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After a Brief Break Buyers Were Back Out in Force This Week, Giving the Domain Aftermarket a Solid Boost

After taking a brief break last week, domain buyers returned to the market in a big way this week, producing one of the summer's most solid outings. Sedo led the charge with a $250,000 sale, however just minutes before publishing this report we received a request from Sedo that we not release the name in question. The company said the transaction was supposed to have been kept private but an internal error resulted in it being put on the list of sales they sent this week. 

We removed the Sedo sale from the #1 position on our chart as a result and that elevated Huddle.com to the top spot. That domain was purchased through NameJet by the owners of Huddle.net (a popular social networking site for business) for $131,400

There was another six-figure transaction that involved multiple domains. Ian Andrew of DotcomAgency.com bought 14 3-digit domains for a total of $152,000. Six of those names made out latest weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart and the other eight were all five-figure sales that just missed qualifying for the elite list. 

Andrew purchased the numerical portfolio from William Lin, a 22-year-old entrepreneur based in China who runs DotMedia.com. Lin was a buyer as well as a seller this week. He added #10 MM.net to his holdings for $20,000

By Ron Jackson

Lin's purchase helped the non .com gTLDs post their best week of the year overall. Normally we only see one or two domains from that category on the all extension leader board. This week there eight. Four of those were .nets, including #11 Reload.net at $19,200 via Sedo. Two were .orgs (including #3 FreePoker.org at $50,000 through Sedo) and two were .infos - #15 Alex.info, sold by Alex Bickle for $14,500  in a private transaction and #16 InsuranceQuote.info, sold by Sedo for $13,750

The buyers of #14 AirportParking.org, Neil Patel and Sujan Patel, went on a bit of a .org buying spree this week. In addition to buying that domain from DomainStore.net, the website developers also picked up AirlineTickets.org for $10,000 through FabulousDomains and three others from the same venue (RunningShoes.org, CarAlarm.org and ParkingLots.org for a total of $7,388).

Sedo swept 15 of the 25 chart entries (the extra positions resulted from a 6-way tie for the final spot). Sedo also accounted for all five of the ccTLD sales that made the Big Board. The country codes were led by a pair of .CO domains - #2 E.co at $81,000 and #6 Property.co at $25,600. PrinterInks.co.uk also made the top half of the chart after changing hands for $23,400. You may recall that E.co was auctioned off at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Vancouver conference in early June, but the transaction was just closed this past week. 

Aside from Sedo, DotMedia.com was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They weren't the only ones to chart with a numerical domain though. Sedo also did it with #7 591.com at $24,320

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 8:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 2, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 8, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 11, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Huddle.com $131,400 NameJet
2. E.co $81,000 Sedo
3. FreePoker.org $50,000 Sedo
4. YYY.com $45,444 Sedo
5. Processing.com $33,400 Sedo
6. Brainbox.com $30,000


7. Property.co €20,000 = $25,600 Sedo
8. 591.com €19,000 = $24,320 Sedo
9. PrinterInks.co.uk £15,000 = $23,400 Sedo
10. MM.net $20,000 Pvt Sale
11. Reload.net €15,000 = $19,200 Sedo
12. Kleiderschrank.de €13,000 = $16,640 Sedo
13. Lottozahlen.net €12,000 = $15,360 Sedo
14. AirportParking.org $15,000 Pvt Sale
15. Alex.info $14,500 Pvt Sale
16. InsuranceQuote.info $13,750 Sedo
17. StreetFood.com $13,000 Sedo
18. Microcredit.fr €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
394.com $12,000 DotMedia
644.com $12,000 DotMedia
749.com $12,000 DotMedia
924.com $12,000 DotMedia
942.com $12,000 DotMedia
943.com $12,000 DotMedia
Anadrol.net $12,000 Sedo


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 14 more five-figure sales just off the chart led by a pair of Sedo sales; Gym.tv at $11,264 and XTT.com at $10,920. Sedo also sold WeightPlan.com and VacationHomes.net for $10,000 each. 

As we noted above DotMedia, in addition to their six charted domains, sold eight more 3-digit domains to DotComAgency - 426.com, 437.com, 452.com, 471.com, 476.com, 496.com, 549.com and 743.com, with those going for $10,000 apiece.

Optimo.com also had a $10,000 sale with ActiveBrands.com and, as noted earlier, FabulousDomains sold AirlineTickets.org for $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with NYMortgage.com at $9,600 and also moved WBM.com ($8,721), Zertifikate.com ($7,902) and GMCMortgage.com ($6,699). ValueCard.com added $6,578, Sportswriters.com drew $6,200 and LondonVacations.com attracted $5,800

