Featured in the  Wall Street Journal · Forbes ·  ABC News · BBC News ·  CNN/Money · MSNBC · Newsweek · USA Today · New York Times · IBD

Home

November 02, 2015

Domain Sales

About Us

YTD Sales Charts

E-Mail Us

The Lowdown

News Headlines

Articles

Resources

Archive

Classified Ads

 

 

 

Sale of 989.com Closes at Over $800,000 Giving Rick Schwartz 3 of Year's Top 5 Sales

Last week I told you that I expected to be able to chart a blockbuster sale from Rick Schwartz soon. Michael Berkens first reported the $818,181.81 sale of 989.com on October 20, but the domain had not been transferred at the time we put together last week's report. That has now been done with Escrow.com having received full payment as well as the domain that they will now move on to the Chinese buyer. 

I learned one thing new about the sale this morning when broker George Hong of Guta.com let me know he had brokered the deal. As many of you know, George lives in the U.S. but moved here from China.  His familiarity with both the U.S. and Chinese markets and his fluency in both languages have put him in a perfect position to take advantage of the buying spree well heeled Chinese buyers have been on this year.

In addition to easily claiming the top spot on  this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, Schwartz's sale of 989.com gives him 3 of the 5 highest sales reported so far in 2015, including the biggest one - Porno.com at $8,888,888 - and 899.com at $801,000

By Ron Jackson

In a related note, there was a report from James Iles this week at NamePros about another major sale involving XA.com - a name that may have been sold for $850,000. James said the buyer, who lives in the Philippines, was contacted by domainer James Booth (who also lives in that country) and replied 850K when asked what he paid. Since then Mr. Iles asked Mr. Booth to see if the buyer would  mind providing proof of the price paid so DN Journal could chart it. Mr. Booth sent that request but didn't  received a response. That's not surprising since many people are reluctant to share financial documents with anyone. XA.com is obviously a very high value name and I'm not questioning the price reported - I just can't verify that price at this time. I appreciate the efforts Mr. Iles and Mr. Booth both made to help in that regard.

The past week was another good one for Tracy Fogarty at eNaming.com. She booked three of the top seven sales including #2 AILV.com at $45,000 and #4 ContentHub.com at $22,000. Tracy also claimed a share of the 5th spot with Jainism.com at $20,000.

Other top sales went to SnapNames with #3 77787.com going for $26,055 there and the Above.com Marketplace for #5 (tie) Cosmetics.org at $20,000. Working together, eMall.ca and Steve Smith at NamingAdvisors.com, also secured a share of that 5th spot with a $20,000 sale of Watches.ca.

Sedo had their usual strong outing, piling up eight chart entries led by #8 Paypro.com at $26,830. Several other venues earned chart honors this week with three of them tied for #10.  AbdulBasit.com sold Dowin.com, Park.io sold Fast.io and Nametra.com moved QualifyMe.com - with each of those names going for $15,000. Brand.direct also rang the chart bell with #17 (tie) Cannabis.city at $12,000.

Here is how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015:

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

The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 19, 2015 - Sun. Oct. 25, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. 989.com $818,181.18 Guta
2. AILV.com $45,000 eNaming
3. 77787.com $26,055 SnapNames
4. ContentHub.com $22,000 eNaming
5.
tie
Cosmetics.org $20,000 Above Marketplace
5.
tie
Jainism.com $20,000 eNaming
5.
tie
Watches.ca $20,000 eMall.ca/
NamingAdvisors
8. Paypro.com £11,000 =  $16,830 Sedo
9. Everpress.com £10,000 =  $15,300 Sedo
10.
tie
Dowin.com $15,000 AbdulBasit
10.
tie
FarmFacts.com $15,000 Sedo
10.
tie
Fast.io $15,000 Park.io
10.
tie
Gossiplanka.com $15,000 Sedo
10.
tie
QualifyMe.com $15,000 Nametra

15. EmailMarketingSoftware.com $13,002 Sedo
16. Bet07.com $12,520 SnapNames
17.
tie
Cannabis.city $12,000 Brand.direct
17.
tie
Lilo.org $12,000 Sedo
19.
tie
Bluescale.com €10,000 = $11,000 Sedo
19.
tie
FirstGeneration.com €10,000 = $11,000 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 Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

There were four more five-figure sales off the chart - all posted by Sedo. They moved FinanceFox.com for $10,780 and three others - BCapital.com, BizFund.com and Resignation.com - for $10,000 apiece

.Com Supporting Cast

Afternic led the .Com Supporting Cast of four-figure sales after moving SameDayImplants.com on behalf of seller Dan Rubin of JustDropped.com for $9,988.  

