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DrunkDriving.com Pulled Over at the Top of Our New Weekly Domain Sales Chart 

There were no six or seven figure blockbuster sales this week as the domain aftermarket throttled back to the always busy four and five figure lanes. DrunkDriving.com wound up being incarcerated at the top of our latest all extension leader board after receiving a $60,000 citation via NameConnect.com.

The runner-up spot went to the week's biggest ccTLD sale, 4X4.co.uk at £24,000 ($35,760). Sedo.com made that sale and they went on to sweep 17 of the 24 positions on our weekly Top 20 Chart (the four extra spots resulted from a five-way tie for the final position). Sedo's hit list also included #3 Grapple.com at $34,000 and #5 ISG.com at $23,000.

The AfternicDLS also had a solid week, having a hand in three of the ten biggest sales. As part of their expanded promotion service, they teamed up with GoDaddy Auctions to sell #4 BusinessTube.com at $25,000. Then, flying solo, the AfterniicDLS rang up $20,000 for #6 (tie) LifeTV.com and $15,000 for #9 eType.com.  

By Ron Jackson

MediaOptions.com and Moniker.com also earned chart honors this week. MediaOptions scored with #12 WebMall.com at $14,000 while Moniker banked $10,400 for #19 DXD.com.  

.Com had a dominating week, piling up 19 of the 24 chart entries. The country codes had three representatives including #17 Wasser.eu (European Union ccTLD), sold for $11,430 at Sedo and #20 (tie) Slots.co.za (South African ccTLD), a name that changed hands for $10,000 in a private transaction. 

The non .com gTLDs placed two names on the elite list; #6 (tie) HairTransplant.org at $20,000 through Sedo and #16 Analytics.net at $12,500, also through Sedo.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 9:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. May 3, 2010 - Sun. May 9, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 11, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DrunkDriving.com $60,000 NameConnect
2. 4X4.co.uk £24,000 = $35,760 Sedo
3. Grapple.com $34,000 Sedo
4. BusinessTube.com $25,000 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
5. ISG.com $23,000 Sedo
6.
tie
HairTransplant.org $20,000 Sedo
6.
tie
LifeTV.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
8. HairFree.com €12,500 = $15,875 Sedo
9. eType.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
10. PostUp.com £10,000 = $14,900 Sedo
11. HotelHotel.com €11,500 = $14,605 Sedo
12. WebMall.com $14,000 MediaOptions
13. Regalomascotas.com €11,000 = $13,970 Sedo
14.
tie
Cirepa.com €10,000 = $12,700 Sedo
14.
tie
Mubi.com €10,000 = $12,700 Sedo
16. Analytics.net $12,500 Sedo
17. Wasser.eu €9,000 = $11,430 Sedo
18. Wibo.com €8,500 = $10,795 Sedo
19. DXD.com $10,400 Moniker
20.
tie
Gloan.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
JDSports.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Kangen.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Slots.co.za $10,000 Pvt Sale
20.
tie
YouPic.com $10,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with AllInstanbulHotels.com at $9,900 and WhiteRoom.com at $9,894. Waam.com went for $9,140, Ketuba.com kicked in $9,000 and MedicalPractice.com provided $7,700. CUX.com captured $7,500, BlueBella.com brought $7,450 and Cloture.com closed at $7,000

0G.com (zero, G) generated $6,600 while Zaroo.com zipped up $6,500 and three others; XLD.com, FreeQuiltPatterns.com and ReitArtikel.com returned $6,350 apiece. Nordico,com notched another $6,223.

Sedo had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Those are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
cheap-airfare.com $6,000   hospicepartners.com $3,000
localinsurancequotes.com $6,000 indexzertifikate.com $3,000
fips.com $5,105 loveindonesia.com $3,000
festivalorlando.com $5,001 marvelsquad.com $3,000
alberguesjuveniles.com $5,000 mooda.com $3,000
dailydaily.com $5,000 privatetalk.com $3,000
kinderhawk.com $5,000 icaring.com $2,980
xeltis.com $5,000 everythingeverywhere.com $2,831
gancia.com $4,999 borderbangers.com $2,500
kelresto.com $4,445 golfmix.com $2,500
blogme.com $4,000 ModernApparel.com $2,500
vqw.com $3,900 safesocial.com $2,500
privaterentenversicherung.com $3,810 confundo.com $2,413
vnq.com $3,700 wetmag.com $2,288
goldgas.com $3,688 onlinecasinoadvice.com $2,235
helan.com $3,632 compil.com $2,223
lakoo.com $3,500 caffee.com $2,050
smells.com $3,500 alaindairy.com $2,000
vikingauction.com $3,500 backupmywebsite.com $2,000
bottes.com $3,175 benzion.com $2,000
flugsimulator.com $3,048 fukuno.com $2,000
twogo.com $3,048 kmkcapital.com $2,000
driftking.com $3,000 optimine.com $2,000
euroq.com $3,000 profitcasino.com $2,000
halloweencontactlenses.com $3,000 ridestore.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS BackgroundReport.com revealed $9,800, StartToFinish.com fetched $7,500 and PsychicEye.com spotted $7,000. LampSource.com lit up $5,000, SingleWithKids.com corralled $4,388 and TheFoodConnection.com served up $4,300.

