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Pair of $200,000 Domains Lead the Charge in Another Strong Sales Week

by Ron Jackson sold for $201,600 at this week and commanded $200,000 at to land another solid 1-2 punch for the bull market in domains. With those two sales, 20 deals of at least 200K have now been reported in 2006 (with some others at that level off the radar due to non disclosure agreements).

An NDA kept Afternic from releasing a $75,000 sale, but 13 other deals in the five figure range were reported this week, led by #3, which was picked up by Rick Latona for $23,500 in a private transaction. followed with the first of their three charted domains, #4 at $20,400. Moniker would have had a fourth chart entry, but a pair of three-letter domains, and were bundled together in a single $12,625 sale, so we could not determine individual prices paid for charting purposes. posted five names on the Big Board with #5 leading the way for them at $15,811. In addition to their big 200K sale, Sedo rang up five more Top 20 entries to lead all comers. Their roster included a pair of nice country code sales with #6 (German ccTLD) delivering 11,500 ($14,464) and #11 (Denmark country code) drawing 8,490 ($10,678) produced still another five-figure ccTLD sale, banking 5,500 ($10,116) for (Great Britain's country code, of course). The extension is having a strong year. We just published a completely revised and updated report from Sedo on the market that fans of that ccTLD should find interesting.

The only other non .com on the leader board was, a domain that yielded $10,000 in a private transaction to tie for the 14th position. This week also brought the biggest .biz sale reported so far this year, $7,500 for at Sedo. That wasn't enough to crack the all-extension leader board, but it ranks #2 on our new Global Contenders chart (coming up later). Here's a look at the complete best sellers list for the week ending Sunday, July 23:


The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $201,600 Afternic
2. $200,000 Sedo
3. $23,500 Pvt Sale
4. $20,400 Moniker/
5. $15,811 SnapNames
6. 11,500 = $14,464 Sedo
7. $13,500 Sedo
8. $12,500 Afternic
9. $12,001 SnapNames
10. $10,686 Moniker/

11. 8,490 = $10,678 Sedo
12. 5,500 = $10,116 AcornDomains
13. $10,114 Moniker/
tie $10,000 Pvt Sale
tie $10,000 Sedo
16. $9,913 SnapNames
17. 7,500 = $9,434 Sedo
18. (typo) $9,200 SnapNames
19. $9,000 InternetLandRush
20. $8,786 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.

As noted above #19 sold for $9,000 at We understand that a different buyer bought two other domains there for $9,000 each, but we haven't seen price documentation on those two, so can't include them this week.

.Com Supporting Cast

Back at Moniker/DomainSystems, a nice one-word domain, was acquired for just $8,587. CEO Monte Cahn also told us about some interesting portfolio sales. A group of four adult domains changed hands for $125,000 and a deal for five IDN's brought $5,213 (the puny codes for those were,,, and Moniker also had a six-figure .info portfolio sale we'll tell you about in the Global Contenders section.

Sedo supplemented their six chart entries with six more solid four-figure sales including ($8,000), ($4,500) and ($3,975). booked another $3,000, kicked in $2,767 and brought $2,645.

At SnapNames, provided $7,600, contributed $6,550 and added $6,200. toweled off with $6,000 while and went for $5,100 each. drew $5,000, deposited $4,913 and dispensed $4,101. fetched $3,938 and tacked on $3,800 while and netted $3,600 each. SnapNames had another 25 sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,500 $3,500 $2,316 $3,201 $2,301 $3,100 $2,250 $3,100 $2,250 $3,005 $2,150 $2,950 $2,050 $2,900 $2,050 $2,600 $2,050 $2,600 $2,050 $2,600 $2,032 $2,350 $2,011 $2,350 $2,000 $2,333  

Back at Afternic, closed at $4,450, banked $3,500 and spawned $2,975. prescribed $2,800, corralled $2,778 and knocked out $2,500. posted $2,344, generated $2,190 and notched $2,188. Two others, and brought $2,000 each. We also learned about a previously unreported sale at Afternic earlier in the year in which sold for $7,500.

