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A Non .Com gTLD and a ccTLD Top the Year's Final Week of Domains Sales With Each Hitting the 6-Figure Mark

Last week was the final week of the 2010 domain sales season and the year closed with a couple of unexpected guests occupying the penthouse suites. You usually see .coms leading our weekly Top 20 Sales Chart but this time around the track a .net took the checkered flag in first place, followed closely by an Australian ccTLD. Both of those domains cleared the six-figure barrier.  

The king of the mountain was OnlineKredit.net, a domain that Sedo sold for €100,000 ($131,000), making it the third largest non .com gTLD sale reported in the past year. As a point of comparison, Sedo sold the .org version of this domain in October for $36,400.

The runner-up spot on the all extension leader board went to Poker.com.au, an Australian country code domain that Moniker/SnapNames sold for an even $100,000.

By Ron Jackson

Though the normally dominant .coms were looking up at other extensions for a change, the world's most popular extension quickly made up for that by sweeping 17 of the remaining 18 places on the Big Board. The only other appearance by a non .com domain was made by #20 Forex.pro, a domain that changed hands for $15,000 through Sedo. 

Sedo wound up piling up 12 of the 20 chart entries, including the top .com, #3 Podnova.com at $90,000. That sale was a prime example of the incredible return on investment that is possible with domain names. The seller had acquired Podnova.com last June (also through Sedo) for a mere $6,192. Calling that a home run doesn't even do it justice. It is more like seeing Jose Bautista hit a home run in Toronto and seeing the ball land behind a fence in Miami!

With five chart entries, Moniker/SnapNames joined Sedo as the only other venue taking multiple places on the elite list. Chart honors also went to NameJet for #6 ePark.com ($30,600), MediaOptions for #11 MoneyMarketAccount.com ($22,500) and the  AfternicDLS for #12 InternationalFlowers.com ($19,558)

As we enter the 2011 sales season it is worth reminding you that the hundreds of sales we report each week is still just a fraction of the activity going on in what is becoming an increasingly busy domain aftermarket. Many of the biggest sales are subject to NDAs. If we could have listed all of those the charts would really be mind boggling. 

Larry Fischer, who has been involved in many major transactions over the years, wrote about that on his blog this week, when he also revealed that the expiration of an NDA allowed him to finally  report a $300,000 sale of LotteryResults.com that he made in 2009 (we will be going back and adding that sale to our 2009 Top 100 Sales Chart). Another example came from the AfternicDLS just this week as they had a $150,000 sale that they couldn't release due to an NDA. This is a much more common occurrence than most realize. Still we can learn a lot from the many sales that are made public, so lets move along and check out how the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 2:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 2, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2011


Sold For

Where Sold
1. OnlineKredit.net €100,000 = $131,000 Sedo
2. Poker.com.au $100,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3. Podnova.com $90,000 Sedo
4. IUHealth.com $55,537 Moniker/SnapNames
5. XeniaTchoumitcheva.com €27,000 = $35,370 Sedo
6. ePark.com $30,600 NameJet
7. ASQ.com $30,000


BIPA.com €22,000 = $28,820 Sedo
Eurobots.com €22,000 = $28,820 Sedo
10. KONY.com $25,000 Moniker/SnapNames


11. MoneyMarketAccount.com $22,500 MediaOptions
12. InternationalFlowers.com $19,558 AfternicDLS
TrendyPacks.com $17,617 Moniker/SnapNames
TrendyTuts.com $17,617 Moniker/SnapNames
15. Luxury-Hotels.com $17,500 Sedo
Kilometer.com $17,000 Sedo
Prudent.com $17,000 Sedo
18. MyWell-Being.com $16,500 Sedo
19. YAR.com £10,000 = $15,500 Sedo
20. Forex.pro $15,000 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 seven more five-figure sales off the chart. The AfternicDLS had the highest of those with Drupal.net at $13,700. Sedo piled up four more sales at this level; Ergebnisse.de ($13,100), Loans.asia ($12,052), CarInsuranceAgency.com ($12,000) and Chirag.com ($10,000). NameJet added two others to the five-figure club; SportsInjury.com at $11,152 and Push.net at $10,100.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with StayingFit.com at $9,997 and four domains that went for $9,000 apiece; FFactor.com, GhanaJob.com, Opinionated.com and XEE.com

