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Short But Sweet:  A 2-Digit Domain Sells For 7 Figures and a 4-Letter .Com Commands 6 Figures to Take Top Spots on This Week's Sales Chart

We are continuing to see some eye popping sales at the high end of the domain market. The day after last week's column came out we learned about the latest blockbuster involving 37.com and gave you all of the details about the $1,960,800 sale in a post in our Lowdown section. That huge purchase by a leading Chinese gamemaker who has been based at 37Wan.com ("wan" means play in Chinese) easily earned the spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

In another sizeable sale, we learned that DDOS.com changed hands for $100,000 in a private transaction to claim the #2 slot on the leader board. That domain was acquired by XBT Holding, the parent company of Webzilla and Servers.com. XBT is planning to develop advanced solutions against DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks on service providers and enterprise operations and now they have the perfect domain for their new service.

By Ron Jackson

Now, you may have noticed that this week's column came out a day later than its usual Wednesday publication date. As I posted in a note at the top of this column yesterday (March 12) our contact person at one of the leading sales venues, Sedo, was out sick and unable to gather and send their data as a result. Rather than leave a large gap in the past week's sales picture I decided to wait an extra day to see if she was well enough to return today. Unfortunately, she is still  recovering so we will carry on and Sedo will send us two weeks worth of data next week to bring you fully up to speed on their sales. In the meantime we wish our friend there a speedy recovery.

Michael Berkens' MostWantedDomains.com filled three of the next four spots on the Big Board with a trio of .coms. #3 CancerDiet.com drew $50,000, #4 Juwan.com went for $32,500 and #6 FreshlyPicked.com plucked $18,888

Sandwiched between the latter two domains was the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #5 Umbrella.co.uk at £17,500 ($29,050) in a private transaction. That domain was purchased by Paymatters Limited, who provides an umbrella company service where contractors working in the UK come under their umbrella to provide their services and get paid. One other ccTLD made the elite list as #8 How.co sold for $13,890 at Go Daddy/Afternic.

The non .com gTLDs were limited to one chart entry - #15 Platform.net at $9,088. Go Daddy/Afternic also handled that sale as they went on to sweep 13 of the 20 chart entries. .Coms filled all but three of the 20 chart positions in another dominating performance. One of those spots went to Linton Investments for their $12,000 sale of #9 Josephine.com.  

Hhere is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 9:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 3, 2014 - Sun. March 9, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 12, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 37.com CNY 12,000,000 = $1,960,800 Pvt Sale
2. DDOS.com $100,000 Pvt Sale
3. CancerDiet.com $50,000 MostWantedDomains
4. Juwan.com $32,500 MostWantedDomains
5. Umbrella.co.uk £17,500 = $29,050 Pvt Sale
6. FreshlyPicked.com $18,888 MostWantedDomains
7. GoZone.com $15,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. How.co $13,890 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Josephine.com $12,000 Linton Investments
10. AVUS.com $10,807 Go Daddy/Afternic

Domain Escrow

2992.com $10,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
IntervalFunds.com $10,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
13. ECBlends.com $9,760 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. MeetBlackPeople.com $9,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. Platform.net $9,088 Go Daddy/Afternic
16. iServed.com $8,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
17. AutoLoansCanada.com $7,450 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Nadis.com $6,588 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. Rocan.com $5,506 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. MadeInMinnesota.com $5,500 Go Daddy/Afternic

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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Go Daddy/Afternic led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with a quartet of domains that came in at $5,000 each. That group included DawnOfWar.com, NCFinancial.com, SocialAngel.com and Sticko.com

Go Daddy/Afternic had 97 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Go Daddy/Afternic .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
30weeks.com $4,999   capfunds.com $2,588
kiwibank.com $4,999 fieldsofhealth.com $2,588
pennyhoarder.com $4,999 finishlinecollision.com $2,588
myhowto.com $4,988 happylink.com $2,588
mobilitysmart.com $4,900 quickmold.com $2,588
fundups.com $4,800 allabouttrees.com $2,500
kwench.com $4,800 designmilk.com $2,500
premierproperty.com $4,800 ganjineh.com $2,500
gutterboys.com $4,750 open2.com $2,500
paintwithpearls.com $4,750 dk8.com $2,499
napz.com $4,500 interviewreview.com $2,499
transportationorlando.com $4,480 bloombabies.com $2,489
waset.com $4,320 gadgetmind.com $2,488
walkforlove.com $4,188 njii.com $2,488
chadmello.com $4,000 eisltd.com $2,388
gomarketing.com $4,000 landdepartment.com $2,388
kidsplanet.com $4,000 usatrust.com $2,388
momspark.com $4,000 libertygear.com $2,273
selfpublishabook.com $4,000 iexperiment.com $2,250
eatmusic.com $3,888 salestech.com $2,236
lclc.com $3,850 greatgoals.com $2,222
rentapedia.com $3,800 nashvilleliving.com $2,222
video-page.com $3,788 keepitreal.com $2,200
labnetwork.com $3,688 lxre.com $2,200
quantumgravity.com $3,688 islamicfinancial.com $2,188
imexporta.com $3,575 realprof.com $2,188
esoy.com $3,550 jobshire.com $2,180
ddish.com $3,500 fpcapital.com $2,115
viewfromthetop.com $3,500 buildyou.com $2,088
naturebank.com $3,499 gourmetguy.com $2,088
preventionsolutions.com $3,488 ministrywebsite.com $2,088
funpeople.com $3,250 todaysales.com $2,088
tolucalakerealestate.com $3,200 passngo.com $2,050
cheapesttees.com $3,100 homeabroad.com $2,025
sneakerhub.com $3,100 ajmani.com $2,002
appdaddy.com $3,000 tailpipes.com $2,001
dnaproperties.com $3,000 bakerydirect.com $2,000
organicnature.com $3,000 builder24.com $2,000
scheduling-software.com $3,000 compraloaqui.com $2,000
yify.com $3,000 curbpainting.com $2,000
privatetable.com $2,999 ensgroup.com $2,000
gourmetguys.com $2,888 goodchiropractic.com $2,000
northwestmortgage.com $2,888 leisurekingdom.com $2,000
buypei.com $2,800 leisuresport.com $2,000
netfortress.com $2,800 marijuanasmokeshop.com $2,000
palletcovers.com $2,800 primelist.com $2,000
pantilts.com $2,800 uberachievers.com $2,000
wilddigital.com $2,800 weaudit.com $2,000
   workpointe.com $2,000

