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
  4. Internet.com $18 million in 2009
  5. Insure.com $16 million in 2009 [3]
  6. Sex.com for $14 million in November 2010[3][4]
  7. Hotels.com $11 million in 2001
  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]

High profile private sales[edit]

Note: the above list does not include private sales to major global Corporations, which are likely to have reached significant transactions:

  1. LG.com acquired in 2009 January by the Korean Electronics Conglomerate LG Corp from the British football millionaire Andy Booth.
  2. RT.com acquired in 2009 August by the Russian Media Company RT followed by a re-brand from Russia Today to RT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.