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  Leads Our Weekly Top 20 Chart After $75,000 Sale at Sedo

by Ron Jackson

20 was the lucky number at this week where sold for $75,000 to claim the #1 position on our new Top 20 chart. That was one of seven domains that Sedo placed on the Big Board, more than any other venue. was also strong with four chart entries, including #2 at $22,222. SnapNames had three names in first ten, also scoring with #8 at $10,805 and #9 at $10,750.

A trio of private sales also landed on the top half of the leader board, including #3 at $17,500. Meanwhile, #4 ($14,500) and #6 ($11,500) were both purchased by Sai Pola from owner Steven Maroulis

The surprise of the week has to be the first appearance on the all extension chart of a country code domain from little known Sao Tome and Principe. #5 earned seller Bill Roy $11,750 in a deal brokered by

That was one of five ccTLDs that crashed the Top 20 party this week. #10 tuned in $10,015 at, #13 quickly sobered up with a $9,500 sale at Sedo, where #16 added 4,700 ($8,875). Sedo also sold #18 (Cocos Keeling Islands country code) for $6,500. 

As usual, .com claimed the bulk of the charted domains, 14 of 20 overall. accounted for three of those, including #7 at $11,111. Afternic also attracted an unusually high price for a 3-character .com, taking in $10,000 for

 Here's a look at the complete Top 20 list for the week ending Sunday, August 20:

The DNJournal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Aug. 14, 2006 - Sun. Aug.20, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $75,000 Sedo
2. $22,222 SnapNames
3. $17,500 Pvt Sale
4. $14,500 Pvt Sale
5. $11,750 LoveTheName
6. $11,500 Pvt Sale
7. $11,111 Afternic
8. $10,805 SnapNames
9. $10,750 SnapNames
10. $10,015 Moniker/
tie $10,000 Afternic
tie $10,000 Sedo
13. $9,500 Sedo
14. 5,000 = $9,434 Pvt Sale
15. $8,889 Afternic
16. 4,700 = $8,875 Sedo
17. $6,766 SnapNames
18. $6,500 Sedo
("rebuilding" in German)
5,075 = $6,496 Sedo
20. 5,000 = $6,401 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.

.Com Supporting Cast

The success at SnapNames continued with a big basket of solid four figure sales. captured $6,288, drew $5,100 and landed at $4,300. and contributed $4,100 each while fetched $3,451 and raked in a $3,400 jackpot. cornered $3,334, provided $3,300 and applied $3,040 to the bottom line. SnapNames had 16 more sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional SnapNames Sales Between $2,000-$3,000 $3,000 $2,605 $2,999 $2,496 $2,988 $2,494 $2,922 $2,450 $2,900 $2,272 $2,705 Flying $2,150 $2,700 $2,045 $2,610 $2,000

Back at Afternic, paid out $6,000, tacked on $5,000 and corralled $4,500. added $3,888, delivered $3,333 and wolfed down $2,860.

Sedo supplemented their seven chart entries with seven more four figure sales. scared up $5,500, secured $3,500 and blew away $3,200. kicked in 2,499 ($3,199), returned $2,888, generated $2,400 and went for $2,000.

At Enom's Club Drop, clicked for $4,500 and found $4,000. In a private transaction, acquired, and for a total of 6,000 - an average of 2,000 ($3,787 each).

There was also an IDN deal reported this week at IDNForums.comカレンダ.com (puny code:, which is "calendar" in Japanese, sold for $2,500.

In another interesting sales note this week, a domain auction in Beijing, China reportedly raised $160,000, according to a report at We can't verify whether or not the sales were completed at the prices bid, but you might find the sales info in that story to be of interest.

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

For the third week in a row, .Org resigns over the Global Contenders chart. The extension claimed the top two and had eight entries overall. #1 was a runaway winner with that $11,500 sale that also ranked among the six biggest deals on our all-extension leader board. took the runner-up slot after weighing in at $4,500 at SnapNames.  

The #3 position went to .net, thanks to the $4,108 sale of at Moniker. .Biz followed with back to back wins in the 4th and 5th spots. #4 banked $3,900 and #5 booked 3,000 ($3,840), with both of those changing hands at Sedo. .Biz also scored with #16 attracting $1,660, also at Sedo.

.Info also got on the board with what may have been the bargain of the week. A lucky buyer snagged for just $1,500 at Sedo. That tied for the final position on the chart. Overall, .net placed 9 domains on the GC list, one more than .org.

Here's the complete Global Contenders chart for the week ending August 20:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Aug. 13, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 20, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $11,500 Pvt Sale
2. $4,500 SnapNames
3. $4,108 Moniker/
4. $3,900 Sedo
5. 3,000 = $3,840 Sedo
tie $3,000 Sedo
tie $3,000 Sedo
8. $2,810 SnapNames
9. $2,800 SnapNames
10. $2,432 SnapNames
11. 1,750 = $2,240 Sedo
12. $2,061 SnapNames
13. $1,862 SnapNames
14. $1,850 SnapNames
15. $1,800 SnapNames
16. $1,660 Sedo
17. $1,633 SnapNames
18. $1,550 SnapNames
19. $1,510 SnapNames
tie $1,500 Sedo
tie $1,500 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were eight more four-figure sales just off the chart. SnapNames accounted for six of those including at $1,450, at $1,400 and at $1,050. On the .org side of the ledger, SnapNames sold for $1,280, for $1,251 and for $1,061.

At Sedo, and sold for $1,000 each. There was also a small .pro sale at Sedo where rang up $500

Country Codes

As you saw on the Big Board, was the big country code sale this week, giving Sao Tome and Principe its first appearance on the mainstream Top 20 and its first win on out ccTLD Top Sellers chart after going for $11,750

.TV also made waves with the five-figure sale of #2 at $10,015. also charted at #9 after selling for 2,695 ($3,450) at Sedo.

Overall, for the second week in a row, America's country code, .US, had more chart entries than any other extension with four, including #3 at a whopping $9,500. #6 was also a big winner for the rapidly rising American ccTLD, pulling in $6,000 in a private sale.

Great Britain's also had a good week with three names on the new list, including #3, which sold for 4,700 ($8,875) at Sedo. Other countries represented this week included the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc), Germany (.de) and Canada (.ca)

Here's a look at the complete Country Code leader board for the week ending August 20:

Country Code Top Sellers
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Aug. 13, 2006 - Sun. Aug. 20, 2006
Euro to Dollar Conversion ( to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Aug. 22


Sold For

Where Sold
1. $11,750 LoveTheName
2. $10,015 Moniker/
3.  $9,500 Sedo
4. 4,700 = $8,875 Sedo
5. $6,500 Sedo
6.  $6,000 Pvt Sale
7. 4,000 = $5,120


("high school graduation party" in German)
3,500 = $4,480 Sedo
9. 2,695 = $3,450 Sedo
10. $2,200 Pvt Sale
11. 1,150 = $2,172 Sedo
12. $2,000 Sedo
13. $1,950 Sedo
14. $1,700 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

In some smaller transactions off the chart, sold half a dozen .ca domains including ($775), ($675) and ($600). added $590, drew $550 and lit up $525. Afternic sold in the same range at $535.

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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