Enters Uncharted Waters With Completed Sale of CreditCheck.com &
FreeCreditCheck.com for $3 Million
Moniker.com's$3 million sale of twins CreditCheck.com and FreeCreditCheck.com
was completed this week. The matching set had been put on the block
during Moniker's live auction at the New
York T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in June. However, those
domains are not eligible for our charts for two reasons. Both were
developed websites rather than domain names only and even if they
had not been developed we only put
individually priced domains on our charts as ranking domains
numerically without the exact prices is not possible.
Both domains have been going to (and continue to go to) an Experian
credit bureau licensed site that had previously been operated by
Experian subsidiary ConsumerInfo.com Inc. Though FreeCreditCheck.com has an extra word it
and goes to the same destination, it actually has a
considerably higher Overture
score with extension than CreditCheck.com (1,818 to 598).
By Ron Jackson
That was just one of several dozen auction
sales completed by Moniker over the past seven days. To make room
for all of them we have doubled the size of our usual Top 20 chart
to 40 positions (there are actually 43 chart entries due to a
four-way tie for the final position). Names sold in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction accounted for 9 of the top 10 positions and 25 overall.
Moniker charted two additional domains from non-auction sales on
their every day venue.
In addition to the CreditCheck/FreeCreditCheck
combo, we have word from a reliable source that another 7-figure
deal is currently in escrow. The scuttlebutt says LV.com is
about to change hands for $1.2 million with a private capital
firm set to become the new owner. The parties directly involved may
choose to not confirm the sale or price when it is completed, but
that is the lowdown on what is going on. (Editor's
Note: Soon after this article was published we learned
that the sale has been completed. We will let you know if the new
owners agree to confirm the price - but sales in this range are
frequently subject to non disclosure agreements).
The top completed sale eligible for this
week's chart was Shaun Pilfold's $135,000 purchase of Lips.com,
a domain he won in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction. Note.com
was right behind, selling for $115,000 at the same event. In
still another six-figure sale, Sedo.com
sold Forest.com for €81,000 ($110,721) this week.
When you back out the auction sales, Sedo charted more domains that
any other venue, 14 in all.
.Com piled up 32 of the 45 chart
entries. .Net was next with seven and .mobi scored
twice. .Org and .info each made solo appearances, as
did Germany's .de country code. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. July 23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 31
Liga.de ("league" 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. Our procedure for verifying the
accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.
The biggest sales from this week's .com supporting
cast also come from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
auction. CaliforniaDoctors.com dispensed $9,420, FHAHomeLoan.com
and JewishDeli.com served up $9,000 each and EstateAuction.com
attracted $7,700. BabyHighChairs.com spit up $7,127,
BeachToys.com shoveled $6,200, Demolishing.com
leveled $5,488 and KWY.com corralled $5,225.
There were 27 more completed Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sales ranging
from $2,000 to just under $5,000. You can check those
out in the table below:
Sales Between $2,000-$4,956
Moniker also sold SuperLeads.com ($7,087), Miacoach.com
($6,175) and Singalsnet.com($2,562) from their
regular sales venue.
NameMedia continues to belt them out of the
park with Afternic.com
and their AfternicDLS (Domain Listing Service) that
distributes their listings around the globe. Their winners included WeddingGallery.com
($9,000), Sortir.com ($8,252) and Gagner.com ($7,600).
OneTribe.com drummed up $6,500, Solemio.com sold
for $6,000 and Internationalization.com drew $5,900.
A five-name logjam at $5,000 each included SilverWing.com,
Mosquee.com, Konbini.com, HiringSolutions.com
and BabyLink.com. SGBM.com brought $4,888, HelloChina.com
chipped in $4,688 and two others; UTour.com and OrganicWedding.com
went for $4,488 each. MultipleMedia.com delivered $4,288,
SilkRobes.com slipped on $4,200 and VideoTime.com
presented $4,088. Afternic/BuyDomains had 85 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
$4,000 You can review those in the table below.
As is that weren't enough, Afternic/BuyDomains had over
280 more .com sales under $2,000.
