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
The AfternicDLS wound up having a hand in half a dozen chart
entries, a figure that Sedo.commatched
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
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,
DN Journal Top 20
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
£20,000 = $32,000
£18,000 = $28,800
€15,000 = $19,650
€14,280 = $18,707
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.
Forthe 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 beforeyou buyanything! As a starting point we have
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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:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
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
Sedo had 35 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
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.
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:
Code Top 20
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
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
Sedo had 35 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,400
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,400
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.
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
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
Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, April 15:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.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
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
AfternicDLS Non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,700
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
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 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.