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September 15, 2013

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Million Dollar Package Sale at Moniker and a Pair of 6-Figure Deals Lead the Domain Aftermarket to Another Good Week 

Domain buyers were very active again this week. Moniker.com closed a $1.265 million package sale as well as a separate 6-figure transaction and Sedo.com scored big with a $200,000 .net sale, the second largest non .com gTLD sale of 2010. 

The big Moniker deal involved five domains - TShirts.com, T-Shirts.com, T-Shirt.com, Tee-Shirts.com and Tees.com. Packages of names cannot be placed on our charts of individual domain sales but that doesn't take anything away from the magnitude of this deal with the five domains averaging $253,000 each. One of those domains, T-Shirts.com, is a developed business site that has been online for years, so it is not purely a domain sale. There has been no indication whether the buyer, Costumes Galore, Inc., will leave that site as is or revamp it to their own tastes. 

Sedo claimed the #1 position on our new all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart with Lottery.net, a name sold there by industry giant Frank Schilling for $220,000. Only one non .com gTLD sale this year has been bigger, Poker.org at $1 million last February (also sold by Sedo).

By Ron Jackson

Moniker answered with another six-figure deal as #2 XI.com sold there for $100,930. Still another sale just missed the six-figure mark. #3 KissingGames.com came in at $98,000 after being acquired in a private transaction by Slix Media who operates a string of game portals.

The country codes continued to impress, placing five names on the Big Board, including a pair that made the Top 10; #6 Tracker.at ($23,220) and #10 Handwerkerfinden.de ($16,886). Sedo accounted for both of those sales and went on to sweep 11 of the 20 chart entries. Sedo added a third ccTLD sale and BliXem Internet also got into the country code act with a pair of their own; Room.eu and Rooms.eu at $13,868 each. 

The non .com gTLDs has two representatives on the elite list. That category claimed the first and last position on the leader board with MLF.org taking #20 at $9,888

Latonas.com joined Sedo, Moniker and BliXem with multiple chart entries. Latonas hit the daily double with #7 UDE.com at $23,000 and #16 SUS.com at $11,300. Also earning chart honors this week were SuccessClick.com with their sale of #5 TheProphet.com at $25,000 and the AfternicDLS where #8 DumpsterRental.com drew $20,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 15:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 9, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 15, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 18, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lottery.net $220,000 Sedo
2. XI.com $100,930 Moniker
3. KissingGames.com $98,000 Pvt Sale
4. Chiangmai.com £20,000 = $31,200 Sedo
5. TheProphet.com $25,000


6. Tracker.at €18,000 = $23,220 Sedo
7. UDE.com $23,000 Latonas.com
8. DumpsterRental.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
9. MatchMade.com $17,520 Sedo
10. Handwerkerfinden.de €13,090 = $16,886 Sedo
11. Finch.com $16,225 Moniker
Room.eu €10,750 = $13,868 BliXem Internet
Rooms.eu €10,750 = $13,868 BliXem Internet
QuickFix.com $13,000 Sedo
ULY.com $13,000 Sedo
16. SUS.com $11,300 Latonas.com
17. OLX.co.uk £7,050 = $10,998 Sedo
18. XTT.com £7,000 = $10,920 Sedo
19. Garden-Furniture.com €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo
20. MLF.org $9,888 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the four-figure .com supporting cast with BraFit.com at $8,500. Their roster also included TestosteroneSupplements.com ($7,700), TraceEmail.com ($6,500) and a pair at $4,500 each; AllureMassage.com and Undercroft.com

MyRanks.com returned $3,995, WellnessConference.com captured $3,200 and two others; BookPeddler.com and Monetiz.com kicked in $3,000 each. Glukoza.com added $2,500 while DebtSettlementPlan.com produced $2,000

Back at Sedo Online-Wetten.com went for $6,579, TriStart.com stopped at $6,450 and Neota.com notched $5,500. Baxta.com brought $5,000, MiniHotels.com booked $4,902, Cheap-Cruises.com docked at $4,500 and Ulmen.com made $4,200

Sedo had 27 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
fitwear.com $4,000   sport-sante.com $2,580
vurge.com $4,000 oenologue.com $2,573
banderole.com $3,999 emeria.com $2,500
emigo.com $3,548 rightagents.com $2,500
localresponse.com $3,417 boxdrop.com $2,400
hazeline.com $3,270 ramoncalderon.com $2,300
europeshop.com $3,225 nextdeals.com $2,188
computertips.com $3,200 accountingdepartment.com $2,100
lotteryflorida.com $3,050 taufgeschenk.com $2,100
bankdirectory.com $3,000 aircomm.com $2,000
minta.com $3,000 hoteloffers.com $2,000
musu.com $3,000 hydrocity.com $2,000
modmedia.com $2,999 zipfitness.com $2,000
speedcopy.com $2,888  

In additional sales at Moniker.com, KinkySpace.com spawned $4,649 and HangoverHeaven.com downed $2,300. Three others; KeepSee.com, MartialArtsDVD.com and TheDeck.com sold for $2,099 apiece while DevotedHosting.com clicked for $2,050


 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country code category produced a quintet of five-figure sales this week, all oh which made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw earlier. Those, of course, also rank as the five biggest sales on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart (led by Austrian ccTLD Tracker.at at $22,320). The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #6 Korsetter.se ("corsets" in Swedish), a name that sold through MissDomain.com for $9,643

Sedo and BliXem Internet team up to sell #7 Folders.eu for $6,450. That gave Sedo a hand in 17 of the 20 chart entries. Nothing new there - Sedo always dominates the ccTLD category. 

Just as Sedo is the strongest country code venue, Germany's .de is, more often than not, the most popular extension on our weekly chart. That was the case against this week with .de claiming seven chart positions. The European Union's .eu was next with five. 

