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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 Auction that 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

Sedo.com 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.

The AfternicDLS 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:

 

The DN Journal Top 40 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 19, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Computer.com $2,100,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Guy.com $1,000,000 Sedo
3. Xmas.com $294,200 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Fly.co.uk £87,500 = $181,042 Sedo
5. News.mobi $110,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
6. Phones.co.uk £45,000 = $93,071 Sedo
7. Races.com $75,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
8. Dating.mobi $73,000 Sedo
9.
tie
RapVideos.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
9.
tie
Dock.com $70,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
11. VideoProduction.com $65,020 Pvt Sale
12. Amusement.com $60,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
13. Email.mobi $50,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14. Free.info $42,000 Pvt Sale
15. Date.mobi $40,000 Sedo
16. Silkscreen.com $32,500 Sedo
17. Workbooks.com $31,000 AfternicDLS
18. Adult.mobi $30,000 Sedo
19. Wood.info €18,500 = $27,327 Sedo
20. CasinoCruises.com $25,000 NameBuyers

21.
tie
Relative.com $20,000 Pvt Sale
21.
tie
GasolineCreditCards.com $20,000 Sedo
23. GGI.com $18,500 Sedo
24.
tie
MalpracticeAttorneys.com $18,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24.
tie
Gay.mobi $18,000 Sedo
26.
tie
TakePart.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26.
tie
Emmanuel.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
26.
tie
BankAuctions.com $17,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
29. Mixi.net $16,501 Sedo
30.
tie
Webcam.mobi $16,000 Sedo
30.
tie
TruckLoan.com $16,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
30.
tie
AllergyMedications.com $16,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
33. Cholesterol.net $15,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
34. Student.mobi $14,000 Sedo
35. Esurrance.com $13,500 AfternicDLS
36. Agenceimmobiliere.com £8,750 = $12,971 Sedo
37.
tie
YouRank.com $12,500 Sedo
37.
tie
Lotto.info $12,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
37.
tie
Cash.mobi $12,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
40. DelawareInsurance.com $12,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

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.

For the 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 before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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. auction.

.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:

Additional Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
NewYorkCityMuseums.com $5,000   floridahotelguide.com $2,750
MotorPool.com $5,000 searchcities.com $2,585
miamibeachrestaurants.com $4,752 EmploymentReferences.com $2,500
texaslifeinsurance.com $4,360 leatherflightjackets.com $2,360
411Information.com $4,000 houseboatsales.com $2,360
cancerguide.com $3,850 fencingsupply.com $2,360
jesuslovesme.com $3,571 caribbeanislandvacation.com $2,000
developmentsoftware.com $3,530 sailingboatcharters.com $1,770
newjerseylifeinsurance.com $3,410 largeweddings.com $1,770
electronicadvertising.com $3,361 businesscorporations.com $1,770
modularofficesystems.com $3,318 deskfan.com $1,729
displaytable.com $3,080 databasesearch.com $1,180
webcompanies.com $2,950 currencybroker.com $1,180
sportspackage.com $2,950 cookedmeals.com $1,180
lesbianadoptions.com $2,950 religiousaudiobooks.com $1,000
awardplaque.com $2,950  

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 each. 

At SnapNames.com, 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 $5,500

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 ($2,029)

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 Between $2,000-$3,200

justonething.com $3,200   museen.com $2,300
christmascentral.com $3,200 independentthinking.com $2,300
powersky.com $3,100 truefeed.com $2,288
freevi.com $3,100 tetrahydrogestrinone.com $2,288
4dna.com $3,088 ecoplastic.com $2,288
wearnoevil.com $3,025 premiumrugs.com $2,250
TryPhone.com $3,000 metropolitanbuilders.com $2,200
indiesounds.com $3,000 thetrackshack.com $2,188
norcat.com $2,888 saluteweb.com $2,188
identityinfo.com $2,888 itinvestor.com $2,150
happymom.com $2,888 hellsehen.com $2,100
fire-rescue.com $2,888 digitalretouching.com $2,100
faxzone.com $2,888 salutenet.com $2,088
customeriq.com $2,888 mygranite.com $2,088
materialsdirect.com $2,800 MoreFinancialAid.com $2,088
westernranches.com $2,740 brainstyle.com $2,088
spineworld.com $2,650 badfeedback.com $2,088
listsolutions.com $2,600 fatalimpact.com $2,030
homeconn.com $2,588 ratefirst.com $2,000
weinauktion.com $2,500 paperorplastic.com $2,000
staerk.com $2,500 newtwist.com $2,000
masslawyer.com $2,500 hirearealtor.com $2,000
photomage.com $2,488 europeanequities.com $2,000
fortuneentertainment.com $2,488 culturecafe.com $2,000
instantanea.com $2,400 channelmanagement.com $2,000
immunehealth.com $2,400 centurymanagement.com $2,000
hawaiireality.com $2,388 canadiannurses.com $2,000
tradinghouses.com $2,300 autocustoms.com $2,000
starmart.com $2,300 artisansdirect.com $2,000

At NameJet.com, 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 apiece.

