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Two-Letter Swedish ccTLD Domain Tops This Week's Sales Chart After Changing Hands for Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars

Over the past year there has been considerable talk about the competition between .coms and the hundreds of new gTLDs that have now arrived on the scene. With the focus on that battle, some have been overlooking the ccTLDs - a category, that like .com, is considerably stronger in aftermarket sales than non .com gTLDs are (the new gTLDs fall into the latter category). We got a reminder of that this week when we learned that the Swedish country code domain TV.se was sold for 2,180,500 Swedish kronor which comes out to $265,149 at today's exchange rate. 

That was easily the biggest single domain sale reported over the past two weeks, regardless of extension (we were away covering the NamesCon conference last week, so this week's column covers the past two weeks of reported sales). There were some nice sales in the RightOfTheDot.com live domain auction at NamesCon  but the biggest of those - at $350,000 - was a two-domain lot including both HomeCare.com and HomeCare.net that we unfortunately can't chart because individual prices were not established for the two names due to them being grouped. (Update: after publication we were informed by RightOfTheDot that the buyer paid only for HomeCare.com and did not want HomeCare.net which is still available for sale. As a result we will be able to chart HomeCare.com next week).  Wine.club also drew a six-figure bid at $140,000 but as of this writing payment and transfer had not yet been completed for that domain. 

By Ron Jackson

So, that leaves TV.se standing at the summit on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. At $265,149 that sale was bigger than any country code sale reported last year except one - Game.cn which sold for over $512,000 in January 2014. TV.se was sold when the operator of the .SE registry decided to auction off 349 premium domains that were previously reserved in a sale handled by Tradera.com. Hat tip to Christopher Hofman Laursen from the European Domain Centre for the background on this sale.

The ccTLDs made it two out of three with the 3rd spot on the Big Board going to Putzfrau.de at $36,480 via Sedo. Sandwiched in between the two country code domains was #2 IZY.com, a domain that Maz Ghani sold for $40,000. Rounding out the first five are #4 BabyCity.com, changing hands for $35,000 at Sedo, and #5 RNR.com, sold for $32,500 by WebsiteProperties.com.

The .coms went on to pile up 12 of the 20 chart entries, including AbdulBasit.com's $25,000 sale of #6 BMGL.com. The ccTLDs followed with five (including another top ten entry in #10 HEG.es, sold at Sedo for $14,820). That left three spots for the non .con gTLDs. That group was led by Sedo's sale of #9 Sugar.net at $15,000

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, Jan. 18:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan 5, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 22, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TV.se SEK 2,180,500 = $265,149 Tradera
2. IZY.com $40,000 Pvt Sale
3. Putzfrau.de €32,000 = $36,480 Sedo
4. BabyCity.com $35,000 Sedo
5. RNR.com $32,500 WebsiteProperties
6. BMGL.com $25,000 AbdulBasit.com
7. TouchBank.com $17,000 Sedo
8. eChecks.com $15,800 Sedo
9. Sugar.net $15,000 Sedo
10. HEG.es €13,000 = $14,820 Sedo

11. Tickets.info $14,000 Sedo
12. Jakt.com €12,000 = $13,680 Sedo
13. Jupl.com $12,500 Sedo
14. ZNQ.com $11,500 Sedo
15. EF.com.vn €10,000 = $11,400 Sedo
16. AirMouse.com $11,000 Sedo
17.
tie
FID.org $10,000 Sedo
17.
tie
Parlam.com $10,000 Sedo
19. IGV.com $9,900 Sedo
20. Grad.ca $9,880 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)

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with Iseeya.com ($9,700), Forex360.com ($8,800) and BioNYC.com ($8,750). ChinaTrainTickets.com added $8,000, 360Option.com kicked in $7,895 and Pimpex.com produced $7,500

02222.com tallied $7,490, Mopinion.com made $6,700 and Boozl.com banked $6,500. Oxigen.com generated $6,270 while Goodeed.com and Marando.com drew $6,000 each. Two others - AppTrader.com and Carros24.com clicked for $5,700 apiece while Aureon.com returned $5,699.

