Six-Figure Sales Absent This Week But Solid Five-Figure Sales Still
Just one week after one
of the best domain sales weeks of the year (one that
included four six-figure sales), the temperature in the aftermarket
dropped a few degrees this week. The highest publicly reported sale
was FreeCharge.com at $55,000 through Moniker/SnapNames.
A trio of $50,000 sales shared the
runner-up spot on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The AfternicDLS
had two of those with EmergencyHousing.com and EmergencyShelter.com
claimed the third, moving Safe.net in one of the year's ten
biggest non .com gTLD sales. The AfternicDLS rounded out the
first five, claiming their third place on the upper quarter of the
elite list with Picked.com at $35,000.
Of course, just because no blockbuster
sales happened to be publicly reported that doesn't mean
none were made. In fact Sedo
broker Dave Evanson posted on his Facebook page that he had
just closed a $700,000 transaction but the details could not be
released due to a non-disclosure agreement - something that is
common at the upper end of the market.
Sedo also closed a nice developed
business website sale, 3GStore.de at €135,000
($179,550). However, we do not chart or track sales of
online businesses as other assets beyond the domain name are
Sedo's top reported domain sale was #7 Memes.com at $30,000.
They went on to claim eight chart entries, more than any other
venue, with a list that included the largest ccTLD sale; #10 Career.co.uk at
£17,510 ($26,965). One other country code made the Big Board
(also sold be Sedo). That was #18 KopierPapier.de at €15,000
The non .com gTLDs also had a second chart representative; #19 NetShoes.net,
a domain that the AfternicDLS sold for $16,200. The
AfternicDLS had a big week, putting up seven charted sales. Two other
venues also had multiple chart entries. Moniker/SnapNames rang up
four including their second top ten sale; #6 WineStore.com at $33,250
and the Toby
Clements Newsletter hit the Daily Double with #8 (tie) SIE.com
($27,000) and #16 (tie) Diane.com ($20,000).
Solid five-figure sales were abundant this week. In addition to
the 22 on the chart (the two extra chart positions resulted from a
three-way tie for the final spot), there were ten more just
off the leader board (we'll show you those after we take a look at
the latest weekly rankings). Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 26, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 5, 2011
£17,510 = $26,965
€15,000 = $19,950
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.
There were ten more 5-figure sales off the chart
led by the YummyNames/AfternicDLS
sale of Datasets.com for $14,977. The AfternicDLS
also teamed up with Moniker/SnapNames to sell Embed.com
for $14,000. The AfternicDLS also scored with VeterinaryClinic.com
($11,695), BuyLocal.org ($11,400) and
Sedo rang up four additional sales at this level; DisplayAds.com
at $10,099 along with 5OS.com, Kurdistan.net
and OTB.info at $10,000 each. The Toby Clements
Newsletter also booked a $10,000 sale with EIV.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
Moniker/SnapNames led the four-figure .com
supporting cast with ZooDream.com at $9,725. StatueReservations.com
drew $7,251 there and MYXR.com kicked in $3,300.
They also scored with Brassieres.com ($3,300), Binke.com
($2,625), Dialectic.com ($2,500) and Taomama.com
Also, in a joint sale with the AfternicDLS,
Moniker/SnapNames moved Richies.com for $9,000.
The AfternicDLS continued to move domains as
quickly as they could ring them up. AutoFile.com brought $7,950,
CyberHub.com hauled in $7,650 and two others; IncontinenceSupplies.com
and SiteOn.com secured $7,500 apiece.
ClothingDonations.com bagged $6,400,
Newtonian.com notched $6,160 and GlobalFreedom.com
unlocked $6,050. BaseRock.com raised $6,000,
CloudZones.com cleared $5,777 and Sovie.com
commanded $5,688. StarMap.com located $5,500,
Care4Life.com dispensed $5,280 and My-Gift.com
The AfternicDLS had 102 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at Sedo Systaic.com sold for $7,914
while CostaRicaTravel.com and Earth411.com dialed
up $7,000 each. IWG.com went for $6,800, LinkOffice.com
connected for $6,650 and two others; RetailUniverse.com
and FutureLife.com, fetched $6,000 apiece.
Moinsa.com captured $5,054 and Empres.com
corralled $5,001 whle Todoor.com and LCDLaptopScreen.com
displayed $5,000 each. BoxNation.com added another
Sedo had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,750 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
Elsewhere, YummyNames teamed up with the
AfternicDLS to sell CouplesRetreat.com for $7,300
and the Toby Clements Newsletter sold TweetUps.com ($4,000)
and Liana.com ($3,500).
The two five-figure ccTLD sales thatyou
saw on the all extension leader aboard above fill the top two spots
Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The biggest sale you haven't yet seen
in this category is #3 PersonalTrainer.com.au, a domain that
bench pressed $8,341 at Drop.com.au.
Sedo's $7,700 sale of Prints.co.uk rounded out the first
Sedo went on to take 15 of the 20 chart entries with
a roster that included #5 (tie) Bürostühle.de (IDN) at
$6,650. The non IDN version of that domain,Buerostuehle.de,
shared the #5 slot. Sedo had another IDN sale with #11 Großhandel-restposten.de
EMall.ca Inc.'s $6,000 sale of VitaminShop.ca
in a private transaction was one of the few charted ccTLD sales
that escaped the Sedo net. The others were two AfternicDLS sales;
#12 BackPage.com.au($4,400) and #17 FullBeauty.co.uk
($2,750) and CoZaNic's
$2,660 sale of #18 (tie) FreeView.co.za.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending October 2:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Sept. 26, 2011 - Sun.
Oct. 2, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Oct. 5, 2011
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for all
but two of those with a roster that included Gerüstbau.eu (IDN)
at $2,659 and Alarm.me at $2,500. FlowerDelivery.org.uk
added $2,464, Files.es found $2,394 and Casquemoto.fr
Sedo had 34 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $3,128
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,128
Elsewhere the AfternicDLS sold LoveClothing.co.uk
for $1,500 and Moniker/SnapNames moved Staff.me at
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.
This was a good week for the non .com gTLDs
as they rang up five five-figure sales, including one,
Safe.net at $50,000, that ranks among the year's tenbiggest sales to date
in this category (the non. com gTLD YTD Top 100 is the third
chart on the page the link above goes to).
We noted all of those five-figure sales in the all
extension section earlier so the largest sale you haven't seen yet
in thiis category is #6 on our new weekly non .com gTLD Top 20
Chart - Stadt.info at $6,650 via Sedo. The
AfternicDLS sale of #7 SDN.net was next at $6,500.
In the extension race the .nets dominated by
taking 11 of 20
places. The .orgs were next with five, including #9 Condo.org
at $6,000, and the .infos had a good outing with four. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending October 2:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
26, 2011 - Sun. Oct. 2, 2011 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect OOct. 5, 2011
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's $2,300
sale of Franquicia.net. This ledger also included Oostkapelle.net
($1,995), NMCC.org ($1,945) and Anunturi.info ($1,862).
Faucets.org filtered $1,650, Psychologue.org
secured $1,596 and Billion.net banked $1,200. OakFurniture.net
nailed $1,151, BridgingLoan.net landed $1,150
and Rantapallo.net rang up $1,064. Places.biz
posted $1,040 and two others; IceSkates.org and Visualized.net
nabbed $1,000 apiece.
Back at the AfternicDLS NetMovies.net screened $2,288,
MicroBank.net deposited $2,100 and two others; AnimalHealth.org
and DFLY.org drew $2,088 each.
The AfternicDLS had 24 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 that are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold HandyFlatRate.net ($1,750)
and Chenghai.net ($1,300).
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 email@example.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.