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CookingGames.com Serves Up $350,000 Sale at NoktaDomains as 2009 Domain Sales Season Comes to a Close

The final week of the 2009 domain sales season saw the kind of light overall activity you expect over the holidays but it still produced a pair of impressive six-figure sales. Setting the pace was a $350,000 deal for CookingGames.com at NoktaDomains. Nokta had a second entry in the first five on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, scoring again with #4 ValentinesDayGifts.com at $31,000

Sedo had the second six-figure sale with #2 Leisure.com at $150,000. They went on to place a half dozen domains on the Big Board, including #5 (tie) Find.net at $25,000, one of only two non .com gTLDs on the elite list. 

That was a nice price bump for Find.net which previously sold for $6,024 (also at Sedo) in November 2005. Sedo also accounted for all three of the ccTLD sales on the chart, led by #8 Booking.com.ar (Argentina country code) at $21,170

By Ron Jackson

The domain that tied Find.net for the #5 spot was HomeBars.com, a name that was purchased by Niche Stores, Inc., in a private transaction for $25,000.

After missing last week's deadline, the AfternicDLS caught up this week by sending in their sales information from the past two weeks. That double dose of data helped them claim  10 of the 20 chart positions. #3 Pagani.com led the AfternicDLS roster at $35,000 and they put two others on the top half of the leader board; #7 HealthBooks.com at $22,337 and #9 XOX.com at $20,000.

SnapNames.com also earned chart honors this week with one of the biggest .pro sales we've ever seen. #16 WordPress.pro produced $12,099 there.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 3

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 3, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CookingGames.com $350,000 NoktaDomains
2. Leisure.com $150,000 Sedo
3. Pagani.com $35,000 AfternicDLS
4. ValentinesDayGifts.com $31,000 NoktaDomains
5.
tie
Find.net $25,000 Sedo
5.
tie
HomeBars.com $25,000 Pvt Sale
7. HealthBooks.com $22,337 AfternicDLS
8. Booking.com.ar €14,500 = $21,170 Sedo
9. XOX.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
10. Security.eu £12,010 = $17,535 Sedo

11. GotYa.com $15,500 AfternicDLS
12. Bookings.com.ar €10,500 = $15,330 Sedo
13. Inverters.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
14. Betin.com €10,000 = $14,600 Sedo
15. Saff.com $14,200 AfternicDLS
16. WordPress.pro $12,099 SnapNames
17. Tuperro.com $12,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
AmericanLogistics.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
Baguette.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
EndeavorFund.com $11,000 AfternicDLS

 

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 was one other five-figure sale just off the chart. The AfternicDLS moved Montelimar.com for an even $10,000.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast with Yibs.com at $9,500 and dozens of other solid four-figure sales. FlexPlans.com pulled $8,500 while Minutos.com and CityOf.com secured $7,000 each. BathroomSuite.com was next at $6,500, followed by a trio of names at $6,000 apiece that included AudioTool.com, CriticalIllnessCover.com and SalesCareer.com

