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Trio of 6-Figure Deals Including the Year's 2nd Biggest Non .Com Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The domain aftermarket enjoyed a very solid week led by three 6-figure sales including one that ranks among the year's ten biggest transactions and another that is the second biggest non .com sale reported so far in 2011. Sedo's $352,500 sale of DataCenter.com set the pace. In addition to leading our new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart that deal is also #7 on our Year To Date Top 100 Sales Chart.

A second blockbuster, Billionaire.com at $215,000 took the #2 slot on this week's Big Board, followed by the year's 2nd biggest non .com sale. That was Cars.net, a domain that the Domain Developers Fund let go for $170,000 in a deal brokered by UpMarketDNs.com

By Ron Jackson

Sedo then went on a tear, sweeping the next five positions en route to claiming 8 of the top 10 places and 15 of the 20 chart entries over all. Their line up included all three of the ccTLDs that made the elite list. That country code trio was led by #5 Finance.co at $45,000 with the other two also reaching the top ten. Those were #10 (tie) Bitcoin.de and Bitcoins.de at $21,420 each. The Finance.co sale ranks as the 5th biggest ccTLD transaction reported so far this year.

The non .com gTLDs have four representatives on the new leader board - all .nets. That huge Cars.net sale was the headliner in this category of course, followed by the AfternicDLS sale of #9 Met.net at $22,500. GoDaddy Auctions rang up the other two charted .net sales with POF.net and VPD.net going for $18,000 apiece to tie for the 16th position.

The hits just kept on coming beyond the Top 20 with 13 more five-figure sales reported. As strong as this week was, a monster sale is expected to close soon at a price that is higher than all 20 names on this week's chart put together. That is a $2.6 million deal for Social.com that we told you about in a Lowdown post last night. A contract has been signed by both the buyer and seller in a deal co-brokered by Moniker.com's John Mauriello and Marksmen Inc.'s Cyntia King on behalf of that company's new sales division at NameQuiver.com. Once the transfer of Social.com has been completed it will be chart eligible and will become the highest reported sale of the year to date.  

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, June 19:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 13, 2011 - Sun. June 19, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. DataCenter.com $352,500 Sedo
2. Billionaire.com $215,000 Sedo
3. Cars.net $170,000 UpMarketDNs
4. ePayments.com $52,000 Sedo
5. Finance.co $45,000 Sedo
6. Radicle.com $27,142 Sedo
7.
tie
eCats.com $25,000 Sedo
7.
tie
MobileAds.com $25,000 Sedo
9. Met.net $22,500 AfternicDLS
10.
tie
Bitcoin.de €14,875 = $21,420 Sedo
10.
tie
Bitcoins.de €14,875 = $21,420 Sedo

 

12.
tie
InvestSecure.com $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
MotionTemplates.com $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
MyMilk.com $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
WiseUp.com $20,000 Sedo
16.
tie
EquityRelease.com $18,000 Sedo
16.
tie
EurekaKids.com $18,000 Sedo
16.
tie
POF.net $18,000 GoDaddy Auctions
16.
tie
VPD.net $18,000 GoDaddy Auctions
16.
tie
Xcite.com $18,000 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 13 more five-figure sales off the chart led by the AfternicDLS/GoDaddy Auctions joint sale of WebsiteSolutions.com for $15,800. The AfterniicDLS also sold PPS.net for $15,000 and BeatStream.com for $12,000 while GoDaddu Auctions moved Travita.com for $10,400

Back at Sedo, Passarela.com posted $15,000, ProFM.com produced $14,400 and Freundschaft.de delivered $14,397. They also sold ImmobilienMarkt.ch ($11,850), BlueRepair.com ($11,520), Hosting.in ($11,500) and Shop5.com ($10,000)

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com sold PirvaRai.com for $15,000 and DomainMarket.com moved ChinaDiscovery.com for $13,000 (DomainMarket owner Michael Mann reportedly picked up ChinaDiscovery.com on the drop for a mere $69 just a month before this sale). 

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with AtNow.com and Keepz.com at $9,000 each. Haipu.com added $8,640, DreamWorld.com went for $8,287 and ViajesReal.com returned $5,760.

