Clements Closes One of the Year's Three Biggest Domain Sales to
Headline This Week's Aftermarket Action
Toby Clements sells a lot of
domains through his popular newsletter
but he really outdid himself this past week when he rung up one of
the three biggest sales reported so
far in 2012. He did it by brokering the $325,000
sale of BJ.com to Swiss company Finlead AG.
That sale comes on the heels of another
two-letter .com blockbuster the previous
week when DomainAdvisors.com
sold FO.com for $245,000. Super short .coms never go
out of style, as evidenced by the fact that three of this year's
five biggest sales have been 2-character domains (with 60.com
at $310,000 joining BJ.com and FO.com in that select
took the next two spots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales
Chart as well as a share of fifth place. #2 BusinessReviews.com
led the charge for them at $58,000 with #3 Looker.com
right behind at $50,000. Their sale of Temi.com at
$30,000 tied the DomainNameSales.com
sale of Carus.com for #5 following another
DomainNameSales win with #4 SurvivalKit.com at $35,000.
GoDaddyAuctions went on to pile up 11 of the 20 chart entries
including 6 of the top 10. The only
other venues with multiple chart entries were DomainNameSales and Sedo.com
who staked out five spots on the elite list. #10 Sell.it
(Italian ccTLD) set the pace for Sedo at $25,000.
Sell.it is one of four country code
domains on the Big Board. GoDaddy Auctions has the highest one with
#9 Hugg.me at $25,001. Another member of the ccTLD
quartet is #18 Cardio.tv at $13,000 in a sale made by Blue
String Ventures with the assistance of Jeff Overman,
The non .com gTLDs had to settle
for one place on the elite list. That went to #12 (tie) Studio.org
at $20,000 via Sedo. That is the second time that domain has
been sold in the past three months. In March it changed hands for $6,327
(also at Sedo), giving that buyer a great ROI after flipping the
domain for three times as much in this week's transaction.
With the .coms again dominating with
the 20 chart entries, here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, June 3:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 28, 2012 - Sun. June 3, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012
Toby Clements Newsletter
€20,000 = $25,000
Blue String Ventures/
€9,500 = $11,875
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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If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
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There was seven more five-figure sales just
off the chart with Sedo accounting for five of those including a pair of names at $10,500 each - Easy.co
and NetApps.com. They sold three more; Crooz.com, Emotion.me
and SmartSmoke.com for $10,000 apiece.
also banked $10,000 each for Competencies.com and WordLink.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
Sedo led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with NCSG.com at $9,000.
Ipinion.com added $8,525, LuckyDucky.com
landed $8,500 and FreeGamesDownload.com captured $8,125.
Songkhla.com and Tila.com tacked on $7,000 each
while StreamCloud.com cleared $6,500 and CDZ.com
MobileConcierge.com and OnlinePrintShop.com
produced $6,250 apiece. Deposito.com clicked for $6,100,
Sejours.com commanded $5,438 and CBill.com
brought $5,035. Sedo had 26 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
Back at the AfternicDLS DeliciousRewards.com
returned $7,000, FloridaGas.com ignited $6,400
and ShootingGallery.com gunned down $6,000.
DigiFan.com fetched $5,788, CampusDaily.com
posted $5,000 and CSGP.com provided $4,788.
Satosfeito.com found $4,500, RavenStone.com
raked in $4,320 and Medicalintelligence.com
dispensed $4,188. CashWhiz.com deposited $3,800,
AboutSolarPanels.com delivered $3,788 and PhotoWizards.com
went for $3,710.
The AfternicDLS had 52 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $3,588 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,588
The AfternicDLS also helped YummyNames
sell PermeablePavement.com for $2,677 and YummyNames
sold LibertyApplicance.com for $2,589 on their
sold LebanonTV.com for $8,750 and LebanonTravel.com
for $3,000 while DomainNameSales.com moved CoolFront.com
The country codes had their usual strong
outing with the 6 five-figure sales we noted in the all extension
section above. Those six fill the first half dozen slots on our our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart.
The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is
Sedo's sale of #7 Energie.eu at $8,438.
Sedo went on to pile up 15 of the 20 chart entries
with eight top ten domains including #8 ForSale.us at $6,725.
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. That company,
led by Ilze Kaulins, hit the trifecta with three Canadian
domains led by #14 Parker.ca at $5,376.
.de led the
TLD race with six chart entries followed by the three for Canada's
.ca. Montenegro's .me and the European Union's .eu
had two apiece with the remaining seven positions divided between
seven different extensions.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, June 3:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. May 28, 2012 - Sun. June
3, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
lion's share of those with a supplemental list led by Galeriazamek.pl
at $3,844. All-Tickets.it added $3,750 while
two others; Filter.me and SecurityManagement.de
clicked for $3,500 each. Another pair (both French domains); 356.fr
and Scarlett.fr scared up $3,125 apiece.
Sedo had 43 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
sold a trio of Australian ccTLDs; LawyerSearch.com.au ($3,812),
BestCreditCardDeals.com.au ($3,437) and CreditCardsBalanceTransfer.com.au
($1,019) while ExcellentDomains.ca rang up another Canadian
ccTLD sale with KLE.ca at $3,584.
For the second week in a row the non
.com gTLDs were limited to one five-figure sale, the one we told
you about in the all extension section above - Studio.org at $20,000.
The #2 domain on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart is DDD.net,
a domain that Sedo sold for $6,999. They also rang up $6,250
for #3 Skandinavien.net.
The AfternicDLS claimed the most chart entries,
taking 11 of 20 places on the leader board. #4 Bronchitis.net
led their roster at $5,000. They also had four of the five .orgs
that made the top ten, including #7 MyTeam.org at $3,388.
The .orgs and the .nets wound up in a dead heat in
the TLD race as each extension claimed 10 places on the Top 20. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, June 3:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May
28, 2012 - Sun. June 3, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect June 6, 2012
There were several more four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by two sales at the
AfternicDLS, Vivitar.net at $1,600 and FarmInc.net
at $1,588. BeachWedding.org and NBDS.net added $1,500
each while HunterGatherer.org bagged $1,488.
MobileLearning.net notched $1,388, Saet.net
sold for $1,288 and two others; SalesUSA.net and InvestmentPlan.net
plucked $1,188 apiece. ChristianUnion.org yielded $1,100
while Findex.net, Greenpass.org and WebOfLife.org generated
Back at Sedo Humanic.net made $1,500
while Pheromones.xxx and Wind-Turbines.net went for $1,250
apiece. HDWallpaper.net drew $1,050 and Cadzand-bad.info
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 email@example.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.