Country Code Domain Draws Over $118,000 in the Week's Top Sale
rang up a
gargantuan country code sale this week, collecting €84,000 ($118,440)
for Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in
German). That deal also ranks among 2008's
top ten ccTLD sales, landing at #6 on the year to date Country
Code Top 100. That sale helped Sedo piled up eight
entries on our new Top 20 chart, more than any other venue.
(Editor's note: we previously noted a press release from Sedo this
week that listed their sale of LI.com at $500,000 but that was
actually an old sale that was completed and reported last year).
Chad Wright's $75,000 sale of a
nice geodomain, SantaRosa.com, occupies the #2 position, then
Sedo pops up again with #3 Vector.de at €22,500 ($31,725).
That was one of five country code sales on the all extension leader
Five Global Contenders (non .com
global TLDs) also made the elite list, led by #4 Chocha.org, a
name that fetched $30,000 for NameAdvertising.com.
A pair of .infos also made the Big Board, led by #5 Strom.info,
sold for €22,500 ( $31,725) at Sedo.
chalked up two more scores for the geodomains with #8 Arizona.net
at $20,000 and #16 Biloxi.net at $13,000. Chad
Wright had another five-figure .net geo sale in the #20 position, Oregon.net,
has a nice run, posting there charted domains on the second half of
the leader board. Here is how all of the top sellers stacked up for the
week ending Sunday, September 14:
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 16
Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in German)
Tarife.info ("tax" in Turkish)
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 three more five-figure sales just off
the chart and Sedo had two off those; Champagne.me at €8,000 ($11,280) and
Doorway.com at $10,700. NameJet.comnotched $10,100 for Transcribe.com.
It is also worth noting Moniker's $23,456 sale of a matching
set; ModelLaunch.com and ModelLaunch.net (those can't
be charted because they sold as a package that did not break out the
.Com Supporting Cast
had the highest sale among the four-figure .com supporting cast with
eZimbabwe.com at $9,420. Their roster also included
Zakat.com ($5,010), FreeCriminalReports.com ($4,000) and a
pair of IDN's; السفر.com
($3,910) and السياحة.com
($3,500). BroadwaySeats.com brought $3,350, FreeCriminalReport.com
revealed $3,200 and GayZoo.com corralled $3,049.
Urlopy.com posted $2,263 and CityMusic.com
drummed up $2,050.
At Sedo, iRemix.com ($9,165), Gantt.com
($7,500) and Lingong.com ($7,050) helped polish the
bottom line. Tragaperra.com produced $5,922, EnglandShop.com
rang up $5,650 and Smsanonimo.com claimed $5,640.
Meagan.com made $5,100 and three others; 51Sports.com,
IPlayGames.com and MonogramCaketoppers.com pulled $5,000
MoneyHacks.com hauled in $3,900, HotFile.com
found $3,666 and Pizza24.com delivered $3,032. ExecutiveTrainer.com
earned $2,700, Fragrances1.com sniffed $2,650
and Estap.com dished out $2,600. VintageErotica.com
displayed $2,550, GeoSciences.com discovered $2,500
and InternetAdvertisingAgency.com billed $2,000.
Back at the AfternicDLS, BigSpot.com bagged $9,000,
Semantik.com captured $6,500 and AmericanConservative.com
contributed $6,000. ColumbiaDental.com drilled $5,500,
Pioneiro.com provided $5,000 and MattressPlace.com
marked down $4,820. Smile1.com cracked $4,788, CarpetsAndRugs.com
covered $4,688 and ConsumerDebtManagement.com
chalked up $4,500. MyMaintenance.com and USWheat.com
harvested $4,288 each and LightFlight.com floated $4,200.
The AfternicDLS had 74 more .com sales ranging
from $2,000 to $4,000. You can check those out in the table below:
AfternicDLS Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
At NameJet, Datester.com hooked up with $8,000,
Amphitheatre.com booked $6,400 and Niche-Gals.com
generated $5,432. ChicagoParks.com preserved $5,365,
ZNJ.com drew $5,299 and RealEstateTampa.com took
in $4,900. Synaxis.com sold for $4,612, NameVenture.com
nabbed $3,900 and WildRose.com plucked $3,534.
