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AfternicDLS Rings Up a Half Dozen Five-Figure Sales Including the Week's Biggest

The AfternicDLS is off to a quick start in 2011 with the top three sales on our first Year-To-Date Chart of the New Year (combining sales from the first two weeks of 2011). On the aftermarket's second lap around the New Year track over the past seven days, the AfternicDLS rang up four of the top eight sales, including the biggest - MAAC.com at $63,000. They took six places overall on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart.

In recent years the company has had a laser like focus on the SMB (small and medium size business) market which has produced tons of solid four-figure sales with a few Top 20 transactions thrown into the mix. Now it is starting to look like high end deals could also become a regular part of the AfternicDLS diet. 

As they always do, Sedo also had a very strong outing piling up five of the top 10 sales and sweeping 13 of 21 places overall (the extra position resulted from a tie for #20). A ccTLD, #2 TuttoAuto.it ("all cars" in Italian) led the Sedo charge at €33,600 ($45,360). They also scored with a pair of names that tied for #4 on the Big Board. Another country code domain, Enracha.es (Spain's ccTLD), and Coulisse.com commanded $27,000 apiece.  

By Ron Jackson

All told ccTLDs claimed seven places on the elite list. Five of those belonged to Sedo including a Korean IDN, 카지노.kr, at #17 after an $11,500 sale. The two country code sales Sedo did not handle came from Jay.ca who sold #7 HorseRacing.ca (Canadian ccTLD) for $19,000 in a private transaction and FabulousDomains.com.au who moved #11 Claims.com.au (Australian country code) for $16,500

With .coms taking a dozen places on the elite list that left just two openings for non .com gTLDs. The highest of those was #12 Real-Estate.asia at $14,175 via Sedo. #15 Stress.net was next at $12,150, also through Sedo.  

Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 16:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 16, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 19, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MAAC.com $63,000 AfternicDLS
2. Tuttoauto.it
("all cars" in Italian)
€33,600 = $45,360 Sedo
3. MLKOnline.com $42,500 AfternicDLS
4.
tie
Coulisse.com €20,000 = $27,000 Sedo
4.
tie
Enracha.es €20,000 = $27,000 Sedo
6. Harmonie.com $23,580 AfternicDLS
7. HorseRacing.ca $19,000

Pvt Sale

8. Brainwater.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
9. OpinionAided.com $17,500 Sedo
10. CallPark.com $17,000 Sedo

 

11. Claims.com.au $16,500 FabulousDomains.com.au
12. Real-Estate.asia €10,500 = $14,175 Sedo
13. QuickFixes.com $13,688 AfternicDLS
14. Horizon.fr €10,000 = $13,500 Sedo
15. Stress.net €9,000 = $12,150 Sedo
16. Kunstrasen.de €8,999 = $12,149 Sedo
17. 카지노.kr (IDN)
("casino" in Korean)
$11,500 Sedo
18. TheBounce.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
19. ClickPost.com $10,500 Sedo
20.
tie
OpenProject.com $10,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Survivalist.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 342.com at $9,999, Feedbox.com at $9,500, Luren.com at $9,280 and Kalev.com at $9,000. Katnisseverdeen.com served up another $8,500 and Require.com returned $7,200

Sedo's hit list also included Inspider.com ($6,000) and a pair of names at $5,500 apiece; LawyerBlogs.com and WheyProteinPowders.com.

