and Completed Live Auction Sales Produce Bumper Crop of Six-Figure
by Ron Jackson
The majority of domains sold in
last month's Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East live and silent auctions finished changing hands
this week. As a result, our new Top 20
chart is dominated by names that sold during those historic sales
events in Hollywood, Florida where conference attendees spent
more than $5 million on domains.
The head-turning $200,000 auction purchase of Flowers.mobi
(by Rick Schwartz) was among those completed and it rests in
the top spot on our new list, followed by Sedo.com's
$155,000 sale of Courts.com this week.
six-figure sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C auctions hit the Big
Board and all but two of the names on the Top 20 are from that
event. The exceptions are Courts.com and #14 Hus.se
("house" in Swedish), a Swedish country code domain
that commanded €45,000 ($59,407) in a private sale to the
owners of QU.com (a Swedish company that operates a popular Scandinavian
television guide site at TV.nu).
With so many auction sales being completed
at once (and thus eligible for our charts for the first time), it
took at least $30,000 to make the leader board. As a result,
ten five-figure sales that would have made our chart any other
week fell short. We didn't want those notable transactions to be
drowned in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. flood, so we present them to
you in the Honorable Mention table below:
Of the 22 domains that made our elite list this week (a three-way tie for
the final position accounted for the odd number), 18 were .coms.
.Net took two spots while that Swedish ccTLD and the
biggest .mobi sale to date accounted for the other two. Here's a look at the complete
leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28
Hus.se ("house" in Swedish)
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.
22 more five-figure sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auctions were completed this week. Those are shown in the table
Additional Completed Five-Figure
from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auctions
In addition to those, a truck load of four-figure
deals from the same auctions were also wrapped up. Due to space
limitations we won't list those here, but you can review all of the
hundreds of final bid prices from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auctions through these links: Live
Auction Results and Silent
Of course, there was plenty of action at all of the popular sales
venues this week as well. At BuyDomains.com,
ExpiringDomains.com drew $8,200, Newsbot.com
notched $8,000 and VideoMemories.com recalled $6,000.
AVMall.com and DinnerPlates.com dished out $5,000 each
while WinesAndSpirits.com quaffed $4,750.
Other winners included SecretsToSuccess.com
($4,488), BulgariaTravel.com ($4,300) and ContinuousEducation.com
($4,088). ConcertSeries.com drummed up another $3,850
while UnitedOptics.com and LearningGate.com swung $3,688
each. LifecycleManagement.com and BucketSeats.com
buckled up $3,500 each, GreetingsDirect.com delivered $3,388
and Unimate.com clicked for $3,200.
BuyDomains had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000
that you can check out in the table below:
had over 130 more .com sales ranging from just under
$2,000 all the way down to $300 for NoCommitment.com
and $248 for Lexycon.com.
Back at Sedo, POSPartners.com provided $7,000,
iLoaded.com landed £3,200 ($6,248) and Contacta.com
contributed €4,000 ($5,281). PhotoLaser.com fetched €3,938
($5,199) and LivsKraft.com captured $3,200. Serrurerie.com
("locksmith" in French) and GHome.com kicked in $3,000
each while SubTotals.com tallied $2,500.
Cicciolina.com cracked $6,766, SkinPeels.com
scrubbed up $6,755 and ShoppingTours.com took in $6,700.
MediaRight.com revealed $6,600 while Choix.com and
SoftwareFactory.com cranked out $6,160 each. Edyta.com
added $6,100, DogStroller.com cornered $5,666 and
DomesticPartners.com deposited $5,566.
Tapping.com tacked on $5,150, SuperPorn.com
sold for $4,400 and HotelPages.com posted $4,099.
BudgetPrices.com marked down $4,087, RefinanceNow.com
returned $4,052 and WhistlerLodging.com booked $4,000.
had 29 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900,
all listed in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
their two five-figure sales (seen in the table at the top of this report) were
supplemented with MobileCash.com at $5,500 and VZine.com
at $3,488. GregJennings.com generated $2,500, MyPetStore.com
scratched out $2,300 and Maplus.com pulled $2,000.
Of course, the biggest news at Afternic was today's word that the
company had been sold
to NameMedia (the owners of BuyDomains.com).
sold ComputerLiquidation.com for $4,150 and YouTubeTV.com
for $2,503 and Enom's Club Drop booked $2,100
from NetBrowser.com. In a private sale, an IDN, 域名停放.com
("domain name parking" in Chinese) changed hands for $3,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Like the all-extension chart at the top
of our report, the new Global Contenders Top 20 is
dominated by Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales that were
completed this week. All but two names on the GC list are from
those auctions. The exceptions are #9 Cabin.net which
sold for $13,000 at BuyDomains and #17 AutoLoans.mobi,
sold for $8,200 at Sedo.
