All figures below are taken from the raw data on Domain Name Sales Prices from DomainPrices.co.uk 2006 Sales: 407 Total value: £748,393 Average sale price: £1838.80 2005 Sales: 261 Total value: £583,468 Average sale price: £2,235.51 2004 Sales: 59 Total value: £286,781 Average sale price: £4,860.69 There is a very clear, healthy growth trend both in the number of sales and in the total sale value. The sharp drop from 2004 to 2005 in average sale price most likely reflects the fact that only very "forward-thinking" companies/individuals were buying domains publicly on the aftermarket back then and they were willing to spend whatever it took to bring in the goodies. Remember also that the above is only the visible tip of a much larger iceberg, as the majority of sales go unreported. Assuming that a (very conservative) 20% of all domain name transfers were due to DRS, internal company changes etc. then Nominet's own stats still point to there having been over 37,000 domains sold in 2006. Customer Service (foot of page) Their total number of transfers for 2006: 46,763 Conservative 80% sales: 37,410 If we assume that public and private sales average about the same amount in quantity, that means that the total .co.uk sales industry turnover last year was £68,789,508.