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The final week of the 2008 domain sales
season was a short one with Christmas falling at mid-week
and shutting business down around the world. Given the timing it was a decent
sales week even though the volume of sales was understandably light.
heads the new Top 20 chart after closing the $275,000
sale of Floor.com (a name they auctioned off at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York). Moniker also closed another sale from that event,
booking $30,000 for #6 Hometown.com.
closed one of their biggest sales of the year to nail down the #2
spot with Modern.com at a cool $160,000. They had
another top five entry with MastersDegrees.com at $48,000
and wound up taking three chart positions overall.
Numeric domains continue to show strength
with 94.com changing hands for $81,000 in a private
sale. The buyer, Virtual
Network SA, already owned eight two-digit .coms (08.com,
22.com, 34.com, 44.com, 55.com, 82.com, 85.com and 92.com) so this
new acquisition will fit right in with their rare portfolio.
had another powerhouse performance, piling up 12 of the 20 chart
entries. Their string of hits began with #4 Toners.com at $55,600.
Sedo also accounted for four of the five non .com domains that made
the all extension leader board, selling two ccTLDs, a .net
and a .info. Their top seller in that group was #9 Money.eu
(European Union country code), a name that banked $20,005.
were the other venues earning chart honors this week. Latona hit the
target with #11 (tie) Arrows.com at $16,000 while
TDNAM scored with #17 Colleague.com at $10,005.
Another sale worth noting this week, even
though it was an active website rather than a domain only sale, was
a $3.85 million deal that saw YP.com go to YellowPages.comLLC. Blogger Michael
Berkens spotted the sale in the company's latest SEC
Here is how all of the
leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 28:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 30
Aktien.ch ("shares" in German)
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.
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Sedo led the .com supporting cast with Choctaw.com
($7,400) and Orkur.com ($7,200). Their hit list also
included AGJ.com at $6,200 and a pair at $5,000
each; MYIC.com and PIIE.com. ContentBroker.com
was close behind at $4,999 and LEFU.com added
Sedo had 23 more four-figure .com sales ranging from
$2,000 to $4,600. You can check those out in the table below.
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$4,600
In another trio of sales from Moniker,
PrisonBreakStreaming.com drew $7,088, PimpMySize.com
posted $4,949 and eHydroponics.com cultivated $4,575.
The AfternicDLS stepped back up to the plate with BabyBuy.com
and StocksPicks.com and batted home $6,000 apiece
with those. They also scored with HousePro.com ($5,900), CatalogsOnline.com
($5,788) and CouponsBlog.com ($5,500).
PetCostumes.com donned $5,000, Next3D.com
displayed $4,988, TestQ.com kicked in $4,688
and MaleIncontinence.com leaked $4,188. The AfternicDLS had 37 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At NameJet.comNewYorkShopping.com bagged $5,600, Cigarros.com
exhaled $5,322 and DoubletreeHotel.com booked $5,100.
Tippecanoe.com rowed ashore with $4,951 while AdrenalineJunkie.com
and KeyboardCovers.com collared $2,988 each.
CowboyArt.com unveiled $2,610, Buscando.com
brought $2,600 and ChampCarWorldSeries.com braked at $2,523.
K2K.com cornered $2,500 and Okaloosa.com landed $2,167.
attracted $4,001 for Svenska.com, VentureNames.com
pounded out $2,500 with DrumTube.com and CougarCountry.com
changed hands for $2,000 in a private sale.
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Hunk.Net hooked the top spot on this week's Global
ContendersTop 20 chart with the $17,000 sale at
Sedo that you saw on the all extension leader board earlier in this
report. Gas.info ($10,293) and SJM.net ($9,900) also
made the Big Board in addition to landing in the top three on the GC
list. The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is
#4 Acquire.net, sold for $6,500 by VentureNames.com.
The .nets ran wild this week piling up 16 of
the 20 chart entries. .Info and .org split the
remaining openings with two each. Several different venues shared in
the bounty but Sedo and the AfternicDLS led the way with 7 and 6
charted domains respectively.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending December 28:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 30
There were 23 more four-figure sales just off the
chart. TDNAM has the highest of those with Xeber.net at $1,627 and
they added $1,117 for PreventSuicide.net.
NameJet lit things up with Generate.net at $1,600
and they also moved Billboards.org ($1,445), Literary.org
($1,355) and Architettura.net ($1,300). ScienceCongress.org
legislated another $1,101 while Bifff.org banked $1,070
and Showgirls.net attracted $1,035.
At the AfternicDLS WallDecor.net notched $1,588,
Accro.net nabbed $1,488 and ReversePhoneLookup.info
found $1,200. UBay.net nailed $1,088 and two
others; Morosos.net and iLead.net located $1,000
Back at Sedo Managers.org made $1,550, StudentSuccess.org
secured $1,500 and PetDrugs.info dispensed $1,300.
Acquisti.net drilled $1,188, Alkohol.net downed
€840 ($1,184), LADM.net doled out $1,103 and Anecdotes.org
SnapNames also cashed a winning ticket with
Lottos.org at $1,105.
A pair of five-figure sales headline this
week's Country Code Top 20. A very nice European Union ccTLD,
Money.eu, sits on top of the chart after going for $20,005 at Sedo, a
venue that swept 20 of the 22 chart positions (the extra spots
resulted from a three-way tie for the final opening). They also sold
the Swiss ccTLD that took the runner-up spot, Aktien.ch
("shares" in German) at €10,099 ($14,240).
Both of those domains also made the all extension
Top 20 you saw earlier. The highest ccTLD sales you haven't seen yet
are #3 LegalCentre.co.uk at $5,760 and HorseRacing.hk
(Hong Kong country code) at $5,040.
TDNAM took the two openings that Sedo didn't claim,
scoring with a pair of .tv domains; #7 Descargar.tv
($2,904) and #16 Advertisements.tv ($1,615). Sedo also
had a .tv sale with #8 (tie) Fino.tv at $2,500.
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending December 28:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Dec. 22, 2008 - Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 30
In additional four-figure sales off the chart, Sedo
sold Segelurlaub.eu ($1,269), RockStar.us ($1,200) and
Rasierer.eu ($1,199). They also moved Incubate.co.uk
($1,152), Phone.to ($1,150) and Abspiel.de ($1,058).
TDNAM booked $1,127 for CheapTires.tv
and $1,004 for Paranormal.tv.
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 email@example.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 Domain Sales Center 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
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Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain
Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.