Weinschenck.com unwrapped $4,000, CollegeAdviser.com came up with $3,977 and two others; MedBar.com and Picao.com posted $3,500 each. Ashco.com clicked for $3,350, ODSolutions.com dispensed $3,300 and CVET.com commanded $3,240. MobileMonitoring.com kept an eye on $3,200 and SilentRevolution.com drummed up $3,119

At GoDaddy Auctions PianoPlace.com tickled the keys for $9,500, GarageBuilders.com billed $7,500 and iCraft.com created a $5,500 payday. PlatinumCreditCard.com charged up $3,555, MundoVideos.com screened $3,505 and SpringAhead.com jumped on $3,188.

Also at GoDaddy, Cannabisville.com inhaled $3,006, CellSure.com dialed up $3,000 and FleetCommerce.com deposited $2,235. TheBridalBoutique.com attracted $2,227, MagnetNerd.com adhered to $2,130 and MW06SV.com added $2,005.

At SnapNames.com CouponNetwork.com clipped $7,500, FinanceCareers.com claimed $4,938 and BlueGlass.com broke $4,388. Pampa.com picked up $4,114, AcerComputer.com booted up $3,003, GrandVegasCasino.com offered a $2,400 jackpot and GetFresh.com harvested $2,200

IDNNewsletter.com sold 拼音.com ("pinyin" in Chinese) for $3,999, xn--zfr74dr1hu63a.com ("e-commerce" in Chinese) for $3,500), xn--fxq71c.com ("bonds" in Chinese) for $2,500 and 整体.com ("body work" in Japanese) for $2,000.

Elsewhere, GenericDomainMarket.com sold WiseBuyers.com for £2,000 ($2,980), Moniker sold SwellPower.com for $2,099 and HuntingMoon.com sold Manwin.com for $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

4X4.co.uk rolled into the lead position on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with that $35,760 sale at Sedo that we told you about in the all extension section at the top of this report. Two other five-figure sales made the all extension leader board and placed 2nd and 3rd on the ccTLD chart. The top country code sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Me.eu (European Union ccTLD) at $7,487 via Sedo. MothersDay.com.au (Australian ccTLD) completed the first five after changing hands for $6,675 at Drop.com.au

Sedo swept 17 of the 20 chart entries with a roster including two domains that tied for 6th at $6,350 each; Casablanca.ch (Switzerland's ccTLD) and Promoties.be (Belgium's country code).  

In the race among extensions, Great Britain's .co.uk had the most charted domains with six, followed by .eu with four. Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending May 9:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. May 3, 2010 - Sun. May 9, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. May 11, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 4X4.co.uk €24,000 = $35,760 Sedo
2. Wasser.eu €9,000 = $11,430 Sedo
3. Slots.co.za $10,000 Pvt Sale
4. Me.eu €5,895 = $7,487 Sedo
5. MothersDay.com.au AUD 7,500 = $6,675 Drop.com.au
6.
tie
Casablanca.ch €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
6.
tie
Promoties.be €5,000 = $6,350 Sedo
8. Juegos.bo $6,200 Sedo
9. Armada.co.uk £4,112 = $6,127 Sedo
10. ChitterChatter.co.uk £4,000 = $5,960 Sedo

11. BetNet.co.uk £3,705 = $5,520 Sedo
12. Griechischer-wein.de €4,200 = $5,334 Sedo
13. Relocation.tv $5,000 Pvt Sale
14. Cameleon.nl €3,375 = $4,286 Sedo
15. Ewering.de €3,200 = $4,064 Sedo
16. DIQ.eu €3,160 = $4,013 Sedo
17.
tie
SoccerGame.co.uk €3,000 = $3,810 Sedo
17.
tie
YouthHostels.eu €3,000 = $3,810 Sedo
19. IET.de €2,975 = $3,778 Sedo
20. TVStar.co.uk £2,500 = $3,725 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority of those. Their winners included LDLines.de ($3,556), Funds.ch ($3,500) and a trio of names at $3,175 each that featured three German .de domains - Europrint.de, FirstLine.de and PrimaDonna.de.

