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Year's Highest Non .Com Global TLD Sale Paces This Week's Domain Sales Pack

Usenet.org changed hands for $100,000 to top our new weekly Top 20 Domain Sales chart. That is, by far, the largest non .com Global TLD sale of the year, easily outdistancing the previous 2009 leaders (DevonCliffs.net and RockleyPark.net at $37,538 each). RickLatona.com and John Daly worked together to broker the Usenet.org sale. 

Another big country code sale from Sedo.com gave them the #2 slot. In the year's third biggest ccTLD sale, Seereise.de ("cruise" in German) went for €59,500 ($82,110) there. Sedo went on to pile up eight entries on the all extension leader board, more than any other venue. Their line up included two more country code power hitters; #10 Content.de at €13,000 ($17,940) and #11 Muziek.be (Belgian ccTLD that means "music" in Dutch) at €9,999 ($13,799).

  

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS accounted for two of the top five sales, scoring with #3 MyHomePage.com at $50,000 and #5 A6.com at $34,000. They also had a hand in the only other non .com sale on the elite list, selling #12 ABI.net for $12,600 through an expanded promotion listing at Sedo.

Completed sales from Moniker's live auction at the recent T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley conference are starting to come in now. Four of those hit the Big Board, led by #7 NonProfits.com at $20,000. NameJet.com also had multiple chart entries, hitting the daily double with #4 Etang.com ($35,603) and #15 Latham.com ($11,100)

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, May 17:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 11, 2009 - Sun. May 17, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Usenet.org $100,000 RickLatona.com/
John Daly
2. Seereise.de
("cruise" in German)
€59,500 = $82,110 Sedo
3. MyHomePage.com $50,000 AfternicDLS
4. Etang.com $35,603 NameJet
5. A6.com $34,000 AfternicDLS
6. QIYE.com $20,300 Moniker
7. NonProfits.com $20,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
8. SGBL.com $18,750 Sedo
9. SteakKnives.com $18,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
10. Content.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo

11. Muziek.be €9,999 = $13,799 Sedo
12. ABI.net $12,600 AfternicDLS/Sedo
13. Bionic.com $12,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
14. Loterij.com
("lottery" in Dutch)
$11,645 AfternicDLS
15. Latham.com $11,100 NameJet
16. GoldCard.com €8,000 = $11,040 Sedo
17. Mento.com €7,500 = $10,350 Sedo
18.
tie
PokerVillage.com $10,000 Sedo
18.
tie
HeadShot.com $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. SV
20. Stromtarife.com
"electricity prices" in German)
€7,100 = $9,798 Sedo

 

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 led the .com supporting cast with LocalStars.com at $9,000. Beximco.com booked $7,590 and VengaPorno.com pulled $7,100. CreditScore24.com fetched $6,900, DetectInvisible.com discovered $6,500, Zonnepanelen.com ("solar panels" in Dutch) posted $5,658 and Mitie.com mined $5,520.

Sedo had 26 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
earthsown.com $5,000   cotedazurimmobilier.com $2,760
snowboardsinc.com $5,000 grabbl.com $2,760
freshconsulting.com $4,500 kloak.com $2,760
symbios.com $4,000 luxgallery.com $2,760
organiz.com $3,741 shanghailuxuryhotels.com $2,400
recordbox.com $3,700 mobilered.com $2,390
paty.com $3,500 jcare.com $2,200
venturez.com $3,500 limalama.com $2,200
nanobook.com $3,427 dietgirl.com $2,125
ticketrestos.com $3,312 wallstreet2.com $2,100
qute.com $3,140 canadagold.com $2,000
losefatnotfaith.com $3,000 hotelesenacapulco.com $2,000
quileutelegend.com $3,000 huahang.com $2,000

Sedo also sold EXW.com for $6,210 through their GreatDomains.com premium auction site.

Back at NameJet, InternetOffice.com drew $8,099, MrMLS.com captured $7,990 and Provedor.com provided $7,407. FederalCourts.com ruled in favor of $5,188, Marval.com cornered $5,100 and Primis.com produced $3,434.

