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June 07, 2013

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Russia.com Rules This Week's Domain Sales Chart Backed By Two Big Six-Figure Sales

In a deal brokered by Sedo.com, Seattle-based Paley Media sold Russia.com for $1.5 million this week. That is the 6th highest domain sale reported this year and is the 8th to break the 7-figure barrier so far in 2009

Sedo said this was the company's biggest geodomain sale ever and the company's Director of Sales, Kathy Nielsen, noted “Geodomains have always been a very strong investment in the domain industry for a variety of reasons. They hold enormous potential for development.  In addition, there are many solid and proven business models, and local online advertising is in a growth stage.  All the pieces are aligned for the makings of a very successful business.”

With the successful sale of Russia.com, Paley Media has given Sedo additional premium geodomains to broker on the company’s behalf, including PuertoRico.com, SouthAfrica.com, Morocco.com and  Scotland.com to name a few. 

By Ron Jackson

The Russia.com sale was complemented by a pair of big six-figure sales this week. Rick Latona Auctions closed the $450,000 sale of Rio.com from their live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York and Sedo rang up another huge sale with #3 Dominio.com at $250,000. The seller got a very nice return on investment with Dominio.com. That domain had previously sold for $120,000 in a private transaction in September 2005. 

Another doman showing a solid increase since its last reported sale was #19 Cartouche.com. That name sold at Sedo for $14,798 this week, almost double the $7,800 the same domain fetched in a July 2005 sale that was also handled by Sedo.

Sedo went on to dominate this week's all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart, sweeping 8 of the top 10 positions and 15 of 20 overall. Rick Latona Auctions also flexed their muscles with four charted domains, leaving just one opening that went to GoDaddy Auctions for their $20,000 sale of #14 HotShot.com

There is a nice mix of extensions on the Big Board. .Com, as usual, had the most entries with 12, but the country codes also did well taking six spots with the remaining two places nabbed by .nets. #5 Kindergartenbeirat.de ("kindergarten adviser" in German) led the ccTLD contigent with a $66,540 sale at Sedo. 

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 29:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 23, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 2, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Russia.com $1,500,000 Sedo
2. Rio.com $450,000 Rick Latona Auctions
3. Dominio.com $250,000 Sedo
4. 64.com $89,000 Sedo
5. Kindergartenbeirat.de
("kindergarten adviser" in German)
€44,066 = $66,540 Sedo
6. Gameland.com $55,000 Sedo
7. QQ.net €31,001 = $46,812 Sedo
8. Billets.com €28,500 = $43,035 Sedo
9. 900.com $40,000 Rick Latona Auctions
10. ORT.de €23,800 = $35,938 Sedo

11. Kasino.com $35,000 Rick Latona Auctions
12. Dental.net $27,500 Sedo
13. PopStars.com $21,000 Rick Latona Auctions
14. HotShot.com $20,000 GoDaddy Auctions
15. Lodging.co.uk £11,900 = $19,873 Sedo
16. Thesan.com $18,500 Sedo
17.
tie
1A-Krankenversicherung.de €11,900 = $17,969 Sedo
17.
tie
KE.de €11,900 = $17,969 Sedo
19. Cartouche.com €9,800 = $14,798 Sedo
20. AbstractArt.co.uk £8,700 = $14,529 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.

There were 15 more five-figure sales just off the board led by Sedo's sale of a pair of numerical domains; 66.de ($13,590) and 1199.com ($13,000). Sedo's roster also included Kostenlos.net ($12,835), PaybackTime.com ($12,500) and SH.de ($12,080). Their hit parade continued with Cheap-Generic-Viagra.co.uk ($11,690), Cashed.com ($11,000) and EcoLife.com ($10,000)

Elsewhere, WinnerNames.com took in $13,000 for MeTrade.com and NameJet.com scored with a trio of names; SmallBusinessLaw.com ($12,211), LMD.com ($12,100) and AttractWomen.com ($10,800). MostWantedDomains.com picked up $12,000 for PayPower.com, SnapNames snagged $11,550 for FDA.net and the AfternicDLS cornered $10,000 with Carriage.com

If you want to talk about a great ROI, look no further than that $11,550 sale of FDA.net. It had just been purchased just at GoDaddy in September 2009 for $2,007!

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the four-figure .com supporting cast with with Ojos.com at $8,702. NOY.com nailed another $8,500 while ETSU.com tacked on $7,700, DayTradingStocks.com returned $6,513 and LaBrea.com brought $4,110.

