August 27, 2012

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Editor's Note: We are covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East domain conference in Hollywood, Florida this week so there will be no sales report this week. Instead we will do a double length report next Tuesday night (Oct. 16) to bring you completely up to date on all sales reported since last week's column below.

Atomico.com is The Bomb After $80,000 Sale on the AfternicDLS

Every domain on this week's Top 20 sales chart cracked the five-figure mark and the AfternicDLS wielded the heaviest weapon, Atomico.com at an even $80,000. That was one of five charted domains for that venue, a number exceeded only by Sedo.com's nine. Sedo's total included a pair from their GreatDomains site that ranked 2nd and 3rd - Subscription.com at $74,000 and HOO.com at $47,000.

Sedo also had the highest of four country code sales  that made the all-extension leader board, #4 Weiber.de ("females" in German) at €25,000 ($35,384). The .org version of that domain sold last week at SnapNames but attracted a high bid of just $1,261. Speaking of SnapNames, they placed a name on the top half of this week's elite list, #10 OnlineProtection.com at $19,000.

By Ron Jackson

Two domains from our Global Contenders category (non .com global TLDs) also made the big board, led by #6 Commodities.org, a name that fetched a solid $25,496 in a private sale. We also have an IDN (International Domain Name) this week, courtesy of Sedo where #13 Singlebörse.de ("singles exchange" in German) sold for €11,000 ($15,569).

.Com claimed 14 of the 20 chart entries. Moniker.com, who is gearing up for another multi-million dollar live domain auction at next week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference in Hollywood, Florida, handled the escrow for one of those #5 Boarder.com with the $27,500 sale taking place at DNForum.com. Incidently, since we will be in Hollywood covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference, we won't have a new domain sales column next Tuesday night (October 9). As always, we will come back the following week with a double length article to bring you completely up to date on what transpires between this column and the next report the night of October 16.

But first things first - here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 30:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 2


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Atomico.com $80,000 AfternicDLS
2. Subscription.com $74,000 GreatDomains/Sedo
3. HOO.com $47,000 GreatDomains/Sedo
4. Weiber.de
("females" in German)
€25,000 = $35,384 Sedo
5. Boarder.com $27,500 DNForum
6. Commodities.org $25,496 Pvt Sale
7. TVH.com $25,000 Sedo
8. Yoghurt.com €15,000 = $21,230 Sedo
9. Beware.com $20,500 Sedo
10. OnlineProtection.com $19,000 SnapNames

11. LiveTV.net $18,000 AfternicDLS
12. Twisters.com $17,000 Sedo
13. Singlebörse.de (IDN)
("singles exchange" in German)
€11,000 = $15,569 Sedo
14. MichaelONeill.com $15,360 AfternicDLS
15. AllBoats.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
16. Emigrate.co.uk £6,000 = $12,249 Sedo
17. Fileserver.com $11,000 AfternicDLS
 TinyGirls.com $10,610 Sedo
MyWidgets.com $10,200 Moniker
20. Sale.at €7,200 = $10,190 Pvt Sale

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. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

There was one more five-figure sale that just missed making the chart - Fancastic.com - a name that fetched $10,000 at Sedo. Sedo also secured $9,200 for PhotoModel.com and added €5,000 ($7,077) for LippenHerpes.com ("oral herpes" in German) and $7,000 for Wizi.com. Grams.com weighed in at $6,800, MySoul.com ascended to $6,500 and two others; Cyberfox.com and Botaniq.com booked $5,000 each.

Back at the AfternicDLS, Smatch.com drew $9,999, MailArchiving.com clicked for $7,260 and ShopGlobal.com gathered $6,000. HRGuru.com generated $5,100, HRPartners.com produced $5,000 and IndependentStore.com deposited $4,988. IceDiamond.com attracted $4,800, TutorCafe.com served up $4,200 and two others; SolarServer.com and AccreditedOnlineDegrees.com conferred $4,000 apiece. 

PowerTravel.com packed $3,900, Unibox.com banked $3,500, PrimeVideo.com and PhoneSurveys.com sold for $3,488 each and SchoolYear.com rang in $3,388. The Afternic DLS had 57 more .com sales ranging fron $2,000-$3,300 that are listed in the table below.

