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Courts.com and Completed Live Auction Sales Produce Bumper Crop of Six-Figure Domain Deals

by Ron Jackson

The majority of domains sold in last month's  Moniker.com/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East live and silent auctions finished changing hands this week. As a result, our new Top 20 chart is dominated by names that sold during those historic sales events in Hollywood, Florida where conference attendees spent more than $5 million on domains.

The head-turning $200,000 auction purchase of Flowers.mobi (by Rick Schwartz) was among those completed and it rests in the top spot on our new list, followed by Sedo.com's $155,000 sale of Courts.com this week.

Six more six-figure sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C auctions hit the Big Board and all but two of the names on the Top 20 are from that event. The exceptions are Courts.com and #14 Hus.se ("house" in Swedish), a Swedish country code domain that commanded 45,000 ($59,407) in a private sale to the owners of QU.com (a Swedish company that operates a popular Scandinavian television guide site at TV.nu).

With so many auction sales being completed at once (and thus eligible for our charts for the first time), it took at least $30,000 to make the leader board. As a result, ten five-figure sales that would have made our chart any other week fell short. We didn't want those notable transactions to be drowned in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. flood, so we present them to you in the Honorable Mention table below:


Sold For

Where Sold
AdPhone.com $20,000 Sedo
Xero.com $20,000 Private Sale
Crowds.com $18,000 Afternic
MenOnline.com $16,800 Sedo
Gates.co.uk $16,597 Sedo
ScrapIron.com $15,000 Afternic
PublicBank.com $13,750 SnapNames
Cabin.net $13,000 BuyDomains
BeautifulBride.com $12,600 BuyDomains
SchoolRatings.com $10,350 SnapNames

Of the 22 domains that made our elite list this week (a three-way tie for the final position accounted for the odd number), 18 were .coms. .Net took two spots while that Swedish ccTLD and the biggest .mobi sale to date accounted for the other two. Here's a look at the complete leader board for the week ending Sunday, November 26:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Flowers.mobi $200,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
2. Courts.com $155,000 Sedo
3. Forclosures.com (typo) $150,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
4. VB.com $130,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
SexEducation.com $120,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Sailboat.com $120,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
7.  CreditCards.net $118,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
8.  HB.com $100,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
9.  Credits.com $95,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
10. Hook.com $67,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 

11. WO.com $65,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Fortress.com $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Castle.com $60,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
14. Hus.se
("house" in Swedish)
45,000 = $59,407 Pvt Sale
15. Above.com $50,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
16. Trusted.com $37,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
17. Hun.net $35,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
18. BeachfrontProperty.com $32,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
19. Dent.com $30,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Pax.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Housekeepers.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
Cage.com $30,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 

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

22 more five-figure sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions were completed this week. Those are shown in the table below:

Additional Completed Five-Figure Sales 
from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auctions

BurglarAlarms.com $29,948
Accelerate.com $28,000
FamilyPhotos.com $25,000
JumboLoan.com $23,530
Acre.com $22,500
Sitcoms.com $22,000
DDE.com $21,200
UniformRentals.com $18,000
VintageAutos.com $16,500
GirlCams.com $16,000
Debug.com $15,000
Brooches.com $15,000
Decay.com $12,000
Colossal.com $12,000
AccountsPayable.com $12,000
Tuscan.com $11,800
SumoWrestling.com $11,800
AutoCollector.com $11,530
WifiAccess.com $11,500
EmergencyClinics.com $11,000
RetirementLoans.com $10,500
AutomotiveImports.com $10,000

In addition to those, a truck load of four-figure deals from the same auctions were also wrapped up. Due to space limitations we won't list those here, but you can review all of the hundreds of final bid prices from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions through these links: Live Auction Results and Silent Auction Results

Of course, there was plenty of action at all of the popular sales venues this week as well.  At BuyDomains.com, ExpiringDomains.com drew $8,200, Newsbot.com notched $8,000 and VideoMemories.com recalled $6,000. AVMall.com and DinnerPlates.com dished out $5,000 each while WinesAndSpirits.com quaffed $4,750.

Other winners included SecretsToSuccess.com ($4,488), BulgariaTravel.com ($4,300) and ContinuousEducation.com ($4,088). ConcertSeries.com drummed up another $3,850 while UnitedOptics.com and LearningGate.com swung $3,688 each. LifecycleManagement.com and BucketSeats.com buckled up $3,500 each, GreetingsDirect.com delivered $3,388 and Unimate.com clicked for $3,200

BuyDomains had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 that you can check out in the table below:

Additional BuyDomains Sales Between $2,000-$3,000
supportsystem.com $3,000   maxipower.com $2,300
coolingsystem.com $3,000 licensedprofessional.com $2,300
radarweb.com $2,800 decoranddesign.com $2,288
cityhunter.com $2,800 computersite.com $2,200
automobile-insurance.com $2,800 nycbars.com $2,188
bluepeak.com $2,788 getplus.com $2,125
laboite.com $2,688 paperfantasies.com $2,088
spamfiltering.com $2,600 completetv.com $2,088
worldwidereservations.com $2,500 bathroomsonline.com $2,088
redracer.com $2,500 walkingonwater.com $2,000
avwarehouse.com $2,500 kitchenremodelers.com $2,000
vpweb.com $2,488 eyepros.com $2,000
secureleads.com $2,488 chinesehealing.com $2,000
investmentnow.com $2,488 buyingchina.com $2,000
fixum.com $2,488 applicationmanager.com $2,000
coppershield.com $2,488 800divorce.com $2,000
backupandrecovery.com $2,488  

BuyDomains had over 130 more .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 all the way down to  $300 for NoCommitment.com and $248 for Lexycon.com.

