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Highest .Info Sale Ever Reported Heads Our New Weekly Domain Sales Chart 

by Ron Jackson

In January 2004, New York.info sold for $28,086 in what, at the time, was the largest .info sale ever reported. This week, 32 months after the original sale, the domain was sold again, this time for $46,392 in a transaction handled by Moniker.com/DomainSystems.com. So, for the second time, NewYork.info reigns as the all-time .info champ, eclipsing Casino.info which had taken the title three months ago after going for 28,000 ($35,127) at Sedo.com. The sale also ranks #1 on this week's all-extension Top 20 chart. 

Moniker actually handled an even larger sale this week, a $60,300 deal for AnimeOnline.net, however that domain is not eligible for our chart because the fully developed website is more than just a domain. It is the home of a long established anime forum with more than 48,000 members (which of course adds considerable value beyond the domain name itself). Moniker did place two other entries on the Big Board though, including #6 DMN.com at $22,221.

This week's second biggest sale was Vintners.com, a domain that changed hands for $44,000 in a private sale put together by California broker Don Janke of Sunbelt Business Sales. Sedo accounted for the next two positions with #3 VacationRooms.com at $35,000 and #4 Words.com at $35,000. Sedo and SnapNames.com each placed six names on the leader board with #5 Jibs.com ($22,472) and #7 uShop.com ($20,300) leading the way for SnapNames.

Afternic.com and the NamePros.com domain forum also earned spots on the Top 20. Afternic did it with a bowl of AllBran.com at $18,000 (tying the privately sold Garage.net for the 8th spot), while NamePros scored with one of the biggest .cc  sales ever, #13 Software.cc at $12,500. .cc is the country code for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. That was one of two ccTLDs on the new list. The other was a German domain, #14 LaserBehandlung.de ("laser surgery" in German) at 9,000 ($11,410).

Here's a look at the complete chart for the week ending Sunday, September 17:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 11, 2006 - Sun. Sept. 17, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 19


Sold For

Where Sold
1. NewYork.info $46,392 Moniker/
2. Vintners.com $44,000 Pvt Sale
3. VacationRooms.com $40,000 Sedo
4. Words.com $35,000 Sedo
5. Jibs.com $22,472 SnapNames
6. DMN.com $22,221 Moniker/
7. uShop.com $20,300 SnapNames
AllBran.com $18,000 Afternic
Garage.net $18,000 Pvt Sale
10. AmericanMuscle.com $15,000 Sedo

11. JetAirway.com $14,361 SnapNames
12. GardenFountains.com $14,000 Sedo
13. Software.cc $12,500 NamePros
14. LaserBehandlung.de
("laser surgery" in German)
9,000 = $11,410 Sedo
15. Dating-Service.com $10,225 Moniker/
16. WhitefishMT.com $10,200 SnapNames
17. KKTC.com $9,100 SnapNames
18. Zealot.com $9,000 Sedo
19. NorthCarolinaFurniture.com $8,655 SnapNames
20. PrayerCard.com $8,008 SnapNames

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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo supplemented their six chart entries with some solid four-figure sales including RadioPodcast.com at $7,000 and ProfileStyling.com at $6,000. SkillsMarket.com added 4,000 ($5,071), while Accept360.com rounded up 3,350 ($4,247) and Fubi.com found $4,025.

Back at SnapNames, ACFilters.com fetched $6,300, Mouthpiece.com chewed off $5,744 and FishingHats.com hooked $5,655. AerialTours.com took in $5,388, RacingStore.com revved up $5,150 and OpenWheelRacing.com went for $4,899.

Also at SnapNames, InfertilityDrugs.com drew $4,611, CaeerBuilder.com (typo) tallied $4,600 and PropertyShopper.com provided $4,599. MoodSwing.com made another $4,140 and EarProblems.com produced $3,888. SnapNames had 23 more sales ranging from $2,000-$3,800. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,800
FabricKing.com $3,799   AllstateIns.com $2,272
FloridaContractors.com $3,700 Careerbuilde.com $2,220
Psychoanalytic.com $3,600 MeditationPrayer.com $2,211
NaughtyTeasers.com $3,600 NinjaGames.com $2,200
ComputerDrivers.com $3,500 NBRI.com $2,171
Colonoscope.com $3,208 DebtAmerica.com $2,150
BestBowling.com $3,000 Chilelindo.com $2,100
ChoicesHotels.com $2,655 ChildMuseum.com $2,050
TroonNorth.com $2,613 MilitaryPrints.com $2,038
MoldUpdate.com $2,560 File-Ext.com $2,007
SalivaDrugTest.com $2,339 Jida.com $2,001
TimeForBed.com $2,312  

Back at Afternic, ArchiveSearch.com found $4,000, TheSolutionsGroup.com gathered $2,688 and PacificHoldem.com pulled in $2,650. Three others, WikiCheat.com, WikiCheats.com and SisterSlim.com attracted $2,500 each, while PopShops.com posted $2,450 and Solidarias.com sold for $2,000. Afternic tells us they also closed the biggest domain sale in company history this week, but the $1.2 million transaction is subject to a non disclosure agreement.

