10 Most expensive domains on the Internet !!

Posted: December 19, 2010 in All Categories

Ever wondered which are the most expensive Web domains ever sold?
Domains for which companies have paid in millions for ownership. Little, surprisingly the list mirrors what attracts maximum traffic on the World Wide Web. Read on to know the WWW’s priciest domains.



I know this is a U rates blog, but sometime sex sells we all know that, the world’s priciest domain little surprising is sex.com. An offshore holding company recently bought sex.com for $13 million. Clover Holdings Limited, based on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, made the top offer for Sex.com Internet domain name that Escom LLC is being forced to sell due to bankruptcy, according to court documents.
Attorneys representing Escom are asking a California bankruptcy court to approve Clover as the winning bidder and clear the way for the Sex.com deal to be consummated and domain-name trading platform Sedo to get its commissions. The world’s “most valuable” Internet domain name, sex.com, went up for grabs in July of this year after US-based Escom filed for bankruptcy. Escom is reported to have bought the domain name for from 12 million to 14 million dollars in 2006.


Another domain which got big bucks is Fund.com, Fund.com Inc. has uniquely positioned itself at the center of the pooled investment solutions arena, for both the mass and institutional markets, The domain was reportedly bought for $9.99 million in 2008.


In May 2007 Porn.com Web domain was sold for $9.5 million cash. In an announcement, domain name registrar and reseller Moniker.com said that Porn.com was bought by Detroit-based MXN Ltd, an Internet media and investment business. MXN is affiliated with Downloadpass.com, an adult movie download site and Pimproll.com, an adult Web site promotion company.


Business.com was purchased for $7.5 million in 1999. According, Telegraph, “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.”


Ice.com purchased ‘Diamond.com’ for a reported $7.5 million in 2006 from Odimo Inc. Ice.com is an online diamond and jewelry retailer


Beer.com was sold for $7 million in 2004. William Fisher, a Web developer from Colorado was the first owner of beer.com domain in 1993 which he sold to generic domain name developer InterneRealEstate.com in 1999 for only $80,000 where Fisher was having 20% stake in the domain name. Later, one of the world’s largest beer company Belgium-based Interbrew bought this domain name for $7.5 million.


The domain Israel.com was bought by Jewish American Joel Noel Friedman in 1994. Friedman is believed to have bought the site as he feared it could be misused by someone else. The site gave general tourist information about Israel and its heritage. In 2008, he sold the site for $5.88 million. The identity of the new owner was not revealed.


The domain was sold in the year 2003 for a price of $5.5 million. The identity of the new owner was not revealed.


In 2009, retailer Toys ‘R Us purchased Toys.com for $5.1 million. ToysRUs beat National A-1, in a hotly-contested auction. Toys.com auction was held after the recent meltdown of The Parent Company. The Parent Company filed for bankruptcy in December 2008 in the US.


Russian billionaire Roustam Tariko paid $3 million to acquire the vodka.com domain. Tariko’ Russian Standard Co conglomerate bought the domain primary to increase its prsence in the US market. Russian Standard Co controls large part of the sales of premium vodka in Russia and owns Russian Standard Bank. Vodka.com’s price tag is among the highest ever revealed for a generic Web domain.

In the next week Post I will tell you all about how to determine the price to sell your domain name, so keep tuned in..

  1. joseph says:

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