Back at Sedo, POSPartners.com provided $7,000, iLoaded.com landed 3,200 ($6,248) and Contacta.com contributed 4,000 ($5,281). PhotoLaser.com fetched 3,938 ($5,199) and LivsKraft.com captured $3,200. Serrurerie.com ("locksmith" in French) and GHome.com kicked in $3,000 each while SubTotals.com tallied $2,500.

At SnapNames.com, Cicciolina.com cracked $6,766, SkinPeels.com scrubbed up $6,755 and ShoppingTours.com took in $6,700. MediaRight.com revealed $6,600 while Choix.com and SoftwareFactory.com cranked out $6,160 each. Edyta.com added $6,100, DogStroller.com cornered $5,666 and DomesticPartners.com deposited $5,566.

Tapping.com tacked on $5,150, SuperPorn.com sold for $4,400 and HotelPages.com posted $4,099. BudgetPrices.com marked down $4,087, RefinanceNow.com returned $4,052 and WhistlerLodging.com booked $4,000. SnapNames had 29 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900, all listed in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,900
longtermhealthcare.com $3,900   crownplazahotel.com $2,850
worldtire.com $3,811 ottawayellowpages.com $2,705
versand.com $3,810 ssps.com $2,688
maudio.com $3,750 geodesic.com $2,660
postup.com $3,600 thefootballpools.com $2,600
revenant.com $3,500 energysystem.com $2,600
imageservice.com $3,500 wartremovals.com $2,448
seafarers.com $3,436 abortiondoctor.com $2,395
ibillcs.com $3,200 renesse.com $2,373
tonydanza.com $3,100 medyatik.com $2,300
imageofgod.com $3,033 homewerks.com $2,120
thebreakingpoint.com $3,000 eskape.com $2,050
medicalcertifications.com $2,988 atdc.com $2,001
geoonlineservice.com $2,900 hideki.com $2,000
edmontonyellowpages.com $2,900  

At Afternic.com, their two five-figure sales (seen in the table at the top of this report) were supplemented with MobileCash.com at $5,500 and VZine.com at $3,488. GregJennings.com generated $2,500, MyPetStore.com scratched out $2,300 and Maplus.com pulled $2,000. Of course, the biggest news at Afternic was today's word that the company had been sold to NameMedia (the owners of BuyDomains.com).

Elsewhere, Pool.com sold ComputerLiquidation.com for $4,150 and YouTubeTV.com for $2,503 and Enom's Club Drop booked $2,100 from NetBrowser.com. In a private sale, an IDN, 域名停放.com ("domain name parking" in Chinese) changed hands for $3,000.

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

Like the all-extension chart at the top of our report, the new Global Contenders Top 20 is dominated by Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction sales that were completed this week. All but two names on the GC list are from those auctions. The exceptions are #9 Cabin.net which sold for $13,000 at BuyDomains and #17 AutoLoans.mobi, sold for $8,200 at Sedo.

Of course, the Big Kahuna is the $200,000 sale of Flowers.mobi which ranks as the second highest sale in the Global Contenders category this year (trailing only Sex.net at $454,500). That is one of five .mobis on the new chart, including #4 StockQuotes.mobi at $27,000.

.Net easily won the overall numbers game, claiming 12 of 20 chart entries, including that $118,500 blockbuster at #2, CreditCards.net. .Org was limited to two charted domains this week and .info had just one, #19 Blogs.info at $6,000. Here's how all of the GC leaders stacked up for the week ending November 26:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Flowers.mobi $200,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
2.  CreditCards.net $118,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
3. Hun.net $35,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
4. StockQuotes.mobi $27,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
5. Cams.mobi $23,600 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
6. CD.net $20,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
7. XS.net $13,000  Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
8. SO.net $13,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
9. Cabin.net $13,000 BuyDomains
10. Outsourcing.net $11,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
11. Globe.net $11,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
12. Discounts.org $10,600 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
13. PO.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
14. Met.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
15. Idea.net $10,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
16. Wow.mobi $9,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
17. AutoLoan.mobi $8,200 Sedo
18. BusinessCards.org $7,212 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
19.  Blogs.info $6,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
20  Stereos.net $5,900 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

17 more four-figure GC sales from the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auctions were completed this week. Most of those were .nets, including LocalSearch.net ($5,890), Antibiotics.net ($5,500), Queens.net ($5,000) and Produce.net ($5,000). Cherries.net picked $3,600, Denise.net attracted $2,650 and NewYorkOnline.net dialed up $2,360. TicketHub.net tore off $1,770 and EHL.net eked out $1,183.

