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September 17, 2014

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Rob Grant Closes Six-Figure Sale of TorontoRealEstate.com to Top This Week's Sales Chart

Rob Grant (who was profiled in our April 2008 Cover Story) has the world's best portfolio of geo-targeted .com real estate domains. Rob collected the latest dividend from his vast collection today (Sept. 17, 2014) when he closed a $140,000 sale of TorontoRealEstate.com that he has been working on for the past four months. 

Grant told us the Canada based buyer had also purchased OttawaRealEstate.com from him earlier this year. He added that to the best of his knowledge (and he is in a position to know) the TorontoRealEstate.com sale is the highest made to date for a geo-targeted real estate domain, easily  topping HamptonsRealEstate.com which was sold for $100,000. 

That sale easily took the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, eclipsing the next highest sale by over $100,000. AlanAdlari.com claimed the runner-up position with Kiralikaraba.com at $37,500, one of four sales they placed on the Big Board. 

By Ron Jackson

Sedo took the next four spots on the elite list and swept 13 of the 20 chart entries overall.  #3 Kiel.com led their roster at $25,350, followed by one of the highest new gTLD sales we've seen to date, #4 Baltic.cruises at $25,000. A second non .com gTLD made the chart with AlanAdlari selling #12 (tie) Muhabbet.net for $12,000

The ccTLDs turned in their usual solid performance, piling up six chart entries including four of the top ten sales. The largest of those was #7 HR.tv, sold at Sedo for $16,298, and #8 BusinessFinance.com.au, moved for $16,261 at NetFleet.com.au

The .coms ran the rest of the table, taking 12 positions overall. Flippa.com contributed to the .com charge with #14 FileBackup.com at $11,300.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 14:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 8, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 17, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. TorontoRealEstate.com $140,000 Pvt Sale
2. Kiralikaraba.com $37,500 AlanAdlari
3. Kiel.com €19,500 = $25,350 Sedo
4. Baltic.cruises $25,000 Sedo
5. 1151.com €13,100 = $17,030 Sedo
6. FXGlobal.com £10,000 = $16,300 Sedo
7. HR.tv £9,999 = $16,298 Sedo
8. BusinessFinance.com.au 17,869 AUD = $16,261 NetFleet.com.au
9. Wettbuero.de €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo
BS.tv $15,000 Sedo
Venzo.com $15,000 Sedo

Funbee.com $12,000 Sedo
Muhabbet.net $12,000 AlanAdlari
14. FileBackup.com $11,300 Flippa
15. Reformador.com $11,000 Sedo
FamilyBox.com $10,000 Sedo
Yurtdisiturlari.com $10,000 AlanAdlari
18. Inc.tv $9,500 Sedo
19. Akrep.com $9,000 AlanAdlari
20. Lorenzen.de €5,950 = $7,735 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 Top Sales Charts

Click Link Below for
The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

.Com Supporting Cast

Sedo led the .com supporting cast of four-figure sales with FKBT.com at $7,650, followed by ePayPro.com and Esome.com at $6,500 each. TrueSearch.com found $6,450, GoIsland.com went for $6,000 and Piaule.com posted $5,200.

Cryomax.com and Eatalynet.com kicked in $5,070 apiece with four others - FreshCard,com, My-Ticket.com, PersonalProtectionDogs.com and VJCP.com producing $5,000 each.

Sedo had 33 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,988 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,988
franciacorta.com $4,988   youarewelcome.com $2,800
badmachine.com $4,500 leasebuddy.com $2,780
paradises.com $4,500 amplifyit.com $2,500
nost.com $4,030 chefandco.com $2,500
relier.com $4,000 cloudpatch.com $2,500
aideadomicile.com $3,899 gkin.com $2,500
u-first.com $3,770 co1.com $2,499
cloud-agent.com $3,640 lunter.com $2,470
werkstoff.com $3,575 tinhtien.com $2,300
critizen.com $3,500 arkoh.com $2,000
blueelement.com $3,250 benefact.com $2,000
dot24.com $3,237 evolvemenswear.com $2,000
eurochange.com $3,055 leuchtbild.com $2,000
247dns.com $3,000 mannglass.com $2,000
eliotmanagementgroup.com $3,000 stormalert.com $2,000
normek.com $2,990 usedcostumes.com $2,000
atlasx.com $2,895   

Elsewhere, Flippa.com banked $3,600 for OrlandoTravel.com and $3,555 for Bidable.com. DrunkDrivingAttorney.com added $3,267, DroppedNames.com picked up $3,050 and BleachingCream.com attracted $3,000.

AlanAdlari.com kept their registers ringing with Yesilbisiklet.com ($4,686), Dogus.com ($3,800) and Ustarehberi.com ($2,500).