Sedo had 57 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
cambridgeairport.com $5,000   misisipi.com $3,000
happytravel.com $5,000 udou.com $3,000
hotlog.com $5,000 wallskin.com $2,850
kredits.com $5,000 identitycare.com $2,800
serviceguru.com $5,000 creativeartsgallery.com $2,750
hotelsydney.com $4,800 lufin.com $2,700
zonasalud.com $4,725 noguer.com $2,700
tagcontainer.com $4,388 topfruit.com $2,700
taoe.com $4,140 honored.com $2,655
laq.com $4,118 reagan100.com $2,500
plancul.com $4,050 shoptwice.com $2,500
smartring.com $4,016 usedvan.com $2,500
gunapp.com $4,000 slanka.com $2,300
mindtalk.com $4,000 centertone.com $2,261
fairplaycasino.com $3,881 hochzeitsfeier.com $2,228
swidget.com $3,844 gamereplay.com $2,200
agoodchoice.com $3,750 kimchimall.com $2,200
mobiledock.com $3,750 medicaref.com $2,200
vrachi.com $3,750 infodrink.com $2,160
biblepromises.com $3,600 pet247.com $2,160
identity360.com $3,500 bitload.com $2,025
bocode.com $3,375 playdollar.com $2,025
dietaysalud.com $3,375 schnapsladen.com $2,025
wakeful.com $3,250 snaploc.com $2,025
buyos.com $3,038 visualdigital.com $2,025
kidsdeal.com $3,038 clsglobal.com $2,000
c2marketing.com $3,000 starscom.com $2,000
costlessautoparts.com $3,000 travelogix.com $2,000
metalloplast.com $3,000  

Back at the AfternicDLS TheBedStore.com blanketed $8,800, PavingSlabs.com covered $8,000 and two others, Simposio.com and Text2Pay.com produced $7,500 each. 1GB.com stored $7,000, LOLShirts.com buttoned up $6,160 and BlankLabel.com adhered to $6,000.

OutdoorCooling.com chilled $5,750, LoanStop.com ladled out $5,600 and two others, Kabelfernsehen.com and PCHC.com kicked in $5,500 apiece. Another pair, OnsiteSupport.com and SITW.com captured $5,400 each. 

The AfternicDLS reported 70 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,288. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,288
muslimpage.com $5,288   mylifedreams.com $2,488
proveyourself.com $5,000 nightrise.com $2,488
displaymanager.com $4,288 smartphoneplans.com $2,400
opchina.com $4,240 socialinternet.com $2,400
wmlp.com $4,077 blanga.com $2,388
GameSpotlight.com $4,000 caninegenetics.com $2,388
reclinerstore.com $4,000 coronamusic.com $2,340
techx.com $3,800 chiefoperatingofficer.com $2,330
mobileunion.com $3,788 uykucu.com $2,307
eurosurveillance.com $3,721 saugusrealestate.com $2,300
connectionslearning.com $3,685 rebelcast.com $2,288
healthgains.com $3,600 hospitalpharmacist.com $2,250
pagepeople.com $3,588 producersforum.com $2,250
abcfoods.com $3,388 athenstractor.com $2,200
black-book.com $3,388 unitedelectrical.com $2,200
shoppingfriends.com $3,388 fairplayinc.com $2,188
truconnect.com $3,200 smilerx.com $2,100
aerohub.com $3,188 certifiedhandyman.com $2,088
ibuying.com $3,000 fantasticfootball.com $2,088
soccergalaxy.com $3,000 insightracing.com $2,088
nyvalet.com $2,888 specialsoftware.com $2,088
justpens.com $2,880 sportmatches.com $2,088
thepropertysource.com $2,800 startupmarket.com $2,088
bambookitchen.com $2,788 abcaccounting.com $2,000
isitpossible.com $2,788 allstarcontracting.com $2,000
offerclub.com $2,788 bellaballerina.com $2,000
firegone.com $2,600 birthdayplanners.com $2,000
forummoderation.com $2,550 charbons.com $2,000
moqs.com $2,550 chinaclassified.com $2,000
dbar.com $2,500 flagamerican.com $2,000
leatherworkers.com $2,500 freshmushrooms.com $2,000
minordetail.com $2,500 mazzolini.com $2,000
puregrowth.com $2,500 servicemap.com $2,000
wellbath.com $2,500 stressfreemortgage.com $2,000
buddyprice.com $2,488 vintagefestival.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also sold three names through one of their Domain Listing Service partners, Sedo. Those were OceanLine.com ($5,188), Laufsteg.com ($4,389) and DragonHunter.com ($2,400)

