Archive for October 2014

Amazon.com trademark might tip off plans for new top level domain names

Trademark application covers registry services related to selling domain names to the public.

TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NAME WIRE

According to the news from Domain.cn on October 29th, what does Amazon.com plan to do with top level domain names it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just Amazon.com’s use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers?

We don’t know much, but a recent trademark application provides some possible hints.

Earlier this month, Amazon filed an intent-to-use trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Amazon Registry Services”.

The goods and services description contains a laundry list of offerings, including some that wouldn’t apply to a registry that doesn’t plan to promote its domain names to consumers:

retail services for domain names; providing information concerning listings of domain names for sale by others; conducting auctions of domain names for sale;…consulting services for setting up, management and compliance activities relating to domain name registrars

I’m not inclined to read too much into the trademark filing, as it makes sense for Amazon to cover every possible service related to running a registry. Still, it could be a sign that Amazon is getting ready to promote domains like .spot and .buy as alternatives to .com.

The company recently started offering domains to customers via its Route 53 service.

Should Amazon.com go all in on selling domain registrations, it also has a patent for selling and leasing domain names.

Sedo Transactions Total $1million led by Angel.in

TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

According to the news from The Domains on October 29th, over the past week, 554 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.   

 Highlights of public sales are:

 

  • Top .coms: cupofjo.com at 18,888 USD
  • Top ccTLD: angel.in at 30,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: joy.club at 10,000 USD

Angel.in was also on the Sedo sales report back in April of 2012 when it sold for just $1,750

Domain name Price Currency
.COMs
cupofjo.com 18888 USD
vyu.com 15000 USD
bluemix.com 14500 USD
3dfashion.com 10000 USD
tencere.com 9999 GBP
astroline.com 9500 EUR
expoline.com 8800 USD
eyee.com 7500 USD
investindia.com 6000 USD
clearpop.com 5000 USD
railguru.com 5000 GBP
vumedia.com 5000 USD
bet77.com 5000 USD
olist.com 4999 USD
pallion.com 4500 USD
qamp.com 4000 USD
msok.com 4000 USD
7even.com 3999 EUR
nzhotels.com 3750 USD
goodmob.com 3744 USD
doghotels.com 3500 EUR
epur.com 3000 USD
dsgns.com 3000 USD
bananasoftware.com 3000 USD
wikigarden.com 3000 USD
slotmatrix.com 3000 EUR
fidem.com 3000 GBP
lakevermillion.com 2999 USD
analdate.com 2869 USD
fundingnetwork.com 2800 USD
xgifs.com 2588 USD
mistersex.com 2505 USD
picklocks.com 2500 USD
bigtaxi.com 2500 EUR
vilia.com 2500 USD
concentrace.com 2499 USD
prbuilder.com 2388 USD
shopwill.com 2300 USD
vape4less.com 2244 USD
karrus.com 2200 USD
buzzness.com 2077 USD
passus.com 2000 USD
t-r-e-e.com 2000 EUR
jfcc.com 2000 USD
gclubslot.com 1995 USD
allphysicianjobs.com 1950 USD
starpromo.com 1825 USD
keepcalm-o-matic.com 1820 USD
stylejack.com 1800 EUR
rixian.com 1800 USD
39ask.com 1800 EUR
funtastico.com 1750 USD
knowledgebook.com 1695 USD
manterest.com 1600 USD
ondernemers.com 1600 EUR
yourblock.com 1500 USD
shintaro.com 1500 USD
hollywoodpopcorn.com 1500 USD
justpick.com 1500 USD
witware.com 1500 USD
redeurope.com 1485 EUR
redpick.com 1450 USD
sugaraffairs.com 1450 USD
korellis.com 1400 USD
hotewls.com 1400 USD
gamalon.com 1360 USD
graphicscardbenchmarks.com 1300 USD
raisedright.com 1299 USD
sovata.com 1250 USD
entrepreneurzoom.com 1200 USD
medialibrary.com 1002 GBP
garancia.com 1000 USD
solarapparel.com 1000 EUR
vcbay.com 1000 USD
loomisjobs.com 1000 USD
bongdatv.com 1000 USD
rublix.com 1000 USD
osoya.com 1000 USD
sigmafusion.com 999 USD
makergirls.com 995 USD
bellabuy.com 988 EUR
kannadaweb.com 925 USD
musiciansroom.com 900 USD
turkishgifts.com 880 USD
denturesplus.com 855 USD
zmuda.com 850 USD
longobarda.com 806 USD
shopminer.com 800 EUR
amishcabins.com 800 USD
cinepelis.com 800 USD
smata.com 800 USD
campus-party.com 799 USD
kamagradirect.com 799 USD
ensolv.com 777 USD
rapforums.com 700 USD
olebo.com 700 EUR
zyao.com 700 USD
ccTLDs
angel.in 30000 USD
mobilty.co.uk 6600 USD
billigerflüge.de 5555 EUR
chaps.ru 5500 USD
iwe.us 4950 USD
homify.co.za 4000 EUR
partyking.dk 3500 EUR
logis.es 2990 EUR
hand.at 2900 EUR
ior.es 2500 EUR
dancepartner.de 2350 EUR
hello.se 2200 EUR
easy.cc 2000 GBP
erzieher.de 2000 EUR
dancepartner.co.uk 2000 USD
greenies.co.uk 2000 GBP
londontheatreguide.co.uk 2000 GBP
futura.co 1997 EUR
kunst-am-bau.de 1900 EUR
valise.ch 1890 EUR
cocio.nl 1750 EUR
schlemmerblockshop.de 1700 EUR
auto-outlet.de 1600 EUR
consuel.fr 1550 EUR
oue.us 1500 USD
showreel.co.uk 1500 GBP
wrap.me 1500 GBP
edited.co.uk 1500 GBP
valises.ch 1490 EUR
fixedgear.nl 1250 EUR
rehasport-nrw.de 1250 EUR
loyal.nl 1210 EUR
buying24.de 1200 EUR
politico.tv 1200 USD
shouts.de 1190 EUR
grandtour.ch 1121 EUR
straende.de 1000 EUR
ghk.se 1000 EUR
greenridge.co.uk 1000 GBP
dvc.in 1000 USD
danskflowers.co.uk 990 GBP
baumarkt.eu 950 EUR
ridnaun.eu 950 EUR
ropa.ch 950 EUR
omnitest.de 900 EUR
malware.es 878 USD
jetpack.ch 850 EUR
trotti.ch 850 EUR
cookies24.de 850 EUR
elog.ch 850 EUR
cardgate.de 815 EUR
cantoneiras.com.br 799 USD
meinewahl.de 750 EUR
sheldons.co.uk 745 GBP
campingkroatien.at 700 EUR
tourismusmarketing.de 700 EUR
immobilien-portal.de 700 EUR
OTHER
joy.club 10000 USD
storelocator.net 5000 USD
sportwettenanbieter.info 3349 EUR
encrypt.org 2500 EUR
gty.net 2500 USD
moneyhub.info 2400 EUR
durango.info 2300 EUR
zone.club 2000 USD
elitepoker.net 2000 USD
eyee.net 1800 USD
116117.info 1500 EUR
aminosaeure.org 1500 EUR
skater.club 1300 USD
tarlton.net 1200 USD
onlinestore.info 1200 USD
snowboard.club 1100 USD
wilo.org 1050 EUR
template.pro 949 USD
romi.net 890 USD
bibimbap.org 700 USD

