Most Expensive Domain Names Ever

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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:

Domain
Price
Sale date
Voice.com
$30 million
2019
360.com
$17 million
2015
NFTs.com
$15 million
2022
Sex.com
$13 million
2010
Fund.com
$12 million
2008
Hotels.com
$11 million
2001
Tesla.com
$11 million
2014
Connect.com
$10 million
2022
Porno.com
$8.8 million
2015
Fb.com
$8.5 million
2010
HealthInsurance.com
$8.13 million
2019
We.com
$8 million
2015
Diamond.com
$7.5 million
2006
Beer.com
$7 million
2004
Z.com
$6.8 million
2014
iCloud.com
$6 million
2011
Casino.com
$5.5 million
2003
Slots.com
$5.5 million
2010
AsSeenOnTv.com
$5.1 million
2000
Toys.com
$5.1 million
2009
Korea.com
$5 million
2000
Clothes.com
$4.9 million
2008
Medicare.com
$4.8 million
2014
IG.com
$4.6 million
2013
GiftCard.com
$4 million
2012
Yp.com
$3.8 million
2008
HG.com
$3.77 million
2016
Mi.com
$3.6 million
2014
Shop.com
$3.55 million
2003
Ice.com
$3.5 million
2018
AltaVista.com
$3.3 million
1998
Wine.com
$3.3 million
2003
Software.com
$3.2 million
2005
Whisky.com
$3.1 million
2014
Loans.com
$3.0 million
2000
Vodka.com
$3.0 million
2006
Candy.com
$3.0 million
2009
California.com
$3.0 million
2019
Place.com
$3.0 million
2021

Business.com – Sold for $7,500,000 in 1999 (Remember: This was pretty much a β€œbusiness” sale with a developed name)

Diamonds.com – Sold for $7,500,000

Shop.com – Sold for $3,500,000 in 2001

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51 thoughts on “Most Expensive Domain Names Ever”

  1. 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

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  2. Sex.com is obviously the sexiest = highest price.

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  3. Nikhil, years ago 10-20US$, not more, but now… who know πŸ™‚

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  4. any guesses how much google would sell out for :):)

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  5. I would say more like “good” domains, all the great domains are taken, trust me I’ve looked.

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  6. oky iii akΓ…ΕΈamlar web dizayn

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  7. Yes, but only the domain is not sufficient. There are still “Great” domain names that are free

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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.

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  10. Woo! Become millionaires by selling domain name’s!

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  11. In which names you see future? What you think?

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  12. The price for AsSeenOnTV.com seems really excessive … Also we can notice that most of the top 10 domains were sold around 2000 … it has become more difficult now to sell domains…

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  13. 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 πŸ™‚

    You have to follow the trends, like *cloud.com

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  14. Now I wish I had a chance back then when all the decent domain names were still unregistered. I would of taken them all πŸ˜›

    Then again there are still some great domain names available just you have to predict the future now.

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  15. I am prepare to sell one of my domains for 5 million (Euro) up to 1-2 years πŸ˜‰

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  16. I bought Monstrous.com back in 1998 and I am happy with it but generally considered having a generic domain name does not help much with Google rankings ….

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  17. any idea on how can i get my domain name evaluated for free?

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  18. Some of those prices are just excessive, i wonder if any were purchased as just an investment rather then to actually develop a site.

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  19. Lisa.com is for sale for $2,400,000 USD right now.

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  20. 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.

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  21. selling domain…..making rich someone, but must be waiting for long times

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  22. I wonder if Fund.com went for $9,999,950 because 10 million just sounded like too much money πŸ˜‰

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  23. 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. πŸ˜‰

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  24. Wish I could have bought the first domain in the list, before even I had it practically… LOL!

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  25. @Imran, I would say $100.

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  26. Wow smart ones to invest on that..!! πŸ˜€

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  27. Wow… one word values so many millions :p

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  28. Wow, thats crazy! I couldent imagine spending that much domain names.

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  29. Crazy stuff.

    I read that Business.com makes a ridiculous amount of money from PPC and just being basically a parked domain.

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  30. It’s pretty sad that 2 of the top 3 are sex related.

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  31. wow… great find!

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  32. This list includes published sales. There are many more sales that are transacted privately and will never be included in such lists.

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  33. No surprise … Sex Sells!!

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  34. 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 πŸ˜† 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.

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  35. America.com sold for $1,700,000 in May 2008

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  36. 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?! πŸ˜€ lol

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  37. Whoever got the idea at the right time…..luck πŸ˜‰
    Lol at Ikki πŸ˜€

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  38. Now that is a lot of money. I wish I was rolling around in the dough.

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  39. great list Daniel.

    Daniel based on your experience how much you think CrawlMysite.com is worth?

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  40. As Seen On TV ? Don’t get it … it must me some well known rich company …

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  41. 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.

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  42. @Vygantas, that is the first time I see a list with the top 50 most expensive domains actually.

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  43. 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.

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  44. 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.

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  45. Wasn’t SEO.com sold for $5 million? That should’ve been in the list.

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  46. AsSeenOnTV.com, that’s a terrible domain. I can’t believe someone paid that much for it.

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  47. Those numbers are beyond crazy.

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  48. as usual, porn and adult industry is always the best reveneue generators in any field!! mobile, internet, TV everything! lool

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  49. Sex.com is probably the sexiest one πŸ˜‰ hehe

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