Changes Hands in the 2nd Biggest Sale of the New Year to Top This
Week's Sales Chart
In the third
six figure sale
reported in the opening month of 2013, Estate.com has changed
hands for $165,000 in a deal brokered by UpMarketDNS.com.
That puts Estate.com at #2 on our Year-to-Date
Top Sales Chart, trailing only Booker.com ($375,000),
and at #1 on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.
CellphoneCases.com took the #2 slot with a
$75,000 sale at DomainNameSales
(DNS), a venue that had a hand in five of the top ten sales and
seven chart entries overall. They joined forces with Afternic.com
to sell WalkinTubs.com at $69,000, a name that tied for third with
Oar.com, sold for the same price at Flippa.com.
Sedo rounded out the first five with Salledebain.com
("bathroom" in French) at $60,000. Sedo
went on to pile up 10 of the 20 chart entries, including the only ccTLD
on this week's leader board - #10 (tie) Connect.tv, a domain
they sold for Claude Dauman of Domains90210.com
for $25,000. That is the biggest country code sale reported
so far in 2013.
By holding the country codes to one place
on the Big Board and shutting out the non .com gTLDs all
together, the .coms enjoyed an an even more dominating romp
than usual, sweeping 19 of the 20 chart positions. HuntingMoon.com
contributed the .com blitzkrieg with their $29,500 sale of #7
3-letter domains continue to hold
their historic appeal as evidenced by the three domains from that
category on this week's elite list. In addition to Oar.com, that trio
included Sedo's sales of #12 FXF.com an $20,400 and
#13 XSD.com at $20,000.
Here is how the
sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 27:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 27, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 30, 2013
Salledebain.com ("bathroom" in French)
€15,000 = $20,400
€11,000 = $14,960
€9,000 = $12,240
Keep in mind that these are the highest
value cash only 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 were four more five-figure sales just
off the chart. Afternic closed TheWindow.com at
recovered $10,005 from Treatment.info and Sedo
collected $10,000 each for iTrend.com and Prosperity.tv.
.Com Supporting Cast
Sedo led the supporting
cast of four-figure .com sales with Pointbanque.com and SWOR.com
at $8,160 each. Blog-Marketing.com added $7,480,
83399.com counted out $7,000 and PRV.com
Afrilog.com landed $6,460, Postais.com
produced $6,120 and two others, LandOfIllusion.com
and BuildingAndContentsInsurance.com banked $6,000
apiece. STAQ.com drew another $5,168. Sedo had 40 more four-figure
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 Afternic 7SE.com sold for $7,500,
Yoshy.com yielded $6,188 and DriverClub.com
clocked $5,822. ESHO.com shuttled $5,146, Supermarketing.com
captured $5,000 and LAEG.com corralled $4,800.
EnvironmentalScience.com and VaporOnline.com
landed $4,588 each and StatusTrak.com tacked on $4,500.
HollywoodTherapy.com and FundBox.com brought $4,488
apiece while CutlerGroup.com gathered $4,388.
Afternic had 85 more four-figure
.com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are
listed in the table below:
Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
DomainNameSales sold JuicerRecipe.com for
$7,500 and UnlockYourBrain.com for $3,000. DomainAdvisors.com
also used their platform to move StarLauncher.com at $6,500
and two others, TripleShot.com and BearField.com
at $4,000 each.
sold PerfectOffice.com for $3,500 and BathLuxury.com
for $2,500. They also teamed up with Afternic to sell FanOffers.com
for $5,677 and with GoDaddyAuctions to move GrandCanyonReviews.com
The ccTLDs were led by the new year's biggest
sale to date in this category - Connect.tv at $25,000
via Sedo, who also sold #2 Prosperity.tv for five figures -
$10,000 to be exact. Sedo filled the first five spots on our latest weekly
Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart and went on to sweep 19 of 20 positions
They rounded out the first five with three German
domains; Erfolgspferde.de and Vakuumbeutel.de (tied
for #3 at $8,160 each) and #5 JobMaxx.de at $8,024.
claimed the lone chart entry that eluded Sedo's grasp - #6 LawnMowing.com.au
Germany's .de easily won the extension race
with six chart entries. The only other TLDs with
multiple chart entries were Tuvalu's .tv, France's .fr
and Colombia's .co with two each. Here is how the country code leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, January 27:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 - Sun. Jan.
27, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 30, 2013
There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by
NetFleet.com.au's $3,739 sale of HousePlans.com.au.
They sold six more Australian domains including RetainingWalls.com.au
($2,797), Noise.com.au ($2,282) and Balustrading.com.au
($1,883). TakeCharge.com.au added $1,882 while Fabrics.com.au
fetched $1,574 and HyrbidCars.com.au commanded $1,328.
Back at Sedo Reinigungsfirma.de delivered
$3,512, Dosug.nu deposited $3,400 and Radson.co.uk
returned $3,200. Sedo had 54 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $3,128 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,128
sold BCD.co.za for $2,329, CODNS.nl
moved Casino.co.nl for $2,040 and Afternic secured
$1,800 for Quantum.us. Also DomainLore.co.uk
sold Trials.co.uk for $2,097 and PBR.co.uk for $1,052.
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.
The non .com gTLDs were led by a trio
of .info sales that were all made through GoDaddyAuctions -
those - #1 Treatment.info - hitting five figures at $10,005.
Finance.info followed at $9,002 and Loan.info
at $8,293. GoDaddy auctioned off several other .info domains
that we are waiting to see completed (though the auction is over,
some have not been paid for or transferred to the new owners yet).
Rounding out the top five on our new weekly all
extension Non .Com gTLDs Top 20 Chart are #4 TucsonRealEstate.net,
sold for $5,000 at DomainNameSales.com, and #5 FutureLearn.org,
a name that drew $4,500 at Afternic.
Afternic led all venues with nine chart entries,
followed by Sedo with six. #6 D100.net led the Sedo roster at
$4,080. The .nets won the extension race, filling 7 of the 20 chart entries. Org was next with
six, .info had four and .biz one.
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, January 27:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan.
21, 2013 - Sun. Jan. 27, 2013 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Jan. 30, 2013
There were over two dozenmore four-figure sales off the
chart led by Afternic's sales of GlobalWorks.org at $1,695
and Roska.net at $1,621. Afternic had 14 more
four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to
$1,588 that are listed in the table below:
Afternic Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,588
Back at Sedo Peinture.org posted $1,553,
Caravanverzekering.org and Demb.net drew $1,360
each and Sadomaso.org sold for $1,224. Rover.info
rang up $1,156, RoleCall.org clicked for $1,140
and PSGH.org generated $1,100. Bouchon.info
booked $1,020 and three others; 4Good.org, eCube.net
and JGTC.net attracted $1,000 apiece.
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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