Most Expensive Domain Names Ever
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 the top 10:
Sex.com – Sold for: $14 million on January 19th, 2006
Fund.com – $9,999,950 – Sold in 2008
Porn.com – Sold for $9,000,000 sometime in 2007 (Update: OR $9,500,000 – Two different prices shown across many different sites/news reports)
Business.com – Sold for $7,500,000 in 1999 (Remember: This was pretty much a “business” sale with a developed name)
Diamonds.com – Sold for $7,500,000
Beer.com – Sold for $7,000,000
AsSeenOnTV.com – Sold for $5,100,000 in January of 2000
Korea.com – $5,000,000 – Sold in January of 2000
Casino.com – $5,500,000 – Sold to a private company in 2003
YP.com – $3,850,000 – Sold to YellowPages.com
Shop.com – Sold for $3,500,000 in 2001
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55 Responses to “Most Expensive Domain Names Ever”
Brian D. Hawkins
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 1991 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
Wish I could have bought the first domain in the list, before even I had it practically… LOL!
@Imran, I would say $100.
Wow smart ones to invest on that..!! 😀
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
It’s pretty sad that 2 of the top 3 are sex related.
wow… great find!
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!!
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 1999-00 times… I had some 25 or so domains with me then.
America.com sold for $1,700,000 in May 2008
http://www.weapon.com is still empty. Is someone interested? 😉
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
Apparently, sex sells. 😉
Matej, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_seen_on_TV_(marketing)
AsSeenONTV is the official site for the largest retailer that sells “As seen on TV” products.
Farrhad A @ The Blogging Park
Whoever got the idea at the right time…..luck 😉
Lol at Ikki 😀
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 …
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.
@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.
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.
AsSeenOnTV.com, that’s a terrible domain. I can’t believe someone paid that much for it.
Those numbers are beyond crazy.
as usual, porn and adult industry is always the best reveneue generators in any field!! mobile, internet, TV everything! lool
Ikki at Bloggers blog
Sex.com is probably the sexiest one 😉 hehe
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