Webcentral Group have offloaded its 50% share in the Australian registrar, aftermarket outlet and drop catcher NetAlliance, whose best-known brand is drop catcher and aftermarket outlet NetFleet, for A$500,000 (US$345,000) in cash to David Warmuz’s Trellian.
auDA have confirmed Notices of Breach have been issued to the NetAlliance group of registrars – NetAlliance, NetAlliance Domain No 1 And Ziphosting – whose best known brand is NetFleet, for failing to meet the Accreditation Criteria outlined in their respective Registrar Agreements. I broke this story in late October when sources told me the breach notice was originally issued, however auDA is only claiming they issued the breach last week. I also believe there has been action taken in Australia’s Federal Court recently by various parties involved in this saga.
A breach notice is believed to have been issued by the Australian domain name regulator auDA to a local registrar with many thousands of domain names under management impacted. It even has the potential to indirectly impact the recent 5GN takeover of Webcentral, according to rumours swirling around the Australian domain name industry this week. The reasons for the breach notice are unknown, but it needs to be complied with urgently, possibly as soon as Friday this week.
Itâs the eighth Domain Name Journal sales chart in a row where a six figure sale has topped the chart. The bgi.com topped the mostly weekly chart of top reported sales, selling for a very nice $235,000 in a private sale.
Coming in second was toys.com.au, an unusual appearance near the top for a .au domain, which sold for A$90,634 ($63,897) through Netfleet.com.au and then rostrum.com, which sold for â¬40,000 ($43,600) through Sedo.
There were 13 .com sales, three for .net, two for .com.au and one each for .cc and .de.
On the aftermarket side of things, there were 16 sales through Sedo and two through Netfleet.com.au.
To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 24 January, go to:
It was another big week for short domains on the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales list, week-ending 10 May, with a four-character domain topping the chart.
The top seller was same.com, which sold for $233,333 through GetYourDomain. Coming in second and third was nfc.com which sold for â¬70,000 ($78,400) veilingen.nl (â¬31,000/$34,720), both through Sedo.
There were five three-character .com sales and three four-character domains on the top 20 chart. And on the TLD side of things there were 14 .com sales, two .com.au sales and one each for .nl, .de, .info and .in
On the aftermarket side of things, there were 15 sales through Sedo and two through Netfleet.
To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in more detail, go to:
It was a quiet week for domain sales in the week ending 30 November as much of the biggest market, the United States, took a break for their Thanksgiving holiday.
So the biggest reported and completed sale according to Domain Name Journal was ehaber.com, selling for $45,000 through Sedo, followed by bitcoin.com.au, selling for A$39,980 ($35,182) through Netfleet.com.au and then meixi.com, which sold for $27,108 through NameJet.
But there was one sale that could have dwarfed that and if confirmed in 2014 is likely to be the second largest for the year. Singulariteam – an Israeli venture capital company â appears to have paid over $5 million for invest.com. To make it on the DNJ chart the transaction has to have been completed.
On the top 20 chart there were 13 .com sales, four for .de and one each for .com.au, .net and .co.uk. For the aftermarket side of things, there were 14 sales through Sedo and five through NameJet.
To check out the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the week ending 30 November, go to:
It seems like domain name sales went on a holiday in the week to 17 August after a string of six-figure sales topping the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales.
In the latest edition of the sales chart, dtp.com topped the chart selling for $35,000 through Sedo. Second and third was essentials.com and loa.com, selling for $32,000 and $21,000 respectively through Hilco Streambank.
There were 14 .com sales in the week with one each for .com.mx, .co, .nl, .ag, .com.au and .me. And on the aftermarket side of things, Sedo had a good week with 15 sales while Hilco Streambank and Flippa had two each. The remaining sale was through Netfleet.
To check out the chart in more detail for the week ending 17 August, go to:
The yearâs first seven-figure domain name sale top the Domain Name Journal list of reported sales for the week ending 7 July, with 114.com selling for $2.1 million in a private sale.
The sale dwarfed the next biggest sale, that of LiveSafe.com selling for $65,000 through Sedo and the third biggest sale, WhiteSale.com, which sold for $36,000 through MostWantedDomains.
On the TLD side of things, there were 13 .com sales, two for .de and one each for .net, .com.au, .ru, .info and .org.
From the sales channel side of things, there were 14 sales through Sedo, including one in conjunction with MostWantedDomains, who also had one solo sale, while there were three through Afternic. The remaining sale was through Australiaâs NetFleet.
To check out the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the week ending 7 July, go to dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20130717.htm.
The Australian domain name aftermarket continues to grow strongly with the sale last week of Hobart.com.au for A$65,000, which was originally bought for $875 in 2007.
The Australian aftermarket came into being following changes to registration policies in 2008. Prior to this, domain names could only be âsoldâ when the domain name was part of a transaction such as the sale of a business.
The domain was one of a number of geographical domains David Lye, an Australian domainer, picked up in 2007.
Reflecting this growth, Lye told Domain Pulse the price of domain names has exploded in recent years.
âAustralian domains have shown incredible growth in the four years or so since prohibition on trading was relaxed,â said Lye. âDomain registration numbers have more than doubled but values of domains trading on the secondary market have exploded. In fact, the most comprehensive market data available which takes into account repeat sales of domains shows domain sale prices have almost tripled just in the last two years.â
Work.org topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 19 August, selling for $55,000 through Sedo. In a quiet week at the top of the charts, creditreport.com.au came in second, selling for a nice A$30,250 ($31,763) through Australian aftermarket specialists NetFleet.
In a week where many in the northern hemisphere may have been on the beaches and by the lakes, due to the low prices, Sedo was responsible for the most sales with seven, AfternicDLS six and DomainNameSales five (including one in conjunction with DomainAdvisors and another with Domain Holdings).
As usual, there were more .COM sales than any other, and in this week there were 12, while there was one each for .ORG, com.au, .IT, .NET, .DE, .FR, co.uk and .ME.
To check out the complete listing of top reported sales as compiled by Domain Name Journal, go to: