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Just What the Doctor Ordered - Physicians.com Changes Hands for $250,000 in One of the Year's Top Ten Sales

Last month Richard Gabriel sold Auction.com for $1.7 million in the year's third biggest domain sale to date. Gabriel is back on our weekly Top 20 chart this week, but this time as the buyer of Physicians.com, a name he acquired in a private transaction for $250,000. That sale also ranks among the ten biggest deals reported so far in 2009

NameJet.com nabbed the #2 slot with a nifty numerical name, 401.com, at a cool $65,100. That was one of three domains they placed on the elite list, including another another top ten entry, #10 Yiyi.com at $12,445

Sedo has more chart entries than any other venue with seven and five of those landed on the top half of the chart, led by #3 Vodkas.com at $28,595

  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also accounted for all three of the country code domains that crashed the all extension leader board and all of those ranked among the top ten. Bob.de led the ccTLD charge after changing hands for €12,500 ( $16,625). Our records show that same domain sold back in June of 2004 (also at Sedo) for just $3,399, so it quintupled in value over the intervening five years. 

The U.S. government moved to ease some of its restrictions on relations with Cuba this week, leading to a lot of excitement among owners of Cuba related domain names. Rob Sequin has always been one of the active players in that sector and he sold #4 CafeHabana.com for $18,000 this week. However, the slight thaw in Cuban-American relations had nothing to do with that transaction. The name was purchased by a New York restaurateur to promote his business there. 

Aside from the three ccTLDs, the only other non .com domain on the Big Board was #19 Pizzeria.org, sold at Sedo for $7,980. .Com swept the remaining 16 positions. The AfternicDLS and SnapNames.com each placed three .coms on the Top 20 to join Sedo and NameJet among the venues that claimed multiple chart entries.

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, April 12:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 6, 2009 - Sun. April 12, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 14

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Physicians.com $250,000 Pvt Sale
2. 401.com $65,100 NameJet
3. Vodkas.com $28,595 Sedo
4. CafeHabana.com $18,000 RobSequin.com
5. Bob.de €12,500 = $16,625 Sedo
6. Traumbaeder.de €11,000 = $14,630 Sedo
7. DiscountCandles.com $13,500 Sedo
8. CompareMobilePhones.co.uk £9,000 = $13,410 Sedo
9. PluglessPower.com $12,500 AfternicDLS
10. Yiyi.com $12,445 NameJet
11. Neoprene.com $11,301 NameJet
12. GreenDotLine.com $10,512 SnapNames
13. AmmoShops.com $10,183 RickLatona.com
14. MortgageReport.com $10,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Section8Program.com $9,000 SnapNames
15.
tie
Adslot.com $9,000 Sedo
17. ZGM.com $8,999 SnapNames
18. Visionaire.com $8,000 AfternicDLS
19. Pizzeria.org €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
20. Matsudo.com $7,504 GoDaddy Auctions

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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo had the top sale in the four-figure .com supporting cast with Verkaufsoffenesonntage.com ("open Sundays" in German) at €5,600 ($7,448). Shropshire.com kicked in $7,311 and iSavings.com added $7,100

Sedo had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
cloture.com $5,000   airbornesurveillance.com $2,788
feetarchive.com $5,000 bigbid.com $2,660
scheibenwischer.com $4,655 madridabogados.com $2,660
fzf.com $4,123 armedcitizen.com $2,500
eco-mobile.com $3,990 directtext.com $2,500
théâtre.com (IDN) $3,990 jobsradar.com $2,188
lifetrax.com $3,500 tdbe.com $2,170
kisslove.com $2,800 thetv.com $2,050

Back at NameJet, Enhancers.com hauled in $6,822, Body-Building.com bulked up with $6,700 and SpainTours.com tacked on $6,402. TMovil.com managed $4,100, GiftBasketsCanada.com delivered $2,950 and FamilySafety.com secured $2,800.

