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Two More 6-Figure Sales and Six ccTLD Sales Take Places on This Week's Top 20 Chart  

Editor's note: After this story was published, including the name of the #2 domain, we received a request from the venue that reported that sale to remove the name due to a non-disclosure request from the buyer). We have honored that request.

For the second week in a row a pair of six-figure sales set the pace on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Also for the second straight week MediaOptions.com claimed the top spot on the elite list. Last week they scored big with AutoInsurance.org at $440,000. This time they did it with a two-letter .com - HX.com - at $125,000. The AfternicDLS took the number two spot with (name deleted due to NDA request) delivering $110,000.  

Sedo rounded out the top three with Defiance.com at $90,000 and they went on to pile up 11 of the 20 chart entries, including 6 of the top 10 sales. Sedo also accounted 5 of the 6 ccTLDs that earned spots on the Big Board, including three that landed on the top half of the ladder; #7 GolfHolidays.co.uk ($36,675), #9 Mallorca.eu ($25,375) and #10 OnlineBet.gr ($24,167).

Sedo also gets credit for both of the non .com gTLDs on the leader board; #18 (tie) Rally.org at $14,500 and #20 Vergleichen.net at $14,145.

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS with three chart entries and Optimo.com with two were the only other venues with multiple chart entries. Optimo scored with #4 ConsumerBrands.com at $65,000 and #12 (tie) HealthcareBrands.com at $20,000

Also earning chart honors this week were Moniker/SnapNames for #5 TucsonRealEstate.com ($50,450), DNStore.com for #12 (tie) Stamped.com ($20,000) and Drop.com.au for #17 Marketing.com.au ($15,032).

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 10:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 4, 2011 - Sun. April 10, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 13, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. HX.com $125,000 MediaOptions
2. Name removed due to NDA request $110,000 AfternicDLS
3. Defiance.com $90,000 Sedo
4. ConsumerBrands.com $65,000 Optimo.com
5. TucsonRealEstate.com $50,450 Moniker/SnapNames
6. BusinessEnglish.com €30,000 = $43,500 Sedo
7. GolfHolidays.co.uk £22,500 = $36,675 Sedo
8. HealthcarePayments.com $35,000 Sedo
9. Mallorca.eu €17,500 = $25,375 Sedo
10. OnlineBet.gr €16,667 = $24,167 Sedo

 

11. 5DI.com $21,000 Sedo
12.
tie
HealthcareBrands.com $20,000 Optimo
12.
tie
Stamped.com $20,000 DNStore.com
14. WaterIonizer.com $18,000 AfternicDLS
15. BigKitchen.com $17,500 AfternicDLS
16. JO.de €12,000 = $17,400 Sedo
17. Marketing.com.au $15,032 Drop.com.au
18.
tie
LED.ch €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
18.
tie
Rally.org €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
20. Vergleichen.net €9,755 = $14,145 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 eight more five-figure sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of Sinan.com for $13,800. They also sold CheapHoneymoon.com for $10,000.

Sedo had five more sales at this level led by Wish.co.uk ($12,225) and Kennzeichen.de ($10,295). ZDJ.com and Einrichten.com returned $10,150 each while Kessel.com kicked in $10,000.

Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames moved BuyGifts.com for $10,750.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the supporting cast of  four-figure .com sales with EarthNetwork.com at $8,488 and LawsuitAdvance.com at $8,400. UPCC.com added $6,250, LivingFrugal.com fetched $5,500 and PrivateVacations.com provided $5,396

PrintEtc.com and PassProgram.com produced $5,100 each while six others; GlobalProducts.com, Komposition.com, RealResources.com, ShoppingLive.com, Steel360.com and UnitedFederal.com yielded $5,000 apiece

