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August 20, 2014

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The Domain Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up 

OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we've seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures, let alone six or seven. $35,000 was good enough to put Sedo's sale of DTP.com in the #1 position with two sales from the recently completed Hilco Streambank IP auction, Essentials.com at $32,000 and LOA.com at $21,000, filling the next two spots. 

Thanks to George Kirikos we did hear about a sale of Check.com that there is good reason to believe closed at or very close to the $1 million mark, but we haven't been able to nail down the exact number as inquiries to both the seller, the Synacor corporation, and the buyer, Germany's PB Holding GmbH, went unanswered. We would need to confirm the sales price with at least one party to the sale before placing it on our charts.

By Ron Jackson

Kirikos uncovered that sale while examining a release covering Synacor's 2Q-2014 financial results. While Synacor didn't identify the domain referred to in their report or give the exact price, George, using WhoIs history, found that Check.com was the only valuable domain they owned and that it had gone to PB Holding. Synacor's numbers also allowed him to calculate the revenue that could be attributed to the domain sale. 

Even with that blockbuster left uncharted (at least for now), the .coms were able to pile up 14 of the 20 chart entries. The other six all went to ccTLDs, left by Sedo's $10,000 sale of ElDebate.com.mx. They also accounted for three more country code sales with the others going to Flippa.com for #14 M.ag at $8,550 and NetFleet.com.au for #15 DebtConsolidationLoans.com.au at $6,184.

The non .com gTLDs were shut out as that category had, by far, their worst performance of the year. Only seven sales total were reported from that group this week with the highest of those being a meager $2,300 (generated by EWX.net at Sedo). 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 17:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 11, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 17, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 20 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. DTP.com  $35,000 Sedo
2. Essentials.com $32,000 Hilco Streambank
3. LOA.com $21,000 Hilco Streambank
4. STPL.com $18,000 Sedo
5. Experse.com $15,000 Sedo
6. MBET.com £9,000 = $14,940 Sedo
DroneRepair.com $10,000 Sedo
ElDebate.com.mx $10,000 Sedo
9. RHK.com $9,975 Flippa
10. 1SA.com $9,500 Sedo

11 Haus.co €6,990 = $9,297 Sedo
12. TXG.com $9,000 Sedo
13. ECE.nl €6,655 = $8,851 Sedo
14. M.ag $8,550 Flippa
15. DebtConsolidationLoans.com.au 6,649 AUD = $6,184 NetFleet.com.au
16. QZA.com $5,700 Sedo
17. GlassView.com $5,500 Sedo
ArtHaus.com $5,000 Sedo
Eyes.me $5,000 Sedo
TravelClever.com $5,000 Sedo

Keep in mind that these are the highest value cash only 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.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with CYSY.com at $4,800, FuelRetail.com at $4,750 and two others -  AspireMediaGroup.com and SOIE.com - at $4,655 each. QPWA.com added $4,150 and WABD.com went for $4,140

Sedo had 31 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
sourcetree.com $4,000   accelerationnation.com $2,500
stanguellini.com $3,990 bicao.com $2,500
infrasure.com $3,850 hvylya.com $2,487
jukkasjärvi.com $3,591 travelbody.com $2,395
livepic.com $3,500 blissimo.com $2,250
betse.com $3,325 onehive.com $2,250
sfox.com $3,320 planauto.com $2,000
motorsport24.com $3,250 spothub.com $2,000
oceancloud.com $3,244 clubjasmin.com $1,995
homla.com $3,000 gasse.com $1,995
dienstleister.com $2,982 cloud4you.com $1,609
datingtraffic.com $2,950 carevision.com $1,329
kerbo.com $2,920 jerkyrecipe.com $1,264
mrguide.com $2,660 kdrafting.com $1,164
geldsparen.com $2,659 ecoforests.com $1,064
dnserver.com $2,600  

Elsewhere Flippa.com sold Internally.com for $3,045 and DOPY.com for $2,500 while HuntingMoon.com moved SelfExposed.com for $2,370.

Country Codes

The country codes were led by that $10,000 sale of ElDebate.com.mx (and five more ccTLD domains that you saw on the all extension leader board above).  The highest sale from this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Baby-Markt.cn, a domain that Sedo sold for $4,665.

