Mid-Range Makes The Most Noise This Week With Nearly Two Dozen Solid
No six-figure sales were reported
this week, leaving the door open for a trio of .coms in the
mid five-figure range to fill the first three spots on our new all
extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The best of those was #1 Acronyms.com,
a domain that DNForumowner Adam Dicker sold on the DomainNameSales.com
platform for $60,000. The buyer was Stands
4 LLC who is forwarding the domain to their existing
The runner-up slot goes to Sedo.com's
$55,000 sale of LiveDoc.com with Dangote.com
rounding out the first three after changing hands for $40,000 at
The top non .com gTLD sale was #4 CarGames.net,
a name that attracted $28,820 at Sedo. Two more non .com
gTLDs, both .nets, also made the elite list. #6 AssuranceVie.net
("life insurance" in French) at $25,000
and #16 Payrol.net at $13,600, with Sedo handling both
of those sales.
Sedo also rang up the two country code sales that qualified for
the Big Board, #15 Klik.pl (Polish cTLD) at $13,755 and
#17 Chocolat.fr (French cTLD) at $13,100. Sedo piled
up 10 of the 20 chart entries overall.
also had a big week with six chart entries led by #5 UnitedCare.com
at $25,000. They placed two more on the top half of the
leader board, #7 ManagementSolutions.com at $23,000
and #9 StreamGirl.com at $19,200.
With DomainNameSales racking up three charted domains, only one
spot was left for other venues. That one was claimed by WinnerNames.com
with their $12,500 sale of #19 TopFinancialAdvisor.com.
In another sales note, as we reported in our Lowdown
section Tuesday (April 10), we learned that the IDN
("Moscow" in Russian) was sold last summer for $216,000,
the highest price on record for an IDN. We older sales like this
come to light, we add them to that year's Top 100 list (if they
qualify). Москва.com did and is now ranked at #26 on
Top 100 Sales Chart.
Now back to 2012 - here's how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. April 2, 2012 - Sun. April 8, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012
€22,000 = $28,820
AssuranceVie.net ("life insurance" in French)
€12,000 = $15,720
€10,500 = $13,755
€10,000 = $13,100
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 two more five-figure sales just off
the chart - both at an even $10,000. The AfternicDLS sold GetMusic.net
at that figure and DomainNameSales moved FunGolf.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of
four-figure sales with ManCar.com at $9,100. They
also scored with IGSOnline.com at $7,688 and two
others at $7,500 each; ArtOfMarriage.com and EyeWall.com.
DCPU.com yielded $6,291, Junio.com
drew $6,210 and Kups.com kicked in $5,210.
A four-name logjam followed with Atasan.com, DataAlliance.com,
iBots.com and Positivista.com posting $5,000
The AfternicDLS had 98 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
Back at DomainNameSales Battlex.com brought
$9,000, FreezePlug.com plucked $5,500 and Xccelerator.com
sold for $5,000. They also moved Toggled.com
Sedo banked $7,950 for LandLove.com,
$7,491 for FreeStuffFinder.com and $6,805
for Cut4.com. GoodPC.com provided $6,500, Tassa.com
tallied $6,000 and TigerMom.com captured $5,850.
Two others; WaysToMakeMoney.com and DJSets.com
drummed up $5,500 each.
Sedo had 19 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
teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell AirportLoungeAccess.com
for $3,501 and with GoDaddyAuctions.com
to move CouponWallet.com for $2,167.
It was a rare off week for the country codes
with just a couple of five-figure sales - the two you saw in the all
extension section above - Klik.pl ($13,755) and Chocolat.fr
($13,100). That pair leads our new weekly Country Code Top 20
Sales Chart. The highest sale you haven't seen yet in this
category is #3 Fahrradanhaenger.de
("bicycle trailers" in German) at $7,015
Sedo went on to sweep 20 of the 21 chart entries
(the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position). NetFleet.com.au
kept them from running the board by claiming the #5 slot with SUV.com.au
Germany's .de won the extension race
with six chart entries followed by France's .fr with four.
There was a lot of diversity on these week's chart with 12 different
TLDs represented. Great Britain's co.uk was the only other
extension with multiple chart entries, taking two. That left nine
positions that were divided among nine countries.
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending Sunday, April 8:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 2, 2012 - Sun.
April 8, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012
Fahrradanhaenger.de ("bicycle trailers" in German)
There were dozens of additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those with a roster that included Safegaurding.co.uk
and SilverLogic.co.uk at $2,385 each. Vielgesundheit.de
delivered $2,357, OnlineGaming.pl generated $2,100
and Gartenschere.de secured $2,096.
Sedo had 31 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,000
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,000
Elsewhere, Ken Schabelski sold
SquareMeal.tv for $1,500 in a private transaction,
NetFleet.com.au moved BabyProducts.com.au ($1,291) and BrisbaneForkLiftHire.com.au
($1,174) and DomainLore.co.uk
sold Duchess.co.uk for $1,193.
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.
A quartet of nice five-figure sales (all
.nets) set the pace forthe non .com gTLDs
this week. You saw all of those in the all extension section at
the top of this report. The highest sale you haven't yet seen in
this category is #5 on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart -
that is Ethylotest.org at $6,550 via Sedo.
Sedo had 6 of the top 8 sales, including #6 TalkFusion.net
at $5,985, but the AfternicDLS came on strong, sweeping 9
of the next 12 to win the extension race with 11 of the 20 chart
entries overall. Their roster included #7 OLO.net at
The .nets had their most dominant outing of
the year, sweeping 17 of the 20 chart entries. That left just two
spots for .org and one for .info. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, April 8:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
2, 2012 - Sun. April 8, 2012 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect April 11, 2012
There were several dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale
of Aupairs.org for $1,800. They added $1,688
for IfOnly.org and $1,588 for eResearch.net.
The AfternicDLS had 15 more four-figure sales in this
category ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Those are listed in the
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,500
Back at Sedo Dora.net drew $1,600, Zona.org
zipped up $1,572 and Bitenova.org bagged $1,441.
ReplacementWindows.info and WindowReplacement.info
went for $1,288 apiece, TechLife.net landed $1,250
and Turban.net tacked on $1,114. Two others; Kautz.net
and Stelzer.net added $1,100 each.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.