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Chart Topping Seven-Figure Sale at Sedo Closes First Half of 2014 on a High Note 

OK, we've got some catching up to do! As regular readers know I've been away the past two weeks while my wife Diana and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe. In this report and the next one coming out Wednesday evening (July 16) I will be bringing you completely up to date on sales reported since my last column June 18.

Each report will cover two weeks worth of sales data. This one, which wraps up the first half of 2014, includes sales reported to us through July 1. Next Wednesday evening's report will cover all sales reported to us from July 2 through July 15 (if you sent us sales information after July 1, those sales will appear in next Wednesday's report rather than this one). With next week's report we will also be back on our regular weekly Wednesday evening release schedule.  

One other note before we get started. When we do double length reports like this we normally expand our usual Top 20 Sales Charts (all extension, ccTLD and Non .Com gTLD charts) to 40 positions each. However, with Go Daddy/Afternic still unable to report their sales due to "quiet period" regulations surrounding their IPO, there is no need to expand the charts beyond their usual 20 spots to accommodate the data we have. 

By Ron Jackson

Now that we've set the stage, let's get to it. Sedo provided us with a great post-break headliner with a whopping $1,200,000 sale of MM.com that was handled by their Senior Broker Dave Evanson, the author of many of the company's blockbuster transactions in recent years. That is the 6th biggest sale reported so far this year. The year's biggest sale was also a two-letter .com, MI.com at $3,600,000 in April.

The runner-up spot went to MEH.com, a domain that Woot.com founder Mattt Rutledge bought for $100,000 in a private transaction, reportedly with the intention of using the domain as the foundation for a new project (thanks to George Kirikos for the tip on that sale).

The next two spots on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart went  to non .com domains. MI.co.id claimed #3 on the leader board with a $60,000 sale at Sedo. This is the first significant Indonesian ccTLD sale we've ever seen. Like several country codes, the .id extension is sub-divided with .co.id being the primary branch (just as .co.uk is in Britain). 

There was also a surprise at #4 with a new gTLD changing hands for a remarkably high price. That was Luxury.estate, a domain that DomainHoldings.com moved for a luxurious $50,000

Weights.com rounded out the first five with Ejtel Consulting teaming up with Flippa.com to move that domain for $36,500. Sedo took the next three spots and went on to sweep all of the second ten. Two other venues earned top ten honors. AlanAdlari.com unloaded #9 Sozcu.com for $27,000 and HuntingMoon.com moved MySex.com for $25,000

The .coms piled up 14 of the 20 chart entries leaving four spots for ccTLDs and two for the non .com gTLDs with #12 (tie) Eat.club (another new gTLD) at $20,000 via Sedo joining Luxury.estate in the latter category. Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 29:

HealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc
eHealthInsurance Services, Inc

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 26, 2014 - Sun. June 29, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 11, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MM.com $1,200,000 Sedo
2. MEH.com $100,000 Pvt Sale
3. MI.co.id $60,000 Sedo
4. Luxury.estate $50,000 DomainHoldings
5. Weights.com $36,500 Ejtel Consulting/
Flippa
6. RoyalFortunes.com $35,000 Sedo
7. MyLifebox.com $27,500 Sedo
8. BMH.com €20,000 = $27,200 Sedo
9. Sozcu.com $27,000 AlanAdlari
10. MySex.com $25,000 HuntingMoon

Domain Escrow

11. Puyricard.com €14,750 = $20,060 Sedo
12.
tie
Eat.club $20,000 Sedo
12.
tie
GardenHotel.com $20,000 Sedo
14. SDL.de €12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
15. XSD.com $15,000 Sedo
16.
tie
Jahreswagen.de €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
16.
tie
Steuerungsbau.de €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
18.
tie
Meibaolian.com €9,999 = $13,599 Sedo
18.
tie
Try-On.com €9,999 = $13,599 Sedo
20. Havwoods.com $13,000 Sedo

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were nine more reported five-figure sales off the chart, all logged by Sedo. They moved Artha.com for $12,000, Cloud.be for $11,968 and YZH.com for $11,765. Ashy.com and Sports.io added $11,000 each while Estrich.com commanded $10,268. An IDN, Eingangstür.de, drew $10,200 and two others - ATTN.com and OutOfOffice.com - kicked in $10,000 apiece

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure .com sales with MyTowel.com at $9,520, ZHC.om at $9,180 and QPA.com at $8,999. Gelid.com landed $8,495 while three others - Marcom.com, PricelessCauses.com and SmartAngel.com - drew $8,000 each

Ruville.com returned $7,500, Beleave.com bagged $7,500 and Naan.com notched $7,000. Three others - DNStore.com, Doggs.com and Feminafit.com - found $6,000 apiece

