$90,000 .Com and Eight ccTLDs Share the Spotlight on This Week's
Domain Sales Chart
If variety is the spice of life the
past week was a very spicy one for the domain aftermarket as seven
different TLDs earned places on our new all extension Top 20
Sales Chart. As is usually the case, the top spot went to a
.com with this week's leader being Constant.com, a name
that changed hands through the AfternicDLS
The .coms went on to take 10 of the top 20
chart entries, but non .com domains took just as many with
most of the credit for that going to the ccTLDs that
rang up 8 of the 20 biggest sales. The country card charge was
led by a fab pair of domains at Sedo
- literally fab domains - #2 Fab.de at $50,000
and #3 Fab.eu at $46,900.
Five of those nine ccTLD sales were
produced by Germany's popular .de extension. The other three were divided between the European Union (.eu), Sweden (.se)
and Canada (.ca).
Sedo accounted for all but two of the
country code sales. The exceptions were MissDomain.com's$27,808 sale of #6 Maskerad.se ("masquerade"
in Swedish) and the $8,725 sale of #19 SportsbookReview.ca
Sedo wound up sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries overall with a
roster than included #4 Games24.com at $35,510 and #5 Imigration.com
at $35,000. They also had the only two non .com gTLD sales on
the Big Board, #8 CEM.org at $18,000 and #17 HA.net at $9,000.
The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart
entries. They hit the daily double, pairing the week's biggest
sale (Constant.com) with #14 FloridaCancer.com at $10,500.
Chart honors also went to one private sale in which Maz Ghani
of Pizzerias.com sold #18 RRZ.com for $9,000.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 23, 2011
€35,000 = $46,900
€26,500 = $35,510
€20,752 = $27,808
€11,000 = $14,740
€10,099 = $13,533
€8,830 = $11,832
€6,500 = $8,710
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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The AfternicDLS led the four-figure.com supporting
cast with JobPort.com at $8,500 and also scored
with RedRanch.com ($8,000) and two other at $7,000
each; 24Insurance.com and SegurosMedicos.com.
ModernAuto.com added $6,977 while InfoConnect.com
and TrainingPlus.com kicked in $5,500 apiece. Four
others; Blogue.com, GiveItUp.com, Sortation.com
and SocialSecurityOnline.com landed $5,000 each. FinancialDaily.com
fetched $4,995 and FixTime.com tacked on $4,700.
The AfternicDLS had 110 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
Back at Sedo Taner.com tallied $8,040,
CyprusHotel.com booked $6,975 and Vertrieb.com
drew $6,834. CoHost.com hauled in $6,500, OneTabletPerChild.com
chalked up $6,000 and ProBoxing.com punched out $5,500.
GOQ.com corralled $5,494, Eiva.com
captured $5,425 and five others; 4TA.com, iTattoo.com,
LearningsPark.com, MakeReal.com and PlaySoft.com
sold for $5,000 each. Palico.com provided another $4,690.
Sedo had 36 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,010 - $4,500
At Moniker/SnapNames CloudBeam.com
brought $5,174 while FormLabs.com and FreshCreativeFoods.com
served up $2,500 each. GranStudio.com grabbed $2,250
and VIPZ.com clicked for $2,030.
It was another solid week for the country codes
led by two of the year's 20 biggest sales in this category - Fab.
de ($50,000) and Fab. eu ($46,900), both through Sedo.
You saw the top seven sales on this week's Country Code Top 20
Chart in the all extension section above, so the biggest ccTLD
sale you haven't seen yet is #8 Wimp.de at $8,710 via
Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries.
The few exceptions included a pair of South American game-related
domains that changed hands in private transactions. César Gabriel
Gallego bought (#9 tie) JuegosGratis.com.ar (an Argentine
domain that means "free games" in Spanish) for $7,000
and Gustavo Volcan
sold #13 JogosDoMario.com.br (a Brazilian domain than means
"Mario Games" in Portuguese) for $5,500.
Germany's .de extension had the most chart entries
(by far) piling up 8 charted domains. The only other extensions with
multiple chart entries were Montenegro's
.me with three and Sweden's .se with two.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending November 20:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 - Sun. Nov.
20, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 23, 2011
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those. Their list included Ink.me and Refco.co.uk at $3,875
each as well as Peel.me at $3,417.
Sedo had 46 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $3,000
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
The lone five-figure sale in the non .com
gTLD category, CEM.org at $18,000 via Sedo, leads
that group's Top 20 Chart this week. That domain and #2 HA.net both
made the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this
report. The biggest non .com gTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #3 Borsa.net
at $8,400. Sedo handled that sale and went on to sweep 14 of
the 20 chart entries.
The other six places all went to the AfternicDLS.
Their roster included #4 BTM.net at $6,525 and #5 CubCadet.net
In the race among extensions, .net won going
away with 12 charted domains. .Org was next with six and .info
claimed two places. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending November 20:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
14, 2011 - Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 23, 2011
There were more than two dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $1,850 sale
of Osteopathe.org. They also moved Kindergeld.info
($1,674), BirthdayWishes.net ($1,650) and Timbers.net
Two others; Mido.net and Rebate.mobi
returned $1,340 each while Owarai.info found $1,240,
EventPhotographers.org snapped $1,150, Integrativemedizin.net
notched $1,059 and L-Carnitine.net nabbed $1,030.
Back at the AfternicDLS Klikk.net and DentalSaver.net
drilled $1,800 each, LiveHappy.org celebrated $1,745
and ModernDesigns.net attracted $1,600. BeGenerous.org
and Wigs.info went for $1,488 apiece and
TheQuad.net banked $1,388.
TheGuild.net generated $1,300, PhoneMarketing.org
dialed up $1,288 and TailorMade.net sewed up $1,250.
ChristianCards.net crested at $1,200, LocalMovers.org
unloaded $1,170, BusinessConsultant.net billed $1,069
and RootBox.net rang up $1,000.
At Moniker/SnapNames OvulationSymptoms.org
sold for $1,850 and HealthChoices.org chipped in $1,151.
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 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.