Shouru.com drew $2,611, BeanSprout.com nibbled on $2,555 and MedicalEdge.com dispensed $2,505. InnovativeInsurance.com covered $2,500, LadBrokers.com bagged $2,412 and BluetoothAccessories.com connected for $2,410. AmericanSecurities.com socked away $2,202, Zhaoyuan.com yielded $2,100 and 5PK.com posted $2,030

The supplemental roster at the AfternicDLS was led by LouisianaDental.com ($6,588), Encor.com ($5,000) and BVOL.com ($4,950). Travelgate.com garnered $4,801, IslamicCentre.com located $4,588 and ABCE.com contributed $4,500. AskATech.com claimed $4,000, CareerIdeas.com thought up $3,788 and RehabSolutions.com revealed $3,688

The AfternicDLS had 64 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
realwebsite.com $3,500   americagreen.com $2,488
dermcare.com $3,388 luigisrestaurant.com $2,488
buzzmark.com $3,188 rightdoc.com $2,488
euroenglish.com $3,188 tenpeaks.com $2,488
phonezilla.com $3,188 noblestudio.com $2,400
typekit.com $3,188 bidirect.com $2,388
bigreddog.com $3,088 versionme.com $2,388
famose.com $3,000 eartheye.com $2,300
guimi.com $3,000 thenighttrain.com $2,300
infomedic.com $2,900 meetmore.com $2,200
gball.com $2,888 newpaint.com $2,200
get2work.com $2,888 fairygram.com $2,188
lendingservice.com $2,888 netconfidence.com $2,188
asianmoney.com $2,788 pttraining.com $2,188
medaction.com $2,788 advertisingreview.com $2,088
enigmaentertainment.com $2,700 bestofs.com $2,088
physicaltherapyproducts.com $2,688 kaitie.com $2,088
rguide.com $2,688 onlinehotline.com $2,088
twilightyears.com $2,654 williamlee.com $2,088
peakonline.com $2,600 yolink.com $2,088
growinup.com $2,588 bizreferral.com $2,000
magicmagnets.com $2,588 brokerweb.com $2,000
newpads.com $2,588 circleofsupport.com $2,000
powerpackages.com $2,588 golfpals.com $2,000
shackgames.com $2,550 helpdeskexpress.com $2,000
whitepicket.com $2,540 inature.com $2,000
beautypartners.com $2,500 overcomedepression.com $2,000
Canvas360 .com $2,500 photoclique.com $2,000
open4business.com $2,500 powerpackage.com $2,000
pathtorecovery.com $2,500 searchquote.com $2,000
pixelguru.com $2,500 summitseries.com $2,000
websitevideos.com $2,500 themarshall.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also sold AcademicPartners.com for $2,088 through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo. 

At SnapNames the winners included IXF.com ($6,250), VideoGirl.com ($5,700) and MicroLenders.com ($5,300). WinstarCruises.com docked at $3,201, Reconnection.com returned $2,925 and Gnome-Girl.com notched $2,117. ManhattanHotelsNewYork.com booked $2,100, SpeedLove.com spawned $2,050 and NYPoker.com dealt $2,040

Elsewhere, RickLatona.com served CubeSteak.com for $5,441, Moniker moved CharlotteAmalie.com ($4,000) and BloodVitamins.com ($2,500) and GoDaddy Auctions grossed $2,042 with GEDTestOnline.com and $2,005 with FreeWebJunk.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes have surged so much over the past year that they are consistently turning in better results than the non .com global TLDs. As a result, we are moving the ccTLD section up to the #2 position in our weekly report, changing places with the Global Contenders who will now be in the closing section.

The top three country code sales all cracked the five-figure mark and made the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this report. The top ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of British .co.uk domains that tied for #4 at $7,500 each. Those were E-14.co.uk and Element14.co.uk. Both names were sold at Sedo, a venue that swept all 20 positions on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with six, including #6 Diablo2.de at $5,985. One of those .de's was an IDN, #18 Parfümhaus.de at $3,165. Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending April 12:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: April 6, 2009 - Sun. April 12, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 14

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bob.de €12,500 = $16,625 Sedo
2. Traumbaeder.de €11,000 = $14,630 Sedo
3. CompareMobilePhones.co.uk £9,000 = $13,410 Sedo
4.
tie
E-14.co.uk $7,500 Sedo
4.
tie
Element14.co.uk $7,500 Sedo
6. Diablo2.de €4,500 = $5,985 Sedo
7. Festgeld.eu
("fixed" in German)
€4,000 = $5,320 Sedo
8.
tie
AutoTest.eu €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
8.
tie
Standbau.de €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
10. Dieten.nl €3,300 = $4,389 Sedo