QIXO.com kicked in $5,744, Tike.com tacked on $5,401, $4,300 bloomed from HouseOfFlowers.com and Jezus.com dispensed $4,040. NameJet had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
visitemexico.com $4,000   msod.com $2,600
pnbbank.com $3,733 boutiquesport.com $2,500
alluc.com $3,700 healthmarketing.com $2,500
goairporter.com $3,388 bulletproofasset.com $2,499
antiquebricks.com $3,350 chinatibet.com $2,488
natcath.com $3,300 ugolf.com $2,400
dotmedia.com $3,112 stanfordgroup.com $2,322
goldcoasthotel.com $3,000 stanfordfinancial.com $2,300
internationalclub.com $2,801 hongkongbank.com $2,222
slidingpatiodoors.com $2,766 bellamodels.com $2,212
hepatology.com $2,637 usdf.com $2,200
teammanagement.com $2,602 compresores.com $2,100
2038.com $2,600 m5v.com $2,100
giantsavings.com $2,600 compulink.com $2,000
iage.com $2,600 gamek.com $2,000

Back at Sedo, Shunwang.com went for $8,210, OnlineCarpets.com laid out $7,150 and LeadFeed.com fetched $7,000. CarParto.com pulled $6,080, Gamezilla.com devoured $5,542 and two others; Elmag.com and SignaturePosters.com provided $5,500 each. 

OutdoorRockingChairs.com seated $5,100, BuyBirdHouses.com bagged $5,000, JustAGame.com captured $4,500 and HJT.com contributed $4,400. Sedo had 26 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
filantro.com $4,000   4good.com $2,888
fitwear.com $4,000 uglue.com $2,599
ixxx.com $4,000 velvea.com $2,560
social360.com $4,000 uutravel.com $2,399
download24.com $3,840 mandataireautomobile.com $2,240
hasenkopf.com $3,840 grillreviews.com $2,200
fashiony.com $3,699 muslimcircle.com $2,177
z500.com $3,600 egency.com $2,150
nextdot.com $3,588 anoby.com $2,000
losangelestattoo.com $3,500 byhuman.com $2,000
media-alliance.com $3,264 chicagoofficesupply.com $2,000
babookorea.com $3,000 coffeeaccessories.com $2,000
language360.com $3,000 ketubot.com $2,000

In association with YummyNames, Sedo also sold Play2.com for $7,000 and OutdoorCeilingFans.com for $2,599

At the AfternicDLS, Hit-Net.com notched $7,820, AllureMassage.com landed $4,500 and ShowCards.com corralled $4,300. The AfternicDLS reported 14 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
multilogic.com $4,000   lifeclip.com $2,988
MyRanks.com $3,995 menfirst.com $2,959
resolutiongroup.com $3,500 bydusa.com $2,880
acierto.com $3,300 lotteryplus.com $2,800
mobilevetclinic.com $3,088 strategicpr.com $2,800
dichoso.com $3,055 mopix.com $2,750
applecredit.com $2,988 fashionetc.com $2,700

The roster at SnapNames.com included a couple of IDNs; テレビ.com (punycode: xn--ddk0a0e.com) at $7,700 and Informática.com (punycode: xn--informtica-x4a.com) at $2,002. They also sold YZJob.com for $2,813 and Xuehai.com for $2,622. Twittet.com posted $2,372 and BiteShoes.com brought $2,272

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com moved GayMobilePorn.com ($9,000) and BangBoys.com ($4,000) while MediaOptions.com sold FAMS.com for $2,500


 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country code category produced six five-figure sales this week led by the second biggest sale reported in any extension - E.co at $81,000 via Sedo. You saw all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart and it just missed reaching the five-figure mark too. BlueMountains.com.au (Australian country code) went for $9,659 at Drop.com.au

If it had not been for that Drop.com.au sale, Sedo would have swept every position on our new ccTLD leader board. Their roster included #8 Hanfsamen.de ($8,320), #9 Minorca.co.uk ($7,800) and #10 OLX.ee ($7,500). We rarely see .ee sales. That is the country code for Estonia.

As is often the case, Germany's .de had the most chart entries with seven, however Colombia's .co took the top two spots. Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending August 8:


Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 2, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 8, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 11, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. E.co $81,000 Sedo
2. Property.co €20,000 = $25,600 Sedo
3. PrinterInks.co.uk £15,000 = $23,400 Sedo
4. Kleiderschrank.de €13,000 = $16,640 Sedo
5. MicroCredit.fr €9,500 = $12,160 Sedo
6. Gym.tv €8,800 = $11,264 Sedo
7. BlueMountains.com.au $9,659 Drop.com.au
8. Hanfsamen.de €6,500 = $8,320 Sedo
9. Minorca.co.uk £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo
10. OLX.ee $7,500 Sedo

11. Verjaardagskaarten.nl €5,150 = $6,592 Sedo
12. Viren.de €5,100 = $6,528 Sedo
Stagedepilotage.fr €5,000 = $6,400 Sedo
Swingers.de €5,000 = $6,400 Sedo
15. Critical-Illness.co.uk £4,000 = $6,240 Sedo
LightClub.se €4,500 = $5,760 Sedo
Schnellkochen.de €4,500 = $5,760 Sedo
18. Beso.es €4,450 = $5,696 Sedo
19. Slowakisch.de €4,000 = $5,120 Sedo
Sico.de $5,000 Sedo
Whisper.co.kr $5,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart. BliXem Internet had the highest of those with Pretty.eu at $4,800. They also sold Vicenza.eu for $2,816 and Timmerman.eu for $2,144.

