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Blockbuster .Net Sale One of Two 6-Figure Deals That Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

A blockbuster .net sale - the year's biggest non .com gTLD sale reported to date - claimed the top spot on this week's all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart. Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.com did the honors with CDN.net at an astounding $185,000 - more than triple the amount paid for the previous 2012 leader in this category (DIY.org at $60,000). 

The runner up position went to another six-figure 3-letter domain - SOL.com, sold at  Sedo.com for $127,400. We learned about yet another three-letter .com purchased by Danish businessman Marcus Kocak for $150,000 in a private transaction, however that one was made under a non-disclosure agreement. In addition, DomainNameSales had another six-figure .com sale this week that they could not release due to an NDA. 

That left the #3 position open for the week's biggest ccTLD sale, Online-Casinos.de at €65,000 ($84,500) via Sedo. Just last week Sedo sold the un-hyphenated version of that domain for the same price. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo went on to sweep 15 of the 23 chart entries (the extra positions resulted from a four-way tie for the final spot). Their roster included three of the four non .com gTLDs on the elite list, including #9 (tie) Surgeon.org at $19,000. They also rang up all three country code sales on the Big Board with #11 TalkFusion.de ($18,850) and #12 Life.me ($17,450) Joining Online-Casinos.de in the ccTLD camp.

DomainNameSales also had another solid week with five charted sales including three of the first six. Their group included #4 Deng.com at $65,000 and #6 PrivatKredit.com at $35,000.

That left just three openings and the AfternicDLS took every one of those with a power trio led by #8 GetMoneyFast.com at $19,850.  

Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 11:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 5, 2012 - Sun. March 11, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 14, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CDN.net $185,000 DomainNameSales
2. SOL.com €98,000 = $127,400 Sedo
3. Online-Casinos.de €65,000 = $84,500 Sedo
4. Deng.com $65,000 DomainNameSales
5. SlotCity.com $56,000 Sedo
6. PrivatKredit.com $35,000 DomainNameSales
7. MSV.com €25,500 = $31,150 Sedo
8. GetMoneyFast.com $19,850 AfternicDLS
9.
tie
1Z.com $19,000 Sedo
9.
tie
Surgeon.org $19,000 Sedo

11. TalkFusion.de €14,500 = $18,850 Sedo
12. Life.me $17,450 Sedo
13. WarriorForce.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
14. RoyalCircle.com $14,500 Sedo
15.
tie
Doorsteps.com $14,000 AfternicDLS
15.
tie
TitleLoans.net $14,000 Sedo
17. NRD.com $12,111 Sedo
18. FreeWebHosting.net $11,000 Sedo
19.
tie
123Cards.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
BrainBeat.com $10,000 DomainNameSales
19.
tie
MotorBlogs.com $10,000 Sedo
19.
tie
TelefoniicDigital.com $10,000 DomainNameSales
19.
tie
ZodiacSigns.com $10,000 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.

 .Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with PlayStudios.com at $9,750. LuxuryTowels.com and MusicUnited.com added $9,000 eachDixneuf.com drew $8,500 while two others, VPure.com and Naomi.com notched $8,000 apiece

Another pair, Intermarriage.com and ScottWalker.com went for $7,500 each. ILoveWindows.com clicked for $6,559 while  three others; BabyPost.com, GnomeWorld.com and OmniJewelers.com attracted $6,500 apiece. Hyperopia.com hauled in $6,300, RPAI.com captured and BusinessInnovationGroup.com banked $5,588.

