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September 15, 2013

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Pair of ccTLDs Sell for $750,000 to Help Non .Com Domains Take More Entries Than .Coms on Our Top 20 Chart for the 2nd Week in a Row

This was a very unusual week in the domain aftermarket. For the first time since we started tracking domain sales seven years ago, there are more non .com domains on our weekly all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart than .coms for the second consecutive week. Last week non .com's outnumbered .coms 11-9. The score was the same this week (in both cases the non .com contingent included eight ccTLDs and three non .com gTLDs).

The rise of ccTLDs in recent years has made this anomaly possible. The question is will this remain an anomaly or will it become a fairly common occurrence? This week's ccTLD charge was led by a pair of country code domains that sold for a stunning total of $750,000 to top our latest leader board.

Sitting at #1 is Poker.ca (Canadian ccTLD), a $400,000 sale that closed this week after the name had been auctioned off by Moniker and SnapNames in an iGaming auction last month. O.CO (Colombian country code) was right behind at $350,000 after being purchased by Overstock.com in a highly publicized sale that accompanied the re-launch of the .CO extension this week. Those two sales also rank among the three biggest ccTLD sales reported so far in 2010

By Ron Jackson

Four more ccTLDs landed on the the top half of the elite list, including #4 PW.ca, a domain that Sedo sold for DNForum owner Adam Dicker for $60,000. NoktaDomains got into the act by moving #6 StockCharts.co.uk for $48,000 while #8 Material.pl (Polish ccTLD) changed hands for $25,155 in a private sale. Material means "fabrics" in Polish and the domain was purchased by an end user in that industry. Still another ccTLD, this one a German IDN, Haushaltsauflösungen.de, landed at #9 with a $16,125 sale at Sedo, a venue that wound up sweeping 10 of the 20 chart entries. 

A trio of non .com gTLDs also muscled their way onto the Big Board, led by the AfternicDLS sale of #5 2012.net for $49,999. Hands.org tied for 10th after going for $15,000 through DNBA.org and another .org, #12 ElectricAvenue.org, got a $13,770 jolt at Sedo.

While the .coms faced their stiffest competition ever, they still acquitted themselves well with #3 Idol.com leading the charge for the world's most popular extension, banking $154,800 in a sale handled by Sedo. Only two other .coms made the top ten though; #7 Lolo.com ($37,000 at GoDaddy Auctions who sold the domain for NameCake's James Stafford) and #10 (tie) GermanFood.com ($15,000 at Sedo). 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, July 18:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 12, 2010 - Sun. July 18, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 21, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.ca $400,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. O.CO $350,000 Pvt Sale
3. Idol.com €120,000 = $154,800 Sedo
4. PW.ca $60,000 Pvt Sale
5. 2012.net $49,999 AfternicDLS
6. StockCharts.co.uk $48,000

Nokta Domains

7. Lolo.com $37,000 GoDaddy Auctions
8. Material.pl €19,500 = $25,155 Pvt Sale
9. Haushaltsauflösungen.de (IDN) €12,500 = $16,125 Sedo
GermanFood.com $15,000 Sedo
Hands.org $15,000 DNBA
12. ElectricAvenue.org £9,000 = $13,770 Sedo
13. ReduceWrinkles.com $13,500 Sedo
14. Cachorros.com €10,000 = $12,900 Sedo
Posteando.com €9,999 = $12,899 Sedo
Menasolar.com €8,900 = $11,481 Sedo
17. BigDogPoker.com $11,000 Sedo
18. ONZ.com $11,000 Pvt Sale/Moniker
19. Turks.nl €8,270 = $10,668 BliXem Internet
20. Innovationstag.de €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo


