List of most expensive domain names

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Published sales[edit]

This is a list of some of the highest prices paid for domain names as noted in the news and media. The list is limited to domains that sold for more than $3 million.

  1. Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010[1]
  2. VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007 [2]
  3. PrivateJet.com $30.1 million in 2012[1]
  4. Internet.com $18 million in 2009[1]
  5. Insure.com $16 million in 2009 [3]
  6. Sex.com for $24 million in November 2014[3][4]
  7. Hotels.com $11 million in 2001[1]
  8. Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million[3]
  9. Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million[3]
  10. Fb.com by Facebook for $8.5 million in November 2010[5]
  11. Business.com for $7.5 million in December 1999[3]
  12. Diamond.com 2006 $7.5 million[3]
  13. Beer.com 2004 $7 million[3]
  14. iCloud.com by Apple for $6 million in March 2011[6]
  15. Casino.com 2003 $5.5 million[3]
  16. Slots.com 2010 for $5.5 million [7]
  17. Toys.com: Toys 'R' Us by auction for $5.1 million in 2009[3][8]
  18. AsSeenOnTv.com 2000 for $5.1 million [7]
  19. Clothes.com 2008 for $4.9 million [9]
  20. Medicare.com 2014 for $4.8 million [10]
  21. IG.com 2013 September for $4.6 million, acquired by IG Group from Internet Group Brazil [11]
  22. GiftCard.com by CardLab for $4 million in October 2012[12]
  23. Yp.com by YellowPages.com for $3.8 million in November 2008[13]
  24. Mi.com by Xiaomi for $3.6 million in April 2014[14]
  25. AltaVista.com for $3.3 million in August 1998
  26. Whisky.com for $3.1 million in December 2013[15]
  27. Candy.com for $3.0 million in June 2009[16]
  28. Loans.com by Bank of America for $3.0 million in February 2000[17]


Non Published sales[edit]

Most high-profile domain sales are kept confidential and handled by brokerage firms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Erik Overen. "Top 250 Most Expensive Domain Names !". Mostexpensivedomain.name. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ Sharples, Brian. Lessons Learned from Brian Sharples, founder & CEO of HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY). Retrieved 7 August 2013. I mean we bought a website in the United States called VacationRentals.com for 35 million bucks. The only reason we bought it was so Expedia couldn't have that URL. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Irvine, Chris (10 Mar 2010). "Top 10 most expensive domain names". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Merritt, Tom (29 May 2009). "Top 5 most expensive domain names". CNET TV. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mashable". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Macrumors.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "The Top 25 Most Expensive Domain Names". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Jackson, Nicholas. "Domain Name Prices - 01." The Atlantic. 25 October 2010
  9. ^ "When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box". TechCrunch. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  10. ^ "eHealth Insurance (EHTH) Acquires Medicare.com For $4.8 Million". Dnsr.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  11. ^ http://www.leaprate.com/forex-industry-news/entry/ig-group-spends-millions-for-domain-name-ig-com.html
  12. ^ "GiftCard.com". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "form10k.htm". Sec.gov. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  14. ^ "XiaoMi Purchased Mi.com Domain For A Record $3.6 Million, New URL For Global Users". Gsminsider.com. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  15. ^ "Dramming.com". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Techcrunch.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Bank of America buys Loans.com Domain Name for $3 million". Retrieved 3 June 2013.