Most Expensive Domains Of All Time

Making a website and getting it live its a simple process but choosing a right and catchy Domain and then search if it’s available can be a tedious task.

But the domains below and their values are just insane so much money for a domain name seems unreal but yet they are very real with very serious and real price tag attached to them.

After reading this post don’t go out and look for domain names which can fetch some thousand if not millions, Simply because they are already taken, keep an eye out for coming trends and buy those domains you might cash out reselling them.

15 & 14. and is the most expensive national domain on the list, and was purchased in January 2000 for $5m. on the other hand was purchased for the same amount by the venture capitalist firm WashingtonVC in 2007.

13. was snapped up by the childrens toy retailer ToysRUS in March 2009 for $5.1 million. A lot of money by most measures, but not even enough to get it into our top 10.

11 & 12. and

Though years apart and with completely different purchasers, the and domains both managed to fetch $5.5 million a-piece when they were sold in 2003 and 2010, respectively.

10. sold in 2004 for $7 million to Thought Convergence but if you were hoping to pay it a visit for some hoppy entertainment, disappointment awaits. Today the site is nothing but a blank page.

9 & 8. and and are the ninth and eighth most expensive domain name sales, with both reaching a not insubstantial $7.5 million asking price.

7. was snapped up by the ever-growing social networking monster that is Facebook in 2010 for $8.5 million. Well, you do have to protect the most obvious contraction of your businesses name, don’t you? You can guess where it points now, but it’s also used as the domain for Facebook employee email addresses as “” addresses are available to the public.


You can probably take a good guess at what you might find on, and that fact alone is precisely why it fetched a whopping $9.5 million when it sold in 2007.


Perhaps less familiar than some of the others on this list, is reportedly site for a (surprise, surprise) financial services company. However, at the time of writing, there’s nothing at the address, which makes it $9.99 million well-spent in 2008.

4. was bought for “around” $11 million in 2001; it seems the new owner couldn’t recall the exact price he had paid for it in an interview with the BBC. Easily done, though, eh. A million here, a million there.


Quite unsurprisingly, is well-known for being one of the most expensive domain name purchases of all time, and given how much traffic searches around the term drives, it’s little surprise.

Most recently sold in 2010, reached a cool $13 million according to data supplied by the domain name marketplace Sedo.

2. came close to being the most expensive sale of all time, but was pipped at the post by a cool $5m or so. How expensive exactly was when it was sold in 2012? Very, at $30.18m.


The most expensive sale, however, actually wasn’t for a gambling or porn site. Instead, it was the purchase of in 2007 for a cool$35m. Even more incredible than the price was the admission from new owner Brian Sharples, founder of HomeAway, that he had bought the domain to stop Expedia from getting it.


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