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About Us Rakes in $300,000 Pot in Week's Biggest Domain Sale 

by Ron Jackson sold for a whopping $300,000 this week at (the biggest sale to date in that company's Park & Sell program) to easily top our new Top 20 chart. That was one of three impressive .de sales that hit the top half of the Big Board with all three featuring strong gambling keywords. hit a jackpot of their own with #3 at 30,000 ($37,737) while NameDrive notched another winner with delivering $15,000 to tie for 10th

.De (Germany's country code) is the second most popular extension in the world, trailing only .com. ranks as the second biggest ccTLD sale of 2006, behind only, the Norwegian domain that went for an astonishing $717,978 last month. ranks as the 7th biggest country code sale so far this year and now gives .de four of the first ten entries on our Year-To-Date ccTLD Chart

America's rapidly growing ccTLD, .US, also made the leader board with #15 selling for $10,000 at Sedo. A reliable source (who was not a party to the sale) also told us a one-word .us domain just changed hands for $30,000 but we haven't verified that yet. If we are able to do so, it will be the largest .us sale reported to date.

.Com racked up 15 of the 20 chart entries, with the only other non .com entry going to #14, a domain that sold for $10,250 at SnapNames also had the second biggest sale overall, banking $43,250 with Those domains occupied two of the nine slot claimed by SnapNames, more than any other venue. 

Sedo was next with five rungs on the golden ladder, including #4 at 25,000 ($31,480).  Here's a look at the complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, June 18:


The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 12, 2006 - Sun. June 18, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 20


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $300,000 NameDrive
2. $43,250 SnapNames
3. 30,000 = $37,737 Sedo
4. 25,000 = $31,480 Sedo
5. $31,000 Pool
6. $30,249 SnapNames
7. $29,138 SnapNames
8. $27,500 Pvt Sale
9. $17,250 SnapNames
tie $15,000 NameDrive
tie $15,000 SnapNames

12. (A zero) $13,000 Sedo
13. $12,250 SnapNames
14. $10,250 SnapNames
15. $10,000 Sedo
16. $9,850 Sedo
17. $8,900 Pool
18. $7,677 SnapNames
19. $7,210 SnapNames
20. $7,200 Pool

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.

Numeric domains, ranging from three to five digits, have been steadily growing in favor over the past year. As you can see above, a pair of 3-digit .coms, and, sold for well into five figures this week. Numeric domains are especially popular in the Far East, but their strength has certainly not been limited to that region.

.Com Supporting Cast

The SnapNames juggernaut continued to roll beyond the Big Board with the popular auction venue racking up dozens of additional four figure sales, including at $7,111 and at $6,055. cultivated $5,300 and captured $5,100 while and went for $4,600 each. returned $4,211, racked up $4,000, posted $3,800 and drew $3,700. SnapNames has another 32 sales ranged from $2,000-$3,600. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,600 $3,600 $2,600 $3,555 $2,600 $3,550 $2,600 $3,200 $2,500 $3,200 $2,300 $3,100 $2,222 $3,100 $2,201 $3,100 $2,150 $3,100 $2,150 $3,000 $2,065 $2,951 $2,050 $2,897 $2,039 $2,855 $2,038 $2,807 $2,009 $2,760 $2,000 $2,700 $2,000

Back at Sedo, commanded $6,400 while and contributed $5,000 each. added $3,750 and went for $3,600. supplemented their three Top 20 domains with at $6,100 and at $5,200. attracted $3,650, sold for $3,600 and (typo) tallied $3,433. Pool also made a splash with ($3,100) and ($3,009)

At, secured $5,000 and booked $4,100 while and kicked in $4,000 each. canned $3,888, posted $3,388 and fetched $3,000

Also at Afternic, sold for $2,750 and pulled $2,688 while and polished off $2,500 each. and tacked on $2,000 each.

At Enom's Club Drop, dispensed $3,100 and drew $2,900.

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

.Org edged .Net 9-8 in the Global Contenders race this week, but .net took the top two chart entries, with the leading domain,, a runaway winner after selling for $10,250 at The water level dropped quickly after that with the runner-up domain,, far back at $3,433. SnapNames also accounted for that sale and swept 14 of the 20 positions on the leader board.

.Org took  the third and fourth positions with at $3,355 and at $3,165. .Info scored with two domains that tied for 7th at $3,000 each; and You may have done a double take when you saw Yes, that domain was also on the chart just last week when it sold for $1,200 at Sedo. The buyer, Matt Wegrzyn, immediately put the domain back up for sale at the forum and re-sold it for $3,000! Not a bad return on investment for one week and I'm not sure my calculator has enough digits to calculate what the ROI works out to on an annualized basis!

.Biz was also represented this week with selling for $1,250 at to tie for 17th. Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending June 18:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 12, 2006 - Sun. June 18, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 20


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $10,250 SnapNames
2. $3,433 SnapNames
3. $3,355 SnapNames
4. $3,165 SnapNames
5. 2,500 = $3,147 Sedo
6. 2,400 = $3,021 Sedo
tie $3,000 Sedo
tie $3,000 DomainState
9. $2,801 SnapNames
10. $1,850 SnapNames

11. $1,610 SnapNames
12. $1,510 SnapNames
13. $1,460 SnapNames
14. $1,450 SnapNames
15. $1,341 SnapNames
16. $1,300 SnapNames
tie $1,250 SnapNames
tie $1,250 Pool
19. $1,228 SnapNames
20. $1,207 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were six more four-figure sales just off the chart with Pool, SnapNames and Afternic each claiming two of those. Pool sold for $1,175 and for $1,060. SnapNames banked $1,150 for and $1,095 for Afternic answered with at $1,100 and at $1,000

Country Codes

It was a big week for the country codes, especially for Germany's .de as the extension swept the top three spots on our new ccTLD chart (and four of the first five positions and seven overall). You've already seen the first three on our all-extensions leader board, so no need to go into detail on those, other than to have take one more bow for that blockbuster $300,000 sale at 

.US had the next highest number of chart entries with three, including #4 at $10,000, another country code domain that was strong enough to crash the all-extension leader board at the top of this report. The American ccTLD also scored with #10, sold by for $2,500 in a private transaction and, which went for $1,000 in another private deal. 

The European Union's new .eu and Canada's .ca claimed two positions each and .cc (Cocos Keeling Islands) posted one of the largest sales we have ever seen in that extension with going for $6,000 at Sedo. The seller was Ron James, who is the owner of the domain forum. Here's a look at the complete Country Code list for the week ending June 18:

Country Code Sweet 16
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 12, 2006 - Sun. June 18, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 20


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $300,000 NameDrive
2. 30,000 = $37,737 Sedo
3. $15,000 NameDrive
4. $10,000 Sedo
5.  5,600 = $7,049 Sedo
6.  $6,000 Sedo
7. 2,700 = $3,398 Sedo
("sales tax" in German)
2,250 = $2,832 Sedo

("scrap trade" in German)
2,000 = $2,517 Sedo
10. $2,500 Pvt Sale
11. $2,100 Afternic
(proper name for the East German secret police known as the Stasi)
1,500 = $1,888 Sedo
("Cheese shop" in German)
1,500 = $1,888 Sedo
14.  $1,850 Pool
15. $1,651 Pool
16. $1,000 Pvt Sale

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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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