Sedo had 91 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,375
evalu.com $5,000   hyaluronsaeure.com $2,850
globalstock.com $5,000 immensus.com $2,850
ibookmakers.com $5,000 bookok.com $2,800
remio.com $5,000 wooway.com $2,800
sellmax.com $5,000 koopwoningen.com $2,793
sportsense.com $5,000 int-pe.com $2,700
tomorrowistoday.com $5,000 js68.com $2,619
gochicago.com $4,900 mqian.com $2,619
chin-aus.com $4,800 handbrand.com $2,588
sgsoda.com $4,800 arenatour.com $2,500
vrexpo.com $4,595 meteobox.com $2,500
walltec.com $4,560 modwraps.com $2,500
alphadesk.com $4,446 nexuslogistics.com $2,500
360forex.com $4,332 nlocal.com $2,500
deutschesbier.com $4,332 ramennoodles.com $2,500
farmbot.com $4,288 js23.com $2,495
rezare.com $4,125 wickhamhouse.com $2,495
arancini.com $4,000 worldwideperfumes.com $2,495
furnicom.com $4,000 chefspike.com $2,400
sensorix.com $4,000 financeclaims.com $2,395
yepmedia.com $4,000 imbatv.com $2,395
jsgj.com $3,995 pugland.com $2,395
leadfoot.com $3,900 thenewratpack.com $2,395
ncmedboard.com $3,799 fakealert.com $2,300
trigg.com $3,750 pablita.com $2,300
capepoint.com $3,500 v67.com $2,300
caproni.com $3,420 exchangerzone.com $2,295
operaclinic.com $3,420 spraywall.com $2,295
ehoreca.com $3,400 carreserve.com $2,280
letsdobetter.com $3,400 itsparty.com $2,280
fast4.com $3,306 twoplus.com $2,200
planeuron.com $3,306 mastercoop.com $2,195
watchtvmovie.com $3,244 skillchoice.com $2,119
yl6.com $3,200 herbalpartners.com $2,095
meatstock.com $3,119 howtravel.com $2,095
annke.com $3,000 alertum.com $2,000
bogalusadailynews.com $3,000 babybin.com $2,000
futureofinsurance.com $3,000 californiacarcovers.com $2,000
geshui.com $3,000 d89.com $2,000
mg8.com $3,000 enide.com $2,000
traininn.com $3,000 epicbox.com $2,000
scry.com $2,999 lvying.com $2,000
dgusa.com $2,949 sexmasters.com $2,000
borstkolf.com $2,869 tvsi.com $2,000
bytehub.com $2,869 usammo.com $2,000
dubaiplus.com $2,850   

 

Also, in a couple of private sales, Manmeet Singh sold LasVegasArena.com for $7,000 and Puneet Agarwal picked up $2,000 for ForecastHelath.com.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs have started the new year they same was they closed out the old one - on a hot streak. That TV.se blockbuster marked the second time in a row that a "TV" keyword domain topped our Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. In our last report it was TV.ae, a name that went for a whopping $95,000, only to be eclipsed this week by the $265,149 TV.se sale.

The ccTLDs also posted three solid five-figure sales and one (Grad.ca at $9,880) that just missed, with all of those names on the all extension Top 20 you saw at the top of this report. They fill the first five slots on the latest Country Code leader board, making #6 Lot.to the biggest sale in this group that you haven't seen yet. Sedo sold that domain for $9,263

Sedo swept 17 of the 20 chart entries leaving NetFleet.com.au as the only other venue with multiple sales on the elite list. They scored with # 7 Computer.com.au at $8,504 and #20 RP.com.au at $4,000.

Germany's .de easily won the extension race with six chart entries. No other TLD has more than two. Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, January 18:

Country Code Top 40 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 5, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 22, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. TV.se SEK ,180,500 = $265,149 Tradera
2. Putzfrau.de €32,000 = $36,480 Sedo
3. HEG.es €13,000 = $14,820 Sedo
4. EF.com.vn €10,000 = $11,400 Sedo
5. Grad.ca $9,880 Sedo
6. Lot.to €8,125 = $9,263 Sedo
7. Computer.com.au AUD 10,499 = $8,504 NetFleet.com.au
8. Shop247.de €6,799 = $7,751 Sedo
9. BTA.ca $7,500 Sedo
10.
tie
DataProtect.nl €5,999 = $6,839 Sedo
10.
tie
Hotway.nl €5,999 = $6,839 Sedo

12. BuySupplements.co.uk £4,000 = $6,000 Sedo
13. Vitabook.de €4,800 = $5,472 Sedo
14.
tie
Ammo.us $5,000 Sedo
14.
tie
Buy.es $5,000 Sedo
16. Biotin.de €4,000 = $4,560 Sedo
17. Organic-Shop.de €3,999 = $4,559 Sedo
18. MarketingManager.eu €3,750 = $4,275 Sedo
19. Loewenherz.de €3,603 = $4,107 Sedo
20. RP.com.au AUD 4,938 = $4,000 NetFleet.com.au

