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 Goes For Over $310,000 To Give SnapNames Their Biggest Domain Sale Ever 

by Ron Jackson

Drop catching pioneer has had a lot of big sales since the company moved to an auction format in 2004, but none as big the one they bagged this week. went for a whopping $310,250 to eclipse the previous all-time leader at SnapNames,, a domain that sold for $260,250 in December. also becomes the second highest domain sale reported thus far in 2006, trailing only, a name that went for $550,000 earlier this month.

With as their flag bearer, SnapNames put together a phenomenal sales week, taking 12 of the 20 positions on the Big Board, including five of the first seven. and were the only venues able to interrupt SnapName's streak at the top of the chart. NameDrive did it with the week's second six-figure sale, ("friendship" in Spanish) at $100,000. The domain was sold in their new traffic based Park & Sell aftermarket. KuwaitNet's big sale was at $30,000. That ranked #4 on our new Top 20 and they placed another numeric domain,, in a tie for the 8th position at $15,000.

The SnapNames juggernaut continued with #3 ($41,500), #5 ($23,500), #6 ($17,250) and #7 ($16,861). made their first official appearance at #8 with at $15,000 but Sedo also had a six-figure sale we are aware of that couldn't be released due to a non-disclosure agreement. was the only other venue with multiple entries on the leader board. They scored with (#11 at $14,500) and a nice 3-letter org, (tied for 17th at $9,100). The other non .coms on this week's list were #15 (sold for $10,250 at SnapNames) and #19 (sold for $8,768 at Sedo).  Here's a look at the complete Top 20 for the week ending Sunday, Feb 26:

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Feb. 20, 2006 - Sun. Feb. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1.  $310,250 SnapNames
("friendship" in Spanish)
$100,000 NameDrive
3. $41,500 SnapNames
4. $30,000 KuwaitNET
5. $23,500 SnapNames
6. $17,250 SnapNames
7. $16,861 SnapNames
tie $15,000 Sedo
tie  $15,000 KuwaitNET
10. $14,750 Pool

11. $14,500 Afternic
12. $14,251 SnapNames
13. $13,125 SnapNames
14. $12,350 SnapNames
15. $10,250 SnapNames
16. $9,800 SnapNames
tie $9,100 Afternic
tie $9,100 SnapNames
19. 5,000 = $8,768 Sedo
20. $7,800 SnapNames

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts. had one of the week's 15 five-figure sales, mopping their brow with $14,750 from #10 SnapNames dominated both halves of the chart and easily salted things away with seven of the last nine entries on the list.

.Com Supporting Cast

As they do each week, SnapNames also piled up dozens of additional solid four figure sales. fetched $7, carved out $6,843 and took in $6,600. lit up $6,313 while and snatched $6,300 each. added $5,220 while and ground out $5,100 apiece. yielded $4,388, contributed $4,350 and attracted $4,095. SnapNames had another three dozen .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900. You can check those out in the table below: 

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,900 $3,900 $2,722 $3,522 (typo) $2,655 $3,224 $2,609 $3,201 $2,524 $3,200 $2,513 $3,133 $2,461 $3,055 $2,314 $3,000 $2,301 $3,000 $2,250 $3,000 $2,250 $2,988 $2,200 $2,950 $2,150 $2,948 $2,127 $2,905 $2,051 (typo) $2,877 $2,050 $2,850 $2,006 $2,800 $2,000 $2,792 $2,000

Back at, booked $6,800, deposited $6,767 and returned $6,100. did pay $4,100, marched off with $3,450, commanded $2,222 and pulled in $2,049.

Afternic added to their trophy case with ($6,800), ($5,000) and a pair at $3,500 each; and answered a $2,800 prayer, landed $2,200 and discovered $2,000

Sedo supplemented their winner's list with at $5,000, at 3,100 ($3,697) and at 3,000 ($3,578). made another $2,400 appear, brought 1,679 ($1,943) and notched $1,600.

