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August 27, 2012

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Triple Threat: Three-Word .Com Goes For $260,000 in This Week's Top Domain Sale 

After a brief absence last week, six-figure domains were back in the spotlight this week. Leading the sales charge was Nokta.com's $260,000 sale of TripleCreditReport.com. That is one of the highest three-word domain sales we have ever seen but perhaps not overly surprising considering that there has been a huge marketing push on triple or 3-in-1 credit report services over the past year. Those services give their customers reports from all three of the major credit bureaus in one package. The buyer of this domain already has a new site up to take advantage of that lucrative market.

Also cracking the six-figure barrier this week was a very nice geo domain - Daytona.com - sold through Moniker.com for $151,395. The official city name is Daytona Beach of course, but a lot of people just refer to the popular Florida vacation destination as Daytona. It's a top notch resort domain and as such I think its an excellent buy for the new owner.


By Ron Jackson

Two more geo domains also hit the top ten, including RickLatona.com's $60,000 sale of #3 TarponSprings.com. Tarpon Springs is literally in our backyard. The population of the Tampa Bay area town is just over 20,000 but it is a charming Gulf Coast resort town (famous for its Greek sponge divers) that draws visitors from around the world. Also gracing the top half of the chart is #10 Staffordshire.com, representing a county in England's West Midlands region. That domain attracted £12,000 ($22,800) at Sedo.com.  

Sedo wound up placing six domains on the Big Board, more than any other venue. NameJet.com and the AfternicDLS each scored three times. The marquee name at NameJet was #4 HomeAccessories.com at $32,287 while the AfternicDLS roster was led by #8 (tie) EventsManagement.com at $25,000

After having a bit of an off-week last week, .com stormed back to take 17 of the 20 chart entries this time out. The remaining spots went to a pair of .orgs and a .info. That trio included #6 Website.org ($30,545), #11 Printer.info ($21,000) and #18 Irish.org ($14,826), with all three of those domains being sold by Sedo.

We are happy to welcome two new reporting venues this week, Eric Rice's DNCartoons.com and Recall Media Group's Bido.com. Rice, who recently started marketing names through his DNCartoons newsletter, made his first appearance on our elite all-extension list with #8 (tie) BetTheDerby.com ($25,000) while Bido debuted with #20 Dickinson.com at $12,000.

Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 10:


The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. August 4, 2008 - Sun. August 10,2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect August 12


Sold For

Where Sold
1. TripleCreditReport.com $260,000 Nokta
2. Daytona.com $151,395 Moniker
3. TarponSprings.com $60,000 RickLatona.com
4. HomeAccessories.com $32,287 NameJet
5. ChatFree.com $31,000 Pool
6. Website.org €20,500 = $30,545 Sedo
7. LiveWater.com €17,500 = $26,075 Sedo
EventsManagement.com $25,000 AfternicDLS
BetTheDerby.com $25,000 DNCartoons.com
10. Staffordshire.com £12,000 = $22,800 Sedo

11. Printer.info $21,500 Sedo
12. Bourbons.com $21,000 RickLatona.com
13. BargainHomes.com $20,201 NameJet
14. W2B.com $20,000 AfternicDLS
15. ePages.com $18,300 NameJet
16. YouGames.com $18,000 Sedo
17. RadioInfo.com $16,160 AfternicDLS
18. Irish.org €9,950 = $14,826 Sedo
19. GameLodge.com $14,500 Nokta
20. Dickinson.com $12,000 Bido.com

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.

There were nine more five-figure sales just off the chart and Sedo had five of those including WJA.com and StepOne.com at $11,920 each. RuggedLaptop.com racked up $11,175, Perfumeria.com sniffed $10,500 and Dpharma.com dispensed $10,430

DNCartoons.com captured $10,500 with IYL.com and NameJet notched $10,100 for FirstStep.com. D4B.com sold MakeBook.com for $10,000 and Escort.mobi attracted the same price in the Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East live auction. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker also led the .com supporting cast with their $9,500 sale of OUX.com at the DomainerMeeting live auction in Paris a few weeks back (the sale just closed this week). From their web platform they also sold DQF.com ($6,838), StarSightings.com ($6,088) and IPDashboard.com ($3,125)

At NameJet, EquineLaw.com landed $9,000, Sentimental.com sewed up $7,600 and HealthExam.com discovered $6,601. GoldBank.com deposited $4,999, DestinReservations.com booked $4,200 and CanadaHealth.com covered $3,910

FerrariCars.com and ClickHer.com hauled in $3,100 each while OrientialTrading.com (typo) added $3,000. BestPawn.com posted $2,923, Functionality.com fetched $2,800 and OzzyOsbourne.com bit the head off a $2,455 bat. ItalianHolidays.com welcomed $2,255 while Digiworks.com and CustomGreetingCards.com delivered $2,100 apiece. FloridaVoter.com punched in another $2,010