The AfternicDLS had 103 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
damro.com $5,000   workrelatedinjury.com $2,540
kasturi.com $5,000 totalworth.com $2,521
sunelectronic.com $5,000 waronwomen.com $2,521
woodtrac.com $5,000 adpoints.com $2,500
CUREO.com $4,985 animatedvideo.com $2,500
newyorkbrand.com $4,950 bikestreet.com $2,500
TravelHotlist.com $4,900 concilia.com $2,500
approvedauto.com $4,000 dentalvisionplans.com $2,500
medfax.com $4,000 eventmobile.com $2,500
wewomen.com $4,000 overseastrading.com $2,500
RoomBlock.com $3,899 prairieseeds.com $2,500
vote2.com $3,770 salesforcesearch.com $2,500
celltrade.com $3,700 simplyecological.com $2,500
vandel.com $3,688 tattoochurch.com $2,500
ambrotype.com $3,588 cornerstoneelectric.com $2,488
qingping.com $3,588 pixieshop.com $2,488
CALIFORNIAPRINTS.com $3,500 globalguardian.com $2,459
FinancialAds.com $3,500 VirtualScalpel.com $2,399
gmiv.com $3,500 clinicalpath.com $2,388
ProScooter.com $3,500 modernwork.com $2,388
prowd.com $3,500 monitordirect.com $2,300
mybabyface.com $3,400 songgram.com $2,300
his-world.com $3,388 watchdealers.com $2,300
bizcoms.com $3,300 enchantedemporium.com $2,288
WorldOfChocolate.com $3,300 assetmatch.com $2,200
hotelpunta.com $3,188 autostory.com $2,200
linksinternational.com $3,188 heartlandmedical.com $2,200
harriett.com $3,088 morethanjobs.com $2,200
artofhealth.com $3,000 christianprofessionals.com $2,188
pharmacyaffiliate.com $3,000 hospitalconsultant.com $2,188
bookfire.com $2,988 pannaknockout.com $2,171
twinring.com $2,988 moonclub.com $2,100
gosquad.com $2,888 bathbabies.com $2,088
hospitalitypro.com $2,888 bathbiz.com $2,088
knowyourcustomers.com $2,888 com-pair.com $2,088
midlandenergy.com $2,888 crowdedplanet.com $2,088
livegreater.com $2,880 elitebrand.com $2,088
mocool.com $2,850 hospitalityprofessionals.com $2,088
mousike.com $2,788 lighttechnologies.com $2,088
shuttlelink.com $2,788 netiquity.com $2,088
speeed.com $2,700 conze.com $2,059
bathscales.com $2,688 autoextras.com $2,000
BUYPRECIOUSMETALS.com $2,688 chickcheck.com $2,000
qccllc.com $2,688 curtainman.com $2,000
streetinvestor.com $2,600 dayem.com $2,000
LuxuryBathTowel.com $2,595 eventsvictoria.com $2,000
AirlineCard.com $2,588 modacom.com $2,000
everkeep.com $2,588 paperpixel.com $2,000
paychief.com $2,588 perryschool.com $2,000
workingbrain.com $2,588 replicat.com $2,000
ecolt.com $2,550 ridesallyride.com $2,000
pdcsolutions.com $2,541  

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell WealthSystem.com ($5,077), TheNightLife.com ($5,000) and OttawaLawyers.com ($4,000). They moved DriveForce.com for $3,377, YaThink.com for $2,500 and MaxSlots.com for $2,477. They also sold LaMagdalena.com for $2,277 and BestExchangeRates.com for $2,000

YummyNames joined Sedo to sell TennisLive.com ($6,625) and ElectricJob.com ($2,999) and also sold GoldLab.com on their own for $3,341

Back at DomainNameSales HealthSingapore.com and GoldenFinger.com pointed to $9,000 apiece while ScubaJobs.com surfaced with $8,000. DiscountBathTowels.com dried off $6,000, DataMatching.com connected for $5,000, LagunaSanRafael.com returned $4,000 and GlamCosmetics.com touched up $3,000

DomainAdvisors.com also used the DomainNameSales platform to sell InternetRetailers.com ($8,000), ElectronicCounterMeasures.com ($2,500) and PetBotanics.com ($2,000)

At Sedo Appon.com posted $8,000, Deals24.com fetched $7,850 and Mycos.com made $6,000. Flype.com cornered $5,700, Tycois.com tallied $5,200 and  three others; Comone.com, MathForums.com and MudRuns.com rang up $5,000 each. VPY.com pulled $4,810 and Ahara.com corralled $4,710