At Enom's Club Drop sold for $3,700, went for $2,100 and found a good fit at $1,800. In a private sale (Hindi for "gossip") changed hands for $2,000

Global Contenders (.biz, .info, .net & .org)

If you thought SnapNames was dominant on the main chart, check out the new Global Contenders rankings. SnapNames swept 17 of 20 positions on this week's list, including #1 with at $10,250. Afternic and Pool were the only other venues appearing in the GC spotlight, Afternic doing it with #2 at $9,450. Another .org,, took the #3 slot at $7,544. After that it was nothing but .net on the top half of the leader board.

SnapNames reeled off seven straight .net winners starting with #3 ($4,801) and #4 ($4,200). .Biz finally halted the .net streak by gulping $2,500 worth of That #11 domain sold at Pool, as did #13 ($2,153).

As you will see on the complete list below, a number of other nice one-word .nets graced the new GC chart.  Here's how they stacked up for the week ending Feb. 26:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Feb. 20, 2006 - Sun. Feb. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $10,250 SnapNames
2. $9,450 Afternic
3. $7,544 SnapNames
4. $4,801 SnapNames
5. $4,200 SnapNames
6. $3,800 SnapNames
7. $3,433 SnapNames
8. $2,710 SnapNames
9. $2,650 SnapNames
10. $2,600 SnapNames

11. $2,500 Pool
12. $2,205 SnapNames
13. $2,153 Pool
14. $1,902 SnapNames
15. $1,705 SnapNames
16. $1,650 SnapNames
17. $1,611 SnapNames
18. $1,605 SnapNames
19. $1,601 SnapNames
20. $1,576 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 17 more four-figure sales in this category over the last seven days. Eight of those were .orgs, five were .nets, three were .infos and one was a .biz. The .nets included ($1,500 at Enom's Club Drop) and four that found new owners through SnapNames; ($1,350), ($1,259), ($1,161) and ($1,013)

The long list of strong .orgs all sold at SnapNames. That group included at $1,400, at $1,250 and at $1,225. sliced off $1,206, drew $1,103 and sounded a $1,050 alert. Another $1,024 went to and punched a $1,000 ballot. 

Most of the week's best .infos changed hands at Sedo. kicked in 1,249 ($1,490) provided 1,100 ($1,311), was hot at 1,000 ($1,192) and stepped out with 550 ($655). Elsewhere, a superb 3-letter combo,, sold for $975 at

Back on the .biz front brought 1,120 ($1,335) and added $500 with both of those selling at Sedo.

Country Codes

Great Britain's took center stage on the Country Code chart this week, claiming five of the first seven entries including #1, sold at Sedo for 5,000 ($8,768). Sedo wound up handling 8 of the 12 sales on the new ccTLD list with the other four deals being done in private transactions. The run continued with #2 at 4,300 ($7,540).

America's country code, .us, was right on's heels, racking up four charted sales, including #3 at $7,000. That domain was bought in a private transaction by Ohio's Columbus Web Solutions, Ltd.  The other .us domains on this week's list were all bought by Chris Zouzas in a private deal. Zouzas added ($2,000), ($2,000) and ($1,200) to his already outstanding .us portfolio (which includes among others). 

As the world's second most popular extension (behind only .com), Germany's .de is usually expected to dominate this list, but this week the best it could do was an 8th place finish with ("printing" in German) at 2,600 ($3,101). Here's a look at the complete Country Code chart for the week ending Feb. 26:

Country Code Top 12
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Feb. 20, 2006 - Sun. Feb. 26, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Feb. 28


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 5,000 = $8,768 Sedo
2. 4,300 = $7,540 Sedo
3. $7,000 Pvt Sale
("my workshop" in German)
4,250 = $5,068 Sedo
5. 2,000 = $3,507 Sedo
6.  $3,500 Sedo

7. 2,000 = $3,507 Sedo
("printing" in German)
2,600 = $3,101 Sedo
tie $2,000 Pvt Sale
tie  $2,000 Pvt Sale
11. $1,200 Pvt Sale
12. $940 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Austria scored this week with #4 ("my workshop" in German) at 4,250 ($5,068). The only other country represented this time out was the Cocos Keeling Islands with #12 at $940. In another sale off the chart, (Spain's country code) brought $900 at Afternic. 

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past seven days, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page.


As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of DotCom Group, LLC also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Tuesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Monday our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this report for Tuesday night publication to give you the freshest sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

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