Featured in the  Wall Street Journal · Forbes ·  ABC News · BBC News ·  CNN/Money · MSNBC · Newsweek · USA Today · New York Times · IBD

Home

August 27, 2012

Domain Sales

About Us

YTD Sales Charts

E-Mail Us

The Lowdown

News Headlines

Articles

Resources

Archive

Letters to Editor

Six-Figure Sale at Sedo and Clamor for Country Codes Kept Cash Registers Ringing This Week

Sedo.com claimed the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart this week with a nice six-figure sale brokered by one their most consistent producers, Dave Evanson. They chalked up a cool $125,000 for Channel.com. Sedo went on to pile up eight of the 20 chart entries and played a big role in an outstanding week for the ccTLDs

Seven country code domains earned places on the elite list, led by the $47,000 sale of #2 CheapVacations.ca (Canadian ccTLD) at Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.com. They notched another one with #13 (tie) VacationPackages.ca at $15,000

Sedo rang up three of the charted ccTLD sales with #4 Sportbekleidung.de ("sportswear" in German) leading their power trio at $33,000. Brands-and-Jingles was right behind with #5 Instant.ly (Libyan country code) at $32,000. FabulousDomains.com.au added yet another impressive sale to the ccTLD  onslaught with #10 MIA.com.au (Australian country code) at $17,400

By Ron Jackson

Two other five-figure ccTLD sales just missed taking places on the Big Board. In the weeks 21st and 22nd highest reported sales, Sedo sold Hack.me for $10,560 and DomainNameSales moved Longboards.co.uk for $10,500.

DomainNamesSales had a hand in five charted sales including #3 PlatformGames.com at $36,000. Four of the five were from their own listings with the fifth, #17 WebContacting.com at $12,000, being a DomainAdvisors.com domain that was sold on the DomainNameSales platform.

The AfternicDLS also had a big outing with four entries on the leader board, led by #6 OnTime.com at $25,000. They also had the week's biggest non .com gTLD sale (and the only one from that category to make the all extension Top 20) APS.net at $15,000

The .coms once again took the most chart positions with a dozen, including #7 Others.com, a name that Luc Biggs sold for $23,000 in a private transaction - a very nice return on the $6,250 investment he made when he acquired the domain just a week earlier!

Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 18:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 12, 2012 - Sun. March 18, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 21, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Channel.com $125,000 Sedo
2. CheapVacations.ca $47,000 DomainNameSales
3. PlatformGames.com $36,000 DomainNameSales
4. Sportbekleidung.de
("sportswear" in German)
€25,000 = $33,000 Sedo
5. Instant.ly $32,000 Brands-and-Jingles
6. OnTime.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
7. Others.com $23,000 Pvt Sale
8. OnlinePoker.co $22,000 Sedo
9. Hopster.com $20,000 Sedo
10. MIA.com.au $17,400 FabulousDomains.com.au

11. CostumesForHalloween.com $16,500 AfternicDLS
12. VPNServices.com €12,000 = $15,840 Sedo
13.
tie
APS.net $15,000 AfternicDLS
13.
tie
VacationPackages.ca $15,000 DomainNameSales
15. InTheCloud.com €10,000 = $13,200 Sedo
16. PastaLovers.com $12,500 Sedo
17. WebContracting.com $12,000 DomainAdvisors/
DomainNameSales
18.
tie
Havan.com $11,500 AfternicDLS
18.
tie
PrescriptionDrugAbuse.com $11,500 DomainNameSales
20. PhotoWall.de €8,500 = $11,220 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 were four more five-figure sales just off the chart. Sedo sold Hack.me for $10,560 and Paymaster.com for $10,000 while DomainNameSales moved Longboards.co.uk for $10,500 and InternetAnbieter.com for $10,000

 .Com Supporting Cast

The MostWantedDomains.com sale of YorkCarpetCleaning.com for $9,000 and a joint DomainAdvisors/DomainNameSales sale of PhotographyCourses.com for the same amount led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales. 

DomainAdvisors/DomainNameSales also joined forces to sell PrivateGym.com ($8,000) and HighriseWindows.com ($7,800). Meanwhile, from their own listings, DomainNameSales sold WholesaleTravel.com for $8,000, TaxWithholding.com for $6,000 and Beacause.com for $5,000

Back at the AfternicDLS DataViewer.com drew $8,088, CarWars.com went for $7,612 and two others; AdMovie.com and PinkSlime.com posted $6,500 apiece. TowelStands.com took in $6,000, SoftwarePlatform.com produced $5,788 and Empea.com captured $5,500.

