List of most expensive domain names

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This is a list of domain names that sold for $3 million USD or more.

The list is limited to pure domain name and cash-only sales. Sales which included website content or involved equity deals are not listed.

Domain Price Sale date Ref
Voice.com $30 million 2019 [1]
360.com $17 million 2015 [2]
Sex.com $13 million 2010 [3]
Fund.com $12 million 2008 [4]
Hotels.com $11 million 2001 [5]
Tesla.com $11 million 2014 [6]
Porno.com $8.8 million 2015 [7]
Fb.com $8.5 million 2010 [8]
HealthInsurance.com $8.13 million 2019 [9]
We.com $8 million 2015 [10]
Diamond.com $7.5 million 2006 [4]
Beer.com $7 million 2004 [4]
Z.com $6.8 million 2014 [11][12]
iCloud.com $6 million 2011 [13]
Casino.com $5.5 million 2003 [4]
Slots.com $5.5 million 2010 [14]
AsSeenOnTv.com $5.1 million 2000 [14]
Toys.com $5.1 million 2009 [4][15]
Korea.com $5 million 2000 [16][17]
Clothes.com $4.9 million 2008 [18]
Medicare.com $4.8 million 2014 [19]
IG.com $4.6 million 2013 [20]
GiftCard.com $4 million 2012 [21]
Yp.com $3.8 million 2008 [22]
HG.com $3.77 million 2016 [23]
Mi.com $3.6 million 2014 [24]
Shop.com $3.55 million 2003 [25]
Ice.com $3.5 million 2018 [26]
AltaVista.com $3.3 million 1998 [27]
Wine.com $3.3 million 2003 [28][29]
Software.com $3.2 million 2005 [25]
Whisky.com $3.1 million 2014 [30]
Loans.com $3.0 million 2000 [31][32]
Vodka.com $3.0 million 2006 [33]
Candy.com $3.0 million 2009 [34]
California.com $3.0 million 2019 [35]
Place.com $3.0 million 2021 [36]

Domain transactions to be completed[edit]

Domain Price Sale date ETC Note Ref
LasVegas.com $90 million 2005 2040 Installment purchase [37]
IT.com $3.8 million 2021 2024 Installment purchase [38]
Christmas.com $3.15 million 2020 2024 Installment purchase [39]

Non-published sales[edit]

Many high-profile domain sales either sold privately or by brokerage firms are kept confidential.[40][better source needed]

  1. Crypto.com
  2. Stake.com
  3. Bitcoin.com
  4. Entrepreneurs.com
  5. Injured.com
  6. Hey.com
  7. X.com

References[edit]

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  19. ^ "eHealth Insurance (EHTH) Acquires Medicare.com For $4.8 Million". Dnsr.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
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  31. ^ "Bank of America buys Loans.com Domain Name for $3 million". Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
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  33. ^ "Домен Vodka.com продан за 3 миллиона долларов". 3DNews - Daily Digital Digest.
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  36. ^ Todd Bishop (17 November 2021). "Real estate startup Place comes out of nowhere with $100M round, led by Goldman at $1B valuation". GeekWire.
  37. ^ Michael Gargiulo (2018-08-07). "Exact Match Domains: How To Price These High-Value Assets". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-04. LasVegas.com is one of the most expensive domain purchases in history. The domain name sold for a whopping $90 million in 2005...
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  39. ^ "VIPBrokerage Closes Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Christmas.com in One of 20 Biggest Domain Sales Ever Reported". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
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