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Most Expensive Domain Name Sales of All Time

Domain names were once available for free, but that is no longer the case. Almost all good dot-com domain names are registered, and the aftermarket is thriving with millions of dollars in reported sales every week.

Below is a list of the most expensive reported domain name sales from a variety of sources, including DNJournal.com and Domaining.com. Note that many industry experts believe over 75% of sales are “non-reported.” – For example, we never report sales and know other brokerages that don’t either. The reason is pure and simple — most high-end sales require confidentiality.

What is categorized as a domain name sale?

A domain name sale is categorized as a sale of what is considered a “raw” domain name — a sale where only the asset is sold, and not the underlying business.

For instance, Quinstreet’s 2010 purchase of CarInsurance.com for $49.7 million would be a prime example of a business selling and not a domain name. Facebook’s acquisition of FB.com, on other hand, would be classified as a domain name sale.

It’s also important to note that many of the domain names listed below have been re-sold in private transactions since the original, reported purchase date. Examples include Drugs.com and Singapore.com.

RankDomain NameSales PriceDate
1sex.com$13,000,000 11/1/2010
2hotels.com$11,000,000 9/1/2001
3fund.com$9,999,950 3/1/2008
4porn.com$9,500,000 5/1/2007
5porno.com$8,888,888 2/1/2015
6fb.com$8,500,000 9/1/2010
7diamond.com$7,500,000 5/1/2006
8beer.com$7,000,000 1/1/2004
9z.com$6,784,000 11/1/2014
10slots.com$5,500,000 6/1/2010
11casino.com$5,500,000 11/1/2003
12toys.com$5,100,000 3/1/2009
13korea.com$5,000,000 1/1/2000
14clothes.com$4,900,000 1/1/2008
15ig.com$4,700,000 9/1/2013
16freeporn.com$4,000,000 2/1/2008
17yp.com$3,850,000 11/1/2008
18mi.com$3,600,000 4/1/2014
19shop.com$3,500,000 11/1/2003
20wine.com$3,300,000 9/1/2003
21software.com$3,200,000 12/1/2005
22whisky.com$3,100,000 1/1/2014
23vodka.com$3,000,000 12/1/2006
24loans.com$3,000,000 1/1/2000
25candy.com$3,000,000 6/1/2009
26wines.com$2,900,000 7/1/2004
27creditcards.com$2,750,000 6/1/2004
28pizza.com$2,605,000 4/1/2008
29social.com$2,600,000 7/1/2011
30tom.com$2,500,000 12/1/1999
31Investing.com$2,450,000 11/1/2012
32youxi.com$2,430,000 2/1/2014
33coupons.com$2,200,000 1/1/2000
34autos.com$2,200,000 12/1/1999
35114.com$2,100,000 7/1/2013
36express.com$2,000,000 3/1/2000
37telephone.com$2,000,000 1/1/2000
3837.com$1,960,800 3/1/2014
39savings.com$1,900,000 2/1/2003
40seniors.com$1,800,000 6/1/2007
41mortgage.com$1,800,000 3/1/2000
42dating.com$1,750,000 6/1/2010
43auction.com$1,700,000 3/1/2009
44datarecovery.com$1,659,000 3/1/2008
45branson.com$1,600,000 6/1/2006
46liu.com$1,556,888 2/1/2014
47ticket.com$1,525,000 10/1/2009
48tandberg.com$1,500,000 2/1/2007
49russia.com$1,500,000 12/1/2009
50marketingtoday.com$1,500,000 9/1/2005
51cameras.com$1,500,000 11/1/2006
52deposit.com$1,500,000 2/1/2000
53fly.com$1,500,000 11/1/1999
54vip.com$1,400,000 12/1/2003
55ebet.com$1,350,000 10/1/2013
56men.com$1,320,000 2/1/2000
57photo.com$1,250,000 5/1/2010
58vista.com$1,250,000 11/1/2007
59feedback.com$1,230,000 2/1/2003
60find.com$1,200,000 3/1/2004
61phone.com$1,200,000 2/1/2003
62mm.com$1,200,000 7/1/2014
63kredit.de$1,169,175 11/1/2008
64mercury.com$1,100,000 1/1/2000
65flying.com$1,100,000 4/1/2010
66call.com$1,100,000 9/1/2009
67bingo.com$1,100,000 4/1/1999