The hits just kept on coming with ActivePartners.com ($5,400), DiamondVeneer.com ($5,300), LaunchStar.com ($5,088) and BigPharma.com ($5,078). The AfternicDLS had 92 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
lazycow.com $5,000   dreampractice.com $2,550
purecosmetics.com $5,000 1099s.com $2,500
saveone.com $4,800 edtrust.com $2,500
krgame.com $4,488 preinc.com $2,500
chinataste.com $4,300 xper.com $2,500
abcmovers.com $4,000 asiasummit.com $2,488
raspi.com $4,000 cosmotown.com $2,488
serviceclean.com $4,000 alumniportal.com $2,487
tilemax.com $4,000 vitapark.com $2,400
bragtags.com $3,995 singaport.com $2,370
bettereveryday.com $3,888 BathMirrors.com $2,250
i-gloo.com $3,888 ITCrew.com $2,250
valueservices.com $3,788 lingeriecorner.com $2,200
AffiliateCreditCards.com $3,750 mobilebooker.com $2,200
continuityplanning.com $3,700 wowpay.com $2,200
LaunchPlan.com $3,700 boardvote.com $2,188
catchingfire.com $3,688 englishinteriors.com $2,188
controlcam.com $3,588 practiceoptions.com $2,188
salonbar.com $3,588 remotevideosystems.com $2,188
softwareplatforms.com $3,588 savvybank.com $2,188
portfoliotheory.com $3,577 arabexpress.com $2,170
miplan.com $3,500 cooloutlet.com $2,115
trinc.com $3,500 charityexpress.com $2,088
safetouse.com $3,488 jessiesplace.com $2,088
protoner.com $3,388 phoenixguild.com $2,088
betterpower.com $3,350 wedocare.com $2,088
billzap.com $3,288 sellgoldfast.com $2,020
kizar.com $3,250 accomplishanything.com $2,000
technopro.com $3,107 douknow.com $2,000
aluko.com $3,100 heartrehab.com $2,000
pinclub.com $3,088 imazing.com $2,000
mensdoctor.com $3,000 moviemaxx.com $2,000
schoolsongs.com $3,000 naturespirits.com $2,000
useragents.com $3,000 physioforum.com $2,000
gpamerica.com $2,988 pixtown.com $2,000
adoptionawareness.com $2,870 pixue.com $2,000
yourowncoach.com $2,750 pvdirect.com $2,000
realtycompass.com $2,688 realestatedoctor.com $2,000
thebigdot.com $2,688 rndr.com $2,000
videofort.com $2,688 robosys.com $2,000
winecounsel.com $2,688 sqlfaq.com $2,000
swankdesigns.com $2,633 starpuppy.com $2,000
renttampa.com $2,630 sushimarket.com $2,000
credibanco.com $2,588 team-usa.com $2,000
nutritionalwealth.com $2,588 thersvp.com $2,000
onmall.com $2,588 webcentrix.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell MoonlightYoga.com for $2,500. Meanwhile YummyNames worked with GoDaddyAuctions to move EuropeanLotto.com for $4,012 and with Sedo to sell ProShare.com for $7,025.  

Sedo racked up $8,000 for Classic-Cars.com, $7,995 for BabyBaths.com and $7,500 for MomForum.com. Their roster also included CardReward.com at $6,777, WordTree.com at $6,650 and two others; DealSheet.com and Emsan.com at $6,000 each. SmartButler.com brought $5,556 while UrbanStay.com and FlowerTower.com tallied $5,280 apiece.  

Sedo had 45 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
dayj.com $5,000   mobidea.com $2,850
familyfunmag.com $5,000 avdunyasi.com $2,800
paysocial.com $5,000 centurionarms.com $2,800
box4.com $4,800 desti.com $2,640
browsergames-kostenlos.com $4,620 ckuv.com $2,580
facetravel.com $4,600 businesslexington.com $2,500
orelia.com $4,373 smileortho.com $2,500
healthyspace.com $4,000 sunseal.com $2,500
umbrellafund.com $4,000 washingtonstateattorneys.com $2,500
immobilien24.com $3,960 programmanager.com $2,450
bikercam.com $3,800 girlstops.com $2,449
trimaster.com $3,630 chiiku.com $2,400
energente.com $3,500 aktivshop.com $2,376
hydronet.com $3,500 holger.com $2,350
millionairesdating.com $3,500 pagerankcheck.com $2,300
swote.com $3,500 mymoviereviews.com $2,200
kostbar.com $3,498 baidiu.com $2,000
giaro.com $3,300 baiodu.com $2,000
dagensoutfit.com $3,080 bawu.com $2,000
akik.com $3,000 benh.com $2,000
hailacab.com $3,000 fiyaka.com $2,000
njod.com $3,000 sgcareers.com $2,000
trustre.com $3,000  

Elsewhere URLs.net sold Negawatt.com for $4,000 and two others changed hands in private transactions; EzyPet.com for $3,000 and SourceInc.com for $2,500.

