Domain names sold in 2005, sorted by extensions (TLD and ccTLD)

Reported domain sales in 2005, sorted by extensions
Updated: 17th January

Due to “popular demand” I’ve now (sort of) translated my article on reported domain sales in 2005, sorted by extensions.
Original article in Norwegian here (på Norsk):
Domenenavn solgt i 2005, sortert på TLD og ccTLD

All of the domain sales are reported in USD or Euro, so you can convert them to other currencies here:
online currency conversion

These top 10 domain lists are in no way complete since many sales haven’t been made public, and/or are protected by NDAs .
(Non-disclosure agreements)

I’ve collected this information from many different reliable sources, so I hope that the domain sales lists can be a good indication of the value of the different domain extensions.

Sources:
DNJournal.comSEDOAfternic.comNamepros.com
and several different articles here and there…

I will continuously update the domain sales lists when I receive new info and/or corrections, so please feel free to contact me if you know of any other officially released domain sales that should be on these lists.
(and is possible to verify in some way)
Contact mail: post (at) domeneblogg (dot) net

So without further introduction:
here are the highest reported domain sales in 2005,
sorted by TLD and ccTLD

Domain – price – confirmed date – sold where

Top 10. com domain sales:
Fish.com $1,020,000 15/11-2005 Afternic.com
Bills.com $964,500 13/12-2005 private
Earth.com $800,000 31/12-2005 private
Website.com $750,000 26/7-2005 SEDO
Property.com $750,000 9/8-2005 private
Refinance.com $706,850 8/11-2005 Moniker/DomainSystems
Local.com $700,000 8/3-2005 private
VIP.com $600,000 27/9-2005 private
Annuity.com $600,000 31/12-2005 Sedo
MyBlog.com $400,000 6/12-2005 privat

Top 10 .de domains (Germany)
Chat.de $470,848 18/1-2005 SEDO
Car.de $72,296 6/9-2005 Sedo
Medikamente.de $61,747 16/8-2005 Sedo
Counter.de $47,123 8/11-2005 Sedo
Stempel.de $37,103 22/2-2005 Sedo
Patenschaft.de $35,624 8/3-2005 Sedo
e-Mails.de $31,582 17/5-2005 Sedo
Hausarzt.de $27,446 27/12-2005 Sedo
VOIP.de $26,038 15/2-2005 Sedo
Experte.de $25,607 2/8-2005 Sedo

Top 10 .net domain sales
Lottery.net $40,000 16/8-2005 Enom’s Club Drop
Almousa.net $39,324 11/1-2005 SEDO
England.net $29,000 28/6-2005 SnapNames
Bikini.net $21,805 6/9-2005 SnapNames
NoblePoker.net $21,000 16/8-2005 private
WebDesign.net $19,999 6/9-2005 Ebay
Christ.net $18,350 jul-05 SnapNames
Humour.net $17,726 13/12-2005 Sedo
Fiji.net $17,500 25/10-2005 SnapNames
Synergy.net $16,255 19/7-2005 SnapNames
Amateurs.net $15,500 2/8-2005 Pool

Top 10 .info domains
Medicine.info $25,000 31/12-2004 privat
Funds.info $22,246 20/12-2005 SEDO
Best.info $20,880 19/7-2005 Sedo
Musical.info $13,936 8/3-2005 Sedo
SantaClaus.info €10,500 ($12,307) nov-05 Sedo
Südtirol.info $10,308 6/12-2005 Sedo
Maschinenbau.info $7,772 19/4-2005 Sedo
Wetten.info $6,895 11/10-2005 private
TravelNet.info $6,231 6/9-2005 Sedo
Juego.info $5,909 13/12-2005 Sedo

Top 10 .biz domain names
Meningitis.biz $15,000 22/11-2005 privat
Car.biz $14,027 29/11-2006 Sedo
Cards.biz $11,750 22/11-2005 Sedo
Find.biz $10,630 22/11-2005 Sedo
Auto.biz $7,966 4/1-2005 Sedo
BES.biz $7,139 26/4-2005 Sedo
Pets.biz $6,500 6/12-2005 Sedo
Offshore.biz $6,500 22/11-2005 Sedo
Safe.biz $5,189 25/1-2005 Sedo
Manhattan.biz $5,000 9/8-2005 Afternic

