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  1. #1
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    .EU Domain Leads DNJournal.com Top 20 for the First Time

    First of all let me wish all of our readers in the U.S. a happy Independence Day! I hope your July 4th has been a joyous one. While I did manage to grill a couple of hamburgers today, this was Tuesday and my Tuesdays, holiday or not, are devoted to getting out our weekly domain sales report.

    It has just been posted and for the first time a .eu domain leads our all-extension Top 20 Sales Chart after going for more than $46,000 at Sedo. That is also one of the six biggest country code sales reported so far this year. Hong Kong also placed a ccTLD domain among the Top 5 on our new leader board and Greece landed one among the Top 10 as the recent boom in country code sales continued. Of course, .com still controls the lion's share of the action and the king of domains corralled 15 of the 20 entries on this week's Big Board. Read all about it thorugh the link below:

    DNJournal.com Weekly Domain Sales Report
    DNJournal.com - The Domain Industry News Magazine

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    MemphisApartments.com ... $12,101 (City + Real Estate name = consistently good combination)
    CharlestonProperties.com ... $6,200

    Gold.biz ... $3,000 (Excellent buy, perfect extension match)

    StudentLoans.us ... $2,222 (high overture bids per click and high monthly search stats, a bargain at this price)

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    "OnlineCasino.eu sold for €36,500 ($46,748). UK based Refractile Limited made the sale."

    That domain, along with the other most valuable 10,000 .eu domains, was taken in the sunrise by a fake trademark application. It claimed that ‘onlinecasino’ will be used to market clothes pegs.
    The same guy got onlinepoker.eu and onlinedating.eu, though he's one of the small fry. Unfortunately untold millions of euros will be handed over to the bigger cheats like Drake Ventures and Traffic Web Holding if this sale is anything to go by.

    ‘Refractile Limited’ is not really based in the UK, it is one of many shell companies set up by americans wishing to harvest .eu domains.

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    Originally posted by carlton
    Gold.biz... $3,000 (Excellent buy, perfect extension match)
    Agreed. With respect to biz, I had to laugh (and shake my head) at a sales thread at this forum offering various religious theme "biz" domains (like Holy Bible biz). Such irony. Just the other day I was reading about the Dude clearing the temple of money changers in disgust. Well... maybe there is a market for Religion biz domains now just as there was back then... Televangelist.biz, SiphonWidowsMoney.biz, etc.... just don't count on backing from the Dude upstairs on it

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    Originally posted by SouthCerney
    That domain, along with the other most valuable 10,000 .eu domains, was taken in the sunrise by a fake trademark application. It claimed that ‘onlinecasino’ will be used to market clothes pegs.
    The same guy got onlinepoker.eu and onlinedating.eu, though he's one of the small fry. Unfortunately untold millions of euros will be handed over to the bigger cheats like Drake Ventures and Traffic Web Holding if this sale is anything to go by.

    ‘Refractile Limited’ is not really based in the UK, it is one of many shell companies set up by americans wishing to harvest .eu domains.
    Who said being unethical doesn't pay?

    That also means that they will use those fake TMs for future tlds.

    Realistically, the fake TM have more value than the domain.




    Ron, another great article.

    Did I see some smugged ketchup on this weeks sales report?
    Were you eating a hamburger as you were typing?

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    Originally posted by DomeBase
    ... SiphonWidowsMoney.biz, etc.... just don't count on backing from the Dude upstairs on it
    Amen brother Dome, Amen!

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    Originally posted by SouthCerney
    "OnlineCasino.eu sold for €36,500 ($46,748). UK based Refractile Limited made the sale."
    Sounds massively overpriced, great keywords but hardly what would be near the the top of the .eu pile in terms of value.

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