Market Keeps Motoring Along With Trio of Six-Figure Sales at
Most of the biggest sales you've seen
charted the past few weeks have been finalized transactions fromlast month's Moniker.comlive and silent auctions at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
West conference in Las Vegas. There
are more of those this week, but the three biggest deals come from
the Moniker Marketplace
that is open year round.
Their power trio included #1 Jewelers.com at $150,755
and a pair of two-letter .coms, VD.com and XD.com at $105,574
each (the same buyer bought both of those names in a package deal).
In addition to those gems from their everyday site, Moniker wrapped
up another large group of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales including #4 Godfather.com
By Ron Jackson
It also should be noted that Moniker's $650,000
auction sale of Families.com was completed this week. That
was a fully developed website business so is not eligible for our
domain-only sales chart, but that does not lessen the importance of
seeing a marquee property like that change hands in a live auction
aimed primarily at domain investors. It is an indication that more
developers and live business operators are turning up at the
auctions to seek out new opportunities.
Ten of Moniker's completed auction sales
cracked the five figure mark. To accommodate those, we expanded our
usual Top 20 chart to 30 positions this week. The beefed up Big
Board insures that high value domains sold at other venues will also
get the attention they deserve. SnapNames.com
rang up four chart entries led by #5 BusinessProcessManagement.com
at $33,250. That may be the longest name ever reported above
the 30K mark!
also enjoyed a banner week, claiming seven slots on the leader board. #7 EasyPrinting.com
was their big gun at €19,600 ($26,586). Afternic/BuyDomains(through their combined ActiveExchange marketplace) was
the only other venue to ring up multiple wins. They scored with #14 FunCostumes.com
($17,400) and a solid International Domain Name (IDN)
that went for $16,000. That was xn--80adxhks.com which
is thepuny code for "Moscow" in Russian.
The domain was purchased by Net Mercatus, LLC.
There were six non .com domains on the
elite list this week, led by #6 ODM.net, a name that went for
$30,000 in a private sale (a very nice price for a
3-letter .net). .Net and .Info each recorded two chart
entries while .mobi and .org had one each. #10 Money.info
ranks as the second biggest sale this year in that extension. The
domain went for $22,000 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction, leaving it behind only CreditCard.info (sold for $25,500
in a private sale last month) in the 2007 .info race.
Of course, .com dominated the course as it
always does, sweeping 24 of the 30 chart positions. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 30
Domain Sales - Mon. April 9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 17
(IDN) (puny code for "Moscow" in Russian language)
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.
As always there were dozens of solid four
figure sales backing up the charted domains. SnapNames always gets
their fair share of those and this week was no exception as MlfHunter.com
located $7,300, Loran.com landed at $7,100 and OutOfPrintMusic.com
drummed up $6,500. Milhunter.com hauled in $5,700,
Weinerschnitzel.com downed $5,000 and MoneyBroker.com
NfomySurvey.com, Comx.com and PoolHalls.com
pocketed $4,544 each and MassachusettsNews.com delivered
$4,100. SnapNames had 31 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to just under $4,000. You can check those out in the table
Additional SnapNames Sales
Name Media Vice President Peter Lamson
(who runs the company's domain aftermarket operations at Afternic
and BuyDomains) told us March was the best sales month in
company history. Since rolling out their ActiveExchange platform
March 8, Lamson said more than 1,000 sellers had taken advantage of
the "expanded promotion" service which lists domains
simultaneously on Afternic, BuyDomains and through the company's
exclusive distribution network.
The result is consistently impressive sales lists
week after week. This time out, the Afternic/BuyDomains winners
included Collocate.com ($7,000), SeeCity.com ($5,600)
and VancouverTravel.com ($5,200), a name purchased at
BuyDomains by Local Storm Media. Recuperations.com
returned $5,100, Katarina.com clicked for $5,000
and GreenTag.com tacked on $4,888.
