Every 2nd domain transaction

is handled by Sedo.

Welcome to the world's leading platform for domain buyers and sellers!

18 million domains for sale

2 million customers worldwide

700,000 domain sales since Sedo's founding

130 employees in Cologne and Boston

The first stop on your way to online success

Good ideas and great products need the right name, and an internet address which is as easy to remember as possible, but what can you do if the domain you want is already taken?

It was still easy in the pioneer years of the World Wide Web to register suitable names as internet domains, but meanwhile practically all web addresses which promise success are already taken.

As the largest trade platform for “used” domains, we help customers all over the world to find the perfect domain when the preferred domain of choice is already taken.

We bring hundreds of buyers and sellers together every day, and with a market share of 60%, we are the leading provider in what we refer to as the "secondary market" for previously registered domains.

Welcome to the world's largest domain marketplace.

With over 18 million listed domains and 2 million customers, Sedo is the world's largest platform for the professional trading of web addresses.

What started as a "Search Engine for Domain Offers", today Sedo's online shop provides not only a convenient searchable domain marketplace, but also extensive services for domain buyers and sellers: From domain parking to value appraisals all the way up to the brokerage and marketing of domains by our professional brokerage team.

Specially tailored to customers from the internet industry, one of the world's largest distribution networks for domains (SedoMLS) offers extensive registry services which we use to support owners of Top Level Domains (TLDs) with the market launch of their new domain extensions.

Sedo has been a member of United Internet AG since 2001.

Sedo is perfect for...

  • Companies and startups searching for their perfect address
  • Concise internet domains for marketing and campaigns
  • Building up an online presence for new products
  • Investment in valuable domain names

Sedo for domain buyers

Sedo for domain sellers

Sedo – The numbers

Numerous data and domains are closely scrutinized every day at Sedo to ensure that you obtain the web address of your choice. Take a look at our own numbers and get to know us better.

From startup to industry leader - a unique success story

Within just a few years, Sedo – the "Search Engine for Domain Offers" has developed into the largest player in the secondary domain market with a 60% market share.

  • Tobias Flaitz,
    CEO, Managing Director

    Tobias Flaitz has been the CEO of Sedo since 2012.
    He was previously employed for 5 years at Burda Media/Burda Digital in Munich.

    At Burda Digital GmbH, which unites successful growth companies from the digital business sector under one roof, he held leadership positions in the Strategy and Business Development divisions for B2C and B2B. Before that time, Tobias worked for many years for the international strategic company consultants Booz & Co. and Accenture.

    He has an engineering degree and an MBA from the Universities of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and the University of California in Berkeley, USA.

  • Barbara Stolz
    CFO, Managing Director of Finance

    Barbara Stolz has been the new Managing Director of Finance (CFO) at Sedo GmbH since February 2016. She manages the Finance & Controlling, Human Resource and Legal business units.

    Barbara began her professional career at Metro AG and then obtained corporate group experience in the areas of finance, controlling and taxation at various large companies. She began working at QSC AG in 2005 as the Head of Invoicing. In 2009 she became the Business Unit Manager of Finance and was appointed CFO in 2013.

    Barbara has completed vocational training as a publishing company manager and accountant.

  • Hakan Ali,
    Managing Director

    Hakan Ali assumed the position of Managing Director at the Sedo GmbH in 2017.
    In 1998, Hakan Ali founded InterNetX GmbH and has been Director of Marketing and Sales ever since. Under his management, InterNetX GmbH has become one of the most successful Internet service providers for resellers and professional users on the international market.

    Hakan Ali will use his long-standing experience in the domain industry to advance the development of sales synergies and global marketing strategies at Sedo.

    Hakan Ali is also on the board of directors for PSI-USA, Inc. and a member of the board of management at Schlund Technologies.

  • Christian Voss,

    Christian Voss has been a Sedo customer since 2001, in the company since 2013, and became Sedo's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in January 2016.

    From Cologne, he manages the company's global marketing and PR activities and promotes its international presence. Voss began his professional career as a traffic planner and was consultant and CEO of two online marketing and SEO agencies in Cologne since 1999. Christian Voss studied in Manchester and Göttingen, and has a master's degree in geography from the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen.

  • Matthias Meyer-Schönherr, CSO

    Matthias Meyer-Schönherr was recently named Sedo's new Global CSO tasked with leading the company's sales teams in Cologne, Germany and Boston, USA. With Sedo since 2007, Matthias was previously the Vice President of Global Business Development where he drove critical business development efforts including the establishment and successful expansion of the SedoMLS network.

    Matthias studied Business Administration at the University of Marburg followed by legal studies at the University of Cologne.


  • Alexander Poensgen, CTO

    Alexander Poensgen began his career with Sedo in 2014 and assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer in January 2016 where he has led key efforts in modernizing and automating Sedo's software platforms and IT workflows. Before joining Sedo, Alexander led the Software Development Department at the big data startup, Parstream (Cisco).

    Prior to Parstream, Alexander worked as a team leader in the IT sector for over ten years, succeeding his decade-long tenure with the consultancy group, Accenture.

    Alexander Poensgen holds a master's degree in computer sciences from the RWTH Aachen.

  • Joel Ghebaly,
    Head of Product Management

    Joel Ghebaly, Head of Product Management for traffic monetisation at Sedo. In this position, he manages the development of domain parking and is in charge of PPC optimization and the development of new ways of turning domains into money.

    Joel has been employed at Sedo since 2005 and has already held many positions in sales, marketing and product management. He formerly held various marketing positions at Microsoft France and Web.de. Joel holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from IEP Strasbourg, and a Master's degree in International Business from the University of Paris XIII and Freiburg in Breisgau.

  • Dirk Ochotzki, Head of Operations

    Dirk Ochotzki began working at Sedo as the Director of Transfer in 2006. He has been the Head of Operations since January, 2013. His range of responsibilities includes the Customer Support, Transfer and Security & Compliance teams.

    He is also in charge of Commercial Services at Sedo. Before coming to Sedo, Dirk gained experience in various mid-level management roles at Sony in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Dirk studied machine technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen.

News and the latest trends in domain trading

Many years of experience and a unique market position: Sedo has routinely been publishing valuable news and scientifically sound trend indicators for international domain name trade.

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Dharmesh Shah, CTO

"We put a lot of thought into posting valuable content for our customers, partners and even employees, so culturecode.com was a natural place to unveil our own culture code.

We also wanted the ability to easily share the code, and giving someone a lengthy URL or asking them to do a search on our site isn’t very convenient.  On the other hand, a custom domain like culturecode.com is much easier to remember.” 

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