Landauer.com located $3,101,
Piba.com pitched in $2,900 and Saida.com secured $2,600.Jeeep.com dispatched $2,500, Shiz.com cleared $2,426
and FutbolForum.com kicked in $2,200. SCPG.com
and Bexco.com boxed up $2,100 apiece.
At TDNAM.comPokerPlace.com raked in $6,666, PlayAround.com
reeled in $5,004, Jotto.com dispensed $2,468
and AsianAmericanAlliance.com commanded $2,007.
At Moniker, ObsceneClips.com clicked for $4,375
and in a sale from the company's live auction at Internext BigBootie.com
backed into $3,500.
Eslewhere HuntingMoon.com moved JumboTube.com
($3,500) and CamBuddy.com ($2,000).
(.biz, .info, .mobi, .net & .org)
This was a good week for the Global Contenders with
a half dozen solid five-figure sales including five that made the
all extension leader board you saw earlier. The top sale you haven't
yet seen in this category is #7 Massachusetts.net at $8,100.
Still another geodomain, Portugal.info, followed close behind
.Net had the most chart entries with ten,
while .org and .info racked up five apiece. .Mobi
also got on the board with #9 Burger.mobi at $5,007.
There was one extra spot on this week's chart due to a tie for the
Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the
week ending September 14:
Global Contenders Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Sept.
8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Sept. 16
The AfternicDLS had the most chart entries with
seven and they piled up 27 more four-figure sales just off the chart
with a line-up led by Thema.net ($2,688), TheStation.net
($2,688), LowMortgage.net ($2,500) and SeniorHome.net
($2,288). FilmWeb.net rewound $2,100, WCMC.net nailed
down $2,059 and Fundamental.net focused on $2,000.
The AfternicDLS had 20 more four-figure GC sales
ranging from $1,000 to $1,900. You can check those out
in the table below:
AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000-$1,900
At Sedo Material.org generated $2,400,
Recepten.mobi managed $2,115 and Hotel-Reservation.org
blocked out $1,692. Therapie.org massaged $1,558
and Decho.net deposited $1,320.
TDNAM sold Kodownia.info ($2,400) and CensusRecords.org
($1,405) while NameJet unloaded Rhinoplasty.net ($2,002),
Feet.info ($1,610) and Assure.net ($1,500).
SnapNames moved five more in this price range; Algonquin.net
($1,202), Economics.info ($1,050), KSQ.net ($1,030),
Faceoff.net ($1,015) and QUK.net ($1,000).
Elsewhere MGS.info changed hands for
$1,200 in a private sale.
Country Code fans are celebrating the year's
6th biggest ccTLD sale, that $118,440 blockbuster at Sedo
involving Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in German).
That one and the next fivenames on the new Country Code Top 20 were
all featured in the all extension section at the top of this report.
The top ccTLD domain you haven't seen yet is # 7 UL.to (Tonga's
ccTLD), a name that sold for $7,120 at Sedo.
The conclusion of another premium .ca (Canadian
country code) auction at MyID.ca
made this a big week for that extension. Nine .ca domains made this
chart, led by Cookware.ca and EngineeringJobs.ca at $3,607
Here is how all of the
country code top sellers stacked
up for the week ending September 14:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Sept. 8, 2008 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2008 Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Tue. Sept. 16
Suchmaschinenoptimierung.de ("search engine optimization" in German)
There were 17 more four-figure ccTLD sales just off
the chart with MyID.ca and Sedo splitting up that jackpot. MyID.ca
continued to pile up .ca sales with Sleepwalking.ca($2,500), Smokers.ca
($2,099), Rashes.ca ($2,000), JFK.ca ($1,200) and TeddyBear.ca
Sedo scored with iTour.eu ($2,115), Torrent.ws
($2,008), JeuxVideos.tv ($1,904) and Arktik.de
($1,692). Eisschnelllauf.de and KanadaForum.de
added $1,551 each, AstroForum.de fetched $1,481
and three others; Apodos.es, BonusPrijs.nl and Referentie.nl
returned $1,410 apiece. Desatascosvalencia.es
tacked on $1,128 and Server.tv tuned in $1,090.
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 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.