In other extensions, AmericanHistory.org brought $5,500, Golfer.org chipped in $4,750 and DiscountBrokers.org banked $1,050. Gossip.mobi produced a $5,000 buzz, Laugh.mobi cracked a $3,000 smile and Celebs.mobi sold for $2,250. .Biz got into the act with Austin.biz going for $2,360.

SnapNames piled up 16 four-figure sales in this category, including FSTEA.org ($4,400), Ginie.org ($2,050) and a pair of three letter .orgs, WOE.org and WIP.org at $2,002 each. Giuseppeverdi.org.org added another $1,001

On the .net side of the ledger, W7.net went for $3,808, Chalet.net took in $3,410 and CarFinance.net dispensed $2,073. Other .net winners included DJG.net ($1,550), Prizefighter.net ($1,400), XNG.net ($1,050) and ThatsMyWife.net ($1,050). SnapNames also had four nice .info sales; Antiques.info ($1,950), Inc.info ($1,667), 999.info ($1,303) and Age.info ($1,223).

BuyDomains also had a very strong outing with the Global Contenders, racking up 20 four-figure sales (along with their five-figure name on the Top 20). Here's what the rest of their GC roster looked like:

BuyDomains Four-Figure Global Contenders Sales 
continent.net $3,700   subscriberbase.net $1,488
breastreconstruction.org $2,688 lightdesign.net $1,300
wroughtiron.net $2,488 reallycool.net $1,250
trueblue.org $2,300 changeofheart.org $1,188
intersect.org $2,100 benito.net $1,188
welltec.net $1,888 worthycause.org $1,000
findahotel.net $1,888 psfd.net $1,000
bestbanking.net $1,888 icsinc.net $1,000
liferesearch.org $1,688 etam.org $1,000
hejl.net $1,688 click2buy.net $1,000

Back at Sedo, ForSale.biz bagged $3,550, Pod.org provided $3,000, LMA.org added $2,500 and CitiCenter.org sold for $1,800. At Afternic, Criminal-Records.org uncovered $1,600 and Belgie.net booked $1,200. In private sales, Tariq Ghafoor got $2,000 for ArtificialIntelligence.info and Rob Sequin of SearchDomainsForSale.com sold Wanted.mobi for $1,100.

Country Codes

Sweden was the big winner in the Country Code race, thanks to that huge 45,000 ($59,407) sale of Hus.se ("house" in Swedish) that you saw on the all extension leader board. That is the 5th biggest ccTLD sale of the year (you can see the Year to Date leaders in all categories here). 

The runner-up slot went to Great Britain's .co.uk with Gates.co.uk doing the honors after a 8,500 ($16,597) sale at Sedo. One of the highest .com.mx (Mexican ccTLD) sales we have seen followed at #3 with Gusanito.com.mx ("worm" in Spanish) going for 5,555 ($7,334), also at Sedo.

The European Union's .eu had the most chart entries with five, followed by Germany's .de with four. HolidayCheck.eu tied Gehaltsvergleich.de ("salary comparisons" in German) for the #4 slot at 5,000 ($6,601) each. .co.uk and America's country code, .US, had three charted domains apiece. The top .US domain was Today.us, sold for $3,600 at the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live auction.

Two other countries were represented this week; Belgium (.be) and Argentina (.com.ar).  Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending November 26:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Nov. 20, 2006 - Sun. Nov. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Nov. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1.  Hus.se
("house" in Swedish)
45,000 = $59,407 Pvt Sale
2. Gates.co.uk 8,500 = $16,597 Sedo
3. Gusanito.com.mx 
("worm" in Spanish)
5,555 = $7,334 Sedo
HolidayCheck.eu 5,000 = $6,601 Sedo
("salary comparisons" in German)
5,000 = $6,601 Sedo
6. MyEvent.de 4,640 = $6,126 Sedo
7. Treppen.eu
("stairs" in German)
3,500 = $4,621


8. Ostern.eu
("Easter" in German)
3,200 = $4,226 Sedo
9. Bango.be 2,850 = $3,763 Sedo
10.  Today.us $3,600 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
11.  WebLoyalty.co.uk 1,750 = $3,418 Sedo
12. Wohnungen24.de
("apartsment24" in German)
2,500 = $3,301 Sedo
13. Pin-Mail.de 2,500 = $3,301 Sedo
14. CosmeticDentist.us $2,500 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
15.  Allibert.eu 1,650 = $2,178 Sedo
16. Deal.us $2,000 Moniker/ T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 
17.  WebRanking.eu 1,500 = $1,979 Sedo
18. Husbandry.co.uk 1,000 = $1,953 Sedo
19. VoipTel.com.ar 1,300 = $1,716 Sedo
20. Marx.us $1,250 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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