The AfternicDLS reported 74 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,588. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
winesavers.com $4,588   wholesalebuildingproducts.com $2,588
IndependentColleges.com $4,400 hrcommunications.com $2,550
thevan.com $4,340 adroom.com $2,520
sportssupply.com $4,250 dietingcenters.com $2,500
designdaily.com $4,188 pixcast.com $2,500
mhrt.com $4,088 rjwinc.com $2,500
normdesign.com $4,000 runcode.com $2,500
powerinsurance.com $4,000 totaltransportation.com $2,500
techexpert.com $4,000 nebulasystems.com $2,488
travelleads.com $4,000 trafficlive.com $2,440
healthoasis.com $3,769 blackpoison.com $2,388
shopedu.com $3,588 expressdoctor.com $2,388
stockpools.com $3,500 sensey.com $2,388
informationgraphics.com $3,488 singlenomore.com $2,388
otlp.com $3,433 realhq.com $2,301
necessaryroughness.com $3,388 coolkidz.com $2,300
worldmakers.com $3,230 portalpro.com $2,300
prosperityinc.com $3,229 investmentarbitration.com $2,240
greenfeat.com $3,200 SpoilSomeone.com $2,200
idealretirement.com $3,200 tagandlabel.com $2,188
QuickReferenceGuide.com $3,200 wavepromotions.com $2,188
commonsenses.com $3,188 warmestwishes.com $2,120
disabilitynow.com $3,188 pokeruk.com $2,100
re-mix.com $3,188 hotspotguide.com $2,088
professionalbook.com $3,088 integratedaccounting.com $2,088
workkit.com $3,054 bepainfree.com $2,000
enterprisecommunications.com $3,000 centerforweightloss.com $2,000
fashionwardrobe.com $3,000 defencelawyers.com $2,000
spinworks.com $3,000 eetgroup.com $2,000
smoothcriminals.com $2,888 GoldETF.com $2,000
doorsopen.com $2,873 holisticweightloss.com $2,000
bestrealtyagents.com $2,788 lightningloans.com $2,000
lesstaxing.com $2,788 protrada.com $2,000
nutsandfruits.com $2,788 southerngentleman.com $2,000
thundersoft.com $2,688 transrussia.com $2,000
armarketing.com $2,588 vivaldo.com $2,000
sockwear.com $2,588 wantmobile.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them sell two more; Trasloco.com ($3,382) and SyncShare.com ($2,500)

Meanwhile Sedo continued to pile up dozens of sales of their own including CloudRobotics.com at $8,200 and a pair at $7,500 each; CoolSchool.com and DigiSocial.com. Acado.com contributed $6,900, Langua.com located $5,500 and ExGFTube.com turned in $5,350

GoFastEenergy.com generated $5,293, BeachFit.com brought $5,200 and Cofaa.com captured $5,075. Two others; Quotio.com and SnoreCures.com kicked in $5,000 apiece.

Sedo had 49 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,415 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,415
gony.com $4,415   qez.com $2,799
pixslam.com $4,350 trioo.com $2,750
outlet24.com $4,141 digitalcoupons.com $2,600
bookofmemories.com $4,000 bearingworld.com $2,500
glomesh.com $4,000 consumerlendingservices.com $2,500
restaurant101.com $3,995 namecode.com $2,500
mylovestory.com $3,988 pythonregius.com $2,500
gxd.com $3,801 resonline.com $2,500
damilo.com $3,750 soccerteamfinder.com $2,500
ztl.com $3,749 socialnut.com $2,500
tqx.com $3,700 poespas.com $2,472
domainpower.com $3,500 multi-meters.com $2,445
forumok.com $3,500 activehearing.com $2,437
recensionihotel.com $3,480 russian-dating.com $2,280
kursk.com $3,335 agentgreen.com $2,250
fivestarrated.com $3,333 artya.com $2,175
solaroffers.com $3,200 emailadresse.com $2,175
50mpg.com $3,000 lte-tarif.com $2,175
fetchly.com $3,000 wmdealer.com $2,175
treecycler.com $3,000 wow1.com $2,175
cinux.com $2,901 paisatransfer.com $2,050
becomix.com $2,900 dittomax.com $2,000
casasoft.com $2,900 groceryprices.com $2,000
luxwin.com $2,900 kubio.com $2,000
energiebörse.com $2,886   

Back at Moniker/SnapNames CoolHDWallpapers.com went for $6,675, VideoPhenomena.com cast a $6,088 spell and CandiceSwanepoel.com commanded $5,149. BZK.com corralled $4,974, Cubio.com bagged $4,649 and Altaaqa.com took in $2,625

Elsewhere, YummyNames sold Fawaz.com for $3,399. DomainMarket.com moved HybridSoftware.com for $2,500 and a Hindi IDN, puny code xn--31b8axdb.com (meaning "song" in Hindi) changed hands for $2,500 in a private transaction.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The ccTLDs had their usual strong week with eight domains cracking the five-figure mark (as you saw earlier, six of those also made the all extension Top 20 Chart). Since we showed you all of the five-figure country code sales above, the biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #9 on the ccTLD Top 20 Chart, Wechselinfo.de at $8,120 via Sedo. Chat.me rounded out the top ten with a $7,685 sale, also at Sedo.

Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries. Only Drop.com.au with #5 Marketing.com.au ($15,032) and Moniker/SnapNames with #13 KO.tv ($7,261) kept Sedo from running the table.

Among extensions, Germany's .de and Great Britain's co.uk had the most chart entries with four each. .co (Colombia), .me (Montenegro) and .ru (Russia) also had multiple chart entries with two apiece.

 Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending April 10:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 4, 2011 - Sun. April 10, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 13, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. GolfHolidays.co.uk £22,500 = $36,675 Sedo
2. Mallorca.eu €17,500 = $25,375 Sedo
3. OnlineBet.gr €16,667 = $24,167 Sedo
4. JO.de €12,000 = $17,400 Sedo
5. Marketing.com.au $15,032 Drop.com.au
6. LED.ch €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
7. Wish.co.uk £7,500 = $12,225 Sedo
8. Kennzeichen.de €7,100 = $10,295 Sedo
9. Wechselinfo.de €5,600 = $8,120 Sedo
10. Chat.me €5,300 = $7,685 Sedo

11. Snowboards.co $7,500 Sedo
12. DubaiHolidays.co.uk £4,500 = $7,335 Sedo
13. KO.tv $7,261 Moniker/SnapNames
14.
tie
Familias.es €5,000 = $7,250 Sedo
14.
tie
Urlaubsuche.de €5,000 = $7,250 Sedo
14.
tie
VPS.me €5,000 = $7,250 Sedo
17. Elmaz.ru €4,700 = $6,815 Sedo
18. Screwdrivers.co.uk £4,000 = $6,520 Sedo
19. HotelesBaratos.co $6,000 Sedo
20. SmartParts.ru €4,000 = $5,800 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales off the chart with Sedo claiming the highest of those with MotherOfTheBrideOutfits.co.uk ($5,697), Betreuteswohnen.de ($5,694) and PrintBuying.de ($5,510).

They also sold Dont-Drug-and-Drive.de at $5,177, Wimdu.fr at $5,075 and Pur.fr at $4,568. Sedo had 72 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $4,400 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,400
onsale.in $4,400   houseboats.co.uk $1,700
strube.es $4,350 keysdirect.co.uk $1,650
vbs.eu $4,350 lynxgolf.co.uk $1,630
cslbehring.ru $3,915 bistrosets.co.uk $1,628
zet.be $3,770 carservicing.co.uk $1,622
logo-design.co.uk $3,625 controlling.eu $1,595
tauschbörse.de $3,625 t.bb $1,500
zollkennzeichen.de $3,408 a-la-card.de $1,450
agencedevoyage.fr $3,261 b2b-trade.fr $1,450
web-hoster.de $3,190 binger.de $1,450
icons.gr $2,973 certificates.co.za $1,450
uksportscars.co.uk $2,934 möbeltischlerei.de $1,450
edita.de $2,900 kineo.eu $1,430
frischetest.de $2,900 emissionsportal.de $1,378
easyname.it $2,828 gebaeudereinigung.eu $1,378
hotelinsurance.co.uk $2,600 lidld.de $1,378
sportschule.de $2,538 ontario.de $1,306
zalando.ro $2,538 toponlinecasinos.de $1,305
done.me $2,500 triciclos.es $1,305
klas.eu $2,465 uni.me $1,305
sportlux.eu $2,465 coa.st $1,250
wohlers.de $2,465 seocheck.de $1,233
personalprofi.de $2,320 seo-check.de $1,233
rechercheappartement.fr $2,320 heizungsnotdienst.de $1,160
your-brands.de $2,255 ma3.de $1,160
anglais.ch $2,248 kapselfibrose.de $1,159
alice.es $2,175 bruegel.eu $1,088
dealer-management-system.de $2,175 grünfutter.de $1,088
robot.me $2,000 luxetv.de $1,088
windturbine.de $1,958 lichtspur.de $1,015
painteranddecorator.co.uk $1,956 nienacki.pl $1,015
journalist-werden.de $1,898 rooms.at $1,015
gastrocup.de $1,885 canna.co $1,000
awo.co $1,850 plasticsurgery.me $1,000
uniswissbank.nl $1,740 smoothjazz.de $1,000
breiboeken.nl $1,726 uber.me $1,000

At Moniker/SnapNames IL.tv sold for $5,500 in their big .TV Showcase Auction (held in March), a sale that also saw HI.tv go for $5,000. They added $4,875 for Psychiatry.co.uk

Moniker/SnapNames closed dozens of other .TV sales from their March showcase auction, including a huge lot of 2-letter domains (many going at surprisingly low prices). You can see those in the table below:

