If Americans & Brits Spelling Was The Same, Would This Impact On Domain Sales As Color.Com Tops Weekly Chart

Domain Name Journal logoIf Americans could spell, the top selling domain name for the week to 5 December could easily gone for a much higher price. The domain, color.com, sold for $350,000 through Go Daddy to easily top the Domain Name Journal sales chart, almost seven times the amount the next highest domain name sold for.
Of course, “color” does not mean a lot to Brits, Aussies, Kiwis and other English speakers. And of course, should “colour.com” come up for sale, its value will be diminished because Americans and Canadians spell the word differently.
In an unusually big week for Go Daddy Auctions, the company sold four of the top ten on the chart, and four of the top 20. Sedo meanwhile only managed two of the top ten and eight of the top 20.
VideoProduction.com was the second biggest seller, selling for $55,000 and clothing.net third, going for $40,000.
Of the TLD extensions making up the charts, .COM domains accounted for 13 of the top 20, .NET five and .UK two.
The Domain Name Journal weekly chart of reported sales to 5 December is available at dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2010/20101215.htm.