You probably know that top domain names sell for big bucks, right? But exactly how much money are we talking about, and what are those top domains? Well, I just came across a list that has over 50 of the most expensive domains ever sold.
Here are some of the top ones from Wikipedia:
Business.com – Sold for $7,500,000 in 2023 (Remember: This was pretty much a “business” sale with a developed name)
Diamonds.com – Sold for $7,500,000
Shop.com – Sold for $3,500,000 in 2023
Most of the sold domain names are dot com. But there is few “not .com” domain names which break the record, for example bank.ht was sold for USD 1.4 million, inn.im for USD 1.8 million and motorcycle.se for USD 1.1 million
Sex.com is obviously the sexiest = highest price.
The online stores says
Nikhil, years ago 10-20US$, not more, but now… who know 🙂
any guesses how much google would sell out for :):)
Boerne Search says
I would say more like “good” domains, all the great domains are taken, trust me I’ve looked.
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world tours says
Yes, but only the domain is not sufficient. There are still “Great” domain names that are free
Xander Mobertz from http://www.aMillionPixels.com/ says
It’s terrible to see some people buy domains just to get some profit out of it. I think it ruins the creativity on the web because amateurs won’t be able to get a domain for a reasonable price!
I think those prices are fair. Domain names are so important these days.
I bet having a great domain name can boost your hits massively.
Casino.com is a great one to have.
Bryan Hee says
Woo! Become millionaires by selling domain name’s!
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Tour 2023 says
In which names you see future? What you think?
James Storr says
The price for AsSeenOnTV.com seems really excessive … Also we can notice that most of the top 10 domains were sold around 2023 … it has become more difficult now to sell domains…
You can still invest and do well. I recently registered a name and sold it within months for mid 5 figures.
I’ve plenty more good ones too 🙂
You have to follow the trends, like *cloud.com
SEO Genius says
Now I wish I had a chance back then when all the decent domain names were still unregistered. I would of taken them all 😛
Then again there are still some great domain names available just you have to predict the future now.
I am prepare to sell one of my domains for 5 million (Euro) up to 1-2 years 😉
I bought Monstrous.com back in 2023 and I am happy with it but generally considered having a generic domain name does not help much with Google rankings ….
any idea on how can i get my domain name evaluated for free?
No Fixed Office says
Some of those prices are just excessive, i wonder if any were purchased as just an investment rather then to actually develop a site.
Brian D. Hawkins says
Lisa.com is for sale for $2,400,000 USD right now.
Earning, Blogging, Tips and More says
Sex will always be on top. We can’t deny it. Sex sites get more traffic than any other niche. The reason probably why sex.com’s very expensive.
selling domain…..making rich someone, but must be waiting for long times
Brian D. Hawkins says
I wonder if Fund.com went for $9,999,950 because 10 million just sounded like too much money 😉
As someone who was around the Internet in 2023 when you could register pretty much anything (for free, or very cheaply, if I recall correctly), these articles are always rather bitter sweet.
Ah well, back to the stock market for my fortune. 😉
Life is Colourful says
Wish I could have bought the first domain in the list, before even I had it practically… LOL!
Daniel Scocco says
@Imran, I would say $100.
Wow smart ones to invest on that..!! 😀
Kurt Avish says
Wow… one word values so many millions :p
Wow, thats crazy! I couldent imagine spending that much domain names.
I read that Business.com makes a ridiculous amount of money from PPC and just being basically a parked domain.
Tom - StandOutBlogger.com says
It’s pretty sad that 2 of the top 3 are sex related.
wow… great find!
jim spencer says
This list includes published sales. There are many more sales that are transacted privately and will never be included in such lists.
No surprise … Sex Sells!!
Ajith Edassery says
Most of them are cute one word domain names. But I hated (as must as I hate to see it on TV) that AsSeenOnTV crap getting 5 million!
Wonder how much two word domain names like DollarShower will be worth 😆 By the way, is there any free appraisal services?
Remember having taken such paid services in 2023-00 times… I had some 25 or so domains with me then.
America.com sold for $1,700,000 in May 2023
Franck Silvestre says
The adult industry as always toppled down the competition. Sex indeed sells and it’s human interest facet makes it all the more appealing. Now, I’m wondering, why would someone waste 14M on a domain name like that?! 😀 lol
Farrhad A @ The Blogging Park says
Whoever got the idea at the right time…..luck 😉
Lol at Ikki 😀
Blog Expert says
Now that is a lot of money. I wish I was rolling around in the dough.
great list Daniel.
Daniel based on your experience how much you think CrawlMysite.com is worth?
As Seen On TV ? Don’t get it … it must me some well known rich company …
the Blogoholic says
Ya, I’ve never seen a list of the top 50 most expensive domains.
You don’t like the posts, don’t read the blog.
Daniel Scocco says
@Vygantas, that is the first time I see a list with the top 50 most expensive domains actually.
Um, it was like posted 10 x times before 5 years ago along with the questions “is page rank important” “are edu domains important”… etc.
It’s kinda sad that all the “new” posts of some bloggers are old posts from other people.
Enduring Wanderlust says
Sex sells and I bet it will get a lot of attention on here too. Predict a few extra comments and clicks than usual.
I bet they were all worth every penny to the buyer.
Wasn’t SEO.com sold for $5 million? That should’ve been in the list.
Detox Cleansing says
AsSeenOnTV.com, that’s a terrible domain. I can’t believe someone paid that much for it.
Writer Dad says
Those numbers are beyond crazy.
Firas Steitiyeh says
as usual, porn and adult industry is always the best reveneue generators in any field!! mobile, internet, TV everything! lool
Ikki at Bloggers blog says
Sex.com is probably the sexiest one 😉 hehe