Additional Moniker/SnapNames ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,800
gg.tv $4,800   er.tv $1,700
stocks.tv $4,300 iq.tv $1,650
uu.tv $4,200 british.tv $1,630
bb.tv $3,700 hp.tv $1,628
hr.tv $3,300 hm.tv $1,622
ar.tv $3,100 lo.tv $1,595
tax.tv $3,054 vb.tv $1,500
dd.tv $3,005 hb.tv $1,450
mx.tv $2,900 mb.tv $1,450
ae.tv $2,250 bg.tv $1,450
ee.tv $2,250 du.tv $1,450
ii.tv $2,110 wm.tv $1,450
jr.tv $2,050 ie.tv $1,430
tc.tv $2,000 lg.tv $1,378
mo.tv $1,903 iv.tv $1,378
can.tv $1,800 kd.tv $1,378
ll.tv $1,700 ww.tv $1,306
tn.tv $1,676 bw.tv $1,305
jj.tv $1,663 qa.tv $1,305
ky.tv $1,626 vn.tv $1,305
tt.tv $1,602 bv.tv $1,250
ks.tv $1,600 kv.tv $1,233
sn.tv $1,600 mp.tv $1,233
fm.tv $1,583 wk.tv $1,160
air.tv $1,550   

Elsewhere OwnThisDomain.com sold Route.org.uk for $3,625 while DomainLore.co.uk moved Calculators.co.uk ($3,423), Kathryn.co.uk ($2,779), CameraLenses.co.uk ($2,054) and Bets.org.uk ($1,679)

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)

As was the case last week, the non .Com gTLDs had only two sales above four figures, with Sedo claiming both of those; Rally.org ($14,500) and Vergleichen.net ($14,145). The highest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #3 on our new Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart - EveningDresses.net at $9,600 via Moniker/SnapNames. 

While Sedo claimed 7 of the top 10 sales (and 8 chart entries overall), the AfternicDLS wound up with the most charted domains, dominating the second half of the elite list to claim 9 places. 

The .orgs took 10 positions on the leader board with the .nets taking 9. The remaining opening went to #8 Florida.biz, a name that sold for $4,350 at Sedo.  

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending April 10:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 4, 2011 - Sun. April 10, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 13, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Rally.org €10,000 = $14,500 Sedo
2. Vergleichen.net €9,755 = $14,145 Sedo
3. EveningDresses.net $9,600 Moniker/SnapNames
4. KFZ-Versicherungsvergleich.net €6,200 = $8,990 Sedo
5. ChristianDating.org $7,500 Sedo
6. Savants.org $5,000 Moniker/SnapNames
7. ProjectU.org $4,950 AfternicDLS
8. Florida.biz €3,000 = $4,350 Sedo
9. KES.net $4,200 Sedo
10. Racking.net $3,900 Sedo

11. InsuranceWeb.net $3,750 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
DFN.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
Raiders.net $3,500 AfternicDLS
12.
tie
UnconditionalLove.org $3,500 AfternicDLS
15. Extracts.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
16. FinancialLinks.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
17. PhoneService.org $2,850 Sedo
18.
tie
CastleHomes.org $2,688 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
ScooterParts.org $2,688 AfternicDLS
20. GiveLove.net $2,612 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the majority of those with a list that included GetNoticed.org ($2,388) and Acube.net ($2,188)

The AfternicDLS had 25 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,088 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,150
textpay.net $2,088   atlanticcapital.net $1,288
varis.net $2,088 propertybuyer.net $1,288
dcsolutions.net $1,888 internetconsultant.net $1,200
moneytip.net $1,788 ovcc.net $1,188
proauto.net $1,750 luckystiff.net $1,150
imuseum.net $1,688 californiacity.net $1,088
zote.net $1,610 crimenet.net $1,088
huawei.org $1,600 portalpro.net $1,088
weddingbliss.org $1,588 htek.net $1,019
buymed.net $1,500 loosingweight.net $1,000
dietprogram.net $1,500 rocklive.net $1,000
snog.net $1,333 superiorlighting.net $1,000
dormitorios.net $1,300  

The AfternicDLS's domain listing service partner Sedo also sold Guida.org ($2,200) and MyStaff.net ($2,088) for them. 

Sedo's own listings also produced a number of other sales including Large.pro and Tehuur.net at $2,500 apiece. Venise.net notched $2,175, MetaTube.net nabbed $2,000 and Mokume-Gane.org grabbed $1,885. Hoteles.biz booked $1,740, Rule34.net rang up $1,500 and VisitChina.net chalked up $1,467

Two others; Inseo.net and Quien.net drew $1,450 apiece while Viajes.biz brought $1,298 and Sunucu.org sold for $1,200. Raeume.net added $1,072 while iNew.org and SchlafSofas.org delivered $1,015 apiece.

Elsewhere, DomainMarket.com sold EarthNetwork.net for $2,500, HuntingMoon.com moved Cloudware.org for $1,500 and Moniker/SnapNames snagged $1,038 with SnippingTool.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 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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