NameJet had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
marquetry.com $3,900   halloweentown.com $2,700
orinocowireless.com $3,768 ustaxforms.com $2,600
videoproducer.com $3,711 cidade.com $2,522
internetkiosk.com $3,433 americantwist.com $2,370
gamingindustry.com $3,100 lawyerhelp.com $2,155
arcoiris.com $3,052 attorneyhelp.com $2,100
regencyhomes.com $2,901 dequeen.com $2,010
golfpac.com $2,722 sportradio.com $2,000

The cash register was ringing non-stop at the AfternicDLS this week. Their list included BroadwayBuzz.com at $8,588, UltimateCar.com at $8,000 and AdultSmokersSurvey.com at $7,370. TravelMarketplace.com produced $5,400 with two others; Cocopeat.com and Tita.com tallying $5,000 each. 

TVOS.com tuned in $4,988, Sanagi.com sewed up $4,388 and AttorneyChicago.com drew $4,300. DiscoveryTour.com docked at $4,188 and BrightMinds.com lit up $4,059. The AfternicDLS had 47 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
recommendthis.com $4,000   realchrome.com $2,588
simplytrade.com $3,888 dirtbikeadventures.com $2,388
tiips.com $3,722 freecook.com $2,388
naturebalance.com $3,588 theknowledgebase.com $2,388
i-mart.com $3,500 africanreview.com $2,370
cronics.com $3,288 forcetech.com $2,300
tvmy.com $3,263 nutracenter.com $2,200
framedepot.com $3,188 lamedical.com $2,100
paydayrate.com $3,188 taxhub.com $2,100
toptenthings.com $3,188 beclose.com $2,088
universityclasses.com $3,188 bluecreations.com $2,088
stacktest.com $3,088 bosonic.com $2,088
freedomcars.com $3,000 hiddenknowledge.com $2,088
mbdata.com $3,000 hirestandards.com $2,088
newcyber.com $3,000 iwanttosing.com $2,088
nutritiondirect.com $3,000 mycontactmanager.com $2,088
educationplans.com $2,988 nutritioncorner.com $2,088
health-e.com $2,988 coloncleansingproducts.com $2,000
oergroup.com $2,988 doubleline.com $2,000
chinareports.com $2,794 ezgrow.com $2,000
findadistributor.com $2,710 prayerrequests.com $2,000
buyironore.com $2,688 remontti.com $2,000
okeco.com $2,688 thegamebox.com $2,000
successtrainer.com $2,688   

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell two more domains through their expanded promotion platform. Those were DirectBeds.com at $4,988 and Work24.com at $2,100.

Back at Sedo SalonDeJuegos.com kicked in $7,500 while i-Milk.com and Blacky.com billed $7,500 apiece. Poppin.com posted $7,200, 5544.com counted out $7,000 and Creaflex.com crunched $6,795. Atriel.com and Uuing.com yielded $6,000 each and Trikot.com tied up $5,519. Oltchim.com and FamilyProtection.com fetched $5,500 apiece while IT-Commerce.com captured $5,436 and Hipe.com hauled in $5,105.

Sedo had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that you can check out in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
activeden.com $5,000   rugbyschool.com $3,000
safeshopping.com $5,000 sleepsafe.com $3,000
sincer.com $5,000 9001.com $2,900
xseries.com $5,000 eazyid.com $2,750
unicoms.com $4,681 leatherdreams.com $2,750
bachelorfridge.com $4,676 travelstage.com $2,700
paneuro.com $4,530 xtracks.com $2,663
fulo.com $4,505 lehtikuva.com $2,567
juegosdevestir1.com $4,500 aboutmesothelioma.com $2,500
oqd.com $4,500 innerwear.com $2,500
duschi.com $4,228 teramar.com $2,500
mousemedia.com $4,228 reithose.com $2,493
prosept.com $4,228 craigedmonds.com $2,280
2poker.com $4,000 escrow24.com $2,265
ncponline.com $4,000 worldcupticketsite.com $2,201
privatewave.com $4,000 mylocalpub.com $2,088
diamondsjewelry.com $3,800 area55.com $2,000
egoista.com $3,624 bidn.com $2,000
strengthen.com $3,600 camto.com $2,000
ethicalporn.com $3,500 eyeinthesky.com $2,000
visionpros.com $3,441 getpaidsurveys.com $2,000
qcue.com $3,158 log5.com $2,000
piwo.com $3,110 mazzanti.com $2,000
goodfoodfast.com $3,049 sootheaway.com $2,000
goldfren.com $3,020  

At SnapNames SchoolBags.com booked $7,805, SexTraffic.com sold for $6,005 and FridayNight.com corralled $4,000 5454.com found $3,988, KidsSurplus.com plucked $3,600 and LocalPlumber.com unplugged $3,300

CheapHouseInsurance.com chalked up $3,100, Cuddlebug.com bagged $2,500 and GameArchive.com doled out $2,252. Multimillionaires.com managed $2,251, ImageCare.com contributed $2,059 and Actif.com added $2,000