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Gratulera.se and Index.me at $3,990 each. They also scored with XTube.it ($3,500), Cycle.nl ($3,419), Tract.co ($3,300) and Parasols.fr ($3,135)

Sedo had 67 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000  that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $1,000 - $1,967
russellreynolds.co.uk $3,000   shave.de $1,311
linked.co.uk $2,925 cashback.co $1,300
lambretta.com.ar $2,850 ostoni.de $1,254
nixon.fr $2,850 skiresort.ru $1,254
ceviche.co.uk $2,832 testamentvorlage.de $1,254
eup.com.br $2,600 thermoport.de $1,254
depotkonto.de $2,280 homeaway.com.ph $1,250
emag.ir $2,280 homeaway.ph $1,250
nixon.es $2,280 basins.co.uk $1,200
softwareone.de $2,280 j4.uk.uk $1,199
technical-due-diligence.de $2,280 accessoire-camping-car.fr $1,151
zafu.de $2,280 datascientist.co.uk $1,150
tridex.com $2,279 bikepro.nl $1,140
dreh-dein-ding.de $2,035 coating.at $1,140
betcris.com.mx $2,000 passepartout.fr $1,140
coop.me $2,000 roller.nl $1,140
ebill.co.kr $2,000 salonica.gr $1,140
medley.com.ar $2,000 shiman.de $1,140
larusmiani.cn $1,999 spaarpas.nl $1,140
immigrate.eu $1,995 wds.co.uk $1,140
duediligence.it $1,892 zabel.nl $1,140
lubricant.es $1,881 zarate.de $1,140
pennystocks.us $1,850 iivc.de $1,129
ok.pt $1,767 infocomm.de $1,129
pcp.it $1,710 holzkompetenz.de $1,083
tipbet.de $1,710 fristenrechner.de $1,049
top.io $1,710 diff.be $1,026
buy.io $1,700 luxusmarkt.de $1,026
woodpecker.co $1,700 jollycatering.co.uk $1,000
meto.be $1,595 junta.in $1,000
badgers.co.uk $1,493 musix.in $1,000
hycast.cn $1,450 webanalytics.co $1,000
myhair.it $1,340 ybl.in $1,000
kantoorunit.nl $1,311  

Golem.eu rang up $3,419 for Mosa.ch while Klos.eu went for $2,051 and Newtown.eu yielded $1,709. Five others - BeFair.eu, Data4.eu, Moki.eu, PeopleTree.eu and PlayTennis.eu - added $1,139 each.

Back at NetFleet.com.au Profile.com.au provided $2,356, MelbourneTheatre.com.au drew $1,483, CheapCarLoans.com.au and CheapInsurance.com.au attracted $1,098 apiece and Futures.com.au fetched $1,045.

Also, Domains90210.com tuned in $3,000 for FP.tv

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 (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

The non .com gTLDs were led by the trio of five-figure sales you saw on the all extension leader board above, with Sugar.net setting the pace at $15,000. The biggest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #4 on our latest Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart. That is AmericaFirst.net, a domain that Sedo sold for $7,000

The first five was rounded out by a three-way tie in the 5th position where 2015.net, Juegos.club and Mouser.net came in at $6,000 apiece. Luis Zamora of Internexos.com sold 2015, net, Sedo posted the Juegos.club sale and Howard Hoffman moved Mouser.net. Howard also sold #8 (tie) Gamo.net for $5,000.

The .nets easily won the extension race with 12 chart entries followed by the .orgs with four.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the two weeks ending Sunday, January 18:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 40 Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 5, 2015 - Sun. Jan. 18, 2015
(Foreign currency to U.S. Dollar Conversions Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 22, 2015)

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Sugar.net $15,000 Sedo
2. Tickets.info $14,000 Sedo
3. FID.org $10,000 Sedo
4. AmericaFirst.net $7,000 Sedo
5.
tie
2015.net $6,000 Internexos
5.
tie
Juegos.club $6,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Mouser.net $6,000 Pvt Sale
8.
tie
Gamo.net $5,000 Pvt Sale
8.
tie
Italian.org $5,000 Sedo
10.
tie
EOG.net $4,800 Sedo
10.
tie
QES.net $4,800 Sedo
10.
tie
URL.net $4,800 Sedo

13.
tie
Lists.net $4,400 Sedo
13.
tie
EYO.net $4,000 Sedo
15. IGV.org $3,400 Sedo
16. Screen.zone $3,333 Sedo
17. ProtectYourData.net $2,999 Sedo
18. Differ.net $2,800 Sedo