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Moniker/SnapNames Bags Over $75,000 for Bean.com to Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Moniker/SnapNames bagged 75,698 beans for Bean.com to take the #1 position on our weekly Top 20 Sales Chart. They also nailed down the #2 spot by closing the $65,000 sale of NewYorkApartments.com, a name they had auctioned off at the DOMAINfest New York conference last month. 

The AfternicDLS muscled their way into the #3 position with the $63,801 sale of IronOverload.com. The next two places went to Moniker/Snapnames for LuxuryApartments.com ($62,500) and NameJet for BedSheets.com ($48,600), giving the .coms a sweep of the first five positions on the all extension leader board. 

The ccTLDs made their first appearance at #6 with Sedo's solid $47,226 sale of SwissTV.ch (Swiss country code). Sedo also scored with #8 Play.to (Tonga ccTLD) at $29,925 and they went on to pile up 9 entries on the Big Board, more than any other venue. Their roster included 4 of the 5 charted ccTLD sales, The fifth one went to Drop.com.au who landed at #19 with CreditCard.net.au (Australian country code) at $14,194. 

By Ron Jackson

Three non .com gTLDs also made the elite list, led by the SnapNames sale of #9 CJ.org for $29,420. Sedo rang up the other two; #18 Loan.asia ($14,200) and #20 Vacations.info ($12,901).

One of the more interesting sales was #11 Locuridemunca.com at $22,779 in a private transaction. That is Romanian for one of the great keywords, "jobs," but it's not often we see Romanian terms at this high price level. 

Though developed websites are not eligible for our domain only sales charts, there were a couple of noteworthy transactions in that category this week. In a blockbuster deal, Skip Hoagland sold his MyrtleBeach.com site to Intellistrand for $6.5 million PLUS Intellistrand's 50% interest in several other major geodomain sites they had been operating jointly. That gives Hoagland full ownership of a group that includes Honolulu.com, Baltimore.com, Wiliamsburg.com, ParkCity.com, Daytona.com and SouthCarolina.com.

In another high end website sale Models.co.uk changed hands through the AcornDomains.co.uk forum for £100,000 ($156,000). A Twitter post indicated the buyer was primarily interested in the domain name (a great one on its own merits) and planned to re-develop the website. However, with its existing revenue stream and current membership base we still have to consider this to be more than the sale of the domain only. That in no way diminishes an impressive deal that looks to me like a win win for both sides.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 19:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 13, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 19, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Bean.com $75,698 Moniker/SnapNames
2. NewYorkApartments.com $65,000 Moniker/SnapNames
DFNY 2010
3. IronOverload.com $63,801 AfternicDLS
4. LuxuryApartments.com $62,500 Moniker/SnapNames
5. BedSheets.com $48,600

NameJet

6. SwissTV.ch €35,508 = $47,226 Sedo
7. Companion.com $45,000 Moniker/SnapNames
8. Play.to €22,500 = $29,925 Sedo
9. CJ.org $29,420 Moniker/SnapNames
10. OnlineCollegeDegrees.com $22,800 Sedo
11. Locuridemunca.com
("Jobs" in Romanian)
€17,127 = $22,779 Pvt Sale
12. BedLinens.com $22,322 NameJet
13. InjuryClaims.co.uk £13,315 = $20,771 Sedo
14. HSBCBank.com $18,954

NameJet

15. MovieShowtimes.com $16,000 Sedo
16. BouncyCastles.co.uk £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
17. Architekt.com €11,000 = $14,630 Sedo
18. Loan.asia $14,200 Sedo
19. CreditCard.net.au $14,194 Drop.com.au
20. Vacations.info €9,700 = $12,901 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 6 more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with OnlineCollegeDegrees.net at $12,800 and they added $11,970 for Russland.info. Sedo's sales also included Gelukkig.nl ($11,305), VisitNYC.com ($10,100) and WeddingPhotography.org ($10,000)

Meanwhile, NameJet notched $12,088 for U-Tube.com and the AfternicDLS drew $10,000 for ComplianceTraining.com

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the four-figure .com supporting cast with Aoyun.com at $9,755 and added $7,988 for JobForce.com and $6,700 for Chashi.com. Concordance.com kicked in $6,223, Mackintosh.com tallied $5,350 and FTCC.com sold for $5,100

