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by Ron Jackson

There were no six figure sales reported this week but it wasn't exactly Spring Break for the domain business. landed a nice 1-2 punch with and leading a pack of 14 solid five-figure sales. One of those,, was the highest reported Global Contenders sale so far in 2006.

Sedo hit the Daily Double with #1 at an even $75,000 and #2 at 48,000 ($58,070). Those sales helped Sedo rack up seven entries on our new Top 20 list while snagged eight slots on the Big Board. locked up the #3 position with JW Media acquiring the domain for $50,000 from then entered the fray, taking back to back entries with #4 (Welsh spelling of "sport") at $40,300 and #5 at $30,350. 

Next up at #6 was that big GC domain,, acquired by Chad Wright's for $30,000 in a private transaction. That was the year's biggest reported sale in the Global Contenders category which includes the gTLD's; .net, .org, .biz and .info.

.Com is still the undisputed heavyweight champ of course and this week the world's most popular extension walked off with 16 of the 20 chart entries. Three country code domains joined in the other four slots. The British power trio included #14 at 6,000 ($10,455), #17 at 7,500 ($9,074) and #20 at 4,600 ($8,016). All three of those were sold at Sedo.

.Com's tear through the first ten continued with #7, sold by to a public company in England for $25,200 in a private transaction. followed at #8 after going for $23,000 at Sedo. Then SnapNames took the spotlight with the two best domains from their sales roster; #9 ($21,250) and #10 ($17,251)

Here's a look at the complete all extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, April 9:

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Apr. 3, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 9, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $75,000 Sedo
2. 48,000 = $58,070 Sedo
3. $50,000 DigiPawn
(Welsh spelling of "sport")
$40,300  Moniker/
5. $30,350 Moniker/
6. $30,000 Pvt Sale
7. $25,200 Pvt Sale
8. $23,000 Sedo
9. $21,250 SnapNames
10. $17,251 SnapNames

11. $13,360 SnapNames
12. $12,250 SnapNames
13. 6,000 = $10,455 Sedo
14. $9,988 SnapNames
15. $9,300 SnapNames
16. 7,500 = $9,074 Sedo
17. $9,000 Sedo
18. $8,050 SnapNames
19. 4,600 = $8,016 Sedo
20. $8,000 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

As we move on to the supporting cast in .com we find SnapNames back at center stage taking a bow with domains like at $7,518 and at $6,111. returned another $5,487 while and took in $5,100 each. commanded $4,900, tapped in $4,600 and fetched $4,350. drew $4,250, added $4,200 and posted $4,101

SnapNames had 20 more sales ranging from $2,000-$3,800. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,800 $3,800 $2,433 $3,710 $2,395 $3,700 $2,380 $3,433 $2,250 $3,333 $2,205 $3,300 $2,201 $3,029 $2,151 $2,988 $2,150 $2,800 $2,050 $2,600 $2,000

Back at Sedo, banked $7,500, ("ladders" in German) climbed to 4,250 ($5,142) and pulled 4,000 ($4,839). divvied up $3,900, went for 3,000 ($3,629), came in at $3,000 and turned over for $2,222.

At, swept away $7,450, welcomed $5,000 and two others; and deposited $3,500 each. At (GoDaddy's Domain Name After Market), kicked in $5,500, rang up $2,300 and found $2,200. At Enom's Club Drop, brought $2,100 and uncovered $1,800.

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

For the second week in a row, .org dominated the Global Contenders competition. The big headline was's $30,000 acquisition of in a private transaction. That set a new high water mark for all .org, .net, .info and .biz sales reported so far in 2006. .Org wound up taking 3 of the first 5 positions on our new GC Top 20 chart and 11 of 20 entries overall.

.Net also fared well this week with 8 charted domains, including #2, sold for $7,326 at SnapNames. Other .net winners included #4 ($4,050), #6 ($2,900) and #7 ($2,662)

.Org's other standouts included #3 ($5,700), #5 ($3,600) and #8 ($2,150). All of those sold at SnapNames, a venue that swept all but four of the 20 chart positions.

.Info got on board with's $1,500 sale of which tied for the 15th position. .Biz came up empty handed this time out. Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending April 9:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Apr. 3, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 9, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $30,000 Pvt Sale
2. $7,326 SnapNames
3. $5,700 SnapNames
4. $4,050 SnapNames
5. $3,600 SnapNames
6. $2,900 SnapNames
7. 2,200 = $2,662 Sedo
8. $2,150 SnapNames
9. $2,030 SnapNames
tie $1,850 SnapNames
tie $1,850 SnapNames

12. $1,611 SnapNames
13. $1,605 SnapNames
14. $1,529 SnapNames
tie $1,500 SnapNames
tie $1,500 PPCIncome
17. $1,450 SnapNames
18. $1,400 Enom's Club Drop
tie $1,300 SnapNames
tie $1,300 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 11 more 4-figure sales just off the chart. Afternic had the biggest one with at $1,288. Sedo accounted for another with at $1,000 and SnapNames sold the other nine including ($1,261), ($1,253) and ($1,250)

SnapNames also scored with at $1,220, at $1,206 and at $1,179. added $1,100, contributed $1,067 and notched $1,050

In the upper three-figure range, Afternic sold for $863, Sedo dialed up 600 ($726) with and Enom's Club Drop exchanged for $670.

Country Codes

Great Britain's reigned over the Country Codes this week, sweeping the top three spots on our new ccTLD chart. Those three domains,, and were all strong enough to crash the Top 20 all extension chart as well (as you saw earlier in our report). The UK trio helped Sedo run off with 11 of 12 chart entries this week.

Germany's .de also did very well by charting 6 domains in a row after Italy's ("theater" in Italian) took the #4 position at 4,500 ($5,444). The .de run began with #5 ("gift idea" in German) at 3,000 ($3,629) and #6 at 2,800 ($3,387).

The surprise of the week was a pair of chart entries from .vc, a seldom seen extension that represents tiny Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. and did the honors, selling for $2,000 and $1,655 respectively. Sedo sold the 2-letter domain while Afternic accounted for the poker name.

Here's a look at the complete Country Code Chart for the week ending April 9:

Country Code Top 12
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Apr. 3, 2006 - Sun. Apr. 9, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Apr. 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 6,000 = $10,455 Sedo
2. 7,500 = $9,074 Sedo
3. 4,600 = $8,016 Sedo
("theater" in Italian)
4,500 = $5,444 Sedo
("gift idea" in German)
3,000 = $3,629 Sedo
6. 2,800 = $3,387 Sedo

("small business entrepreneur" in German)
2,150 = $2,601 Sedo
tie 2,000 = $2,420 Sedo
("buy real estate" in German)
2,000 = $2,420 Sedo
10. 1,740 = $2,105 Sedo
11.  $2,000 Sedo
12. $1,655 Afternic

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

The always popular poker keyword sold in another extension this week as well. (Saint Helena ccTLD) went for $1,500 at Afternic. That venue also sold for $600. Meanwhile, sales reports continue to trickle in from the recent Canadian .ca drops. sold a trio at 500 Canadian dollars each ($437) that included, and

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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