 The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell TopsAndBottoms.com ($5,068), HCLR.com ($4,029), CoachingHub.com ($3,177) and SunsetCinema.com ($2,877). YummyNames also sold EAIR.com on their own for $3,800

Elsewhere MediaOptions.com moved CannabisCard.com for $2,000.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

In 2011 the country codes are continuing the roll they have been on for several years now as they continue to outperform the non .com gTLDs week in and week out. The ccTLDs rang up seven five-figure sales this week with Tuttoauto.it at $45,360 taking the pole position on our new Country Code Top 20 Chart

All of those five-figure sales made the all-extension Top 20 chart you saw earlier in this report, so the highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #8 Promotions.ch, a Swiss country code domain that attracted $9,450 at Sedo. #9 LaserWorld.de hit the 9K level as well in a $9,113 deal, also handled by Sedo who swept 16 of the 20 chart entries. 

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Jan. 16:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 16, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 19, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tuttoauto.it
("all cars" in Italian)
€33,600 = $45,360 Sedo
2. Enracha.es €20,000 = $27,000 Sedo
3. HorseRacing.ca $19,000 Pvt Sale
4. Claims.com.au $16,500 FabulousDomains.com.au
5. Horizon.fr €10,000 = $13,500 Sedo
6. Kunstrasen.de €8,999 = $12,149 Sedo
7. 카지노.kr (IDN)
("casino" in Korean)
$11,500 Sedo
8. Promotions.ch €7,000 = $9,450 Sedo
9. LaserWorld.de €6,750 = $9,113 Sedo
10. LifetimeTraining.co.uk £5,000 = $8,000 Sedo

11. BHR.nl €5,772 = $7,792 BliXem Internet
12. RedTube.es $6,500 Sedo
13. eMails.es €4,200 = $5,670 Sedo
14. RentalCar.in €4,099 = $5,534 Sedo
15. Torque.eu £3,000 = $4,800 Sedo
16. GreatContent.nl €3,500 = $4,725 Sedo
17. WebHostingTalk.co.in $4,599 AfternicDLS
18. Hochzeiteinladung.de €3,300 = $4,455 Sedo
19. Berufundfamilie.de €3,000 = $4,050 Sedo
20. Snappy.tv $4,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure country codes sales off the chart with DomainSushi.com ringing up the highest of those after moving Dazzle.me for $3,750 in a private sale. 

Sedo swept the rest with a roster that included OneBet.se at $3,500 and two others;  FlirtFair.nl and MyPoster.at at $3,375 each. Sedo had 52 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,200
envirolink.co.uk $3,200   laserworld.eu $1,890
horse-racing.co.uk $3,200 adamcarpets.co.uk $1,723
essexconservatories.co.uk $3,040 bisg.de $1,607
spielezone.de $3,000 mailchimp.be $1,500
booking.ee $2,970 fave.it $1,400
cinemablog.it $2,916 slipstream.co.nz $1,400
domeinnaammakelaar.nl $2,835 advocaat.co $1,350
bubbleshooter.at $2,700 b2p.fr $1,350
cloudvision.de $2,700 corset.eu $1,350
creative.de $2,700 duesseldorfer.de $1,350
fechten.de $2,700 exen.de $1,350
geburtstagsgeschenk.at $2,700 primavista.at $1,350
hafele.it $2,666 stickers.be $1,350
yousend.it $2,643 schappe.ch $1,330
prana.in $2,500 the99.co $1,300
handy-recycling.de $2,429 big-sport.de $1,215
rottweilers.co.uk $2,400 ireport.me $1,200
projectorlamps.eu $2,299 telescopic-ladder.co.uk $1,188
hcd.dk $2,160 areyouready.de $1,148
bsm.eu $2,025 homeandgardens.co.uk $1,120
hoerbuch-direkt.de $2,025 geotech.de $1,094
irisceramica.cn $2,025 abfallrechner.de $1,013
jeuxdesport.fr $2,025 debuyer.co.in $1,013
lol.be $2,025 debuyer.in $1,013
mzs.ch $2,025 erotik-store.de $1,013
travelcard.co.uk $2,000 t2.co.za $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