InnoArt.com chalked up $7,205, Devotee.com adored $6,950 and BackPlace.com brought $6,550. Kinderen.com contributed another $5,486 and DisabilityInsuranceAgency.com drew $5,400. Sedo had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
bestwebhostingreviews.com $5,000   clymb.com $3,000
gridon.com $5,000 erve.com $3,000
polimax.com $5,000 websitemaintenance.com $3,000
tankcity.com $4,847 spagiftcertificates.com $2,900
rewardville.com $4,500 circl.com $2,750
wawc.com $4,040 dailycover.com $2,750
eventmaster.com $4,000 weitech.com $2,750
stylehero.com $3,650 ssrotterdam.com $2,620
megawood.com $3,600 priceguru.com $2,619
stomachexercise.com $3,588 community4u.com $2,500
livemagazine.com $3,500 globon.com $2,500
luckychannel.com $3,500 mvbox.com $2,500
mobilebaby.com $3,500 freedj.com $2,390
sc360.com $3,500 voning.com $2,300
superjeans.com $3,500 northcyprusproperty.com $2,000
dvdc.com $3,350 telemedicines.com $2,000
netchat.com $3,250   

At NameJet FindABook.com fetched $8,610, Ferdinand.com found $6,001 and CareInsurance.com covered $5,347. LightMeters.com lit up $5,000, Daishou.com captured $4,775 and VeteransLoan.com financed $4,700.

GeoSource.com, ToiletPartitions.com and Mercenaries.com mowed down $4,100 each while ForexSolutions.com sold for $4,055. NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
taxalert.com $4,000   aveno.com $2,600
kuafor.com $3,903 mobilebillboard.com $2,500
fosterhome.com $3,886 orei.com $2,500
tablettes.com $3,100 calstatefullerton.com $2,477
nationalparking.com $3,052 codegate.com $2,400
a1gp.com $2,900 motorhouse.com $2,311
addie.com $2,869 discoveryvacations.com $2,152
liveboxing.com $2,766 treeguide.com $2,105
g-r.com $2,706 wessex.com $2,102
7881.com $2,610 domainsoft.com $2,000

At NoktaDomains PerfumeDeals.com carried a $6,600 scent, RevenueDomains.com returned $6,400 and HowToPray.com produced $6,200. Nevresim.com rang up $5,000 while MergerIntegration.com and CreditCardProcessingCompanies.com deposited $3,800 apiece. 

Also at Nokta, Yastik.com yielded $3,000, Formuller.com delivered $2,800 and GolfTires.com gripped $2,750. RacingBetting.com banked $2,700, TattooModels.com showed off $2,696 and GraduationCapAndGown.com donned $2,200.

Back at the AfternicDLS, WorkingLinks.com went for $6,500, OACA.com kicked in $5,978 and LondonSightseeing.com attracted $5,800. Three others; LevelingKits.com, SOKY.com and Sonology.com secured $5,000 each. Bicyclette.com braked at $4,995, ResourceIntelligence.com uncovered $4,288 and OffGridLiving.com eked out $4,200

The AfternicDLS reported 43 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
rxrecall.com $4,000   yummilicious.com $2,420
the-globe.com $3,788 shoppersolution.com $2,404
lowenergydevices.com $3,500 stateschool.com $2,393
onlyeve.com $3,500 rxsupply.com $2,388
sculpturegarden.com $3,500 studioprint.com $2,382
verbel.com $3,500 studiesonline.com $2,322
animalproduction.com $3,388 euromania.com $2,300
bidwish.com $3,188 dsvending.com $2,239
dripfeed.com $3,100 pushreelmowers.com $2,200
5million.com $3,000 retirementblog.com $2,200
schoolscout.com $3,000 interpretertraining.com $2,188
smartmortgage.com $3,000 mainlounge.com $2,188
phdprogram.com $2,933 travessia.com $2,150
farmersweb.com $2,921 youthscience.com $2,135
childrenarespecial.com $2,888 bbqbriskets.com $2,100
crps.com $2,800 smithcorp.com $2,050
homedig.com $2,732 adnx.com $2,000
porteira.com $2,677 fivemillion.com $2,000
reaktiv.com $2,575 mailstorage.com $2,000
artden.com $2,500 performancepeople.com $2,000
mobilelawyers.com $2,500 recorderofdeeds.com $2,000
SolarChange.com $2,500   