Sedo went on to sweep 18 of the 20 chart entries including #8 Pizzarias.com.br at $4,000. They rounded out the top ten with #9 Mvagusta.cn ($3,990) and DGG.it ($3,325).

One thing about this week's chart that jumped out us is as that 18 different TLDs have representatives on the leader board, the most ever. Only two extensions, Colombia's .co and China's .cn had more than one chart entry (they each had two). 

 Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 17:

Country Code Top 20
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 11, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 17, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 20, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. ElDebate.com.mx $10,000 Sedo
2. Haus.co €6,990 = $9,297 Sedo
3. ECE.nl €6,655 = $8,851 Sedo
4. M.ag $8,550 Flippa
5. DebtConsolidationLoans.com.au 6,649 AUD = $6,184 NetFleet.com.au
6. Eyes.me $5,000 Sedo
7.  Baby-Markt.cn €3,500 = $4,655 Sedo
8. Pizzarias.com.br $4,000 Sedo
9. Mvagusta.cn €3,000 = $3,990 Sedo
10. DGG.it €2,500 = $3,325 Sedo

11. Erborian.ru €2,490 = $3,312 Sedo
12. P.gg $3,199 Sedo
13. As.cc $3,100 Sedo
14. Maximo.tv $2,800 Sedo
15. Eureimporte.de €1,800 = $2,394 Sedo
16. Quinoa.ch €1,790 = $2,381 Sedo
17. Bedrijfsfilm.be €1,750 = $2,328 Sedo
CDK.eu $2,300 Sedo
Line.in $2,300 Sedo
20. SpeakEasy.co £1,250 = $2,075 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of  Plykanza.cn ($1,999), Wir-Packen-es.de ($1,995) and HootSuite.com.ar ($1,975).

Sedo had 23 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,800 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,800
casca.de $1,800   medes.es $1,297
intercon.de $1,796 cruise-ships.de $1,264
amora.ch $1,663 abholen.ch $1,131
casino.sv $1,596 legi.ch $1,131
wemeet.in $1,549 nautilus.co $1,095
creon.co.uk $1,500 geruchsbeseitigung.eu $1,064
fender.com.tw $1,500 nbb.eu $1,064
junior.es $1,330 oststeiermark.eu $1,063
körperfettanteil.de $1,330 studion.se $1,051
reiseversicherungportal.de $1,330 prometheus.tv $1,000
blue.is $1,329 translator.eu $1,000
efqm.co.uk $1,323  

NetFleet.com.au rang up three more sales - PatentSearch.com.au at $1,299, NightAtHome.com.au at $1,070 and YouthHostel.com.au at $1,069.

Elsewhere TLS.us changed hands for $1,177 in a private transaction and DomainLore.co.uk sold MVP.co.uk for $1,021.  

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

Non .com gTLDs (.net, .org, .biz, .info & others, including new gTLDs)

The results in the non .com gTLD category were astonishing (on the downside) this week with only seven sales reported from the whole group. The fact that Go Daddy/Afternic (who have a rich inventory of non .com gTLDs) are currently not reporting sales due to Go Daddy being the quiet period surrounding their IPO certainly has something to do with that but doesn't account for the almost complete absence of reported activity in this group.

In addition to having few sales reported, the handful that were were modestly priced. None of the reported sales reached even $2,500. EWX.net took the top spot on our Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart at $2,300 via Sedo with Patricia.net claiming the runner-up position at $2,200 through Flippa.com.

There weren't many horses in the chase, but the .nets still decisively won the extension race with four charted sales. .Club, .Pro and .Org each had one. 

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, August 17:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 11, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 17, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Aug. 20, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. EWX.net $2,300 Sedo
2. Patricia.net $2,200 Flippa
3. Erneuerbare-Energien.net €1,300 = $1,729 Sedo
4. Journal.club $1,500 Sedo
5. HotelBook.pro €800 = $1,064 Sedo
LOA.net $1,000 Hilco Streambank
Paxos.org $1,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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

Domain Name Industry Newsletter



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. 

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. 

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