Has Penthouse Suite on New DN Journal Top 20 After Six-Figure Sale
by Ron Jackson
HotelDeals.com sold for a dazzling
$171,250 at SnapNames.com
last week to soar to the top of our new Top 20 sales chart.
That domain held off another wave of high dollar Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction sales that were completed over the
last 7 days. Two of those also broke the six-figure barrier to rank
second and third on the weekly leader board.
Own.com owns the runner-up slot at $115,000, while Fun.mobi
parties in the #3 position after going for an even $100,000.
That is the second highest .mobi sale to date, trailing only Flowers.mobi
which sold for $200,000 (also at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction in late October).
10 of the 20
domains on the Big Board are from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. event
but SnapNames (with five entries) and Sedo.com
(with three) managed to break through the conference auction logjam. Sedo scored big with
#4 TGN.com at $75,000. DotcomAgency.com
also earned spots on the elite list. Dotcom Agency did it with #6 Habits.com
($55,000) while BuyDomains weighed in with GatherRound.com,
a name that tied for 7th at $40,000.
This wound up being one of the strongest
weeks of the year, even if you ignore all of the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
sales that became eligible for the chart this week. 26
non-conference sales cracked the five figure mark and if you took out
the 10 charted conference sales, the domains in the table below all
would have made the Top 20:
The domains that did qualify for the new all-extension chart
included 15 .coms, 3 .mobis and 2 .nets. Here's a look at the complete
leader board for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 3:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 27, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 3, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 5
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.
A couple of additional uncharted Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East sales also hit five figures; Party.mobi
at $13,000 and Alberta.org at $10,500. Five
more five-figure sales were completed, with each of these domains
going for $10,000. Sedo sold Hampshire.com and HobbyLink.net, Afternic.com
sold RackMounts.com, BuyDomains sold HolisticApproach.com
and Blue String
Ventures Inc. sold MyVacationRentals.com in
a private transaction.
.Com Supporting Cast
The sales week also included hundreds of solid
four-figure .com sales. BuyDomains backed up a truck load of those
including GreenTrade.com at $9,000, DomainManagement.com
at $7,000 and a pair at $6,000 each; Odim.com and
InternationalShopping.com. 4Health.com dispensed $5,950
while Mandarina.com and Bovespa.com booked $5,000
apiece. Sergios.com served up $3,900 and two others; UnitedAmateurs.com
and eCommerceExchange.com added $3,500 each.
The hits just kept on coming with FotoCamera.com
($3,488), BFKN.com ($3,475) and OutOfTown.com ($3,388).
LawBoston.com landed $3,288 and BeCovered.com
bagged $3,200 while Fishex.com and Doogie.com
drew $3,100 each. Videopolis.com and ElectricOnline.com
earned $3,088 apiece. BuyDomains had 45 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000
that you can check out in the table below:
BuyDomains is one of the most focused companies in
the industry. Their goal is to make small businesses all over the
world aware of the value provided by good domain names and let them
know where they can find them. They do that by taking the domain
story directly to businesses through ads in newspapers and magazines
like the Wall Street Journal, Start Up and Inc
Online. Their strategy is obviously working. In addition to all
of the sales above, they booked nearly 200 additional .com sales
this week ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to $550
for HockeyScoreboard.com and $575 for SeminarBusiness.com.
SnapNames is another juggernaut that just keeps on
rolling along. This week their roster included co-stars like PlayStore.com
($8,600), Beachouse.com ($7,750) and GasMeter.com
($7,077). eSound.com drummed up $7,000, GamesCasino.com
raked in $6,332 and WebTraders.com took in $5,908.
ChildrensFitness.com delivered $5,566, MotorcycleSpecs.com
spawned $5,202 and TheBlackList.com blotted out $5,100.
Scottsman.com scrounged up $5,000, Terrabella.com
tacked on $4,900 and Judaismo.com generated $4,811.
