Sale of Barns.com and Landmark 6-Figure IDN Deal Take Top Spots on
This Week's Domain Sales Chart
A pair of nice six-figure sales
headline this week's domain sales report. Barns.com bagged
the top spot after changing hands for $175,000 in a private
sale. North Carolina businessman Jeremiah Johnson, who
already had a well established business in this space at WoodBarns.com,
acquired the category killing domain and is already putting it to
good use. His new website at Barns.comoffers a wide variety of barns, including custom metal
and Amish wood structures, that are sold nationwide with free
delivery and installation.
Another category killer, this one a German
language IDN ccTLD, Büromöbel.de ("office
furniture" in German), took the #2 spot with a landmark
International Domain Name sale that closed through Sedo
at €69,000 ($100,749). That is the highest verified IDN
sale ever reported to us.
Those two heavyweights were followed by a
pair of solid 3-letter .com sales; #3 TVX.com at $75,000
and #4 SPB.com at $65,000. New brokerage MasterOfMyDomain.com
handled the TVX.com sale while the SPB.com deal went through Sedo,
helping them claim five of the first ten chart positions and 10 of
was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the
Daily Double with #5 Goodwill.com at $55,978 and #12 Mantels.com
at $20,300. Chart honors also went to a newcomer on the Big
who sold Amsterdam.org for $25,000 and Rick
Latona Auctions who moved PapuaNewGuinea.com for
the same price. Those two sales tied for the #9 position.
.Com had the most chart entries
with 12. The ccTLDs also fared well taking six places on the
elite list. Canada's .ca extension accounted for two of those
country code leaders; #14 Boots.ca at $19,950 and #15 Suits.ca
at $18,900. Those private sales were actually completed a few
months ago but the seller, who is a personal acquaintance, just
agreed to make the prices public for this first time this week.
After being shut out last week, the non
.com gTLDs returned to the limelight with two Top 20 domains,
led by #8 Apps.net, a name sold through Sedo for $25,900.
Before we move on to this week's chart I
want to let you know about another domain sales story that I think
you will find exceptionally interesting. Veteran domain investor Larry
Fischer ran a fascinating five-part series on his DirectNavigation.com
blog this week about a previously unreported multi-million dollar
domain portfolio auction that he was part of.
loaded with many great one-word generic .com domain names wound up
going for over $7 million with Larry finishing second in the
bidding. Be sure to check it out. Larry lists all of the domains
that were in the package as well as who the eventual winner turned
out to be.
Now back to our regularly scheduled
program - here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 13:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 7, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 13, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 15, 2009
(IDN) ("office furniture" 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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
There were 11 more five-figure sales just
off the board led by a pair of sales at NameJet; Review.org
at $14,502 and APN.com at $14,401. Rick
Latona Auctions closed three more sales at this level; DLE.com
($14,250), StateFlags.com ($12,750) and StateFlag.com
($12,750). Latona also sold a nice three-name matching set, Z6.com,
Z6.net and Z6.org, for a total of $15,000.
Forma scored with PropertyManagement.ca at $14,200
and the AfternicDLS
banked $13,249 for PersonalisedGifts.com. Sedo
also continued ringing up impressive sales with ConstructionManagement.net
($12,500), Webmaster.se ($10,950), Parfm.com
($10,227) and HowTown.com ($10,000).
.Com Supporting Cast
The hit parade at Sedo continued with several dozen
solid four-figure sales led by ThinkSpot.com ($9,999), DiamondTrading.com
($9,800) and FreeStock.com ($9,650). SuperTrends.com
tacked on $8,500, Classement.com clicked for $7,738
and AKY.com kicked in $7,592.
3210.com and StrikeIt.com contributed $7,500
each while 0033.com counted out $7,300. ENYC.com
drew $5,800 and Kinderfahrzeuge.com captured $5,700. Sedo had 42 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,500 that you can check out in the table below.
Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
At NameJet, AmericaWestAirlines.com took off
with $9,499 onboard, GatewayBank.com deposited $8,300
and PeopleLink.com landed $8,100. HomeElevators.com
stopped at $8,000, ThunderValley.com cracked $6,400
and Dongwu.com went for $5,100.
Naiyou.com nabbed $4,411 and Matriarch.com
managed $4,400. NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,360 that are listed in the table below.
