Here’s a list of top 30 most expensive domain names sold until November 2014.
This deal took place in 2007 and the transaction was for $35 million.
This deal came very close to become the all time highest deal ever made for domain selling. This transaction happened in 2012 at $ 30.18 million.
Sold in 2009 with a price $16 million. Domain name bought by QuinStreet, making it possibly the largest ever sale of a domain name, usurping sex.com. It was originally acquired by Insure.com for $1.6 million in December 2001. The website provides life, car and health insurance quotes among others.
Sold in 2006 with a price $14 million.
This domain was sold for $ 11 million in 2001, however, new owner of this domain couldn’t actually confirm at what price the domain has been purchased, in a TV interview to BBC.
This deal took place in 2008 and the transaction was for $9.99 million
This deal took place in 2007 and the transaction was for $9.5 million.
Facebook purchased fb.com in November 2010 at a price of $ 8.5 million from American Farm Bureau Federation.
Sold in 1999 with a price $7.5 million. Business search engine and web directory founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, a previous chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group, and Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink. In July 2007 business.com, the company, was sold to Yellow Pages publisher RH Donnelly for $345 million.
Sold in 2006 with a price $7.5 million. Not to be confused with the car insurance company, Diamond.com quite simply sells diamond jewelry. Bought by online jewelry retailer ice.com.
Sold in 2004 with a price $7 million. A search engine for beer, beer brewing, tasting, beer news, history of beer and drinking games.
Sold in 2008 with a price $5.88 million
Sold in 2003 with a price $5.5 million, Online gambling site. Again pretty straight forward.
This deal took place in 2010 and credited $ 5.5 million.
This domain was purchased by LA Group in 2000 for a price of $ 5.1 million.
Sold in 2009 with a price $5.1 million. Bought last year at auction by ToysRUs. Everybody else stopped bidding at $3 million, but the toy company and National A-1 Advertising, owners of domains such as free.com, boys.com and divorce.com bid kept bidding until the retailer won.
Korea.com deal was done at price of $ 5 million in 2004. New owner of this domain is Korea.com Communications.
This deal took place in 2007 and is considered to be a wiser one. Michael Mann, owner of BuyDomains understood the importance of having a good domain name; therefore, he sold his company and invested in SEO.com.
Zappos acquired clothes.com in 2008 with an amount of $4.9 million. This domain is used to redirect online clothing line shop of zappos.com.
This deal was done at price of $4.8 million in May 2014.
This deal took place in September 2013 and the transaction was for 4.7 million
Apple Inc purchased this domain at a price of $ 4.5 million in 2011.
This deal was done at price of $4 million in October 2012
China’s Xiaomi purchased MI.com in April 2014 3.6 million
Whisky.com was sold by Castello Cities Internet Network in a domain-only sale for 3.1 million.
Sex.xxx is the most expensive .xxx domain name. In June 2014 it was sold for $3 million through ICM Registry.
This domain was sold for $3 million in 2006.
G&J Holdings purchased Candy.com for a sweet $3 million in 2009.
In 2008 Unister GmbH purchased the domain for $2.85 million to go along with its portfolio of other destination sites, including Auto.de, News.de and Kredit.de.
In 2004 CreditCards.com sold for $2.75 million .