Sedo had 45 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,500
bkvideo.com $4,500   onlinesalestraining.com $2,800
temix.com $4,500 boliglån.com $2,730
bfashion.com $4,250 avtoshop.com $2,600
levynet.com $4,200 blutzuckermessung.com $2,600
gebet.com $4,100 recompensas.com $2,600
compareshops.com $4,000 bestbuyinsurance.com $2,550
gasometer.com $3,900 3ws.com $2,500
kghm.com $3,825 grouptalks.com $2,500
lp360.com $3,640 melomania.com $2,500
crawlspacedehumidifier.com $3,500 thelegacycontinues.com $2,500
moviecollectorplus.com $3,500 tripdog.com $2,500
qant.com $3,500 veloi.com $2,500
campingvan.com $3,495 verismo.com $2,500
opernreisen.com $3,059 weatherhq.com $2,500
adrewards.com $3,000 lifeinsuranceplus.com $2,488
desmeuleshyundai.com $3,000 actsocial.com $2,400
duroy.com $3,000 fireflower.com $2,355
summitsports.com $3,000 leasen.com $2,355
transactionservices.com $3,000 manula.com $2,200
upmobile.com $3,000 bopin.com $2,000
amerikavizesi.com $2,925 dizionariolatino.com $2,000
cateam.com $2,900 iamwine.com $2,000
clickcreate.com $2,860  

Country Codes

Sedo ran the board in  the country code category this week,  sweeping every position on our new  Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The three ccTLDs they placed on the all extension leader board you saw earlier fill the first three slots on the Country Code chart, led by Online-Casinos.de at €65,000 ($84,500) - the year's fourth highest ccTLD sale to date.

The biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #4 Voiture.tv at $9,750. eCommerce.nl rounded out the first five at $7,800

For the second week in a row .ME (Montenegro's country code) wound up with the most chart entries, piling up seven of the 20 chart positions with a group that included #6 File.me at $7,301. Four other extensions; .de (Germany), .nl (the Netherlands), .co.uk (Great Britain) and .it (Italy), took two places apiece. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 11:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 5, 2012 - Sun. March 11, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 14, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 Online-Casinos.de €65,000 = $84,500 Sedo
2. TalkFusion.de €14,500 = $18,850 Sedo
3. Life.me $17,450 Sedo
4. Voiture.tv €7,500 = $9,750 Sedo
5. eCommerce.nl €6,000 = $7,800 Sedo
6. File.me $7,301 Sedo
7.
tie
Doctor.me $7,100 Sedo
7.
tie
Wine.me $7,100 Sedo
9. Pet.me $6,100 Sedo
10. eDates.nl €4,500 = $5,850 Sedo

11. Coffee.me $5,100 Sedo
12. Viia.co.uk €3,200 = $4,160 Sedo
13. NoWaitPaydayLoans.co.uk £2,550 = $4,004 Sedo
14. PlentyOfFish.in $4,000 Sedo
15. Vicentini.it €3,025 = $3,933 Sedo
16. Romance.it €2,800 = $3,640 Sedo
17. Haftpflichtversicherung.eu €2,750 = $3,575 Sedo
18. Shoe.me $3,300 Sedo
19.
tie
Authentic.co $3,250 Sedo
19.
tie
Biz.is €2,500 = $3,250 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 majority of those with a roster than included Cadzand.be ($2,925), InvestmentFund.co.uk ($2,826) and OutdoorNorth.nl ($2,730)

Sedo had 61 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,650 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,650
marketo.eu $2,650   getglobal.co.uk $1,570
carparts.in $2,640 truste.co.uk $1,570
flasche.eu $2,600 recce.co.uk $1,568
mercatinomusicale.it $2,600 calabrese.de $1,560
clock.in $2,500 günstigestromanbieter.de $1,560
cityfibre.co.uk $2,355 negocios.pe $1,500
productservice.co.uk $2,355 strangers.co.uk $1,456
kht.de $2,275 jout.eu $1,430
goldprice.ch $2,210 lifesite.de $1,430
greenfields.co.uk $2,198 marijuanaseeds.nl $1,430
earth.me $2,151 windenergieanlagen.ch $1,430
tvinfo.tv $2,100 onlineinvestment.co.uk $1,335
attorney.me $2,050 adrenaline.gr $1,300
bloemenlatenbezorgen.nl $2,016 feo.fr $1,300
garo.de $2,015 home24.co $1,300
notitieboek.nl $2,015 libertine.tv $1,300
andritz.in $1,950 molon-labe.de $1,300
die-lottozahlen.de $1,950 qualityhomecare.co.uk $1,300
fancy.fr $1,950 raclette.eu $1,255
kardiodiagnostik.de $1,950 777games.de $1,235
lebo.at $1,950 hongkong.me $1,200
maxi-zoo.pl $1,950 private-medical-insurance.co.uk $1,178
mdh.ch $1,950 seniorlån.se $1,170
mypasta.de $1,950 brollopscatering.se $1,105
deinbike.de $1,949 cybercash.ch $1,105
espresso-machine.de $1,885 cameras.me $1,050
prikborden.nl $1,820 depresion.es $1,019
croatia.ro $1,694 restoranlar.de $1,014
runner.co.uk $1,649 versio.eu $1,002
morgan.ch $1,625 shoptalk.tv $1,000
ib-endres.de $1,574   