LiveDay.com landed $5,600, CyclingGear.com donned $5,500 and OneWorldAcademy.com went for $5,060. The AfternicDLS had 84 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
calisthenics.com $5,000   fortalent.com $2,788
grandmaskitchen.com $5,000 irishheart.com $2,770
mylib.com $5,000 hostnation.com $2,750
PromotionalTowels.com $4,500 pbnonline.com $2,688
lawyersreferral.com $4,288 aggressivetrading.com $2,588
scan3d.com $3,988 myhonors.com $2,588
rentdumpsters.com $3,888 soldierstories.com $2,588
businessbreakthroughs.com $3,769 babusan.com $2,500
ceotraining.com $3,688 bargainbee.com $2,500
rideaux.com $3,600 researchportal.com $2,500
rent2.com $3,588 techfriendly.com $2,500
wellnessdaily.com $3,588 boonedock.com $2,488
cuattro.com $3,520 discoveryco.com $2,488
prvn.com $3,500 dynapartners.com $2,488
rightware.com $3,500 iclients.com $2,488
sundawg.com $3,500 paydayhub.com $2,488
striketwo.com $3,388 creditbuy.com $2,388
thehuntclub.com $3,300 druckenmiller.com $2,388
constructionreports.com $3,288 investflorida.com $2,388
worknets.com $3,200 johnholloway.com $2,388
chinacelebrity.com $3,188 practicaltech.com $2,388
ouryearbook.com $3,188 computertechsupport.com $2,288
pridepainting.com $3,188 ForexGOLDMINE.com $2,250
secretline.com $3,188 bigtallshirts.com $2,200
sequoiaconsulting.com $3,188 euroferret.com $2,200
smoothstyle.com $3,188 hottspot.com $2,100
theimprint.com $3,088 debtdiscount.com $2,088
nobama2013.com $3,080 earthbuzz.com $2,088
fedmart.com $3,000 orthopediconcologist.com $2,088
HOSTABLE.com $3,000 streetmade.com $2,088
nomoor.com $3,000 cellhub.com $2,000
OrganicTowels.com $3,000 comsafe.com $2,000
usgeo.com $3,000 cycloon.com $2,000
videocontrol.com $3,000 littlerockdoctors.com $2,000
wholesaleoutlets.com $3,000 moneymission.com $2,000
dadcentral.com $2,988 mytranslation.com $2,000
sugarlady.com $2,988 prepaidbroadband.com $2,000
matchrealty.com $2,888 purchasemanagement.com $2,000
pakplus.com $2,888 techtesting.com $2,000
industrialmotors.com $2,800 themillenium.com $2,000
soldiersupport.com $2,800 viewcare.com $2,000
datingtime.com $2,788 yourattorneys.com $2,000

Back at NoktaDomains ValentinesDayGift.com unwrapped $9,500, BusinessHolidayCards.com greeted $8,000 and PharmacyTechnicianCertification.com drew $7,200. DentalContinuingEducation.com drilled $6,700 and FloorMolding.com nailed down $4,000

At Sedo, Festivales.com fetched $8,176, RBU.com yielded $8,000 and TaxSpecialists.com spotted $7,000. Sedo had 14 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $3,650 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,650
boldcasino.com $3,650   vdsltarife.com $2,993
vente-immobilier.com $3,635 inwego.com $2,920
clickcasino.com $3,600 travelbed.com $2,600
books-on.com $3,500 takeoutcity.com $2,500
privatejetbroker.com $3,500 superbrains.com $2,388
autopartsdealer.com $3,000 tourlouisiana.com $2,001
propertyiq.com $3,000 woeid.com $2,000

At GoDaddy Auctions iNewsCatcher.com captured $4,506, TurnMaineBlue.com tallied $2,510 and CutleryScience.com clicked for $2,227. Perfect-Party-Ideas.com provided $2,060, FrankieFlowers.com flew out the door at $2,055 and DataSeek.com found $2,005

Meanwhile Rick Latona Auctions weighed in with PainMedicines.com at $4,000, FXDayTraders.com at $2,940 and ExoticSportsCars.com at $2,500

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Argentina's .com.ar ccTLD took two of the top three spots on this week's County Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Booking.com.ar claimed the #1 position at $21,170 with the plural version, Bookings.com.ar landing at #3 after going for $15,330. Sedo handled both of those sales and went on to sweep 17 of the 20 chart entries. 

#2 Security.eu (European Union ccTLD) provided a very nice return on investment after changing hands for $17,535 at Sedo. The same name had been acquired (also through Sedo) in January 2009 for just $8,003. Another domain showing a nice markup upon resale was #10 SpieleIndex.de. It went for $4,380 this week after previously selling for $1,410 at Sedo last August.

Tonga's .to extension made an unusually big splash, hitting #4 with SMS.to at $9,782. As is usually the case, Germany's .de had the most chart entries with seven.

Here is how the country codes stacked up for the week ending Jan. 3:

Country Code Top Sales
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 3, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Jan. 5, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Booking.com.ar €14,500 = $21,170 Sedo
2. Security.eu €12,010 =  Sedo
3. Bookings.com.ar €10,500 = $15,330 Sedo
4. SMS.to €6,700 = $9,782 Sedo
5. BestDeal.de €5,500 = $8,030 Sedo
6. Aubergesdejeunesse.fr €5,000 = $7,300 Sedo
7. PoolNews.de €4,950 = $7,227 Sedo
8. Thüringen-Online.de (IDN) €4,760 = $6,950 Sedo
9. HotMeals.co.uk £3,795 = $6,072