At Rick Latona Auctions QDC.com clicked for $7,000, Bulldoze.com flattened $5,000 and two others; Nudged.com and OutOfState.com closed at $2,500 each. ExecutiveSalesJobs.com landed $2,100 followed by a quartet of domains at $2,000 apiece that included Altercation.com, DrugMoney.com, Frustrate.com and Halp.com

Elsewhere, Moniker moved CCES.com for $8,200 and TennisCamp.com for $8,000. Optimo.com sold DuckBrands.com and FashionTravel.com for $5,000 each and GreenDesk.com for $3,000. Also, GoDaddy Auctions banked $4,505 for CrossDress.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

It was the same old (but very enjoyable) song for the Country Codes this week - still another round of very solid sales including nine in the five-figure category led by Kindergartenbeirat.de ("kindergarten adviser" in German) at $66,540 via Sedo. We listed all of those five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report.

The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet just missed hitting that mark. #10 XX.de delivered $9,966 at Sedo, a venue that swept all 20 positions on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart. The .de domains (German ccTLDs) ran wild this week, piling up 11 of the 20 chart entries. Britain's .co.uk is next with five including three on the top half of the elite list led by Lodging.co.uk at $19,873.

 Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Nov. 29:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 23, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 2

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Kindergartenbeirat.de
("kindergarten adviser" in German)
€44,066 = $66,540 Sedo
2. ORT.de €23,800 = $35,938 Sedo
3. Lodging.co.uk £11,900 = $19,873 Sedo
4.
tie
1A-Krankenversicherung.de €11,900 = $17,969 Sedo
4.
tie
KE.de €11,900 = $17,969 Sedo
6. AbstractArt.co.uk £8,700 = $14,529 Sedo
7. 66.de €9,000 = $13,590 Sedo
8. SH.de €8,000 = $12,080 Sedo
9. Cheap-Generic-Viagra.co.uk £7,000 = $11,690 Sedo
10. XX.de €6,600 = $9,966 Sedo

11.
tie
Buchungen.de €5,950 = $8,985 Sedo
11.
tie
RepriseMedia.pl €5,950 = $8,985 Sedo
13. CreditCards.de $8,600 Sedo
14. MountainBike.co.uk £5,000 = $8,350 Sedo
15. MZ.de €5,212 = $7,870 Sedo
16. Coloriages.fr €5,100 = $7,701 Sedo
17. ChristianDating.co.uk £3,827 = $6,391 Sedo
18. BookFactory.de €3,601 = $5,438 Sedo
19. Estates.tv $5,000 Sedo
20. Recetario.es €3,300 = $4,983 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all but two of those. Their supplemental roster was led by Books-On.de ($4,530), Moebel-fachhandel.de ($4,304) and Radspieler.de ($4,228). Mountain-Bike.co.uk added $4,175 and 1010.de drew another $4,160

Sedo had 74 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,926 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,926
pulver.eu $3,926   onlinearchiv.de $1,661
seniorenversicherung.de $3,775 monstudio.fr $1,586
work24.ch $3,775 arztnotruf.de $1,510
allmobile.de $3,773 byme.de $1,510
f.tc $3,500 canoe.it $1,510
heizungsoptimierung.de $3,322 cartuchos.es $1,510
btcweb.de $3,169 ebook-download.de $1,510
fhv.de $3,144 kobe-rind.de $1,510
reit-forum.eu $3,111 oktoberfest-hamburg.de $1,510
lagerregale.at $3,023 youtoo.eu $1,510
artenia.de $3,020 cpe.de $1,508
terredevins.fr $3,020 hostessen24.de $1,508
netlink.se $2,929 casinoonline.us $1,500
rplus.co.uk $2,923 ecall.es $1,495
indemnity.co.za $2,505 rehamed.eu $1,495
3l.de $2,431 viagogo.nl $1,480
sonderangebote24.de $2,341 colonna.fr $1,435
biomat.ch $2,265 fields.de $1,359
cotes.fr $2,265 zombiewalk.de $1,357
frs.ch $2,265 swing-trader.de $1,284
khe.eu $2,265 zoofachhandel.at $1,284
klarna.co.uk $2,265 skiausrstung.de $1,253
knstlichebefruchtung.de $2,265 freepens.co.uk $1,253
speed-junkie.de $2,265 longtermcare.us $1,250
survey.it $2,265 senioren-betreuer.de $1,246
verwarming.be $2,265 teiletreff.de $1,208
k.ai $2,250 goedkopevliegtuigtickets.be $1,133
querlesen.de $2,159 qbb.de $1,133
bessergehen.de $2,039 rehm.eu $1,133
alpentraum.de $2,004 wanderschuhe.eu $1,133
mundus.nl $1,996 writinginstruments.co.uk $1,100
taga.de $1,961 fotomontage.nl $1,095
bersetzungsbros.de $1,888 costa-reisen.de $1,075
caa.me.me $1,850 2x.de $1,057
spartarife.ch $1,845 permatec.de $1,057
britassoc.org.uk $1,837 solarstrom-anlage.de $1,057
schulfrei.de $1,737 neotel.tv $1,000

