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Blockbuster Sales of Printer.com and Affiliate.com Pace Another Big Week for the Domain Aftermarket

The summer doldrums were sent packing again this week as a quartet of huge six-figure sales led another banner outing for the domain aftermarket. Two of those rank among the ten biggest sales of the year. 

Printer.com sits at the top of the heap after a Dutch company, Treasuron, laid out $800,000 to acquire that premier generic domain. Netherlands magazine WebWereld announced the details of the deal (this link goes to a page Google translated from the original Dutch to English, so the grammar isn't perfect but it gets the job done).

In another blockbuster Moniker handled the $579,900 sale of Affiliate.com to Media Breakway, operators of the CPA Empire affiliate ad network. Rounding out the heavyweight division, iSearch.com went to Intellius for $300,000 in a private sale and Sedo.com handled the $220,000 sale of OD.com.

  

By Ron Jackson

The next three positions on the chart were swept by a trio of .net sales from Moniker's live auction at the Internext Expo in Hollywood, Florida. Those three .nets, totaling $208,000, all rank among the ten biggest sales of 2008 in our Global Contenders category (non .com global TLDs). A pair of .orgs and three ccTLDs also made the all extension Top 20 Chart. Justin Godfrey's $34,500 sale of #9 Weddings.org was the headliner for that TLD while Fight.tv ($18,000 at Sedo) was king of the country code hill. 

Four venues were able to claim multiple entries on the elite list. Moniker had a hand in five of the week's highest sales and Sedo scored four times while the AfternicDLS and SnapNames.com each earned a pair of gold medals. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 24:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. August 18, 2008 - Sun. August 24,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect August 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Printer.com $800,000 Pvt Sale
2. Affiliate.com $579,900 Moniker
3. iSearch.com $300,000 Pvt Sale
4. OD.com $220,000 Sedo
5. Anal.net $90,000 Moniker/Internext
6. SheMales.net $60,000 Moniker/Internext
7. Sluts.net $58,000 Moniker/Internext
8. 1Body.com $34,650 AfternicDLS
9 Weddings.org $34,500 Pvt Sale
10.
tie
WorldwideTravel.com $27,000 SnapNames
10.
tie
APO.com $27,000 Sedo

12. KHL.org $22,500 Pvt Sale
13. Fight.tv $18,000 Sedo
14. LiveShows.com $17,650 SnapNames
15. Open-Office.de €12,000 = $17,520 Sedo
16. BeachPatrol.com $17,500 Pvt Sale
17. HotelValues.com $15,250 Moniker
18. R-T.com €10,000 = $14,600 Pvt Sale
19. Series.eu $13,539 Pvt Sale
20. TJD.com $12,600 AfternicDLS

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 with Sedo serving up three of those; TexasGolf.com ($11,500), JuegosGratis.net ($10,220) and ThreeGreen.com ($10,000). Astuto.com ("astute" in Spanish") changed hands for $10,500 in a private sale and Moniker landed $10,200 for LoveSchool.com.

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet.com had the top name in the .com supporting cast with DowntownBoulder.com bringing $8,600. IGX.com added $6,900, KidSafety.com secured $5,400 and two others; CoffeeTea.com and Jidian.com drew $5,100 each. 

NameJet has 15 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
raytown.com $4,650   disque.com $2,755
eurocenter.com $4,602 litrix.com $2,600
fickr.com $4,500 dubaimaps.com $2,500
energytracker.com $3,908 invio.com $2,411
popgirl.com $3,800 higherpurpose.com $2,347
forevermore.com $3,105 collegebookstores.com $2,256
36r.com $3,100 postaroo.com $2,012
kuyi.com $2,800   

Back at Sedo, BuyTen.com banked $7,500, Fuehrerschein.com and Healy.com hauled in €5,000 ($7,300) each and Fitting.com fetched $7,102. A pair of three-letter domains were next in line with UNQ.com commanding $6,600 and IKH.com kicking in €4,500 ($6,570)

Sedo had 21 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$6,000
lacroqueta.com $6,000   foreside.com $3,500
yapyap.com $5,840 géolocalisation.com $2,920
topgiochi.com $5,110 limis.com $2,920
bestspas.com $5,000 operadormovil.com $2,920
mobile-broadband.com $4,600 shcb.com $2,700
only4u.com $4,380 outdoortelevision.com $2,575
greattogether.com $4,250 cardaddy.com $2,500
weboo.com $4,015 projecttasks.com $2,500
logica-group.com $4,000 trailsports.com $2,300
wordnik.com $4,000 thesextube.com $2,050
kcasino.com $3,600   

The AfternicDLS kept cranking out domain hotcakes for the small to medium size business market. iSweat.com cooked up $6,500, MNetwork.com connected for $6,000 and Skell.com skied to $5,788. TopSolar.com generated $5,188 while four others; Individualism.com, MelbourneTrains.com, TradeToday.com and Seltex.com tacked on $5,000 apiece.