OldTimeRadioShows.com dialed in $5,625 while EvanstonHomes.com and BathroomPlace.com banked $5,500 apiece. Subventions.com secured another $5,040 and 7L.com kicked in $5,010. Sedo had 28 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
cloudhelpdesk.com $5,000   traduceri.com $2,880
melbye.com $5,000 prosuma.com $2,600
penpak.com $5,000 club-loisirs.com $2,520
luved.com $4,500 securityapp.com $2,500
paydot.com $4,320 webble.com $2,500
criminalfinder.com $4,050 home-planet.com $2,300
gourmeet.com $4,000 banci.com $2,232
joycapital.com $4,000 kobid.com $2,232
justaminute.com $4,000 attrakt.com $2,160
worldwidetv.com $3,750 rarewater.com $2,160
wowcore.com $3,500 wister.com $2,160
calgaryescort.com $3,000 nfc4g.com $2,100
ippros.com $3,000 bedroc.com $2,016
custy.com $2,880 ecopanel.com $2,000

Sedo also helped DomainMarketers.com sell Denied.com for $8,000

Back at the AfternicDLS BestOfLuxury.com booked $7,500, EducationalLeadership.com located $7,300 and MetalSupplies.com distributed $6,995. A four-name logjam at $5,000 apiece followed. That group included Archiland.com, AttorneyFee.com, JobPlacements.com and TheLillys.com. Two others; BuzzSolutions.com and PinkHealth.com provided $4,500 each.

The AfternicDLS had 62 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,688. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
fourthline.com $3,688   you-buy.com $2,500
acltd.com $3,588 nashvilledining.com $2,400
energymisers.com $3,588 babyfund.com $2,388
sunengineering.com $3,500 healthinsurancechoices.com $2,388
visioncenters.com $3,500 mrkitchens.com $2,388
collegehonors.com $3,300 rentsellbuy.com $2,388
TeraDirect.com $3,295 turbinesinc.com $2,372
hrcam.com $3,288 landrich.com $2,350
teamturbo.com $3,288 valuemine.com $2,350
zooinc.com $3,270 mind-game.com $2,330
farawayplaces.com $3,188 sitemagnet.com $2,300
chirurgieplastique.com $3,000 artistique.com $2,250
findanagent.com $3,000 GabTab.com $2,195
guidelist.com $3,000 itsfabulous.com $2,188
redgallery.com $3,000 releasetracker.com $2,188
urown.com $3,000 4track.com $2,120
onlinemarketingsolutions.com $2,925 leehan.com $2,088
ivirtualize.com $2,889 mach7.com $2,088
capscom.com $2,880 seniorads.com $2,088
carchaser.com $2,800 appraiserportal.com $2,000
metroservicecenter.com $2,800 bwmgroup.com $2,000
neweuropetours.com $2,800 downdisk.com $2,000
upskills.com $2,788 gmachines.com $2,000
surespot.com $2,750 lightningwireless.com $2,000
planetextreme.com $2,588 nursingdegreeguide.com $2,000
shadowboard.com $2,550 storegift.com $2,000
cascadepacific.com $2,504 travelingtips.com $2,000
flutterbuy.com $2,500 vitaminn.com $2,000
hotelcitadel.com $2,500 vivalab.com $2,000
littleathletes.com $2,500 wizpix.com $2,000
mftb.com $2,500 wondernetwork.com $2,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner Sedo helped them sell Minimercado.com for $2,300 while another DLS partner, GoDaddy Auctions, converted 16 Afternic listings into sales.

The AfternicDLS/GoDaddy Auctions tandem moved Actsi.com for $5,188, iTechnique.com for $4,200 and Webrum.com for $3,888. QCCUSA.com contrubuted $3,688 while TheInsidersGuide.com and EatTogether..com wolfed down $3,188 apiece.