Elsewhere DomainsForSale.co.nz sold JobSite.co.nz for $3,450 and Registrars.co.uk captured $1,161 for Theo.co.uk

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

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .pro & .tel)

One of the year's 10 biggest sales in the  Global Contenders category, QQ.net at $46,812 via Sedo, set the pace in the non .com gTLDs category this week. Three others broke the five figure barrier (all of which were noted in the all extension section of this report earlier).

The top sales you haven't seen yet are a pair of .info domains tied for the 5th spot on the new GC Top 20 Chart; AeroPuerto.info and Cosmetics.info at $9,850 each. Both were sold by Sedo who took 15 of the 20 chart entries.

The .nets took the most chart positions with nine including a sweep of the top four spots. .Org also did well with seven entries led by #7 FreeFood.org at $8,800 via the AfternicDLS. Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Nov. 29:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 23, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 29, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 2

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. QQ.net €31,001 = $46,812 Sedo
2. Dental.net $27,500 Sedo
3. Kostenlos.net €8,500 = $12,835 Sedo
4. FDA.net $11,550 SnapNames
5.
tie
AeroPuerto.info €6,500 = $9,815 Sedo
5.
tie
Cosmetics.info €6,500 = $9,815 Sedo
7. FreeFood.org $8,800 AfternicDLS
8. IAF.org €5,050 = $7,626 Sedo
9. Daimler.mobi $7,500 Sedo
10. Wohnung.org €4,300 = $6,493 Sedo

11. Sprachreisen.net €3,500 = $5,285 Sedo
12. TheBronx.net $5,000 Rick Latona Auctions
13. WebTicket.net €3,000 = $4,530 Sedo
14. CarHire.info $4,100 Sedo
15. Waschmaschine.org €2,666 = $4,026 Sedo
16. Waschmaschine.net €2,430 = $3,669 Sedo
17. Academias.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
18. Kinderzimmer.org €2,000 = $3,020 Sedo
19. BusinessManagement.net $2,900 AfternicDLS
20. Kleiderschrank.org €1,790 = $2,703 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. Sedo had the highest of those with Kaarties.biz ($2,643) and Parisportif.info ($2,567). Kreditohneschufa.net notched $2,265, XXP.org generated $2,140, Netzteil.net nailed $2,100 and Internationalshipping.net shouldered $2,091

Sedo had 24 more GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,073
flydrive.mobi $2,073   moebelhaus.biz $1,661
pest-control.org $2,000 romance.info $1,661
soccermania.net $2,000 hives.net $1,650
babyspielzeug.net $1,963 roda.net $1,510
schlitten.net $1,963 magasins.net $1,508
zubair.net $1,814 nexus6.net $1,500
wohnungssuche.org $1,753 marketing.tel $1,284
massages.net $1,750 sexoenvivo.net $1,080
katholiken.net $1,673 coupedumonde.org $1,057
celibataire.mobi $1,661 medicalassistantschools.net $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS the winners included SmartCube.net ($2,500), VTown.net ($2,388) and SaveTigers.org ($2,288)

The Afternic DLS had 16 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,941. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,941
vafa.net $1,941   powerstar.org $1,200
hangisi.net $1,879 vocationalschool.org $1,200
kenny.org $1,700 mycard.org $1,188
rainstorm.net $1,700 25thhour.net $1,088
newcast.net $1,588 digicode.net $1,088
AutoAccessories.net $1,550 tomorrowtoday.net $1,088
indien.org $1,500 antiagingwrinklecream.net $1,000
westerland.org $1,500 realgrowth.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell three more domains through their expanded promotion platform. DefenseLawyer.org locked up $2,500, TriplePlay.org produced $2,301 and JustCash.net deposited $1,000. They sold a fourth name through SnapNames; AboutWine.net at $1,588

At SnapNames Zhuk.net zipped up $2,330, Lawyers.biz booked $2,100 and AboutWine.org quaffed $1,588. HomeLoanCalculator.net and CruiseVacations.org sailed to $1,500 apiece and NRCT.net tossed in $1,024

Elsewhere, GoDaddy Auctions got $2,505 for FindLawyers.org and NameJet jettisoned three domains; eGlobal.net ($2,100), ElectricFireplace.net ($1,510) and Nationwide.info ($1,111)

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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