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September 15, 2013

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Gamez.com Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart With $77,000 Sale at Sedo

It is probably just the journalist in me, but I must say I've never been a fan of domain names that are misspelled on purpose, including those that have a "Z" at the end where an "S" belongs. I know there are those who believe this kind of typo (utilizing similar sounding letters) makes a good brandable domain name or will produce a lot of typo traffic (and both points may be true) but I tend to just think "If these folks can't spell, what else are they going to mess up!" and move on to another site. :-)

Having said that, I am obviously in the minority as there is clearly demand for such domains in the .com extension as witnessed by this week's #1 reported sale - Gamez.com at $77,100 via Sedo.com. Sedo also took the runner-up spot with BestOnlineColleges.com at $56,000 and they went on to sweep 11 of the 20 entries on our latest weekly all extension leader board. 

By Ron Jackson

Moniker.com and SnapNames.com hit trifectas as each placed a trio of names on the Top 20 Chart. Two of Moniker's high end sales came from their live auction at this month's DOMAINfest Ft. Lauderdale conference where they sold #3 Therapists.com for $50,000 and #11 GolfResorts.com for $22,500. SnapNames benefited from some solid sales made in  their recent .me premium domain auction, including #13 Trade.me at $18,501 and #16 Map.me at $14,500.  

Sedo had an even bigger .me sale with #5 (tie) Join.me at $45,000 and as strong as that sale was, there was an even bigger ccTLD on the elite list - #4 Laarzen.nl ("boots" in Dutch) at $46,125 made by BliXem Internet Services. The ccTLDs wound up taking six places on the Big Board including two occupied by .co.uk domains; #15 Content.co.uk at $14,544 and #17 DiamondEngagementRings.co.uk at $14,364. Sedo handled both of those sales.

The non .com gTLDs had two representatives on the chart - #10 CarLoans.net ($24,000 at Sedo) and #19 Relationship.net ($12,950 at SnapNames). .Coms gobbled up the other 12 openings with the AfternicDLS accounting for two of those sales; #5 (tie) VBB.com at $45,000 and #20 ChangeCourse.com at $12,500

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 23:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 17, 2010 - Sun. May 23, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 25, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Gamez.com $77,100 Sedo
2. BestOnlineColleges.com $56,000 Sedo
3. Therapists.com $50,000 Moniker/DF FTL
4. Laarzen.nl
("boots" in Dutch)
€37,500 = $46,125 BliXem
Join.me $45,000 Sedo
VBB.com $45,000 AfternicDLS
7. Fotografia.com €26,000 = $31,980 Sedo
8. GHB.com $29,000 Sedo
9. HotelCluster.com $25,450 Moniker
10. CarLoans.net $24,000 Sedo
11. GolfResorts.com $22,500 Moniker/DF FTL
12. DanceCentral.com $19,500 Sedo
13. Trade.me $18,501 SnapNames
14. Weekday.com €15,000 = $18,450 Sedo
15. Content.co.uk £10,100 = $14,544 Sedo
16. Map.me $14,500 SnapNames
17. DiamondEngagementRings.co.uk £9,975 = $14,364 Sedo
18. GoodMarket.com $13,500 Sedo
19. Relationship.net $12,950 SnapNames
20. ChangeCourse.com $12,500 AfternicDLS


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.

There were 10 more five-figure sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for nine of those led by Basket-ball.com and MAB.de at €10,000 ($12,300) each. Fleck.com found $12,299, Davos.eu yielded $11,685 and Gloud.com drew $11,070. Heroup.com hauled in $11,000 while Automobile.es added $10,763 and two others; InkCartridges.org and Realty.pro produced $10,000 each. 

The AfternicDLS had another $10,000 sale with ANE.org.  

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker led the four-figure .com supporting cast with another sale from their DOMAINfest Ft. Launderdale auction - EFP.com at $9,950. At the same event PatioTables.com pulled $5,500 and CarSecurity.com locked up $3,500. Moniker also sold DogBreedLists.com from their web platform for $2,625

Back at the AfternicDLS TourDownUnder.com tallied $9,300, Compostable.com dug up $7,500 and PoetryCafe.com recited $6,159. NetBat.com drove in $5,788, Ecoline.com landed $5,750 and SecuritySys.com sold for $5,190. TheContinental.com cornered $5,188, BestPokerSite.com raked in a $5,000 pot and ChampionOnline.com chalked up $4,800. The AfternicDLS also sold Slinc.com for $4,544 and MobileLibrary.com for $4,288

An IDN, السعودية, led Sedo's four-figure list at $9,000. They also scored with Benter.com ($8,000), Polygamy.com ($7,200) and Dminc.com ($7,000). 3AC.som sewed up $6,765, DailyTradingReport.com revealed $6,581 and OfficeCloud.com cast a $5,888 shadow. Roulette-Casino.com paid $5,535 and PayBook.com banked $5,500

