Fetches $100,000 in This Week's Top Reported Domain Sale
Last year, Ian Andrew of DotcomAgency.com
bought 14.com and this week he took the next logical step,
purchasing 15.com at Sedo.
Andrew told us his company plans to develop both of those domains as
game portals. 15.com holds the #1 spot on our new Top 20 chart
with RentalHouse.com in the runner-up slot after being sold
by Gabriel Gσmez Rojo at DNForum.comfor $72,000.
After those two there was a rapid price fall-off to the
$27,777 commanded by #3 BuyUSA.com at SnapNames.com.
BassetHound.com got a bite on the 4th position after going
for $25,420 at Moniker.com.
By Ron Jackson
had a huge week, sweeping half of the entries on the Big Board.
Their list of ten winners was headed by a pair of names; Mapa.com
and BlingNation.com that tied for 5th at $20,000 each.
SnapNames, who charted five domains, came back at #7 with DSLStart.com
at $18,662. Moniker added a second entry with #12 MySuperSweet16.com
also made appearances on the elite list. The ActiveExchange
at Afternic/BuyDomains scored with #11 Ticketbusters.com at $15,500
while TDNAM picked $8,005 from #19 TomatoVine.com.
As usual, .com accounted for most of the
chart entries, taking 14 of 20 positions, however the Country
Codes claimed four rungs on the all-extension ladder with the
other two going to .orgs. Sedo sold all four of those ccTLDs,
with #8 Webcam.in (India's country code) leading the
way at £9,200 ($18,299). The .org entries were #16 V-Chip.org,
sold at SnapNames for $10,750 and #18 WomenToWomen.org,
a name that sewed up $9,000 at Sedo.
Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. April 30, 2007 - Sun. May 6, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 8
Mapa.com ("map" in Spanish)
Winterreise.de ("winter travel" in German)
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.
Afternic/BuyDomains again rolled out the
biggest roster of solid four-figure sales. This is the sweet spot in
the small business market and they hit it week after week with their
ActiveExchange. This week's hits included Cruises4U.com ($8,000),
TotalSecurity.com ($7,000) and Rheumatologists.com
($6,800). WebNetworks.com and CulinaryConcepts.com
cooked up $5,000 each while EnglishLab.com landed $4,400.
AutoInsurancePlans.com provided $4,350, PassportTravel.com
produced $4,200 and two others; Paperz.com and AgencyJobs.com
drew $4,000 each. Aquilus.com captured $3,888, ImperialFurniture.com
delivered $3,724 and MoveRight.com cornered $3,700.
LifeLoans.com and InvestmentAbroad.com brought $3,500
each, NoNews.com notched $3,388 and NEBH.com kicked
Afternic/BuyDomains had another 49 .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,200. Those are listed in the table
Afternic/BuyDomains had nearly 221 more .com sales
ranging fromthe $1,990 paid for BeachApartments.com all the way down to
the $300 that WorldSalesForce.com went for.
Back at Sedo, CurrentForeclosures.com collected
5,000 ($6,772), SpecHomes.com spawned $5,500
and MarketingOptimization.com managed $5,400. A trio
of names including GreenLab.com, ZeroClosingCostMortgage.com
and CooperCity.com sold for $5,000 each while eContainer.com
TDNAM took in $7,615 for ResortCondos.com,
$3,430 for Modern-Guy.com and $2,005 for ForceComputers.com.
The sales list at SnapNames included Personal-Loan.com
($5,733), MotorcycleVideos.com ($5,300) and Ambi.com
($4,667). Aquaduct.com added $4,655, SummitDesign.com
secured $3,800 and StraightRazors.com shaved off $3,622.
ThoroughbredRacehorses.com crossed the finish line with $3,566,
BreastCancerSupportGroup.com generated $3,556 and SmartGPS.com
WorldDomain.com clicked for $3,400, BunnySlippers.com
bagged $3,150 and LargePrints.com posted $3,121.
Preferred Traveler.com unpacked $2,877, BeesWaxCandle.com
lit up $2,667 and TacticalShop.com tacked on $2,300.
Camelteo.com commanded $2,150, ElectricMobilityScooter.com
plugged in $2,115 and UltraCare.com dispensed
$2,050. The SnapNames roster was rounded out by WorldPark.com
($2,001) and CoolBizIdeas.com ($2,000).
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
After an off-week last week, .org
bounced back to take the top two positions on the Global
Contenders chart this week. Both of these names, V-Chip.org
($10,750) and WomenToWomen.org ($9,000) also made
the all-extension leader board you saw earlier.
.Info claimed the #3 slot with Justin
Godfrey's private sale of Horoscopes .info for $7,250
and also locked up the 9th hole with Fuehrerschein.info ("driver's license" in German)
at 2,500 ($3,386).
.Net had the most entries overall
with 11 and swept positions four through six with Catalunya.net
($6,610), Stumble.net ($6,000) and Gum.net
.Biz also got into the act with #7 CarInsurance.biz
at $3,801. Afternic/BuyDomains had the most names on
the GC list with nine, followed by Sedo with six and SnapNames
with three. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the
week ending May 6:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
30, 2007 - Sun. May 6, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 8
There were 22 more four-figure GC sales
just off the chart. Prizes.info, sold for $1,750
in a private transaction and Acting.biz, dealt for $1,620
at Moniker, were the biggest two in that bunch.
Afternic/BuyDomains accounted for 13 of the
supplemental four-figure sales. On the .org side of the
ledger, they scored with ProjectZero.org ($1,500), Matador.org
($1,400), OrganicFarming.org ($1,200) and GreenWeb.org
($1,188). Woodworks.org and BeautifulWorld.org went
for $1,088 each and BoardDirector.org added $1,000.
The .net sales at Afternic/BuyDomains included
OSN.net ($1,500), Blackbeards.net ($1,288) and EatOut.net
($1,050). They also earned $1,000 apiece from NewYorkSports.net,
ElectricBike.net and DiscountMail.net.
At Sedo, Play.name picked up 1,100
($1,490), MilitaryHistory.org booked $1,400
and 172.mobi made $1,200. 058.mobi and Desire.biz
attracted another $1,000 each.
Justin Godfrey also completed a pair of .info
sales at DNForum.com, banking $1,000 each from Smokes.info
A quartet for big five-figure sales led
the Country Codes this week. All of those were good
enough to make the all-extension leader board you saw earlier.
Webcam.in was the big gun in that group, ringing up £9,200
($18,299) at Sedo.
Germany's .de was the leading extension,
racking up six of the 16 chart entries including #5 MyMobile.de
($6,758) and #7 IOBox.de ($4,051). Both of those
sales were made at Sedo, a venue that swept 13 of the 16 chart
Great Britain's .co.uk, the European
Union's .eu and America's .us each put two domains
on the elite list this week. The other countries represented
were Romania (.ro), Grenada (.gd) and France
(.fr). Here's a look at the complete Country Code
chart for the week ending May 6:
Code Top Sellers
ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 30, 2007 - Sun. May 6, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 8
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
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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.