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 four more five-figure sales just off the chart, all through Sedo and all coming in at $10,000 even. Three of the four were ccTLDs as that category continued to blossom. The 10K quartet included CleanEnergy.ca, Groupon.com.mx, Leads.in and Handii.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with CollegeJerseys.com at $9,200 and also sold DCBingo.com and NYBingo.com for $4,304 each. StyleHub.com added $3,125 and LiveScors.com (typo) tacked on $2,645. Moniker's brokerage service also facilitated two private sales; NutraStore.com at $4,500 and IanTours.com at $3,000

Back at Sedo RACV.com kicked in $8,500, ONGS.com corralled $6,500 and two others; iSkate.com and iHospital.com dispensed $6,000 apiece. PlataformaArquitectura.com clicked for $5,900, TecGroup.com garnered $5,031 and five other names were in a logjam at $5,000 each. That group included AsiaBeauties.com, GagaWorld.com, GiftEmporium.com, Ocius.com and PlayForever.com

Sedo had 34 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,902 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,902
ofertahoteles.com $4,902   nothingonline.com $3,350
click2travel.com $4,515 ofertasvacaciones.com $3,300
pascard.com $4,515 mairies.com $3,000
be-live.com $4,257 spinwin.com $3,000
d-energy.com $4,000 partydating.com $2,900
gsmshop.com $4,000 yslparfums.com $2,838
o2j.com $4,000 frankreichurlaub.com $2,450
locately.com $3,940 magicsocks.com $2,400
soccerscarves.com $3,900 g-form.com $2,199
sportwettenbonus.com $3,870 storage-space.com $2,065
laptop-reviews.com $3,750 preisrechner.com $2,064
ekino.com $3,500 buroscanbrit.com $2,000
imaginar.com $3,500 fundeal.com $2,000
kingwine.com $3,500 jet24.com $2,000
loaves.com $3,500 scrm.com $2,000
remaxselect.com $3,500 socialdepot.com $2,000
espanha.com $3,367 proimmo.com $2,000

Nokta Domains moved MotorcycleLights.com for $7,600, EventPhone.com for $5,700 and GamingPortals.com for $4,400. Their list also included OnlineDatingReviews.com ($4,200) and Ofertasdehoteles.com ($3,900). 

Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com sold GenerateLead.com for $6,500 while the AfternicDLS sold SignPost.com ($5,250), InvestorCommunications.com ($2,588) and ProMaker.com ($2,200).


 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes enjoyed a wildly successful week led by the second and third highest ccTLD sales reported year to date - Poker.ca ($400,000) and O.CO ($350,000). Every name on the top half of our new Country Code Top 20 Chart reached at least five figures. Those have already been noted in the all extension section at the top of this report. 

The biggest country code sales you haven't seen yet are #11 CaravanParks.com.au (Australian ccTLD) sold by Drop.com.au for $8,877 and #12 FreeCasino.co.uk, sold at Sedo for $6,463. Sedo went on to sweep 13 of the 20 chart entries. BliXem Internet was the only other venue with multiple chart entries, hitting the trifecta with #7 Turks.nl ($10,668), #15 Daw.nl ($6,128) and #19 Donald.nl ($5,096). NL is the country code for The Netherlands

Here is how all of the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending July 18:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 12, 2010 - Sun. July 18, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 21, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.ca $400,000 Moniker/iGambling
2. O.CO $350,000 Pvt Sale
3. PW.ca $60,000 Sedo
4. StockCharts.co.uk $48,000 Nokta Domains
5. Material.pl €19,500 = $25,155 Pvt Sale
6. Haushaltsauflösungen.de (IDN) €12,500 = $16,125 Sedo
7. Turks.nl  €8,270 = $10,668 BliXem Internet
8. Innovationstag.de €8,000 = $10,320 Sedo
CleanEnergy.ca $10,000 Sedo
Groupon.com.mx $10,000 Sedo
Leads.in $10,000 Sedo

