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12|03|2008 12:56 am EDT

Sedo weekly sales up to December 1

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Sales

On November 17 I was surprised to see only one Sedo sale above $15,000 – this week there was only one above $10,000! Aside from GiftIdeas.co.uk selling for $37,950 USD and ten .mobi domains selling for over $1,000, nothing really stood out. It got me wondering, with so many things going on last week – the slowing economy, US Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas shopping, etc – what really caused the poor week for Sedo sales? Is it that…

  1. Domainers are holding onto their best domains as it is not a great marketplace to sell in?
  2. Buyers aren’t willing to pay the same prices as we’ve grown accustomed to seeing?
  3. Domains don’t make great holiday gifts?
  4. Domainers were so busy hunting down deals on Black Friday that they completely forgot about Sedo?
  5. Or combination of the above…

Or perhaps none of the above? It was only one week, right? If you have a theory, feel free to share it in the comment section below.

Regardless of the reason, Sedo probably isn’t too worried since they have a massive numeric domain auction going on! Click through to see the full list of Sedo sales…

Domain Price Translation/Other Type
.COM
adel.com 7,301 USD GreatDomains
parispass.com 5,300 EUR
videoplaylist.com 5,100 USD
puntapacifica.com 4,200 USD
tiffi.com 4,000 EUR
golf1.com 3,500 EUR
goldstrategie.com 3,100 USD
sprüche.com 3,000 EUR “Proverbs” in German
verticalhealth.com 2,800 USD
maxbupa.com 2,750 USD
usabynight.com 2,500 EUR
best-brands.com 2,100 EUR
ulusoyholding.com 2,000 USD
ccTLDs
giftideas.co.uk 37,950 USD
emirates.nl 6,000 EUR
geurtje.nl 4,860 EUR “scent” in Dutch
sex.mu 3,601 EUR
pcgames.co.uk 3,500 GBP
medicalwellnesspark.de 2,500 EUR
move.us 2,000 USD
tradion.nl 1,750 EUR
math.mobi 1,750 USD
brt.eu 1,750 EUR
tomtomforum.de 1,731 EUR website
jue.fr 1,700 EUR
pasos.eu 1,488 EUR “Steps” in Spanish
trygames.fr 1,250 EUR
uitzet.nl 1,250 EUR “move” in Dutch(?)
probability.co.uk 1,200 GBP
vakantieinzuidafrika.nl 1,150 EUR “South African Vacation” in Dutch
barcelona.me 1,050 EUR
topdomein.nl 1,000 EUR “Top Domain” in Dutch
condirect.de 1,000 EUR
schwangerschaftsdiabetes.de 950 EUR “Gestational Diabetes” in German
derbach.de 900 EUR
whiskies.co.uk 900 GBP
metalprices.asia 800 USD
tool24.de 800 EUR
dyn.ro 700 EUR
Other
media.mobi 5,099 USD
see.mobi 3,900 USD
clasificados.info 3,351 USD “Classifieds” in Spanish
redsea.net 2,500 USD
miss.org 2,105 USD
babes.info 2,051 EUR
gelbe-seiten.net 1,785 EUR “Yellow Pages” in German
glittergraphics.org 1,610 USD
chemist.info 1,600 GBP
online.mobi 1,550 USD
cellphones.mobi 1,549 USD
hischurch.net 1,420 USD
house.mobi 1,300 USD
polacy.de 1,300 EUR
boys.mobi 1,253 USD
sexstories.mobi 1,250 USD
kinderarzt.net 1,200 EUR “Pediatrician” in German
anime.mobi 1,150 USD
science.mobi 1,100 USD
support.mobi 1,010 USD
cpy.net 815 USD GreatDomains

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5 Comments

WannaDevelop.com

December 3, 2008 @ 5:01 am EDT

It’s all of the reasons listed above. End of the year usually means more buyers looking to spend $$$ for tax write offs and other purposes but really the domain aftermarket is struggling as all of the “decent” 2 word keyword domains that are currently priced in the low-mid $x,xxx range are overpriced and will only sell once the prices are slashed 2-3x… The good times are over, boys… 2009 is going to suck. This summer was hot… This winter will be pretty miserable and December will officially kick it off that is my prediction…although I am sure sellers will continue pumping some good names up for grabs but whether they sell at current valuations is a whole different story.

Mike

RKB

December 3, 2008 @ 1:16 pm EDT

Those are some awesome prices for those domains.
I think prices will go up starting January.

Ron

December 3, 2008 @ 2:44 pm EDT

Owning a portfolio of thousands of high quality domain names I can attest to reason #1. Last summer I pulled my domains from all auctions as I am not willing to let them go below a certain price.

The value a good domain name can generate (traffic, brand, seo advantage, usablity) doesn’t justify letting them go at low dollars especially since they are in short supply. I’m in a position where I can develop them and make more money that way.

If you really look close at the last few auctions of SEDO, Moniker, Snapnames etc. you’ll see a lot of domain names that wouldn’t even make it in my top 98% of domain names.

I usually say if I wouldn’t shell out at least $500.00 to buy them then anything they sell for above that tells me the market is still healthy. With such a dwindling supply of good domain names on auctions these days another reason would be… less people attend/participate in these auctions.

Auctions should start considering ‘domain packages’ -> Groups/Collections of domain names representing the same thing. If I own Newspaper.com and Newspaper.ca, News.com and News.ca would I want to sell just one of them seperately? Not really. So If I wanted to sell the whole package where would I go to do this?

Would this auction be of more interest to a newspaper giant than an auction for NewspaperPublishers.com (Decent domain name but not what the other collection could produce?) on one of the current auctions? I think so.

Why is this important? Simply because, more and more people are collecting/consolidating domain packages to create power and prevent traffic leakage.

That’s my 2 cents.

Ron

December 3, 2008 @ 2:48 pm EDT

To further on my comments.

Quality domain names and the early release of the domain list to be sold, are the best buzzzzz an auction can have. Without that you can continue to see low participation and price rates.

WannaDevelop.com

December 3, 2008 @ 5:24 pm EDT

Ron, good points and I like how you think ;)

All the best,
Mike

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