ChristmasTreeShop.com ($9,001) and GettingThere.com
($7,765) headlined a solid supplemental roster. FreeSatDish.com
downloaded $5,633, MortgageRateComparison.com uncovered
XXXStore.com banked $5,400. Colline.com clicked for
SportWatch.com ticked off $4,622 and DataEntryCash.com captured
WildOne.com wolfed down $4,099,
CarStereoExpo.com cranked up $3,800 and JazzBlues.com
belted out $3,600. eAutograph.com signed for $3,092,
Elones.com located $3,055 and PitchingWedges.com
produced $3,029. ActiveServerPages.com posted $2,900,
TexasBeachFlashing.com unbuckled $2,874 and WeLiveToghther.com
(typo) tacked on $2,655. SnapNames rounded out their
roster with Apalachee.com ($2,460), 8thStreetLadies.com
($2,305) and GrantsTomb.com ($2,010).
ChatCreator.com contributed $9,005 and NordicMafia.com
bagged $3,375. Elsewhere Enom's Club
Dropsold SmartInvesting.com ($5,100) and
iCommunicate.com ($2,400) while Pool.com
moved Hearings.com ($4,400) and DatingChatrooms.com ($2,180).
sold VergeMedia.com for $2,000.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
As they did on the all-extension leader board,
Moniker dominated the Global Contenders category with
completed sales from their auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York.
Auction sales occupy the top five spots on the GC list and 12 of 20
positions overall. The first 11 names on this list also made the
all-extension chart you saw above. The highest sale you haven't seen
is #12 Codes.net at $9,405 (another Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
It's interesting to note that this is the fourth
time #3 Manhattan.info has been reported sold in the
past two years. The first sale was for $1,300 at Sedo in
September 2005. Three months later it was resold at DNForum.com
for $4,500. In September 2006 the name changed hands again -
that time for $5,356 at Moniker.com. Finally, in a sale from
the June 2007 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York auction that closed
this week, the name soared to $21,000. Of course, New York
was the perfect venue to sell Manhattan.info!
.Net captured 11 of the 20 chart entries,
while .org, .info and .mobi had three each . Here's how all of the GC
leaders stacked up for the week ending July 29:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July
23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect July 31
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in
the GC category. Afternic/BuyDomains had the majority of those - 30
in all - including Wintergreen.net ($2,888), Soiree.org
($2,850) and BreastEnhancement.net ($2,316). They added $2,270
for AntiqueFurniture.org, $2,016 for BreastEnhancement.org
and $2,000 for SCMS.net. Afternic/BuyDomains had two
dozen more sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,668. Those
are listed in the table below.
Additional Afternic/BuyDomains GC Sales
SnapNames popped Beverages.org for $2,700
and squeezed $2,300 from Lotions.net. JumboLoans.net
landed at $1,500, Onion.org peeled off $1,350
and VHC.net notched $1,262. SnapNames also sold
BillPriestInstitute ($1,250) and ABRF2007.org ($1,205).
At TDNAM, Setup.net sewed up $2,208, 123Fashion.net
counted out $2,005 and BoysAction.net banked $1,316.
In a couple of other Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. sales, CheapAirfare.net
booked $1,480 and Wrap.net unrolled $1,320.
A pair of big five-figure sales that you saw
on the all-extension leader board hold the top two rungs on the ccTLD
ladder this week. Liga.de ("league" in German)
topped the Country Code chart at $20,504 with Cash.tv
close behind at $18,263. Both domains were sold at Sedo, a
venue that swept all 10 positions on the ccTLD chart. The new owner
of Cash.tv hasn't written out their last big check. The .TV registry
charges $5,000 annually to renew the domain.
The European Union's .eu had the most chart
entries this week with four, including #4 HDDVD.eu at $7,518.
Germany (.de) and France (.fr) each had two chart entries. Austria
was the only other country making an appearance this week, scoring
with #10 (tie) DSC.at at $3,416. Here's a look at the complete Country Code Top
Ten for the week
ending July 29:
Code Top Ten
ccTLD Sales: Mon. July 23, 2007 - Sun. July 29, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. July 31
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.