Top 10 .org domain sales
Medicine.org $80,000 8/11-2005 Moniker/Domainsystems
Lottery.org $66,667 22/3-2005 Sedo
Graceworks.org $25,000 20/9-2005 Sedo
Hirst.org $24,000 24/5-2005 Sedo
America.org $20,000 14/6-2005 Afternic.com
Autos.org $19,644 5/7-2005 Sedo
EC.org $15,260 22/11-2005 SnapNames
SM.org $15,000 15/2-2005 GreatDomains
QualityNet.org $15,000 7/6-2005 Sedo
Exchange.org $12,235 3/5-2005 Sedo
DoNotCall.org $11,010 20/12-2005 SnapNames

Top 10 .us domain sales
VOIP.us $25,000 24/5-2005 AllNetServices.com
Jews.us $25,000 13/12-2005 Sedo
Foods.us $20,000 4/10-2005 Sedo
Industry.us $17,000 15/3-2005 private
Meningitis.us $15,000 22/11-2005 private
CellPhones.us $12,250 4/1-2005 Moniker/Domain Systems
GourmetFoods.us $10,750 11/10-2005 Sedo
WholeFoods.us $10,000 18/10-2005 Sedo
OrganicFoods.us $10,000 11/10-2005 Sedo
Trader.us $7,704 31/12-2005 Sedo
Connect.us $7,500 5/4-2005 Sedo
(Business.us was sold in September at Greatdomains for an undisclosed amount, but it’s believed that the price was somewhere in the mid-high $xx,xxx range)

Top 10 co.uk domain names
WebDesign.co.uk $45,767 20/9-2005 Sedo
Dreams.co.uk $43,504 19/7-2005 Sedo
Republic.co.uk $43,288 6/9-2005 Sedo
Simple.co.uk $35,000 31/12-2005 Sedo
With.co.uk $33,707 15/3-2005 Sedo
DebtConsolidation.co.uk $24,071 29/11-2005 Sedo
ChainReaction.co.uk $20,081 22/11-2005 Sedo
Covers.co.uk $19,178 19/4-2005 Sedo
Comtec.co.uk $19,085 15/11-2005 Sedo
AllTheBrands.co.uk $18,418 6/9-2005 Sedo

Top 10 .tv domain sales (.tuvalu)
Travel.tv $65,000 6/9-2005 GreatDomains
Mail.tv $35,000 6/9-2005 GreatDomains
SMS.tv $18,000 26/4-2005 Sedo
AZ.tv $15,000 8/11-2005 Sedo
UltimateBet.tv €5,500 ($6,500) nov-05 Sedo
LCD.tv $4,200.00 21/09-2005 Afternic.com
Helio.tv $4,000 okt-05 private
PokerNightLive.tv $3,500 jul-05 Afternic
Vice.tv flipped $3,500 aug-05 Afternic
SEIS.tv $2,700.00 02/12-2005 Afternic
Tipp.tv €2,000 ($2,448) jul-05 Sedo
Umwelt.tv €1,500 ($1,870) aug-05 Sedo
SexVideo.tv $1,300.00 19/04-2005 Afternic
Programm.tv €1,000 ($1,224) jul-05 Sedo
Casinos.tv €1,000 ($1,224) jul-05 Sedo

About .tv sales:
It’s hard to make a good top 10 list over sold .tv domains since www.tv has reserved most of the premium domains,
and put a pretty high reg/renewal fee on most of them.
Some of the top domains have a much higher registration and yearly renewal fee than the #1 sale on this list.
A couple of examples are men.tv and women.tv that were registered by a Dutch company last year for around $xxx,xxx!
Business.tv and News.tv are the most expensive ones, with a $1,000,000 registration and yearly renewal fee.
se their premium .tv domains price list here