Mechanicals.com drilled $4,500, FirstSys.com found $4,488, DocPost.com pulled $4,388 and TSync.com took in $4,088. The AfternicDLS had 81 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. You can review those in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
caya.com $4,000   insidebusiness.com $2,500
thepeoplespeak.com $3,850 linedenvelopes.com $2,500
importmarket.com $3,788 macusa.com $2,500
sysmatic.com $3,645 newsturkey.com $2,500
identityplus.com $3,500 tlionline.com $2,500
ordo.com $3,500 beachbuy.com $2,488
cattleranches.com $3,488 casereports.com $2,488
ongard.com $3,488 urlaubshop.com $2,488
renaissanceproperties.com $3,366 zipsystem.com $2,488
patentexpress.com $3,288 247credit.com $2,400
smart-travel.com $3,288 doubleauction.com $2,388
yolu.com $3,288 poshhotel.com $2,388
eleague.com $3,200 proeffects.com $2,388
skyvu.com $3,188 tournamentcentral.com $2,388
backpackonline.com $3,100 topestates.com $2,370
betterbuilder.com $3,000 quest4health.com $2,300
clearcorp.com $3,000 trailsports.com $2,300
givealittlebit.com $3,000 veteranshealth.com $2,288
oxfordrecruitment.com $3,000 affordableparts.com $2,270
youroptions.com $3,000 tollprocessing.com $2,270
petersonmotors.com $2,900 schoolsurvey.com $2,250
correctchoice.com $2,888 everblog.com $2,216
localculture.com $2,888 ecohabits.com $2,200
preferredsystems.com $2,888 pernet.com $2,200
freehands.com $2,870 specialts.com $2,200
e-magic.com $2,800 frame-up.com $2,188
worldwidewrestling.com $2,800 girlscare.com $2,188
librorojo.com $2,788 plasticparty.com $2,188
picclick.com $2,788 screenspace.com $2,188
propositiona.com $2,788 thegoddesses.com $2,166
nusacc.com $2,700 manads.com $2,088
lockeroom.com $2,688 vikos.com $2,088
misell.com $2,688 allhats.com $2,000
rinato.com $2,650 bridespot.com $2,000
americanmall.com $2,600 funktional.com $2,000
fxrisk.com $2,588 hometownclassifieds.com $2,000
protectthechildren.com $2,588 piii.com $2,000
weltd.com $2,588 pricingpro.com $2,000
tvline.com $2,575 segato.com $2,000
a-i-r.com $2,500 staysecure.com $2,000
eventzone.com $2,500  

At TDNAM.com Moneytime.com put $7,005 in the till, CogNews.com reported $2,755 and Srabuae.com bagged $2,000

At SnapNames OLU.com yielded $5,002, BollyFM.com tuned in $4,830 and SPDBCCC.com captured $3,607. CartoonDirectory.com sketched $2,850, NewZeland.com dispatched $2,401 and LibrarySoftware.com went for $2,000

Elsewhere VisitAppalachia.com changed hands for $5,000 in a private sale, TopWebNames.com sold Amber-Coast.com for $5,000 and Moniker moved EpicEvent.com for $4,399. At Pool.com Prinipal.com posted $3,300 and Vierges.com clicked for $2,600

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)

The top six domains on this week's Global Contenders Top 20 all cracked the six figure mark and were covered in the first section of this report. The top sale you haven't seen is #7 Schule.info ("school" in German), a name that attracted $8,850 at SnapNames. 

.Net dominated the GC board by sweeping 14 of the 20 chart entries. The final six openings were split evenly between .org and .info with three positions each. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 24:



Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. August 18, 2008 - Sun. August 24, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  August 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Anal.net $90,000 Moniker/Internext
2. SheMales.net $60,000 Moniker/Internext
3. Sluts.net $58,000 Moniker/Internext
4. Weddings.org $34,500 Pvt Sale
5. KHL.org $22,500 Pvt Sale
6. JuegosGratis.net €7,000 = $10,220 Sedo
7. Schule.info
("school" in German)
$8,850 SnapNames
8.
tie
Keyword.org $6,000 NameJet
8.
tie
Pots.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
10. Suite.net $5,600 NameJet

11. Cayman.info $5,500 Moniker/ 
GeoDomain Expo
12. Swallow.net $5,000 Moniker/Internext
13. Horizons.net $4,910 NameJet
14. Unternehmer.net $4,111 Pool
15. BuyProperty.net $4,100 AfternicDLS/Sedo
16. SilverJewelry.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
17. Spring.info €2,450 = $3,577 Sedo
18.
tie
Cleavage.net $3,500 Moniker/Internext
18.
tie
ECUpload.net $3,500 TDNAM
20. Katherine.net $3,415 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

 

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category. Sedo led the second wave with AnunciosOnline.info ($3,358), GreenSpace.org ($3,000) and EarthForum.org ($2,920). E-Bank.net deposited $2,050 while CarGames.org and FuelTheFuture.org filled the tank with $2,000 each. 

