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
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).
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.
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. May 11, 2009 - Sun. May 17, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 20
Seereise.de ("cruise" in German)
Loterij.com ("lottery" in Dutch)
Stromtarife.com "electricity prices" in German)
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.
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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:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
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
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.
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
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:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,600
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.
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
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: May 11, 2009 - Sun. May 17,
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 20
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
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,070
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.
(.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
(.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
Werbegeschenke.net ("promotional gifts" in German)
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.
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,820
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.
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 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.