Back at Sedo GameOnly.com clicked for $8,000, and Mobiliario.com maxed at €4,000 ($5,894) while Cecam.com and HolyGrails.com grabbed €3,500 ($5,215) each. Sedo's premium site at GreatDomains.com kicked in $5,182 for Foal.com. Sedo had 21 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000-$5,000
iporntube.com $5,000   hotip.com $3,151
iresponder.com $5,000 dugu.com $3,101
fly-dubai.com $4,619 ibforex.com $3,000
ib-forex.com $4,470 justwords.com $3,000
freshnow.com $4,321 acmefactory.com $2,980
diac.com $4,172 callandplay.com $2,980
   fradin.com $2,980
dubaibrokers.com $3,725 balliamo.com $2,000
passportusa.com $3,725 enamora.com $2,000
usgoldexchange.com $3,725 forexstreets.com $2,000
bunnycam.com $3,353  

SnapNames moved a couple of 3-letter .coms, banking $7,750 for TYV.com and $7,250 for KYU.com.

At the AfternicDLS FindARental.com located $6,500, OutdoorRooms.com cornered $6,000 and TattooDating.com inked $5,500. AsianPacific.com produced $5,000, Only4U.com yielded $4,643 and Inaxis.com cleared $3,985. A quartet of names added $3,588 apiece. That group included Bretigny.com, GolfTheWorld.com, LASurf.com and SavvyConsumer.com

The AfternicDLS had 48 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can review those in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
accesso.com $3,500   uOpen.com $2,500
cyrp.com $3,500 winedecanter.com $2,500
holygrails.com $3,500 energyauditor.com $2,488
energyauditors.com $3,388 partnersinwellness.com $2,488
bestofthebeach.com $3,288 themusicmarket.com $2,488
beachviews.com $3,240 webdevs.com $2,488
Go2Security.com $3,000 bitbop.com $2,388
MyMOOLAH.com $3,000 userbuzz.com $2,288
roombookings.com $3,000 moneytroubles.com $2,188
yourmate.com $2,988 omanbusiness.com $2,188
freshnow.com $2,900 hotip.com $2,115
morland.com $2,888 jeffersonbeachmarina.com $2,050
planetwildlife.com $2,788 basketballnets.com $2,000
greencapsule.com $2,688 healthkey.com $2,000
landscapecenter.com $2,688 healthrite.com $2,000
xanth.com $2,650 holidaybonus.com $2,000
josephgroup.com $2,600 jobofferings.com $2,000
switchware.com $2,600 learnislam.com $2,000
colouranalysis.com $2,588 localdish.com $2,000
plasticandreconstructivesurgery.com $2,588 monstersonline.com $2,000
exportweb.com $2,500 promocional.com $2,000
gasmaster.com $2,500 purpleroses.com $2,000
rentorlease.com $2,500 RealEstateDotCom.com $2,000
satsys.com $2,500 snoozy.com $2,000

Back at Bido.com QVK.com cranked out $6,730, UTQ.com contributed $6,001 and Harlot.com lit up $5,145. CerealBox.com sealed $2,695, DomainTalk.com tallied $2,415 and DebtSpecialist.com spawned $2,356

Elsewhere DNCartoons.com landed $5,200 for Lanny.com and CasinoNine.com changed hands for $4,500 in a private transaction. 

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

The top three domains on the Global Contenders Top 20 all made the all extension leader board you saw earlier. We also told you about #4 Escort.mobi being another 5-figure sale at $10,000. The top GC sale you haven't seen yet is actually a pair of sales tied for the #5 spot at $7,000 each; AmericanHistory.org (sold by DNCartoons.com) and Umbrellas.net (sold on the AfternicDLS). 

.Net took 13 of the 21 chart positions (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final place). .Org claimed four openings with .info and .mobi getting two apiece. The AfternicDLS easily won the race among venues, claiming 10 positions but Sedo also staked a strong claim by sweeping the top three sales.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending August 10:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. August 4, 2008 - Sun. August 10, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect  August 12


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Website.org €20,500 = $30,545 Sedo
2. Printer.info $21,500 Sedo
3. Irish.org €9,950 = $14,826 Sedo
4. Escort.mobi $10,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
AmericanHistory.org $7,000 DNCartoons.com
Umbrellas.net $7,000 AfternicDLS
7. Calcium.net €4,100 = $6,109 GreatDomains/
8. LoseWeight.info $5,890 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
9. ForSale.mobi $5,000 Moniker/
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East
10. Chate.net $4,688 AfternicDLS

11. IllinoisDUIAttorney.net $4,000 AfternicDLS
12. Rise.net $3,700 SnapNames
13. ConsumerReviews.org $3,388 AfternicDLS
14. Rights.net $3,001 NameJet
Moped.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
BunkBeds.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
17. Cision.net $2,988 AfternicDLS
18. Sophocles.net $2,900 NameJet
MegaForum.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
MagneticSigns.net $2,888 AfternicDLS
Creek.net $2,888 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.