Back at Sedo Transagro.com harvested $9,625, Volu.com captured $9,000 and two others - MinimallyInvasive.com and Nosey.com - notched $7,500 each. Netbix.com brought $6,880, TripHop.com hauled in $5,500 and LAAA.com landed $5,323

8888828.com clicked for $5,103 and three others - ADJO.com, E-Sim.com and SofaSoGood.com - kicked in $5,000 apiece. Sedo had 53 more four-figure sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,999 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,999
catalyft.com $4,999   tikkashack.com $2,500
weim.com $4,999 ketla.com $2,499
toyworld.com $4,899 fleetkeeper.com $2,495
holdy.com $4,500 anwaltskanzlei.com $2,475
call-tracking.com $4,400 boldcorp.com $2,395
catholicsoft.com $4,310 lbbet.com $2,395
assurian.com $4,303 moebelkonfigurator.com $2,395
luxguild.com $4,000 cambridge-english.com $2,295
familienzeit.com $3,740 umcloud.com $2,250
cimai.com $3,700 billylondon.com $2,200
ezzz.com $3,600 riim.com $2,200
dupay.com $3,500 baltensweiler.com $2,199
heymd.com $3,333 smarthalo.com $2,199
inegotiate.com $3,275 fun77.com $2,195
f2e.com $3,190 northviewgroup.com $2,195
next-health.com $3,000 camping-equipment.com $2,150
aspiredliving.com $2,995 accretiondisk.com $2,095
onsites.com $2,915 01099.com $2,089
urbalance.com $2,895 doip.com $2,051
loveradar.com $2,860 eurecar.com $2,000
meetingsiq.com $2,795 galfashion.com $2,000
bossfree.com $2,700 girlproblems.com $2,000
askfeed.com $2,695 gorsvp.com $2,000
skilledgroup.com $2,695 juicyb.com $2,000
9107.com $2,500 r6s.com $2,000
nycriminallawyers.com $2,500 zapsystems.com $2,000
snapographic.com $2,500  

SnapNames banked $7,770 for 8888891.com, $7,500 for AUAU.com and $5,250 for Zorg.com. 77HG.com added $4,514, Kuohu.com corralled $3,105 and Harmonium.com drew $2,761. 999371.com commanded $2,610 and BuyRope.com rang up $2,288

Elsewhere, IndusDomains.com sold Cantel.com for $6,000 and GenericDomainMarket.com teamed up with GoDaddyAuctions to sell WantApp.com for $3,499.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the two five-figure sales you saw on  the all extension chart above - Watches.ca at $20,000 and Fast.io at $15,000. The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #3 on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is another sale from eMall.ca/NamingAdvisors.com - PetSupplies.ca at $9,500. They wound up with three of the top five sales by also claiming #5 with Parfum.ca at $8,000.

Still, Sedo piled up the most chart entries as they always do in this group, sweeping 13 places overall with a roster led by #4 Prediction.de at $8,800. DomainLore.co.uk also had a good week with three charted sales. #7 DE.uk set the pace for them at $6,506.

Germany's .de won the extension race with six chart entries (including two IDNs). Great Britain's .uk was next with four (two of the .uk flavor and two of the traditional .co.uk variety). Canada's .ca also had a big week with three of the top five sales. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 25:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 19, 2015 - Sun. Oct. 25, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 28, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Watches.ca $20,000 eMall.ca/
NamingAdvisors
2. Fast.io $15,000 Park.io
3. PetSupplies.ca $9,500 eMall.ca/
NamingAdvisors
4. Prediction.de €8,000 = $8,800 Sedo
5. Parfum.ca $8,000 eMall.ca/
NamingAdvisors
6. Dooh.de €6,500 = $7,150 Sedo
7 DE.uk £4,252 =  $6,506 DomainLore.co.uk
8.
tie
PLP.cn $6,000 Sedo
8.
tie
Nano.tv €5,000 = $5,500 Sedo
10. Quit.co.uk £3,478 =  $5,321 DomainLore.co.uk

11. SMS.me €4,400 = $4,840 Sedo
12. Unidigs.co.uk £2,999 =  $4,588 Sedo
13. Danimarca.it €3,700 = $4,070 Sedo
14. Flügel.de (IDN) €2,850 = $3,125 Sedo
15. G.gp $3,100 Sedo
16. Stand.in $2,987 Sedo
17.
tie
Frei-Magazin.de €2,500 = $2,750