Back at Sedo the winners included Edna.co.uk at $4,680 and two others; Frauen-Magazin.de and Multiconnect.de at $4,480 each. Another three - Promi-Magazin.de, Samuel.ch and ScienceDaily.it attracted $3,840 apiece

Sedo had 49 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,944
airbag.es $2,944   annen-post.de $1,280
arcadeclassics.de $2,944 glamping.de $1,280
pappelhof.de $2,944 kce.eu $1,280
maildirect.co.uk $2,560 kot.es $1,280
touchscreens.co $2,500 vitamin-d.de $1,280
morpho.nl $2,496 wistec.de $1,280
airport-transfers.co.uk $2,200 gow.es $1,254
motosoft.de $2,176 bawi.de $1,216
sautparachute.fr $2,176 farmanova.es $1,215
flip-flops.de $2,144 car-insurance.co $1,200
pretty.at $2,095 firmen-newsletter.de $1,152
illuma.cn $2,000 tuto.tv $1,152
midlands.tv $1,950 huta.de $1,151
aegyptenurlaub.de $1,920 leimo.co.uk $1,106
theinstitute.co.uk $1,870 pym.es $1,075
bwd.at $1,830 dom.tv $1,024
hair-transplant.co.uk $1,716 mds.eu $1,024
icapital.de $1,664 microchirurgie.de $1,024
losma.cn $1,600 swissapartments.ch $1,024
jolyonpalmer.co.uk $1,560 wikihow.de $1,024
swimmingtrunks.co.uk $1,546 pemf.de $1,011
lansend.de $1,411 khl.tv $1,000
courtierenligne.fr $1,408 linum.us $1,000
puertorico.us $1,400 reputation.us $1,000
landing.at $1,297  

Drop.com.au sold FishingBoat.com.au ($1,917), Logic.com.au ($1,446), HDMICable.com.au ($1,445) and CraftSupplies.com.au ($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.

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The .non .com gTLDs had the strongest overall week of the year, piling up ten five-figure sales (two or three has been the norm in this category). We showed you all of those in the all extension section at the top of this report. That means the highest GC sale you haven't seen yet is #11 on the new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart - PKW.net, sold at Sedo for $8,448

Sedo had the most chart entries with 11 while there other venues; FabulousDomains, NameJet and the AfterniicDLS has two apiece. Three others changed hands in private transaction. 

.Nets claimed 10 of the 20 chart positions. .Org followed with seven, and .info took three places on the elite list. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 8:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 2, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 8, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 11, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. FreePoker.org $50,000 Sedo
2. MM.net $20,000 Pvt Sale
3. Reload.net €15,000 = $19,200 Sedo
4. Lottozahlen.net €12,000 = $15,360 Sedo
5. AirportParking.org $15,000 Pvt Sale
6. Alex.info $14,500 Pvt Sale
7. InsuranceQuote.info $13,750 Sedo
8. Anadrol.net $12,000 Sedo
AirlineTickets.org $10,000 FabulousDomains
VacationHomes.net $10,000 Sedo

11. PKW.net €6,600 = $8,448 Sedo
12. CareHomes.info £3,999 = $6,238 Sedo
13. Pourmaigrir.net €4,500 = $5,760 Sedo
14. Flagstaff.net $5,700 NameJet
15. VoiceOfCivilRights.org $5,100 NameJet
16. WoodFlooring.org $4,500 AfternicDLS
17. CashmereSweater.net $4,488 AfternicDLS
18. E-Energy.org €3,500 = $4,480 Sedo
19. Trailers.net $4,300 Sedo
20. RunningShoes.org $4,100 FabulousDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were dozens more four-figure GC sales just off the chart and Sedo had the highest of those with HouseCleaning.org and RegsitryCleaner.org at $4,000 each. BlogSearch.org added another $3,840

Sedo had 14 more GC sales ranging frong $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $3,200
apo.net $3,200   hallam.net $1,536
sportscenter.net $2,560 biofood.net $1,500
creative.biz $2,048 ultimatebet.org $1,500
discount.travel $1,920 tanks.net $1,499
contactlenscouncil.org $1,900 mydot.net $1,250
onlinekredite.org $1,664 b2bmarketing.net $1,200
autohof.info $1,536 scottsdaledoctors.org $1,100

At NameJet TLD.org sold for $3,955, BuckleUpAmerica.org added $3,900 and PhotoGallery.net captured $2,920. Interstate50th.org generated $1,800, LPES.org deposited $1,650 and TVG.org tacked on $1,500

Other NameJet sales included Jura.org ($1,334), ColoredGirls.org ($1,305), Oema.net ($1,265), MGCA.org ($1,210), Exclusive.org ($1,161) and Itawi.org ($1,010)

The AfternicDLS sold Babu.net for $3,588 and OnTarget.net for $2,960 while SnapNames moved Emerce.net for $1,188

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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