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List of most expensive domain names

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.

Domain Price Sale Date Ref
Carinsurance.com $49.7 million 2010 [1]
Insurance.com $35.6 million 2010 [2]
VacationRentals.com $35 million 2007 [3]
PrivateJet.com $30.18 million 2012 [2]
Internet.com $18 million 2009 [2]
360.com $17 million 2015 [4]
Insure.com $16 million 2009 [5]
Fund.com £9.99 million 2008 [5]
Sex.com $13 million 2010 November 17 [6]
Hotels.com $11 million 2001 [2]
Porn.com $9.5 million 2007 [5]
Porno.com $8,888,888 2015 February [2]
Fb.com $8.5 million 2010 November [7]
Business.com $7.5 million 1999 December [5]
Diamond.com $7.5 million 2006 [5]
Beer.com $7 million 2004 [5]
Z.com $6.8 million 2014 November [8][9]
iCloud.com $6 million 2011 March [10]
Israel.com $5.88 million 2008 May [11]
Casino.com $5.5 million 2003 [5]
Slots.com $5.5 million 2010 [12]
Toys.com $5.1 million 2009 [5][13]
AsSeenOnTv.com $5.1 million 2000 [12]
Clothes.com $4.9 million 2008 [14]
Medicare.com $4.8 million 2014 [15]
IG.com $4.6 million 2013 September [16]
Marijuana.com $4.2 million 2011 [17]
GiftCard.com $4 million 2012 October [18]
Yp.com $3.8 million 2008 November [19]
Mi.com $3.6 million 2014 April [20]
AltaVista.com $3.3 million 1998 August
Whisky.com $3.1 million 2014 January [21]
Vodka.com $3.0 million 2006 [22]
Candy.com $3.0 million 2009 June [23]
Loans.com $3.0 million 2000 February [24]
DigHow.com $3.0 million 2018 April [25]

Non published salesEdit

Many high-profile domain sales either sold privately or by brokerage firms are kept confidential.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandy808. "Top 250 Most Expensive Domain Names !". QuinStreet Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing services companies in the world buys CarInsurance.com in 2010 for $49.7 million. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Erik Overen. "Top 250 Most Expensive Domain Names !". Mostexpensivedomain.name. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Qihoo Eyes 360 Brand With Record Domain Buy". Forbes. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Irvine, Chris (10 Mar 2010). "Top 10 most expensive domain names". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Escom Sells Sex.com with Sedo for Record $13 Million" (Press release). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Business Wire. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Mashable". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars". Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Z.com Sold for Nearly $6.8 Million". Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Macrumors.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Internet Domain Name 'Israel.com' Sold for $5.88 Million". Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "The Top 25 Most Expensive Domain Names". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Jackson, Nicholas. "Domain Name Prices - 01." The Atlantic. 25 October 2010
  14. ^ "When Amazon Bought Zappos, Clothes.com Also Came In The Box". TechCrunch. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  15. ^ "eHealth Insurance (EHTH) Acquires Medicare.com For $4.8 Million". Dnsr.com. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  16. ^ "IG Group spends millions for domain name IG.com". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  17. ^ "WeedMaps Acquires Marijuana.com For A Kushy $4.20 Million". TechCrunch. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  18. ^ "GiftCard.com". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "form10k.htm". Sec.gov. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  20. ^ "XiaoMi Purchased Mi.com Domain For A Record $3.6 Million, New URL For Global Users". Gsminsider.com. 22 April 2014. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "The Amazing Ascent of Whisky.com: How Michael Castello Turned a Free Domain Into a $3.1 Million Sale". Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  22. ^ http://www.3dnews.ru/189237
  23. ^ "Techcrunch.com". Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "Bank of America buys Loans.com Domain Name for $3 million". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "VRUGlobal buys DigHow.com Domain Name for $3 million". Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold". Plenty of Brands. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.