Top 10 .ws domains sold (.Website / Western Samoa)
Webcams.ws €2,300 ($2,767) jun-05 Sedo
SERIAL.ws $2,000.00 20/01-2005 Afternic
Wellness.ws €1,200 ($1,444) jul-05 Sedo
Webcam.ws $1,300 jun-05 Sedo
Green.ws $1,250 jun-05 Sedo
Ranking.ws $1,200 feb-05 Sedo
Scuba.ws $650 aug-05 Sedo
Lawsuits.ws at $600 sept-05 private
Documents.ws at $450 sept-05 private
SexSearch.ws $400 jan-04 private

Top 10 .cc domains (Cocos Keeling)
Austria.cc €5,000 ($6,087) jun-05 Sedo
Vegas.cc $4,500 sept-05 Sedo
Bet.cc returned €2,500 ($3,007) jun-05 Sedo
Profit.cc $1,288 mar-05 Afternic
Adult.cc $1,000 sept-05 Afternic
Jew.cc $1,000 des-05 Sedo
O2.cc $850 Jan-05 Sedo
Playstation.cc $600 jun-05 private
Ringtone.cc $550.00 03/01-2005 Afternic
dna.cc $500.00 08/03-2005 Afternic
LAN.cc $500.00 30/08-2005 Afternic

Top 10 .ca domains (Canada)
Searching.ca $31,500 7/6-2005 privat
Blog.ca $20,201 15/2-2005 Ebay
PerfectMatch.ca $8,700 nov-05 Sedo
blogue.ca $1,250 20/10-2005 Afternic
Hog.ca $1,000 jun-05 privat
ElvisPresley.ca $750 mar-05 Pool
AdultSexToys.ca $600 feb-05 Pool
Campus.ca $575 mar-05 Pool
Router.ca $500 feb-05 Pool
Correo.ca $500 feb-05 Pool

Top 10 .in domains (India)
Mails.in $24,000 19/7-2005 Sedo
Poker.in $2,650 aug-05 —
WhoIs.co.in $2,500 feb-05 private
DVD.co.in $1,750 mar-05 private
KIM.in €1,600 ($1,969) mai-05 Sedo
MobilePhones.in €1,500 ($1,932) mai-05 Sedo
OnlineBanking.in €1,000 ($1,288) mai-05 Sedo
Banking.co.in $1,200 apr-05 private
Tuning.in €1,000 ($1,178) des-05 Sedo
There have also been e few bulk sales of premium .in domains last year, where the average price of each domain has been in the high $xxx range.

Top 10 .at domains (Austria)
XXX.at $14,145 29/11-2006 Sedo
Fotos.at $10,957 21/6-2005 Sedo
Cards.at $10,726 4/10-2005 Sedo
Car.at €9,000 ($10,726) oct-05 Sedo
Bingo.at €5,000 ($6,441) apr-05 Sedo
Versteigerungen.at €5,000 ($5,996) oct-05 Sedo
Testbox.at €4,000 ($4,986) aug-05 Sedo
Anif.at €3,000 ($3,544) nov-05 Sedo
Jung.at €3,500 ($4,659) mar-05 Sedo
Agentur.at €2,778 ($3,592) mar-05 Sedo

Top .cn domain names (China)
Game.com.cn $35,000 22/11-2005 Sedo
2X.cn $7,500 mai-05 Sedo
Yisou.com.cn $7,105 oct-05 Sedo
Cruise.cn $4,000 jul-05 Sedo
Bookoo.com.cn €2,000 ($2,356) des-05 Sedo
matson.cn $1,000 07/09-2005

Top .se domains (Sweden)
SMS.se $16,217 27/9-2005 Sedo
TexasHoldem.se $14,681 23/8-2005 Sedo
Toys.se $13,392 21/6-2005 Sedo
Allsvenskan.se $13,074 6/12-2005 Sedo
Jakt.se $10,339 29/3-2005 Sedo
Hardware.se €6,500 ($8,027) aug-05 Sedo
Telefonpassning.se €4,000 ($5,153) mai-05 Sedo
Washington.se €1,200 ($1,477) mai-05 Sedo

Top .hu domains sold (Hungary)
Honlap.hu $18,606 12/6/2005 DomainABC.hu
Cruise.hu €5,000 ($6,050) nov-05 DomainABC
Hajout.hu €2,500 ($3,031) sept-05 Sedo
Tengerihajout.hu €2,500 ($3,031) sept-05 Sedo
HotDog.hu $1,019 apr-05 private

