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Top 30 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold – New List

Here’s a list of top 30 most expensive domain names sold until November 2014.

 1. VacationRentals.com

This deal took place in 2007 and the transaction was for $35 million.

2. PrivateJet.com

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.

3. Insure.com

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.

4. Sex.com

Sold in 2006 with a price $14 million.

5. Hotels.com

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.


6. Fund.com

This deal took place in 2008 and the transaction was for $9.99 million

7. Porn.com

This deal took place in 2007 and the transaction was for $9.5 million.

8. Fb.com

Facebook purchased fb.com in November 2010 at a price of $ 8.5 million from American Farm Bureau Federation.

9. Business.com

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.

10. Diamond.com

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.

11. Beer.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.

12. Israel.com

Sold in 2008 with a price $5.88 million

13. Casino.com

Sold in 2003 with a price $5.5 million, Online gambling site. Again pretty straight forward.

14. Slots.com

This deal took place in 2010 and credited $ 5.5 million.

15. Asseenontv.com

This domain was purchased by LA Group in 2000 for a price of $ 5.1 million.

16. Toys.com

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.

17. Korea.com

Korea.com deal was done at price of $ 5 million in 2004. New owner of this domain is Korea.com Communications.

18. SEO.com

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.

19. Clothes.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.

20. Medicare.com

This deal was done at price of $4.8 million in May 2014.

21. IG.com

This deal took place in September 2013 and the transaction was for  4.7 million

22. Icloud.com

Apple Inc purchased this domain at a price of $ 4.5 million in 2011.

23. GiftCard.com

This deal was done at price of $4 million in October 2012

24. MI.com

China’s Xiaomi purchased MI.com in April 2014 3.6 million

25. Whisky.com

Whisky.com was sold by Castello Cities Internet Network in a domain-only sale for 3.1 million.

26. Sex.xxx

Sex.xxx is the most expensive .xxx domain name. In June 2014 it was sold for $3 million through ICM Registry.

27. Vodka.com

This domain was sold for $3 million in 2006.

28. Candy.com

G&J Holdings purchased Candy.com for a sweet $3 million in 2009.

29. Shopping.de

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.

30. CreditCards.com

In 2004 CreditCards.com sold for $2.75 million .