DogEatDog.com chewed up $2,600, Obex.com obtained $2,500 and MyVisit.com paid off with $2,300. Peishi.com penciled in $2,200, AllBoobs.com unbuttoned $2,100 and Feiteng.com tacked on $2,011

In more completed sales from Moniker's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley auction, FloridaAttorney.com and Accreditation.com closed at $8,000 each, AircraftEngines.com revved up $6,500 and BaptistChurches.com booked $5,500. WorkoutClothing.com broke a $3,000 sweat and ReElect.com returned $2,500

At Moniker's everyday site, HowToDrawGuide.com generated $6,475, PHPAttack.com commanded $3,500 and CityofDreamMacao.com made $2,963

At SnapNames.com, DomainNameTools.com turned in $6,544, TieClips.com clicked for $5,250 and Primicias.com presented $4,429. Harpoons.com speared $3,530 while Manilla.com and Talked.com took in $3,420 each. Zeel.com zipped up $3,201, OrlandoHotelRooms.com reserved $3,035 and Hilarity.com got a laugh out of $2,950. Armarios.com kicked in $2,171 and Prot.com processed $2,100

The AfternicDLS kept the register ringing with HonestKitchen.com ($5,000), I-Me.com ($4,988) and JustScooters.com ($4,788). Renascimento.com racked up $4,770, EcoSociety.com secured $4,250 and CenturyCommunications.com transmitted $4,188

HelpBank.com deposited $4,088, PetsNetwork.com and GeekU.com yielded $3,988 apiece. FastDraft.com drilled $3,788, CallSoft.com dialed up $3,750 and TimeDoctor.com dispensed $3,688.

The AfternicDLS had 52 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,600. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,600
buyersagents .com $3,600   techfair.com $2,500
sopas.com $3,500 atmworks.com $2,488
tahl.com $3,500 mallsplus.com $2,488
ewsgroup.com $3,488 sitevoice.com $2,488
commercialrefrigerator.com $3,350 kinderfilm.com $2,400
healthindustry.com $3,250 discountexchange.com $2,388
generaljobs.com $3,200 gossipcenter.com $2,388
cohealth.com $3,188 newpainting.com $2,388
webtitan.com $3,188 securingthefuture.com $2,388
dermalabs.com $3,088 talentplatform.com $2,288
tastykitchen.com $3,060 fffdirect.com $2,188
fxfx  .com $3,001 iconamerica.com $2,088
e1TV .com $2,998 interventiontraining.com $2,088
piacentini.com $2,988 mobilequotes.com $2,088
rentbee.com $2,888 pakfoods.com $2,088
thecolonial.com $2,800 projectmap.com $2,088
d-vine.com $2,788 aymara.com $2,000
familyimpact.com $2,788 besiege.com $2,000
nativesource.com $2,788 firstcommerce.com $2,000
youthconnect.com $2,788 gengold.com $2,000
gdirect.com $2,750 globalhealthcaresystems.com $2,000
loep.com $2,600 golfwedges.com $2,000
landpath.com $2,588 grillworld.com $2,000
artconnoisseur.com $2,500 mamabears.com $2,000
claimfast.com $2,500 southeast-asia.com $2,000
concernedcare.com $2,500 timespirit.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS sold two more with expanded promotion listings at Sedo; Latronic.com for $2,688 and Tobel.com for $2,000

Elsewhere Poliwog.com went for $5,000 in a private sale and ZMN.com brought $3,317 at Bido.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Germany's popular .de country code enjoyed a banner week sweeping 11 of the 20 positions on our weekly ccTLD chart including #1 with Seereise.de ("cruise" in German) at €59,500 ($82,110). That was the third biggest country code sale of the year to date. Content.de ($17,940) and Muziek.be ($13,799) also cracked the five-figure mark. 

Sedo, who dominates the ccTLD market, scored a clean sweep of all 20 positions on the elite list. Three countries joined Germany with multiple chart entries. Belgium's .be, France's .fr and Great Britain's co.uk each charted two names. The other countries represented this week are Congo (.cd), Italy (.it) and the Netherlands (.nl)

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending May 17:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: May 11, 2009 - Sun. May 17, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Seereise.de
("cruise" in German)
€59,500 = $82,110 Sedo
2. Content.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
3. Muziek.be €9,999 = $13,799 Sedo
4. Esel.de €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
5. Appartement.be €4,600 = $6,348 Sedo
6. Prδmie.de (IDN) €4,522 = $6,240 Sedo
7. Librairie.fr €4,500 = $6,210 Sedo
8. MovieGuide.de €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
9. GetFit.co.uk £3,100 = $4,867 Sedo
10.
tie
AdBlockPlus.de €3,500 = $4,830  Sedo
10.
tie
Biscuiterie.fr €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo

12. Innungen.de €3,250 = $4,485 Sedo
13. DE.cd €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
14. HappyBingo.it €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
15. Romans.nl €2,900 = $4,002 Sedo
16. Botswana.co.uk £2,500 = $3,925 Sedo
17. Fotorahmung.de €2,690 = $3,712 Sedo
18. Edelmetallhandel.de €2,500 = $3,450 Sedo
19. Property-Management.de €2,273 = $3,137 Sedo
20. InternetOne.de €2,200 = $3,036 Sedo

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Sedo rang up dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales including 3.gd at $3,000 and three others at $2,760 each; AktivPark.de, VTG.cn and Walk.in. Seeker.tv tuned in $2,500 and Aldar.co.uk docked at $2,434

