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August 17, 2016

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Editor's note: I will be away this week preparing for my daughter's wedding and spending time with family and friends who are arriving from around the country for the event. As a result there will be no sales column Wednesday, August 29. Instead I will bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since our last column below (published August 22) by doing a double length column next week that will be released the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6. After that we will resume our regular Wednesday publicatoin schedule. I apologize for the inconvenience while our family celebrates this once in a lifetime event. 

Year's 2nd Biggest .Org Sale Tops Chart After .Com's Six-Figure Sales Streak Finally Ends 

After five straight weeks of six-figure .com sales, the streak finally came to an end this past week as the domain aftermarket took a breather. Actually, it was more like a long siesta, as only 11 five-figure sales were posted. Normally every spot on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart reaches that level but the slowdown allowed nine four-figure sales to qualify this week.  

Over the previous five weeks, .com's stranglehold on the top spot was fueled by consecutive sales of CricketScore.com ($118,000), Metal.com ($140,000), YG.com ($125,000), Designers.com ($118,000) and Bra.com ($165,000). However this week the highest reported .com sale had to settle for 3rd place on the Big Board. 

The year's 2nd biggest .org sale - Work.org at $55,000 via Sedo - leads the elite list. That deal was brokered for Sedo by Dave Evanson who was also responsible for three of those six-figure .com chart toppers we saw in recent weeks. The only 2012 .org sale bigger than this one was DIY.org at $60,000 in February.  

By Ron Jackson

The runner-up slot was claimed by a ccTLD - the Australian domain CreditReport.com.au that sold for $31,763 at NetFleet.com.au. That was one of six country code domains on the leader board with Sedo accounting for the other five. Two of those reached the top ten - #4 Metformina.it at $18,625 and #8 (tie) Hypnobirthing.de at $10,000.

The non .com gTLDs have two chart representatives with #8 (tie) Families.net ($10,000 at Moniker/SnapNames) joining Work.org on the honor roll. 

The .coms made their first appearance at #3 with DallasCondos.com going for $20,000 in a joint effort between DomainHoldings and  DomainNameSales. Once they got the motor started, the .coms lapped the field, piling up 12 of the 20 chart entries, including the AfternicDLS sale of #5 Medilert.com at $15,800

The race among venues was a tight one with Sedo grabbing seven chart positions, the AfternicDLS six and DomainNameSales five (including a joint sale with DomainAdvisors.com). Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 19:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 19, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 22, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Work.org $55,000 Sedo
2. CreditReport.com.au 30,250 AUD = $31,763 NetFleet.com.au
3. DallasCondos.com $20,000 DomainHoldings/
4. Metformina.it €14,900 = $18,625 Sedo
5. Medilert.com $15,800 AfternicDLS
6. SouthernRecycling.com $13,100 AfternicDLS
7. EyeBags.com $11,500 DomainNameSales
AR15Parts.com $10,000 DomainNameSales
Families.net $10,000 Moniker/SnapNames
GoodGifts.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
Hypnobirthing.de €8,000 = $10,000 Sedo

12. Litige.fr €7,500 = $9,375 Sedo
13. Clicko.com $9,200 AfternicDLS
14. CompanyRegistration.co.uk €7,000 = $8,750 Sedo
15. 401KInvestor.com $8,250 AfternicDLS
ExpertsBook.com $8,000 Sedo
POF.me $8,000 Sedo
Slabz.com $8,000 DomainNameSales
StThomasVillas.com $8,000 DomainAdvisors/
20. BetterPrices.com $7,585 AfternicDLS

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.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with RokStars.com ($7,500), EasyCompare.com ($7,495), Puning.com ($7,300) and Ubio.com ($7,000). MyLively.com landed $6,000, BUQ.com bagged $5,200 and three others; BestWorst.com, Blitzr.com and Lippold.com provided $5,000 apiece

Sedo had 18 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
bingo-online.com $4,000   readhow.com $2,899
balispa.com $3,975 ruraldoc.com $2,800
quickloansonline.com $3,777 sportsbookinsider.com $2,500
documents24.com $3,500 dw-group.com $2,369
bsee.com $3,300 productstatus.com $2,250
damagelabs.com $3,200 fitrepublic.com $2,100
cocoriko.com $3,000 helpworldwide.com $2,000
maxiskirts.com $3,000 rubyacademy.com $2,000
displaypro.com $2,999 yanic.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Candf.com corralled $6,000, DentalAcademy.com drilled $5,400 and five others; FreeSign.com, GoldApple.com, RealFinance.com, StoneCollection.com and SurplusFurniture.com fetched $5,000 each

