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RealEstate.net Tops Trio of Six-Figure Sales in Big Week for the Domain Market

OK, recess is over! After taking a rare "breather" last week, the domain market was back in full stride this week, racking up three six-figure blockbusters and two dozen solid five-figure sales. The penthouse suite on our new Top 20 chart goes to RealEstate.net at a nifty $300,000

A new Australian company, Real Estate.NET Holdings Pty Ltd, acquired the marquee domain in a private transaction. The company was formed by a team that operates Rooms.net and Local.net. The company said it plans to extend its market reach and develop RealEstate.net into a worldwide agent solutions network, focusing initially in the U.S.

By Ron Jackson

The first completed deals from the recent Moniker.com live auction at the Internext Expo in Las Vegas were also announced this week and that event produced another six-figure sale  - BDSM.com at $295,000. Moniker/DomainSystems also sold one - Yearbook.com at $237,500. Overall, Moniker accounted for eight positions on the elite list (five from their live auction) and had six of the top ten, including #4 TeenModels.com at $80,000.

Sedo.com had their usual strong performance, placing four domains on the Big Board, including #6 MissRussia.com at $50,000. BuyDomains.com charted three times enroute to a huge week that included three more five-figure sales just off  the chart and hundreds of solid four-figure sales. Their Name Media sister company, Afternic.com, also had a nice outing with two charted domains, including #7 MyMag.com at $48,888.

SnapNames.com hit the top half of the chart with #10 Rumble.com at $31,283. The final opening on the all extension list went to #19 Newswires.com which was purchased by the owner of Macau.com for $15,000 in a private transaction. 

If it weren't for that .net in the #1 position (a sale that is also the biggest to date in 2007), .com would have swept the field this week. Here's a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 4:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Jan. 29, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 4, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 6


Sold For

Where Sold
1. RealEstate.net $300,000 Pvt Sale
2. BDSM.com $295,000 Moniker Auction at Internext
3. Yearbook.com $237,500 Moniker/ DomainSystems
4. TeenModels.com $80,000 Moniker Auction at Internext
5. GayPride.com $60,000 Moniker Auction at Internext
6.  MissRussia.com $50,000 Sedo
7. MyMag.com $48,888 Afternic
8. LiveVideos.com $35,300 Moniker Auction at Internext
9. Flashers.com $32,950 Moniker Auction at Internext
10. Rumble.com $31,283 SnapNames

11. Kwik.com $30,000 BuyDomains
12. TalentSpring.com $23,515 Moniker/ DomainSystems
13. CastIron.com $22,222 Afternic
14. Freo.com $20,000 Sedo
15. WesternShirts.com $19,000 BuyDomains
16. TheScore.com $18,300 Moniker/ DomainSystems
17. Bytes.com $17,500 Sedo
18. LasVegasLife.com $16,000 BuyDomains
19. Newswires.com $15,000 Pvt Sale
20. Neige.com
("snow" in French)
€11,400 = $14,794 Sedo

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

There were seven more five-figure sales just off the chart. SnapNames led that group with Fisheye.com at $13,711 and they also sold BabyHealth.com for $11,350. Two more in this category were sold by Moniker - one through DomainSystems - WeatherDerivatives.com ($12,000) and another through their live auction at Internext - SkinnyDipping.com ($10,000). BuyDomains booked three additional five-figure sales including D2P.com ($12,000), GoodWork.com ($10,000) and CellNumbers.com ($10,000)

Sedo's $9,400 sale of Kristina.com led a massive list of strong four-figure sales from our various reporting venues. They also sold OZB.com for $7,100 and Plantillas.com ("templates" in Spanish) for €5,000 ($6,489). ETK.com attracted $6,100 while Nobilon.com and MyCodesPlace.com drew $6,000 each. Also at Sedo, TotalHD.com took in $5,600, BBSoft.com sold for $4,923 and a one-letter IDN, τ.com, clicked for $3,651

Back at SnapNames, Quadruplets.com delivered $8,988, HomeCareNurse.com dispensed $7,700 and HudsonValleyJobs.com paid $7,101. GunClips.com discharged $6,700, PrepHoops.com hooked $6,200 and TopSearches.com found $6,150. KobeBeef.com brought $5,725, PaydayLoansQuick.com kicked in $5,102 and FCECU.com contributed $4,945.

GoAlaska.com and FunCams.com fetched $4,100 each while AssumableMortgage.com added $4,034. There was a trio of names at $4,000 apiece; WorkingPersonsStore.com, RentDubai.com and AfroFirst.com. Lalaguna.com landed another $3,933. SnapNames had 29 more .com sales between $2,000 to $3,500. You can see those in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,500
xn--2z1b67o3qg.com (IDN)
("video" in Korean)
$3,500   xn--fjqv0l.com (IDN)
("cola" in Chinese)
weddingcircle.com $3,500 maske.com $2,395
onthedayiwasborn.com $3,433 falsegods.com $2,395
lightworkers.com $3,422 lasvegasshop.com $2,372
wordy.com $3,279 greatbirthdaygifts.com $2,300
cuttingedgetechnology.com $3,211 worldhooters.com $2,270
xn--hxt033f.com (IDN)
("pharmacy" in Chinese)
$3,188 clownmask.com $2,233
calus.com $3,100 loding.com $2,222
xn--cble-boa.com (IDN)
("cable" in French)
$3,070 cityconfidential.com $2,222
scrapbookpage.com $3,018 chessclock.com $2,222
thechosen.com $3,007 warehousesupply.com $2,050
rxnews.com $2,950 phatpimp.com $2,050
westadult.com $2,900 cmdiskcleaner.com $2,050
arnoldpublishers.com $2,800 lifejourney.com $2,041
scubasuit.com $2,756  

