Computer.com Closes at $2.1 Million in 2nd Largest Deal Reported This Year
and Another Sale Hits the Million Dollar Mark
Another big wave of completed sales from last month's Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction were closed this week, including the
auction's Big Kahuna - Computer.com at $2.1 million.
That's the second largest sale reported so far in 2007, trailing
only Porn.com (a name Moniker sold for $9.5 million in
May). You may recall that the high bid for Computer.com was $2.2
million but the foreign investment group that placed that bid was unable to get the cash
transferred in a timely manner so the runner-up bidder took the
opportunity to take the name for $100,000 less.
With all of the auction results coming in
with have doubled the size of all three of our charts from 20 to 40
positions. 18 of the 40 entries on the all extension leader board are from
the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction. Moniker just completed another
live auction at the GeoDomain
Expo in San Francisco last week and they will be
doing still another
next Wednesday (Dec. 5) at the PubCon conference in Las
Vegas. They also just opened an online-only Casino,
Gaming & Affiliate Auctionthat will continue
through Dec. 6, so you will see a lot more closed sales from them on
our charts in the weeks ahead.
By Ron Jackson
also enjoyed another big week, charting 16 domains, including four
of the top eight and the leader of that group, Guy.com,
soared all the way to $1,000,000, making it one of the year's
10 biggest reported sales. Sedo also had one of the three six-figure
sales on the Big Board, #4 Fly.co.uk at £87,500 ($181,042).
We had been hearing for the past couple of weeks that that deal was
done but Sedo just confirmed it this week. That was one of two .co.uk
domains in the first ten. #6 Phones.co.uk also got there
after changing hands for £45,000 ($93,071), also at Sedo.
put a pair of names on the elite list, led by #17 Workbooks.com
at $31,000. NameBuyers.com
also scored with #19 CasinoCruises.com at $25,000. There were three
big private sales this week and all of those landed on the top half
of the chart. #11 VideoProduction.com produced $65,020,
Justin Godfrey sold Free.info for $42,000
(that is the
year's 3rd largest .info sale and is one of three .infos on this week's
all-extension Top 40). Also, #20 (tie) Relative.com returned $20,000.
.Mobi had one of its best outings to
date, putting nine names on the leader board, including a six-figure
blockbuster, #5 News.mobi at $110,000 (sold in the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction). Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, November 25:
DN Journal Top 40
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 19, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 27
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.
Forthe many newcomers entering the domain
industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market.
If you do not understand why specific domain names command the
prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases.
We highly recommend that you do some basic research beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
There were five more five-figure sales just off the
chart, led by a trio of names sold at Sedo; Map.mobi ($11,870),
Reklamation.de ($11,692) and Blonde.net ($10,343).
NameBuyers toned up with LoseInches.com at $10,000 and
Corgis.com went for $10,000 in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
.Com Supporting Cast
The Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction also had the
highest four-figure sale among hundreds at that level across the
industry this week. They sold Aviaries.com for $9,900 and
also scored with PersonalDebts.com ($8,950) and
TheWar.com ($8,830). DrugRehabilitationProgram.com and PrimaryEducation.com
provided $8,000 each, ExecutiveJob.com paid $7,841
and RepossessedCars.com recovered $7,500.
Three other names; VacationReservations.com, StartingASmallBusiness.com
and HomeBudget.com brought $5,890 apiece. There were 31 more auction sales ranging from just
over $2,000 to $5,000. You can check
those out in the table below:
Back at Sedo, Hantai.com was a hit at 6,500
($9,636), CarbonOffSetting.com clicked for $9,000
and Cryotherapy.com dispensed 5,000 ($7,412). VirtualBookClub.com
boxed up $6,500, QSW.com went for $6,100 and JWY.com
yielded $5,900. Also at Sedo, Megrotic.com commanded $5,600
while LendingChoice.com and Diseno.com kicked in $5,000
there was an eight-name logjam at $9,401 each that included XXX-Asian-Babes.com,
WeAreWives.com, UTClick.com, Transenfolie.com, Pimp-My-Page.com,
Hoanganh.com, FreeImplants.com and BengaliSweets.com.
MasterMovies.com made $9,216, Adilia.com
contributed $8,250 and DeccanAirways.com took off with
Also at SnapNames, 49R.com fetched $5,200,
FindWho.com located $4,600 and MyNetSex.com
notched $3,800. Irini.com rounded up $2,709, SouthHealth.com
secured $2,556 and BeerCoasters.com brewed up $2,450.
The rest of their roster featured Orio.com ($2,383), URSSAF.com
($2,322), CheapAirlineSeats.com ($2,050) and Oussy.com
The AfternicDLS continues to ring up solid sales
week in and week out. SportingWorld.com went for $8,770,
Yato.com and BetterChance.com banked $7,000
each and SpiritualDemocracy.com spawned $4,500. Three
other names; TitleAttorneys.com, iAutomotive.com and
DiscoverUSA.com deposited $4,000 each.