GoDaddy Auctions also sold a group of domains that the AfternicDLS listed there as part of their expanded promotion platform. Below are those 16 domains:

 AfternicDLS/GoDaddy Auctions .Com Sales Between $2,088 - $4,300
mingdao.com $5,120   promotionalitemsdirect.com $2,688
strangetimes.com $4,788 kittencaboodle.com $2,540
saludmedica.com $3,388 globalpropertysearch.com $2,500
videodeals.com $3,188 aquaindex.com $2,488
look4me.com $3,029 nourishingsolutions.com $2,488
livingpeacefully.com $2,988 finallyfound.com $2,088
pharosinternational.com $2,888 theellisfamily.com $2,088
medonly.com $2,688 wedkiss.com $2,088

The AfternicDLS also partnered with Sedo to sell InfoScout.com for $4,480 and VideoBit.com for $2,320

Back at GoDaddy Auctions TheIndia.com clicked for $5,685, Arab6.com sold for $3,694 and RenewEnergy.com generated $3,000. BingoTimes.com tallied $2,556, HotTubSets.com got a $2,505 soaking and 9Irenti.com rounded up $2,238

Elsewhere an IDN円.com ("yen" in Japanese) sold for $4,026 in the IDN Event auction and Moniker/SnapNames sold GoOut.com for $3,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

A huge Australian ccTLD sale overshadowed all of the others on this week's Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That was Poker.com.au, a domain that Moniker/SnapNames sold for $100,000 in a sale that ranks among the 12 biggest ccTLD sales reported in 2010. The next biggest sale was Ergebnisse.de, a German domain that changed hands for $13,100 at Sedo. 

As they always do, Sedo dominated this chart, sweeping 17 of the 20 entries including #3 PO.st at $9,825. The only other venues able to break up the Sedo ccTLD monopoly were Innovation Central with #10 AdultMovies.co.uk at $5,038 and Moniker/SnapNames with an IDN at #20, Tarifverträge.de at $3,165.

As it so often does, Germany's popular .de TLD took the most chart entries with nine. Here is how the Country Code Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Jan. 2:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 2, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2011


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Poker.com.au $100,000 Moniker/SnapNames
2. Ergebnisse.de €10,000 = $13,100 Sedo
3. PO.st €7,500 = $9,825 Sedo
4. Folders.be €6,250 = $8,188 Sedo
5. Brief.in €6,000 = $7,860 Sedo
6. Luxusreise.de €5,650 = $7,402 Sedo
7. CPanel.es €5,000 = $6,550 Sedo
8. Smile.me $5,300 Sedo
9. Fahrkarten.de €4,000 = $5,240 Sedo
10. AdultMovies.co.uk £3,250 = $5,038 Innovation Central

11. Bookings.lv $5,000 Sedo
12. Builder.eu €3,800 = $4,978 Sedo
13. Fahrkarte.de €3,399 = $4,585 Sedo
14. Geld-Verdienen-im-Internet.de €3,399 = $4,453 Sedo
15. Heimatzeitung.de €3,000 = $3,930 Sedo
16. Stra.to €2,600 = $3,406 Sedo
Essbar.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
Kulturhof.de €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
Nextag.kr €2,500 = $3,275 Sedo
20. Tarifverträge.de €2,380 = $3,165 Moniker/SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen more four-figure country codes sales with Sedo accounting for the majority of those including Simpler.de ($3,144), Forecast.de ($3,013) and IOS.co ($2,800). They also sold Administration.ch for $2,620 and GothicRock.de for $2,619.  

Sedo had 28 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,500
supercasino.tv $2,500   galvan.es $1,310
eight.eu $2,194 lieferanten.de $1,310
boca.tv $2,150 söker.se $1,310
gilera.it $2,044 youlax.de $1,310
veoo.de $1,965 smartstart.cn $1,305
e.ht $1,950 schuettalm.at $1,297
drygoods.us $1,900 freeweb.tv $1,250
topacties.nl $1,704 y.tl $1,250
kombucha.ru $1,650 record.me $1,200
heimatliebe.de $1,520 krawatten-binden.de $1,179
music.mu $1,500 singlemilano.it $1,179
us.vc $1,488 stahlbau.eu $1,179
detectiveprivado.es $1,402 r4i-dsi-adapter.co.uk $1,163
eibi.de $1,310 offenebeine.de $1,048

