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December 12, 2014

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Bank On It! A 7-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart After Qatar National Bank Spends Big to get QNB.com

The high end of the domain market continued a nice run this week with a 7-figure sale topping our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart  (the 4th time in the past 5 weeks that a seven-figure sale has been reported). This time it was QNB.com a domain that Qatar National Bank purchased from a smaller Pennsylvania based bank, QNB Corp., for a cool $1 million. We had the details on this sale (that was brought to our attention by George Kirikos) in an article in our Lowdown section this past Friday (Dec. 5).

On Sunday evening George also alerted us to a new report in Inc Magazine about a big sale completed three years ago that has just now come to light (Elliot Silver also wrote about this in an article at DomainInvesting.com Sunday). The CEO of NutsOnline.com, Jeff Braverman, revealed that the company spent $700,000 to acquire the domain Nuts.com that they then re-branded on 2011. 

When large sales that happened in previous years are uncovered our policy is to add the domain to our Top 100 list for the year in which the name was sold. We have done that with Nuts.com which put it in a tie for #5 on our list of the 100 biggest sales of 2011. As always thanks to George for the heads up on these sales.

As far as this week is concerned it was a long way back from the million dollar QNB.com sale to the three domains that tied for the #2 spot. One of those was  Apps.mobi, a name that was sold by the Kadri Brothers (Nidal and Nassib) from Addora.com for $20,000

By Ron Jackson

That wound up being the only non .com sale on this week's leader board as the .coms went on to sweep 19 of the 20 chart entries, including the other two names that shared the runner-up slot, Flippa.com's sale of Chairman.com and Sedo's sale of RestaurantUniforms.com. Sedo also rounded out the first five with Newe.com at $15,700 as they went on to pile up 14 of the 20 chart positions.

Flippa also had a good week with four names on the Big Board, including a second top ten entry with #7 QXN.com at $12,101. Chart honors also went to Sol Orwell who picked up #15 (tie) PetScience.com for $9,000 in a private transaction.

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 7:

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The DN Journal Top 20 
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 1, 2014 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. QNB.com  $1,000,000 Pvt Sale
Apps.mobi $20,000 Addora
Chairman.com $20,000 Flippa
RestaurantUniforms.com $20,000 Sedo
5. Newe.com £10,000 = $15,700 Sedo
6. 5941.com £9,998 = $15,697 Sedo
7. QXN.com $12,101 Flippa
8. SpeedSchools.com €9,500 = $11,780 Sedo
9. Eyoo.com $11,000 Sedo
Deerberg.com $10,000 Sedo
ITMagazine.com $10,000 Flippa
LittleLetter.com $10,000 Sedo
PasionBesibolera.com $10,000 Sedo

14. Abilities.com $9,000 Sedo
PetScience.com $9,000 Pvt Sale
RCDrones.com $9,000 Flippa
17. Easemail.com $8,000 Sedo
18. GemSafe.com $8,000 Sedo
19. M-Studio.com $7,995 Sedo
20. CityLounge.com $7,899 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 eDonate.com at $7,850.  CleanCrawls.com and SnowflakeDB.com added $6,000 each while three others - GIII.com, Mobol.com and Votana.com - tacked on $5,000 apiece

ElectricDrive.com and Tiadora.com drew $4,999 each while Spille.com spawned $4,988. HelloHair.com combed out $4,836, CardioPet.com posted $4,785, and two others - KnowData.com and Meetrip.com made $4,340 apiece.

Sedo had 28 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,869 that are listed in the table below: 

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,500
etithe.com $3,869   alively.com $2,500
partytenthuren.com $3,744 calltrail.com $2,500
hchomes.com $3,001 indianstudent.com $2,500
coachingonline.com $3,000 lkiss.com $2,500
jobmove.com $3,000 880888.com $2,480
love2.com $3,000 yforex.com $2,480
peoplehq.com $3,000 kellerrealestate.com $2,377
kidsturkey.com $2,994 glowsafe.com $2,250
oquee.com $2,900 meetlab.com $2,119
theferal.com $2,869 interush-pe.com $2,100
rentmovers.com $2,800 americancinematographer.com $2,000
grüssgott.com $2,790 hablife.com $2,000
dronereviews.com $2,750 waywt.com $2,000
myretirementoptions.com $2,619 x2w.com $2,000

Elsewhere Richard Lees sold Everskin.com for $7,000 through Go Daddy Auctions and DoughDomains.com picked up $2,500 for SolarLead.com.