As always there were dozens of additional four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category. The AfternicDLS again has the lion's share of those scoring with Captives.net ($2,688), FileServer.net ($2,300) and PhoneSoftware.net ($1,968). WebAdvertising.org generated $1,963 and MSGroup.net ground out $1,888

The AfternicDLS had 26 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,888. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional Afternic GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,888
tsports.net $1,888   mydomains.net $1,200
loggers.org $1,788 medicaldoctors.net $1,180
only4u.net $1,775 adcs.org $1,117
jujuy.net $1,650 romacafe.net $1,088
reizen.org $1,600 begood.org $1,000
linden.org $1,550 guardians.org $1,000
OrlandoVacationHomes.net $1,500 happyhour.org $1,000
bridgeloans.net $1,380 healthrite.net $1,000
freechoice.net $1,300 nationalforests.org $1,000
whitecross.org $1,300 ores.net $1,000
commercialcapital.net $1,200 parmar.net $1,000
dogkennel.net $1,200 thelocal.org $1,000
exportweb.net $1,200 youthmarketing.net $1,000

At Sedo, Medicus.net notched $1,850, InSpirit.net inspired $1,800 and RedCherry.mobi chipped in $1,788. MedicalDoctors.net prescribed $1,758 while Catamarca.net and Tele.biz brought $1,639 each. Links.mobi mined $1,506, BigFatLie.org and TheLocal.org ladled out $1,490 apiece. MobileWeb.info went for $1,411 and EuroSex.biz unbuttoned $1,000

NameJet sold FFS.org ($1,860), GVC.net ($1,700) and MtSinai.org ($1,315) and added $1,000 for FindProperty.org. 

At SnapNames eMailAddress.net nailed $1,551. They also rang up four 3-letter sales with NLX.net ($1,130) and a trio at $1,030 each that included DZQ,net, FZQ.net and WJI.net. 

Elsewhere URLs.net sold Referenda.org for $2,600, Bido bagged $2,073 with Compete.net, DNCartoons.com drew $2,000 with WorldHistory.org and LouGehrigsDisease.org sold for $1,000 in the Moniker/DomainerMeeting live auction. 



Country Codes

After a big week last week the country codes took a bit of a breather this week. There were lots of sales but none of the big five-figure variety that we have seen in recent weeks. The top reported sale was a Polish ccTLD, Wczasy24.pl ("vacation 24" in Polish) that changed hands for $4,176 at Zlapane.pl. Legrand.us was close behind after bringing in $4,000 for PPCIncome.com

The #3 spot went to Antarctica.tv, a name that tuned in $3,735 at Sedo. Sedo claimed 17 of the 21 chart positions (the extra spot resulting from a tie for #20). This was a good week for Great Britain's .co.uk extension as it was represented by six names on the elite list, including #4 CheapVitamins.co.uk at $3,420.

Here is how all of the ccTLD top sellers stack up for the week ending August 10:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: August 4, 2008 - Sun. August 10, 2008
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. August 12


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Wczasy24.pl
("vacation 24" in Polish)
9120PLN = $4,176 Zlapane.pl
2. Legrand.us $4,000 PPCIncome
3. Antarctica.tv €2,500 = $3,725 Sedo
4. CheapVitamins.co.uk £1,800 = $3,420 Sedo
5. Red.fm €2,100 = $3,129 Sedo
6. CableAccessories.co.uk $3,105 AfternicDLS
3Minuten.de $3,000 Sedo
Actores.es $3,000 Sedo
9. TheClub.co.uk €1,945 = $2,898 Sedo
EXE.co.uk £1,500 = $2,850 Sedo
LoanCash.co.uk £1,500 = $2,850 Sedo
NextHome.co.uk £1,500 = $2,850 Sedo

13. Blogapuestas.es $2,610 Sedo
Elin.at $2,500 Sedo
Online.md $2,500 Pvt Sale
16. Smart.cc €1,650 = $2,459 Sedo
17. Ecksofa.de $2,300 Sedo
18. PetitPrix.fr $2,200 Sedo
19. Videocast.co.uk £1,000 = $1,900 Sedo
1.ly $1,800 Sedo
1012.at $1,800 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were ten more four-figure country code sales just off the chart and Sedo had nine of those led by Iton.pl ($1,520), an IDN - Dδnemark-ferienhaus.de ($1,500) and UMTS.eu ($1,050). The other six Sedo sales were for $1,000 each with that group made up of doors2manual.co.uk, grundstuecksboerse.de, ICQ5.de, IZY.nl, TravelControl.eu and WebRadios.fr

TDNAM.com added $1,105 for WIVB.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 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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