1,045
and Tink.me tacked on $1,000.
In a private transaction, CarpeDiem.ca seized
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.
Find.net found the top spot on our new Global
Contenders Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $25,000
at Sedo. The .nets went on to take 12 of the 22 chart positions
(the extra two places resulted from a three-way tie for the final
position). .Net's other leaders included #3 Insi.net at $7,500
and #4 Uplus.net at $6,000. The AfternicDLS sold
both of those domains and they wound up sweeping 18 of the 22
The .orgs also did well, piling up eight
chart entries, led by a pair of domains that tied for the #5
position: CulinaryArts.org and Remix.org at $4,200 each.
.Pro and .Info claimed the other two
openings. .Pro made their entry count, ringing up $12,099
for #2 WordPress.pro at SnapNames. #20 (tie) Unemployment.info
paid out $2,000 at the AfternicDLS.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Jan. 3:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
28, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 3, 2010 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2010
There were more than 30 more four-figure GC
sales off the chart led by AfternicDLS sales of HealthyPets.com
($1,988), ToBeOrNotToBe.org ($1,960) and a pair at $1,888
each; EarthSmart.net and ITStaffing.net.
The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $1,800. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,800
Through their expanded promotion platform, the
AfternicDLS also sold Prinzen.net for $1,192 through
At Sedo, Motorboot.org brought $1,737,
Geschenk.biz gained $1,552 and BigGame.info
bagged $1,445. RangerForum.net returned $1,312,
LUO.net located $1,272 and Esupp.net nailed $1,000.
Elsewhere, SnapNames sold AML.net for $1,155
and NoktaDomains rang up $1,000 for Jugendzimmer.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.