NetFleet.com.au sold a half dozen Australian ccTLDs; InvestmentPropertiesAustralia.com.au ($2,625), BalloonsMelbourne.com.au ($2,339), JumpOnIt.com.au ($1,654), Parks-Leisure.com.au ($1,197), AdultChat.com.au ($1,111) and CompensationLawyerSydney.com.au ($1,049)

DomainLore.co.uk also got into the act with four British domains; Mortgage-Advice.co.uk ($2,434), WebsiteDesignManchester.co.uk ($2,198), Same-Day-Loans.co.uk ($1,303) and Cocaine.co.uk ($1,256)

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)

The non .com gTLDs are celebrating their biggest sale of the year - CDN.net at $185,000 through DomainNameSales.com (you can see all of the Year to Date Sales Charts here). That domain and the other three non .com gTLDs that made the all extension Top 20 you saw at the top of this report fill the first four places on our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart.

The biggest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #5 Fail.net at $7,500 through Sedo. They went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries including #7 Studio.org at $6,327. The AfternicDLS also had a big outing with seven charted sales led by #6 Rabbi.net at $6,500

The .nets won the extension race with 11 charted domains compared to 7 for the runner-up .orgs. That left .info and .mobi with one each.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 11:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 5, 2012 - Sun. March 11, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 14, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. CDN.net $185,000 DomainNameSales
2. Surgeon.org $19,000 Sedo
3. TitleLoans.net $14,000 Sedo
4. FreeWebHosting.net $11,000 Sedo
5. Fail.net $7,500 Sedo
6. Rabbi.net $6,500 AfternicDLS
7. Studio.org €4,867 = $6,327 Sedo
8. Psychotherapie.net €4,000 = $5,200 Sedo
9. Issue.org $5,000 AfternicDLS
10. Sips.net $3,588 AfternicDLS

11. MyLink.org $3,288 AfternicDLS
12. Meubels.net €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
13. Michio.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
14. Consultant.info $3,012 Sedo
15. eVoice.mobi $3,000 Sedo
16. Faiths.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
17. OpenACC.org $3,000 Sedo
18. BoxerShorts.net €2,250 = $2,925 Sedo
19. OfficeAutomation.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. Jugendzimmer.org €2,132 = $2,772 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 The AfternicDLS sale of WineList.org at $2,500. Their ledger also included LiquidMusic.net ($2,466), BackTax.net ($2,300) and EdTech.org ($2,100).    

The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
sincro.net $2,000   fortheloveofgod.org $1,288
thechair.net $2,000 peoplechange.net $1,288
autotracker.net $1,888 artforall.org $1,250
icif.net $1,880 horario.net $1,200
getintomusic.org $1,800 powerbrokers.net $1,200
allpost.net $1,700 bestsellingbooks.net $1,188
amsg.net $1,700 ecoserv.org $1,188
backstory.net $1,625 counterrevolution.org $1,150
healthsystems.org $1,600 globaldevelopments.net $1,150
emsr.net $1,500 bestparty.net $1,088
naturallight.net $1,500 medianetworks.net $1,088
vetmed.org $1,500 teachinghospitals.org $1,088
carwise.net $1,350 twoscoops.net $1,088
bodycraft.net $1,288 directrelief.net $1,000

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell Galatea.biz for $1,277

Back at Sedo AHF.org generated $2,200, OnlineDiet.net downed $2,050 and Stevia-Shop.org deposited $2,000. Physio.mobi found $1,950, LederSofa.org seated $1,885 and GreatLawyers.net nailed $1,674. NYP.info added $1,500, Gemina.net nabbed $1,200, Hundetrainer.net drew $1,066 and AMR.info changed hands for $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 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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