Game-Servers.com sold for $3,900, Sinternational.com
nabbed $3,888 and AdventureStudio.com snagged $3,500.
PowerfulSecrets.com revealed $3,488, SalonLine.com
locked up $3,440 and KnowledgeServices.com distributed
$3,388. ViewThis.com unveiled $3,300 while
three others; ZT123.com, ZoneWorks.com and WebNode.com
unwrapped $3,288 each.
The Afternic DLS had 58 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $3,200 that
are listed in the table below.
Additional AfternicDLS Sales
StorageSpaces.com contained $6,700, LineArt.com
rang up $5,100 and HouseCredit.com hauled in $4,900.
Portafolios.com posted $3,800 while GWCU.com
and PumpStore.com stacked up $3,600 each. MedicationAdvisor.com
delivered $3,500, SmartYellowPages.com presented $2,800,
Complacent.com plucked $2,400 and Silvo.com
drummed up $2,200.
NameBuyers.com booked $6,000 for GreenCardApproval.com
and $4,000 each for TheCellularStore.com and ISellGold.com.
HighStakesHoldem.com raked in $3,000 while WeSellPhotos.com,
TheXmasStore.com and SuiteReservations.com returned $2,000
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
This was .mobi week on the Global
Contenders chart as the mobile extension took the top three
spots, seven of the top ten and 18 of 40 overall, more than any
other extension. .Info put a pair of names in the first ten
with a lone .net breaking the .mobi/.info stranglehold on the top
quarter of the leader board.
The first 16 names on the GC list all made the
all-extension chart you saw earlier. That's the largest
number of domains from this category ever to crack the top chart in
the same week. In the race among venues, Sedo.com came out on
top taking more than half of the chart entries (21 of 40
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending
Global Contenders Top 40
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov.
19, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Nov. 27
There were were several dozen additional four-figure
Global Contenders sales just off the chart. Six of those came from
the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction, including GolfLessons.net ($3,530), WholesaleTools.net ($3,530)
and a trio at $1,180 each that included RentalHomes.org,
Measles.net and DigitalTelevision.org.
Sedo's supplemental GC roster included 27 more
four-figure sales. Those are listed in the table below:
Sedo Global Contenders Sales
At NameJet, WIP.org wound up at $3,700,
Relevant.net racked up $3,100 and Couriers.org
delivered $2,600. NameJet also sold three .infos; Curacao.info
($1,100), Arctic.info ($1,100) and ABA.info ($1,000).
The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC
sales on their global platform, ranging from $1,000 to $3,688. You
can see those in the table below:
Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales
At SnapNames, DestinyAngel.net drew $1,650,
Exorcism.net drove out $1,562 and Teen-X.org
For the second week in a row the top two
domains on the Country Code Top 20 represent Great
Britain's .co.uk extension and that ccTLD claimed four of the
top five slots. You've already seen the top three names on the all
extension leader board, including #1 Fly.co.uk at £87,500
($181,042).The top names you haven't seen are #4 Engineer.co.uk
at $7,446 and #5 GoKarts.co.uk at $6,411.
The top five names were all sold at Sedo, a venue that swept all but
one of the 40 chart entries!
America's country code, .US, scored
high with Wifi.us drawing $5,500 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
East auction. .TV tuned in a pair of top ten entries and
charted five domains overall, led by #7 Bad.tv at $4,400.
As is often the case, Germany's .de, the world's second most
popular extension (trailing only .com) accounted for more chart
entries than any other extension, taking 12 spots overall.
Here is how all of the country code
leaders stood for the week ending November 25:
Code Top 40
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 19, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2007 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 27
£87,500 = $181,042
£45,000 = $93,071
7,885 = $11,692
£3,600 = $7,446
£3,100 = $6,411
£2,800 = $4,152
£2,000 = $4,137
2,500 = $3,710
2,250 = $3,339
2,000 = $2,966
1,950 = $2,891
1,850 = $2,743
1,500 = $2,224
1,500 = $2,224
1,400 = $2,076
Gerδtebau.de (IDN) ("tool building" in German)
1,350 = $2,002
1,250 = $1,853
1,250 = $1,853
£895 = $1,851
1,200 = $1,779
1,161 = $1,721
£750 = $1,551
Vorsorge-Lebensversicherung.de ("provisionary life insurance" in German)
There were ten more four-figure ccTLD sales reported
this week with Sedo accounting for eight of those. That group included
BridalFashion.co.uk ($1,140), Actions.co.uk ($1,138), Quinn-Insurance.co.uk
and MN.be ($1,038). Sedo also sold Kylltalreisen.de
for $1,001 and three others; SustainCapital.com.br, iGame.com.mx
and FreeGames.vc at $1,000 each.
PinkSheet.us sold for $1,180 in the
Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East auction and Proxies.us went for $1,000
on the AfternicDLS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.