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Trio of Six-Figure Sales Spearhead Another Solid Week For the Domain Market

Three six-figure sales and rumors of a pair of seven-figure blockbusters headline the past week's activity in the domain aftermarket. Let's get the rumored sales out of the way first. Actually, one of those - the sale of iCloud.com to Apple Computer - has now been completed. Unfortunately, Apple and the seller (Swedish company Xcerion) have declined to confirm the rumored price of "about $4.5 million" cited by the GigaOM.com, who was the first to report Apple had acquired the name. 

The second pending blockbuster deal involves Gambling.com which has reportedly been sold by Media Corp. to an unidentified buyer for £1.5 Million (a little over $2.47 million at today's exchange rate) in a deal brokered by Sedo. However, that transaction has not closed yet (Sedo told me today that some escrow payments still have to be paid) and the domain continues to lead to Media Corp's existing site. 

This one is expected to close, however this may have to be considered more than a domain only sale as Media Corp. said the transaction includes "the Gambling.com domain name and website." This is a fully developed business property that, if left in place by the buyer, would represent a second asset for the price being paid. 

By Ron Jackson

On the other hand, muddyng the water a bit, Media Corp. said it will retain intellectual property, customer databases and infrastructure assets that will be redirected to the company's online gaming business at PurpleLounge.com. So, we will have to take a closer look at this deal when it closes before making a final call.  

Now let's get to the big deals that did close over the past week, led by the trio of six-figure sales at the top of the chart. Sedo claimed the pole position with their $220,000 sale of Consolidation.com and rang up a second sale at this level with #3 MAI.com at $119,200

Sandwiched in between those two was DearSales.com (Update: after this column was published we learned that this domain as part of a larger portfolio sale and was not an individual domain sale. As such it is not eligible for our charts).

The .coms enjoyed an unusually dominant week, sweeping 19 of the 20 chart entries. The only exception was a lone ccTLD, #16 Tada.de, sold by Sedo for $16,390. Sedo turned in a powerhouse performance of their own, claiming 14 chart positions, including 8 of the first 10. Nokta Domains was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, taking three places with a group led by #9 Prezervatif.com at $30,000. 

The new Toby Clements Newsletter made its first chart appearance this week with the $15,000 sale of #17 (tie) GirlFights.com. YummyNames and the AfternicDLS also teamed up to make one of the four sales in that logjam at #17 - Telematic.com (also $15,000 or course).

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, May 1:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 25, 2011 - Sun. May 1, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 4, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Consolidation.com $220,000 Sedo
2. DearSales.com disqualified (sale was determined to be part of a portfolio sale, not an individual domain sale as originally reported) 
3. MAI.com €80,000 = $119,200 Sedo
4. Melrose.com $75,000 Sedo
5. Xout.com $55,000 Sedo
6.
tie
Jexy.com $40,000 Sedo
6.
tie
TotalMovie.com $40,000 Sedo
8. OnlinePay.com $32,000 Sedo
9. Prezervatif.com $30,000 NoktaDomains
10. DogTag.com $28,000 Sedo

 

11.
tie
Deme.com $25,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Lokum.com $25,000 NoktaDomains
13. GroupedIn.com $24,000 Sedo
14. HabitatVirtual.com €15,000 = $22,350 Sedo
15. Ekko.com $20,000 Sedo
16. Tada.de €11,000 = $16,390 Sedo
17.
tie
GirlFights.com $15,000 Toby Clements
Newsletter
17.
tie
Med360.com $15,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Papyon.com $15,000 NoktaDomains
17.
tie
Telematic.com $15,000 YummyNames/
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 were nine more five-figure sales off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Whiskey.co ($14,900), Hollandrad.de ($14,185) and Attorneys.info ($13,000). They also sold TheDailyScore.com for $12,500, ModelHub.com for $10,725 and MortgageSearch.com for $10,000

Meanwhile Moniker/SnapNames moved PhotoSafe.com for $10,200 while NoktaDomains sold KitchenStools.co.uk and Irmik.com for $10,000 each

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/SnapNames led the supporting cast of  four-figure .com sales with TravelJobs.com at $9,700 and also scored with Busses.com ($7,700), ShipLuggage.com ($4,149) and AYK.com ($4,101)Zhuoke.com kicked in $3,251, DailyTrailer.com downloaded $2,500 and VoiceActors.com delivered $2,315. Also, Vear.com captured $2,150 and Ohcards.com corralled $2,000

At Nokta Domains RoofingSheets.com went for $9,400. Their roster also included BirthdayCoupons.com ($4,750), ShareWhere.com ($4,250) and BarbadosDirectory.com ($3,500). Erfahrungen.com drew $3,100, PureWaterProducts.com dispensed $3,000, GenderDiversity.com clicked for $2,200 and OrganicFoodDelivery.com added $2,100

Back at Sedo, Sunburnt.com scorched $8,800, CloudMonitoring.com made $8,600 and Winfinite.com went for $7,500. Pecciola.com posted $7,450 while Mabrouk.com and CandyBuffet.com brought $7,000 apiece. 