Registrars.co.uk

10. SpieleIndex.de €3,000 = $4,380

Sedo

11. Lex-Links.de €2,400 = $3,504 Sedo
12. Edouard.fr €2,250 = $3,285 Sedo
13. Ligue1.cn €2,092 = $3,054 Sedo
14. Singles.us $3,000 Sedo
15. EAP24.de €2,000 = $2,920 Sedo
16. Fensterbild.de €1,900 = $2,774 Sedo
17. WhiteBedroomFurniture.co.uk $2,000 AfternicDLS
18. OakBedroomFurniture.co.uk $1,900 AfternicDLS
19. SexyLingerie.tv €1,300 = $1,898 Sedo
20. Übersetzer.at (IDN) €1,250 = $1,825 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had a dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart, led by PrivateInvestigator.us ($1,500), CamShot.fr ($1,460) and a pair at $1,387 each; Die-private-krankenversicherung.de and HotelCard.eu.

e-Green.de generated $1,314, CreditCardBadCredit.co.uk kicked in $1,280 and Tonerversand.de doled out $1,100. Alert.us lit up $1,100 while BS.be and SexyCam.de attracted $1,095 each. KostMe.eu clicked for $1,045 and Tink.me tacked on $1,000

In a private transaction, CarpeDiem.ca seized $1,000.

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)

Find.net found the top spot on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Sales Chart after changing hands for $25,000 at Sedo. The .nets went on to take 12 of the 22 chart positions (the extra two places resulted from a three-way tie for the final position). .Net's other leaders included #3 Insi.net at $7,500 and #4 Uplus.net at $6,000. The AfternicDLS sold both of those domains and they wound up sweeping 18 of the 22 places.

The .orgs also did well, piling up eight chart entries, led by a pair of domains that tied for the #5 position: CulinaryArts.org and Remix.org at $4,200 each.

.Pro and .Info claimed the other two openings. .Pro made their entry count, ringing up $12,099 for #2 WordPress.pro at SnapNames. #20 (tie) Unemployment.info paid out $2,000 at the AfternicDLS.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 3:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 - Sun. Jan. 3, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Find.net $25,000 Sedo
2. WordPress.pro $12,099 SnapNames
3. Insi.net $7,500 AfternicDLS
4. UPlus.net $6,000 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
CulinaryArts.org $4,200 AfternicDLS
5.
tie
Remix.org $4,200 Sedo
7. Ameba.net $4,188 AfternicDLS
8. Homecoming.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
9. CostaRicaTravel.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
10. NCSCR.org $3,210 YummyNames

11. Antarctic.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
12. FootballGames.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
13. PowerMedia.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
BBME.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
WorldDevelopment.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
16. FACC.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
17. BrainInjuryLawyer.net $2,250 AfternicDLS
18. Jellyfish.org $2,100 AfternicDLS
19. AsYouWish.net $2,088 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
CollegeGrants.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Lable.net $2,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Unemployment.info $2,000 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were more than 30 more four-figure GC sales off the chart led by AfternicDLS sales of HealthyPets.com ($1,988), ToBeOrNotToBe.org ($1,960) and a pair at $1,888 each; EarthSmart.net and ITStaffing.net

The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,800. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $1,800
reformers.org $1,800   dashdiet.net $1,288
gels.net $1,788 rcshop.net $1,288
burroughs.net $1,700 waterdamagerestoration.org $1,221
globaldistribution.net $1,500 dinnerjackets.net $1,200
xfactor.org $1,500 steamcleaning.net $1,182
paralegaldegree.net $1,400 plussizeclothing.net $1,100
sixtyseconds.net $1,388 adaptiv.net $1,088
learninginstitute.org $1,300 englishtutor.org $1,088
weddingbands.org $1,300 thinkforward.net $1,088
businessassociation.org $1,288 arox.net $1,026

Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also sold Prinzen.net for $1,192 through Sedo. 

At Sedo, Motorboot.org brought $1,737, Geschenk.biz gained $1,552 and BigGame.info bagged $1,445. RangerForum.net returned $1,312, LUO.net located $1,272 and Esupp.net nailed $1,000

Elsewhere, SnapNames sold AML.net for $1,155 and NoktaDomains rang up $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 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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