NameJet had 25 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,099. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,099
chanet.com $5,099   designerfabric.com $2,600
vetclinic.com $5,099 equanimity.com $2,600
khanacademy.com $5,000 blackauthors.com $2,500
buymed.com $4,100 wangsou.com $2,500
salesexecutive.com $4,100 exploreny400.com $2,460
burien.com $4,020 houseplanning.com $2,400
stopjunk.com $3,600 octel.com $2,400
noblesoft.com $3,211 codeforge.com $2,322
premiumshopping.com $3,110 4598.com $2,200
prunedale.com $3,100 parentsknow.com $2,200
zees.com $3,000 javacafe.com $2,100
cinebox.com $2,900 staroil.com $2,000
3drenderings.com $2,711   

Back at Sedo, WhosThatGirl.com clicked for $9,500, Frendo.com delivered $9,000 and Trabalhar.com hauled in $7,980. LifeSearch.com found $7,750, SeaTitan.com tacked on $7,020 and Kerimov.com corralled $6,650. AroundYou.com yielded $6,200 while Triiiple.com and TradeAmerica.com made $6,000 apiece. 

Sedo had 36 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
modernspa.com $5,500   jumpsearch.com $2,660
hghinjections.com $5,400 jetcharterguide.com $2,600
ggpoker.com $5,174 landlordz.com $2,600
destinity.com $5,000 win888.com $2,594
russiantube.com $5,000 bodyrush.com $2,500
bekon.com $4,655 genpos.com $2,500
cleverphone.com $4,655 irainvestments.com $2,500
cardmanager.com $4,350 rd2.com $2,500
minike.com $4,100 topfx.com $2,488
adku.com $3,900 wgnt.com $2,480
essentiel.com $3,658 datinghelp.com $2,474
vrisko.com $3,525 documentservicesvalley.com $2,328
filmolux.com $3,325 allmoney.com $2,000
zengold.com $3,120 gboys.com $2,000
hithink.com $3,000 liveoffers.com $2,000
sportsads.com $3,000 lokaly.com $2,000
ofertasdeemprego.com $2,926 mobilefinances.com $2,000
libertyplace.com $2,800 sysbox.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS ManMan.com and BookLists.com brought $8,000 each, TravelKing.com captured $6,500 and CodeHouse.com commanded $5,500. JockTalk.com tackled $5,000, Ferracini.com fetched $4,800 and two others; Lactipro.com and SolidLogic.com landed $4,400 apiece. 

The AfternicDLS had 78 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
islandsrealty.com $4,000   cargogo.com $2,500
RealEstateDesigns.com $4,000 clgllc.com $2,500
connecthealthcare.com $3,888 quotelink.com $2,500
vipmembers.com $3,888 sofis.com $2,500
hotelquest.com $3,850 alternativechoice.com $2,488
citysky.com $3,800 bgresearch.com $2,488
americanunderground.com $3,688 onlymarketing.com $2,488
culturaltraining.com $3,688 sntonline.com $2,488
adbooks.com $3,588 newbabygift.com $2,462
markov.com $3,550 countit.com $2,400
cityprint.com $3,500 generaloffice.com $2,400
financialtoday.com $3,500 coloradoadventures.com $2,388
innovationstudios.com $3,488 flipswaps.com $2,388
mountaindivision.com $3,488 onetimedeal.com $2,388
preciseit.com $3,400 biggestdeals.com $2,300
tourguys.com $3,188 salesperspective.com $2,300
paragondirect.com $3,135 hobbyman.com $2,200
menswire.com $3,088 thegourmetcenter.com $2,200
tiesthatbind.com $3,050 kansasdental.com $2,188
cckk.com $3,000 buzzfish.com $2,100
clickshoes.com $3,000 klipspringer.com $2,090
metallink.com $3,000 comfortclassics.com $2,088
portfolioanalyst.com $3,000 devclub.com $2,088
privacyalerts.com $3,000 aanbod.com $2,000
stylecars.com $3,000 autorizado.com $2,000
cyber-world.com $2,999 canting.com $2,000
myideals.com $2,988 designbible.com $2,000
thevoiceoftheworld.com $2,888 duli.com $2,000
ServiceRocket.com $2,796 fatto.com $2,000
clubbuzz.com $2,788 goldengagementring.com $2,000
soulnet.com $2,788 holidaypropertyrentals.com $2,000
zarpar.com $2,788 ipatriot.com $2,000
fedware.com $2,700 ivending.com $2,000
besenzoni.com $2,600 judou.com $2,000
medmagic.com $2,600 juya.com $2,000
libertyplan.com $2,588 techieboy.com $2,000
myll.com $2,549 telecomglobal.com $2,000
coloradoit.com $2,510 topd.com $2,000
attackads.com $2,500 yichi.com $2,000

