Trio of Six-Figure Sales Sets the Pace in Another Busy Week for the
Domain buyers were out in force
this past week, ringing up more than two dozen reported sales at
five figures or more. Three of those cracked the six-figure mark,
led by a pair of sales at GoDaddyAuctions
- #1 PokerBonus.com at $110,508 and #2 Lela.com
at $100,463. The Toby
Clements Newsletter completed the six-figure triumvirate
with SideEffects.com at $100,000. That domain had been
acquired in a private sale last March for just $40,000. That kind of
ROI is bound to make this a Merry Christmas for the
produced four of the top ten sales and wound up with six places on
the Big Board, tying GoDaddyAuctions for the most charted domains.
The Sedo roster was led by #4 LiveCloud.com at $92,000.
Rounding out the top five was Orangefield.com
at $75,000. That was one of three domains, totaling $113,000,
sold by Denver investor Brian Wick this week. All
three earned places on the elite list, including #10 RunningOutlet.com
at $25,000 and #16 (tie) KitchenInc.com at $13,000.
There were a lot of interesting twists and turns in the
Orangefield.com negotiations. Wick said the buyer's opening offer was
just $3,000. He countered at $75,000. The buyer told him he would
never get even 10% of what he was asking. Wick told them,
"Maybe not, but that doesn't mean I have to sell it!"
went back in forth with the buyer steadily increasing their offer.
At one point Wick came down to $60,000 but when the buyer changed
tactics and threatened to try to take the domain through a UDRP,
Wick, refusing to be bullied and knowing he was on solid legal
ground, called their bluff and made them pay for it by
returning to his original $75,000 price. He refused to budge from
that point on and they wound up paying the full price. In the
end, Wick said both parties wound up happy (though I have to feel
his smile was bit broader than theirs).
In another private sale, Richard Prill of Domainiacs.com
sold #14 (tie) YouBetPoker.com for $14,000 to the
company that runs Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.
The .coms had a dominating performance this week,
sweeping 18 of the 20 places on the leader board. Only one ccTLD
and one non .com gTLD managed to break up the .com
monopoly. The country code sale was one of the year's 20 best in
that category. That was #6 Krant.nl (a term that refers
to a periodical, like a magazine or newspaper, in Dutch). Sedo sold
the domain for $46,900. The lone non .com gTLD entry was #14
(tie) Corporation.net, a name that Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com
sold for $14,000.
Also earning chart honors this week were the AfternicDLS
with a pair of Top 20 sales and HuntingMoon.com
with one. Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 4, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011
Krant.nl ("magazine" in Dutch)
€35,000 = $46,900
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
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There were eight more five-figure sales just off
the chart with Sedo accounting for five of those; BanqueEnligne.com
($12,060), AudioBox.com ($12,000), Talko.com
($10,050) and a pair at $10,000 each - AllRates.com
The AfternicDLS sold Shapewear.co.uk for $12,265
and GoldenPoint.com for $11,850 and
GoDaddyAuctions.com moved Boomeranger.com for $10,046.
.Com Supporting Cast
The four-figure .com supporting cast was led by
GoDaddyAuctions' $9,795 sale of AmericanFarms.com.
They also sold ComponentSearch.com and Ridefox.com
for $9,042 each and added $8,841 for MirrorPics.com.
just missed the five figure mark with Aera.com at $9,700.
They also sold ERX.com for $7,100 and ESIC.com for
At Sedo SubscriptionEconomy.com captured $9,500
while Lexcorp.com and GreenTarget.com hit $9,000
apiece. MCams.com clicked for $6,700, Bluedio.com
brought $5,360 and six others were in a logjam at $5,000
each. That group included Brilia.com, FTP2.com,
IncreaseSpermVolume.com, Oogoo.com, Prodject.com
Sedo had 28 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,899 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,899
Back at the AfternicDLS XLPlay.com
plucked $9,130, TheSafeChoice.com chalked up $6,400
and NNQ.com kicked in $6,251. GreenerEveryday.com
grossed $6,160 while SiteReviews.com and ViewYou.com
yielded $6,000 each.