Also, GenericDomainMarket.com used Go Daddy Auctions to sell CareApp.com for $4,999

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were led by the six domains that qualified for the all extension leader board you saw at the top of this report (with four of those hitting five figures). The highest sale in this category that you haven't seen yet is #7 on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Thumbtack.co.uk, a domain that Sedo fold for $6,520.

Rounding out the top ten are Sedo's sales of #8 MyDentist.co.uk ($5,720) and Goedkopelening.be ($4,550) and NetFleet.com.au's $4,371 sale of #10 Film.com.au.

Germany's .de won a tight extension race with four chart entries followed by three each for Great Britain's .co.uk and Australia's .com.au.

Here is how the country code sales stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 14:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 8, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 17, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. HR.tv £9,999 = $16,298 Sedo
2. BusinessFinance.com.au 17,869 AUD = $16,261 NetFleet.com.au
3. Wettbuero.de €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo
4. BS.tv $15,000 Sedo
5. Inc.tv $9,500 Sedo
6. Lorenzen.de €5,950 = $7,735 Sedo
7.  Thumbtack.co.uk £4,000 = $6,520 Sedo
8. MyDentist.co.uk €4,400 = $5,720 Sedo
9. Goedkopelening.be €3,500 = $4,550 Sedo
10. Film.com.au 4,803 AUD = $4,371 NetFleet.com.au

11. Mbox.eu €2,999 = $3,899 Sedo
Hagel.be €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
Vendi.de €2,500 = $3,250 Sedo
14. Fuse.com.au 3,349 AUD = $3,048 NetFleet.com.au
15. Eat.us $2,700 Sedo
16. MobileTraffic.de €1,950 = $2,535 Sedo
Gevo.cz $2,500 Sedo
Zulu.co $2,500 Sedo
19. SowetoMarathon.co.za €1,900 = $2,470 Sedo
20. SpoonFed.co.uk £1,495 = $2,437 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were a few dozen more four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart led by NetFleet.com.au's $2,432 sale of CleanSkins.com.au. They added $2,327 for DAL.com.au and $1,149 for TaxReturnPerth.com.au.

Back at Sedo DildoPartys.de delivered $2,015, Solargis.cn secured $1,999 and Naan.co.uk contributed $1,956.

Sedo had 22 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $1,949 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000-$1,949
skater.nl $1,949   lebeninbewegung.de $1,287
omikron.gr $1,755 my-tickets.de $1,287
borchert.de $1,690 mytg.de $1,171
goal.rs $1,690 bueroshop24.at $1,170
yorks.de $1,690 eatme.nl $1,164
yourorder.de $1,625 ibr-seminare.de $1,105
commission.tv $1,500 dutchtech.nl $1,066
esport.es $1,300 vmstore.de $1,034
jooble.ch $1,300 765.in $1,024
schuhputzmaschine.de $1,300 carsales.de $1,000
dot24.de $1,299 lightup.me $1,000

Elsewhere,  Flippa.com fetched $1,300 for Photos.io

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)

Two of the week's three biggest non .com gTLD sales were new gTLDs with #1 Baltic.cruises booking $25,000 at Sedo and #3 Fire.glass lighting up $5,000 at Flippa.com. Sandwiched in between at #2 on this week's Non .Com gTLD Top Sales Chart is Muhabbet.net at $12,000 via AlanAdlari.com. A third new gTLD reached the top ten with #7 Boot.club bagging $3,750 at Sedo.

The #4 spot went to Guta.com who sold JIU.net in a deal that illustrated how helpful it can be to have a broker who is multi-lingual. When Guta.com owner George Hong (who speaks Chinese) saw a friend had put JIU.net up for sale he alerted the owner to the fact the name was not just a random 3-letter acronym. Jiu is also a Pinyin word that can mean wine, nine or forever in Chinese. George even found a Chinese buyer for the seller, securing a price that was about triple the amount of an average 3-letter .net.

The .nets easily won the extension race with 11 chart entries, followed by the .orgs with three and  .Club with two,

Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, September 14:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Sept. 8, 2014 - Sun. Sept. 14, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Sept. 17, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Baltic.cruises $25,000 Sedo
2. Muhabbet.net $12,000 AlanAdlari
3. Fire.glass $5,000 Flippa
4. JIU.net $5,000 Guta.com
5. Approved.org $4,500 Flippa
6. HUO.net $4,000 Sedo
7. Boot.club $3,750 Sedo
8. Filmler.net $3,500 AlanAdlari
9 PrivateSchools.org $3,250 Flippa
10. Celect.net $1,900 Sedo

11. SEV.net $1,850 AlanAdlari
12. Salad.info $1,550 Flippa
13. Autism.club $1,500 Sedo
14. YUH.net $1,490 Alan Adlari
15. Papatya.net $1,390 Alan Adlari
16. Camena.net $1,350 Sedo
17. TableTennis.org $1,100 Sedo
18. Pads.net €800 = $1,040 Sedo
19. Letafet.net $1,000 AlanAdlari

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 [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. 

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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