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Domain Legend Garry Chernoff Makes the Week's Two Biggest Domain Sales 

Gary Chernoff has had a lot of good weeks in his legendary career as a domain investor and the one just past was yet another. Garry was the seller in both of the top two domain sales reported over the past seven days. Garry keeps a relatively low profile, so if you are new to the industry you may not have heard the personable Canadian's name as much as some others that are frequently in the headlines. Suffice it to say that Garry was Frank Schilling's mentor -  I don't know that you can get any higher up the food chain than that.

Garry's $78,000 sale of Ripley.com through DomainNameSales.com (the aftermarket platform operated by his friend, Frank Schilling) occupies the #1 position on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Garry also claimed the runner-up spot with Callisto.com, a name that Sedo sold for him at $69,500

Sedo went on to record another bang up week, sweeping 15 of the 20 chart entries, including 3 of the top 4. Their hit list included #3 LIK.com at $65,000 and #4 Reconnect.com at $45,000. Sedo was also responsible for all five of the ccTLDs on the Big Board, the best of which was #7 Commodity.co, a domain they sold for Michael Berkens at $20,000. Sedo put another country code domain in the top ten; #9 Flyers.co.uk at $15,900

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the daily double with a pair of top ten sales; #6 KnockOnWood.com at $26,088 and #10 RNP.net at $14,888. The latter was also the highest non .com gTLD sale of the week. 

Two other non .com gTLDs made the elite list; #11 (tie) Whiskies.net at $13,900 and #16 Bruno.info at $11,815. Both of those sales were handled by Sedo.

The .coms had their usual dominant outing, piling up a dozen charted domains, including Red Apple LLC's sale of #5 Affiliated.com for $29,500 in a private transaction. Michael Mann's DomainMarket.com also got into the act with their $11,000 sale of #19 HostingProviders.com

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, October 16:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Ripley.com $78,000 DomainNameSales
2. Callisto.com €50,000 = $69,500 Sedo
3. LIK.com $65,000 Sedo
4. Reconnect.com $45,000 Sedo
5. Affiliated.com $29,500 Pvt Sale
6. KnockOnWood.com $26,088 AfternicDLS
7. Commodity.co $20,000 Sedo
8. Festgeldkonto.com €14,000 = $19,460 Sedo
9. Flyers.co.uk £10,000 = $15,900 Sedo
10. RNP.net $14,888 AfternicDLS

 

11.
tie
Fernbus.de €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
11.
tie
Frint.com €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
11.
tie
Tap.it €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
11.
tie
Whiskies.net €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
11.
tie
WHM.com €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
16. Bruno.info €8,500 = $11,815 Sedo
17.
tie
LifeStore.de €8,000 = $11,120 Sedo
17.
tie
Permis.com €8,000 = $11,120 Sedo
19. HostingProviders.com $11,000 DomainMarket.com
20. MOTR.com $10,500 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 was one more five-figure sale just off the chart. The AfternicDLS moved VacationExpert.com for an even $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with an IDN - Gerüstbau.com - at $9,661. UnitedExperts.com added $7,950, FXAS.com fetched $7,506, LSNet.com landed $7,500 and TorrentDownloader.com drew $7,000

Coccoc.com commanded $6,750, Countix.com corralled $6,255 and InExchange.com chalked up $5,500. ActivityGuide.com generated another $5,200 while Apostasesportivas.com posted $5,143

Sedo had 33 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
anyhair.com $5,000   fonebook.com $3,000
norwell.com $5,000 localcorporation.com $3,000
seow.com $5,000 voxplus.com $3,000
suvio.com $5,000 blumenverschicken.com $2,781
lifemall.com $4,770 bureautique.com $2,780
cloudphp.com $4,700 casedesigner.com $2,599
cousa.com $4,700 timelessflowers.com $2,580
yeeg.com $4,500 outils.com $2,572
webfail.com $4,190 parkings.com $2,572
americancountry.com $4,000 therapedia.com $2,502
insuranceclaimadjuster.com $3,900 basketballville.com $2,500
koiteich.com $3,892 dogbites.com $2,500
bluebirdtravel.com $3,419 footballville.com $2,500
auto-kaufen.com $3,308 chronometres.com $2,155
galerialatina.com $3,270 tucrucero.com $2,057
sepeteekle.com $3,200 mathclassesonline.com $2,000
redphoto.com $3,150 ship123.com $2,000
uppost.com $3,050 spray-tan.com $2,000
socialreader.com $3,010  

Back at the AfternicDLS Douzi.com delivered $8,000, TrustedBusiness.com banked $5,188 and CSWY.com went for $5,091. TradingIn.com clicked for $5,000, IYAA.com captured $4,948 and TimberCreek.com crested at $4,888