Sedo had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
gethospitalized.com $5,000   la10.com $2,800
monacoair.com $5,000 princess-cruises.com $2,800
pairan.com $5,000 zeroz.com $2,700
prelios.com $5,000 wikitrade.com $2,599
purerisk.com $5,000 scotch-whisky.com $2,500
qprize.com $5,000 tangcity.com $2,500
thetreefarm.com $5,000 team247.com $2,499
advantos.com $4,920 fitnessstar.com $2,495
heppo.com $4,500 rotrak.com $2,460
box4u.com $4,000 hybrid-tv.com $2,399
iaiglobal.com $4,000 les-experts.com $2,337
citychallenge.com $3,690 exfi.com $2,250
geoeventos.com $3,690 carsfromusa.com $2,214
premierrealty.com $3,600 athanasiou.com $2,199
downloadbuzz.com $3,180 trademaps.com $2,160
frisurentrends.com $3,100 jetsupreme.com $2,153
eyefactor.com $3,075 carsupermarkets.com $2,002
womanofworth.com $3,024 choicecard.com $2,000
bransonvacationrental.com $3,000 mandegar.com $2,000
fashionis.com $3,000 onlinedegreesfromaccreditedcolleges.com $2,000
palm-tree.com $3,000 starcraft2strategy.com $2,000
brautfrisuren.com $2,829  

At SnapNames, BusinessTravelers.com booked $5,590, Addictingggames.com generated $5,000 and MastersDegreeOnline.com conferred $4,509. YourPhone.com dialed up $3,805, Jingmei.com made $3,800 and an IDN - xn--gwt64r4ol8ql.com - kicked in $3,699. Fany.com fetched $2,621, Guna.com grabbed $2,200, NYCApartmentRentals.com rang up $2,150 and Pinchang.com pinched $2,006

At GoDaddy Auctions LikeList.com located $5,000, FlyingSaucers.com abducted $4,010, TubeMovies.com screened $3,055 and GrowMeUp.com garnered $2,200

Elsewhere ItalyOnline.com sold through UpmarketURLs.com for $7,000, YummyNames combined with Sedo to sell CombatElite.com for $6,500 and HuntingMoon.com moved GiantTube.com for $4,000.   

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

After simmering a bit last week, the country codes returned to a full boil this week with nine five-figure sales - two of those cracking the $45,000 mark. It was also a good sign that many countries shared in the bounty. It used to be that Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk accounted for virtually all of the high dollar country code sales, but six different countries were represented in the five-figure club this week; The Netherlands (.nl), Montenegro (.me), the European Union (.eu) and Spain (.es), along with .de and .co.uk. 

We listed all of those five-figure ccTLD sales in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #10 Design.me, sold for $9,250 at SnapNames. Thanks to that venue's recent premium .me auction, the extension piled up seven chart entries - more than any other ccTLD. .co,uk was next with four and .de had three. 

SnapNames's success with .me also helped them break up Sedo's near monopoly in ccTLD sales, at least for one week. While Sedo still easily took the most chart entries with 12, SnapNames made a strong showing by claiming six places on the elite list (all .me domains).

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending May 23:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 17, 2010 - Sun. May 23, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 25, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Laarzen.nl
("boots" in Dutch)
€37,500 = $46,125 BliXem
2. Join.me $45,000 Sedo
3. Trade.me $18,501 SnapNames
4. Content.co.uk £10,100 = $14,544 Sedo
5. Map.me $14,500 SnapNames
6. DiamondEngagementRings.co.uk £9,975 = $14,364 Sedo
7. MAB.de €10,000 = $12,300 Sedo
8. Davos.eu €9,500 = $11,685 Sedo
9. Automobile.es €8,750 = $10,763 Sedo
10. Design.me $9,250 SnapNames

11. Phone.me $8,400 SnapNames
12. Playlist.fr €6,500 = $7,995 Sedo
13. Games1.de €5,900 = $7,257 Sedo
14. Lola.co.uk £5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
15. Bagels.de €5,100 = $6,273 Sedo
16. Baby.me $6,250 SnapNames
17. Name.me $6,000 SnapNames
18. Becasmec.es $5,000 Sedo
GentlemanClub.co.uk €4,000 = $4,920 Sedo
Mortgage.co.za €4,000 = $4,920 RickLatona.com

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo as always accounting for the majority of those. Their roster included Bestellen.eu and Canzoni.eu at $4,631 each and a quartet of domains at $3,690 apiece that included APS.dk, Atrapalo.com.ar, Pensionen.eu and Smygehuk.se