HVZ.com kicked in $4,845, Professionnel.com
provided $4,800 and ActiveShares.com deposited $4,500.
Imgo.com added $4,488, CocoaBeachHotels.com booked
$4,465 and PortfolioTracker.com produced $4,400.
Two others, Humbert.com and EuroPartners.com drew $4,088
each. Afternic/BuyDomains had another 55 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains has another 184 .com sales ranging
from $1,990 all the way down to $488 (the price paid
Back at Sedo, Agriturismointoscana.com
commanded €6,000 ($8,140) and BostonAtHome.com
brought $5,000. At TDNAM.comSuckd.com sold for $5,015, WorldOfPoker.com
dealt out $4,560 and FunnyAlbum.com fetched $2,905.
At Enom's Club
Drop, NetGolf.com chipped in $5,000.
In still more completed sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction, MBADegrees.com conferred $6,000, CookOff.com
served up $5,000 and RealEstateAdvertising.com
attracted $4,800. WestMadison.com went for $4,710,
AutoLoanRefinance.com raised $3,600 and MensFashionGuide.com
groomed $3,000. MediaRooms.com rounded up $2,600
and VotersRegistration.com enrolled $2,250.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Positions on our new Global
Contenders chart were pretty evenly distributed this week
with .net taking eight openings, .org six and .info
five. .Mobi also had multiple entries, scoring twice.
The top spot went to ODM.net at $30,000. You saw
that domain and five others from this chart on the all
extension leader board earlier.
There is an interesting story behind #6 Bakery.info.
That domain originally sold for $1,850 at SnapNames in
October 2004. In February of this year it was sold again at
Afternic for a small loss at $1,760. In hindsight we
can see that seller bailed out at the wrong time as just two
months later, an end user came along and bought the name from
the new owner at Sedo for $9,000. England's Country
Style bakery was the buyer and they now have Bakery.info
redirected to their CountryStyle.co.uk website.
Europe.mobi ($11,500) was the only .mobi
from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions to close this week.
Several large auction sales in that extension are expected to
be completed over the next seven days. A Moniker
representative told us the registry's processing requirements
have made the transfer of those domains go a bit slower than
it has for other extensions sold at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending April 15:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 17
There were 19 more
four-figure GC sales just off the chart and Afternic/BuyDomains
accounted for ten of those including USBA.net ($1,750),
OnNetworks.net ($1,688) and a pair at $1,500
each; PCCall.net and HumanTouch.net. FunShop.net
found $1,488, KidsToKids.org claimed $1,400
and TravelDocuments.org captured $1,200. EnergyDrink.net
and ProjectPortal.net posted $1,088 each and TeenLinks.org
led to $1,000.
At SnapNames, PeachCareForKids.org
dispensed $1,750, VND.net notched $1,350
and Licensing.net locked up $1,300. WJIN.net
connected for $1,105 and Candids.net closed at $1,050.
At Sedo, eBook.biz bagged $1,510,
Purchase.info paid $1,050 and Filepost.net pulled
$1,000. At Enom's Club Drop, RedWines.net poured
Great Britain's co.uk tops the Country
Code chart this week with #1 GlassTiles.co.uk
cementing a €5,000 ($6,783) sale at Sedo (a venue that
swept 8 of this week's 10 chart entries). .co.uk claimed four of
those chart positions. The European Union's .eu and Germany's
.de each earned two slots while America's .us and Canada's
.ca had one apiece.
Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for the top EU
domain with #2 Oikia.eu going for $6,000. FDH.de
led the way for the German ccTLD, banking €3,000 ($4,070)
at Sedo. The U.S. plugged the #5 hole with Tackle.us
at $3,500 while Canada scored with #8 Investigations.ca
Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending April 15:
Code Top Ten
ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 9, 2007 - Sun. April 15, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. April 17
Sedo had some other ccTLD sales of interest. Nuke.fr
(French country code) went for €600 ($814), PTL.us
picked up $800 and JerseyCity.TV tuned in $750.
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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