sells for $1.76 million

DNJournal‘s latest Top 20 chart of domain sales prices is shown below. leads the list with an amazing $1,760,000 sale. The domain was brokered by Sedo and bought by TravelZoo, a publicly listed company. TravelZoo plans to use the domain to launch a travel search engine later this month.

Brian Clark, senior vice president and general manager at Travelzoo, said:

« We are delighted to acquire for our new offering. The name is a perfect match for Travelzoo’s renowned approach: simple, fun, and world class. Where others see doom and gloom we see opportunities to serve travelers and advertisers with innovative approaches to finding the best values in travel. »

This sale, in combination with selling for $3,850,000, as well as several other high ticket sales that remained unreported, will serve as a timely reminder to owners of premium domains not to sell their domains too low. (December’s $300,000 sale of to Standard Chartered Bank comes to mind.)

Other noteworthy sales include:

  • for $30,000 (the domain is still in escrow, but it was probably bought by a casino or casino affiliate)
  • for $20,600 (seems a bit much; it’s a catchy term but what are they going to use it for?)
  • for $15,000 (looks like a steal, even for a .us domain)
  • for $12,000 (this domain was bought by German company ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG, which already owns and uses, but not
  • for $9,000 (the domain was sold to a domainer and the price seems just right)

Top Domain Sales Jan 19 – Feb 1, 2009 $1,760,000 $40,200 $39,000 $30,000
NoHotel.comk $30,000 $30,000 $29,500 $29,420 $25,350 $25,200 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $22,500 $21,600 $20,600 $20,500 $20,500 $20,013 $18,200


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