TLD Registry opens Chinese headquarters and names GM

Chinese IDN registry opens office in “China’s Silicon Valley”.
TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NAME WIRE

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 29th, TLD Registry, the company behind the Chinese IDNs Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网), has opened a Chinese headquarters and named a new General Manager for China.

The company’s China headquarters is in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, commonly known as “China’s Silicon Valley”. Last Friday’s opening party was attended by Embassy of Finland‘s Minister Commercial, the Service Delivery Center of the State Council Office for Public Sector Reform‘s Counsellor Mr Yu Yang, and the China Network Information Center‘s Deputy Director for Registrar Administration and International Business.

TLD Registry also announced that it has hired Jin Wang to be its China General Manager. Wang was previously Business Operations Officer for the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), which manages the .cn domain name registry.

The company’s two IDN top level domain names have over 50,000 registrations, including many by the Chinese government.

tldregistry-office
Pictured: China GM Jin Wang (left) and CEO Arto Isokoski.

Holiday.com Domain Name Now Up For Sale

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 23th, the premium domain name Holiday.com is now up for sale via Escrow.Holiday.com is up for auction at the World Travel Market,to be held this November in London.

You can read the press release after the jump :

” Escrow.com, the pioneer of online escrow services, today announces that Breathe Luxury, a luxury concierge service, has chosen Escrow.com to provide safe and secure financial transactions for a live Domain Auction at World Travel Market, this November in London.

Brandon Abbey, President and Managing Director of Escrow.com, stated “We are very pleased that Breathe Luxury Limited has chosen Escrow.com to be the financial transaction provider for their marketplace. We anticipate a long and successful relationship with Farad, his team and his clients.”

Just recently, Escrow.com announced the acquisition of Agreed.com, bringing together the only two licensed escrow companies in the United States that have products, services, and systems specifically designed for the domain community and online personal property transactions.

When Farad Laaforce, Founder and CEO of luxury company Breathe Luxury Limited was asked about his choice of Escrow.com he said, “When choosing a partner to handle the payment transactions for our domain auctions, it was important for us to find the most trusted and secure payment solution provider for my company and my clients who will be bidding at the event and online.” Laaforce adds, “We went through an exhaustive due diligence process and all roads led us to Escrow.com. They have met the test of time and are the only ones that meet the standards of Breathe Luxury from a licensing and regulatory standpoint. There is no doubt in our minds that we are dealing with the best payment solution provider for the transactions of our clients.”

About Escrow.com
Escrow.com is a government licensed and audited, bonded and insured online escrow service that complies with Escrow Law. Since 1999, the company has successfully protected Buyers and Sellers from fraud. Sellers are protected for non-payment and Buyers are protected for non-delivery or misrepresentation of goods. Escrow.com is a Strategic Partner with US Commercial Service and has handled over $2 billion in successful transactions. For more information, please visit http://www.Escrow.com.