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,360
Back at the AfternicDLS the registers were busy
ringing up MysteryFlights.com ($8,000), WhyYoga.com
($7,700) and a pair of names that went for $6,500 apiece;
FireproofSafe.com and NewHomeCommunities.com.
Sonsi.com secured $6,388, NIMR.com
returned $5,400 and ManageYourStress.com yielded $5,188.
SmartIndia.com discovered $5,000, UnMomento.com
made $4,500 and SGIOnline.com located $4,088.
The AfternicDLS had 50 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 another domain
through their expanded promotion platform. That was PuppyConnection.com
ExcelAirways.com jetted to $3,750, an IDN - 整形美容.com
- added $3,304 and MonthlyBudget.com allotted $2,860.
Prescribing.com dispensed $2,825 and Baushop.com
Elsewhere, Rick Latona Auctions sold DenimJeans.com
for $9,000 and Celcius.com for $5,000. NoktaDomains
notched $7,200 for PharmacyTechnicianCertification.com
and $4,000 for FloorMolding.com. Moniker sold AdultKing.com
for $2,870 and, in a private sale, Rob Sequin of HavanaJournal.com
bought CubanGirls.com for $2,000.
12th reported 6-figure ccTLD sale helped the Country Codes post
another banner week. As we told you at the top of this report, Büromöbel.de
(IDN) ("office furniture" in German) went for a
whopping €69,000 ($100,749) at Sedo. That blockbuster was
backed by the seven solid five-figure sales that were also listed
The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 on
our new Country Code Top 20 chart. That is Corbatas.es
(Spain's country code), a name that went for $7,884 at
Germany's .de had the most chart entries with
nine (all completed through Sedo, a venue that claimed 16 of the 21
chart positions. The extra position resulted from a tie for the
final spot). Canada's .ca was next with three chart entries,
all of which reached the top half of the elite list.
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending Dec. 13:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 7, 2009 - Sun. Dec.
2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 15
There were dozens ofadditional four-figure ccTLD
sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the majority of
those, including Trikotsatz.de ($3,431) and a trio of names
at $2,920 each; EBRC.eu, Eisbär.de (IDN) and
Sedo had 41 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,847 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,847
sold three nice Australian ccTLDs; ElectricBike.com.au
($1,549), StrataManagement.com.au ($1,340) and BL.com.au
moved another one - Vegetarian.com.au at $2,047.
sold a couple of British domains worth noting; SellMyMotor.co.uk($2,458) and ContactLensExpress.co.uk ($1,066).
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.
Contenders showed some improvement this week with a quartet of
five-figure sales leading our new GC Top 20 Chart. Those were
noted at the top of this report. Sedo had the three highest sales
you haven't yet seen in this category; #5 CheapestAutoInsurance.net
at $7,495, #6 QEC.org ($7,140) and an IDN that
reached #7 - Olivenöl.org - at $6,570.
The AfternicDLS had a hand in nine charted sales,
led by #8 Sherwood.net at $6,400. Sedo was next with
eight names on the leader board.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending Dec. 13:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
7, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 13, 2009 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 15
four-figure GC sales off the chart the AfternicDLS sold five names
via Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform. Those were BabyCare.net
($2,888), Visiting.net ($2,850), Boubou.net ($2,788),
VinylFlooring.net ($1,188) and Meinegesundheit.net
The AfternicDLS sold more than two dozen more from
their main site, led by HealthyLifestyle.org at $2,588,
Empowered.net and InternetMedia.net at $2,500
apiece and Kwick.net at $2,400. They had 22 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000
to $2,288. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,288
Sedo sold Backpackers.org for $2,500 and
Sunscreen.net for $2,250. Their roster also included
Fleisch.info ($1,387) and Damenfahrrad.net at $1,105.
At NameJet, LFF.org generated $2,500, PokerTables.net
raked in $2,400 and ACA-USA.org drew $2,020. Iteawww.org
went for $1,610, BRCSS.net nailed $1,601, FundersOnline.org
fetched $1,005 and Hypnotize.net cast a $1,000
Elsewhere, SnapNames attracted $2,000 for Zhongguo.org
and NoktaDomains collected $1,000 for Jugendzimmer .net.
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.