Sales Week Topped by Two 6-Figure Deals Including One That Ranks
Among The Year's Five Biggest Sales
Flowers aren't the only things
blossoming this spring- domain sales also seem to be busting
out all over. This past week was led by two six-figure sales
including one that ranks as the 5th biggest transaction reported so
far in 2012. That is PhoneMarket.com, a name that
sold at Sedo.comfor $180,000.
Also breeching the six-figure barrier this
week was #2 AFW.com, a domain that American Furniture
Warehouse purchased through GoDaddyAuctions
for $125,000. That name was previously owned by a financial
GoDaddyAuctions also reported selling Psoriasis.com
for $350,000, however that is a fully developed and
website, so cannot be viewed as a domain only sale.
A big .xxx sale takes the #3 slot
on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales
Chart. FootFetish.xxx was sold directly by the ICM
Registry (who operates the extension) for $89,000.
That is the second biggest non .com gTLD sale reported so far in
2012 (topped only by last month's sale of CDN.net for $185,000).
Rounding our the first five are a pair of $50,000 ccTLD sales;
App.me,(sold by GoDaddyAuctions, and Jeu.tv ("Game"
in French), a name that MostWantedDomains.com
brokered for the seller, Legacy Fund LLC. Those two sales
also rank as the 5th biggest country code sales reported year to
date, so every category - .coms, non .com gTLDs and ccTLDs - had YTD
top ten sales in a banner week across the aftermarket.
GoDaddyAuctions piled up nine of the 20 chart entries with a
group that included #6 Cicero.com at $40,000. That was
one of 14 .coms on the elite list. The ccTLDs had the next biggest
group, taking five places on the Big Board (four of those on the top
half of the chart) including #7 HomeLoanCalculator.com.au,
sold for $37,339 byNetFleet.com.au.
The non .com gTLDs only had one representative - that big .xxx
sale at #3.
Sedo claimed five chart entries including one of the ccTLDs that
reached the top ten - #8 HB.de at $34,320. The AfternicDLS
also took multiple positions with a hand in three charted
In addition to all of the five and six figure sales on the leader
board, there were another 13 five-figure sales off the chart (those
are listed under the Top 20 list). Here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. March 26, 2012 - Sun. April 1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012
Jeu.tv ("game" in French)
36,251 AUD = $37,339
€26,000 = $34,320
€20,000 = $26,400
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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There were 13 more five-figure .com sales
off the chart, led by the $16,500 sale of KwikSave.com at
Sedo logged 9 more sales at this level including Reisen.pl
($14,000), CheapestLoans.co.uk ($13,200) and TouristTube.com
($12,000). HealthySpot.com added $11,739, Zonacursos.com
commanded $10,560 and TYP.com tacked on $10,099.
Two others, Zoney.com and Bazingo.com kicked in $10,000
sold StudyOnline.ca for $15,000 in a private
transaction while the AfternicDLS moved DRMG.com and
Flexible.net for $10,000 apiece.
.Com Supporting Cast
Sedo led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with GWN.com ($9,999), Ildefonso.com
($9,900) and WoodTurning.com ($9,500). They also scored
with ManToMan.com and TeamSun.com at $8,000 each
while GTRadial.com rang up another $7,950.
CoinInvest.com drew $7,260, Vitrier.com
captured $7,000 and two others; Augencentrum.com and Morgins.com
corralled $6,600 apiece. Bambou.com brought $6,402 and
Kurong.com closed at $6,290.
Sedo had 55 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $6,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
At the AfternicDLS LocalQuotes.com locked up $9,000,
NetLab.com dissected $8,200 and LasVegasBootCamp.com
collared $7,600. BeachEscape.com attracted $6,500,
HealthyFit.com fetched $6,500 and Arcard.com
clicked for $6,200.
PhysicsForum.com and LocalRealEstate.com
landed $6,000 each while Hybridge.com hauled in $5,600.
FirstMiles.com merited $5,520 and CPGH.com
The AfternicDLS had 94 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames
to sell HairAndMakeup.com ($2,975), StudentLinkup.com
($2,302), WashHouse.com ($2,210) and VitalityClinic.com
CicekEvi.com (Turkish for "flower house") sold for $7,000,
TowelSets.com dried off $5,460 and Festgeldzinsen.com
found $5,000. Kuehlschrank.com dusted off $3,500,
TowelSet.com socked away $3,360 and SmartBars.com
bottled $2,599. BeSports.com bagged $2,280 and
two others; PaddedPanty.com and Runik.com returned $2,000
Elsewhere DomainNameSales.com took in $4,000 for Liftrucks.com.
The country codes were rocking this week,
piling up eight five-figure sales including two of the year's five
biggest in this category - App.me and Jeu.tv at $50,000
each. Those five-figure sales (all noted in the all extension
section above) fill the first eight slots on our new Country Code Top 20
Sales Chart. The biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 CarHireInsurance.co.uk
at $9,900 via Sedo.
Sedo rounded out the top ten with CamcorderInfo.de
at $6,072 and went on to sweep 15 of the 20 chart entries.
They kicked off the second ten with a nice .US sale, Foc.us
at $6,000. The buyer already has a website
up selling a product called Foc.us, making the domain a perfect fit
Germany's .de won the extension race
with five chart entries followed by Great Britain's .co.uk
with three. Beyond that there was a lot of diversity on this week's
chart with 12 different TLDs represented.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, April 1:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. March 26, 2012 - Sun.
April 1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by the ExcellentDomains.ca
sale of WFC.ca for $4,294.
Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of the other sales with a list that included
Laserontharen.nl ($4,290), Spreed.jp ($4,000) and NachtTV.nl
($3,960). Sedo had 55 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $3,828
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $3,828
At NetFleet.com.au Certitude.com.au and Hivemind.com.au
sold for $3,966 apiece, LFI.com.au yielded $1,700,
BuyLifeInsurance.com.au added $1,446 and FootOrthotics.com.au
Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold BSF.co for $2,000
and NoktaDomains moved AdultDatingSites.co.uk for $1,600.
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.
FootFetish.xxx stole the show inthe non .com gTLDs
category with that $89,000 sale we told you about at the
top of this report. Only one other sale from this group reached five
figures - Flexible.net at $10,000 through the
AfternicDLS. The first five on our new weekly Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart
is filled out by Phys.org ($6,000 at the AfternicDLS),
Spielturm.info ($5,547 at Sedo) and Downloads.info
($5,512, also at Sedo).
Sedo piled up 10 of the 20 chart entries with a
roster that included #6 MusicZone.net at $5,000. The
AfternicDLS also had a very strong with nine charted domains
including #7 Principles.org at $4,888.
The .nets won the extension race with 12
charted domains followed by .org with 5. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, April 1:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March
26, 2012 - Sun. April 1, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 4, 2012
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale
of Huan.net at $2,360. They also sold SearchHub.org
for $2,288 and Akra.org for $2,088.
The AfternicDLS had 31 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
The AfternicDLS also teamed up with YummyNames to sell
GirlChat.net for $1,421.
At Sedo Vess.org generated $2,000, BellaRoma.net
booked $1,900 and Birthstone.net brought $1,850.
Sedo had 20 more four-figure sales in this category
ranging from $1,000 to $1,716. Those are listed in the
Sedo Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,716
At NoktaDomains MeditationMusic.net drummed up $1,250,
Autokindersitze.net nabbed $1,200 and Impressum.net
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.
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in collecting data for these sales
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