Only4U.net nabbed $1,775, GenomeSciences.org graded out at $1,500 and two others; Abendschule.net and Kindermode.org contributed €1,000 ($1,460) apiece. Condos.mobi moved at $1,450, Joker.mobi drew $1,250 and CRP.net provided $1,200. HandyFlatRate.net returned $1,168 and LAX.mobi maxed at $1,150

At the AfternicDLS RockYou.net drummed up $2,888 while eSave.net and Mandatum.net marched off with $2,288 each. HoneymoonTravel.net booked $2,100 and two others; MeetingRooms.net and ThePhoenix.net found $2,088 apiece. The AfternicDLS had 21 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$2,000
freerecipes.org $2,000   customerrelationshipmanagement.net $1,288
poisson.net $2,000 eventradio.net $1,288
spidersweb.net $1,888 microsense.net $1,288
dentistas.org $1,765 iquique.net $1,230
mycbt.net $1,688 mydomains.net $1,200
schafkopf.net $1,688 techmasters.net $1,188
thewind.net $1,588 fourmoreyears.org $1,000
genomesciences.org $1,500 holidaygiving.org $1,000
neovia.net $1,500 sakr.net $1,000
processservers.net $1,500 simurg.net $1,000
anthonysrestaurant.net $1,488  

At SnapNames Cathy.net welcomed $2,731, Ponds.net piped in $2,176 and Promotional.org presented $1,363. QRL.net rang up $1,130 and U5.org fired off $1,100. SnapNames also sold eight 3-letter .nets for $1,030. That group included FQS.net, OMQ.net, OQR.net, QFB.net, QGC.net, QGH.net, QLF.net and QTD.net

NameJet sold Cruelty.org ($2,000), LearningDisabilities.org ($1,822), HomeSchooling.info ($1,510) and Phishing.net ($1,112). Elsewhere TDNAM tacked on $1,460 for Eelamurasu.net.

 

Country Codes

The top three sales on the ccTLD Top 20 all earned spots on the all extension leader board you saw earlier. Another one, #4 Delish.co.uk, just missed the five-figure mark, fetching $9,500 at Sedo. Cab.tv tuned in $7,000 in a private sale, one of four .TV domains to make the elite list. 

Germany's popular .de extension had the most chart entrties with eight and Great Britain's .co.uk piled up four. The only other extension with multiple chart entries was the European Union's .eu with two. 

In the race among sales venues, Sedo swept 18 of the 21 chart positions with the extra spot resulting from a four-way tie for the final position. Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stacked up for the week ending August 24:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: August 18, 2008 - Sun. August 24, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. August 26

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Fight.tv $18,000 Sedo
2. Open-Office.de €12,000 = $17,520 Sedo
3. Series.eu $13,539 Pvt Sale
4. Delish.co.uk $9,500 Sedo
5. Cab.tv $7,000 Pvt Sale
6. Herz.es €3,300 = $4,818 Sedo
7.
tie
AnnonceAuto.fr €3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
7.
tie
Couponheft.de €3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
9. Fern-Studium.de €2,900 = $4,234 Sedo
10. CheapTaxi.co.uk $4,200 AfternicDLS

11. HomesInsurance.co.uk £2,050 = $3,772 Sedo
12. Weekly.de €2,550 = $3,723 Sedo
13. Getestet.de €2,500 = $3,650 Sedo
14. WorldFocus.tv $3,500 Sedo
15. Gamexchange.co.uk £1,500 = $2,760 Sedo
16. Lille.tv $2,500 Sedo
17. Vitamins.jp $2,450 Sedo
18.
tie
eCrafts.de €1,500 = $2,190 Sedo
18.
tie
e-Crafts.de €1,500 = $2,190 Sedo
18.
tie
FunSports.de €1,500 = $2,190 Sedo
18.
tie
OpenUp.eu €1,500 = $2,190 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 19 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart and Sedo had 16 of those including ForKids.ca ($2,000), Laufband.eu ($1,898) and DesignFacility.co.uk ($1,840). Pozyczki.eu added $1,825, Assopoker.it tallied $1,680 and Fuze.co.uk closed at $1,562.

Sedo had a five-name group at $1,460 each that included Familienunterkunft.de, Gästehäuser.de (an IDN), ICQ2.de, Turnierpferde.de and UCQ.de. LinkExchange.co.uk added another $1,288, SouthBeach.eu baked at $1,200 and ITX.be braked at $1,168. eCargo.eu shipped $1,100 and Holzfabrik.de brought $1,095

At the AfternicDLS, Claims.tv filed $1,888 and at Pool.com Storms.ca blew in $1,081 and Dayton.us delivered $1,000

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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