Global Contenders (.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 overall). 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending November 25:



Global Contenders Top 40
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. News.mobi $110,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Dating.mobi $73,000 Sedo
3. Email.mobi $50,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
4. Free.info $42,000 Pvt Sale
5. Date.mobi $40,000 Sedo
6. Adult.mobi $30,000 Sedo
7. Wood.info €18,500 = $27,327 Sedo
8. Gay.mobi $18,000 Sedo
9. Mixi.net $16,501 Sedo
10. Webcam.mobi $16,000 Sedo
11. Cholesterol.net $15,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
12. Student.mobi $14,000 Sedo
13. Lotto.info $12,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14.
tie
Cash.mobi $12,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
14.
tie
Map.mobi $11,870 Sedo
16. Blonde.net £5,000 = $10,343 Sedo
17. SexKoreaMember.net $9,401 SnapNames
18. Office.mobi $8,851 Sedo
19. Vacation.mobi $8,600 Sedo
20. Software.info $8,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

21. Fall.net $8,000 Sedo
22. FreeMovies.net $7,060 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
23. CableTelevision.net $7,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
24. ComputerGame.net $6,011 SnapNames
25. Heist.net $5,850 AfternicDLS
26. Moto.mobi $5,500 Sedo
27. Camera.mobi $5,450 Sedo
28.
tie
OldCars.net $5,300 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
28.
tie
Carta.net $5,300 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
30. Trade.mobi $5,200 Sedo
31. Blyk.info €3,500 = $5,190 Sedo
32. Bills.mobi $5,100 Sedo
33. InsuranceOnline.org $4,900 AfternicDLS
34. CruiseShips.org $4,710 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
35. Webcams.mobi $4,500 Sedo
36. LoanApplications.net $4,120 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
37. Verified.net $4,100 NameJet
38.
tie
Airport.mobi $4,000 Sedo
38.
tie
NHSE.org $4,000 NameJet
40. MortgageCompany.org $3,758 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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:

Additional Sedo Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$3,750
golfcourses .mobi $3,750   busca .mobi $1,500
7wonders.org $3,707 spying .net $1,448
airports .mobi $3,650 beautiful .mobi $1,425
mutualfunds .mobi $3,305 impots.net $1,311
offshoreincorporation .org $3,300 solarbatteries .org $1,250
flug .mobi $3,100 daycare.info $1,250
mapa .mobi $2,750 lover .mobi $1,200
300.mobi $2,659 netcasino .org $1,150
discounttravel .mobi $2,200 arabia .info $1,150
onlineroulette .org $2,000 homes4auction .net $1,137
camp .mobi $1,600 treehousekids .net $1,100
smiley .mobi $1,550 programas.info $1,100
utilitas.net $1,500 zaa .org $1,050
plane .mobi $1,500  

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:

Additional Afternic DLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$3,688
vidz.net $3,688   mrrooter.net $1,488
tbtv.net $2,500 sommerhuse.net $1,440
unitedstatesimmigration.org $2,300 cmfs.org $1,300
marrakesh.net $2,288 creativeconnections.net $1,288
ecart.net $1,900 preciousmetal.net $1,200
mumbo.net $1,888 viplimos.net $1,188
kcsa.net $1,826 dogood.net $1,188
ccnw.net $1,802 sinolink.net $1,100
freelancewriters.net $1,800 juegospc.net $1,088
petpharmacy.org $1,780 gnes.net $1,081
azam.net $1,700 zoomobi.net $1,000
ensoft.net $1,688 uscom.net $1,000
humanet.net $1,588 holidayvillas.net $1,000

At SnapNames, DestinyAngel.net drew $1,650, Exorcism.net drove out $1,562 and Teen-X.org added $1,050

Country Codes

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:



Country Code Top 40
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 19, 2007 - Sun. Nov. 25, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 27

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Fly.co.uk £87,500 = $181,042 Sedo
2. Phones.co.uk £45,000 = $93,071 Sedo
3. Reklamation.de €7,885 = $11,692 Sedo
4. Engineer.co.uk £3,600 = $7,446 Sedo
5. GoKarts.co.uk £3,100 = $6,411 Sedo
6. Wifi.us $5,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
7. Bad.tv $4,400 Sedo
8. Resurs.eu £2,800 = $4,152 Sedo
9. Evolved.co.uk £2,000 = $4,137 Sedo
10. BankLoans.tv €2,500 = $3,710 Sedo
11. Harvard.ch €2,250 = $3,339 Sedo
12. Destinos.com.mx €2,000 = $2,966 Sedo
13 SandyLion.de €1,950 = $2,891 Sedo
14. Immobilien24.eu €1,850 = $2,743 Sedo
15.
tie
BookIt.tv €1,500 = $2,224 Sedo
15.
tie
BjornBorg.dk €1,500 = $2,224 Sedo
17. Telegramme.de €1,400 = $2,076 Sedo
18. Gerδtebau.de (IDN)
("tool building" in German)
€1,350 = $2,002 Sedo
19.
tie
MusicNation.de €1,250 = $1,853 Sedo
19.
tie
CasinoClassic.eu €1,250 = $1,853 Sedo

21. Gillies.co.uk £895 = $1,851 Sedo
22. Wikiviajes.es €1,200 = $1,779 Sedo
23. Luxuslimousunen.de €1,161 = $1,721 Sedo
24. LSCF.co.uk £750 = $1,551 Sedo
25.
tie
Juicy.tv $1,500 Sedo
25.
tie
Home.bz $1,500 Sedo
27.
tie
Vorsorge-Lebensversicherung.de
("provisionary life insurance" in German)
€1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
Tiedje.de €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
QueenElizabeth.de €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
Naw.it €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
Inflation.fr €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
Graubuenden.de €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
27.
tie
CopyDVD.co.uk €1,000 = $1,483 Sedo
34. Morals.co.uk £700 = $1,448 Sedo
35. Cazino.es €900 = $1,334 Sedo
36. TouristAttractions.tv $1,250 Sedo
37. Newman.de €840 = $1,245 Sedo
38. LuckyDucky.co.uk £600 = $1,241 Sedo
39. ArtGraduates.co.uk £600 = $1,241 Sedo
40. Immo-Test.de €800 = $1,186 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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 Charts page.

*****

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 editor@dnjournal.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 Group, LLC 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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