Additional Afternic DLS Sales Between $2,000-$3,300
ginc.com $3,300   loanbook.com $2,488
fundinggroup.com $3,300 performanceassessment.com $2,310
hotelalert.com $3,288 serviceinternational.com $2,300
thememory.com $3,200 nauticam.com $2,288
outsideofthebox.com $3,200 intentionalfoul.com $2,288
dividendgrowth.com $3,190 helot.com $2,288
scottishsalmon.com $3,088 seeyourself.com $2,250
minitalia.com $3,088 curti.com $2,239
digitalbuilder.com $3,000 siguro.com $2,200
scarfworld.com $2,988 findtalent.com $2,188
idmobile.com $2,888 botao.com $2,150
godtunes.com $2,888 filterlink.com $2,114
designertravel.com $2,888 smartlighting.com $2,100
bbsdirect.com $2,888 rkdcom.com $2,100
yourwindow.com $2,875 ventureit.com $2,088
studiodesigns.com $2,850 launchrelease.com $2,088
orangesystems.com $2,750 hanginout.com $2,088
extremewealth.com $2,740 drivingexam.com $2,088
countywines.com $2,688 casavip.com $2,088
MutualSolutions.com $2,650 storage-box.com $2,000
hubauto.com $2,624 preservativos.com $2,000
voteyesorno.com $2,600 ponta.com $2,000
internationalinstitute.com $2,500 hitmeister.com $2,000
cardsecurity.com $2,500 fortheoffice.com $2,000
buildingcommunities.com $2,500 dreck.com $2,000
rainpower.com $2,488 casualshirt.com $2,000
purplefly.com $2,488 boardvision.com $2,000
poweryourlife.com $2,488 baystone.com $2,000
miniu.com $2,488   

The AfternicDLS had 25 other .com sales over $2,000 that could not be released due to non-disclosure agreements and 300 more .com sales under $2,000.

At SnapNames, MortgageGuy.com delivered $8,252, LiteraryAgent.com landed $6,758 and MotorcycleGames.com braked at $6,000. Affluenza.com kicked in $5,972, DiscountFuneral.com dug up $5,838 and HBSS.com bagged $5,253. ConservativeSingles.com cornered $4,600, ShellSex.com socked away $4,309, Amati.com managed $4,200 and ApartmentLocaters.com found $4,000.  

SnapNames had 16 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,600 that you can check out in the table below.

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,600

moviecandy.com $3,901   naturegardens.com $2,901
pimplayout.com $3,690 λεξικό.com xn--qxaidbq0g.com (IDN)
(Greek for "dictionary")
useddesktops.com $3,600 videotel.com $2,605
personallending.com $3,506 aglassofwine.com $2,500
mangotrees.com $3,432 jipii.com $2,409
necro.com $3,300 glittergrrrls.com $2,276
inthebag.com $3,099 cycleshops.com $2,154
superjumbomortgages.com $3,000 bigboat.com $2,024

At Enom's Club Drop, Kano.com commanded $8,000 and Depress.com dispensed $4,800. At TDNAM.com, Vissor.com contributed $6,015 and EasyValley.com claimed $4,300. At Moniker.com, Workology.com sold for $6,250.

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

The top two domains on this week's Global Contenders chart also made the all-extension leader board you saw earlier (Commodities.org at $25,496 and LiveTV.net at $18,000). Another one, Panama.biz, just missed after piling up $9,907 at Sedo. Topic.org also came close after going for $8,999 on the AfternicDLS.

Half of the entries on the GC Top 20 went to .nets, including #5 Narutox.net at $7,771. .Org earned six positions and .info had three including #6 Numbers.info at $7,000. That same domain had sold at SnapNames in October 2004 for $2,050 so it has had a nice run up over the past three years.

Here's how the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending September 30:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept. 24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 2


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Commodities.org $25,496 Pvt Sale
2. LiveTV.net $18,000 AfternicDLS
3. Panama.biz €7,000 = $9,907 Sedo
4. Topic.org $8,999 AfternicDLS
5. Narutox.net $7,771 SnapNames
6. Numbers.info $7,000 Sedo
7. Stones.net $6,250 SnapNames
8. Dictionnaire.net $4,250 Sedo
9. Bananas.net $3,407 SnapNames
10. MadhattersIMC.org $3,400 SnapNames

