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Moniker Hits the Jackpot With the Year's 2nd Biggest Domain Sale in a Week That Also Produced the 2nd Best Non .Com gTLD Sale

As we told you in our Lowdown section last Thursday (April 12), Moniker.com has closed the second biggest domain sale reported so far in 2012, banking $500,000 for Jackpot.com. That transaction trails only PersonalLoans.com on our Year to Date Top 100 Sales Chart. That name changed hands in February for $1,000,000 through DomainNameSales.com

The past week also produced the second biggest non .com gTLD sale we've seen thus far in 2012. That was Movies.xxx at $90,000 in a deal negotiated directly with ICM Registry, the company that administers the .xxx extension. Only the $185,000 sale of CDN.net at DomainNameSales..com in March ranks higher this that category.

Following those two headliners on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart is WirelessPhones.com at $70,000 in a deal co-brokered by DomainHoldings.com and the AfternicDLS.  DomainHoldings also claimed the #4 spot with Mergers.com at $50,000 while the AfternicDLS rounded out the first five with Cyclist.com at $35,000.  

By Ron Jackson

The AfternicDLS wound up having a hand in half a dozen chart entries, a figure that Sedo.com matched with a group that included the week's two biggest country code sales; #6 Hike.in at $32,000 and #7 Code.co.uk at $28,800. Sedo sold the latter domain for Richard Kershaw. They put a third ccTLD on the Big Board with #12 Fantasyrama.de at $18,707

Sedo also sold a nice package of three .tv domains for a total of $65,000 that included Film.tv, Filme.tv and Filmy.tv. We cannot chart those because they were sold as a lot with no breakout of the individual prices paid, but it is a notable transaction none the less. 

As usual, .coms were the dominant force - even more so than in most weeks - as the world's most popular extension swept 16 of the 20 chart entries. One of those was blogger Elliot Silver's $25,000 sale of #8 Newburyport.com to a realtor in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Silver had developed the site but the new owner wanted just the name for a new site that will be tailored to their real estate business.

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 15:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. April 9, 2012 - Sun. April 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Jackpot.com $500,000 Moniker
2. Movies.xxx $90,000 ICM Registry
3. WirelessPhones.com $70,000 DomainHoldings/
AfternicDLS
4. Mergers.com $50,000 DomainHoldings
5. Cyclist.com $35,000 AfternicDLS
6. Hike.in £20,000 = $32,000 Sedo
7. Code.co.uk £18,000 = $28,800 Sedo
8. Newburyport.com $25,000 Pvt Sale
9. Downpour.com $23,000 AfternicDLS
10. StreamGroup.com $20,000 DomainHoldings/
Moniker

11. Salade.com €15,000 = $19,650 Sedo
12. Fantasyrama.de €14,280 = $18,707 Sedo
13. Actual.com $18,000 DomainHoldings
14. MobileCams.com $17,500 DomainNameSales
15. Nurseries.com $16,500 DomainHoldings
16. IdealHome.com $15,777 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
AutoVita.com $15,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Polling.com $15,000 Sedo
19.
tie
DiscountSunglasses.com $14,500 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
HelloFlowers.com $14,500 AfternicDLS

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 seven more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo racking up four of those -  JKW.de at $12,969 and three others; Bolivien.com, CrowdFunding.co.uk and CVPeople.com at $10,000 each

The other three in this range all went to DomainNameSales.com with TheBlastFurnace.com selling for $11,000 and two others, Gmond.com and TreeSwing.com, bringing $10,000 apiece.