12. CaravanParks.com.au $8,877 Drop.com.au
13. FreeCasino.co.uk $6,463 Sedo
14. BetNet.it €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
15. Daw.nl €4,750 = $6,128 BliXem Internet
16. AirTickets.pl €4,500 = $5,805 Sedo
17. CasinoPortal.es €4,350 = $5,612 Sedo
18. Booking.li €4,000 = $5,160 Sedo
19. Donald.nl  €3,950 = $5,096 BliXem Internet
20. MyDesign.de €3,570 = $4,605 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo again accounting for the vast majority of those. Their line up included GoodBoard.de ($3,870) and two others at $3,825 each; OpenSesame.co.uk and ProofReading.co.uk. Segurossalud.es added $3,212 while Yeliz.de delivered $2,838 and GData.co.uk drew $2,599

Sedo 36 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,580 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,580
katzenklo.de $2,580   paydaylenders.co.uk $1,683
keukengigant.nl $2,580 blogcocina.es $1,290
turkijevakantie.nl $2,580 bonderite.de $1,290
lalala.eu $2,322 cossacks2.de $1,290
postshop.at $2,322 feeds.se $1,290
games1.at $2,063 justagame.de $1,290
games1.ch $2,063 futaba.eu $1,277
cotswolds.tv $2,000 avinstallations.co.uk $1,250
w8.de $1,936 günstigeenergie.de $1,226
30.cc $1,935 denkeensna.nl $1,209
acx.eu $1,935 beta.at $1,161
campershop.de $1,935 e-bikes.at $1,134
hall-of-fame.de $1,935 account.eu $1,097
wpm.eu $1,806 pfp.se $1,097
tweezerman.com.au $1,760 puzzles.de $1,032
merseyside.tv $1,750 gruppenfahrt.es $1,007
greencars.ch $1,742 beso.ca $1,000
imuk.de $1,689 fragranceforyou.co.uk $1,000

Elsewhere NetFleet.com.au sold GolfCourses.com.au ($2,610), Shooting.com.au ($1,740) and Euroa.com.au ($1,566) while BliXem Internet notched $1,419 for Vannispen.nl

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

For the second week in a row the non .com gTLDs had a trio of five-figure sales. 2012.net led the way with a $49,999 sale at the AfternicDLS that in addition to being the biggest sale of the week in this category is also the 4th biggest GC sale of the year. You saw all of the five-figure sales in the all extension section at the top of this report. The biggest non .com gTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #4 PremiumDomains.net, sold at Sedo for $7,500. Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 entries on the new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart

.Org has the most chart entries with nine, nipping .net's eight. .Info claimed two places with the final opening going to a .mobi.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending July 18:


Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 12, 2010 - Sun. July 18, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect July 21, 2010


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 2012.net $49,999 AfternicDLS
2. Hands.org $15,000 DNBA
3. ElectricAvenue.org £9,000 = $13,770 Sedo
4. PremiumDomains.net $7,500 Sedo
5. TrafficJam.org $6,700 Sedo
6. HKP.org $6,500 Sedo
7. Haartransplantation.org €2,600 = $3,354 Sedo
906090.net €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
Telefonauskunft.net €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
10. Cinemas.org €2,400 = $3,096 Sedo

11. Killer.net $3,001 Sedo
12. Maxter.net $3,000 Sedo
13. Americamovil.net €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo
14. OnlineTraining.org $2,550 Sedo
Barbecue.org $2,500 Sedo
NaturalStone.net $2,500 Sedo
17. Metric.info €1,800 = $2,322 Sedo
18. Salento.info €1,750 = $2,258 Sedo
Holiday.mobi $2,000 Sedo
PublicLiabilityInsurance.org $2,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were eight more four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Polycom.net at $1,683 and also scored with Bestellen.org ($1,355) and DiamondEngagementRing.net ($1,300). Ingenieur.biz brought $1,290, Dianabol.net nabbed $1,200 and Shoutout.net sold for $1,000.

At the AfternicDLS Freeon.org generated $1,210 and Tabligh.net tallied $1,000

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 Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive 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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