Revellers.com returned $4,755, CurrencyTrader.com
captured $4,700 and MasterDegrees.com fetched $4,555.
had 33 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500,
all listed in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at Sedo, PayByCell.com produced $9,319
while GirlyGames.com and WebDesignSolutions.com went
for $7,500 each. At Afternic.com,
YogaSites.com yielded $7,700 while LoanWarehouse.com
and ChristianPublishing.com provided $5,000 each. TheHealer.com
prescribed $4,000, ErrorClear.com claimed $3,344
and OffshoreInvestments.com earned $3,300. Three
others; ViewpointRealty.com, PlayVideos.com and ModelDriven.com
added $2,000 each.
Drop got into the act with HotMails.com ($7,100),
LACountyJobs.com ($3,200) and CNDomains.com ($2,100). Pool.com
also made a splash with Hellys.com at $4,300 and Flckr.com
In four-figure sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auctions that closed this week, CableBox.com tuned in $9,000,
SkiLodges.com hit the slopes with $8,240 and BabyOutlets.com
brought $7,000. DiscountLiquors.com downed $3,883
and LocalFlorists.com arranged $3,530. CostaRicasRealEstate.com
and BarbequeSmokers.com cooked up $3,000 each while SeychellesIslands.com
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Six of the top seven sales on the new Global Contenders Top 20
come from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auctions that
produced over $5 million in domain sales in late
October. These were sales that just came out of escrow in the
past week to become eligible for our charts for the first
time. You already saw the top 5 GC sales on our all extension
leader board, topped by Fun.mobi at $100,000.
That ranks as the year's fifth biggest sale in this
.Mobi wound up taking 8 GC chart
entries this week and not all of those came from the
conference auctions. For example, Sedo sold #9 BBB.mobi for
$6,500 and #11 Lenders.mobi for $5,200.
Still, .net had more entries that any other extension
with ten. .Org managed to put just two domains on the
board this week, but both of those hit the top half of the
chart. Here's how
all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending December
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
27, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 3, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 5
There were dozens of additional four-figure
sales just off the Global Contenders chart. BuyDomains
accounted for the lion's share of those including OnNet.net
($2,550), Generics.org ($2,388) and a pair at $2,000
each; Foga.net and FreightNet.net. They had 19
more four-figure GC sales that you can review in the table
Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales
At SnapNames, BigStar.net brightened up
the bottom line with $2,049. ARFSite.org added $1,936,
TRH.org tallied $1,910 and Bodas.info
brought $1,700. NetFlex.net notched $1,550,
Anniversaire.info celebrated $1,300 and Supercross.net
sold for $1,250. $1,110 blossomed from Bulbs.org,
Rutherford.net went for $1,051 and SAAFamilies.org
sewed up $1,050.
Back at Afternic, DebitCards.net withdrew
$2,000 and OrlandoRealEstate.mobi rang up $1,500.
At Pool.com, OfficeChairs.net seated $2,238 and
at Sedo Doraemon.net drew $1,700.
Great Britain's co.uk rules over the Country
Code chart this week, thanks to the £5,000 ($9,864) sale
of SciFi.co.uk at Sedo. That was one of three
British domains on the ccTLD leader board, all sold at Sedo, a
venue that traditionally dominates the country code category.
This week was no exception as Sedo swept 18 of the 20 chart
Germany's .de had more charted domains
than any other extension with five, including #2 Stadtrundfahrten.de
("city sightseeing tours") at €6,000 ($7,988).
The Netherlands laid claim to the #3 slot with Kortgeding.nl at€5,000 ($6,656). The United States
followed with the first of its two chart entries, #4 Idea.us
The only other extension with multiple entries
was the European Union's .eu with three, all on the
second half of the elite list. The other country codes
represented this week were .be (Belgium), .fr
(France), .ro (Romania), .in (India), .es
(Spain) and .com.ve (Venezuela). Here's a look at the complete
Country Code chart for the week ending December 3:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 27, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 3, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 5
£5,000 = $9,864
Stadtrundfahrten.de ("city sightseeing tours" in German)
€6,000 = $7,988
Kortgeding.nl ("accelerated lawsuit/civil proceeding" in
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.