At SnapNames MyRental.com returned $6,750, Mtuan.com went for $3,803 and Mandarins.com mined $2,839. Educación.com (IDN) added $2,450, IPCenter.com distributed $2,400 and Saobao.com banked $2,150

Elsewhere Moniker moved TennisCamp.com ($9,300) and Kanaca.com ($2,193), HuntingMoon.com sold MediaRevenue.com ($7,750) and SoySalt.com ($4,500) and MediaOptions.com offloaded AtlantaInsurance.com ($6,000). Also, GoDaddy Auctions posted $6,000 for ZXM.com, $3,704 for BlogsForBush.com and $2,515 for P2PLive.com while YummyNames penciled in $2,462 for NewBabyGift.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

For the second week in a row, the county codes rang up a half dozen five-figure sales. That group, led by #1 SwissTV.ch, was listed in the all extension section at the top of this report. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #7 HotelCard.de, a German country code domain that changed hands for $9,310 at Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 21 positions on the Country Code chart (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). Their roster included #10 Team.co.uk at $7,800. .co.uk and .de tied for the most chart representatives with four each. 

Drop.com.au was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the daily double with #5 CreditCard.net.au at $14,194 (their highest .net.au sale to date) and #19 Specials.com.au at $2,839. MediaOptions also earned chart honors with #17 Funds.us at $3,400

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sept. 19:

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Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 13, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 19, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. SwissTV.ch €35,508 = $47,226 Sedo
2. Play.to €22,500 = $29,925 Sedo
3. InjuryClaims.co.uk £13,315 = $20,771 Sedo
4. BouncyCastles.co.uk £10,000 = $15,600 Sedo
5. CreditCard.net.au $14,194 Drop.com.au
6. Gelukkig.nl €8,500 = $11,305 Sedo
7. HotelCard.de €7,000 = $9,310 Sedo
8. Sudokus.de €6,766 = $8,999 Sedo
9. Superenergie.de €5,950 = $7,914 Sedo
10. Team.co.uk £5,000 = $7,800 Sedo

11. Freelancer.mx $7,500 Sedo
12.
tie
Certificats.fr €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
12.
tie
TouchScreens.eu €5,000 = $6,650 Sedo
14. TradeNet.co.uk £4,000 = $6,240 Sedo
15. Swiss-Made.ch €3,300 = $4,389 Sedo
16. BonusPoker.fr €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
17. Funds.us $3,400 MediaOptions
18. WireImage.de €2,300 = $3,059 Sedo
19. Specials.com.au $2,839 Drop.com.au
20.
tie
Bogo.co.uk €2,000 = $2,660 Sedo
20.
tie
Kreuzfahrten.es €2,000 = $2,660 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo accounting for all of those. Their supplemental list was led by MyFirstHome.co.uk ($2,650), an IDN - Ohrhänger.de ($2,527) and Amata.de ($2,394). HouseRemovals.org added $2,340 while DocumentServicesValley.nl and DanceRadio.nl drummed up $2,328 each and Compart.in produced $2,261

Sedo had 44 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,999
rugby.mx $1,999   brandsolutions.de $1,463
certificate.fr $1,995 pua.fr $1,463
ewin.de $1,995 triathlonwetsuits.co.uk $1,404
glückskauf.de $1,995 highheels.tv $1,399
kautionsfrei.at $1,995 giftcards.ch $1,330
korallenschmuck.de $1,995 mein-chef.at $1,330
ohrcreolen.de $1,995 nipro.in $1,330
ohrhaenger.de $1,995 wandhalterungen.de $1,330
theosophie.eu $1,995 weinetikett.de $1,317
topapps.de $1,995 baugrund-sachsen.de $1,270
teslamotors.eu $1,982 meckermann.de $1,264
flowworks.co.uk $1,950 downloaden.be $1,198
mailpro.eu $1,862 ibit.de $1,197
hsbc.nl $1,796 kentcarehomes.co.uk $1,170
plac.es $1,796 uvp.mx $1,150
wandtresor.de $1,796 schokomüsli.de $1,129
giz.eu $1,729 adtv.cn $1,100
loc.at $1,663 jacken24.de $1,064
discgolf.us $1,600 kooklessen.be $1,064
comdirect.es $1,596 rebato.de $1,064
kellerwilliams.ca $1,500 happy.cc $1,000
poker.sh $1,495 slice.kr $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, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The non .com gTLDs had one of their better outings this week with a half a dozen domains breaking the five-figure barrier. You saw all of those in the all extension section earlier. The top entry on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart that you haven't seen yet is #7 Zowie.net, a name sold at Sedo for $5,500. Sedo went on to sweep 14 of the 20 chart entries. 

