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August 27, 2012

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Market's Mid-Range Continues to Hum With Top 20 Sales Totaling Over $440,000

For the second week is a row no six-figure sales were reported but action remained strong in the market's mid-range. The top 20 sales averaged over $22,000 apiece with the GoDaddyAuctions $64,980 sale of Britt.com setting the pace. GoDaddyAuctions went on to claim half of the entries our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including 8 of the top 10. 

Frank Schilling's DomainNameSales.com (DNS) also had a big week with a hand in six chart entries, including sole possession of the #2 slot with ModernBaby.com at $55,000. It looks like that domain was purchased as a shortcut to a popular blog as it now points to ModernHomeModernBaby.com

DomainNameSales shared two spots with DomainAdvisors.com who used the DNS platform to sell #3 Giftr.com for $35,000 and #15 (tie) Shopcaster.com for $15,000

Sedo also rang up multiple chart entries, taking four places on the Big Board with a quartet led by the week's biggest ccTLD sale, #12 Connect.to at $16,500 (.to is the country code for Tonga). That was the only ccTLD to make the elite list this time out.  

By Ron Jackson

With the .coms sweeping up 18 of  21 chart positions (the extra spot resulted from a tie for #20), the non .com gTLD presence was also limited. The only representatives from that category are a pair of three-letter .nets, EDX.net and XOD.net, that tied for #8 at $18,000 each. GoDaddyAuctions handled both of those sales. 

This week's results would have been even stronger had one of the key players in the aftermarket, The AfternicDLS, not been sidelined. Today (July 4) is the national Independence Day holiday in the United States. Rather than trying to scramble in an already short work week to get their data out, the AfternicDLS  (who typically reports around a million dollars worth of sales each week)  decided to wait until next week when they will release two weeks worth of data to catch up. 

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 1:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 25, 2012 - Sun. July 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 4, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Britt.com $64,980 GoDaddyAuctions
2. ModernBaby.com $55,000 DomainNameSales
3. Giftr.com $35,000 DomainAdvisors/
4. EXPCapital.com $30,000 GoDaddyAuctions
Onboarding.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
Paysure.com $20,000 GoDaddyAuctions
7. SolarPowerSystems.com $19,474 DomainNameSales
8o.com $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
EDX.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
SherpaPetGroup.com $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
XOD.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions

12. Connect.to $16,500 Sedo
13. OutdoorGuide.com $16,000 GoDaddyAuctions
14. LOLBlog.com $15,777 GoDaddyAuctions
Chiropraticien.com $15,000 DomainNameSales
GolfNevada.com $15,000 DomainNameSale
Shopcaster.com $15,000 DomainAdvisors/
18. Vision247.com $13,000 Sedo
19. Iles.com €10,090 = $12,713 Sedo
NuclearBlast.com $12,000 Sedo
PartisanReview.com $12,000 DomainNameSales

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 three more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo posting all of those. That trio included Etarde.com at $10,710, 4Gold.com at $10,080 and ComputerEducation.com at $10,000

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Messagex.com at $9,500 and RidingClub.com at $9,450. LNCO.com added $7,140, BVW.com kicked in $6,500 and two others, Boevo.com and ElectricalRepair.com, went for $6,000 each.

NextCRM.com sold for $5,000, Cochecitos.com corralled $4,410 and Takita.com tacked on $4,158Sedo had 35 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
gourmetitaly.com $4,000   cukierski.com $2,500
mediamash.com $3,850 naturalvitaminsupplements.com $2,500
sennheiseraviation.com $3,780 petol.com $2,500
wafd.com $3,750 pocketed.com $2,500
kirpich.com $3,528 onfb.com $2,400
orchardcms.com $3,528 ferienhausostsee.com $2,394
e112.com $3,500 sanica.com $2,355
bshop.com $3,200 easyshares.com $2,250
accordingto.com $3,150 ibabes.com $2,250
wonderpots.com $3,140 newsbeijing.com $2,250
bacillus.com $3,000 firstfactory.com $2,200
justbuyit.com $3,000 vnote.com $2,100
pmsd.com $3,000 cyberpr.com $2,000
kauplus.com $2,897 gorockit.com $2,000
migao.com $2,583 loans101.com $2,000
bmodern.com $2,520 mittelhessen.com $2,000
kingscard.com $2,520 stuartgroup.com $2,000
companynetwork.com $2,500   

Back at DomainNamesSales.com BainbridgeIslandRealEstate.com returned $9,000, PoliceMugshots.com captured $7,000, VaporCity.com inhaled $4,000 and InboundCallCenters.com dialed up $3,000

DomainAdvisors.com also used the DomainNameSales platform to sell CancunJuice.com for $2,800

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the category's lone five-figure sale, Connect.to at $16,500 via Sedo. You saw that one on the all extension leader board above, so the biggest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #2 on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart - XNXX.tv at $9,799 via Sedo. 

Sedo went on to sweep 16 of the 20 chart entries including the first three with a trio that included #3 Grazia.kr (Korean ccTLD) at $8,000. DomainLore.co.uk was one of the few venues to break Sedo's stranglehold on the leader board. They scored with #4 CRB.co.uk at $7,850 and #15 HomeSearch.co.uk at $3,297.  