LadyStyle.com captured $2,800 while three others; ElGobernador.com, EmergingWorld.com and GoldPlayer.com turned in $2,788 each. Another trio of names; Utiliti.com, VirtualLandscaping.com and WitKit.com captured $2,588 apiece. Still another threesome that included GiftKey.com, LifeTravel.com and VeganDelicious.com dished out $2,088 each

From their own listings GoDaddy Auctions also sold AngryChicken.com ($8,000), Skyo.com ($5,995), RobotArm.com ($5,738) and Recadospop.com ($5,727)

At Moniker/Snapnames the winners included Junyo.com ($4,888), Chaohuo.com ($3,312) and Edfun.com ($3,300). HorseQuest.com found $3,002, Weipay.com unwrapped $2,713 and four others; Blaken.com, CarInsuranceChoice.com, CashFlowKing.com and IsoMusic.com drummed up $2,500 apiece. Gutao.com generated $2,115, Weekto.com went for $2,050 and StartupBranding.com brought $2,004

Elsewhere the Toby Clements Newsletter sold StudentLoanCenter.com ($5,000) and ComercialArt.com ($3,000) while SuccessClick.com sold Klood.com for $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The half-dozen five-figure country code sales that we told you about in the all extension section above filled the first six spots on this week's new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. Finance.co, the year's 5th biggest ccTLD sale, occupies the top rung on the ladder. 

The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is an Italian domain, #7 Preventivi.it at $8,640 via Sedo. Sedo, who traditionally dominates the ccTLD category, wound up sweeping all 20 chart entries. The top ten was rounded out by #8 (tie) Bangkok.ch and Impotent.ch at $7,200 each and Collective.tv at $6,500

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with seven, followed by Switzerland's .ch with four.  Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending June 19:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 13, 2011 - Sun. June 19, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Finance.co $45,000 Sedo
2.
tie
Bitcoin.de €14,875 = $21,420 Sedo
2.
tie
Bitcoins.de €14,875 = $21,420 Sedo
4. Freundschaft.de €9,998 = $14,397 Sedo
5. Immobilienmarkt.ch €8,229 = $11,850 Sedo
6. Hosting.in $11,500 Sedo
7. Preventivi.it €6,000 = $8,640 Sedo
8.
tie
Bangkok.ch €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
8.
tie
Impotent.ch €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
10. Collective.tv $6,500 Sedo

11. Gartendekoration.de €4,188 = $6,031 Sedo
12. TC.tv $6,000 Sedo
13. Gartenbeleuchtung.de €3,650 = $5,256 Sedo
14. ADM.ch €3,100 = $4,464 Sedo
15.
tie
Better.gr €3,000 = $4,320 Sedo
15.
tie
Gepex.de €3,000 = $4,320 Sedo
17. B.cm $4,250 Sedo
18.
tie
APO.co £2,500 = $4,025 Sedo
18.
tie
DrSebagh.co.uk £2,500 = $4,025 Sedo
20. SteinGrill.de €2,750 = $3,960 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales led by Bierbank.de and Biertisch.de at $3,672 each. Two others; Disponible.fr and SilverSea.co.uk went for $3,500 apiece

Sedo had 55 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,240. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,592
inzameling.nl $3,240   roomtoread.de $1,440
securesafe.de $3,168 wzg.de $1,439
greenfone.co.uk $3,000 e-drive.de $1,430
juegosdemotos.mx $3,000 ong.eu $1,421
ilovemyjob.de $2,880 chartanalyse.ch $1,418
noteborn.de $2,880 multivan.ch $1,418
produktvideo.de $2,880 schnupf.ch $1,418
dow.us $2,808 awesome.de $1,368
heha.de $2,520 mietpreller.de $1,368
rob.co $2,500 dietadukan.pl $1,277
correct.co.uk $2,496 commercialnetwork.de $1,195
bribon.es $2,405 allride.de $1,152
absinthes.de $2,160 battlemons.nl $1,152
claus.eu $2,160 partner-rückführung.de $1,151
quelle.in $2,160 airbooster.de $1,080
vod.in $2,100 banners.nl $1,080
kalinka.de $2,088 cashgames.fr $1,080
lovechat.eu $2,016 hotelnights.es $1,080
mindchange.co.uk $1,932 leipzig-rechtsanwalt.de $1,080
tweedehans.be $1,829 superphones.de $1,080
onlineberatung.ch $1,800 tubienestar.es $1,080
friv.it $1,728 n5.cn $1,075
robotshop.at $1,728 y.ht $1,050
storeit.de $1,714 kreisconsulting.de $1,025
half-price.co.uk $1,610 greenpoints.us $1,008
l.cm $1,550 logo-designer.de $1,008
ddag.de $1,440 boinc.es $1,000
mbz.es $1,440   

Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold BeatStream.co.uk for $2,088, DomainLore.co.uk moved Gwynedd.co.uk for $1,369 and AFR.us changed hands for $1,177 in a private sale. 