Country Codes

As I noted in the all extension section above it was a banner week for the ccTLDS with nine reported sales reaching five figures, led by #1 CheapVacations.ca at $47,000 at DomainNameSales. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #10 on our new  Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - that is Park.de, a domain that Sedo sold for $7,600

The AfternicDLS kicked off the second ten with a nice .US sale. Tennis.us went for $7,500 there. Sedo reeled in the next six chart entries with a group led by #12 Traden.de at $7,260. MissDomain.com finally halted the Sedo run with #17 Smal.se (Swedish ccTLD) at $5,770.

Sedo wound up sweeping 13 of the 21 chart entries (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). #20 (tie) Mobster.co was one that eluded Sedo's grasp. Richard Lees sold that one for $5,000 in a private transaction.

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with seven chart entries this week. Canada's .ca and Colombia's .co were the only other TLDs with multiple entries as they each took two. 

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 18:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 12, 2012 - Sun. March 18, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 21, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 CheapVacations.ca $47,000 DomainNameSales
2. Sportbekleidung.de
("sportswear" in German)
€25,000 = $33,000 Sedo
3. Instant.ly $32,000 Brands-and-Jingles
4. OnlinePoker.co $22,000 Sedo
5. MIA.com.au $17,400 FabulousDomains.com.au
6. VacationPackages.ca $15,000 DomainNameSales
7. PhotoWall.de €8,500 = $11,220 Sedo
8. Hack.me €8,000 = $10,560 Sedo
9. Longboards.co.uk $10,500 DomainNameSales
10. Park.de $7,600 Sedo

11. Tennis.us $7,500 AfternicDLS
12. Traden.de €5,500 = $7,260 Sedo
13. Texas.in $6,630 Sedo
14.
tie
BrandWatch.de €5,000 = $6,600 Sedo
14.
tie
Torrents.de €5,000 = $6,600 Sedo
14.
tie
Umweltplakette.de
("environmental badge" in German)
€5,000 = $6,600 Sedo
17. Regalos.mx $6,000 Sedo
18. Smal.se
("thin" in Swedish)
€4,371 = $5,770 MissDomain
19. Gold2Cash.de €3,950 = $5,214 Sedo
20.
tie
Livecast.tv $5,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Mobster.co $5,000 Pvt Sale

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 vast majority of those with a list that included MortgageBroker.org.uk ($4,500), Clever-Fit.de ($4,300) and two others at $4,000 each; Casino.gl and GoldPrice.co.za

Sedo had 56 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,927 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,927
staopstoel.nl $3,927   fitness-shop.eu $1,518
goldprice.ae $3,500 a10.ca $1,500
seoworks.co.uk $3,180 legends.in $1,500
musicals.tv $3,029 tobe.us $1,500
interiordesignjobs.co.uk $3,002 blohm.eu $1,492
salud.eu $2,640 paddleboarding.co.uk $1,431
unwetterradar.de $2,574 paddleboards.co.uk $1,431
tönungen.de $2,508 aktivgesund.de $1,320
dentalgroup.ca $2,500 haartransplantation-tuerkei.de $1,320
hamburgerin.de $2,376 internetmakelaar.be $1,320
graduateschemes.co.uk $2,245 kinder-ferienlager.de $1,320
fall.in $2,244 taubert-shop.de $1,320
autoo.de $2,000 telefonservice24.de $1,320
enowa.cn $2,000 vipro.nl $1,320
neovel.de $1,980 warmhome.co.uk $1,200
handelsjobs.de $1,979 leadgen.co.uk $1,193
kindergaerten.de $1,979 hautarzt.eu $1,188
lampeberger.at $1,967 scored.de $1,188
i.ht $1,950 clim.ch $1,122
hpm.eu $1,940 naturkosmetik-shop.de $1,122
portfield.co.uk $1,908 112magazin.de $1,100
bfa.co $1,700 tacticalshop.de $1,056
immocity.ch $1,650 paycash.eu $1,055
topdeals.ch $1,650 gleisbauer.de $1,016
cricketstore.in $1,590 musikvideo.eu $1,016
rhinoroofracks.co.uk $1,590 schimmelpilze.eu $1,016
pflegepreise.de $1,584 loveit.co $1,000
schmerzportal.de $1,534 seoacademy.in $1,000

Elsewhere DomainNameSales picked up $2,500 for FreshJuice.ca while Jeff Overman banked $2,200 for AX.tv and $1,600 for GED.tv in a pair of private transactions. 

