$50,000+ Sales Give Moniker/SnapNames Top Spots on This Week's
Domain Sales Chart
After a quartet of six-figure saleslast
week none broke free of five-figure gravity this week
but there were more solid sales in that range than usual - almost
enough to fill two Top 20 charts. Moniker/SnapNames
led the charge, sweeping the first five spots on our latest all
extension leader board with a quintet fronted by QuoteBaby.com
Rounding out their fab five were Edens.com
at $70,000, a pair of names at $60,000 each (eMedia.com
and Write.com) and FijiIslands.com at $58,830.
Moniker/SnapNames put three more names on the second half of the
elite list to finish with eight charted domains, more than any other
also had a nice outing, placing four geodomains among the week's top
ten reported sales. Blackburn.com, Leicester.com, Ulster.com
and Wolverhampton.com went for $25,000 apiece there to
tie for #7 on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.
took control on the second half of the Big Board, piling up five of
the final ten entries with a roster led by #11 Academi.com at
$24,208. Sedo also accounted for the only ccTLD on
this week's chart; #13 Done.co.uk at $23,000. The non
.com gTLDs were also limited to one chart entry, that being the
Moniker/SnapNames sale of #19 PolarBear.org at $17,825.
The only other venue with multiple chart entries was GoDaddyAuctions.
They hit the daily double with #6 2800.com at $30,000
and #16 InspiredGiving.com at $20,000. NameJet
also earned chart honors with #15 Sora.com at $21,300.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011
€17,800 = $24,208
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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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There were 18 more five-figure sales off the
chart led by a pair of $17,500 sales. Trademark Unlimited sold
Bridge.co.za for that sum in a private transaction while Sedo
moved HappyShop.com for the same amount. Sedo had six more at
this level including NewCompany.com ($16,320), Etudiants.com
($15,640) and KPI.com ($15,075). Comparable.com
added $15,000, HCT.com tallied $13,000 and CBonds.com
earned $10,000. At the AfternicDLSStrapless.com attracted $16,000 while StarBright.com
GoDaddyAuctions piled up six more sales in this range
led by HealthQuest.org ($13,000),
AutomatedScoring.com ($12,000) and VacationFinder.com ($11,900).
They sold three others; AbleBank.com, iWellness.com and JoinUp.com
for $10,000 each. Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames banked $13,150
for NightOwl.com and NameJet notched $11,100 for Jiuzhuang.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
Moniker/SnapNames led the four-figure .com
supporting cast with OYeah.com at $9,760. PregnancyForum.com
provided $8,750, Bangdan.com brought $7,002
and StartHub.com hauled in $6,500. BlackTomato.com
tacked on $5,500, Alright.com returned $4,400
and Gamevicio.com gained $4,000.
Also at Moniker/SnapNames, Xinbo.com zipped
up $3,901, SmokeSignals.com drew $3,521 and
Chillen.com chalked up $3,500. KeyRun.com
rang up $3,268, Ododoc.com delivered $2,500
and UsedStuff.com stacked up $2,350. YellowNet.com
yielded $2,100, FlaglerCounty.com clicked for $2,053
and Mingbao.com bagged $2,000.
Back at Sedo Shopfitters.com shouldered $9,540,
Latt.com landed $8,500 and ContentLocker.com
secured $8,000. AffiliateTraffic.com attracted
$7,155 while Euroestudios.com and Xeptor.com
deposited $6,800 each.
i60.com sold for $6,750, UKProperty.com
produced $6,556 and MSX.com captured $6,100.
GoPhone.com fetched $6,000, Citibet.com
booked $5,508, BeautyWrap.com reaped $5,500
and ChinaLighting.com lit up $5,168.
Sedo had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
At NameJet, CWW.com commanded $9,100,
UTT.com tallied $8,600 and eShield.com
eclipsed $8,400. Shige.com cleared $8,015, PetZone.com
penned in $7,601 and GiftsOnline.com greeted $7,300.
WebWriter.com went for $6,100, Cryogen.com
cracked $5,600 and STDTest.com revealed $4,804.
Blindfolds.com and Conformer.com found $4,100
apiece and Everstone.com corralled $4,066.
NameJet had 23 more four-figure .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,800 that are listed in the table
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,800
At the AfternicDLS ProChallenge.com chipped in $8,343,
DAM.com cornered $6,500 and LaptopKeyboards.com
connected for $5,500. Four others; FabSolutions.com, KCBBG.com,
PoolTableFelt.com and WOYP.com posted $5,000 each.
TapInc.com took in $4,688, SwissJobs.com
clocked in at $4,588 and GameDayTickets.com dispensed $4,500.
DowntownCasino.com raked in $4,488 and EcoCleanse.com
scrubbed up $4,388.
The AfternicDLS had 73 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At UpmarketDNS.com StokeOnTrent.com and HomeCounties.com
changed hands for $7,000 each while six others; Dunstable.com,
ForestOfDean.com, HerneBay.com, Pennines.com,
Runcorn.com and SouthendonSea.com went for
sold LuxeTravel.com for $5,000 while YummyNames
teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Taberna.com ($2,839)
and IRDI.com ($2,800).
Done.co.uk, theonly ccTLD to
make the all extension Top 20 chart you saw above, leads this week's
Country Code Top 20 Chart with that $23,000 sale we
told you about at Sedo. A nice South African ccTLD sale - Bridge.co.za
at $17,500 in a private transaction - claimed the #2 spot
with iDate.de rounding out the first three with an $8,160
sale at Sedo.
Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 21 chart entries
(the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). Their
roster included #4 Stock.tv at $7,500 and a pair of
names that tied for #5; Elternwissen.de and Tweak.co.uk at
helped break up the Sedo monopoly with their sale of #17 Injury-Lawyers.co.uk
at $3,341. .UK domains wound up taking five places on
the elite list - one less than Germany's popular .de extension.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending November 6:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 - Sun. Nov.
6, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all
of those. They banked $2,992 for Shift.fr, $2,856 for
Restaurant-Pass.de and $2,720 each for Pingu.ch
Sedo had 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,020 to $2,448
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,448
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.
After a horrid week last week (with all
sales falling below $5,000), the non .com gTLDs bounced back
this week with a pair of five-figure sales that lead our new Top
20 Chart for this category. Those were PolarBear.org,
sold for $17,825 at Moniker/SnapNames, and HealthQuest.org
at $13,000 via GoDaddyAuctions.
The #3 slot went to Sedo for HotelReservation.net
at $9,500 and the AfternicDLS rounded out the first four with
Stonegate.net at $9,000. The AfternicDLS went on to
claim seven chart entries, more than any other venue.
The .nets won the race among extensions
claiming 12 places on the elite list with .orgs taking the
remaining eight. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending November. 6:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct.
31, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 6, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 9, 2011
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the Moniker/SnapNames
sale of RealEstateBrokers.net at $2,219. They also
sold WCTRS.org for $2,001 and FiberOptic.net
Back at the AfternicDLS Bizmatch.net notched $2,188,
AdventureTV.net tuned in $2,000 and BusinessMBA.org
The AfternicDLS had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD
sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,758 that are listed in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,758
At Sedo Roben.net returned $2,040, an IDN
- Kopfhörer.net - drew $2,039 and two others; NCRE.org
and Statt.net dispensed $2,000 each.
Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,768 that are listed in the
Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,768
At NameJet the winners included Hi5.net ($1,500),
FCP.org ($1,412) and NPD.net ($1,409). Rank.info reeled
in $1,210 and TNB.net buttoned up $1,105.
Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to
sell Orca.org for $1,901.
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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