About Breathe Luxury
Breathe Luxury Ltd specialize in luxury lifestyle management services and one of their core pillars to their business is domain name brokerage and investment services, which connects sellers to buyers in the domain name after market. Their buyers range from private investors to businesses, seeking to acquire a premium domain name to strengthen their online presence. Breathe Luxury will be also auctioning other premium travel domain names at WTM (For More Info please see http://www.breatheluxury.com/domain-names)

About World Travel Market
World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry – is a vibrant must attend business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals.

More than 50,000 global travel professionals at the must attend event for the industry. WTM is the place to do business with 5,000 international exhibitors. WTM will see representatives from every sector of the travel industry come together. More than £2.2 billion of travel industry deals will be generated as a result of WTM 2014. (http://www.wtmlondon.com)

ETB.COM Hits $22,000 in Sedo’s GreatDomains Auction

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 23th, the auction for ETB.com domain name is now live on Sedo. ETB.com received three bids ,with the highest one of $22,000.

The auction for ETB.com ends tomorrow, October 23,2014.However, the reserve price has not been met.The reserve range for ETB.com is 25,000-49,999 USD.

MGP.com also managed to attract a lot of interest.The domain name received four bids, with the highest one of $20,000.

Other valuable domain names included in the auction are :

FXD.com
OAL.com
Aeroplane.com
CheapFuel.com
Lover.de
RJ.net
DRZ.com
Kayaks.net

You can see the entire inventory and place your bids here.

ICANN: Results For 22 October New gTLD Auction – 3 gTLDs Sell For $12.9m

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 23th, on 22 October 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; SALON, SPOT, and REALTY. String contention occurs when ICANN receives more than one application for the same or a confusingly similar gTLD.

The applicants for these strings were unable to resolve the contention sets among themselves, and thus proceeded to an auction, which is the method of last resort to resolve string contention sets as prescribed in Module 4 of the Applicant Guidebook. Subject to payment of the Winning Price and meeting all other criteria for eligibility, the winner will begin the contracting process to sign a Registry Agreement to operate the respective gTLD.

“We continue to see contentions being resolved at a steady pace.” Said Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division. “Since last month we have seen 20 contention sets resolved, 3 via ICANN auctions, 1 via Community Priority Evaluation and 16 through self-resolution between applicants.”

Four applicants for SALON participated in the Auction. Outer Orchard, LLC prevailed in the Auction with the winning price of $5,100,575.

Three applicants for SPOT participated in the Auction. Amazon EU S.à r.l. prevailed in the Auction with the winning price of $2,200,000.

Two applicants for REALTY participated in the Auction. Fegistry, LLC prevailed in the Auction with the winning price of $5,588,888.

All proceeds from the Auction are being segregated from use until the Board determines a plan for the appropriate use of the funds through consultation with the community. A detailed summary of the Auction proceeds and costs through the September 2014 Auction is available here, and will be updated with the latest information at the end of each month.

Additional bidding information is available in the Auction Reports which can be found on Auction Results page within the New gTLD Microsite.

Subsequent auctions are scheduled [PDF, 250 KB] to occur on a monthly basis throughout 2014 and into early 2015. The auction events are intended to resolve multiple contention sets simultaneously.

With Six Figure Sales MIA Only One Domain Qualified for Our Year-to-Date Top 100 Domain Sales Chart This Week

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWSAccording to the news from Domain.cn on October 20, only one new domain qualified for our Year-to-Date Top 100 Sales Chart this week. That was #87 GoldPay.com, a domain that sold for $64,000 at Sedo.com. This was the first week since the end of August that no six-figure sales were reported. You can get all of the details on this week’s sales here.

It currently tales at least $58,000 to earn a spot on the elite list. Here is how the year’s top sellers across all extensions currently stack up (new chart entries are highlighted in green each week):

Top 100 image from Bigstock

Domain Escrow

DN Journal’s 2014 Year-to-Date Top 100 Sales Chart
Highest reported 2014 domain sales in all extensions through Oct. 12, 2014 
Euro/Pound to Dollar conversions (€/£ to $) based on
rates in effect when sales were reported by DNJ
(New domains entering the chart each week are highlighted in green)

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold Date*
1. MI.com $3,600,000 Pvt Sale 4/23/14
2. Whisky.com $3,100,000 Castello Brothers 3/5/14
3. Sex.xxx $3,000,000 ICM Registry 6/4/14
4. Youxi.com
(“games” in Chinese)
CNY 15,000,000 = $2,430,000 Pvt Sale 3/5/14
5. 37.com CNY 12,000,000 = $1,960,800 Pvt Sale 3/12/14
6. MM.com $1,200,000 Sedo 7/11/14
7.
tie
Check.com $1,000,000 Pvt Sale 8/27/14
7.
tie
BTC.com $1,000,000 DomainGuardians 8/6/14
9. 100.com $950,000 Pvt Sale 2/26/14
10. Wan.com
(“play” in Chinese”)
$800,000 Pvt Sale 1/29/14