Elsewhere, FullVideos.com captured $4,000 at DNForum.com, while Pool.com deposited $3,200 for PharmCenter.com and $2,050 for BCBets.com. AppraiseMax.com changed hands for $2,800 at Domainingo.com and ChinaChat.com connected with $2,800 at Enom's Club Drop.

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .net, .org & .pro)

.Info led the Global Contenders race for the second week in a row, posting an easy chart win with that massive $46,392 sale of NewYork.info that we told you about earlier in this report. We also told you about the #2 GC domain, Garage.net at $18,000, but you haven't heard how .org dominated the overall numbers game on this chart, racking up 12 of the 20 entries to easily outdistance .net with 5. .Info placed two domains on the list, adding #7 Oakland.info to its chart topper. That nice geo domain went for $3,000 in a transaction handled by Sedo. The final opening went to .pro thanks to the $2,975 sale of Music.pro, also at Sedo.

The .org onslaught was led by #4 Bomberos-sin-fronteras.org ("firemen without borders" in Spanish), a domain that doused $3,705 at SnapNames. #5 Molecules.org was right behind at $3,400, also selling at SnapNames, a venue that swept 12 entries on the GC list to lead all venues.

Here's the complete Global Contenders chart for the week ending September 17:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 11, 2006 - Sun. Sept. 17, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 19


Sold For

Where Sold
1. NewYork.info $46,392 Moniker/
2.  Garage.net $18,000 Pvt Sale
3. Murder.net $5,000 Sedo
4. Bomberos-sin-fronteras.org
("firemen without borders" in Spanish)
$3,705 SnapNames
5. Molecules.org $3,400 SnapNames
6. C-B-E.org $3,100 SnapNames
7. Oakland.info $3,000 Sedo
8. Music.pro $2,975 Sedo
9.  iLight.net $2,800 Sedo
10. Barossa-Region.org $2,501 SnapNames

11.  USCAFTA.org $2,401 SnapNames
12. NMISP.org $2,151 SnapNames
13. E-C-B.net $1,950 SnapNames
14.  CrazyInLove.net $1,650 SnapNames
15. CVFieldsMBP.org $1,639 SnapNames
16. F-S.org $1,500 Sedo
17. Bihfedomb.org $1,301 SnapNames
18.  Rodencrater.org $1,250 SnapNames
19.  Mots.org $1,200 Afternic
20. Shavers.org $1,151 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In other four-figure sales just off the chart, SnapNames sold Jewellers.org for $1,150 and two others; FirePals.org and CenterIce.net for $1,050 each. Afternic tapped WaterTower.org for $1,111 and Sedo collected $1,000 for CommercialRealEstate.org.

Sedo also had three nice sales of fully developed websites this week. Those were ProfileIcons.net, ProfileGod.net and CuteLayouts.org, sites that went for $6,000 each.

Country Codes

The Cocos (Keeling) Island country code, .cc had its best week ever, thanks to a single buyer, TrustPrice.com, sweeping up four one-word domains from a seller at the NamePros.com forum. You already saw the top one in that quartet, Software.cc, on our all extension leader board at $12,500. The buyer's shopping spree also included Fund.cc at $4,000 and two more at $2,500 each; Lease.cc and Program.cc

Great Britain's .co.uk extension also had four chart entries this week, led by #5 RacingSeats.co.uk, sold for 2,900 ($3,676) at Sedo, a venue that accounted for 9 of the 14 charted domains. The European Union's .eu was the only other ccTLD with multiple entries, scoring with #4 HCA.eu at 3,000 ($3,803) and #14 Nein.eu ("no" in German) at 800 ($1,014). The other extensions represented this week are India's .co.in and Canada's .ca

Some very big news may be brewing for America's extension, .us. A reliable source tells us that a six-figure transaction is underway with a $20,000 deposit having already been paid. The balance due for the four-letter keyword is to be paid over the next few weeks. We have not yet been able to reach the seller to confirm the details and will not release the domain name until we learn more (including whether or not the transaction will be subject to a non-disclosure agreement). If a deal is completed and the details are released publicly, it will be the first ever reported at that level for the .us extension.

Now back to the business at hand! Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending September 17:

Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 11, 2006 - Sun. Sept. 17, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 19


Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Software.cc $12,500 NamePros
2. LaserBehandlung.de
("laser surgery" in German)
9,000 = $11,410 Sedo
3. Fund.cc  $4,000 NamePros
4. HCA.eu 3,000 = $3,803 Sedo
5. RacingSeats.co.uk 2,900 = $3,676 Sedo
6. Kinderfahrrad.de 
("children's bicycle" in German)
2,500 = $3,169 Sedo
7. SRK.co.in $2,500


Program.cc $2,500 NamePros
Lease.cc $2,500 NamePros
10.  StudentSpace.co.uk 1,050 = $1,976 Sedo
11.  JanitorialSupplies.co.uk 1,000 = $1,882 Sedo
12. ConstructionServices.co.uk 800 = $1,505 Sedo
13. PressPass.ca $1,500 Pool
14. Nein.eu
("no" in German)
800 = $1,014 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There was also a trio of high three-figure .ca sales at Pool this week. AEC.ca went for $925, while Fairies.ca and Suse.ca attracted $835 each.

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 DotCom Group, LLC 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.

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