Sedo had 62 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,600 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,600
pickupartist.co.uk $3,600   elfo.es $1,538
nn.sk $3,567 wanderreisen24.de $1,538
tradesupplies.co.uk $3,204 me-eu.eu $1,476
handy-deutschland.de $3,197 internetanwendungen.de $1,353
cloudbook.de $3,075 internet-anwendungen.de $1,353
soc.io $3,075 spanje.es $1,353
spenderadressen.de $3,075 caredata.co.uk $1,295
flash.co.uk $3,024 rum.in $1,250
freebet.eu $3,000 donquijote.es $1,230
sottocosto.it $2,952 reservdelar.nu $1,230
casino.st $2,750 tirelire.fr $1,230
magento.co.uk $2,687 wo-was-wer.de $1,230
brautkleider.eu $2,460 ziba.de $1,230
budget-hotels.de $2,460 zonnebril.be $1,230
cochesmotos.es $2,460 callcharges.co.uk $1,224
egoist.ch $2,460 arbeitsrecht-leipzig.de $1,218
trapiantocapelli.it $2,460 1000games.de $1,169
hdb.eu $2,459 europoker.hu.hu $1,169
topduft.de $2,213 toptable.de $1,169
share.ly $2,075 zitate-24.de $1,169
headlin.es $2,000 1akaribik.de $1,107
hotels-de-luxe.fr $1,845 achselschweiss.de $1,107
hwl.it $1,845 okb.co.za $1,100
mobile4you.de $1,845 wiggle.nl $1,080
pokeroom.it $1,845 2990.de $1,057
anim.es $1,800 bequemschuh.de $1,046
hausvogelsang.de $1,756 ppfonder.se $1,046
zebook.fr $1,630 pp-fonder.se $1,046
kreditanalyse.de $1,610 interlux.de $1,015
golfguide.ch $1,599 bav.eu $1,009
nasenhaarschneider.eu $1,599 intermind.us $1,000

SnapNames also had a nice supplemental list thanks to their me auction. Auto.me braked at $4,100 and See.me spotted $3,900. SnapNames had 14 more .me sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,650 that are listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,650
cool.me $2,650   change.me $1,750
good.me $2,000 adopt.me $1,500
guide.me $2,000 max.me $1,425
hot.me $2,000 let.me $1,300
use.me $2,000 log.me $1,100
talk.me $1,900 media.me $1,080
get.me $1,806 fun.me $1,000

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold CreditCardApplications.com.au for $1,262 and Moniker sold AAC.co.uk for $1,000 in their Ft. Lauderdale auction. 

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, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The non .com gTLDs had one of their best weeks of the year with five five-figure sales and three others that came within $400 of reaching that level. You saw all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest sales in the Global Contenders category that you haven't seen yet  are #6 9I.net ($9,999 at the AfternicDLS), #7 Risikolebensversicherung.net ($9,840 at Sedo) and #8 Thunderbird.net ($9,600 at the AfternicDLS). 

The .nets had the most chart entries with 11, followed by the .orgs with six. The remaining three positions on our GC Top 20 Chart were divided between .pro, .asia and .info

In the race among venues, Sedo had the most chart entries with 10 followed by the AfternicDLS with six. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending May 23:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 17, 2010 - Sun. May 23, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 25, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. CarLoans.net $24,000 Sedo
2. Relationship.net $12,950 SnapNames
ANE.org $10,000 AfternicDLS
InkCartridges.org $10,000 Sedo
Realty.pro $10,000 Sedo
6. 9I.net $9,999 AfternicDLS
7. Risikolebensversicherung.net €8,000 = $9,840 Sedo
8. Thunderbird.net $9,600 AfternicDLS
9. Magento.net $8,500 Sedo
10. LinkBuilding.org $7,800 GoDaddy Auctions

11. Iusy.org $7,500 Sedo
12. LS.org $7,100 Sedo
13. Investment.asia €5,000 = $6,150 Sedo
14. FederalTaxes.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
OTS.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
PinballGames.net $4,000 Moniker
Vinyl.net $4,000 Moniker/DF FTL
18. AirportTransfers.net $3,750 AfternicDLS
19. 135.net $3,225 Sedo
20. PLM.info €2,500 = $3,075 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens of additional GC sales just off the chart with Sedo posting the highest of those - Nipro.net at $3,000. Basteln.net and Further.info flagged down $2,706 apiece. Sedo had 26 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,645. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,645
flirten.org $2,645   allergyfree.net $1,500
proactiv.info $2,592 ambs.org $1,500
recuperer.org $2,460 fileextensions.net $1,500
schluesselbaender.org $2,460 frozen.info $1,500
haarverlängerung.net $2,435 185.net $1,353
jackpotparty.net $2,276 pobox.net $1,248
coiffeur.org $2,153 banen.org $1,230
stairlift.net $2,000 bestellen.mobi.mobi $1,230
charlotterealestate.org $1,900 mobee.net $1,230
conjugaison.info $1,845 unified-communications.org $1,230
frisur.org $1,845 livetime.net $1,127
grossbritannien.org $1,845 they.net $1,100
mio.org $1,550 motorcycle-parts.net $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS, HepatitisB.org bagged $2,688, MMJ.org managed $2,500 and two others; Axxa.net and GolfCarts.net notched $2,000 each.

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with BuyDomains to sell ChildMinder.net and ChildMinder..org for $1,500 apiece and HuntingMoon.com sold Colocated.org for $1,499.

Also, SnapNames moved Airdeccan.net ($1,304), MobilityScooter.net ($1,119) and Tinhoc-doisong.net ($1,050) while GoDaddy Auctions drew $1,295 for DirectoryBest.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 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 Wednesday 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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