City Domain Sells for $75,000 While the Name of an Atlanta
Neighborhood is Set to Close at $250,000
Geo domains took the spotlight this
week with Penticton.com being purchased by Canada's
Shaun Pilfold for 88,000 Canadian Dollars ($75,823 US)
and a deal for Buckhead.com about to close at $250,000.
Just before our deadline for this column, DigiPawn.com
announced the purchase of Buckhead.com, but the domain transfer had
not been completed yet, so we will be unable to chart the sale until
Buckhead is an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta where
Digipawn President Rick Latona makes his home. Latona said,
"I probably overpaid for the domain but I live in Buckhead and
just had to have it. Buckhead is where the money is at in Atlanta
and we have an exciting new service we are launching to monetize
local traffic. We wanted to test it in our back yard.” This
is probably the highest price ever paid for the name of a
neighborhood within a city.
By Ron Jackson
Pilfold's acquisition of Pinticton.com
gives him a matching set of British Columbia city domains.
Pilfold told us, "I've now completed the set of three
cities located in the Okanagan Valley area I live in
that includes Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton.
Owning all three makes them all more valuable I think, especially
after I start development next year."
.Mobi also made big news this week
with Houston's Paul Chmiel purchasing Stocks.mobi and Girls.mobi
for a total of $119,000 from Holland's Hennie Groot Lipman.
Both of those rank among the five biggest sales reported in any
extension this week. Stocks.mobi is #2 at $70,000 while
Girls.mobi is #5 at $49,000. You can read more details on
those transactions at Dotmobiz.com.
.Info also enjoyed a landmark sale
with Gerald Brady buying #10 CreditCard.info for $25,500
in a private transaction. That ranks among the five biggest
sales in the young history of that extension.
.Com enjoyed its usual dominance of
the Big Board, claiming 15 of the 20 positions. However, .net
managed to put a pair of names on the second half of our new Top 20.
#15 CreditCardApplications.net sold at Afternic.com
for $14,000 and #20 Mint.net went for $8,155 at
SnapNames and Sedo.com
each placed six domains on the leader board to lead all venues. The
SnapNames roster was led by #3 IAB.com at $67,250
while #4 MobileTones.com was the standard bearer for Sedo at $60,000.
In other chart highlights, BuyDomains.com
landed in the #7 slot with AsianGames.com at $30,000. Robert
Hodderbagh earned $18,000 from the sale of #13 ScenicHomes.com
through a Network Solutions Certified Offer and DNForum.com
facilitated the $15,500 sale of United-Kingdom.com. Here's a look at the complete
Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, March 18:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. March 12, 2007 - Sun. March 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 20
CAD = $75,823
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.
SnapNames supplemented their six chart entries
with a passel of four-figure plums including Squier.com ($7,100),
DragonBoatFestival.com ($6,101) and Nukez.com ($6,006).
HurricaneScreen.com blew up another $5,600, Wooo.com
unwrapped $5,101 and DoorStoppers.com drew $5,044.
AspenProperties.com attracted $5,001, BusinessGame.com
banked $5,000 and Wasu.com went for $4,645. RettSyndrome.com
sold for $4,600 and ForeignAutoRepair.com fetched $4,300
while DreamPlans.com clicked for $4,100, GoProperty.com
generated $4,099 and XXXLiveCams.com revealed $4,074.
SnapNames had 30 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to just over $3,800. You can check those out in the table
Additional SnapNames Sales
Back at BuyDomains, four figure sales were
piling up like snowflakes in a winter storm. Doof.com found $6,812,
EGFE.com kicked in $5,400 and JobRecruiters.com
reeled in $5,000. FMWorld.com and MobileNumbers.com
dialed up $4,488 each while Plinc.com delivered $4,000.
FamilyHealthCenter.com broke a $3,975 sweat, SystemsAtWork.com
rolled out $3,900 and NetworkCommunication.com
connected for $3,888.