LuxuryGiftsOnlline.com wrapped up $4,800, HomeProfessionals.com produced $4,550 and CCMed.com made $4,500. Vazz.com kicked in $4,388 and NursingPillow.com posted $4,375

The AfternicDLS had 73 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,088 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,088
cgirl.com $4,088   westtechnologies.com $2,521
gmtllc.com $3,688 thecosmo.com $2,500
toucantours.com $3,688 clevercorp.com $2,500
oneworkspace.com $3,677 dollarcloud.com $2,500
choroc.com $3,588 omegacomputers.com $2,500
appointmentreminders.com $3,586 ourhealthmatters.com $2,500
diyskincare.com $3,500 profitabletrading.com $2,500
eatgame.com $3,500 promoflags.com $2,500
Fraud360.com $3,500 videogenius.com $2,500
moneysports.com $3,388 hairextensionsclipin.com $2,477
foundationit.com $3,288 SeedsLand.com $2,395
medicalrecruiting.com $3,250 2visit.com $2,388
MarineCoolers.com $3,200 paramountdevelopment.com $2,388
pizzasoup.com $3,200 smartplants.com $2,300
soyinka.com $3,200 toutesweet.com $2,250
digitalsecure.com $3,087 doctoralgown.com $2,229
customeyez.com $3,077 advancedesign.com $2,212
grandrapidsinsurance.com $3,000 professionaldetailing.com $2,200
mobeye.com $3,000 scamguard.com $2,200
procarehealth.com $3,000 GestaltDesign.com $2,195
sweetkitchen.com $3,000 eatingforhealth.com $2,188
unser.com $3,000 firebeetle.com $2,188
waterstudy.com $3,000 ledinstallation.com $2,188
flobs.com $2,999 tickettag.com $2,188
musicforthemind.com $2,977 hopeafrica.com $2,091
fazit.com $2,940 undercoverangels.com $2,088
vinno.com $2,888 bikeswap.com $2,000
normandyhomes.com $2,750 coinss.com $2,000
businessbutler.com $2,700 fundsaver.com $2,000
robwillis.com $2,677 ingrad.com $2,000
helpingbusiness.com $2,625 kehb.com $2,000
MetalProfiles.com $2,595 NESUITE.com $2,000
PlantBid.com $2,595 new-law.com $2,000
buyengagementring.com $2,588 PetFoodNUTRITION.com $2,000
the-code.com $2,588 physicaltherapymanhattan.com $2,000
tvyo.com $2,570 rocketpost.com $2,000
creationlabs.com $2,550  

Elsewhere GoDaddyAuctions sold Onyva.com ("Let's go" in French) for $5,975 on behalf of Fat City Properties, YummyNames worked with the AfternicDLS to sell Skygen.com for $4,577 and with GoDaddyAuctions to move TagList.com at $3,497, and Moniker/SnapNames banked $2,804 for Intersafe.com

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the six five-figure sales you saw on the all extension Top 20 Chart above with CreditReport.com.au setting the pace at $31,763 via NetFleet.com.au. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 on our new weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Foto-Drucken.de, a name that sold at Sedo for $7,438

Sedo went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries and they rounded out the top ten with #8 Proficlub.de ($6,125), #9 GSMArena.co.uk ($6,100) and Agenda.ca ($5,000)

Germany's popular .de easily won the extension race by piling up eight chart entries. Great Britain's .co.uk was the only other extension with multiple chart entries, taking three places. That left nine different TLDs splitting up the nine remaining spots. .

