Rules This Week's Domain Sales Chart Backed By Two Big Six-Figure
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 companys behalf, including PuertoRico.com, SouthAfrica.com,
Morocco.com and Scotland.com to name a few.
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
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:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 23, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 29, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 2, 2009
Kindergartenbeirat.de ("kindergarten adviser" 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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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).
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
.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:
NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
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
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:
AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
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.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
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
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
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.
It was the same old (but very enjoyable) song
for the Country Codes this week -still anotherround
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
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:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Nov. 23, 2009 - Sun. Nov.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 2
Kindergartenbeirat.de ("kindergarten adviser" in German)
There were dozens ofadditional 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:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,926
One of the year's 10 biggest sales in theGlobal
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
(.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
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.
Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,073
Back at the AfternicDLS the winners included SmartCube.net
($2,500), VTown.net ($2,388) and SaveTigers.org
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:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,941
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 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 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.