List of most expensive domain names

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This is a list of some of the highest prices paid for domain names. The list is limited to domains that sold for $3 million or more.

  1. Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010[1]
  2. VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007 [2]
  3. PrivateJet.com $30.18 million in 2012[1]
  4. Internet.com $18 million in 2009[1]
  5. 360.com $17 million in 2015[3]
  6. Insure.com $16 million in 2009 [4]
  7. Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million[4]
  8. Sex.com for $14 million in November 2014[4][5]
  9. Hotels.com $11 million in 2001[1]
  10. Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million[4]
  11. Porno.com for $8,888,888 in Feb 2015[1]
  12. Fb.com by Facebook for $8.5 million in November 2010[6]
  13. Business.com for $7.5 million in December 1999[4]
  14. Diamond.com 2006 $7.5 million[4]
  15. Beer.com 2004 $7 million[4]
  16. iCloud.com by Apple Inc. for $6 million in March 2011[7]
  17. Israel.com for $5.88 million in May 2008[8]
  18. Casino.com 2003 $5.5 million[4]
  19. Slots.com 2010 for $5.5 million [9]
  20. Toys.com: Toys 'R' Us by auction for $5.1 million in 2009[4][10]
  21. AsSeenOnTv.com 2000 for $5.1 million [9]
  22. Clothes.com 2008 for $4.9 million [11]
  23. Medicare.com 2014 for $4.8 million [12]
  24. IG.com 2013 September for $4.6 million, acquired by IG Group from Internet Group Brazil [13]
  25. Marijuana.com 2011 for $4.2 million by WeedMaps, a subsidiary of General Cannabis Inc.[14]
  26. GiftCard.com by CardLab for $4 million in October 2012[15]
  27. Yp.com by YellowPages.com for $3.8 million in November 2008[16]
  28. Mi.com by Xiaomi for $3.6 million in April 2014[17]
  29. AltaVista.com for $3.3 million in August 1998
  30. Whisky.com for $3.1 million in December 2013[18]
  31. Candy.com for $3.0 million in June 2009[19]
  32. Loans.com by Bank of America for $3.0 million in February 2000[20]

Non published sales[edit]

Many high-profile domain sales either sold privately or by brokerage firms are kept confidential.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ "Qihoo Eyes 360 Brand With Record Domain Buy". Forbes. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Merritt, Tom (29 May 2009). "Top 5 most expensive domain names". CNET TV. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mashable". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Macrumors.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Internet Domain Name 'Israel.com' Sold for $5.88 Million". Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "The Top 25 Most Expensive Domain Names". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Jackson, Nicholas. "Domain Name Prices - 01." The Atlantic. 25 October 2010
  11. ^ "When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box". TechCrunch. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  12. ^ "eHealth Insurance (EHTH) Acquires Medicare.com For $4.8 Million". Dnsr.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  13. ^ http://www.leaprate.com/forex-industry-news/entry/ig-group-spends-millions-for-domain-name-ig-com.html
  14. ^ "WeedMaps Acquires Marijuana.com For A Kushy $4.20 Million". TechCrunch. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  15. ^ "GiftCard.com". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "form10k.htm". Sec.gov. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  17. ^ "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. 
  18. ^ "Dramming.com". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Techcrunch.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Bank of America buys Loans.com Domain Name for $3 million". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold". Plenty of Brands. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.