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Four Six-Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart

Domain Name Journal logoFour six-figure domain name sales topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 February, with malls.com selling for $320,000 through MostWantedDomains and Sedo topping the chart.

Second was bitcoinwallet.com which sold for $250,000 in a private sale, while third was dl.com which sold for $210,689 through HilcoStreambank and fourth was another .com domain, cornerstonehomes.com, which sold for $150,000 through Sedo.

Overall there were 15 .com domains on the top 21 (a three-way tie for nineteenth place), three for .org, two for .co.uk and one for .de.

On the sales marketplaces, Sedo had a hand in eight sales and GoDaddy/Afternic six.

To read more on the top reported sales for the week to 9 February compiled by Domain Name Journal, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140219.htm.

Second Week In A Row For Trio Of Six Figure Domain Sales

Domain Name Journal logoFor the second week in a row, three six-figure domain name sales top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 26 January (Australia Day for those who didn’t now!), with wan.com topping the chart, selling for $800,000 in a private sale. “Wan” is Chinese for “play”.

Coming in second was true.com, which sold for $350,000 through Sedo while wan.cn came in third, selling for CNY1,502,000 ($247,830) through eName in a .CN Registry Auction.

Overall there were 15 .com sales in the top 20, including positions 11 through 20. Other TLDs were one each for .cn, .net, .co.uk, .tv and .at.

And on the sales marketplace, there were nine sales through Sedo and five through GoDaddy/Afternic.

To check out the chart in full, go to:
dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140205.htm

Domain Aftermarket Gets Moving With Three Six Figure Sales In A Fortnight

Domain Name Journal logoIt was for a fortnight and there were 40 sales for the latest Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales, but it saw 2014 get moving with a trio of six figure sales, and a further sale of $98,000.

The top sale in the fortnight to 19 January was teamwork.com which sold for a very nice $650,000 in a private sale. Second was game.cn, which sold for RMB3,098,000 ($512,307) in an auction conducted by CNNIC while third was lgg.com, selling for     $175,000 in another private sale. Coming in just under the six figure mark was another three character .com domain, jct.com, which sold for $98,000 through Sedo.

In sales outlets, Sedo topped the chart with 24 sales and then GoDaddy/Afternic with nine sales.

And on the TLD side, there were 27 .com sales as well as five .de, two .cn, and one each for .dk, .biz, .org, .nl, .net and .co.

To check out the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 19 January, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140129.htm.

Canadian ccTLD Sale Tops First Weekly Chart

Domain Name Journal logoDomain name sales have eased their way into 2014 with the top reported sale in the first week of 2014 being ia.ca, selling for C$63,000 ($58,590) through ExcellentDomains.ca.

Second was the catchy, to a non-Chinese pair of ears, xiaoxiao.com, selling for $51,688 through NameJet while onbroadway.com came in third selling for a very nice $50,000 through DomainPortfolioServices.

It was a good week for NameJet, taking out 11 of the top 20 sales, while GoDaddy/Afternic took out four and in a very quiet week for Sedo, they were responsible for two sales.

On the TLD side of things, .com took out 18 places on the top 20 chart, while there was one each for .ca and .org.

To check out Domain Name Journal’s complete list of top reported sales for the week ending 5 January, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140115.htm.

Large Domain Name Sales Go On Christmas Holidays

Domain Name Journal logoThe final Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for 2013 sees a slow week with the top sale being msc.com, which sold for €35,000 ($47,600) through Sedo.

Second and third for the week were nu.com.br and folia.com, selling for $45,000 and $37,500 through Sedo and GoDaddy/Afternic respectively.

But there were 30 five-figure sales for the week even if there were no six-figure sales.

In the week ending 29 December, there were 15 .com sales in the top 20 along with one each for .com.br, .de, .cn, .biz and .net. And Sedo was responsible for 13 sales while the GoDaddy/Afternic tie up was responsible for another six.

To check out the final Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for 2013, go to:
dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20140108.htm

Late Blast As Christmas Approached With Domain Sales

Domain Name Journal logoA trio of six figure sales topped the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the week ending 8 December, with fix.com topping the chart in a $850,000 sale through WebsiteProperties.

The other two, sandwich.com and 1001.com, sold for $137,500 and $100,000 respectively, were sold through Sedo.

Sedo topped the chart with ten sales for the week while the GoDaddy/Afternic tie up managed nine sales.

On the TLD side of things .com dominated with 17 of the top 20 sales while there was one each for .es, .cc and .org.

To check out the chart in full, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131218.htm.

