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by Ron Jackson

The summer doldrums are still away on vacation. The domain market turned in another solid performance this week with a pair of six-figure sales and 15 reported transactions that hit at least five figures. As always, there were others in that lofty range that were not reported due to non-disclosure agreements.

This week's Chairman of the Big Board is, a blue chip domain that commanded $225,000 at In addition to leading our new weekly Top 20 chart, that deal also ranks among the 20 highest sales on our 2006 Year-To-Date list. Stuart Wood of Wisconsin's Salient Properties, LLC was the buyer. booked the other six-figure sale, handling a $110,000 transaction for Afternic put another name on the top half of the leader board, scoring again with #7 at $18,800. led the overall numbers race by placing nine entries on the new chart, one more than Sedo. The SnapNames roster included numbers 4, 5 and 6 with #4 leading the charge at $32,750.

Enom's Club Drop was the only other venue able to squeeze onto the elite list, doing it with the solid $40,000 sale of #3 (a domain with a huge Overture score of 16,961 with extension). 

.Com had an especially powerful week, claiming 19 of the 20 highest sales. Only #10, sold for $14,250 at SnapNames, prevented a .com sweep. Here's a look at the complete all-extension leader board for the week ending Sunday, July 16:


The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. July 10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $225,000 Sedo 
2. $110,000 Afternic
3. $40,000 Enom's Club Drop
4. $32,750 SnapNames
5. $26,250 SnapNames
6. $21,361 SnapNames
7. $18,800 Afternic
8. $17,500 Sedo
9. $15,000 Sedo
10. $14,250 SnapNames

("skill assessment" in French)
10,100 = $12,632 Sedo
12. $12,222 SnapNames
13. $11,400 SnapNames
14. 9,000 = $11,256 Sedo
15. $10,000 Sedo
16. (typo) $9,210 SnapNames
17. $9,000 Sedo
18. $8,300 SnapNames
19. $8,001 SnapNames
20. $8,000 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.

#16 is a good example of how typos of generic keywords that have a reliable flow of traffic continue to be highly valued. This misspell scores 54 with the extension in Overture.

.Com Supporting Cast

Besides having the week's top sale and eight entries on our leader board, Sedo had a solid group of four-figure sales that included at $7,500 and at $7,000., and added $5,000 each. contributed another $4,950 and picked up $4,500

At SnapNames, brought $6,877, booked $6,101 and uncovered $6,000. provided $5,500, banked $4,600 and posted $4,550. commanded $4,400, trucked in $3,888 and found $3,777. fetched $3,700 and (typo) tacked on $3,606. SnapNames had another 22 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 $2,600 $3,433 $2,555 $3,350 $2,400 $3,211 $2,383 $3,100 $2,272 $3,100 $2,215 $2,988 $2,150 $2,988 $2,050 $2,900 $2,050 $2,800 $2,050 $2,700 $2,050

Back at Afternic, corralled $4,300, landed $4,000 and ("massage" in Spanish) managed $3,800. captured $3,450, added $2,750 and two others, and went for $2,500 each. ("the mandrill" in Spanish) cornered $2,300, bagged $2,200 and returned $2,000

At Enom's Club Drop, braked at $6,200 and brought $3,400. At, tallied $2,100. Elsewhere, changed hands for $2,500 in a private sale and clicked for $2,000 at

In a large portfolio transaction, England's Internet Business Group PLC paid CheapFlights Limited 1,100,000 ($2,007,390) for assets that included two developed sites and approximately 75 domain names. 

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

.Org returned to the top of the Global Contenders chart with the $14,250 sale of at SnapNames this week. The extension also took four of the first eight positions overall, including #4, sold for $3,555, also at SnapNames. 

.Net had the most entries overall, piling up 11 charted sales, including #2 at $5,005. .Pro got on the board for the second week in a row, with #3 booking $3,900 at Sedo. .Info made an appearance with #8 going for 2,000 ($2,501) while .Biz was blanked this time out.

Here's a complete look at the Global Contenders list for the week ending July 16:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. July 10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $14,250 SnapNames
2. $5,005 SnapNames
3. $3,900 Sedo
4. $3,555 SnapNames
(rock band from Ecuador)
$3,322 SnapNames
6. $2,900 SnapNames
7. $2,800 SnapNames
8. 2,000 = $2,501 Sedo
9. $2,500 DNForum
10. $2,150 SnapNames

11. $1,860 SnapNames
("stories" in Spanish)
1,300 = $1,626 Sedo
13. 1,200 = $1,501 Sedo
("windows" in French)
$1,500 Sedo
15. $1,483 SnapNames
16. $1,400 Afternic
16. 1,100 = $1,376 Sedo
18. $1,361 SnapNames
19. 1,025 = $1,282 Sedo
20. $1,188 SnapNames

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were four more four-figure sales just off the chart, all at SnapNames. notched $1,100 while, and brought $1,050 each. In other sales, Chad Laughlin got a good deal on, picking up the domain for $997 at Ebay, (letter H and number 0) sold for $800 at Afternic where generated another $500.

Country Codes

A two-letter .cc (Cocos Keeling Islands extension) landed at the top of our new Country Code chart. Original Web Ventures, Inc. sold for an even $5,000 at Sedo, a venue that racked up 12 chart entries including the first eight in a row. An Austrian domain, ("success" in German) was just $10 behind at $4,990. 

The European Union's new .eu extension continues to come on strong, claiming six of the the sixteen chart entries including #3 at 3,334 ($4,170). The name represents a popular vacation island near Morocco. 

America's ccTLD, .us, took two of the next three spots with #4 going for 3,100  ($3,877) and #6 bringing $3,500. The latter domain was sold by Griggs & Company at Sedo. .US had four chart entries overall with two others each selling for over $2,000 each at

Other countries represented this week included Germany (.de), Sweden (.se), Spain (.es), Great Britain ( and Canada (.ca). Here's a look at the complete Country Code leader board for the week ending July 16:

Country Code Sweet 16
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. July 10, 2006 - Sun. July 16, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. July 18


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $5,000 Sedo
("successful" in German)
3,990 = $4,990 Sedo
(Vacation island near Morocco)
3,334 = $4,170 Sedo
4. 3,100 = $3,877 Sedo
5.  3,000 = $3,752 Sedo
6. $3,500 Sedo
7.  2,000 = $2,502 Sedo
("mortgage backed bond" in German)
1,899 = $2,375 Sedo

9. $2,227 TDNAM
10. $2,222 TDNAM
11. 1,600 = $2,001 Sedo
("earth" in Spanish)
$2,000 Sedo
("bill collector" in German)
1,500 = $1,876 Sedo
14. $1,600 Afternic
15. 1,250 = $1,564 Sedo
16. $1,250 Pool

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In another four-figure sale, (Morocco ccTLD) went for $1,200 at Sedo.  Pool sold several .ca domains in the mid three-figure range; ($650), ($580), ($580) and ($525)

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 [email protected].

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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