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Deal for Closes at More Than $277,000 To Top This Week's Domain Sales List

by Ron Jackson was sold during a live auction conducted by at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Domain Conference in Las Vegas in May, but the exchange of funds for the domain was just completed this week. The final tab hit $277,750 to rank among the 12 highest sales reported this year.

Everyone knew that deal was coming but another six-figure sale completed at added some new fuel to the domain market fire. scored a $105,556 knockout to lead a very powerful week for Afternic as that venue rang up four of the top ten sales and five overall on our new leader board.

The reporting period for this week's column included the big July 4 holiday in the U.S. and, as one would expect, there were fewer sales transactions as a result. There were still some strong results among the deals that did close though and a dozen of those hit at least five figures. #3 was among them after getting a grip on $19,804 at, a venue that swept nine positions on the Big Board, more than any other sales site.

.Net had an unusually strong performance this week, posting three entries among the top ten sales, including #4 which went for $15,750 at Afternic. #5 was right behind, returning 12,000 ($15,329) at One country code domain cracked the elite list, with #15 doing the honors for Great Britain after attracting 5,000 ($9,232) at Sedo.

.Com claimed everything else, 16 positions in all. Here's a look at the complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, July 9:


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


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $277,750 Moniker/Traffic 
2. $105,556 Afternic
3. $19,804 SnapNames
4. $15,750 Afternic
5. 12,000 = $15,329 Sedo
6. $12,675 SnapNames
7. $11,500 Internet Traffic Signal
8. $11,178 Afternic
9. $10,210 Afternic
10. $10,200 SnapNames

11. $10,000 Moniker/
12. $10,000 Moniker/
13. $9,988 SnapNames
14. $9,450 Afternic
15. 5,000 = $9,232 Sedo
16. $8,200 SnapNames
17. $8,100 SnapNames
18. $7,547 SnapNames
tie $7,100 SnapNames
tie $7,100 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.

While four of the major venues all posted multiple Top 20 entries this week, one independent seller also joined the party. Internet Traffic Signal got on the board with #7 going for $11,500. One other note - #11 and #12 were sold as a package for $20,000 at Moniker/ For charting purposes we broke them out at $10,000 each. 

.Com Supporting Cast

Along with their 9 charted domains, SnapNames led the .com supporting cast with several dozen solid four-figure sales, including ($6,600), ($6,160) and ($5,655). pulled $5,565, drew $5,099 and fetched $5,000 tacked on $4,766, cooked up $4,200 and took in $4,140. went for $4,100, topped out at $3,801, provided $3,700 and contained $3,635. SnapNames had another 25 sales ranging from $2,000 to nearly $3,600. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,600 $3,555 $2,322 $3,513 $2,227 $3,500 $2,222 $3,288 $2,050 $3,000 $2,050 $3,000 $2,050 $2,877 $2,050 $2,750 $2,049 $2,655 $2,038 $2,600 $2,020 $2,555 $2,000 $2,522 $2,000 $2,355   

Back at Sedo, (typo) lifted off with 5,000 ($6,387), kicked in $5,000 and notched 3,000 ($3,832). brewed $3,750, delivered 2,800 ($3,575) and went for $3,500. docked at $3,298, contributed 2,500 ($3,194) and posted 2,475 ($3,162).

Moniker/ supplemented their trio of Top 20 domains with at $6,080 and at $6,000. sold for $5,925, banked $5,812 and sizzled at $5,695.

Afternic added $6,000 for, $4,000 for and $3,556 for brought $3,500, generated $2,400 and injected $2,250. managed $2,200, booked $2,100 and two others, and clicked for $2,000 each. 

Elsewhere, commanded $2,600 in a private sale and (a domain with existing traffic) changed hands for $2,000 at the DomainState forum.

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

It was a big week for the .nets. That extension had three five-figure sales to take the first three spots on our Global Contenders chart and .net accounted for 14 of 20 entries overall. You've already seen the big hitters on the the all-extension Top 20;, and  

#4 followed that power trio after going for $7,056 at SnapNames. #5 landed next, gliding in with 2,000 ($2,555) at Sedo. .Pro made a rare appearance on the GC chart thanks to the 1,900 ($2,427) sale of #7, also at Sedo. .Info and .Biz went home empty-handed this week. 

Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending July 9:

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


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $15,750 Afternic
2. 12,000 = $15,329 Sedo
3. $10,210 Afternic
4. $7,056 SnapNames
5. 2,000 = $2,555 Sedo
6. $2,500 Sedo
7. 1,900 = $2,427 Sedo
8. $2,050 SnapNames
9. 1,588 = $2,028 Sedo
10. $1,850 SnapNames

11. $1,702 SnapNames
12. $1,650 SnapNames
13. $1,600 Sedo
14. $1,539 SnapNames
15. $1,500 Sedo
tie $1,350 SnapNames
tie $1,350 SnapNames
18. $1,315 Afternic
19. $1,300 Afternic
20. $1,222 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were two other four-figure sales just off the chart. cornered $1,100 at Enom's Club Drop and hooked $1,000 in a private sale. At Afternic, someone got a good buy in (home to Phoenix, Arizona and America's 3rd largest county) at $750.

Country Codes

This was's week in the country code race. Great Britain's domain claimed half of the entries our new ccTLD Top Ten chart including the leader, at 5,000 ($9,232). That name sold at Sedo - in fact every domain on this week's chart was sold at Sedo, which underscores how much that venue continues to dominate this category. 

An impressive three-letter .eu (European Union) sale was #2. went for 4,995 ($6,380). Isreal's made a rare appearance at #3 with the $5,725 sale of Germany's .de has two entries this week with the remaining slots going to Mexico's and Tuvalu's .tv.

  Here's a look at the complete Country Code leader board for the week ending July 9:

Country Code Top 10
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 3, 2006 - Sun. July 9, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 11


Sold For

Where Sold
1. 5,000 = $9,232 Sedo
2. 4,995 = $6,380 Sedo
3. $5,725 Sedo
4. 3,000 = $5,539 Sedo
5.  2,500 = $4,616 Sedo

("cheap tires" in German)
2,800 = $3,576 Sedo
7.  1,900 = $2,427 Sedo
8. 1,300 = $2,401 Sedo
9. 1,740 = $2,222 Sedo
tie $2,000 Sedo
tie $2,000 Sedo

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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