Back at Flippa Turnkeys.com unlocked $6,000, Siamese.com sold for $5,010 and Commuters.com clicked for $3,551. Semtex.com secured $3,500, Collarbone.com broke $3,000, Kyro.com collected $2,200 and TokyoTourism.com attracted $2,000

Country Codes

It was an unusually slow week for the ccTLDs who had no five-figure sales reported. That left the door open for Richard Lees to claim the top spot on our latest weekly Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart with Oyster.com.au, sold in a private transaction for $6,500. Golem.eu filled the runner-up slot with Yellowbird.eu at $4,959 and DomainLore.co.uk earned the #3 position with Mooch.co.uk at $4,340

Sedo rounded out the first five with Roligt.se at $3,720 and Cyclovac.de at $3,596. They went on to pile up 13 of the 20 chart entries. Chart honors also went to DomainAgents.com for #6 Ovo.tv at $3,500.

The European Union's .eu easily won the extension race with seven chart entries. Four other TLDs had two names each on the least board.  Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 7:

Country Code Top 20 Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 1, 2014 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Oyster.com.au $6,500 Pvt Sale
2. Yellowbird.eu €3,999 = $4,959 Golem.eu
3. Mooch.co.uk €3,500 = $4,340 DomainLore.co.uk
4. Roligt.se €3,000 = $3,720 Sedo
5. Cyclovac.de €2,900 = $3,596 Sedo
6. Ovo.tv $3,500 DomainAgents
7. Bunda.eu €2,375 = $2,945 Sedo
8. KShop.co.kr $2,500 Sedo
9. Stapler.eu €2,000 = $2,480 Sedo
10. Profuomo.de €1,900 = $2,356 Sedo

Dasein.eu €1,799 = $2,231 Golem.eu
Minder.be €1,799 = $2,231 Golem.eu
13. Brain.io $2,200 Sedo
14. Sip.io $1,999 Sedo
Stuart.eu €1,500 = $1,860 Sedo
Telegramme.fr €1,500 = $1,860 Sedo
17. MobileGaming.co.uk €1,499 = $1,859 DomainLore.co.uk
18. Pourmoi.fr €1,400 = $1,736 Sedo
19. Traumdeutung.eu €1,350 = $1,674 Sedo
20. UGV.eu €1,299 = $1,611 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several more four-figure sales off the chart led by Sedo's sales of Belong.co ($1,500), Piksel.nl ($1,494) and NDT.us ($1,488). Fleischlos.at landed $1,487, SystemRente.de returned $1,426 and TH.nu notched $1,350.

Also at Sedo IndianShop.com.au yielded $1,311 while Anmut.de and Wohlstandsicherung.de delivered $1,240 each. ElectricDrive.in plugged in $1,239, Dekofee.de attracted $1,238 and two others - YLD.nl and Zestra.ca - added $1,200 apiece. Another pair, AOI.be and Evar.nl, lured $1,116 each while Euro24.eu brought $1,100 and SRK.ae sold for $1,000

Elsewhere Flippa sold Crazy.me for $1,200.

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 non .com gTLDs were led by the category's sole five-figure sale -  Apps.mobi at $20,000, the second biggest sale of the week regardless of extension. Flippa filled the runner up spot on this week's Non .com gTLD Top 20 Chart with MortgageBroker.org at $6,850.  

Rounding out the first five were Sedo's $4,340 sale of #3 Joins.net and two more Flippa sales - #4 Area.info at $3,288 and #5 Deli.org at $3,500

Sedo accounted for 9 of the 15 sales reported in this category and the .orgs won the extension race with five chart entries. .Net and .Info were next with three each.  Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, December 7:

Non .Com gTLDs Top Sales Chart
Highest Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 1, 2014 - Sun. Dec. 7, 2014
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 10, 2014


Sold For

Where Sold
1. Apps.mobi $20,000 Addora
2. MortgageBroker.org $6,850 Flippa
3. Joins.net €3,500 = $4,340 Sedo
4. Area.info $3,288 Flippa
5. Deli.org $2,500 Flippa
6. 553.net $2,300 Sedo
7. Statistics.info $2,200 Flippa
8. Play.info $2,183 Flippa

9. Teldta.org $2,000 Sedo
10. Dampfreiniger.org €1,499 = $1,859 Sedo
CraftBeer.club $1,500 Sedo
MyFood.org $1,500 Sedo
Walk.club $1,500 Sedo
14. VC.asia $1,200 Sedo
15. WearableTechnology.net $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 [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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