Archive for the ‘ccTLDs’ Category

Tracking Domain Activity by Companies – Movers Series by Jamie Zoch

Jamie Zoch, founder of DotWeekly.com is now publishing his “Domain Movers’ series on TheDomains.com.  The series focuses on domain names that have recently been transferred to or from large corporations.  He goes in depth with not only new acquisitions/moves but also tracks previous history and pricing of the domains he writes about.

Most recently he detected moves in some incredible domains including fans.com, xt.com and doc.com.

I really enjoy following these articles as it gives me a great idea of where and how some premium domains are being traded and utilized.  See all of the Domain Movers and Shakers articles HERE.

40 Recent ccTLD Sales From the Sedo Marketplace

Sedo.com continues to be the top marketplace for ccTLD sales racking up more a quarter million in ccTLD sales so far this month.  Doctor.co.uk lead the pack with a 24,999 GBP sale (approx 40K USD).   The .co.uk extension saw several other very strong sales including content and keno which both attained five figure sales.

Italy’s ccTLD had some big splashes recently with two big five figure sales as well.  There were only one .us and .co sale each to speak of.  Engineering.co went for $13k which I think is actually a little cheap.  The lone .us sale was Feedback.us which is curiously now owned by a Lebanese company, DigitaLeb.  Sales data from Sedo Market Activity page.

brasile.it €15,601
street.in €2,200
insoul.de €2,000
ristorante.it €19,500
escocia.es €1,500
keno.co.uk £9,000
8seconds.cn $10,000
casualclub.fr €1,000
draft.eu €2,400
cloud.im $2,000
doctor.co.uk £24,999
ble.at €6,000
content.co.uk £10,100
ferodo.it €1,000
ksb.lv €2,000
anpr.co.uk £5,500
sterling.co.uk $12,000
feedback.us $4,500
engineering.co $13,000
rally.de €2,500
online-casinos.at €24,000
motocross.gr €1,500
elektronikdienstleister.de €2,000
ejp.nl €7,250
heritage.eu $3,710
porntube.it $3,500
odysso.de €5,950
getoutofdebt.co.uk £3,990
ubv.it €1,400
planten.nl €14,000
puntobanca.it £5,000
workwear.nl €5,099
millenco.co.uk £2,300
koop.be €2,000
blue.es €3,000
bubbly.co.uk £3,200
photobox.cn €5,000
pizza24.dk €2,000
adtv.cn $1,100
uhr.se €4,600

Buy.me Sells For Six Figures + Other ccTLD Sales

dot-me-logoAccording to Sedo.com the domain Buy.me sold recently for €115,000 (approx $148,500 USD) which will place it at #15 on DNJournal’s top year to date reported sales once verified.  As pointed out in a post by MHB today, the name was picked up for $17,500 in the same 2008 Moniker/Snapnames auction where his investment group purchased meet.me and several other premium .ME domains.  They have since sold meet.me for $450k last year.

While .ME is doing really well as a ‘rebranded’ extension, it is still technically a ccTLD.  Below is a list of several other ccTLD’s that recently sold at Sedo according to the market activity page.

rollerblades.co    5,000 USD
producten.nl    3,100 EUR
ebook.es    5,000 EUR
cheap.pt    3,100 EUR
suitsupply.cn    5,000 USD
suitsupply.com.cn 5,000 USD
flexi.es    1,990 EUR
horoscopo.co    3,250 EUR
pracht.at    2,000 EUR
doctor.es    2,550 USD
saharasolar.de    3,600 EUR
scout.co.uk    7,500 USD
trade.asia    1,655 EUR
mortage.asia    2,300 US
appraise.it    4,051 USD
scores.co.uk    10,000 GBP
gree.me    5,000 USD
romulus.de    2,000 EUR
bonnesaffaires.fr    5,600 EUR
gratis.pl    16,850 EUR
gärtnerei.de    11,781 EUR

A lot of interesting sales here.  I really like the hack appraise.it and scout.co.uk although I think the plural is better.  The pair of suitsupply.com.cn and .cn names going for $10k is a little surprising.  I guess China is probably a major supplier of suits, cheap suits that is.  Hmm, cheapsuits.com.cn and .cn available.  Dot-CO chimed in with a couple nice sales recently, both product related names.

 

.ME Auction Results – Cruise.me Sells for $28,500

The Premium .ME Auction ended on Sedo.com today and the unofficial results are in thanks to .ME Of Course!  The top sale was Cruise.me, which sold for $28,500.  The only other sale cracking the $10k barrier was Air.me which ended with a high bid of $10,099.  Other notable sales include:

Legal.me $8,100
Malta.me $8,100
Restaurant.me $6,618
Japan.me $5,269
Sydney.Me $3,109
Singles.me $2,350
Trucks.me $2,213
Camera.me $2,160
Lottery.me $2,150
Cab.me $1,900

96 of the 188 domains in the auction met the reserve price. Of those, the average sale price is just over $3,900. In total, 80 of the names in the auction received bids but did not meet the reserve price set. Only 12 names in the auction received zero bids.

The unofficial tally for the total sales in this .ME Premium Auction was $173,439, substantially less than the total from the previous Sedo/.Me Premium Auction that took place last December. Interesting to note that the top selling name in this auction, Cruise.me, was re-auctioned after the deal apparently fell through after the December auction when it only sold for $7,076.

Thanks again to .ME Of Course for the coverage and for putting together the auction results so quickly.

Four Letter .COMs Cleaning Up at Sedo in May

Some nice sales coming from Sedo.com to close out May.  Pronounceable/catchy four letter .coms continue to flex their muscle with several strong sales including the six figure sale of Ahha.com.  The new registrant for ahha.com is Multiview Inc. out of Irving, Texas.

Yali, Zuvo and Mopo .coms all attained 5 figures sales while Vulo missed the boat and went for substantially less. Four letter .coms, specifically the consonant/vowel/consonant/vowel letter combinations continue to command lofty prices in the aftermarket.

Leading the way for the non .com gTLD’s was Apps.net which sold for approximately $30,700 USD, a fair price for that premium .net domain. I was excited to see a couple strong .TV sales immobilien.tv (immobilien = real estate in German) went for a bargain price of $20k and hobby.tv brought home $10k.

Another big one character .to sale was reported (k.to sold for $40k earlier this year) as w.to went for in excess of $50k! The seller announced the sale on DNForum prior to Sedo confirming.

Enjoy the Sedo May Sales Report!
(imcomplete and unofficial)

.COMs
ahha.com $112,000
yali.com $23,000
zuvo.com $17,500
mopo.com $12,000
crackon.com $11,500
cheapmobilephones.com $10,000
itscope.com €7,000
greip.com $8,000
d-lab.com $7,000
weddingcarhire.com $5,000
ohx.com $4,900
onlinebookmarking.com $3,450
vulo.com $2,995
sipgateway.com $2,750
jcaf.com $2,500
exxi.com $2,350
videogameinfo.com $1,800
bidmycar.com $1,750

gTLD’s
apps.net €24,100
bangkok.net $25,000
ko.net $12,000
summercamp.net $5,500
the.info $5,000

ccTLDs
w.to $53,000
raw.co.uk £15,000
immobilien.tv $20,000
insure.it $13,250
imprentaonline.es €11,800
hobby.tv $10,000
gg.gg £5,200
shopit.co.uk 4,000
meupet.com.br $5,000
finer.co.uk  $3,000
optionstrading.co $4,200
traders-home.de €3,000
vot.es €2,280
xes.co $1,750

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