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending August 15:


Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 9, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 15, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 18, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tracker.at €18,000 = $22,320 Sedo
2. Handwerkerfinden.de €13,090 = $16,886 Sedo
Room.eu €10,750 = $13,868 BliXem Internet
Rooms.eu €10,750 = $13,868 BliXem Internet
5. OLX.co.uk £7,050 = $10,998 Sedo
6. Korsetter.se €7,475 = $9,643 MissDomain
7. Folders.eu €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo/BliXem
8. Gosmann.de €4,760 = $6,140 Sedo
9. Zurecht.de €4,444 = $5,733 Sedo
LiveMusic.ch €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
Thies-Online.de €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo

ACI.eu €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
Acties.be €3,500 = $4,515 Sedo
14. CoolShop.de €3,300 = $4,257 Sedo
15. CASC.eu €3,200 = $4,128 Sedo
16. ScienceDaily.pl $3,890 Sedo
17. Babyschlafsack.de €2,850 = $3,677 Sedo
18. ILM.ru $3,500 Sedo
19. GoldCard.de €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
20. WeddingDirect.co.uk $3,200 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart. Sedo had the highest of those with EDGroup.co.uk at $3,120. An IDN, Ausrüstung.de delivered $2,580 as did EuroShopping.be. Fiction.al (representing Albania's seldom seen .al extension) added $2,340 and OrganicXSeeds.com sprouted $2,129

Sedo had 42 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,935 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,935
biometria.es $1,935   moveinch $1,290
kunst-speicher.de $1,935 movie-box.ch $1,290
moebeltresor.de $1,935 webcreations.de $1,290
stonepanel.de $1,935 z.cx $1,290
tuinmeubelenshop.nl $1,935 unwetterzenrale.de $1,284
videomikroskope.de $1,935 uncs.de $1,277
mails.in $1,900 sparkle.tv $1,232
betclick.es $1,806 admanagement.de $1,228
tagesgeldkonto-vergleich.de $1,548 ebewertung.de $1,226
webname.ch $1,548 lebensberaterinnen.de $1,226
feinsilber.de $1,535 wettwr.de $1,224
hand-aufs-herz.de $1,535 credex.us $1,200
bestonlinecasino.org.uk $1,500 dive.in $1,161
crowdsourcing.in $1,500 prime.at $1,161
onlinecasino.cx $1,499 shi.fr $1,161
puertorico.us $1,400 umschuldung.eu $1,161
rooms.in $1,380 yola.de $1,161
group.in $1,300 huta.de $1,160
aziendaonline.it $1,290 ampera.eu $1,032
headshop.at $1,290 starmovie.de $1,019
kot.ch $1,290 diplomas.co.za $1,000

At NetFleet.com.au, XS.com.au (Australian ccTLD) sold for $2,925, Octane.com.au added $1,305 and Janssen.com.au yielded $1,161

In a private sale, Beads.us went to a Chinese bead supplier for $2,700

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 gTLD category was dominated by one sale this week - Lottery.net for $220,000 at Sedo. That was the only non .com gTLD to sell for more than $10,000. That left MLF.org in the #2 spot on our Global Contenders Top 20 Chart at $9,888, followed by #3 LegalForms.net at $9,500 and #4 Offshore.info at $6,451. Sedo accounted for all of those sales as well and went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries.  

The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, taking three places, led by #8 Liberi.org at $3,500

Sedo's list included #5 Europe.biz at $5,000. That was one of two .biz domains on the elite list, joining #18 Antarctica.biz ($1,935). .Info also had two entries; the aforementioned Offshore.info and #15 Bakers.info at $2,332. Both extensions trailed the usual chart leader, .net, which won again with 11 representatives on the chart. The .orgs were next with five. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 15:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 9, 2010 - Sun. Aug. 15, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 18, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Lottery.net $220,000 Sedo
2. MLF.org $9,888 Sedo
3. LegalForms.net $9,500 Sedo
4. Offshore.info €5,001 = $6,451 Sedo
5. Europe.biz €5,000 = $6,450 Pvt Sale
6. Autoversicherungsvergleich.org €4,600 = $5,934 Sedo
7. PlusSize.net $4,000 Sedo
8. Liberi.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
Facelifting.net $3,000 Sedo
MesotheliomaTreatment.net $2,788 Sedo

11. Indonesien.net €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
12. OnlineBroker.org €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
13. ITConcepts.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
14. MesotheliomaPrognosis.org $2,350 Sedo
15. Bakers.info £1,495 = $2,332 Sedo
16. AmericanCarpet.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
17. Telefonanlage.net €1,550 = $2,000 Sedo
18. Antarctica.biz €1,500 = $1,935 Sedo
19. Wohnungmieten.net €1,500 = $1,935 Sedo
20. Westerland.net €1,450 = $1,871 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were more four-figure GC sales just off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the majority of those. Their list included Cannabiz.net ($1,700), ClimatePredictions.org ($1,620), Wanduhren.org ($1,548) and Persee.org ($1,520)

Sedo had 16 more GC sales ranging frong $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
mobileappreviews.org $1,500   dedicatedtv.net $1,122
rivercruises.org $1,500 imoveis.org $1,100
magnettafel.net $1,433 jimsonline.net $1,099
funfacts.net $1,388 ppe.org $1,050
expireddomains.net $1,378 affäre.net $1,002
shunwang.net $1,290 creditcardlogos.net $1,000
zigarren.org $1,290 creditcardreviews.org $1,000
onlineassociatesdegree.net $1,284 furthermore.info $1,000

At the AfternicDLS Safecom.net drew $1,700, ECA.biz banked $1,677, Scaglia.net nailed $1,500 and GayForum.org gathered $1,454.

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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