NetFleet.com.au also occupied a rung on the ladder with #13 DatingSites.com.au at $4,532. The only other non Sedo sale was Ronnie McKenna's $3,250 sale of #16 Loaded.tv in a private transaction. 

Germany's  .de led the TLD race with five chart entries. Three other extensions, .tv, .co.uk and .it, followed with two each. The remaining nine positions were divided among nine different countries including America's .us which scored with #6 Attorneys.us at $7,500

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 1:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 25, 2012 - Sun. July 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 4, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Connect.to  $16,500 Sedo
2. XNXX.tv €7,777 = $9,799 Sedo
3. Grazia.kr $8,000 Sedo
4. CRB.co.uk £5,000 = $7,850 DomainLore.co.uk
5. Weltkarten-Landkarten.de €6,000 = $7,560 Sedo
6. Attorneys.us $7,500 Sedo
7. Subscri.be $7,000 Sedo
8. NowTV.de €5,500 = $6,930 Sedo
9. ALU.se €5,400 = $6,804 Sedo
10. Bilde.de €4,900 = $6,174 Sedo

11. Files.me $5,500 Sedo
12. Flip.it €4,000 = $5,040 Sedo
13. DatingSites.com.au 4,400 AUD = $4,532 NetFleet.com.au
14. ShopIt.it €3,000 = $3,780 Sedo
15. HomeSearch.co.uk £2,100 = $3,297 DomainLore.co.uk
16. Loaded.tv $3,250 Pvt Sale
17. Speisen.de €2,360 = $2,974 Sedo
18. IronFX.sk €2,200 = $2,772 Sedo
19. MediaInfo.de €2,100 = $2,646 Sedo
20. Cuchillos.es €2,000 = $2,520 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 all but six of those with a list that included OnlineDegrees.in ($2,500), Magazine.me ($2,459) and Wandern.co ($2,394). eDates.co.uk added $2,379, Singles.me connected for $2,350 and TEM.co.za drew $2,250

Sedo had 34 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,205 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,205
frostfutterversand.de $2,205   thomi.ch $1,323
streetparade.at $2,205 cornhole.co.uk $1,260
immotipp.de $2,147 ecoserie.de $1,260
freehorseracingtips.co.uk $1,953 gut-einhaus.de $1,260
cab.me $1,900 and6.at $1,259
glück-und-erfolg.de $1,890 faltu.in $1,250
rimes.co.uk $1,890 eurokommunal.at $1,247
slotmachineonline.it $1,890 easyferry.co.uk $1,178
uitvaartdiensten.nl $1,758 bcn.us $1,177
jeansland.eu $1,733 easypark.es $1,134
kaltefusion.de $1,701 tethering.nl $1,133
dreambooks.co.uk $1,700 thebash.co.uk $1,099
valeriane.fr $1,588 tengo.mx $1,095
lohnabrechnung.eu $1,575 argon.ch $1,071
rainbow.us $1,500 kieferorthopaeden.at $1,071
einkaufsgemeinschaft.ch $1,386 baignoireaporte.fr $1,008
fliesenladen.de $1,337 vpb.eu $1,008

Back at NetFleet.com.au Medical.net.au sold for $1,700, ContentManagementSystem.com.au yielded $1,562 and Caravans.co.nz contributed $1,090.

At DomainLore.co.uk InjuryLaw.co.uk landed $1,221, WeddingVideography.co.uk attracted $1,082 and Helplines.co.uk located $1,022

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)

The $18,000 sales of EDX.net and XOD.net that you saw on the all extension leader board earlier, tied for the top spot on our new Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Sales Chart this week. Another .net, Darlehensrechner.net, took the #3 spot with a $7,056 sale at Sedo. 

The .orgs made their first (and last) appearance at #4 with AerialPhotography.org at $4,999 via Sedo. The .infos went one better, taking two spots on the leader board with #5 MWB.info ($2,888) and #9 GreyWater.info ($1,985). The only other non .net sale was #14 Dubai.pro, sold by Michael Silver for $1,200 in a private transaction. 

The AfternicDLS has always been a leader in non .com gTLD sales so with their sales (as noted earlier) not available until next week, we wound up seeing only 14 sales reported in this category for the past week. That left positions 15 through 20 on the Top 20 Chart vacant.  

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 1:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 25, 2012 - Sun. July 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 4, 2012


Sold For

Where Sold
EDX.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
XOD.net $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
3. Darlehensrechner.net €5,600 = $7,056 Sedo
4. AerialPhotography.org $4,999 Sedo
5. MWB.info $2,888 Sedo
6. PlasticCards.net $2,801 Sedo
7. DigitalToolbox.net $2,099 Sedo
8. RIF.net $2,000 Sedo
9. GreyWater.info €1,575 = $1,985 Sedo
10. JeuxConcours.net €1,500 = $1,890 Sedo

11. Adagio.net $1,800 Sedo
12. MediaTurf.net $1,242 Sedo
13. Stromspeicher.net €961 = $1,211 Sedo
14. Dubai.pro $1,200 Sedo
Vacant No other non .com gTLD
sales reported this week

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

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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