11. Teamwork.com $675,000 Pvt Sale 1/22/14
12. Game.cn RMB3,098,000 = $512,307 .CN Registry Auction 1/22/14
13.
tie
DataCenter.com $500,000 Sedo 6/4/14
13.
tie
Mobile.net $500,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
15. Symphony.com $375,000 AbdulBasit.com/
DomainNameSales
6/18/14
16.  Digital.com $373,750 Heritage Auctions 9/10/14
17. PY.com $358,000 Heritage Auctions 7/24/14
18. True.com $350,000 Sedo 1/29/14
19. Dots.com $325,000 Hilco Streambank 7/24/14
20.
tie
HY.com $320,000 Heritage Auctions 7/24/14
20.
tie
Malls.com $320,000 MostWantedDomains/
Sedo
2/12/14
22. LK.com $287,500 Heritage Auctions 6/4/14
23. Accommodation.com $286,000 Virtual Property Experts 3/19/14
24.
tie
FlashCards.com $250,000 Sedo 4/30/14
24.
tie
BitcoinWallet.com $250,000 Pvt Sale 2/12/14
26. Wan.cn
(“play” in Chinese”)
1,502,000 CNY = $247,830 eName/.CN Registry Auction 1/9/14
27. Cute.com $230,000 Heritage Auctions 10/1/14
28. Mob.com $220,000 4.cn 6/18/14
29. DL.com $210,689 HilcoStreambank 2/12/14
30. Gab.com $200,002 Sedo 4/16/14
31. YouPay.com $200,000 MostWantedDomains 4/16/14
32. TOU.com CNY 1,200,000 = $194,400 Fumi.com 7/30/14
33. Zhuanxue.com
(“transfer” in Chinese pinyin)
1,180,000 CNY = $190,098 Pvt Sale 7/16/14
34.
LB.cn 1,100,000 CNY = $176,000 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
35.
tie
Aura.com $175,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
35.
tie
Yes.net $175,000 PremiumURLS.net 8/27/14
35.
tie
LGG.com $175,000 Pvt Sale 1/22/14
38. Autos.de €120,000 = $166,800 Sedo 5/7/14
39.  One.cn 1,004,000 CNY = $160,640 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
40. Shop.cn 1,002,000 CNY = $160,320 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
41. LIU.com $155,688 NameJet 2/5/14
42.
tie
Maca.com $150,000 Pvt Sale 9/4/14
42.
tie
99.net $150,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
42.
tie
CornerstoneHomes.com $150,000 Sedo 2/12/14
45. ME.cn 920,000 CNY = $147,200 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
46.
tie
TorontoRealEstate.com $140,000 Pvt Sale 9/17/14
46.
tie
Munch.com $140,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
46.
tie
Statement.com $140,000 Pvt Sale 7/24/14
49.  Kaffee.de
(“coffee” in German)
€100,000 = $136,000 Sedo 6/4/14
50. Chat.fr €99,999 = $133,999 Sedo 8/13/14
51. Vapers.com $132,740 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
52. AI.cn 816,000 CNY = $130,560 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
53. Musik.de €99,999 = $128,999 Sedo 9/10/14
54. 0060.com CNY 741,400 = $120,848 Pvt Sale 2/26/14
55. BOE.com $120,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
56. UsedCars.ca CAD 126,000 = US$115,920 iREx.ca 9/4/14
57. Scada.com $110,000 DomainNameSales 5/21/14
58. SAT.cn 680,000 CNY = $108,800 Pvt Sale 4/16/14
59. 106.com $107,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
60. Peepers.com $105,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
61. VitaminC.com $104,000 Sedo 5/21/14
62. Koko.com CNY 620,000 = $100,440 eName 10/1/14
63.
tie
Athlon.com $100,000 Sedo 10/8/14
63.
tie
MEH.com $100,000 Pvt Sale 7/11/14
63.
tie
Liao.com $100,000 NameJet 6/4/14
63.
tie
Credits.com $100,000 Sedo 5/21/14
63.
tie
QY.com $100,000 Go Daddy/Afternic 3/19/14
63.
tie
DDOS.com $100,000 Pvt Sale 3/12/14
69.  JCT.com $98,000 Sedo 1/22/14
70.  GCA.com $90,000 Sedo 7/24/14
71. TeamShirts.com $89,000 Sedo 1/29/14
72. Chat.de €65,000 = $87,100 Sedo 8/13/14
73.  Blacklist.com $85,000 Pvt Sale 4/2/14
74.
tie
SafetyTraining.com $80,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
74.
tie
TruckDrivingJobs.com $80,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
74.
tie
Maimaiche.com $80,000 Go Daddy/Afternic 5/7/14
74.
tie
Blow.com $80,000 DomainNameSales 4/16/19
78. RideScout.com €60,000 = $79,200 Sedo 8/27/14
79. Like.it €55,000 = $75,900 Nidoma 4/2/14
80.
tie
MITV.com $75,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
80.
tie
Satoshi.com $75,000 Sedo 7/16/14
82.  Jamrock.com $68,750 Sedo 3/19/14
83. 907.com €54,000 = $68,580 Sedo 10/8/14
84.  Moki.com $66,100 NameJet 4/9/14
85.  BrandNames.com $65,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
86. Apps.de €49,999 = $64,499 Sedo 9/10/14
87. GoldPay.com €50,000 = $64,000 Sedo 10/15/14
88. Kalamata.com €45,000 = $62,550 Sedp 5/7/14
89. Zaker.com €45,000 = $62,100 Sedo 4/9/14
90.  Suzies.com $62,050 Sedo 6/11/14
91.  LAM.com €48,000 = $61,920 Sedo 9/10/14
92. LEA.com $60,100  NameJet 9/5/14
93.
tie
Bushel.com $60,000 James Wester 8/27/14
93.
tie
Fighters.com $60,000 Ejtel 8/6/14
93.
tie
MI.co.id $60,000 Sedo 7/11/14
93.
tie
Arwin.com $60,000 DomainMarket/Sedo 4/2/14
97. FUTR.com $58,800 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
98. IA.ca CAD 63,000 = $58,590 ExcellentDomains.ca 1/8/14
99.
tie
GoodAdvice.com $58,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
99.
tie
StorageBoxes.com $58,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
99.
tie
IncomeTaxRefund.com $58,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14

