Week for Domain Sales With Enough Notable Sales to Fill TWO Top 20
It was another solid week for the
domain aftermarket led by a six-figure sale and enough in the
five-figure range to fill two Top 20 sales charts. Sedo's$112,000 sale of Ahha.com set the pace with a nice
one-word Spanish language .com - Resultados.com - taking the #2
spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 leader board. Alan
sold the latter name for $80,000 on the DomainNameSales.com
The week's biggest ccTLD sale, W.to
at $53,000 via Sedo, claimed the #3 position. .To is
the country code for Tonga. Rounding out the top five were FitnessGuru.com
($45,000 at the the AfternicDLS)
and Zimbabwe.com ($42,500 at Sedo).
After taking three of the top five chart
entries, Sedo went on to pile up seven places overall. Frank
Schilling's DomainNameSales.com was right behind, having a hand
in six charted sales including #6 WinterBoots.com at $36,000.
also used their platform to sell #7 BlackHearts.com for $33,000.
Sedo's roster included the only two non .com gTLDs on the
Big Board; #8 Apps.net at $30,607 and #13 (tie) Bangkok.net
at $25,000. The ccTLDs were also limited to two spots with
the aforementioned W.to joined by #18 Farmacia.tv, a name
assisted by Jeff Overman, sold for $20,000.
.Coms swept 16 of the 20 chart entries with the
AfternicDLS ringing up four of those, including a second top ten
entry with #9 (tie) Mara.com at $28,000. Chart honors
also went to Brett Robbins, a specialist in domains with
number 4 prefixes, who sold #12 4Finance.com for $26,000
and to UpMarketDNs.com
who moved a three-digit numeric domain, #19 061.com, for
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 13:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 7, 2012 - Sun. May 13, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 16, 2012
€24,100 = $30,607
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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There were 19 more five-figure sales just off
the chart with Sedo accounting for a dozen of those including ActionFigure.com
($17,000), Denim-Shop.com ($15,558) and ImprentaOnline.es
($14,986). Insure.it added $13,250 while Mopo.com
and KO.net kicked in $12,000 each. Ruletka.pl
posted $11,430, GO2.de delivered $11,335 and
AllThingsI.com captured $10,700. XEE.com drew $10,510
and two others; MessageMe.com and Hobby.tv tuned in $10,000
The AfternicDLS banked $14,500 for InstantCapital.com
brought $11,500 and PrivatePension.com produced $11,000.
Elsewhere, MostWantedDomains.com made $15,000 from
ManOfTheWorld.com and $10,000 from NaturalDifference.com
while DomainNameSales.com secured $13,000 from KneeArthroscopy.com
and $10,250 from SkillPill.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with EEVA.com at $8,888 and LifeIssues.com
at $8,800. DCExperience.com and DiscoveryGames.com
added $7,500 each while Visionet.com and CleverFox.com
clicked for $6,500 apiece.
Embly.com and Sensacion.com sold for
$6,400 each while another pair; InterMall.com and MilitaryClothes.com
commanded $6,000 apiece. Kumy.com cornered $5,400
and APGE.com corralled $5,088.
The AfternicDLS had 100 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
The AfternicDLS also helped YummyNames
sell SoundTribe.com for $2,000.
Back at Sedo Unwall.com went for $7,900,
BrandtOne.com brought $7,620 and R4E.com
fetched $7,500. Mobile-Hotspot.com connected for $6,287,
GPSWatch.com detected $6,000 and FastCapital.com
A seven-name logjam followed with 1Cake.com,
BodyKey.com, Dixon-Agency.com, Esume.com, Meupet.com,
RedChapter.com and TheProteinBar.com booking $5,000
Sedo had 38 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,950 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,950
At DomainNameSales the hit list included Donizetti.com
($7,000) and TotemPoll.com ($6,000) along with FashionSisters.com
and ICashLoans.com at $5,000 each. MuseumPro.com
provided another $3,000.
DomainAdvisors.com used the DomainNameSales
platform to move FinancialMedia.com and Voozy.com
for $6,000 apiece and SarasotaWebDesign.com for $4,000.
Elsewhere, Mark Hershiser sold
TripHop.com for $3,500 in a private
TheccTLDs turned in yet another
strong week led by seven solid five-figure sales, including W.to
at $53,000 via Sedo, a sale that rank's among the 10 biggest
country code transactions reported year
to date. We noted all of the five-figure sales in the
all extension section above, so the biggest sale you haven't yet
seen in this category is #8 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart
- GiftCardExchange.ca at $6,700 through the
Sedo swept 21 of the 23 chart entries (the extra
spots resulted from a four-way tie for the final opening) including
the two that rounded out the top ten; CosmeticDentist.org.uk
and ShopIt.co.uk, a pair of names that tied for #9 at $6,360
Germany's .de won the extension race with six
chart entries. Great Britain's .uk andItaly's
.it were next with three each. .TV (Tuvalu) and .es
(Spain) each had two with six other countries each claiming one
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, May 13:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. May 7, 2012 - Sun. May
13, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 16, 2012
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo piling up the vast
majority of those including Planetario.es at $3,556
and four others at $3,175 apiece; Home24.gr, Oval.nl,
Sardinia.co and Schmuckgalerie.at.
Carteanniversaire.fr added $3,048.
Sedo had 42 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $3,000
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,000
a half dozen Australian ccTLDs in this range including DuctCleaning.com.au($2,656), Shares.net.au ($1,268) and KidsSwimwear.com.au
($1,218). HospitalityJobs.com.au and ShareTrading.net.au
added $1,162 each and Helmets.com.au yielded $1,111.
Elsewhere, The AfternicDLS sold TruckAccident.us
for $2,000, OwnThisDomain.co.uk
picked up $1,908 for InfinityPools.co.uk and DomainLore.co.uk
moved MassageParlours.co.uk for $1,193.
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.
While the non .com gTLDs were limited to
three five-figure sales this week, one of those ranked among the
year's ten biggest in this category and another among the 15 best.
Those were Apps.net at $30,607 and Bangkok.net
at $25,000. Those two Sedo sales lead our new Non
.Com gTLD Top 20 Chart, followed by KO.net ($12,000) and SummerCamp.net
($5,500). Those gave both Sedo and .net a sweep of the
first four slots.
.Org got into the game with a pair of sales
at the AfternicDLS, #5 Cbit.org at $5,000 and #6 Creatives.org
at $4,188. The .nets wound up taking 9 of the 20
chart entries. The .orgs followed with seven while .biz
and .info took two apiece.
Sedo won the race among venues, piling up 15 chart
entries in one of their best performances of the year in this
category. They reported total sales across all extensions of more
than $2 million this week.
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 13:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
7, 2012 - Sun. May 13, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 16, 2012
There were several more four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale
of CarriageTrade.net at $1,950. They added $1,831
for ENCS.net and $1,588 for CareerConsulting.org.
The AfternicDLS had 17 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,388. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,388
The AfternicDLS also helped YummyNames sell Enlightenment.info
Back at Sedo VIE.org drew $1,905, MobileInsurance.net
made $1,500 and BuffaloBayouPark.org produced $1,250.
CosmeticDentist.info drilled $1,246, Heilpraktikerberlin.org
deposited $1,200, Buy.pro banked $1,010 and X-mas.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
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.