Sedo had 64 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,975 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
townwatch.com $5,975   minileit.com $3,000
sphone.com $5,500 plyr.com $3,000
kurchenko.com $5,437 robotnation.com $3,000
chakde.com $5,000 shareability.com $3,000
simab.com $5,000 simplymaldives.com $3,000
ssqo.com $5,000 business-coaching.com $2,999
wattline.com $5,000 youce.com $2,800
wipster.com $4,999 alarmtech.com $2,720
capy.com $4,850 jugendschutz.com $2,719
tyre1.com $4,760 eworknet.com $2,695
fanmen.com $4,500 allnrg.com $2,595
promonotes.com $4,500 cheid.com $2,595
skysea.com $4,500 ghps.com $2,568
haarimplantation.com $4,352 elpotro.com $2,509
empfehlung.com $4,080 emeline.com $2,500
location24.com $4,080 scalemodel.com $2,500
fordis.com $4,070 usbpro.com $2,500
tolltv.com $4,000 imiya.com $2,495
maldivesholiday.com $3,995 piccadillyhotels.com $2,448
travelusa.com $3,900 internettrademark.com $2,395
damatoh.com $3,600 punchtap.com $2,395
inthepocket.com $3,550 aacorp.com $2,311
faslah.com $3,500 sportsgenes.com $2,295
laundering.com $3,500 mekna.com $2,200
myroll.com $3,500 primelux.com $2,200
noleti.com $3,500 mentco.com $2,190
proshopgolf.com $3,500 gassoft.com $2,095
soundio.com $3,500 amerikavizesi.com $2,040
wtfn.com $3,500 bottlelabeler.com $2,000
impact21.com $3,411 cloudrepublic.com $2,000
whateat.com $3,295 harrisboats.com $2,000
riskplaza.com $3,237 hempfacts.com $2,000

Back at AlanAdlari.com, Baskent.com banked $8,650, Epsikolog.com collected $5,000 and two others - Besiktask.com and Cagatay.com tacked on $4,500 each. Busem.com booked $3,050, Partispeti.com posted $3,000 and Tantunici.com tallied $2,700. Three others - Basur.com, Hemoroid.com and Selulit.com, contributed $2,600 apiece

Elsewhere, Axsiom.com sold LocalSpot.com through broker Indus Domains for $7,250, broker Logan Flatt pulled in $4,995 for AccountPlanning.com through DomainNameSales.com and GenericDomainMarket.com moved DNShow.com for $2,499

Country Codes

The final two weeks of June were productive ones for the ccTLDs with seven five-figure sales reported, led by that rare Indonesian country code sale of MI.co.id for $60,000 via Sedo. That was one the year's 12 biggest sales in this category.

You saw all of those five-figure sales in the all extension section above, so the biggest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #8 on the Country Code Top 20 Chart - that being BetPassion.it, an Italian ccTLD that sold for $8,840 through Nidoma.com. Sedo rounded out the top ten with Hem.in ($7,990) and Blank.fr ($6,800).

Sedo swept 17 of the 20 chart entries. Nidoma took two and DomainNameSales one after they sold #18 Owner-Builder.com.au for $5,000 on behalf of seller Ed Keay-Smith

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with seven chart entries. Italy's .it was the only other  TLD with multiple chart entries, filling three spots on the leader board. Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 29:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 16, 2014 - Sun. June 29, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 11, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. MI.co.id $60,000 Sedo
2. SDL.de €12,000 = $16,320 Sedo
3.
tie
Jahreswagen.de €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
3.
tie
Steuerungsbau.de €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo
5. Cloud.be €8,800 = $11,968 Sedo
6. Sports.io $11,000 Sedo
7 Eingangstür.de (IDN) €7,500 = $10,200 Sedo
8. BetPassion.it €6,500 = $8,840 Nidoma
9. Hem.in $7,990 Sedo
10. Blank.fr €5,000 = $6,800 Sedo

11. Chalet.it €4,880 = $6,637 Nidoma
12. ForGirls.de €4,000 = $5,440 Sedo
13. Next.es €3,999 = $5,439 Sedo
14.
tie
Allergy.eu €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
14.
tie
Alternate.se €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
14.
tie
Bild-Upload.de €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
14.
tie
HotelUrbano.com.ar €3,500 = $4,760 Sedo
18. Owner-Builder.com.au AUD 5,000 = $4,700 DomainNameSales
19. StartingUp.de €3,250 = $4,420 Sedo
20. Brauchli.ch $4,012 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's $4,000 sale of SEO.la. They added $3,808 for e-Liquid.es, $3,400 for Galerien.at, $3,203 for Toys4Women.de and $3,127 for XDE.de.