2013 Chart: Top 100 Reported Sales for 2013

The All-Time Top 20 All-Cash Domain Sales Reported By DNJournal.com
 (2003 to Now)

Go to Current Weekly Domain Sales Report

Country Codes (ccTLDs)

Only one new domain qualified for our YTD Country Code Top 100 Sales Chart this week but that one landed in the top quarter of the elite list. That was #23 ShopTheHood.ca, a domain that ShopCity.com sold to the owners of ShopTheNeighborhood.ca for $35,200.

It currently takes at least $13,800 to earn a spot on this chart. Here is how the 2014 ccTLD leaders stack up (New chart entries are highlighted in green each week):

 

Country Code Year-to-Date Top 100 Sales Chart
Highest reported 2014 ccTLD domain sales through Oct. 12, 2014 
Euro/Pound to Dollar conversions (€/£ to $) based on
rates in effect when sales were reported by DNJ
(New domains entering the chart each week are highlighted in green)

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold Date*
1. Game.cn 3,098,000 CNY = $512,307 .CN Registry Auction 1/22/14
2. Wan.cn
(“play” in Chinese)
1,502,000 CNY = $247,830 eName/.CN Registry Auction 1/29/14
3. LB.cn 1,100,000 CNY = $176,000 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
4. Autos.de €120,000 = $166,800 Sedo 5/7/14
5. One.cn 1,004,000 CNY = $160,640 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
6. Shop.cn 1,002,000 CNY = $160,320 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
7. ME.cn 920,000 CNY = $147,200 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14
8. Kaffee.de
(“coffee” in German)
€100,000 = $136,000 Sedo 6/4/14
9. Chat.fr €99,999 = $133,999 Sedo 8/13/14
10. AI.cn 816,000 CNY = $130,560 eName/.CN Registry Auction 2/5/14