At BuyDomains, WeatherInfo.com went for $7,500, ThePavement.com pounded out $7,000 and two others; TheDarkTower.com and IndianVideos.com captured $6,000 each. WatchesOnline.com stopped at $5,950, Expressivo.com sewed up $5,261 and DHDT.com corralled $5,100. Five other domains were in a logjam at $5,000 each. That group included StudentScholarships.com, JerseyHomes.com, CreativeFactory.com, Cefco.com and Abitare.com

Also at BuyDomains, LiveTheLife.com unlocked $4,688, Realationship.com returned $4,500 and three others; TechSaver.com, MDNow.com and Annabelles.com booked $4,488 each. DemographicsOnline.com dissected $4,200 and LifeAndLeisure.com kicked back with $4,088. BuyDomains had 78 more .com sales between $2,000 and $4,000. You can check those out in the table below.

Additional BuyDomain Sales Between $2,000-$4,000
thevirginmary.com $3,912   travelwindow.com $2,585
jochen.com $3,894 teamcalendar.com $2,500
usaproperties.com $3,650 mediastars.com $2,500
chainoflakes.com $3,500 justvoip.com $2,500
atthe.com $3,500 handmadecarpets.com $2,500
themusicnetwork.com $3,488 caluniversity.com $2,500
nextradio.com $3,488 5minutes.com $2,500
ehive.com $3,475 outofhome.com $2,488
b2bconsulting.com $3,388 kinsleyconstruction.com $2,488
nextmovie.com $3,300 freestylefootball.com $2,488
suncolor.com $3,288 stunners.com $2,450
smartcookies.com $3,288 maximed.com $2,300
peoplesecurity.com $3,288 gottraining.com $2,300
hallofbeauty.com $3,288 equitygate.com $2,300
informationsharing.com $3,200 boardmeetings.com $2,300
hotelsave.com $3,200 universal-home.com $2,288
centralelectric.com $3,200 simplestream.com $2,288
ribambelle.com $3,088 russianservices.com $2,288
healthexchange.com $3,088 reggaerecords.com $2,288
firesun.com $3,088 geogenius.com $2,288
briese.com $3,088 filmclick.com $2,200
starproductions.com $3,000 americanhomesguide.com $2,200
logobox.com $3,000 tasmanianwines.com $2,100
highvaluedomains.com $3,000 styledog.com $2,088
eyecarecenters.com $3,000 americanspeed.com $2,050
courtofappeals.com $3,000 workcompany.com $2,000
waypay.com $2,888 spamit.com $2,000
vanto.com $2,888 seattlemetropolitan.com $2,000
photosfree.com $2,888 screencaster.com $2,000
pcint.com $2,888 potomacgroup.com $2,000
artvault.com $2,888 mychildhood.com $2,000
moviealert.com $2,800 malebreastreduction.com $2,000
realitybites.com $2,700 londonliving.com $2,000
getextreme.com $2,700 internetlifestyle.com $2,000
shopwisely.com $2,688 happyhost.com $2,000
readytoretire.com $2,688 expressnetworks.com $2,000
freightlinks.com $2,688 digitalhorse.com $2,000
buyeco.com $2,688 digiforms.com $2,000
schoolplus.com $2,625 classup.com $2,000

Believe it or not, BuyDomains had another 287 .com sales ranging from just under $2,000 down to $350! At sister site Afternic.com, Milux.com tacked on $2,000

At GoDaddy's TDNAM.com, PhotoshopBuddy.com bagged $3,889 and ClickMeds.com prescribed $3,010

There were also additional sales closed from the Moniker live auction at Internext. BigKnockers.com netted $8,830, SexFinders.com secured $8,500 and NudeFriends.com uncovered $7,500. Opposites.com attracted $6,000, Cuffed.com locked up $3,750 and HollywoodEscortService.com extracted $2,250.

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

RealEstate.net was a runaway winner on the Global Contenders chart this week. The $300,000 sale was not only the largest in the GC category so far this year, it was biggest sale in any extension for 2007 to date. .Net dominated the chart this week, sweeping 12 of 22 positions (there were two extra slots due to a three-way tie for the final position). 

.Biz blossomed in the #2 spot thanks to the $8,000 sale of Traffic.biz at Afternic. .Org then stepped to the plate at #3, scoring the first of three charted domains for that extension with IHO.org, sold for $6,200 at BuyDomains. BuyDomains claimed 12 of the 22 entries to lead all venues. 