DomainLore.co.uk moved PromoCodes.org.uk ($1,988) and TelephoneNumber.co.uk ($1,051) while  NetFleet.com.au sold three Australian domains; OnlineInsurance.com.au ($1,419), FamilyHolidays.com.au ($1,179) and Irish.com.au ($1,063)

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)

After posting the category's biggest sale of the year last week (CDN.net at $185,000) the non .com gTLDs had a slow week this time out with just one reported sale - APS.net at $15,000 via the AfternicDLS - reaching five figures. The highest sales from this group that you haven't seen yet are tied for #2 on our new Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart. Those are Discover.org and Private.org at $9,000 each, both through the AfternicDLS who swept 11 of the 20 chart entries.

 MostWantedDomains rounded out the first five with #4 MiamiFloridaRealEstate.net at $7,500 and #5 Frasesdeamor.net at $6,000. Sedo claimed six places on the elite list with a group led by #6 SharedValue.org at $5,000

The .nets won the extension race with 12 charted domains compared to 7 for the runner-up .orgs. That left one spot that was claimed by #12 Store.info, bought by Jared Landress through NameJet for $3,600.

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, March 18:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 12, 2012 - Sun. March 18, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect March 21, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. APS.net $15,000 AfternicDLS
2.
tie
Discover.org $9,000 AfternicDLS
2.
tie
Private.org $9,000 AfternicDLS
4. MiamiFloridaRealEstate.net $7,500 MostWantedDomains
5. Frasesdeamor.net $6,000 DomainNameSales
6. SharedValue.org $5,000 Sedo
7. FootballGames.org $4,950 Sedo
8. DSLanbieter.net €3,333 = $4,400 Sedo
9. DigitalPlanet.net $4,288 AfternicDLS
10. Badmöbel.net (IDN) €3,000 = $3,960 Sedo

11. NinjaGames.net €2,900 = $3,828 Sedo
12. Store.info $3,600 NameJet
13. Modul.org €2,500 = $3,300 Sedo
14. Entrata.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
15. SiteShop.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
Memoria.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
16.
tie
RoadToRecovery.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
18. ConstructionWorkers.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
NetworkServices.org $2,588 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
TriCore.net $2,588 AfternicDLS

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 SoftwareExpress.net for $2,570. They also booked $2,100 for ChildrenOfAftica.net and $2,088 for Wowser.net.

The AfternicDLS had 23 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
justaddwater.net $2,000   idealroofing.net $1,469
kupplungen.net $1,888 windowwashing.net $1,400
pechakucha.org $1,772 emotionalintelligence.net $1,388
bailbondsman.org $1,700 idefense.net $1,350
fusionsystems.net $1,688 bodyfocus.net $1,188
kellyfamily.net $1,688 chinahealth.net $1,100
onlinelingerie.net $1,688 flc.co $1,088
idefense.org $1,650 frenchlick.net $1,050
globalbrand.net $1,550 cityforums.org $1,000
escope.net $1,500 jiaoyou.org $1,000
poam.org $1,500 payclick.net $1,000
soundscapes.org $1,500  

The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell Chex.net for $2,177

Back at Sedo Lagodigarda.org generated $2,500, Smile.pro provided $2,225 and HairExtension.org added $2,112. Dantax.net and Promeco.net notched $1,980 apiece while MiamiFLRealEstate.net nailed down $1,500

OrganicShop.org harvested $1,400 while Home24.asia and Enzo.info fetched $1,320 each. StrongDNS.net drew $1,199, BrightView.net billed $1,095 and two others; Solandecabras.info and SmartTV.org tuned in $1,056 apiece. GiftsForMen.org and DentalAssistantSchool.net drilled another $1,000 each

Elsewhere NameBrandable.com sold Urine.biz for $1,250

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.

 Home  Domain Sales  YTD Sales Charts   Latest News  The Lowdown  Articles  
Legal Matters
  Dear Domey  Letters to Editor  Resources  Classified Ads  Archive  About Us

Hit Counter

 

Latest news of the domain name industry

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2012 DNJournal.com - an Internet Edge, Inc. company. 
No material may be copied from this site without expressed written consent.