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)

Cars.net insured that this would be a memorable week for the non .com gTLDs. In addition to headlining the weekly Top 20 Chart that $170,000 sale is the year's second biggest in this category (and is also bigger than any ccTLD sale reported so far this year). 

Four other domains cracked the five-figure barrier. We listed all of those on the all extension section earlier so the highest non .com gTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #6 UPG.org, sold by GoDaddy Auctions for $8,800. Another 3-letter .org, #7 MOZ.org, was close behind after selling at the AfternicDLS for $8,600. Still another, GGI.org, is #8 with a $7,416 sale at Sedo. Three-letter domains are always popular but this is the first time I've seen them take so many chart positions - eight of the first ten and 11 spots overall. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending June 19:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 13, 2011 - Sun. June 19, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect June 22, 2011

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Cars.net $170,000 UpMarketDNs
2. Met.net $22,500 AfternicDLS
3. POF.net $18,000 GoDaddy Auctions
4. VPD.net $18,000 Sedo
5. PPS.net $15,000 AfternicDLS
6. UPG.org $8,800 GoDaddy Auctions
7. MOZ.org $8,600 AfternicDLS
8. GGI.org $7,416 Sedo
9. Internet-Juridique.net €5,000 = $7,200 Sedo
10. DOO.net €3,750 = $5,400 Sedo

11. IVO.org $4,000 AfternicDLS
12. ArtShop.net €2,300 = $3,312 Sedo
13. iApps.net $3,288 AfternicDLS
14. TemporaryTattoos.net $3,250 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
Fertiggarage.org €2,250 = $3,240 Sedo
15.
tie
Konzertkarten.net €2,250 = $3,240 Sedo
17. AdSpace.org $3,188 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
18. MedX.net €1,952 = $2,811 AfternicDLS/Sedo
19. HealthAdministration.org $2,750 AfternicDLS
20. FacilityManagement.net €1,790 = $2,578 AfternicDLS/Sedo

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 led by two sales at the AfternicDLS; OnlineITDegrees.net and TeeTime.net at $2,500 apiece. They also sold PowerControl.net for $2,388 and Z11.net for $2,094

The AfternicDLS has 20 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
aestheticdentistry.net $2,000   igualdad.org $1,500
MaisonAVendre.net $1,995 jones.info $1,425
tahir.org $1,988 clinicalpsychology.net $1,399
unsi.net $1,988 lendingahand.net $1,388
secondtonone.org $1,899 schoolbook.org $1,388
mariajose.net $1,788 starttoday.net $1,388
oceanadvocates.org $1,788 bhagavadgita.org $1,200
kidnap.org $1,688 britelite.net $1,193
acsn.net $1,658 grayghost.net $1,088
gamebook.org $1,500 battingcages.org $1,000

AfternicDLS domain listing service partner GoDaddy Auctions also sold ThirdMan.net for them at $2,088 while another partner, Sedo, sold GeorgiaCarInsurance.net ($1,350) and Sonography.net ($1,288)

Sedo was also busy ringing up more sales from their own massive inventory including Supermarche.org ($2,398), FreeTemplates.org ($2,250) and Magazin.org ($2,160). Stickers.info added $2,099 while two others; POF.info and Zitra.net nabbed $2,056 apiece

Sedo had 16 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,801 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,801
scholar.org $1,801   rüruprente.net $1,260
uav.net $1,650 ristoranti.info $1,250
zahnstein.org $1,512 dubaiapartments.net $1,208
weleda.net $1,500 interiordesigning.net $1,200
banken.info $1,440 sticker.info $1,199
cadastre.info $1,440 vimn.net $1,099
schiffsreisen.org $1,440 hhp.info $1,080
websitesforsale.net $1,409 juku.org $1,000

 Elsewhere, Moniker/SnapNames sold Banco.biz for $1,325

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

 

*****

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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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