11. Musik.de €99,999 = $128,999 Sedo 9/10/14
12. UsedCars.ca CAD 126,000 = US$115,920 iREx.ca 9/4/14
13. SAT.cn 680,000 CNY = $108,800 Pvt Sale 4/16/14
14. Chat.de €65,000 = $87,100 Sedo 8/13/14
15. Like.it €55,000 = $75,900 Nidoma 4/2/14
16.  Apps.de €49,999 = $64,499 Sedo 9/10/14
17. MI.co.id $60,000 Sedo 7/11/14
18. IA.CA 63,000 CAD = $58,590 ExcellentDomains.ca 1/8/14
19. MaiMai.cn
(“buy/sell” or “trade” in Chinese pinyin)
$50,000 4.cn 7/16/14
20. Autoankauf.de
(“car purchase” in English)
€36,000 = $48,600 Sedo 7/16/14
21. Trucks.ca CAD 42,000 = $38,640 iREx.ca 9/4/14
22. Rabatkoder.dk
(“coupon codes” in Danish)
$36,500 Sedo 1/22/14
23. ShopTheHood.ca CAD 39,550 = $35,200 ShopCity 10/15/14
24. Stripe.co.uk £19,999 = $33,198 BuyDomainNames.co.uk 2/12/14
25. Kingdom.co.uk £18,888 = $31,534 BuyDomainNames.co.uk 1/29/14
26. Kartor.se €22,500 = $31,050 Sedo 4/9/14
27. Training.com.au 33,170 AUD = $30,848 NetFleet.com.au 8/6/14
28. Tel.fr €22,000 = $30,580 Sedo 4/30/14
29. Witze.de €22,500 = $30,375 Sedo 1/22/14
30.
tie
Moda.tv $30,000 Legacy Fund LLC 6/4/14
30.
tie
FYI.tv $30,000 Pvt Sale 1/29/14
32. Umbrella.co.uk £17,500 = $29,050 Pvt Sale 3/12/14
33. Answers.tv €22,500 = $28,350 Sedo 10/1/14
34.
Liberty.ch €21,000 = $28,140 Sedo 7/30/14
35.  CasinoGames.ca $28,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
36. Donna.it €22,000 = $27,940 Nidoma 10/8/14
37. Cloud.com.au 30,299 AUD = $27,875 NetFleet.com.au 5/21/14
38. Homify.fr €20,000 = $27,800 Sedo 3/19/14
39.  FreeSpins.de €20,000 = $27,600 Sedo 3/26/14
40. Bonus.ca $26,250 DomainNames.ca 3/5/14
41.
tie
Open.tv $25,000 Sedo 7/24/14
41.
tie
Light.co $25,000 Go Daddy/Afternic 5/14/14
43. Bitcoin.com.au $23,000 Sedo 4/9/14
44. Gewerbeflächen.de (IDN) €16,500 = $22,770 Sedo 4/23/14
45. Green.it €16,450 = $22,701 Nidoma 4/2/14
46. Dental.ca $22,600 Sedo/
DomainNames.ca
2/26/14
47. Gaia.tv £13,500 = $22,275 Sedo 3/26/14
48.  Consulting.de €15,500 = $21,545 Sedo 3/19/14
49.  BestOnlineCasino.co.uk £12,950 = $21,497 Sedo 3/19/14
50. Dentiste.fr €15,000 = $20,850 Sedo 5/7/14
51. Lotterie.at €15,000 = $20,550 Sedo 1/29/14
52. Appliances.com.au $20,454 Drop..com.au 2/19/14
53. DH.pl €15,750 = $20,318 Sedo 9/4/14
54.
tie
Online-Autoboerse.de €15,000 = $20,250 Sedo 7/24/14
54.
tie
TT.cc €15,000 = $20,250 Sedo 7/16/14
56. 13.de €15,000 = $20,100 Sedo 8/6/14
57.
tie
888.ca $20,000 Sedo 8/27/14
57.
tie
Smart.ly $20,000 Rocketna.me 4/23/14
57.
tie
BadCredit.ca $20,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
60. Analytics.de €15,100 = $19,479 Sedo 9/10/14
61. E-B.de €14,000 = $19,460 Sedo 3/19/14
62.
tie
Supreme.ca $19,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
62.
tie
Buff.ca $19,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
62.
tie
Shout.co $19,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 3/19/14
65. FitnessStudios.de €13,500 = $18,630 Sedo 3/26/14
66.  WJ.co.uk $18,600 NoktaDomains 2/12/14
67.  Sandwich.co $18,000 Sedo 2/5/14
68. Flavour.ca $17,650 Go Daddy/ Afternic 4/16/14
69.  Casinos.co €13,000 = $17,550 Sedo 7/16/14
70.  Circus.ch €12,960 = $17,496 Sedo 7/16/14
71. CompanyShop.co.uk £10,000 = $16,800 Sedo 6/11/14
72. Bussgeldkatalog.de €12,000 = $16,680 Sedo 4/30/14
73.  Affinita.it €12,000 = $16,560 Sedo 3/26/14
74.  VisionDirect.nl €12,100 = $16,335 Sedo 1/22/14
75.  SDL.de €12,000 = $16,320 Sedo 7/11/14
76.  Pling.us £10,000 = $16,300 Sedo 2/5/14
77. HR.tv £9,999 = $16,298 Sedo 9/17/15
78. BusinessFinance.com.au 17,869 AUD = $16,261 NetFleet.com.au 9/17/15
79. Bau24.de €12,000 = $16,200 Sedo 2/5/14
80. Lanzarote-web.de €11,640 = $16,180 Sedo 4/30/14
81.
tie
English.co.uk $16,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
81.
tie
PluralSight.in $16,000 Sedo 7/16/14
83. Jahreswagen.eu €12,000 = $15,840 Sedo 8/27/14
84.  Amazing.ca CAD 17,515 = $15,764 ExcellentDomains.ca 2/5/14
85.  Wettbuero.de €12,000 = $15,600 Sedo 9/17/15
86. Offertes.nl €11,000 = $15,070 Sedo 3/5/14
87.
tie
BS.tv $15,000 Sedo 9/17/15
87.
tie
Firstport.co.uk $15,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
87.
tie
VideoSlots.co.uk $15,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
87.
tie
Mobile.com.co $15,000 Sedo 4/16/14
87.
tie
Society.tv $15,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
92. Sökmotoroptimering.se
(“search engine optimization” in Swedish)
102,000 SEK = $14,892 Pvt Sale 7/16/14
93. KFZ24.de €11,500 = $14,490 Sedo 10/1/14
94. Reimport.de €10,500 = $14,175 Sedo 7/16/14
95.
tie
Ojai.ca $14,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
95.
tie
MI.co.uk $14,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
97. RouteRadar.nl €10,000 = $13,900 Sedo 3/19/14
98. How.co $13,890 Go Daddy/ Afternic 3/12/14
99.
tie
Ethos.co.uk €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo 4/16/14
99.
tie
FitnessGuru.de €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo 4/2/14

*Date column shows the date (month/day/year) the sale was published in DNJournal.

2013 Chart: Top 100 Reported Country Code Sales for 2013
(scroll down to 2nd chart on the page)

Go to Current Weekly Domain Sales Report

Non .Com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

Three new domains qualified for our Non .com gTLD Top 100 Sales Chart this week with one of those soaring into the top 20. That was #20 (tie) Stream.org, a name that Sedo sold for an even $20,000.