Ative.com tacked on $6,400, PopTropical.com provided $6,200 and SMSMarketing.com reached $6,109. SEOTest.com tallied $6,057, RecordSetter.com returned $5,995, Luzid.com located $5,960 and ConceptStore.com cornered $5,750.

Sedo had 60 more four-figure .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
bamia.com $5,000   sealion.com $2,831
briggo.com $5,000 floridaelevator.com $2,800
e-cue.com $5,000 floridaelevators.com $2,800
icoin.com $5,000 e-congress.com $2,700
wisemen.com $5,000 alusra.com $2,500
verycook.com $4,470 bidadate.com $2,500
nzc.com $4,400 cloudini.com $2,500
ioldies.com $4,283 mtpx.com $2,500
allthedeals.com $4,200 myei.com $2,500
vidmag.com $3,900 popularlayouts.com $2,500
chapeaux.com $3,725 radiorelease.com $2,500
enik.com $3,576 host1.com $2,475
whisperpower.com $3,500 justbids.com $2,300
rydis.com $3,427 pennypop.com $2,250
semya.com $3,427 euroxx.com $2,235
enigme.com $3,285 fifteendegrees.com $2,235
noord.com $3,278 monnaievirtuelle.com $2,235
exoticbirds.com $3,204 littlerobot.com $2,222
thexray.com $3,188 retoquefotografico.com $2,220
sellads.com $3,100 amorcasino.com $2,200
cloudbite.com $3,000 fpro.com $2,200
localbride.com $3,000 mypayphone.com $2,200
meigo.com $3,000 redcountry.com $2,100
menstshirts.com $3,000 fenouillet.com $2,020
phptagengine.com $3,000 activefactor.com $2,000
studyinturkey.com $3,000 antsearch.com $2,000
transfermobile.com $3,000 pocketgarden.com $2,000
mageon.com $2,980 pokerbit.com $2,000
3sl.com $2,950 qboid.com $2,000
splashcube.com $2,850 siteport.com $2,000

At the AfternicDLS Objetivo.com collared $7,000 while Culiar.com and YZG.com yielded $6,000 each. AFPM.com contributed $5,500, AllianceDental.com drilled $5,488 and AllianceDirect.com dispatched $5,400

VGSI.com coaxed $5,170 while Projetos.com and AppleProperties.com produced $5,000 apiece. HPSE.com earned $4,800, SourceUSA.com secured $4,788 and SuitePlus.com plowed through $4,488

The AfternicDLS reported 77 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,188. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
justicecentral.com $4,188   networksmd.com $2,577
prontoplumbing.com $4,100 mvvi.com $2,541
aquascaping.com $4,000 Trive.com $2,540
gameparadise.com $4,000 breadoven.com $2,500
LookAmazing.com $4,000 childidentity.com $2,500
nard.com $4,000 johnnywinter.com $2,500
roadrepair.com $4,000 mensmarket.com $2,500
ezfinancecenter.com $3,800 molucca.com $2,500
ezloancenter.com $3,800 pointplus.com $2,500
superprix.com $3,780 parkingrates.com $2,488
thegoco.com $3,685 torontocourier.com $2,477
researchethics.com $3,666 artfabrication.com $2,400
mysticks.com $3,514 systemisch.com $2,391
clickonshop.com $3,500 nursinghomeinformation.com $2,388
dontblow.com $3,500 backtester.com $2,277
vogo.com $3,500 fancyfruit.com $2,250
touchandbuy.com $3,488 insuranceexplained.com $2,241
dressuplove.com $3,300 intowords.com $2,230
tagbuy.com $3,288 CoinsGold.com $2,199
nbnk.com $3,239 dealaisle.com $2,188
getmovin.com $3,219 swisscomputer.com $2,188
bioneutral.com $3,188 worldeducationforum.com $2,162
rainbowconstruction.com $3,188 locksmithintoronto.com $2,088
airtruck.com $3,088 saybuy.com $2,088
kidsmate.com $3,088 BornCelebrity.com $2,000
energygame.com $3,000 clicktechnology.com $2,000
mysearchresults.com $3,000 clinicalguidelines.com $2,000
promotionalstrategies.com $3,000 InstantAbs.com $2,000
sleeprite.com $3,000 iptrading.com $2,000
stvb.com $3,000 kael.com $2,000
buildingpeace.com $2,988 pacificpearls.com $2,000
desertregional.com $2,988 premierleasing.com $2,000
tothebar.com $2,988 robottraining.com $2,000
dymel.com $2,894 skiwiz.com $2,000
ddpl.com $2,888 smbm.com $2,000
planetresources.com $2,888 socialbusinessforum.com $2,000
associatedmedical.com $2,800 springle.com $2,000
hycleo.com $2,800 ureserve.com $2,000
gfriend.com $2,588  