11. TheBlackDog.net $3,300 SnapNames
12. LoanSolutions.org $2,800 AfternicDLS
13. MobileMusic.info $2,797 Sedo
14. Teneriffa.org
("Tenerife" in German)
€1,815 = $2,569 Sedo
15. Trachten.net $2,529 AfternicDLS
SchoolSupplies.net $2,500 AfternicDLS
MacauTravel.info $2,500 Sedo
18. Massages.org $2,388 Afternic DLS
19. Compatible.net $2,259 GreatDomains/Sedo
20. Havelock.net $2,250 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were were several dozen additional four-figure Global Contenders sales just off the chart. Sedo had eight of those including VPSHosting.biz ($2,200), JobsUK.net ($2,041) and Schwanger.net ($1,840). POH.net notched $1,712, VideoMagazine.org uncovered $1,540 and SeeYou.org spotted $1,250. Two others, iGame.biz and Cribs.biz brought $1,000 each.

At SnapNames, Cox.info captured $2,052, DLD.net drew $1,760 and SNO.net shoveled $1,715. MDRunning.net ran down $1,550, MortgageAmortization.net calculated $1,500, DistrictAttorney.net filed $1,054 and ICWE2006.org went for $1,050.

At TDNAM, Shojun.net sold for $2,142, XL4U.net nailed $1,455 and Polscicmu.net pulled $1,000.

The AfternicDLS piled up 22 additional four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000-$2,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$2,000

puredata.net $2,000   playbingo.org $1,488
icinema.info $2,000 ipnumber.net $1,288
registeredagents.net $1,990 compa.org $1,250
smoothjazz.org $1,888 realestate4sale.net $1,210
vintageclothing.net $1,800 youthconnections.org $1,200
cscp.org $1,800 tennisrackets.net $1,088
countryhouse.net $1,800 serviceinternational.net $1,088
ezsearch.net $1,688 heatingoil.net $1,088
dreyfus.net $1,688 apil.org $1,044
lucero.org $1,500 lucero.biz $1,000
cyberpress.net $1,500 compota.net $1,000

Country Codes

The ccTLDs enjoyed another strong week with four domains from this category making the all-extension leader board as well. The highest country code sale you haven't seen yet is #5 Meals.co.uk, a domain that served up $8,602 at Sedo, a venue that racked up 18 of the 20 chart entries. 

Germany's popular .de piled up nine chart entries to lead all other extensions. Great Britain's .co.uk and the European Union's .eu were next with three each. France (.fr) was the only other country with multiple entries, scoring twice. The other nations represented this week are Austria (.at), Spain (.es) and Honduras (.hn).  Here is how all of the country code leaders stood for the week ending September 30:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Sept. 24, 2007 - Sun. Sept. 30, 2007
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Oct. 2


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Weiber.de
("females" in German)
€25,000 = $35,384 Sedo
2. Singlebörse.de (IDN)
("singles exchange" in German)
€11,000 = $15,569 Sedo
3. Emigrate.co.uk £6,000 = $12,249 Sedo
4. Sale.at €7,200 = $10,190 Pvt Sale
5. Meals.co.uk $8,602 Sedo
6. iCinema.fr €5,300 = $7,501 Sedo
Doener.de €5,000 = $7,077 Sedo
iCinema.eu £3,000 = $6,124 Sedo
9. RRD.eu $4,250 AfternicDLS
10. Studentenhandy.de
("student cell phone" in German)
€3,000 = $4,246 Sedo

11. TechInvest.de €2,975 = $4,211 Sedo
12. Skyscanner.es €2,900 = $4,105 Sedo
13. LiveEntertainment.de €2,650 = $3,751 Sedo
14. Tea.de $3,600 Sedo
15. Diagnostic.fr €2,500 = $3,538 Sedo
16. Aritech.de  €2,500 = $3,538 Sedo
17. Sex.hn $2,800 Sedo
18. C2.co.uk £1,200 = $2,450 Sedo
19. Rechtsabteilung.de
("legal department" in German)
€1,550 = $2,194 Sedo
20. Wassertechnik.eu
("water technology" in German)
€1,500 = $2,123 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In additional four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart, Sedo sold i-Cinema.eu ($2,000), MarketingService.de ($1,984) and Derma.eu ($1,769). They also moved Korn.eu ($1,415), Bunt.de ($1,412) and Slogan.co.uk ($1,050).

Meanwhile SnapNames sold WO.ca ($1,999), Copier.ca ($1,799) and Amber.ca ($1,199)

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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