It currently takes at least $9,000 to qualify for the top 100 in this category. Here is how the 2014 Non .Com gTLD leaders stack up as of this week (New chart entries are highlighted in green each week.):

 

Non .Com gTLD Year-to-Date Top 100 Sales Chart
Highest reported 2014 .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org & .pro
domain sales through
Oct. 12, 2014

Euro/Pound to Dollar conversions (€/£ to $) based on
rates in effect when sales were reported by DNJ
(Domains entering the chart this week are highlighted in green)

Domain

Sold For

Where Sold Date*
1. Sex.xxx $3,000,000 ICM Registry 6/4/14
2. Mobile.net $500,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
3. Yes.net $175,000 PremiumURLs.net 8/27/14
4. 99.net $150,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
5.
tie
Luxury.estate $50,000 DomainHoldings 7/11/14
5.
tie
Offer.net $50,000 Sedo 1/29/14
7. Dolphin.org $45,000 Sedo 9/4/14
8. RideSharing.org $39,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
9. Uber.org $36,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 1/8/14
10.
tie
Ride.org $35,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
10.
tie
NM.org $35,000 Sdo 3/26/14

12. 100.org $26,000 Terrestrial Holdings 10/1/14
13.
tie
Baltic.cruises $25,000 Sedo 9/17/14
13.
tie
Mailbox.org $25,000 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
15. Movie.info $24,626 Flippa 7/16/14
16.  LLC.biz $23,520 Sedo 1/22/14
17.
tie
Europe.org $23,000 Sedo 7/30/14
17.
tie
Radiant.org $23,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 2/12/14
19. Smart.org $20,125 Heritage Auctions 6/4/14
20.
tie
Stream.org $20,000 Sedo 10/15/14
20.
tie
Eat.club $20,000 Sedo 7/11/14
20.
tie
Diamonds.info $20,000 Go Daddy/
Afternic
2/19/14
20.
tie
Reklam.net $20,000 AlanAdlari 2/19/14
24. Trees.org $18,500 Go Daddy/ Afternic 2/12/14
25.
tie
Wear.net $18,000 Sedo 9/4/14
25.
tie
CarPool.org $18,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
25.
tie
Poetry.net $18,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
25.
tie
TTS.net $18,000 Sedo 7/30/14
25.
tie
FIA.org $18,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 1/22/14
30. English.club $17,500 Sedo 7/16/14
31. Scroogle.org $17,100 Go Daddy/Afternic 6/11/14
32. AffiliateMarketing.net $16,500 DomainNameSales  4/9/14
33. Kilroy.net $16,471 Sedo 3/26/14
34.
Wnjpin.net $16,300 NameJet 5/7/14
35.  MH.net $15,260 Domains90210 6/18/14
36. Cash.org $15,099 NameJet 9/4/14
37. Prostate.info $15,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 4/30/14
38. Dot.org $14,899 NameJet 9/4/14
39.  FL.org $14,667 NameJet 8/6/14
40. Babes.net $14,100 Flippa 10/15/14
41. Mortgages.info $14,095 Flippa 7/24/14
42. XK.net $14,003 Go Daddy/ Afternic 4/30/14
43. Kalk.net €10,000 = $13,800 Sedo 4/23/14
44. Chinese.club $13,750 Sedo 4/23/14
45.
tie
Password.org €10,000 = $13,600 Sedo 6/4/14
45.
tie
NXT.org $13,600 Sedo 2/12/14
47.
tie
KQ.net $13,500 Sedo 9/10/14
47.
tie
Bridge.net $13,500 Go Daddy/ Afternic 4/30/14
49.  Singular.net $13,400 Sedo 2/5/14
50. Panorama.org $13,000 Go Daddy/ Afternic 2/12/14
51. Kredite.info €10,000 = $12,800 Sedo 10/15/14
52.
tie
PJ.net $12,500 Domains90210 5/21/14
52.
tie
Meet.club $12,500 Sedo 4/23/14
52.
tie
Toys.club $12,500 Sedo 4/23/14
55. Actufoot.net €9,000 = $12,420 Sedo 3/26/14
56. TX.org $12,015 NameJet 9/4/14
57. Muhabbet.net $12,000 AlanAdlari 9/17/14
58. Rezervasyon.net $11,700 NoktaDomains 2/12/14
59. UNCHS.org $11,600 NameJet 8/6/14
60. Matt.net $11,501 Flippa.com 6/18/14
61. Boot.net $11,500 Sedo 1/22/14
62. VideoScribe.net €8,200 = $11,152 Sedo 2/12/14
63. InteriorDesigners.net $11,050 Go Daddy/
Afternic
2/12/14
64. JobBoerse.berlin €8,000 = $10,880 Sedo 6/4/14
65. EurasianUnion.org €7,800 = $10,452 Sedo 8/6/14
66.  353.net $10,200 NameJet 9/4/14
67.  UF.net $10,102 Domains90210/
Go Daddy
5/14/14
68.
tie
CTR.org $10,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
68.
tie
Stratosphere.net $10,000 DomainNameSales 8/27/14
68.
tie 
VanGogh.net $10,000 Sedo 7/16/14
68.
tie
Marketing.pro $10,000 Pvt Sale 5/21/14
68.
tie
Black.club $10,000 Sedo 4/23/14
68.
tie
Russia.club $10,000 Sedo 4/23/14
68.
tie
Talk.club $10,000 Sedo 4/23/14
68.
tie
HFF.org $10,000 Sedo 3/19/14
68.
tie
Mobile.asia $10,000 Sedo 3/19/14
68.
tie
WUP.net $10,000 Sedo 2/12/14
78. Zoho.net $9,999 Sedo 1/8/14
79.
tie
EJM.org $9,888 Sedo 5/7/14
79.
tie
TDH.org $9,888 Sedo 4/23/14
79.
tie
FHW.org $9,888 Sedo 3/19/14
79.
tie
YJP.org $9,888 Sedo 3/19/14
79.
tie
LIF.org $9,888 Sedo 2/19/14
84.
tie 
Veg.net $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
5/21/14
84.
tie
NCA.net $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
5/14/14
84.
tie
NNW.org $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
5/14/14
84.
tie
EJM.net $9,800 Sedo 4/30/14
84.
tie
CHG.org $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
4/16/14
84.
tie
IBJ.net $9,800 Sedo 4/16/14
84.
tie
OIS.net $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
4/16/14
84.
tie
PHR.org $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
4/16/14
84.
tie
MPT.net $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
3/19/14
84.
tie
ILN.org $9,800 Go Daddy/
Afternic
2/26/14
94. Panels.net $9,588 Sedo 7/16/14
95. TheStreet.org $9,500 DomainNameSales 4/9/14
96.
tie
Yemek.net $9,200 AlanAdlari 2/19/14
96.
tie
TWI.net $9,200 Sedo/Go Daddy/
Afternic
1/22/14
98. Platform.net $9,088 Go Daddy/
Afternic
3/12/14
99.
tie
ShadowKings.net $9,000 Sedo 7/16/14
99.
tie
Injury.net $9,000 Sedo 4/23/14
99.
tie
NewYork.estate $9,000 Pvt Sale 10/8/14