Sedo's list included a rare .tel sale - #10 TelChina.tel at $4,992. The AfternicDLS also had another solid outing placing four names on the leader board. Their group was led by #13 Playgrounds.org at $4,188. SnapNames also had multiple chart entries. In addition to the #1 sale - CJ.org at $29,420 - they scored with #12 RachatDeCredit.net at $4,500

Among extensions, .net had the most chart entries with 8, one better than .org's 7. Two .infos made the elite list while .asia, .tel and .biz each had one. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sept. 19:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 13, 2010 - Sun. Sept. 19 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 22, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CJ.org $29,420 Moniker/
SnapNames
2. Loan.asia $14,200 Sedo
3. Vacations.info €9,700 = $12,901 Sedo
4. OnlineCollegeDegrees.net $12,800 Sedo
5. Russland.info €9,000 = $11,970 Sedo
6. WeddingPhotography.org $10,000 Sedo
7. Zowie.net $5,500 Sedo
8. Neuseeland.org €4,100 = $5,453 Sedo
9. IronDeficiency.org $5,000 Sedo
10. TelChina.tel £3,200 = $4,992 Sedo

11. SideEffects.net $4,899 Sedo
12. RachatDeCredit.net $4,500 Moniker/
SnapNames
13. Playgrounds.org $4,188 AfternicDLS
14. Marble.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
15. UrbanHomes.net $3,600 AfternicDLS
16. IXXI.net $3,500 Sedo
17. LikeMe.org $3,410 AfternicDLS
18. Puff.net $3,333 Sedo
19. Cube.biz €2,400 = $3,192 Sedo
20. CaribbeanHotels.net $3,150 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart with the AfternicDLS posting the highest of those - DAA.net at $3,000 and Imin.net at $2,988. Nuage.org generated another $2,888.  

The AfternicDLS has 28 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,800. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,800
glam.org $2,800   killbedbugs.net $1,588
bravura.net $2,788 mexicoholidays.net $1,582
creditcoach.net $2,688 carib.org $1,500
eldivino.net $2,575 givingthanks.org $1,488
reverence.org $2,500 ctnet.org $1,400
bems.org $2,200 ecnu.net $1,318
compulink.net $2,088 meteofrance.net $1,300
foramerica.org $2,088 onlinedatingservice.org $1,200
cervia.net $2,000 globalreport.org $1,095
seohost.net $2,000 boyblue.net $1,070
mysports.org $1,888 croatiaholidays.org $1,000
lottoonline.net $1,688 fabrice.net $1,000
sobao.net $1,688 trademarkregistration.net $1,000
bestantiwrinklecream.net $1,600 westech.net $1,000

Sedo sold GolfInPortugal.net for $2,926 while Velo.org locked up $2,660 and SlotMachineGame.net drew $2,527

Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,394. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,394
1nic.net $2,394   vacationhomerentals.org $1,500
granturismo.org $2,128 tantramassage.net $1,330
tarkett.net $2,062 nbn.info $1,200
polly.org $2,000 bonus-poker.org $1,131
socialart.net $2,000 fanfold.net $1,064
vorlage.org $1,768 titech.net $1,037
handschuhe.info $1,716 leanlogistics.biz $1,000
merkkleding.net $1,663 leanlogistics.info $1,000

 NameJet also had a nice group of GC sales including Flagstaff.org ($2,800), VirtualServer.net ($2,303) and HealthForum.org ($2,300). Liquidation.info fetched $2,099, Ecosystem.org secured $1,959 and PowerAdapters.net plugged in $1,851. Cradles.net rocked $1,468, JamesBond.net nabbed $1,412, SBSC.org dispensed $1,317 and ETC-Europe-Travel.org deposited $1,310.

Elsewhere GoDaddyAuctions.com sold HelpDeskSoftware.org for $2,495 and SnapNames sold a trio of domains; Searin.org ($2,206), Cabo.net ($1,927) and SellHouse.net ($1,000).   

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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