Pins the Competition With One of the Year's Biggest Domain
by Ron Jackson
Wrestling.com is the undisputed king
of the ring this week, after throwing all of the competition
over the top rope with a blockbuster $500,000 sale.
Communicate.com Inc. let the domain go in a private
transaction and there may be more where that came
Company President David Jeffs said the firm
might also put Boxing.com on the block and he expects that
domain would command an even higher price than Wrestling.com did.
Wrestling.com is the 7th domain to sell for at least half a million
dollars this year.
That sale helped
the heavyweight division stage a nice comeback this week after a
rare downturn last week. .Com led the charge, sweeping 18 of
20 positions on the Big Board, and 13 domains sold for at least five
figures this time out. After posting 3 of the top 5 domain sales
last week, .Org had another strong outing, claiming the other
two slots on the Top 20. One of those, #4 Foreclosure.org,put the extension among the first five again after changing
hands for $23,000 at GreatDomains.
was the hottest venue this week, racking up 8 of the 20 chart
entries, including #2 ApplianceHelp.com at $34,000 and
#3 Moron.com at $25,000. SnapNames.com
put 5 domains on the all-extension leader board while Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com
has 3. #5 DogsAndCats.com
produced a purrfect combination for SnapNames, selling for $20,500.
Lucky #7 Cenkempus.com set the pace at Moniker. Cenkempus is
the name of a well established Bali travel agency that
finally acquired their .com name in this deal.
Here's a look at the
complete Top 20 list for the week ending Sunday, August 13:
DNJournal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 7, 2006 - Sun. Aug.13, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15
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.
Those two Moniker sales at #13 were actually part of a
single $20,000 deal. We split the value between the two
evenly for charting purposes.
.Com Supporting Cast
As they so often do, SnapNames players filled the most
roles among the .com supporting cast. AutomobileGlass.com cracked $5,955
and PumpkinSeed.com spit out $5,150. DrawingTable.com
tacked on $4,962, 1800Basket.com brought $4,510
and GarlandTX.com kicked in $4,101.
Also at SnapNames, Segment.com sold for $4,051,
the gavel on GunAuctions.com dropped at $4,021 and LakeBoat.com
docked with $3,700 on board. Gab-Design.com drew $3,433
and an IDN, 鞋.com (xn--1t5a.com in puny
code), which is traditional Chinese for Shoes.com, produced $3,400. FireRetardant.com put out $3,333,
while VirtualMusic.com and ESLWorldwide.com went for $3,200
each. SnapNames had 18 more sales
ranging from $2,000 to just under $3,200. You can check those out in the table below:
Additional SnapNames Sales
sold a pair of 3-letter .coms through their Marketplace; QTX.com
for $7,000 and NKZ.com for $5,000.
Gebauer.com generated $5,556, Mindz.com
commanded $3,450 and two others; Eurotune.com and EonCom.com
added $2,500 each. CollegePosters.com pinned up $2,288
while three more; Therapy411.com, MiniWireless.com and
FunFix.com fetched $2,000 each. Afternic also sold MiamiStar.com
Back at Sedo, RentAll.com racked up $5,300,
InDemandTickets.com tallied $5,000, MultiFinance.com
contributed $4,500 and SSSP.com posted $3,838.
Elsewhere, GreatDomains sold BeyondTrust.com for $3,500
and iPodster.com went for $3,000 in a private sale
with Moniker handling the escrow on that deal.
(.biz, .info, .net & .org)
.Org was riding high again this week.
After sweeping the top three spots on last week's Global
Contenders chart, the extension claimed the top two this
week and dominated the GC Top 20 with a dozen entries.
Two domains you've already seen on our all-extension leader
board held the top spots here, Foreclosure.org at $23,000
and Humans.org at $8,500.
With #3 Union.net leading the way, .net
swept the next four positions. That name sold at GreatDomains
for $7,500. .Net took 7 spots overall. .Biz also
got on the board with #7 Small.biz banking $3,548
Contenders chart for the week ending August 13:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug.
6, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 13, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15
Though .info missed making the Top 20
this week, the extension had the highest uncharted sale with Hipnosis.info
going for €1,000 ($1,278) at Sedo. Sedo also
sold I-Media.net for $1,200.
SnapNames dominated this week's GC chart with 12
entries and they added 5 more four-figure sales off the chart.
Those included SaveStockOptions.org ($1,250) and CommercialMortgages.org
($1,200). On the .net side of the ledger, SnapNames sold Adapt.net($1,250), FastCashLoans.net ($1,161) and WindowVisions.net
In a private sale, TBP.biz changed hands
America's country code, .US, continues
to make inroads in the ccTLD competition. The extension
claimed the top two spots on our new Country Code chart
and 4 of the 12 entries overall, more than any other
extension. A pair of 3-character domains led the way with E85.us
and RE4.us selling for $3,000 each at Sedo. E85
is a well-known ethanol based fuel while RE4 is shorthand for
a popular game.
.US also scored with #4 Career.us, sold
for $2,300 at Sedo, and #7 EMA.us which went for
$2,000 in a private transaction. The European
Union's new .EU extension had three chart entries
this week, headed by #3 Kartendrucker.eu
("ticket printer" in German). That domain drew €2,100
($2,685) at Sedo, a venue that accounted for 9 of the 12
sales on the leader board.
Spain's .es was the only other
extension with multiple entries, hitting the daily double with
PKR.es and Sobres.es. Other countries
represented this week include the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
(.cc), India (.in) and for the first time ever, Nauru
(.nr). In an oddity, the world's two most popular country
codes, Germany's .de and Great Britain's .co.uk,
both failed to chart this week.
Here's a look at the complete
Country Code leader board for the week ending August 13:
Code Top 12
ccTLD Sales: Mon. Aug. 6, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 13, 2006 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 15
In some smaller transactions off the chart, Afternic
sold AquaDesigns.us for $560 and Wine-Lovers.us
for $500 while Pool sold PetSitting.ca (Canadian
country code) for $559.
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
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 DotCom
also provides invaluable help
in collecting data for these sales
reports each week.
Every Tuesday we publish the highest reported domain name
sales for the previous week. On Monday our contributors send us
their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that
information and write this report for Tuesday night publication to give
you the freshest sales report in the industry.
Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.