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Kevin Murphy, June 15, 2010, 20:16:54 (UTC), Domain Sales, which means “” in German, has been sold via Sedo for a fraction of the price that sold for about 18 months ago.

Sedo reported today that the domain changed hands recently for €220,000, which works out to $271,000 at today’s exchange rates.

For comparison, the German ccTLD equivalent,, went for €892,500 in December 2008, also via Sedo. At the time, that amount translated to $1.25 million.

A generic ccTLD selling for roughly 5x the .com is a fairly uncommon occurrence, perhaps demonstrating how strong the .de namespace is locally. I can’t imagine such a wide discrepancy in valuations between a generic .com and was originally registered in 1996. It’s currently parked, with an Irish address listed in the Whois.

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  1. It is not unusual for well established ccTLDs such us .de or .pl for example.

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