A number of .US domains changed hands in private sales, including IMO.us at $2,000, FashionJewelry.us at $1,500 and GreenThumb.us at $1,020. Also, 4Taxes.us went for $1,500, 4News.us for $1,300 and 4321.us for $1,000

Elsewhere Moniker/SnapNames sold an IDN, Einbauküche.ch, for $1,559 and GoDaddyAuctions sold Play.cc for $1,500

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)

The non .com gTLDs closed 2010 on a high note with the year's third highest sale in this category - OnlineKredit.net at $131,000 via Sedo. The category also produced four five-figure sales that you saw in the all extension section above. The highest sale  you haven't see yet is #6 on our new Global Contenders Top 20 Chart - that is Shy.org, a name that fetched $7,800 through the joint efforts of the AfternicDLS and Godaddy Auctions. 

An IDN, #8 中国.org ("China" in Chinese), also made the top half of the leader board after changing hands in the IDN Event auction. That was one of seven .orgs on the elite list, but the .nets still claimed the most chart entries with nine. .Info was the only other TLD with multiple representatives. That extension hit the daily double with a pair of names that included #7 Pokern.info at $7,205

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Jan. 2:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 - Sun. Jan. 2, 2011
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 5, 2011


Sold For

Where Sold
1. OnlineKredit.net €100,000 = $131,000 Sedo
2. Forex.pro $15,000 Sedo
3. Drupal.net $13,700 AfternicDLS
4. Loans.asia €9,200 = $12,052 Sedo
5. Push.net $10,100 NameJet
6. Shy.org $7,800 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
7. Pokern.info €5,500 = $7,205 Sedo
8. 中国 .org (IDN) $5,250 IDN Event
9. Nourish.org $5,000 AfternicDLS
10. Hits.org $4,400 NameJet

11. Comune.info €3,333 = $4,366 Sedo
12. PlayTennis.org $3,588 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions
13. Articles.org $3,500 Sedo
14. GunsForSale.net $3,500 NoktaDomains
15. Vitae.net $3,351 AfternicDLS
16. EnergyEfficientWindows.net $3,000 Sedo
17. NN.org $3,000 Sedo
18. OnlineMovie.net $3,000 Sedo
19. Concentration.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
20. GoalPost.net $2,788 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddy Auctions

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Sedo had the highest of those with Drakensang.org at $2,620. They also scored with MoviesOnline.info ($2,500), SmartMeter.net ($2,325) and Waermepumpen.info ($2,184).  

Voucher.mobi added $1,965, Broker.pro provided $1,850 and 6N.org drew $1,350. Two others; Redinmobiliaria.org and Mediateurs.org went for $1,200 each. 

Back at the AfternicDLS ItalianFood.org downed $2,588 and Vatel.net notched $2,241 while two others; UsedRestaurantEquipment.net and Arrests.org cuffed $2,000 each

The AfternicDLS had 21 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,988 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $1,988
centralparking.net $1,988   broadnet.net $1,300
antiqueprints.net $1,830 keek.net $1,188
banknotes.net $1,788 outletonline.net $1,188
stopit.org $1,688 sapconsultants.net $1,180
whitedragon.org $1,688 inspiredlife.org $1,171
militaryschools.net $1,588 myhomework.net $1,100
riskpro.net $1,588 allsys.net $1,088
b2k.org $1,558 neuralsoft.net $1,088
powertrade.net $1,488 heslop.net $1,000
toplife.net $1,388 weatherforecast.org $1,000
oneofakind.net $1,350  

Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also used GoDaddy Auctions to sell Avgo.net for $2,188. They sold three others through Sedo; Tavoli.net ($1,688), GlobalSense.net ($1,500) and MensClothing.org ($1,400)

At NameJet the winners included Hyperlexia.org ($2,420), Monetization.net ($1,535) and IICAS-Unesco.org ($1,200). XTech-Conference.org added $1,101, StayWarmNH.org fired up $1,100 and JOO.net nailed down $1,010

Elsewhere GoDaddy Auctions sold UGC.net for $1,760 and Moniker/SnapNames moved Vorpommern.net for $1,188

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.

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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 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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