*Date column shows the date (month/day/year) the sale was published in DNJournal.

2013 Chart: Top 100 Reported Non .Com gTLD Sales for 2013 
(scroll down to 3rd chart on the page)

Go to Current Weekly Domain Sales Report

 

Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014  The Domains

According to the news from Domain.cn 1(1)on October 20, Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS.

From the article:

The FCC recently received more than 3.7 million comments on its proposed rules to govern how Internet providers will treat traffic on their networks. However, there’s another pivotal discussion happening that could turn out to have an even bigger impact on how the Internet will be governed. Much of it boils down to how the international Internet community will oversee web addresses and domain names and how well it will protect the principles of a secure, stable, and open Internet.

Basic questions must still be answered. For example, without the current oversight provided by the US, who will hold ICANN accountable for its decisions? How will the public be informed about how ICANN makes policy? How will its membership be vetted to ensure that nations are represented appropriately, and that technical experts are always present? Following the NTIA’s announcement, I wrote a letter to the NTIA expressing some of those concerns. However, questions remain unanswered.

For nearly two decades, the DNS has been a model of reliability — something all of us take for granted. But if it were to fail to function correctly, it would be a disaster. It’s imperative that the NTIA use its oversight capabilities to see that ICANN adopts real reforms with clear enforcement and dispute-resolution mechanisms. ICANN needs to demonstrate that it is ready — and that it will remain a capable, responsive, and independent guardian of the Internet’s infrastructure long into the future — before the NTIA turns over the keys.

JD.com With A $30 Billion Market Cap Registers 3 .Rich Domain At Up To $3K Per

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014 The  Domains

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 20, .Rich picked up 3 registrations yesterday which is notable since it represented an addition of 8% to its registration based which increased from 46 to 49.

.Rich has the highest cost of any new gTLD with a regular, non-premium registration fee as high as $3,000 per domain name registration.

What makes it even more notable is who registered the three new .Rich domain names.

These are three new registrations were:

Jingdong.Rich

PaiPai.Rich

Vixun.Rich

Jingdong which purchased then changed its name to JD.com, was formerly known as 360Buy, and is one of China’s largest B2C online retailers and now listed on NASDAQ with a $30 Billion dollar market cap.

PaiPai is another company owned by JD.com which is described as a paypal type of service, and seen as a possible competitor to Alibaba.

Vixun is another company that JD.Com acquired from another giant Chinese company, Tencent.

Unless you have been leaving under a rock in the domain industry you know that the Chinese have become huge players in the domain space not only acquiring some of the most expensive publicly announced domain sales on the aftermarket but in the new gTLD space.

Chinese IDN, New gTLD hold 4 spots in the top 30 new gTLD’s in terms of registration plus .Wang which is predominately registered by those in China is the 4th most popular new gTLD with over 77,000 registrations and one China based registrar has over 100,000 .XYZ registrations putting it right behind Network Solutions for the most registered .XYZ domain names.

.RU Approaches 5 Million Domain Name Registrations

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2014  DOMAIN NEWS

According to the news from Domain.cn1(1) on October 20,the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ, the company responsible for the administrations of .RU and .РФ extensions, is approaching 5 million domain registrations under .RU .

.RU currently holds the 6th position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE , .TK , .UK , .CN and .NL, with 15.8 million domain names for .DE, 15.1 million domain names for .TK , 10.5 million domains for .UK, 6.6 million domain names for .CN and 5.51 million domain names for .NL. .RU is also a leader in terms of growth rates among the biggest ccTLDs.

The fourth million .RU domain name was registered on 17 September 2012, while the third million .RU domain name was registered registered on the night of 24/25 September 2010.

Four years ago, .RU got a little brother, IDN TLD .РФ. Since then, the Internet market in Russia started growing twice as fast: by approximately 1,000-1,500 new domain names daily in each domain zone.

At the time of writing this article, there are 4,892,885 .RU domain names.

Check out EuroDNS here to register your .RU domain name.