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August 27, 2012

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Six Figure Sale of and Highest .US Sale Ever Reported Headline Continuing Surge in Domain Business 

by Ron Jackson

Business is supposed to slow down in the summer, but you wouldn't know it from the ongoing boom in the domain market. Still another six-figure sale headlines our latest Top 20 chart, this one coming from GreatDomains where commanded $125,000. The same venue also posted the second biggest .net sale of the year, ringing up $56,500 for Only was higher, going for $454,500 last month.

This week also brought the highest .US sale ever reported as Dan Ryan let go for $30,000 in a private sale to eclipse the previous leader,, a domain that sold  for $29,500 in January. is believed to have sold for over $50,000 last fall but the actual price was never revealed.

The rising domain tide continues to lift all boats as interest continues to grow in multiple extensions. This week's Big Board features 3 .orgs, 2 .nets and 3 ccTLDs (representing the United States, Spain and Germany) along with the usual complement of strong .com sales.

#2 was sandwiched in between those two big sales at GreatDomains after going for $70,000 at and #4 booked $30,475 at That was one of five 3-letter domains on the chart (as well as a 2-letter domain), again demonstrating the perennial popularity of short acronyms.

Germany's .de powered it's way onto the upper reaches of the chart again, this time with the €22,000 ($27,683) sale of #6 ("Christmas gift" in German) at .De reached a big milestone this week when total registrations hit 10 million on Monday (June 26). .Com is the only other extension to crack the 8-figure mark.

Sedo was the leading sales venue this week, piling up 7 chart entries. SnapNames has 4 while GreatDomains and Moniker/DomainSystems racked up 3 each. Here's a look at the complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, June 25:


The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $125,000 GreatDomains
2. $70,000
3. $56,500 GreatDomains
4. $30,475 Moniker/
5. $30,000 Pvt Sale
("Christmas gift" in German)
€22,000 = $27,683 Sedo
7. $25,250 SnapNames
8. $25,000 Sedo
9. $25,000 GreatDomains
10. $22,405 SnapNames

11. $22,000 Sedo
12. $14,260 SnapNames
13. $12,180 Afternic
14. $10,400 Moniker/
15. $10,220 Moniker/
16. $9,600 SnapNames
17. $9,445 Sedo
18. €7,500 = $9,438 Sedo
19. $9,000 Sedo
20. €6,700 = $8,431 Sedo

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.

.Org had an exceptionally strong week with a trio of very attractive domains in, and Spain's .es extension made a rare appearance on the Big Board with going for $9,438. Though that ccTLD isn't a regular on the all-extension list it has been turning up more and more on our Country Code chart.

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/DomainSystems supplemented their there chart entries with at $8,200 and at $6,295. The company also sold a portfolio of 56 three-letter .com domains for $131,620.

Meanwhile, SnapNames, as always, had a long list of strong four-figure sales, including at $8,000, at $7,877 and at $7,600. pocketed $6,000, drew $5,250 and kicked in $5,100 served $5,000, pulled $4,600 and tacked on $4,500. went for $4,400 and fetched $4,100 while and contributed $4,000 each. SnapNames had another 26 sales ranging from $2,000-$3,600. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,600 $3,600 $2,350 $3,505 $2,272 $3,100 $2,272 $3,100 $2,150 $3,100 $2,150 $3,030 $2,052 $2,850 $2,050 $2,735 $2,050 $2,730 $2,050 $2,700 $2,050 $2,650 $2,005 $2,600 $2,003 $2,600 $2,000

At, deposited $6,615 while counted out $5,556. grew $3,388, corralled $2,300 and found $2,288. ground out $2,100 while a trio that included, and added $2,000 each. Afternic also had a six-figure sale this week that they could not release due to a non-disclosure agreement.

Back at Sedo, posted $5,555 and got stuck at £3,000 ($5,467). returned $5,000 while ("isolated" in Spanish) and went for $4,000 each.