Sedo had 57 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,019 to $2,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,020-$2,800
sparepenger.no $2,800   afstuderen.nl $1,360
candlesdirect.co.uk $2,727 architecturebooks.eu $1,360
affinités.fr $2,720 b2cloud.de $1,360
spelletjes.nu $2,720 businessdna.de $1,360
appwise.co.uk $2,565 greenpower.ch $1,360
fivesquid.co.uk $2,565 meinautowert.de $1,360
throttle.co.uk $2,565 sitzsaecke.de $1,360
ncrowd.co.uk $2,527 sterbegeld-versicherungen.de $1,360
haarimplantation.de $2,448 uni.im $1,360
bioaroma.de $2,428 wasdenkstdu.de $1,360
tamuda.eu $2,311 friulvini.it $1,359
movers.in $2,250 kappersgroothandel.be $1,359
gibbons.co.uk $2,214 tedik.nl $1,359
drones.cn $2,040 putzfee.de $1,357
mädchenblog.de $2,040 casinoroulette.co.uk $1,300
zahnarzt-waldshut.de $2,040 superhosting.at $1,295
meps.de $2,037 lastseat.co.uk $1,283
scantrol.cn $1,999 jlc.de $1,224
management-audit.de $1,904 ouranos.de $1,224
cache.io $1,900 kalasgott.se $1,217
meinewaesche.de $1,836 alan.co $1,200
danboligerhverv.dk $1,750 hotsauce.ch $1,156
rauen.at $1,700 sexshop.is $1,150
tischgrill.de $1,632 kerstkaartenmaken.nl $1,087
url.mx $1,632 fugenlos.de $1,020
wohnmobilvermietung.eu $1,496 ntac.se $1,020
eatfish.co.uk $1,454 tageszulassung.eu $1,020
qualitycars.ca $1,450 blumenmuttertag.de $1,019
eshop.la $1,400   

Elsewhere, Domains90210.com sold ElectronicCigarette.tv for $2,888, Nidoma.com collected $2,448 for Traslochi24.it, DomainLore.co.uk landed $1,796 for Donut.co.uk, AlanAdlari.com drew $1,250 for Indir.co and OwnThisDomain.co.uk deposited $1,137 for Masa.co.uk.

Meanwhile, NetFleet.com.au was busy closing more Australian ccTLD sales with HCL.com.au at $2,610, Artificialintelligence.com.au at $2,271 and TK.com.au at $2,014. Quiltcovers.com.au yielded $1,606, LivestockTrader.com.au corralled $1,597, PropertyInvestments.com.au clicked for $1,080 and CreditCardsOnline.com.au charged $1,079.

f 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 (.net, .org, .biz, .info, .pro, .mobi, .asia & others)

A pair of big new gTLD sales set the pace for the non .com gTLDs with the highest of those, Luxury.estate at $50,000 via DomainNameHoldings, ranking among the year's three biggest sales to date in this category. The #2 spot went to Sedo's $20,000 sale of Eat.club. Both overshadowed the week's biggest traditional non .com gTLD sale - #3 Lens.net at $7,500 (sold by AdaDomains through DomainNameSales.com).

Rounding out the first five on our Non .Com gTLD Top 20 Chart was another Sedo sale; #4 Parfum.net at $5,712 and one from Nidoma.com - #5 Passeggini.net at $5,439.  

The .nets easily won the extension race, piling up 10 entries. .Org and .Club followed with three each. Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, June 29:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 16, 2014 - Sun. June 29, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 11, 2014

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Luxury.estate $50,000 DomainHoldings
2. Eat.club $20,000 Sedo
3. Lens.net $7,500 AdaDomains/
DomainNameSales
4. Parfum.net €4,200 = $5,712 Sedo
5. Passeggini.net €3,050 = $4,148 Nidoma
6. BankMobile.net €2,800 = $3,808 Sedo
7.  Print.club $3,750 Sedo
8. EG.asia $3,600 Sedo
9. SimpleLife.org $2,999 GenericDomainMarket
10. Progesteron.net €2,000 = $2,720 Sedo

11. Mobile.Contractors $2,499 Sedo
12. Spread.info €1,500 = $2,040 Sedo
13. Teldta.net $2,000 Sedo
14. Rolluiken.net £1,075 = $1,838 Sedo
15. OmegaMedia.net $1,800 Sedo
16. шины.net $1,700 Sedo
17. Beard.club $1,500 Sedo
18. Globiz.net €995 = $1,353 Sedo
19. DaveDennis.training £751 = $1,284 Sedo
20.
tie
Oracion.org $1,000 Sedo
20.
tie
RegentPrep.org $1,000 Sedo
20.
tie
Speak.biz $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Sedo had three more sales of the chart with Oracion.org, RegentPrep.org and Speak.biz going for $1,000 apiece

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

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

 

*****

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. 

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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