Top .name domains
Live.name €2,000 ($2,356) nov-05 Sedo
Kreuzfahrten.name $1,257 mai-05 Sedo
Loans.name $1,000 sept-05 Sedo
Shihna.name $800 jun-05 Sedo

Top .to domains
Free-Games.to $55,000 1/3-2005 Sedo

Top .jp domain names (Japan)
Hotels.jp $40,000 11/10-2005 SEDO
Singles.jp €3,100 ($3,634) nov-05 Sedo

Top .it domain sales (Italy)
Bingo.it $23,133 21/6-2005 Sedo
Evita.it €3,000 ($3,637) sept-05 Sedo

Top .fr domains (France)
Dating.fr €7,000 ($9,238) mar-05 Sedo
Alpes.fr $5,300 feb-05 Sedo
Navionics.fr €3,000 jul-05 Sedo

Top .io domain sales (British Indian Ocean Territory)
Hotel.io $1,640 feb-05 privat
DVD.io $100.00 18/07-2005 Afternic

Top .la domains sold (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
Tickets.la $800 feb-05 private
Properties.la €300 ($369) jun-05 Sedo

Top .ch domains (Switzerland)
Ski.ch €7,000 ($9,049) mar-05 Pool
TestBox.ch €4,000 jul-05 Sedo

Top .be domain names (Belgium)
Webbel.be at €4,250 ($5,103) oct-05 Sedo
Agency.be €1,500 ($1,767) des-05 Sedo
CityBank.be €1,000 ($1,288) mai-05 Sedo

Top .cz domain names (Czech Republic)
Madame.cz €3,000 ($3,863) mai-05 Sedo

Top .ru domains sales (Russia)
Kanikuly.ru $8,000 mai-05 Sedo

Top .md sales (Moldova)
Poker.md $2,000 mai-05 Sedo
K.md $475.00 04/04/2005 Afternic

Top .dk domains sold (Denmark)
Krydstogter.dk €1,600 ($1,959) jul-05 SEDO

Top .nl domain names (Netherlands)
Date.nl €3,316 ($4,133) aug-05 Sedo
Farming.nl $3,000 jul-05 Sedo

Topp .nu domains (Niue)
Ticket.nu for €1,000 ($1,201) jul-05 Sedo

Top .pl domains (Poland)
Live.pl $8,000 sept-05 Sedo
Kasino.pl $1,000 sept-05 Sedo

Not verified yet:
Orange.pl $150,000 to $200,000 Private sale.
http://i.wp.pl/a/dibre/rmiesieczne/wrzesien_2005.pdf page 20
http://www.computerworld.pl/news/77840.html
Please contact me if you have any more info on this sale.

Top .tw domain names (Taiwan)
Notebooks.tw €1,100 ($1,296) des-05 SEDO
Apartments.tw €900 ($1,060) des-05 Sedo

Top .hk domain sales (Hong Kong)
Green.hk $3,000 aug-05 SEDO

Top .nz domains (New Zealand)
fnz.co.nz $750.00 12/12/2005 Afternic

Top .pro domain names sold
Macau.pro $1,900.00 07/11-2005 Afternic.com
Executive.pro $588.00 01/11-2005 Afternic
Motorcycle.pro $275.00 21/12-2005 Afternic

I would again take some time to say that these lists are in no way complete, so please contact me if you have any additional info or corrections.

All of the sales above have been made public by the buyer and/or seller (and/or afternic/sedo/greatdomains etc.), but there are probably many other higher sales that are protected by NDAs (non-disclosure agreements).

All of the sales above are the top reported sales in 2005, so please price your own domains accordingly.
A common mistake by “domaineers” is to price (our) domains similar to/or even higher than the highest reported sales, but that will in most cases just leave you (us) waiting a loooooong time without generating any sales at all…
(been there, done that.. still got a few scars myself… 🙂 )

Please do not copy the entire list without approval from me first.
But you are free to use parts of it, as long as you provide a direct link to this page.
contact: post (at) domeneblogg (dot) net