Roamers.com rounded up $4,800 while three others; AsiaForestry.com, RFTI.com and HomeSpecialist.com spawned $4,500 each. DataXchange.com kicked in another $4,388

The AfternicDLS had 74 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,200 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,200
servsol.com $4,200   topheart.com $2,688
njos.com $4,192 thenetherworld.com $2,655
hlglobal.com $4,088 helpcode.com $2,600
acase.com $4,000 peroxidos.com $2,588
chelseanyc.com $4,000 shopforfurniture.com $2,588
homecorner.com $4,000 pinpass.com $2,564
piercingshop.com $4,000 creditsociety.com $2,523
uncommonservice.com $4,000 4bonds.com $2,505
heartteam.com $3,800 placeboeffect.com $2,500
americandraperies.com $3,688 scopesolutions.com $2,500
edutalk.com $3,588 searchadvisors.com $2,500
bolshoy.com $3,500 foodbowl.com $2,488
redbandana.com $3,500 hostturbo.com $2,488
instantprotection.com $3,488 achoice.com $2,388
playinternational.com $3,388 malanda.com $2,388
searchcore.com $3,388 theredheads.com $2,388
techtutors.com $3,388 vitaluna.com $2,388
techdevelopment.com $3,300 adexposure.com $2,250
amelung.com $3,194 virtualuser.com $2,200
businessgirls.com $3,188 chivor.com $2,188
mycradle.com $3,188 jewelvine.com $2,188
innovationinmotion.com $3,088 theheritagecenter.com $2,188
studiobackgrounds.com $3,088 incorporationonline.com $2,134
stackingplan.com $3,080 presenceministries.com $2,100
navlun.com $3,079 renewableenergytech.com $2,100
baladin.com $3,060 idunes.com $2,090
autoequity.com $3,000 airvouchers.com $2,088
psychicsonline.com $3,000 batterylot.com $2,088
giftcakes.com $2,988 threesimplesteps.com $2,088
speedenglish.com $2,988 unityfestival.com $2,088
t-rx.com $2,988 detroitengines.com $2,020
passball.com $2,888 adori.com $2,000
teachingmoment.com $2,888 Energy-Vault.com $2,000
tubefitting.com $2,800 eucm.com $2,000
evolutionproducts.com $2,788 fenergy.com $2,000
jhwh.com $2,787 ruedelapaix.com $2,000
moneydeal.com $2,700 sellthatcar.com $2,000

At Moniker/SnapNames StickmanGames.com stood out at $9,000, PUYU.com yielded $7,050 and Laff.com giggled at $3,950. SavingsNetwork.com notched $3,500, BlackFridayAd.com coaxed $3,200 and Guanggou.com captured $2,450

YummyNames also racked up some more sales through their partnerships. In tandem with the AfternicDLS they sold AEVY.com ($5,037), GoodDNS.com ($4,737), RealityGate.com ($3,777) and BarReport.com ($3,000). GoDaddyAuctions.com helped them move AskYourBartender.com ($2,077) and they joined forces with Sedo to sell Casa Designer.com ($2,599)

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

Sedo scored a clean sweep in the ccTLD category this week taking every position on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. They have always dominated this category and it's not the first time they have run the table, but it is always an impressive feat. A quintet of five-figure sales, of all which you saw in the all extension section earlier, filled the first five spots on our the ccTLD leader board. The biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #6 Stedentrips.de at $6,950. 

As they so often do, the .de domains (Germany's popular country code) took the most chart entries with seven, including half of the top eight sales, the last of those being #8 Trucks4U.de at $5,213. Great Britain's .co.uk was next with four, followed by France's .fr with three.

.TV was the only other extensions with multiple chart entries, scoring twice with #9 (tie) CommercialBreak.tv ($5,000) and #11 Mob.tv at $4,250

 Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending October 16:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Commodity.co $20,000 Sedo
2. Flyers.co.uk £10,000 = $15,900 Sedo
3
tie
Fernbus.de €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
3
tie
Tap.it €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
5. LifeStore.de €8,000 = $11,120 Sedo
6. Stedentrips.de €5,000 = $6,950 Sedo
7. BYOU.fr €4,950 = $6,881 Sedo
8. Trucks4U.de €3,750 = $5,213 Sedo
9.
tie
CheapoAir.mx $5,000 Sedo
9.
tie
CommercialBreak.tv $5,000 Sedo