Elsewhere, sold from their Domain Marketplace for $5,000 and at Enom's Club Drop, reeled in $3,300 and returned $2,400.

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

.Net dominated the Global Contenders action this week, taking the top spot with going for $10,000 in a private sale, and piling up 13 of 20 chart entries overall. .Biz also made some waves with the biggest sale in that extension so far this year and two names in the top ten. The big hitter was #2, sold for $7,500 at Sedo. #9 added another $2,500 in a private deal.

.Org was held to four entries this week, led by #3, sold for $4,223 at .Pro hit the chart for the third week in a row, scoring with which went for $2,000 at Sedo.

In an interesting portfolio sale, sold 37,000 .info domains for $105,745. That averages out to just $2.86 per domain, so how does that make sense? Answer: Because the domains were acquired at .info promotional prices of $1.75 per domain. The end result was a 61% return on the owner's investment in less than a year.

The rest of the new GC list was nothing but net. Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders chart for the week ending July 23:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $10,000 Pvt Sale
2. $7,500 Sedo
3. $4,223 SnapNames
4. $4,200 Sedo
5. $4,000 Enom's Club Drop
6. $3,600 SnapNames
7. $3,095 SnapNames
8. $3,000 Afternic
9. $2,500 Pvt Sale
10. $2,163 SnapNames

11. $2,151 SnapNames
tie $2,150 SnapNames
tie $2,150 SnapNames
tie $2,000 Sedo
tie $2,000 Sedo
tie $2,000 Sedo
17. $1,888 Afternic
18. $1,800 Sedo
19. 1,350 = $1,698 Sedo
20. $1,606 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 16 more four-figure sales just off the chart, with SnapNames accounting for all but three of those. .Org owned this group with exhaling $1,601, drumming up $1,551 and generating $1,485. screened $1,400, grew $1,383 and added $1,300

Also at SnapNames, notched $1,275, pulled in $1,222, shined at $1,124 and soaked up $1,050. On the .net side of the ledger, delivered $1,605, sold for $1,151 and brought $1,124.

Sedo had two four-figure sales, pocketing $1,600 for and $1,000 for Enom's Club Drop added another with standing out at $1,300.

Country Codes

The country codes had a great week with a trio of five-figure sales, each in a different extension. You've already seen those three;, and because they all ranked among the 12 biggest sales on the all extension Top 20. was really rocking with five entries on the new GC list including #4 at 4,112 ($7,563) and #5 at 5,500  ($6,439).

The European Union's new .eu extension also had another strong outing with four charted domains including #8, sold for 3,050 ($3,836) at Sedo. With the news this week that 74,000 prime .eu domains have been suspended by the central registry, EURid, it will be interesting to see if that dries up the pool of .eu resales in the weeks ahead.

Fresh off their $5,000 sale of last week, Original Web Ventures, Inc. sold another two-letter .cc,,  for the same price this week. .cc is the country code for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Other countries represented this week included Canada (with two .ca entries sold at, New Zealand ( and The Netherlands (.nl). Here's a look at the complete Country Code leader board for the week ending July 23:

Country Code Sweet 16
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 17, 2006 - Sun. July 23, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 25


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 11,500 = $14,464 Sedo
2.  8,490 = $10,678 Sedo
3. 5,500 = $10,116 AcornDomains
4. 4,112 = $7,563 AcornDomains
5.  5,500 = $6,439 Sedo
6. $5,850


7.  $5,000 Pvt Sale
8. 3,050 = $3,836 Sedo

("plastic surgery" in French)
3,000 = $3,773 Sedo
10. 2,000 = $3,678 AcornDomains
11. 2,750 = $3,459 Sedo
12. $3,001 Pool
13. 1,550 = $2,852 Sedo
14. $2,500 Sedo
15. 1,750 = $2,202 Sedo
16. $1,172 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In another four-figure sale just off the chart, rang up $1,000 for America's extension in a sale at Sedo. Also was sold at for 500 ($920).

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, 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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