Sedo had 69 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,048 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,048
cardiofrequenzimetro.it $3,048   startclub.de $1,524
diamondengagementring.co.uk $3,000 eportfolio.de $1,511
agriculture.in  $2,900 livecricket.tv $1,500
mobiles.be $2,858 standardcharteredbank.co.kr $1,490
ctn.de $2,794 katzen-futter.de $1,397
lithiumenergy.eu $2,794 teethwhiteningkits.co.uk $1,334
pesa.eu $2,794 houtwinkel.nl $1,334
ambassadors.eu $2,699 taxback.us $1,325
beachball.tv $2,540 bueroversicherungen.de $1,270
offset.de $2,540 electricitesolaire.fr $1,270
sonnengelb.de $2,540 fatboy.at $1,270
womensdresses.co.uk $2,533 knowledgeworker.ch $1,270
adse.eu $2,413 reparatur.eu $1,270
fagro.de $2,413 schwimmen.tv $1,270
tagesgeld-angebote.de $2,413 steuerberater-hotline.de $1,270
erlebnisfuehrer.de $2,286 toprural.de $1,270
universalgutscheine.de $2,286 webcamster.nl $1,270
kickerstar.de $2,267 your24.de $1,270
roulette.org.uk $2,235 jerzees.co.uk $1,191
boomtown.us $2,000 biofood.ch $1,143
scottrade.cm.cm $2,000 tca.at $1,143
elternzeit.de $1,905 bootshausurlaub.de $1,111
hld.fr $1,905 behas.nl $1,080
wohnportal.de $1,905 happyenergy.de $1,080
rockson.de $1,778 sugarbabes.de $1,058
leiharbeiter.at $1,715 soccer.ch $1,050
suntop.de $1,651 z.ai $1,050
beam.be $1,588 baby-magazin.de $1,016
jackbox.de $1,588 myskin.de $1,016
jobbörse-thüringen.de $1,588 oceanic.eu $1,016
wood.ch $1,550 strassenverkehrsamt.eu $1,016
privatefinanzen.de $1,537 streamgames.de $1,016
cash-man.de $1,524 off.us $1,001
efitness.it $1,524 year.in $1,000
sicherheit.tv $1,524   

Elsewhere, NetFleet.com.au sold MoneyCalculator.com.au for $2,275 while Drop.com.au moved Tradesmen.com.au for $1,890 and Ride.com.au for $1,068.

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, .asia, .pro & .tel)

One of the year's ten biggest sales in the Global Contenders (non .com gTLDs) category, HairTransplant.org at $20,000 via Sedo, leads this week GC Top 20 Chart. There was just one other five-figure non .com gTLD sale this week - Analytics.net at $12,500

The top GC sales you haven't seen yet are #3 24.org at $7,100 and #4 Octopus.org at $7,000. Sedo accounted for both of those sales and went on to sweep 11 of the 21 chart positions (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). 

The .orgs took the most chart entries with nine, one better than the .nets. .Biz earned three spots on the elite list with #8 Affiliate.biz at $3,556, #15 Granit.biz at $2,019 and #18 CreditRepair.biz at $1,950. That left one place that was taken by #9 Eramet.mobi at $2,540.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the two weeks ending May 9:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. May 3, 2010 - Sun. May 9, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 11, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HairTransplant.org $20,000 Sedo
2. Analytics.net $12,500 Sedo
3. 24.org $7,100 Sedo
4. Octopus.org $7,000 Sedo
5. Khalifa.net $5,000 AfternicDLS
6. DoingGood.net $3,688 AfternicDLS
7. Industrial.net $3,600 Sedo
8. Affiliate.biz €2,800 = $3,556 Sedo
9. Eramet.mobi €2,000 = $2,540 Sedo
10.
tie
Extermination.net $2,500 Sedo
10.
tie
Greenpiece.org $2,500 AfternicDLS

12. OilSpill.org $2,188 AfternicDLS
13. CasinoOyunlari.org €1,667 = $2,117 Sedo
14. WheatFlour.org $2,088 AfternicDLS
15. Granit.biz €1,590 = $2,019 Sedo
16. LastChance.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
17. LightWave.org $1,960 AfternicDLS
18. CreditRepair.biz $1,950 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
19. Relaxation.net $1,906 Sedo
20.
tie
GetPR.net $1,900 GoDaddy Auctions
20.
tie
TravelSim.net $1,900 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

In additional GC sales just off the chart Sedo sold DEP.org ($1,550), BestJobs.net ($1,500) and MobilHome.net ($1,450). They also scored with Gynecomastia.net ($1,350), Duschkabine.org ($1,295) and a pair of domains at $1,270 each; Chatte.org and Logotipo.net.

Also at Sedo, Folk.info found $1,192, Eilkredit.net notched $1,188 and Testament.net nabbed $1,050. Peces.info produced $1,016 while HipReplacement.org and WholesaleSunglasses.net added $1,000 each. 

Moniker sold BlogChungkhoan.net for $1,719, the AfternicDLS pruned TheGrapevine.org for $1,500 and SnapNames snatched $1,400 for Indiana.biz.

At GoDaddy Auctions, SpinTheBottle.org pointed to $1,277, DeclineAndFall.net landed at $1,055, Spyder.net spied $1,006 and Fashion-ation.net nailed $1,005.

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 Wednesday 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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