.Mobi is still seeing steady activity and put four names on the list, led by #9 iPoker.mobi, a domain that went for $3,050 at Sedo. .Pro also got on the board with #16 Photography.pro snapping $2,210 at Sedo. Here's how all of the GC top sellers stacked up for the week ending February 4:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Jan. 29, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 4, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Feb. 6


Sold For

Where Sold
1. RealEstate.net $300,000 Pvt Sale
2.  Traffic.biz $8,000 Afternic
3.  IHO.org  $6,200 BuyDomains
4. Propiedades.net $6,000 BuyDomains
5. RockAndRoll.net $5,510 TDNAM
Oned.org  $5,000 Afternic
Calender.net $5,000 BuyDomains
8. Sunrise.org $4,600 BuyDomains
9. iPoker.mobi $3,050 Sedo
10. Install.mobi $2,500 BuyDomains

11. BeachVolleyball.net $2,488 BuyDomains
12. IsoSpider.net $2,416 TDNAM
13. MDLottery.org $2,400 SnapNames
MDNow.net $2,288 BuyDomains
MailCentral.net $2,288 BuyDomains
16. TopChoice.net $2,285 BuyDomains
17. Photography.pro $2,210 Sedo
18. GlobalRisk.net $2,100 BuyDomains
19. CrazyFeet.net $2,041 BuyDomains
TVMall.mobi $2,000 Sedo
Sirm.net $2,000 BuyDomains
770.mobi $2,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were another two dozen four-figure GC sales just off the chart and BuyDomains accounted for 18 of those. You can see their additional winners in the chart below. 

Additional BuyDomains Global Contenders Sales
freediscount.net $1,888   livewell.net $1,400
campsbay.net $1,888 whiz.org $1,288
praying.org $1,860 seals.info $1,200
skyclub.net $1,688 quitman.net $1,200
mymag.net $1,688 muchos.net $1,200
mobile2.net $1,688 livepeople.net $1,200
thevirginmary.org $1,600 praetorians.net $1,100
livingproof.net $1,500 enterprisesearch.net $1,100
helptheplanet.org $1,500 agripro.net $1,037

SnapNames had six extra four-figure GC sales led by RollerBlade.net at $1,550 and ACL2004.org at $1,357. They also scored with MATP.org ($1,250), DBZ-U.net ($1,173), Celcee.org ($1,050) and 3rdSportsGames.org ($1,000).  

Country Codes

Great Britain's .co.uk was back on top of the Country Code chart this week with Everyone.co.uk leading the pack after a £3,877 ($7,640) sale at Sedo, a venue that walked off with 14 of the 20 chart entries. .co.uk had more than any other extension with five, including #4 WoodenToys.co.uk at $4,388

Seychelles country code .sc made a rare chart appearance this week with the $7,000 sale of #2 MyrtleBeach.sc at Afternic. Germany's .de and Canada's .ca each charted four domains. #3 MediaShop.de led the .de contingent with a €4,500 ($5,841) sale at Sedo. The top .ca was #8 AutoFinance.ca, sold for $3,651 at Pool.com.

The European Union's .eu was represented three times, with #5 Technologica.eu leading the way at $3,974 at InternetProperties.eu. Spain's .es was the only other extension with multiple entries, scoring twice. India's .in got a solo entry with #12 Marketplace.in at €1,500 ($1,947).

Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending February 4:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Jan. 29, 2007 - Sun. Feb. 4, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 6


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Everyone.co.uk £3,877 = $7,640 Sedo
2.  MyrtleBeach.sc $7,000 Afternic
3. MediaShop.de  €4,500 = $5,841 Sedo
4. WoodenToys.co.uk $4,388 Sedo
5. Technologica.eu $3,974 InternetProperties.eu
6. PokerBundesliga.de €3,000 = $3,894 Sedo
7. Guarra.es €2,900 = $3,763 Sedo
8. AutoFinance.ca $3,651 Pool
9. NewLove.co.uk €2,000 = $2,596 Sedo
10. SearsCanada.ca $2,406 Pool

11. Calculus.ca $2,050 Pool
12. Marketplace.in €1,500 = $1,947 Sedo
Implantologie.eu €1,250 = $1,622 Sedo
("newspaper" in Spanish)
€1,250 = $1,622 Sedo
15. JobsWest.ca $1,500 Pool
16. ClickInsurance.co.uk £720 = $1,419 Sedo
17. Zeche.de €1,050 = $1,363 Sedo
18. Intersan.eu €1,001 = $1,299 Sedo
19. PokerMania.de €1,000 = $1,298 Sedo
20. BarGuide.co.uk €900 = $1,168 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were eight more four-figure sales just off the ccTLD chart. Sedo accounted for six of those including Rebel.tv ($1,100), Veoda.co.uk ($1,100) and ShopTime.de ($1,038). They also sold three others for $1,000 each; Wrap.co.in, GoneGambling.co.uk and e-Bay.in.

Pool accounted for the other four-figure sales with SexDrive.ca at $1,150 and NakedGirls.ca at $1,011.

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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