DNJournal’s final sales chart of 2005 includes the sale of Earth.com for $800,000.
Combined with the previously announced Annuity.com sale at $600,000, 2005 went out with a bang. This year saw 9 announced domain name sales of $500,000 or more.
This past week also saw Sharks.com sell for $140,000 to the same buyer as Earth.com. Redmond.com expired and was auctioned off on Pool for $62,999. Redmond, Washington is home of Microsoft and other tech giants. Sedo had two country code domain sales worth writing home about: Simple.co.uk for $35,000 and Trader.us for â‚¬6,500.
DNJournal editor Ron Jackson announced changes to the sales report format for 2006. First, the “New TLD” chart will be retired. Second, two new charts will be added. One will be called “Global Contenders”, which will include all non-.com domains except for country code domains. The other chart will be “Country Codes”, which will include domains like .co.uk, .de, and .us.
2005 was a great year. So what’s in store for 2006? Check back soon for results from our 2006 Domain Name Wire Survey.