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner GoDaddyAuctions piled up nearly two dozen more sales led by CouponMart.com ($5,200), NewBird.com ($5,088) and BackPainMD.com ($3,800).  

There were 20 more AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions .com sales that ranged from $2,088 to $3,750. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS/GoDaddyAuctions .com Sales Between $2,088 - $3,750
americanportfolio.com $3,750   arcademia.com $2,488
intraoralcamera.com $3,700 ksbonline.com $2,488
propic.com $3,490 schneidman.com $2,488
nysusa.com $3,288 bitdirect.com $2,388
valleyplumbing.com $2,988 dealscanner.com $2,250
visolutions.com $2,800 techbuddha.com $2,250
breadbakery.com $2,688 californiahunting.com $2,170
cowboybootsonline.com $2,600 dealerslist.com $2,155
orcinus.com $2,600 salonmall.com $2,088
streetschool.com $2,588 socialmediasales.com $2,088

Another AfternicDLS partner, Sedo, sold Kortingen.com for $5,900.

GoDaddy Auctions also piled up a nice group of sales from their own listings including ENI-News.com ($8,000), Dientes.com ($4,205) and AmericanWoman.com ($4,105). CyberRead.com booked $4,005, VintageStores.com stocked $3,004 and MySocialife.com landed $2,988

SpinMop.com sopped up $2,972, AdvertiseNetwork.com connected for $2,850 and two others; BasketballPicks.com and DreamMakers.com doled out $2,505 each. BronxAttorney.com billed another $2,305

Elsewhere Yummy Names and the AfternicDLS joined forces to sell ClaimIt.com for $8,000 and UpMarketURLs.com teamed up with Bido to sell CarBrakes.com for $6,945.  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A quartet of five-figure sales set the pace for the ccTLDs this week with Tada.de leading the way with a $16,390 sale at Sedo, followed closely by two more deals at the same venue; #2 Whiskey.co ($14,900) and #3 Hollandrad.de ($14,185).  

Sedo went on to sweep 20 of the 22 chart entries (the extra spots resulting from a three-way tie for the final position). Only NoktaDomains kept Sedo from running the table with their $10,000 sale of #4 KitchenStools.co.uk. SalaryCalculator.co.uk rounded out the first five after going for $8,245. LED.cc was right behind at an even $8,000.

Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending May 1:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 25, 2011 - Sun. May 1, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 4, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Tada.de €11,000 = $16,390 Sedo
2. Whiskey.co €10,000 = $14,900 Sedo
3. Hollandrad.de €9,520 = $14,185 Sedo
4. KitchenStools.co.uk $10,000 NoktaDomains
5. SalaryCalculator.co.uk £4,997 = $8,245 Sedo
6. LED.cc $8,000 Sedo
7. Lebensplanung.de €3,950 = $5,886 Sedo
8. Work.eu $5,820 Sedo
9. GolfOnline.se £3,400 = $5,610 Sedo
10. UsedBoats.co.uk $4,650 Sedo

11. Five.ca $4,500 Sedo
12.
tie
InvestCorp.fr €3,000 = $4,470 Sedo
12.
tie
MCommerce.it €3,000 = $4,470 Sedo
14. OCM24.de €2,975 = $4,433 Sedo
15. Bollicine.tv €2,880 = $4,291 Sedo
16. MSCDirect.co.uk £2,500 = $4,125 Sedo
17. Abnehmhilfe.de €2,618 = $3,901 Sedo
18. ClubPingouin.fr $3,500 Sedo
19. OBS.tv €2,225 = $3,315 Sedo
20.
tie
Baucenter.ch €2,000 = $2,980 Sedo
20.
tie
Elternversammlung.de €2,000 = $2,980 Sedo
20.
tie
Niku.de €2,000 = $2,980 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those, including the highest one - GolfCarts.de at $2,906. They also sold ServiceReport.co.uk for $2,682 and PrintProduktion.de at $2,660

