.Net Gives That Extension a Rare Win in This Week's Domain Sales
Things were a bit quieter in the
domain aftermarket this past week - no surprise since it was
also the biggest holiday week of the year encompassing Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day. Still, even though there were no six-figure
sales, it was a respectable showing with every domain on our latest
all extension Top 20 Sales Chart hitting five figures.
The biggest surprise is seeing a .net
at the top of the leader board. In a .com world that rarely
is the name that beat the odds and soared all the way to #1 with a $75,950
sale at Sedo.
That also ranks as the 7th biggest non .com gTLD sale so
far this year (the Non .com gTLD YTD Top 100 Chart is
the third one on the page that links leads to). With only one week
left in the 2011 sales season, My.net will undoubtedly finish the
year among that category's 10 biggest reported transactions.
Two other non .com gTLDs, both .orgs,
also made this week's elite list, with one of those, Avocat.org
($24,510 at Sedo) tying for a spot in the top five. The
ccTLDs also had three representatives on the Big Board, led by
Sedo's $22,575 sale of #8 Pay.eu. Sedo handled the
other two charted country code sales as well, scoring with #11 Sparkonto.de
at $16,899 and #14 DentalCare.co.uk at $12,392.
The remaining 15 places all went to .coms
(the extra spot on the Top 20 resulted from a four-way tie for the
final position). The leader of the .com contingent was #2 VintagePorn.com,
a domain that sold through HuntingMoon.com
for $60,000. Sedo filled the third and fourth slots with VIIA.com
at $58,050 and AllYouNeed.com at $45,000. They
went on to sweep 16 of the 21 chart positions, including nine of the
also rang up multiple chart entries with a quartet of solid sales
headed by #12 VRewards.com at $15,000. They also
accounted for one of the non .com gTLD sales that crashed the .com
party - #18 (tie) GCG.org at $10,000.
Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday,
DN Journal Top 20
Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 25, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 29, 2011
£49,000 = $75,950
€45,000 = $58,050
€19,000 = $24,510
€19,000 = $24,510
€17,500 = $22,575
€13,100 = $16,899
€10,000 = $12,900
£7,995 = $12,392
€9,000 = $11,610
€8,500 = $10,965
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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The AfternicDLS led the four-figure .com supporting cast with
Nutrition411.com at $9,975 and Derailed.com
at $8,000. BrandAfrica.com and LoveTennis.com
lobbed another $7,500 each into the till. Aadai.com
added $6,688 while Sanita.com cinched $6,000.
A step back was a six-name logjam at $5,000
apiece that included A2R.com, CarbonCreations.com,
CheapestApartments.com, InvoiceSoftware.com, MediTravel.com
and NART.com. The AfternicDLS had 79 more four-figure .com sales
ranging from $2,000 to $4,588 that are listed in the table below:
AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
Back at Sedo TollfreeConference.com and Canada-Coupons.com
clipped $7,500 each. CrowdFunder.com fetched
$6,500, Member24.com made $6,450 and Negabarit.com
notched $6,193. MotoHotel.com booked $6,192
and two others; TopClub.com and PopupBrand.com
brought $6,000 apiece.
Sedo had 27 more .com sales ranging from $2,000
to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:
Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
Elsewhere, HuntingMoon.com picked up $6,500
A trio of five-figures sales, led by Pay.eu
at $22,575 via Sedo, set the pace for the ccTLDs
this week. You saw all of those five-figure sales on the all extension chart above so
the biggest sale you haven't seen yet in this category is #4 Nedjma.tv
at $8,385 via Sedo, a venue that swept 19 of the 20 chart
entries. NetFleet.com.aukept Sedo from running the board by taking the #6 slot on our
new Country Code Top 20 Sales
Chart with Imagine.com.au at $6,905.
Sedo's haul included a pair of super short domains, Z.ag
and HOI.ch, that tied for #7 at $5,805 each (.ag
represents Antigua and Barbuda while .ch is Switzerland's
Germany's .de scored an easy win in the race
among extensions, claiming eight chart entries. .TV was the
only other TLD with more than one as it hit the Daily Double by
pairing #13 State.tv at $4,500 with the #4 sale of
Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked
up for the week ending December 25:
Code Top 20
Reported ccTLD Sales: Mon. Dec. 19, 2011 - Sun. Dec.
25, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 29, 2011
There were several dozen additional
four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the
vast majority of those including Pocztapolska.pl ($2,900), MadeInHeaven.de
($2,709) and RolandBerger.co.in ($2,690).
Sedo had 30 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging
from $1,000 to $2,580
that are listed in the table below:
Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,580
Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS sold ZenDesk.co.za
for $2,200 and NetWave.us for $1,469,
NetFleet.om.au moved TonerCartridges.com.au ($1,623) and BoobJobs.com.au
($1,201) and DomainLore.co.uk
sold MMG.co.uk for $1,163.
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.
The non .com
gTLDs enjoyed a good week with three five-figure sales reported
including one that ranks among the year's ten biggest in this
category. That is My.net, the #1 name on our latest Non .com gTD Top 20
Chart after a $75,950 sale sale at Sedo.
You saw all of those five-figure sales on the all
extension chart earlier so the biggest sale you haven't yet seen in
this category is an IDN, #4 Bücher.net, at $6,192 via
Sedo. The AfternicDLS rounded out the first five with USDA.net
The .nets won the race among extensions,
claiming 11 of the 20 chart entries - three better than the eight
racked up by .Orgs. The remaining spot went to#17
SpotOn.info ($2,500 at the AfternicDLS). Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the
week ending December 25:
.Com gTLDs Top 20
Highest Reported Non .Com Global
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec.
19, 2011 - Sun. Dec. 25, 2011 Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based
on Rates in Effect Dec. 28, 2011
There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure
non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by Sedo's sales of HomeLoanCalculator.net
at $2,000 and Hausderkommunikation.info at $1,935.
Stropdassen.net drew $1,677, Papier.net posted $1,500
and RoadShow.info returned $1,450. Sedo also scored
with Tachojustierung.org ($1,161), Informasi.net ($1,100),
Censorware.net ($1,012) and DaveElman.org ($1,000).
At the AfternicDLS SecurityResources.net locked
down $1,800 while Hemat.net and TTUS.net
delivered $1,688 each. Cloudberry.net banked $1,500,
TopStep.net rose to $1,488 and LetsHoliday.net landed
CodeBlue.org and TimeWeb.net went for $1,350
apiece while Excelencia.org generated $1,300. Individuation.org
and OnMyWay.org dispensed $1,288 each while ASLM.org
attracted $1,250. Yepi.net yielded $1,097
and two others; A4A.org and BlueCity.net sold for $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 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 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.