Following are the top ten most expensive domains ever reported as sold. All the domains in the list are aged domains and obviously more valuable to the buyers. Premium domains like these are priceless. Here is the list of 10 most expensive domains name sales of all time.
- Slots.com and Casino.com sold for US$5, 500, 000 each
Slots.com and Casino.com are gambling related domain names. The former sold in 2010 while the latter in 2003. Online gambling is a very hot and popular business. Both the domains are worth ever penny.
- Z.com sold for US$ 6, 784, 000
Z.com was acquired by a Japanese internet group in 2014. Many experts feel that a one letter domain like z.com went too cheap considering the fact that there is only 26 one letter .com domain. Anyway, the buyer has put the domain to good use and now they are the number one internet group in Japan.
- Beer.com sold for US$7,000,000
Liquor niche is one of the most largest and lucrative niche in both online and offline business. Beer is considered a favourite pastime. Beer.com domain name sold for US$ 7 million in 2004. The value of domain today is much more than what it acquired for.
- Diamond.com sold for US$7,500,000
The domain was sold in 2006 for $7.5 million. It appears that the domain has not been developed. Anyway, it does not diminish the value of this great domain. The buyer can easily sell the domain at any given time and make huge profit.
- FB.com sold for US$8,500,000
Social media giant Facebook acquired it for a massive $8.5 million in 2010. This is the largest brand protection acquire in the domain history. FB.com redirects to Facebook. This is a very smart acquisition as it not only protects Facebook brand and also consist of only two letters, which have become very rare and almost impossible to acquire.
- Porno.com sold for US$8,888,888
This domain was sold in 2015 none other than by Rick Schwartz. Rick claimed that that domain had already earned him a couple of millions just from parking. If that was true the buyer has certainly got a great deal. Interestingly, it is the third largest adult domain name sales in the history.
- Porn.com sold for $9,500,000
Porn.com is undoubtedly the best name for online porn streaming site. The domain was sold for $9.5 million in 2007 and now a popular porn site. Its value now much more than what it acquired for.
- Fund.com sold for US$9,999,950
Sold in 2008, this finance related exact match short keyword domain is truly priceless. This is the number one domain in finance niche.
- Hotels.com sold for US$11,000,000
Hotels.com was sold for $11 millions back in 2001 and the buyer already recovered its investment. It is one of the most valuable domain name in travel niche.
1. Sex.com sold for US$13,000,000
They say sex sells…oh yes… not only sex but also all sex related stuff as well. Sex.com, the domain name, is the largest domain name sales in the history of domain trading. Sold in 2010 the domain continue to be the most expensive domain.
There are two other domain names i.e, privatejet.com and vacationrentals.com reportedly sold for more than what Sex.com for. While the sales of former is not verified, while the sell of the latter includes large amount of physical properties. The two domains thus omitted from te list. If you are curious to know the sells figures of other high profile domain names, here is the list of top 500 domain name sales.