.Com Supporting Cast

The AfternicDLS led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Pobos.com at $9,255. They also scored with HRJob.com ($9,000), WeSend.com ($8,000) and Arribar.com ($7,788)ABetterChoice.com chalked up $7,500 while DrMatt.com and Modalife.com landed $7,000 apiece. OrionEnergy.com generated $6,000 and BloodJournal.com drew $5,400

The AfternicDLS had 116 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
RedFOREX.com $5,000   dreamconnections.com $2,788
saniservice.com $5,000 iredge.com $2,788
Workestra.com $5,000 materialescolar.com $2,788
mypatio.com $4,988 showthis.com $2,788
commercebook.com $4,688 phshop.com $2,751
automotivepart.com $4,588 tpif.com $2,750
businesssecuritysystems.com $4,588 vividcams.com $2,732
moreadvertising.com $4,588 jisgroup.com $2,710
rugb.com $4,500 mobilerecruiter.com $2,688
airportloungeaccess.com $4,377 marment.com $2,677
mirrorreflections.com $4,250 termitepest.com $2,655
easypilot.com $4,000 datronic.com $2,640
entrenamiento.com $4,000 redlilac.com $2,588
poleart.com $4,000 spellitout.com $2,588
communityfoods.com $3,888 6954.com $2,500
healthmovement.com $3,888 abstainers.com $2,500
proproject.com $3,888 bodylog.com $2,500
richinc.com $3,888 clearoffer.com $2,500
appbuy.com $3,688 fadm.com $2,500
healthykidsmeals.com $3,688 fundup.com $2,500
removeskinmoles.com $3,600 greenburials.com $2,500
reflektion.com $3,588 nextpost.com $2,500
cbnj.com $3,500 cngservices.com $2,488
diverto.com $3,500 homegymstore.com $2,388
active-world.com $3,488 swhealth.com $2,388
certifiedlawyer.com $3,388 geirness.com $2,385
charsadda.com $3,388 agingguide.com $2,372
plumbingfleet.com $3,388 dinnernet.com $2,300
videokits.com $3,388 opticschina.com $2,277
zdcorp.com $3,388 biznessweb.com $2,188
OKTIME.com $3,377 fibreglassswimmingpools.com $2,188
thepioneers.com $3,300 istanbulexpress.com $2,188
getbait.com $3,288 mumbaishop.com $2,188
priment.com $3,288 radiogenie.com $2,188
thebluefin.com $3,288 internationalinternet.com $2,100
TrialAssist.com $3,250 pecannuts.com $2,100
iamliving.com $3,188 studentsurvival.com $2,100
integrateddata.com $3,188 bicyclestorage.com $2,088
tollos.com $3,188 fantasyband.com $2,088
unitedmedicalsupply.com $3,188 villagecar.com $2,088
serveus.com $3,150 stainlessflatware.com $2,077
movelocal.com $3,141 hospitalityteam.com $2,012
bazak.com $3,000 acceleratorfund.com $2,000
constructionrenovation.com $3,000 ceramitech.com $2,000
corporateeducation.com $3,000 certifiedbusinesses.com $2,000
glutamate.com $3,000 cyberbullies.com $2,000
latinentertainment.com $3,000 designs4life.com $2,000
modernmiami.com $3,000 edunotes.com $2,000
retailstrategies.com $3,000 edupet.com $2,000
tuxi.com $3,000 haqu.com $2,000
creeksidecondos.com $2,888 karavaan.com $2,000
knightsoftheround.com $2,888 lovemed.com $2,000
scriptsdirect.com $2,888 office-partners.com $2,000
snhgroup.com $2,888 pmoconsulting.com $2,000
advancedhairrestoration.com $2,800 qualitylandscaping.com $2,000
loyality.com $2,800 samplesolutions.com $2,000
my3words.com $2,800 thebarristers.com $2,000
tankwar.com $2,800 voiceoftheworld.com $2,000

Back at Sedo Goalee.com kicked in $9,000, Propos.com produced $7,860 and BakedFresh.com bagged $7,495. iPanels.com posted $7,000, Moddos.com captured $5,895 and AirSentry.com secured $5,882. ITServiceManagement.com clicked for $5,699, VinRose.com rang up $5,240 and GiftMob.com dispensed $5,001.  