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 19:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 19, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 22, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
1. CreditReport.com.au 30,250 AUD = $31,763 NetFleet.com.au
2. Metformina.it €14,900 = $18,625 Sedo
3. Hypnobirthing.de €8,000 = $10,000 Sedo
4. Litige.fr €7,500 = $9,375 Sedo
5. CompanyRegistration.co.uk €7,000 = $8,750 Sedo
6. POF.me $8,000 Sedo
7. Foto-Drucken.de €5,950 = $7,438 Sedo
8. Proficlub.de €4,900 = $6,125 Sedo
9. GSMArena.co.uk $6,100 Sedo
10. Agenda.ca $5,000 Sedo

11. Autounfall.de €3,950 = $4,938 Sedo
12. Vow.ch €3,500 = $4,375 Sedo
13. Grab.tv $4,000 Sedo
EcoGroup.co.uk €3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
UPP.es €3,000 = $3,750 Sedo
16. HNO-Hamburg.de €2,900 = $3,625 Sedo
17. Wettbewerbsrecht.de €2,750 = $3,438 Sedo
18. Ernährungstherapie.de €2,415 = $3,019 Sedo
19. Messepersonal.de €2,001 = $2,501 Sedo
20. Horseman.eu €2,000 = $2,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but one of those with a group led by Savoirvivre.co.uk ($2,480), Steuerbilanz.de ($2,375) and Ebranchenbuch.de ($2,000).

Sedo had 32 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
e-paper.eu $1,875   geschlossene-investmentfonds.de $1,250
gustodivino.it $1,875 handkuss.de $1,250
teambuilding.fr $1,875 reboot.me $1,250
robedesoiree.fr $1,750 tld.de $1,250
voucherbox.co.uk $1,700 consolidationloans.com.au $1,206
bakkerij.be $1,625 fashionhouse.ch $1,188
primashop.de $1,624 identity.tv $1,176
goedkopemeubels.nl $1,563 station.eu $1,125
imall.eu $1,500 engraving.co.za $1,100
lush.co.za $1,500 citycloud.de $1,050
schule.tv $1,500 kuschelseite.de $1,004
techtalk.co.uk $1,500 agorod.ru $1,000
riposte.fr $1,375 elm.me $1,000
verissimo.it $1,344 fitline.tw.tw $1,000
esignature.de $1,250 homebook.eu $1,000
genusswelt.de $1,250 wettbueros.eu $1,000

At NetFleet.com.au ConsolidationLoans.com.au changed hands for $1,206.  

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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The non .com gTLDs had only one five-figure sale this week but they made it count. Work.org gave this category the week's highest sale after being sold at Sedo for $55,000 - one of the year's ten biggest non .com gTLD sales. 

The runner-up slot went to another .org - Posse.org at $7,000 via the AfternicDLS. The .nets made their first appearances in the next two slots with #3 Elastica.net at $6,000 (through DomainNameSales) and #4 Ekitap.net at $5,500 (through Sedo). 

All told the .orgs won the extension race by claiming 11 of the 20 chart entries. The .nets took eight spots with the remaining position claimed by #19 Impossible.info ($1,577 at Sedo). The AfternicDLS scored a decisive win in the race among venues by piling up 13 chart entries,

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 19:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 - Sun. Aug. 19, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 22, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Work.org $55,000 Sedo
2. Posse.org $7,000 AfternicDLS
3. Elastica.net $6,000 DomainNameSales
4. Ekitap.net €4,000 = $5,500 Sedo
5. LearningCurve.org $4,288 AfternicDLS
6. WMID.net $4,125 AfternicDLS
7. SimpleTruth.net $3,988 AfternicDLS
8. AltCom.org $3,688 AfternicDLS
9. BirthRecords.org $2,500 AfternicDLS
10. SixSigma.net $2,177 Sedo

11. Sagar.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
12. FirstChristianChurch.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
13. LiveItUp.org $1,888 AfternicDLS
14. Postkarten.org €1,500 = $1,875 Sedo
15. Energievergelijken.net €1,410 = $1,763 Sedo
16. TextAlerts.net $1,755 AfternicDLS
17. StudyHelp.org $1,590 AfternicDLS
18. LegalResources.org $1,588 AfternicDLS
19. Impossible.info $1,577 Sedo
20. FortuneTelling.org $1,519 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS ringing up 11 of those. They sold ChangeLeaders.org, DailyDeal.org, ShelfLife.net and SmartFares.net for $1,500 apiece and MessianicJews.org at $1,400

HelpHeal.org generated $1,288, Baig.org booked $1,188 and ShuttleBus.net picked up $1,180. HolidaySales.net notched $1,095 and two others; Hicken.net and SmartFares.org added $1,000 each.

At Sedo HelpWorldwide.org hauled in $1,500, E-Call.net dialed up $1,352 and Horoskope.info found $1,250. Arora.net returned $1,100 and Torrentino.net tallied $1,000

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 editor@dnjournal.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.

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