Sales That Rank Among the Year's 20 Biggest Top This Week's Domain
Two high end domain sales, one that
soared all the way into the top ten for 2011 and another that
reached the year's top 20, lead our latest weekly domain sales
chart. 3D.com set the pace with a solid $500,000 sale
that tied for the 8th biggest sale reported so
far this year.
This week's runner-up was 45.com at
$280,000 in a deal brokered by eName.com
and completed through Moniker's
escrow service. There is an interesting back story to that sale.
Seller Glen DiGirolamo said he originally acquired the name
years ago when it was among three domains and a pool cue stick that
an acquaintance offered as collateral for a $15,000 loan.
The borrower disappeared with the cash and defaulted on the loan but
still left DiGirolamo sitting pretty with an asset worth far more
than the loan amount.
For a time DiGirolamo used 45.com to host
his GoDaddy reseller account (he saved his original home page
from that site at GlensDomains.com).
The Chinese buyer didn't specify his plans for 45.com and the domain
was not yet resolving to a site at press time.
Three of the next four spots on this week's
all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went to Sedo and they went
on to pile up 10 of the 20 chart positions overall. Their haul
included #3 MarketAnalysis.com at $60,000 and the
week's biggest ccTLD sale, #4 (tie) News.co at $50,000.
Sedo also accounted for the other two country codes on the Big
Board; #14 Campus.ch (Swiss ccTLD) at $13,100 and #16
(tie) Gree.ru (Russian ccTLD) at $10,000.
Bill Karamouzis, who was the subject
of our March
2010 Cover Story, was the buyer of TeachMe.com,
the domain that shares the #4 spot with News.co at $50,000.
That one, acquired in a private transaction, was one of two top ten domains that Karamouzis
purchased. The other, brokered by Toby
Clements, was #8 SeedMoney.com at $33,500.
By the way, Bill, who was the keynote speaker at the 2011
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in October, has become active
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had another powerful outing, stacking up seven chart entries
including three in the top ten. #7 StockMarketWatch.com
headed their roster at $35,000 while #9 FirstAvenue.com
weighed in at $25,000 and #10 HealthServices.com
The seven .coms the AfternicDLS put on the
Big Board helped the world's most popular extension sweep 16 of 20
chart entries. DescriptiveDomains.com
also added to the .com bounty with #16 (tie) BrightonApartments.com
Only one non .com gTLD made the
elite list. That was #15 Investir.net, sold at Sedo for €8,000
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 12, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 18, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011
€10,000 = $13,100
€8,000 = $10,480
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.
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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.
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Sedo led the four-figure .com supporting cast with
CremationServices.com at $9,700 and also scored
with DirtySouth.com ($8,000) and YoBingo.com ($7,709).
ChocoArt.com chalked up $7,500, Caviste.com
commanded $7,074 and ENAI.com drew $7,000.
CarAvenue.com cornered $6,550, Arredatutto.com
tacked on $6,500 and WebsiteRank.com returned $6,000.
Einfach-Anders.com added $5,691 and GreenInvestments.com
Sedo had 44 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Back at the AfternicDLS Yutaka.com yielded
$9,200, PowerMoves.com produced $5,900 and Keliu.com
captured $5,500. Three others; Hesser.com, Issun.com
and QualifiedLeads.com landed $5,000 each.
BetterThanCash.com bagged $4,995
while AllianceAcademy.com and BRCB.com brought $4,950
apiece. HotelEngine.com generated $4,850 and CarePlanners.com
The AfternicDLS had 93 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
The AfternicDLS also teamed up YummyNames
to sell Bubbl.com ($5,000), FreeSilver.com ($2,977),
SavvyEvents.com ($2,142) and HandyDad.com ($2,000).
Meanwhile Yummy Names joined GoDaddyAuctions.com
to sell BuyRobot.com ($4,977) and SocialShops.com
($4,877) and with DomainHoldings.com
to move AutoHarps.com ($2,000). YummyNames added another
$3,177 with their solo sale of CableRack.com.
Elsewhere, DescriptiveDomains.com picked up $5,000
News.co, a domain that was sold by Sedo for Michael
Mann, tops this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales
Chart. The $50,000 sale is also among the 12 biggest
ccTLD sales reported so far
this year (the country code chart is the second chart on
that page). Sedo posted two more five-figure sales (that you saw on
the all extension leader board earlier) and went on to sweep 18 of
20 positions on the ccTLD chart.
The top sales in this category that you haven't seen
yet are #4 MRM.de at $8,974 and Mann.TV at $8,646,
both sold by Sedo. The only two chart positions Sedo did not claim
went to NetFleet.com.aufor #13 Cheap-Travel-Insurance.com.au ($4,801) and #16 GreenPlanet.com.au
There was a tremendous amount of TLD variety on the
chart this week with 13 different extensions represented. Germany's .de
and the European Union's .eu had the most chart entries
with three each while Tuvalu's .tv, Russia's .ru and
Australia's .com.au had two apiece.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending December 18:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 12, 2011 - Sun. Dec.
18, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011
The non .com
gTLDs had just one five-figure sale reported again this week. Investir.net
took the top spot on our new Non .com gTD Top 20
Chart with a $10,480 sale at Sedo that also
made the all extension Top 20 Chart you saw earlier.
The biggest sales in this category that you haven't
seen yet are #2 Matches.net, sold at the AfternicDLS for $9,500
and #3 Evolvement.org, a name that changed hands for $8,500
at Sedo. Rounding out the top five are #4 Heres.net ($7,800
via YummyNames/Sedo) and #5 BuyGoldOnline.net ($7,300 at
Sedo). The AfternicDLS swept 12 of the 20 chart entries with a
roster that included #6 CTL.net at $7,000.
The .nets scored an easy win in the race among extensions,
piling up 14 of the 20 chart entries. The .Org's took four
places while .biz and .pro claimed one each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending December 18:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
12, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 18, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 21, 2011
There were over two dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by The AfternicDLS sale
of SwearJar.org at $1,997.
They had 16 more non .com gTLDs sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. Those are all listed in
the table below:
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,888
Back at Sedo the winners included Style.pro ($1,978), Terenuri.org
($1,965) and MedicalCodingAndBilling.net ($1,950). Hierarchy.biz
banked $1,703, WhyWar.org went for $1,376, LED-Lampen.biz
lit up $1,048 and TorontoHotels.org booked $1,000.
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.