11. Mob.tv $4,250 Sedo
12. Heart.nl €3,000 = $4,170 Sedo
13.
tie
B2B-Forum.de €2,800 = $3,892 Sedo
13.
tie
IMD.es €2,800 = $3,892 Sedo
15. Erziehen.de €2,600 = $3,614 Sedo
16. SpaDay.co.uk £2,250 = $3,578 Sedo
17. Rumbo.fr €2,500 = $3,475 Sedo
18. OneStore.co.uk £2,000 = $3,180 Sedo
19. LatestFootballScores.co.uk £1,960 = $3,116 Sedo
20.
tie
Abito.de €2,200 = $3,058 Sedo
20.
tie
Hand.fr €2,200 = $3,058 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart including Iron.TV and Pokerist.co at $2,780 each. Forum-Thailand.de and Lintec.de added $2,641 apiece and WebWeek.de went for $2,502

Sedo had 43 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging form $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
cause.it $2,500   bedrijvenoverzicht.nl $1,390
pair.us $2,500 bouwkavels.be $1,390
classiccar.eu $2,363 cbre.it $1,390
abax.co.uk $2,306 lexika.eu $1,390
nordea.ca $2,224 stromshop.de $1,390
solve.it $2,224 tonykart.it $1,390
argusgratuit.fr $2,085 toso.ch $1,369
entrepreneurs.de $2,085 lila-haus.de $1,321
robinier.fr $2,085 tail.me $1,250
milon.ch $1,738 ukbusinessesforsale.co.uk $1,250
newslettersystem.de $1,738 cashadvanceloans.co $1,200
sightseeing-tour.de $1,738 environmentjobs.co.za $1,200
gsame.de $1,697 base.tv $1,188
gpx.fr $1,668 oceans.de $1,182
muskelkater.de $1,668 probe-lesen.de $1,182
teamhunting.de $1,668 civiljobs.co.za $1,180
experience-day.co.uk $1,590 geologyjobs.co.za $1,180
trucktops.co.uk $1,590 putz.de $1,137
roofgardens.co.uk $1,574 apotheken-news.de $1,112
bid.vc $1,500 bandbuchen.de $1,112
zilverenmunten.nl $1,494 milon.at $1,112
  pkwversicherung.de $1,029

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)

While the Sedo blitzkrieg swept through the country code category the AfternicDLS was busy making hay with the non .com gTLDs. They grabbed the top spot on this group's chart, took six of the first ten places and wound up with eight spots overall. 

Sedo also hung tough taking eight places of their own including the highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category, #4 ENT.net at $9,999. They also occupied the #5 position wth Acquire.net at $4,000. The AfternicDLS answered by taking the next five in a row, led by #6 KeynoteSpeakers.org at $3,771

The .nets had a dominating performance, sweeping 14 of the 20 chart positions, leaving just four places for .org and two for .info. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending October 16:

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

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. RNP.net $14,888 AfternicDLS
2. Whiskies.net €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo
3. Bruno.info €8,500 = $11,815 Sedo
4. ENT.net $9,999 Sedo
5. Acquire.net $4,000 Sedo
6. KeynoteSpeakers.org $3,771 AfternicDLS
7. Hillarys.net $3,750 AfternicDLS
8. TMNA.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
9. EPAM.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
10. ACFT.net $3,088 AfternicDLS

11. Guenstige-Kredite.org €2,050 = $2,850 Sedo
12. Chromehearts.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
13. Lactalis.org €2,000 = $2,780 Sedo
14. Gebaeudereiniger.net €1,800 = $2,502 Sedo
15.
tie
DogBeds.net $2,500 Moniker/SnapNames
15.
tie
StickGames.net $2,500 Moniker/SnapNames
15.
tie
StrategyGames.net $2,500 Moniker/SnapNames
18. Eliz.net $2,331 AfternicDLS
19. Speaker.info €1,580 = $2,196 Sedo
20. Geschenkidee.net $2,150 Moniker/SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of AllHealth.net for $2,088. Animate.biz and JCAR.org added $2,000 each

The AfternicDLS had 19 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,988. Those are listed in the table below.

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,988
liquorlicense.net $1,988   dentaloffice.net $1,388
ladolcevita.net $1,888 innovationengineering.org $1,288
militaryeducation.org $1,879 medassistance.net $1,288
usaweb.net $1,701 sickhouse.net $1,188
gameonline.org $1,688 worldnature.org $1,100
yourpetcare.net $1,588 capitalmanagement.org $1,088
magiccard.net $1,500 datapark.net $1,088
thebeautifulgame.net $1,488 selectcare.net $1,088
worklifebalance.net $1,416 audiophile.org $1,000
  FreeQRCodes.org $1,000

Sedo's supplemental list was led by Rongorongo.org at $2,085 and CasinoEnvivo.net at $2,000. Bubbleshooter.asia blew $1,590, 3DCasino.net raked in $1,500 and Baden-Baden.org bagged $1,390. iCheck.org chipped in $1,250, Glitnir.net glommed onto $1,235 and CXK.org kicked in $1,000.

Elsewhere, YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell Refer.biz for $1,277 and Moniker/SnapNames moved Pompeii.net for $1,050

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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