WomenAtWork.com contributed $3,800 while
StreamingTelevision.com and EasyOne.com commanded $3,388
each. AfricanVacation.com provided a $3,300
adventure and two others; Casada.com and YourHistory.com
yielded $3,200 each. BuyDomains had another 44 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,000. Those are listed in the table
BuyDomains had another 175 .com sales ranging from $1,900
all the way down to the $60 paid for Delightedly.com.
At their NameMedia sister site, Afternic.com, Comprador.com
coralled $6,000 while Numerate.com and BodyStation.com
booked $2,500 each. RoyalGames.com racked up $2,488
and two others, Myca.com and GetHotel.com hauled in $2,000
sold FreePormMpegs.com for $4,700 and Bucknell.com
for $4,300. HuntingMoon.com
lit up $5,000 with LocalStar.com, Paul Levine
pulled in $4,500 with his private sale of LawyerForum.com,
Drop drummed up $4,000 with BestHomeSex.com
took in $2,175 with HardcoreMoms.com.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
.Mobi muscled its way to the top of the
new Global Contenders chart with those two blockbusters
you've already seen on our all-extension leader board - Stocks.mobi
and Girls.mobi. Those domains also helped .mobi
dominate the Year to Date
GC Sales Chart where the new mobile extension now
owns four of the top six positions competing head to head with
the well established .net and .org
.Info also nosed out the older TLDs
this week, claiming the #3 spot with CreditCard.info at
$25,500. .Net made its first appearance with #4
CreditCardApplications.net and went on to claim 11 of the
20 chart entries, more than any other extension. .Org had an
off week with only four entries and didn't show up until THMS.org
arrived at #8, going for $3,000 at Afternic.
.Biz broke into the top ten with #7 Arthur.biz
bagging €2,900 ($3,861) at Sedo. .Info also took
another bow with WebPage.info tying for #13 after being
sold for $2,000 by WhatAreDomains.com at DNForum.com. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending March 18:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
12, 2007 - Sun. March 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect March 20
There were 30 more
four-figure GC sales
off the chart with BuyDomains walking off with the vast
majority of those - two dozen to be exact. You can check those
out in the table below:
BuyDomains Four Figure Global Contenders Sales
SnapNames sold HighChair.net ($1,500), DurhamTech.org
($1,299) and OTG.org ($1,051). Afternic weighed in
with Schweiger.net ($1,500) and Feature.org ($1,500)
while Dish.mobi served up another $1,500 at
TJC.co.uk cruised to an easy win in the
Country Code race with a £4,113 ($8,066) sale
at Sedo. Then, in something we haven't seen before, there was
a 10-way tie for the runner-up spot! That happened when Original
Web Ventures sold a portfolio of ten two-letter .cc domains
(Cocos Keeling Islands ccTLDs) for $3,000 each.
.co.uk returned to lead the second half of the
list with TradingEducation.co.uk, a name that sold for £1,254
($2,460) at Sedo. Germany's
.de's also showed up strong heading down the stretch with
three of the final five entries including #16 HotelPreise.de
("hotel prices" in German) at €1,350 ($1,797).
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending March 18:
Code Top 20
ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 12, 2007 - Sun. March 18, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. March 20
£4,113 = $8,066
£1,254 = $2,460
€1,500 = $1,997
€1,400 = $1,864
£940 = $1,844
€1,350 = $1,797
£850 = $1,667
Einrichtungsmesse.de ("interior design trade fair" in German)
€1,250 = $1,664
Online-frankierung.de ("online stamp service" in German)
There were six more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart,
with Sedo claiming all but one of those, IL.cc, a name
that Original Web Ventures added to the .cc portfolio you
saw on the chart as a discounted bonus at $1,000.
Sedo sold Seidl.eu and NewBook.de
for €900 ($1,198 each), SpanishVillas.eu
for €800 ($1,065) and a pair at $1,000 apiece; CheapHosting.us
and SMS.vg (Virgin Islands ccTLD).
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 email@example.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
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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