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HotelDeals.com Has Penthouse Suite on New DN Journal Top 20 After Six-Figure Sale at SnapNames

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 and BuyDomains.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:

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
TheKid.com $13,000 SnapNames
BargainCity.com $13,000 BuyDomains
WeddingChocolates.com $12,611 SnapNames
EasyStore.com $12,000 BuyDomains
BadCreditHomeLoan.com $12,000 Sedo
OrganicTea.com $11,112 Sedo
FilmRentals.com $10,700 BuyDomains
Amil.com $10,276 SnapNames
InternetLawAttorney.com $10,250 SnapNames
WindTechnologies.com $10,200 BuyDomains


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:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 27, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 3, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HotelDeals.com $171,250 SnapNames
2. Own.com $115,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
3. Fun.mobi $100,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
4. TGN.com $75,000 Sedo 
5. Bisexuals.com $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
6.   Habits.com $55,000 Dotcom Agency
7.
tie 
GatherRound.com $40,000 BuyDomains
7.
tie 
Hot.mobi $40,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
9. Babies.net $26,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
10. Raise.com $25,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 

11. Attorney.mobi 11,966 = $23,606 Sedo
12. Paramotor.com $20,250 SnapNames
13.
tie
TelephoneCall.com $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
13.
tie
CosmeticSurgery.net $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
15. HobbyLink.com $17,900 Sedo
16. Rica.com $16,480 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
17. AustraliaVacations.com $16,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
18. TotalVisa.com $15,250 SnapNames
19. NetTrade.com $14,812 SnapNames
20. FirstTimeVideos.com   $13,250 SnapNames

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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

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:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
hockeymagazine.com $3,000   ba-hr.com $2,288
genericmedications.com $3,000 autodetailers.com $2,285
californiafruit.com $3,000 freeiq.com $2,250
universol.com $2,965 genericprescriptions.com $2,142
liquordirect.com $2,950 logmetrics.com $2,120
access2.com $2,888 michaelchang.com $2,100
supercook.com $2,750 grft.com $2,100
senz.com $2,750 fivestarmedia.com $2,100
landscapeservices.com $2,750 pupsearch.com $2,088
marinerealty.com $2,700 hypertravel.com $2,088
gotrhythm.com $2,688 homeinstitute.com $2,040
schoolspace.com $2,500 travelfeedback.com $2,000
privacymanagement.com $2,500 realtyxchange.com $2,000
privacycontrol.com $2,500 realhappy.com $2,000
m-o-I.com $2,500 printersupport.com $2,000
holidaymaker.com $2,500 mbinsurance.com $2,000
autocorp.com $2,500 lawforlife.com $2,000
ecosolution.com $2,388 fxcenter.com $2,000
youmadeit.com $2,288 ecommercesystem.com $2,000
timelessgreetings.com $2,288 dealnet.com $2,000
maritimefoundation.com $2,288 carolinamobile.com $2,000
cusoon.com $2,288 carolinacommercial.com $2,000
californiacapital.com $2,288  

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. SnapNames had 33 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500, all listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$4,500
iserve.com $4,500   whistlercondos.com $2,450
tristone.com $4,300 venicetourist.com $2,400
gendergap.com $4,040 forpigs.com $2,350
unio.com $4,030 archivenews.com $2,345
topholidaygifts.com $3,600 tennesseeriver.com $2,322
chaucer.com $3,556 vossites.com $2,250
throwbackcity.com $3,520 bikertshirt.com $2,250
hollywoodnude.com $3,250 aspencredit.com $2,250
studenttravels.com $3,238 americanservices.com $2,220
snoresurgery.com $3,235 magellanhealthcare.com $2,161
finalize.com $3,130 chicagotourist.com $2,120
bpgroup.com $3,100 bostontourist.com $2,120
unitedmusical.com $3,027 decodes.com $2,070
watchshops.com $2,877 asktv.com $2,060
sherwinwilliam.com $2,800 supplementreviews.com $2,050
trutech.com $2,655 vhex.com $2,000
servingplatters.com $2,538  

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.

Enom's Club 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 at $2,600

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 contributed $2,950.

Global Contenders (.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 category. 

.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 3:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Fun.mobi $100,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
2.  Hot.mobi $40,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
3. Babies.net $26,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
4. Attorney.mobi 11,966 = $23,606 Sedo 
5. CosmeticSurgery.net $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
6. Party.mobi $13,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
7. Alberta.org $10,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
8. HobbyLink.net $10,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Firefighter.org $6,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
9.
tie
BBB.mobi $6,500 Sedo
11. Lenders.mobi $5,200 Sedo
12. RTS.net $5,100 BuyDomains
13. Generics.net $3,800 BuyDomains
14. CustomHomes.net $3,530 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
15. Campus.mobi 2,481 = $3,303 Sedo
16. BibleSchool.net $3,299 SnapNames
17. uJet.net $3,288 BuyDomains
18. Dealer.mobi $3,050 Sedo
19.  Confetti.net $2,888 BuyDomains
20  Noventa.net $2,688 BuyDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 below:

Additional BuyDomains Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales 
disabilityservices.org $1,888   weightlossdiet.org $1,105
housingcredit.org $1,868 insightout.net $1,088
maplecreek.org $1,688 companyx.net $1,088
waterwerks.net $1,500 webtest.net $1,000
habla.org  $1,500 securitisation.net $1,000
naturalhistory.net $1,400 newbeginning.org $1,000
paternoster.info $1,275 khanna.org $1,000
tgmusic.net $1,250 greencommerce.net $1,000
landen.net $1,200 ccre.net $1,000
eliterealty.net $1,200   

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.

Country Codes

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 entries. 

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 at $4,500.

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:



Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 27, 2006 - Sun. Dec. 3, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 5

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1.  SciFi.co.uk 5,000 = $9,864 Sedo
2. Stadtrundfahrten.de
("city sightseeing tours" in German)
6,000 = $7,988 Sedo
3. Kortgeding.nl 
("accelerated lawsuit/civil proceeding" in Dutch)
5,000 = $6,656 Sedo
4. Idea.us $4,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
5.
Pagedor.be 2,750 = $3,661 Sedo
6. CasinoGuide.co.uk 1,750 = $3,452 Sedo
7. ReservationRewards.co.uk 2,450 = $3,262

Sedo

8.
tie
Indonesia.fr 2,000 = $2,663 Sedo
8.
tie
GolfImport.de 2,000 = $2,663 Sedo
10.  Bless.us $2,500 Sedo
11.  Beamtenanwaerter.de
("public employee aspirant")
1,508 = $2,008 Sedo
12. MP4.ro $2,000 Afternic
13. WebRanking.eu 1,500 = $1,997 Sedo
14. MySign.eu 1,200 = $1,598 Sedo
15.  WebSense.in $1,500 Sedo
16. XNXX.es $1,460 Sedo
17.
tie 
PrivateDating.de 1,000 = $1,331 Sedo
17.
tie
Digilan.eu 1,000 = $1,331 Sedo
17.
tie
Autoschrottplatz.de
("car junkyard" in German)
1,000 = $1,331 Sedo
20. Empleate.com.ve $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 DotCom Group, LLC 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.


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