The AfternicDLS had 93 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,088 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
At Moniker/SnapNamesXNS.com closed at $6,500, Acorne.com
cracked $5,149 and Maslabel.com landed $3,500.
MobileStudio.com distributed $3,000 while BankOfMo.com
and Women2.com went for $2,000 apiece.
At NoktaDomainsAnoni.com nabbed $6,500, Z7S.com cornered $5,929
and DataDestruction.com devoured $5,500. TravelScandinavia.com
scooped up $4,500, HostalesBaratos.com booked $3,475,
Kreditkartekostenlos.com clicked for $3,000 and RibbonStickers.com
adhered to $2,575.
At YummyNamesFreshMoves.com made $3,000. They also teamed up
with the AfternicDLS to sell CalibrationExpert.com ($2,477)
and SilkStory.com ($2,000) and with GoDaddyAuctions to
move ConservationCorporation.com for $2,077.
Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com rang up $2,000
A pair of five-figure sales led the charge
for the ccTLDs this week. Krant.nl ("magazine in
Dutch) at $46,900 and Shapewear.co.uk at $12,265
fill the top two spots on our latest Country Code Top 20 Sales
Chart. Sedo handled the Krant.nl sale while the AfternicDLS
logged the latter.
Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries
including #3 Archetypes.me at $8,000. NoktaDomains was
the only venue to ring up multiple chart entries. They
hit the trifecta with a trio led by #4 AutoBulbs.co.uk at
$7,887. Rounding out the first five is MyWebsite.co.uk,
a name that changed hands at Sedo for $7,772.
In a nice .TV sale on the top half of the
leader board, Vito fromDomainSales.tvsold #7 Concrete.tv through Sedo for $6,500. NetFleet.com.auwas one of the few that broke Sedo's stranglehold on the chart.
The scored with #11 Black.com.au at $5,001.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending December 4:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 - Sun. Dec.
4, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those including KitchenDesign.co.uk at $3,132
and Decoration.gr at $3,082. Wirtschaftsberater.de
delivered $3,015 and an IDN, Restaurantführer.de,
Sedo had 37 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,680
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,680
Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold CCI.us for
$2,500, Autogott.de for $1,650 and ProBoxing.us
for $1,200. NetFleet.com.au moved Velocity.com.au ($2,302),
EG.com.au ($2,001) and BuildingInspection.com.au ($1,524).
got $2,200 for UKPaydayLoans.co.uk and NoktaDomains
deposited $2,000 for PrivateHouseSaales.co.uk.
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.
Like the ccTLDs, the non .com
gTLDs were led by a pair of five-figure sales this week; #1 Corporation.net
($14,000 at DomainMarket.com) and #2 Philanthropy.net
($10,000 at Sedo). Sedo had four of the top six entries
on our new Non .com gTD Top 20
Chart, scoring with a group including #3 Notaire.org at $6,432.
The AfternicDLS staged a late rally to tie Sedo for
the most chart entries overall as each wound up with eight places.
Heading Afternic's roster was #6 Capitalists.org at $4,788.
One other venue, Moniker/SnapNames, also had multiple chart entries.
They scored twice with #10 EastGame.net ($3,209) and #14
The .nets easily won the race among extensions,
sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries. .Org claimed the
remaining five. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending December 4:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
28, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 4, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 7, 2011
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by The AfternicDLS sale
of Dreambuilder.org for $1,988. They also sold
JetShop.net ($1,888), VCHS.net ($1,822) and
The AfternicDLS had 27 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,788. Those are all listed in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,788
At NameJet Basketballs.org swished $1,950, Backups.org
banked $1,619, SBM.net nailed $1,550 and TAJ.org
Back at Sedo the winners included Degree-Online.net
($1,876), Inove.net ($1,735) and GDI.info ($1,675).
Mention.net made $1,599, FancyDress.org
donned $1,567 and Media24.net found $1,206.
Uhrmacher.info feasted on $1,045 while
CheapestTextbooks.org and FFLLicense.org levied $1,000
At Moniker/SnapNames JoyceMeyers.org sold for $1,750
and ClarusInitiative.org clicked for $1,265.
Meanwhile NoktaDomains picked up $1,400 for WirelessHomeSecurity.net.
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
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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
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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
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