Sedo had 45 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,070. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,070
berufsunfaehigkeitsversicherung.eu $2,070   nt2.de $1,380
fanartikel.at $2,070 propertyguys.co.uk $1,380
karrierecoaching.de $2,070 propertyphotography.co.uk $1,380
kotek.de $2,070 sex.gl $1,380
speddy.com.br $2,070 tarotistas.es $1,380
tak.es $2,070 montepaschi.it $1,311
ukcottages.co.uk $1,963 vitalize.de $1,311
kontinente.de $1,932 b.ly $1,250
india.de $1,794 wewaii.nl $1,242
content-shop.de $1,725 buchexpress.ch $1,228
my-download.de $1,725 bookcycle.co.uk $1,178
bmd-detektei.de $1,656 implantdentist.co.uk $1,178
firstcredit.de $1,656 blinddate.fr $1,104
sportpartner.co.uk $1,656 truss.es $1,104
zahnδrztezentrum.de $1,656 uniprof.de $1,104
gardenbuilding.co.uk $1,649 roomster.co.uk $1,100
schwarzbrot.de $1,642 as-grabschmuck.de $1,035
freemmorpg.co.uk $1,570 better.es $1,035
teeshirt.co.uk $1,492 hotelrooms.in.in $1,035
fruits.de $1,387 zang.co.uk $1,035
dateing.dk $1,380 domotic.tv $1,000
dorrar.nu $1,380 privatesale.cn $1,000
innertube.co.uk $1,380  

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS banked $2,500 for Baselayers.co.uk and $1,500 for MatchMD.us. Meanwhile, Netfleet.com.au notched $1,863 for Netclix.com.au and $1,232 for WebsiteDesigner.com.au

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

It has been a slow year for the Global Contenders but this week they ruled the roost with that blockbuster $100,000 sale of Usenet.org that we told you about at the top of this report. That was almost three times more than 2009's previous high sale for a non .com global TLD. 

The highest sale you haven't yet seen in  this category is Sedo's $9,000 sale of #3 EXT.net.  Right behind in a 4th place tie were a matching set from SnapNames at $6,140 each; Millionaire.org and Billionaire.org

The .orgs piled up eight chart entries this week but the .nets went two better with ten. The remaining two openings went to a pair of .infos. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending May 17:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 11, 2009 - Sun. May 17, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 20

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Usenet.org $100,000 RickLatona.com/
John Daly
2. ABI.net $12,600 AfternicDLS/Sedo
3. EXT.net $9,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Billionaire.org $6,140 SnapNames
4.
tie
Millionaire.org $6,140 SnapNames
6.
tie
Factual.net $6,000 URLs.net
6.
tie
NursingSchool.org $6,000 AfternicDLS/Sedo
7.
tie
Singularity.org $5,999 Sedo
9. Werbegeschenke.net
("promotional gifts" in German)
€4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
10. HouseAndHome.net $4,788 AfternicDLS

11.
tie
Critical.net $4,500 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
OSFNet.org $4,500 Sedo
13. IW.org $3,666 Sedo
14.
tie
Cuencas.info $3,500 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
SheMale.info $3,255 Sedo
16. Nikolaus.net €2,300 = $3,174 Sedo
17. USASports.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
18. TheEarth.org $3,080 AfternicDLS
19. Kreuzwortraetsel.net €2,200 = $3,036 Sedo
20. 5i.net $3,021 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with Blooks.net at $2,970. GovNet.net added $2,788, SimpleSolution.net secured $2,570 and WhyWait.com went for $2,088

The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,820. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,820
golfacademy.org $1,820   healthindustry.org $1,125
foamdepot.net $1,688 womenleaders.org $1,100
strategiccapital.net $1,588 besiege.net $1,000
musicvillage.net $1,500 ccin.net $1,000
securitysoftware.net $1,388 earthguide.net $1,000
iapt.net $1,300 lamplighter.net $1,000
opencircuit.net $1,300 lapagina.net $1,000
sassi.org $1,250  

Back at Sedo, JBet.net banked $2,600, Aktienkurse.info found $2,070 and Strube.net strolled to $1,794.  They also scored with 03.org ($1,600), Hafo.org ($1,570), Uniforms.biz ($1,380) and Factual.info ($1,250).

SnapNames got into the act with Superhero.net ($2,294), WeddingPlanners.net ($1,619) and Terrorist.org ($1,180). Elsewhere, The AfternicDLS sold two names with expanded promotion listings at Sedo; Briard.net ($1,745) and Sybilla.net ($1,416). NameJet sold Sana.org for $1,606 and Moniker closed the $1,000 sale of John.mobi from their T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley auction. 

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.

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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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