Jobs.ca Changes Hands in Blockbuster
Deal That Ranks Among the Year's Ten Biggest Domain Sales
Jobs.ca takes the spotlight this
week after being sold for $600,000 in the biggest Canadian
country code sale ever reported. Ogopogo
Media purchased the domain from Montreal's Domed
Technologies Inc. Ogopogo's founders, Shaun Pilfold
and Robert Montgomery are well known in domain circles. I had
more about this deal in a post in our Lowdown
section Tuesday morning (May 6).
We had a report of another major deal being
concluded for Win.com at a price of €1,000,000 ($1,533,180)
but non disclosure provisions prevent us from being able to release
the details necessary for us to treat this is as a verified sale
that we can chart.
In another strong sale RickLatona.com
moved SimiValley.com for $90,000 to take the #2 slot
on our new Top 20 chart. The AfternicDLS
had a very hot week, putting six names on the big board and
racking up three of the first six sales. Their roster was led by #3
YourChat.com at $35,200. Sedo.com
also had their usual solid outing with seven charted domains - more
than any other venue - including
#4 Bucket.com at $30,000.
By Ron Jackson
.Com claimed 13 of the 20 chart
positions and country codes took five spots leaving .net and
.mobi to split the final two openings. The tiny Pacific Ocean
island nation of Niue accounted for two of those highly
ranked ccTLD's, #9 CO.nu ($16,111) and #16 Info.nu
($12,500). Sedo sold both of those names, as well as a German
IDN, #15 Reisebüros.de
("travel offices" in German) at €8,100
Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, May 4:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. April 28, 2008 - Sun. May 4, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 6
(IDN) ("travel offices" 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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There were five more five-figure sales just
off the chart. Sedo had three of those including TSJ.com at $10,100. They
also sold a a pair at $10,000 each; 3GForex.com and Juegos.com.uy
(.uy is Uruguay's country code), which means
"games" in Spanish. The AfternicDLS also sold two
names at $10,000 each; MySofa.com and Cenotaph.com.
.Com Supporting Cast
As always there was a long parade of solid
four-figure sales. The AfternicDLS had the grand marshal in that
procession with MississippiNews.com ($9,400) and a
pair at $8,800 each; Tangerines.com and Necatarines.com.
They raked in $8,000 apiece for R3R.com and CamerasDirect.com,
while Atime.com added $7,000 and HDVideoConferencing.com
connected for $6,000.
BankingWorld.com deposited $5,800 while
TVChoices.com and TennesseeNews.com dispatched $5,500
each. eBusinessCenter.com banked $5,400, followed by a
six-name logjam at $5,000 each that included TTech.com,
Kiitos.com, HellDiver.com, Fivi.com, CertificationTraining.com
The AfternicDLS had 81 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to
you can check out in the table below.
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,888
Back at Sedo H-Art.com sketched out
€5,000 ($7,762), BankingWorld.com withdrew $5,800 and
WeatherClub.com cleared €3,500 ($5,434). PokerSpot.com
raked in a $5,100 pot, RunShop.com walked off with $5,000
and BangBangBang.com brought down $4,500.
RubberBracelets.com and Looted.com
locked up $4,000 each, Deprave.com drew $3,600 and
AssuranceMoto.com mined €1,990 ($3,089). VonSchmidt.com
and FEHU.com contributed $3,000 apiece while VocalWeb.com
clicked for $2,125.
At SnapNames.comLifeminders.com located $6,751, ApartmentNews.com
reported $4,100 and CaliforniaKitchen.com cooked up $3,219.
BeautyTherapist.com posted $3,010, WisconsinSexOffenders.com
dug up $2,433, KentuckySexOffenders.com cornered $2,054
and DailyContactLenses.com focused on $2,000.
At NameJet.comAllStarPoker.com dealt out $6,243, AmateurModel.com
posed for $6,200 and Pendejo.com produced $5,800.
Karavan.com drove home $5,199 and Bessie.com
brought $5,045. NameJet had 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $4,999. You can review those in the table below.
NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000-$4,999
Several sales closed from recent Moniker.com
live auctions. From the Affiliate Summitsale, KitchenLights.com
flipped on $8,000 and OrganicShopping.com paid
$4,500 at checkout. At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West FlatscreenTelevisions.com
tuned in $7,000, at the Casino Affiliates Convention SportsRecords.com
broke $3,250 and at Internext, DeepHoles.com dug $2,500.
At TDNAM.comArabicTelevision.com and Torched.com lit up $2,005
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
Roulette.mobi had the winning number in the Global
Contenders race with a $15,000 sale from Moniker's
Casino Affiliates Convention auction putting that domain at #1. The
runner-up spot went to Busy.net, sold for £3,302 ($6,517)
at Sedo. That helped .net sweep the majority of chart
positions, taking 13 of 20 overall.
.Org charted three domains, led by GivingTree.org
at $5,400. .Info and .Mobi each had two names
on the top 20. The best .info was OpenDomains.info at $4,000.
In the race among venues, the AfternicDLS dominated this chart,
taking 12 of 20 positions.
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending May 4:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. April
28, 2008 - Sun. May 4, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect May 6
There were dozens of additional four-figure sales
just off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the majority of those with a
list led by BetterHomes.net ($2,400), UnitedNations.net
($2,300) and a trio at $2,088 each that included Harrer.net.
CarNow.net and Bridgebuilder.net. Bolt.net
struck another $2,000.
The AfternicDLS had 28 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS Global Contenders Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
The AfternicDLS sold a couple of others
through Sedo; Server24.net ($1,775) and Edilizia.org
At Sedo, SantaFe.biz banked $2,400, Bracelets.net
brought $2,350 and Radwege.info raised $2,329. Dull.net
polished off $1,955, DSA.net notched $1,605 and
Queen.info enjoyed a $1,553 reign. Spielbank.com bagged
$1,456, Thorax.net swallowed $1,050 and BuyPhentermine.info
At NameJet, Pet-4-Pets.org perched at $2,350,
COA.org generated $1,655 and EPN.org added $1,600.
TWM.net nailed $1,200, BusinessCards.biz billed
$1,121 and UPM.net yielded $1,111. Frauds.net
discovered $1,110, PerfectWoman.net and RHL.net
each rounded up $1,001.
At SnapNames, Acquisition.net attracted $2,161,
Mufflers.net muted $2,000 and Kneipe.net closed
at $1,250. At Pool.com,
Hure.org hauled in $1,170.
The obvious winner in the Country Code
category was that massive $600,000 sale of Jobs.ca that
we told you about earlier. In fact you have already seen the first
six sales on this list in the all-extension section above. The first
ccTLD sale we haven't told you about is #7 Web-Services.de,
sold at Sedo for €3,750 ($5,822).
Sedo continued their customary dominance of this
chart, sweeping 17 of 20 positions. Germany's .de was the top
extension, taking seven chart entries. Canada (.ca), the European
Union (.eu) and Niue (.nu) each placed three names on the
Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack
up for the week ending May 4:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. April 28, 2008 - Sun. May
4, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. May 6
There were seven more four-figure ccTLD sales just off the chart
and Sedo had six of those including Gig.tv ($2.500), i365.eu
($2,100) and Direktversichert.de ("directly
insured" in German) at €1,012 ($1,571). They also had
a trio at €1,000 ($1,553) each that included Pneuonline.eu,
Infocredit.eu and Euro-Lotterie.de.
In an IDN sale at the DNLocal.com
forum, 绘画.cn (Chinese ccTLD) went for $2,000
and at the AfternicDLS, RapidRefunds.us returned $1,500.
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 protected].
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
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.