Sedo had 35 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
alquilerdeautos.com $5,000   side-effects.com $3,000
tlctv.com $5,000 foodquest.com $2,800
poppys.com $4,789 beeton.com $2,700
expressmedia.com $4,500 postfly.com $2,620
vwj.com $4,300 raidionalife.com $2,600
milempleos.com $4,192 cardify.com $2,500
cityatwork.com $4,000 cityportals.com $2,500
flightstomanila.com $4,000 fleurancenature.com $2,500
gotg.com $4,000 lonson.com $2,500
magtac.com $4,000 resorted.com $2,500
rabatter.com $4,000 strongerthanyesterday.com $2,500
cnbuy.com $3,996 vasectomies.com $2,352
clearmatch.com $3,895 aeroconnect.com $2,300
pommes.com $3,734 business3.com $2,288
hoolaa.com $3,500 reliadose.com $2,200
miportal.com $3,500 easycode.com $2,000
sportsplanets.com $3,275 smartpanels.com $2,000
keymove.com $3,200  

Elsewhere DomainNameSales sold Labba.com for $5,000,  DomainHoldings moved SkyCar.com for $4,500 and YummyNames teamed up with GoDaddyAuctions.com to sell DirectMoney.com ($4,296) and InfiniteDataStorage.com ($2,696). Also, DoughDomains.com banked $2,000 for GreenStack.com.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs logged a nice quintet of five-figure sales led by Hike.in (Indian country code) at $32,000 via Sedo. Those names (all noted in our all extension section above) fill the first five slots on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. The highest transaction in this category that you haven't seen yet is Sedo's $7,860 sale of #6 Werkzeuge.de

Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries with a roster that included a nice .US sale, #7 Lawyer.us at $7,500. Two venues managed to crack Sedo's stranglehold on the ccTLD chart - DomainNameSales with #9 Happi.co.uk at $6,000 and the AfternicDLS with #10 Champions.nu at $5,500

Germany's .de scored an easy win in the extension race, piling up nine chart entries. The only other TLD with multiple names on the leader board was Great Britain's .co.uk with three. The remaining eight spots went to eight different countries.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 15:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. April 9, 2012 - Sun. April 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Hike.in £20,000 = $32,000 Sedo
2. Code.co.uk £18,000 = $28,800 Sedo
3. Fantasyrama.de €14,280 = $18,707 Sedo
4. JKW.de €9,900 = $12,969 Sedo
5. CrowdFunding.co.uk $10,000 Sedo
6. Werkzeuge.de €6,000 = $7,860 Sedo
7. Lawyer.us $7,500 Sedo
8. PokerCash.it €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
9. Happi.co.uk $6,000 DomainNameSales
10. Champions.nu $5,500 AfternicDLS

11. Brit.co $4,750 Sedo
12. EU-Dienstleister.de €3,600 = $4,716 Sedo
13. Optifog.cn €3,500 = $4,585 Sedo
14. 411.me $4,544 Sedo
15. LottoTicket.de €3,250 = $4,258 Sedo
16.
tie
Black-ops.de €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
16.
tie
Geschictennetz.de €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
18. LifePool.de €2,999 = $3,929 Sedo
19. SalesForce.pe $3,500 Sedo
20. Town.de €2,528 = $3,312 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 vast majority of those with a list that included Händlercheck.de (IDN) and WebCRM.de at $3,275 each. Sofortkredit24.de added $2,751, Dein-Fernstudium.de and Prescrire.fr provided $2,670 apiece and TrafficManager.de delivered $2,488

Sedo had 35 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,400 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,400
retouch.it $2,400   keypieces.de $1,572
marketline.co.uk $2,392 naturdrogerie.de $1,572
hotels-austria.at $2,358 hoj.cz $1,500
digestif.fr $2,227 griebnitzsee.de $1,441
junkit.co.uk $2,227 chocolatblanc.fr $1,310
buegelbilder.de $2,096 medienanstalten.de $1,310
regnskapsprogram.no $2,096 lotto-ticket.de $1,307
greenfield.ca $2,000 druckluftwerkzeug.ch $1,303
autogruppe.de $1,965 diza.nl $1,179
ferienhaus-ferienwohnung.ch $1,965 tee-kaufen.de $1,179
onething.nl $1,834 vitafair.de $1,179
angel.in $1,750 geoka.de $1,114
budgethypotheken.nl $1,638 pressoffice.de $1,048
deltatec.de $1,638 sf6.de $1,048
wbl.ch $1,638 taxi.li $1,048
findingmotors.co.uk $1,592 woiswaslos.de $1,048
coran.es $1,572 verum.us $1,000
jeska.de $1,572   