88888.COM Almost Breaks Quarter Million Dollars

Domain Name Journal logo88888.com sold for $245,000 to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 24 November brokered by DomainNameSales.

The sale was the only six figure sale for the week with second and place going to 3dprinter.net, which sold for $60,000 and routes.com $50,000, with both sales brokered by Sedo.

Overall DomainNameSales was responsible for the most sales on the top 20 chart, including two in conjunction with GoDaddy/Afternic while there were six sales for Sedo and two for MostWantedDomains.

On the TLD side of things there were 17 .com sales, two .net and a solitary .co domains.

To check out the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the week ending 24 November, go to: dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131204.htm.

Mega…ish Sale For Mega.co

Domain Name Journal logoMega.co turned into the week’s biggest domain name sale on the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the week to 17 November, selling for $60,000 through RocketName to the New Zealand-based cloud storage service that has Kim Dotcom as its Principal Strategist.

In a week that, for the last couple of months, unusually had no six figure sales, the second biggest sale was for bix.com, selling for $46,000 through Sedo while Kentwood.com sold for $40,000 in a private sale.

On the TLD side of things there were 15 .com sales in the top 21, where there was a six-way tie for 16th place, two .com.br sales and one each for .co, .de, .la and .it.

For the sales outlet, Sedo topped with 13 sales including one in conjunction with GoDaddy/Afternic, who had five sales by themselves.

For more information on the top reported sales for the week ending 17 November, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131127.htm.

KK.com Blitzes Weekly Sales Chart To Become Year’s Second Biggest

Domain Name Journal logoKK.com creamed the competition in the Domain Name Journal weekly sales chart for the week ending 10 November, selling for $2,400,000 through Moniker/SnapNames to easily eclipse the next biggest sale that would normally have topped the charts, ride.com, which sold for $325,000 through DomainNameSales.

Third place was taken by lsn.com, selling for $100,000 through Moniker/SnapNames.

The sale of kk.com was the year’s second biggest to date, being topped by ig.com, which sold for $4,700,000 in September.

DomainNameSales had a hand in eight sales for the week, two of which were in conjunction with GoDaddy/Afternic, who had another two sales on their own. Sedo was responsible for five sales, while Moniker/SnapNames was responsible for three.

On the TLD side of things, .com took out the top 15 positions and 19 of the top 20, while the one remaining domain was a .me.

To check out the weekly chart of top reported sales in more detail for the week ending 10 November, go to: dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131120.htm.

.LUXURY To Be A Luxury!

Pre-registrations of .luxury domain names have commenced, but the price is a very luxurious $799.99 per year, according to media reports.

The TLD operator, Luxury Partners, LLC, was awarded .luxury by ICANN, and they have selected NameJet and Afternic (now owned by GoDaddy) to manage the Sunrise, Landrush and Premium Name selection and sales phases of the .luxury release.

According to the TLD operator in a news release, the .luxury gTLD provides a brandable platform to meet the unique needs of the luxury market. Businesses in the luxury industry will have the opportunity to strengthen their brands, better reach their target audiences, while offering consumers an easier way to find luxury products and services under the .luxury gTLD. Euromonitor International reports sales of luxury goods are expected to exceed $317.0 billion worldwide in 2013, which represents a three percent increase over 2012 and demonstrates an attractive growth segment online worthy of a registrar’s marketing attention.

Afternic has been selected to provide definition and valuation services for .luxury premium domains, and to provide marketing and sales support. .luxury premium domains will be sold exclusively through the Afternic marketplace. NameJet will be the exclusive auction platform for the .luxury Sunrise, Landrush and Premium Domain auctions. Together, Afternic and NameJet’s services will provide the end-to-end technical and marketing solutions required to successfully launch the .luxury gTLD.

“We are extremely excited to be launching our new platform with NameJet and Afternic,” said Monica Kirchner, CEO of Luxury Partners, LLC. “We are confident this partnership will enhance the value and visibility of the .luxury namespace. The .luxury brand has a unique opportunity to become the online destination for the luxury industry, providing a place for consumers and existing brands to learn, engage and transact. .luxury further creates opportunities for new entrepreneurs to establish their company in the luxury space.”

“We are excited to once again partner with NameJet and be able to bring .luxury to the public. With the additional reach of GoDaddy, Afternic will continue to lead the way in bringing valuable new gTLDs to the public”, said Bob Mountain, Chief Revenue Officer of Afternic.

“The .luxury brand has tremendous potential for small businesses and larger brands alike,” said Matt Overman, General Manager of NameJet, “The natural value of the TLD combined with our experience in the aftermarket creates a win-win for reaching the users.”