Sedo had 47 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,640 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,640
mopan.in $2,640   t.cx $1,450
fietsenmaker.nl $2,235 cax.it $1,341
hometv.ch $2,235 tecnoempleo.es $1,341
livrescolaire.fr $2,235 dutyfreestore.co.uk $1,320
pokerstrategy.tv $2,235 qrcode.de $1,267
searchbay.de $2,235 canadadrug.ca $1,250
finden-sie.de $2,217 employment.mx $1,250
sehrgutshop.de $1,937 building-best-brands.it $1,192
hundert.ch $1,863 parfumpascher.fr $1,192
eventapp.de $1,788 rubychacha.co.uk $1,155
sicher-vermieten.de $1,788 done.in $1,150
remortgagesupermarket.co.uk $1,749 3q.be $1,118
ukwebhost.co.uk $1,650 apothekenvermittlung.de $1,118
localhero.cn $1,500 gamez.fr $1,118
networks.tv $1,500 guardi.de $1,118
alaultima.es $1,490 investcorp.eu $1,118
chatpoint.be $1,490 kiwords.de $1,118
filmgeschaeft.de $1,490 maisonetdecoration.fr $1,118
nose.fr $1,490 yachtconsultant.de $1,043
radiologue.fr $1,490 planners.co.uk $1,007
abacar.eu $1,475 broadway.me $1,000
kaiser-industries.at $1,475 industry.tv $1,000
mein-referendariat.de $1,460 lmarket.co.kr $1,000
n.tl $1,450  

Elsewhere, Sedo and BliXem Internet joined forces to sell Viral.eu for $2,683 while NoktaDomains moved Smash.co.za ($1,400) and RoofSheets.co.uk ($1,100)

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)

It was a slow week for the the non .Com gTLDs with only one domain from this category reaching five figures. That was Sai Pola's purchase of Attorneys.info for $13,000 through Sedo, a venue that had a hand in every sale on our new Top 20 chart except one. The lone exception was #13 Mybo.net, a name sold by GoDaddy Auctions for $3,788.

The runner-up spot went to Aquaculture.org at $9,685 but the .nets had the most chart entries with ten, led by #3 Finanzberater.net at $6,705. The .infos also had a good week with four charted domains, including #10 Bewerbung.info at $4,321

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending May 1:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 25, 2011 - Sun. May 1, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect May 4, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Attorneys.info $13,000 Sedo
2. Aquaculture.org €6,500 = $9,685 Sedo
3. Finanzberater.net €4,500 = $6,705 Sedo
4. Rally.net €4,000 = $5,960 Sedo
5. 1337.org $5,599 Sedo
6 ePayments.net $5,500 Sedo
7. Serien-Forum.net €3,500 = $5,215 Sedo
8. GameCheats.net $5,000 Sedo
9. Jeuxenligne.net €3,000 = $4,470 Sedo
10. Bewerbung.info €2,900 = $4,321 Sedo

11.
tie
Happy.info $4,000 Sedo
11.
tie
Training.asia $4,000 Sedo
13. Mybo.net $3,788 GoDaddyAuctions
14. Anime.info $2,899 YummyNames/Sedo
15.
tie
Tornado.net $2,500 Sedo
15.
tie
VOIPProvider.net $2,500 Sedo
17. Healthy.biz €1,650 = $2,459 Sedo
18. DigitalResponse.net $2,250 Sedo
19.
tie
Ausland.org €1,500 = $2,235 Sedo
19.
tie
Heimtrainer.org €1,500 = $2,235 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart. Moniker/SnapNames had the highest of those with 8866.net at $2,100 and Delighted.mobi at $2,099. They also sold Horoscop2009.org at $1,532.

Sedo's roster included DestinFlorida.org ($2,000), 7Q.net ($1,505) and InspirationalQuotes.info ($1,500). Stromrechnervergleich.net notched $1,490, Supplement.info fetched $1,450 and Betsson.org bagged $1,100. Three others; Referral.mobi, SolarCell.org and TravelInsuranceQuotes.org went for $1,000 each. 

Back at the AfternicDLS XFIT.org found $1,688, USAutos.net braked at $1,388 and GlobalEcology.org generated $1,200. ChangeAgents.net and HealthBenefits.org brought $1,100 apiece while Esterni.net nailed $1,088. Five others were bunched together at $1,000 each. That group included BlueX.net, Breakdance.org, Condolences.org, eCounseling.net and Seahorses.net

Elsewhere, Yummy Names and Sedo teamed up to sell Poseidon.info for $1,699.

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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