Of course, the Big Kahuna is the $200,000
sale of Flowers.mobi which ranks as the second highest
sale in the Global Contenders category this year (trailing
only Sex.net at $454,500). That is one of five .mobis
on the new chart, including #4 StockQuotes.mobi at $27,000.
.Net easily won the overall numbers
game, claiming 12 of 20 chart entries, including that $118,500
blockbuster at #2, CreditCards.net. .Org was
limited to two charted domains this week and .info had
just one, #19 Blogs.info at $6,000. Here's how
all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending November
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28
17 more four-figure GC sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auctions were completed this week. Most of those were .nets,
including LocalSearch.net ($5,890), Antibiotics.net
($5,500), Queens.net ($5,000) and Produce.net
($5,000). Cherries.net picked $3,600, Denise.net
attracted $2,650 and NewYorkOnline.net dialed up
$2,360. TicketHub.net tore off $1,770 and
EHL.net eked out $1,183.
In other extensions, AmericanHistory.org brought
$5,500, Golfer.org chipped in $4,750 and DiscountBrokers.org
banked $1,050. Gossip.mobi produced a $5,000
buzz, Laugh.mobi cracked a $3,000 smile and Celebs.mobi
sold for $2,250. .Biz got into the act with Austin.biz
going for $2,360.
SnapNames piled up 16 four-figure sales in this
category, including FSTEA.org ($4,400), Ginie.org
($2,050) and a pair of three letter .orgs, WOE.org
and WIP.org at $2,002 each. Giuseppeverdi.org.org
added another $1,001.
On the .net side of the ledger, W7.net
went for $3,808, Chalet.net took in $3,410 and
CarFinance.net dispensed $2,073. Other .net
winners included DJG.net ($1,550), Prizefighter.net
($1,400), XNG.net ($1,050) and ThatsMyWife.net
($1,050). SnapNames also had four nice .info sales; Antiques.info
($1,950), Inc.info ($1,667), 999.info ($1,303)
and Age.info ($1,223).
BuyDomains also had a very strong outing with
the Global Contenders, racking up 20 four-figure sales (along
with their five-figure name on the Top 20). Here's what the
rest of their GC roster looked like:
Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales
Back at Sedo, ForSale.biz bagged $3,550,
Pod.org provided $3,000, LMA.org added $2,500
and CitiCenter.org sold for $1,800. At Afternic,
Criminal-Records.org uncovered $1,600 and
Belgie.net booked $1,200. In private sales, Tariq
Ghafoor got $2,000 for
ArtificialIntelligence.info and Rob Sequin of SearchDomainsForSale.com
sold Wanted.mobi for $1,100.
Sweden was the big winner in the Country
Code race, thanks to that huge €45,000 ($59,407) sale
of Hus.se ("house" in Swedish) that you saw
on the all extension leader board. That is the 5th biggest ccTLD
sale of the year (you can see the Year to Date leaders
in all categories here).
The runner-up slot went to Great Britain's
.co.uk with Gates.co.uk doing the honors after a £8,500
($16,597) sale at Sedo. One of the highest .com.mx
(Mexican ccTLD) sales we have seen followed at #3 with Gusanito.com.mx ("worm" in Spanish)
going for €5,555 ($7,334), also at Sedo.
The European Union's .eu had the most
chart entries with five, followed by Germany's .de with
four. HolidayCheck.eu tied Gehaltsvergleich.de ("salary
comparisons" in German) for
the #4 slot at €5,000 ($6,601) each. .co.uk and America's
country code, .US, had three charted domains apiece.
The top .US domain was Today.us, sold for $3,600
at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction.
Two other countries were represented this
week; Belgium (.be) and Argentina (.com.ar).
Here's a look at the complete
Country Code chart for the week ending November 26:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28
Hus.se ("house" in Swedish)
€45,000 = $59,407
£8,500 = $16,597
Gusanito.com.mx ("worm" in Spanish)
€5,000 = $6,601
Gehaltsvergleich.de ("salary comparisons" in German)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 DotCom
also provides invaluable help
in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
Every Tuesday we publish the highest reported domain name
sales for the previous week. On Monday our contributors send us
their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that
information and write this report for Tuesday night publication to give
you the freshest sales report in the industry.
Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.