Elsewhere DomainLore.co.uk sold StudentCarInsurance.co.uk for $1,120 while The AfternicDLS picked up $1,000 each for eCig.us and Shelter.co

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)

While the non .com gTLDs made a huge splash with Movies.xxx at $90,000 it was the only reported sale in this category to reach five figures. The next domain on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart - Scars.net - was a distant second after changing hands for $8,000 at DomainHoldings.com.

The AfternicDLS filled the next two slots with a pair of three-letter domains; SST.net ($5,500) and BMB.org ($5,000). They went on to pile up 10 of the 21 chart entries, more than any other venue (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final position).

Sedo was right behind with nine charted domains including #5 Flüssiggas.info (IDN) at $4,833, one of two .infos on the leader board. The .nets easily won the extension race with 11 chart entries, followed by .org with six. .Biz, .pro and .xxx each had one. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 15:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April 9, 2012 - Sun. April 15, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 18, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Movies.xxx $90,000 ICM Registry
2. Scars.net $8,000 DomainHoldings
3. SST.net $5,500 AfternicDLS
4. BMB.org $5,000 AfternicDLS
5. Flüssiggas.info (IDN) €3,689 = $4,833 Sedo
6. Argentinien.net €3,600 = $4,716 Sedo
7. MiamiBeachProperties.net $3,950 Sedo
8. Mandeln.net €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
9. AddictionCounseling.org $3,350 Sedo
10. AquaGreen.net $3,188 AfternicDLS

11.
tie
Accomplish.org $3,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
MensJewelry.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
11.
tie
RA.biz $3,000 Sedo
14. Atha.org $2,849 AfternicDLS
15. Roadworthy.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
16. Admins.net $2,688 AfternicDLS
17. Hyperbole.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
18. FindANanny.org $2,345 Sedo
19. Rooms.info €1,650 = $2,162 Sedo
20.
tie
GreatKids.org $2,000 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Table.pro $2,000 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 AfternicDLS sales of TheSocialNetwork.net at $1,988 and BioPlanet.org at $1,900. Blackfish.org and ThoughtStream.com added $1,888 each while BabyBoomer.net booked $1,848.

The AfternicDLS had 24 more four-figure sales in this category ranging from $1,000 to $1,700. Those are listed in the table below: 

Additional AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,700
libertyfinancial.net $1,700   nannycare.net $1,250
donegal.org $1,588 netcombo.net $1,200
deseret.net $1,500 printingservice.net $1,200
industrialspace.net $1,500 gramatica.net $1,188
lawdirectory.org $1,500 foxtrotters.org $1,136
digitalstrategy.org $1,488 ga3.org $1,100
wrma.net $1,488 paystore.net $1,088
nannycare.org $1,400 klib.net $1,000
epad.org $1,366 kukla.net $1,000
onlyshoes.net $1,288 mcbg.net $1,000
americanlighting.net $1,277 modaonline.net $1,000
lifevision.net $1,250 nannynetwork.net $1,000

Back at Sedo TVInfo.info fetched $1,800, Sex24.xxx sold for $1,769 and RomaniaTV.info tuned in $1,670. GreatLife.net greeted $1,650, Cafo.org collared $1,500 and HoChiMinhCity.info found $1,310. FloridaCarInsurance.org deposited $1,050, TheTires.net skidded to a $1,050 stop and Fernhochschule.info notched $1,015. Two others; MyIP.biz and VideoBingo.net banked $1,000 apiece

Elsewhere YummyNames and the AfternicDLS teamed up to sell Nolvadex.net for $1,275

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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