GreatDomains sold for $3,300 and in a pair of private deals, Darren Monroe of sold for $5,500 and Derek Prueitt bought for $2,500 to replace his

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

In a repeat of last week's Global Contenders race .org nipped .net by one in overall chart entries (10-9 this time out), but .net again took the #1 position, doing it this time with that blockbuster $56,500 sale of at GreatDomains. .Org answered by taking the next three in a row with, and All of those domains earned spots on the all-extension leader board you saw earlier, as did #5, so the first face you haven't already seen is #6 which went for $7,100 at SnapNames.

.Info is also represented on the GC chart this week thanks to Tariq Ghafoor's $4,800 sale of at Sedo. You might recall that went for $10,000 just last week, but Ghafoor, who is an excellent negotiator, had not heard that news when he agreed to let the .info version go for considerably less. 

This is a chart that SnapNames traditionally dominates and this week was no exception as the popular auction venue swept 15 of the 20 positions. Sedo took 3 and the other 2 went to GreatDomains (but they made theirs count by taking the top two spots). Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending June 25:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $56,500 GreatDomains
2. $25,000 GreatDomains
3. $22,405 SnapNames
4. $9,600 SnapNames
5. $9,445 Sedo
6. $7,100 SnapNames
7. $5,500 SnapNames
8. $4,800 Sedo
9. $3,900 SnapNames
10. $3,500 SnapNames

11. $3,303 SnapNames
12. €2,600 = $3,271 Sedo
13. $3,100 SnapNames
tie $3,000 Sedo
tie $3,000 SnapNames
16. $2,669 SnapNames
17. $2,659 SnapNames
18. $2,450 SnapNames
19. $2,200 SnapNames
20. $2,150 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 23 more four-figure sales in the Global Contenders category this week and SnapNames accounted for 17 of those. Their .net winners included ($2,050), ($1,961) and ($1,550). notched $1,311, provided $1,150 and added $1,105. went for $1,061, for $1,024 and for $1,003

On the .org side of the ledger, SnapNames sold ($1,950), ($1,949) and ($1,750). pulled $1,650, netted $1,550 and added $1,490. Rounding out the SnapNames roster were ($1,410) and ($1,211)

At Sedo, banked $2,000, deposited $1,773 and attracted $1,100. At Afternic, gathered $1,600, sold for $1,500 and nailed $1,460.

Country Codes

The ccTLDs were rocking again this week. In addition to ranking among the five biggest sales in any extension this week, tops the Country Code chart and ascends to the throne as the highest .US sale reported to date. Germany was right behind with that big €22,000 ($27,683) sale of #2 at Sedo. 

.De took four positions on our new ccTLD leader board, also scoring with #4 at €5,000 ($6,292), #5 at €4,100 ($5,158) and #7 Tö ("pots" in German), an IDN that went for €3,333 ($4,193) at Sedo, a venue that swept 9 of the 11 chart entries. Other countries represented this week include Spain (.es with two entries), the European Union (.eu), Canada (.ca), Switzerland (.ch) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc).

The .cc domain is a nice 2-letter combo, #9, sold by Original Web Ventures Inc. for $2,000 in a private transaction. Meanwhile, CEO Monte Cahn told us his company sold a portfolio of 130 two-letter .cc domains for $75,010.

Here's a look at the complete Country Code list for the week ending June 25:

Country Code Elite 11
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. June 19, 2006 - Sun. June 25, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. June 27


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $30,000 Pvt Sale
("Christmas gift" in German)
€22,000 = $27,683 Sedo
3. €7,500 = $9,438 Sedo
4. €5,000 = $6,292 Sedo
5.  €4,100 = $5,158 Sedo
("Camping vacation"in German)
€4,000 = $5,032 Sedo

7.  Tö (IDN)
("pots" in German)
€3,333 = $4,193 Sedo
8. $3,333 Sedo
9. $2,000 Pvt Sale
10. €1,100 = $1,383 Sedo
11. €1,100 = $1,258 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

We also got word this week of a nice 3-letter .us sale that occurred earlier this year. went for $4,000 in a private transaction. The deal was completed outside the time frame required to be eligible for our weekly chart, but we felt it was well worth noting.

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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