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

Let's start with a little house keeping in this section. In the past we have referred to the non .com gTLDs as "Global Contenders" and that was the name of our Top 20 Chart for this category. However, it has never been a standard term and outside of our columns probably left room for some confusion as to exactly what we were talking about. It is almost always better to be specific and though Non .Com gTLDs is a clunkier term (the reason we coined Global Contenders to begin with) it still does a better job of describing the TLDs in this group. The start of a new year seemed like a good time to make the change, so we have done so.

Unfortunately a new appellation isn't likely to restore this group's mojo as the non .com gTLDs watched  the ccTLDs go by them in the fast lane a few years ago and have never caught back up. We now only see two or three five-figure sales in this category most weeks. There are three this week, led by Real-Estate.asia at $14,175 through Sedo. That is telling in itself. Who would have expected a hyphenated .asia domain to surpass all of the .net and .org sales in the aftermarket in any given week?

Still the .nets dominated this less competitive field overall sweeping 13 of 20 chart entries this week, including the highest sale you haven't seen yet - #4 GRC.net at $7,000 through the AfternicDLS. The #5 spot went to a .info - Medicus.info - at $6,750, also via the AfternicDLS. .Info scored a second top ten entry with Sedo's $4,000 sale of #9 File.info.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLDs stacked up for the week ending Jan. 16:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 16, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 19, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Real-Estate.asia €10,500 = $14,175 Sedo
2. Stress.net €9,000 = $12,150 Sedo
3. Cygnus.net $7,250 Sedo
4. GRC.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
5. Medicus.info €5,000 = $6,750 Sedo
6. Cart.net $5,750 AfternicDLS
7. SavingsAccount.org $5,560 Sedo
8. Psicologos.net €4,000 = $5,400 Sedo
9. File.info $4,000 Sedo
10. 2030.net $2,888 AfternicDLS

11. Moveis.org €2,000 = $2,700 Sedo
12. ProPlan.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
ConcreteRepair.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
EntertainmentCentral.net $2,500 AfternicDLS 
13.
tie
Mirabeau.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
16. PayPerClick.org $2,475 Sedo
17. WheelchairVans.net $2,388 AfternicDLS
18. WLAN.net $2,161 Sedo
19. SVMA.net $2,122 AfternicDLS
20. Kamine.info €1,564 = $2,111 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Brico.net at $2,093. Mainstream.info added $2,025 there.  

Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,012 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,012
ehra.net $2,012   cooks.info $1,349
happyhour.mobi $2,000 birthcontrolsideeffects.org $1,275
petfriendly.net $2,000 hochzeitstag.net $1,148
cloudcentral.net $1,979 borreliose.net $1,080
justenergy.net $1,650 afvallen.org $1,013
schuett.net $1,620 led-shop.net $1,013
personeelsfeest.net $1,607 petinsurance.info $1,000
commercialcleaning.net $1,500 psychicreadings.org $1,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Gadgetz.net grossed $2,088, FullScreen.net fetched $2,000 and RetirementLiving.org located $1,688. SFAS.org added $1,600, AHBR.net nabbed $1,588 and two others; Girasol.org and ProgressiveSolutions.net drew $1,500 each. 

LarryJohnson.net landed $1,488, KidsSnowboards.net skidded to a $1,350 stop and RoyalTouch.net returned $1,300. Two others; GovernmentGrants.biz and SuperForm.net sold for $1,288 apiece while HomeRegistry.net rang up $1,188

Afternic's Domain Listing Service partner Sedo also sold ConfCall.net for $1,462.

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.

 Domain Buyer Broker

*****

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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