Elsewhere Flippa.com sold HowToCure.com for $2,200.

Country Codes

The two five-figure ccTLD sales you saw in the all extension section above filled the top spots on our weekly Country Code Top Sales Chart with Umbrella.co.uk leading the way at $29,050.

This category is the one most affected by the absence of Sedo's data this week. They traditionally dominate ccTLD sales and it is common for Sedo to account for 80% or more of all the weekly chart entries (they've even scored clean sweeps of the Country Code Top 20 on multiple occasions). With Sedo gone, only nine ccTLD sales of $1,000 or more were reported this week, paring our usual Top 20 Chart to less than half its normal size.

Go Daddy/Afternic rang up two thirds of those sales with a roster than included #3 EyeCandy.co at $4,999 and #4 House.co.nz at $1,295. The #5 spot went to Your.do for their $1,200 sale of Shopping.do.

Here is how the nine country code sales reported stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 9:

Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 3, 2014 - Sun. March 9, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 12, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Umbrella.co.uk £17,500 = $29,050 Pvt Sale
2. How.co $13,890 Go Daddy/
3. EyeCandy.co $4,999 Go Daddy/
4. House.co.nz $1,295 Go Daddy/
5. Shopping.do $1,200 Your.do

6. Bullfrog.co.uk £660 = $1,096 DomainLore.co.uk
7. MSG.pw $1,000 Go Daddy/
8. Reve.co $1,000 Go Daddy/
9. Twisted.us $1,000 Go Daddy/

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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)

For the third week in a row there were no sales above four figures reported in the Non .Com gTLD category. One came close, with Platform.net selling for $9,088 at Go Daddy/Afternic to take the top spot on our latest  weekly Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart. With Sedo absent, Go Daddy/Afternic wound up sweeping all 20 spots on the leader board.

It was a steep drop from the top spot to #2 with the runner-up domain, Fluent.org, coming in at $3,800. Homework.net and IFOP.org shared the 3 hole with FlexPay.org rounding out the first five at $2,588

The .nets easily won the extension race with 12 chart entries. The .orgs followed with 7 leaving one spot that was claimed by #13 Vine.xxx at $1,450. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 9:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 3, 2014 - Sun. March 9, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 12, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Platform.net $9,088 Go Daddy/Afternic
2. Fluent.org $3,800 Go Daddy/Afternic
Homework.net $3,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
IFOP.org $3,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
5. FlexPay.org $2,588 Go Daddy/Afternic
6. CommunityOrganizer.net $2,388 Go Daddy/Afternic
7. CreditDoctor.net $2,300 Go Daddy/Afternic
8. NFWBO.net $2,000 Go Daddy/Afternic
9. Maybee.net $1,888 Go Daddy/Afternic
10. Trac.org $1,666 Go Daddy/Afternic

TechnologyBlog.net $1,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
Xinh.net $1,500 Go Daddy/Afternic
13. Vine.xxx $1,450 Go Daddy/Afternic
14. Ruku.org $1,430 Go Daddy/Afternic
15. NavajoCodetalkers.org $1,425 Go Daddy/Afternic
LaserCenter.net $1,400 Go Daddy/Afternic
DesignRepublic.net $1,377 Go Daddy/Afternic
18. Alecwatch.org $1,300 Go Daddy/Afternic
19. ArtStone.net $1,299 Go Daddy/Afternic
20. ShopGold.net $1,288 Go Daddy/Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

Go Daddy/Afternic also sold InternetSpeedTest.org for $1,199 and four others - AnimalMatters.org, Automaton.net, EmbassyOfLibyaDC.org and GoKids.net for $1,000 each. Elsewhere, Flippa.com sold ZipCode.info for $1,150.

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 protected]. 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. 

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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