11. BidBloom.it €3,150 = $4,190 Sedo
12. Filmzitate.de
("movie quotes" in German)
€3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
13. DaoDao.com.cn $3,550 Sedo
14. ICM.es €2,668 = $3,548 Sedo
15. LocalWork.ca $3,500 Sedo
16. Are.in €2,600 = $3,458 Sedo
17. Cruceros.eu
("cruises" in Spanish)
€2,550 = $3,392 Sedo
18. Parfümhaus.de (IDN) €2,380 = $3,165 Sedo
19. JumpingBean.co.uk £1,350 = $2,012 Sedo
20. Fkilogistex.co.uk $2,000 Sedo

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There were two dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart and Sedo accounted for all but one of those. Their roster included Gesundundmunter.de and Tienersletje.nl at $1,663 each, SmallBusinessLoan.ca at $1,499 and a pair at $1,463 apiece; Bettwäsche.at (IDN) and CheapCargo.de

Sedo had 18 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,397. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,397
hst.eu $1,397   onlineschools.us $1,201
campingfrancia.es $1,330 preciole.com.mx $1,197
krankenkasse-vergleich.de $1,330 kind24.de $1,164
malerarbeiten.de $1,330 adon.eu $1,144
pflegedienst-sonnenblume.de $1,330 ezy.nl $1,131
vakantiewoning.be $1,330 riesterrente-info.de $1,131
fotobriefmarke.de $1,303 subdomain.co.uk $1,118
posterking.de $1,277 directfinance.de $1,064
mooter.co.uk $1,264 holzbaukasten.de $1,064

In another ccTLD sale, the AfternicDLS banked $1,200 for Bag.cc.

If there are country code extensions you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

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

Pizzeria.org served up the week's top Global Contenders sale, slicing $7,980 at Sedo. .Org  took the #2 slot as well, with InternetPoker.org raking in a $6,000 pot, also at Sedo. .Net wound up taking the most chart entries overall with 11, including #3 Gaucho.net, sold for $5,400 at the AfternicDLS. 

.Info got into the act with #4 Megapixel.info at $5,254. We also saw charted sales in .travel, .mobi and the first one ever for the new .tel extension. #20 Brisbane.tel dialed up 2,500 Australian dollars (US$1,692) in a private transaction. The same seller also moved Adelaide.tel for 1,925 AUD (US$1,392) in a sale that fell just short of the chart. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 12:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 6, 2009 - Sun. April 12, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 14

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Pizzeria.org €6,000 = $7,980 Sedo
2. InternetPoker.org $6,000 Sedo
3. Gaucho.net $5,400 AfternicDLS
4. Megapixel.info €3,950 = $5,254 Sedo
5. Franchises.org $3,950 Sedo
6. NoSmoking.net $3,670 AfternicDLS
7. F5.net $3,121 NameJet
8.
tie
BankruptcyLawyer.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
8.
tie
Free.travel $3,000 Moniker/
DOMAINfest Global
10. Abandonware.mobi €2,250 = $2,993 Sedo

11. Psychopath.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Polen.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Egemen.net $2,488 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
GoNow.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Public-Records.net $2,250 Sedo
16. FCV.net $2,096 AfternicDLS
17. KGMA.org $2,000 SnapNames
18. DermCare.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
19. TakeCharge.net $1,888 AfternicDLS
20. Brisbane.tel  2,350 AUD = $1,692 Pvt Sale

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were dozens of additional four-figure GC sales off the chart with the AfternicDLS accounting for the bulk of those. Their list included a seven-name group at $1,500 each that included ACEA.org, AtRisk.net, Centum.net, Manifestation.net, Opta.net, Raizes.net and Testimonial.org.

The AfternicDLS had 18 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,488 that are listed in the  table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,488
newsq.net $1,488   askatech.net $1,000
techzone.net $1,388 bassins .net $1,000
wkhs.net $1,388 caterham.net $1,000
ewell.net $1,300 fishingcharters.org $1,000
propertymanagers.net $1,188 healthsciences.net $1,000
diagnose .org $1,155 kettering.net $1,000
cleanroom.net $1,100 marketingmachine.net $1,000
seedsofgreatness .org $1,100 weatherization.net $1,000
cobham.net $1,030 webnow.net $1,000

Elsewhere, NameJet sold Sefcu.org ($1,608) and Rodney.net ($1,121), Sedo sold Cuir.net ($1,330) and iWalk.net ($1,000), 2PC.net changed hands for $1,200 in a private sale and Moniker moved PowerGoogler.info for $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 Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Tuesday night or Wednesday morning we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive 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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