68cruise.co.uk$1,099,798 2/1/2008
69zip.com$1,058,830 10/1/2010
70wallstreet.com$1,030,000 7/1/2005
71webcam.com$1,020,000 6/1/2009
72invest.com$1,015,000 12/1/2007
73if.com$1,000,000 2/1/2003
74personalloans.com$1,000,000 2/1/2012
75poker.org$1,000,000 2/1/2010
76qnb.com$1,000,000 12/1/2014
77DomainName.com$1,000,000 5/1/2011
78check.com$1,000,000 8/1/2014
79fish.com$1,000,000 8/1/2000
80eflowers.com$1,000,000 2/1/2003
81beauty.cc$1,000,000 2/1/1999
82box.com$1,000,000 7/1/2011
83britain.com$1,000,000 1/1/1999
84btc.com$1,000,000 8/1/2014
85rock.com$1,000,000 1/1/2000
86sky.com$1,000,000 2/1/2003
87topix.com$1,000,000 3/1/2007
88websites.com$975,000 1/1/2005
89poker.de$957,937 7/1/2007
90100.com$950,000 2/1/2014
91investment.com$900,000 12/1/2007
92silver.com$875,000 1/1/2013
93credit.fr$851,875 1/1/2010
94fix.com$850,000 12/1/2013
95hot.com$850,000 9/1/2013
96skiresorts.com$850,000 4/1/2008
97forsalebyowner.com$835,000 1/1/2000
98drugs.com$824,000 8/1/1999
99earth.com$800,000 12/1/2005
1001stbandwidth.com$800,000 3/1/2000
101345.com$800,000 1/1/2015
102beauty.com$800,000 10/1/2000
103guns.com$800,000 3/1/2010
104jobs.com$800,000 2/1/2003
105printer.com$800,000 8/1/2008
106singapore.com$800,000 2/1/2003
107wan.com$800,000 1/1/2014
108dollars.com$789,600 4/1/2008
109server.com$770,000 8/1/2009
110ringtones.com$750,000 12/1/2010
111website.com$750,000 7/1/2005
112capital.com$750,000 1/1/1999
113property.com$750,000 8/1/2005
114ireport.com$750,000 1/1/2008
115mathgames.com$725,000 8/1/2013
116aktien.de$725,000 7/1/2011
117files.com$725,000 3/1/2010
118nav.no$717,978 5/1/2006
119refinance.com$706,000 11/1/2005
120melbourne.com$700,000 12/1/2007
121local.com$700,000 3/1/2005
122cinema.com$700,000 1/1/2000
123vu.com$700,000 11/1/2011
124runningshoes.com$700,000 4/1/2011
125taxes.com$700,000 2/1/2000
126teamwork.com$675,000 1/1/2014
127luck.com$675,000 10/1/2009
128on.com$635,000 3/1/2006
129casino.de$625,060 3/1/2008
130biz.com$625,000 6/1/2000
131music.mobi$616,000 12/1/2007
132jobs.ca$600,000 5/1/2008
133golf.tv$600,000 2/1/2003
134annuity.com$600,000 12/1/2005
135christian.com$600,000 9/1/2009
136exterminator.com$600,000 10/1/2009
137reversemortgages.com$600,000 7/1/2013
138saturn.pl$600,000 9/1/2012
139job.at$590,949 12/1/2007
140affiliate.com$579,900 8/1/2008
141homeownersinsurance.com$570,000 12/1/2010
142macau.com$550,000 2/1/2006
143answer.com$550,000 11/1/2011
144antispyware.com$550,000 12/1/2006
145university.com$530,000 1/1/1999
146shemale.com$520,000 1/1/2007
147game.cn$512,307 1/1/2014
148jerusalem.com$510,000 9/1/2010
149laon.com$500,249 1/1/2007
150li.com$500,000 9/1/2008
151logo.com$500,000 11/1/2010
152Jackpot.com$500,000 4/1/2012
153ipo.com$500,000 9/1/2010
154gamesforgirls.com$500,000 2/1/2011
155gay.xxx$500,000 10/1/2011
156gays.com$500,000 10/1/2006
157freewebsite.com$500,000 11/1/2012
158housing.com$500,000 9/1/2013
159image.com$500,000 1/1/2000
160invention.com$500,000 10/1/2007
161newzealand.com$500,000 4/1/2003
162military.com$500,000 11/1/1999
163mobile.net$500,000 4/1/2014
164rebate.com$500,000 10/1/2007
165rebates.com$500,000 10/1/2007
166Puzzle.com$500,000 5/1/2011
167az.com$500,000 10/1/2007
1683d.com$500,000 12/1/2011
169act.com$500,000 2/1/2003
170bike.com$500,000 6/1/2006
171brand.com$500,000 7/1/2013
172blue.com$500,000 3/1/2006
173brazil.com$500,000 8/1/2009
174finances.com$500,000 9/1/2013
175challenge.com$500,000 10/1/2012
176computer.com$500,000 11/1/1999
177shoppingmall.com$500,000 3/1/2000
178talk.com$500,000 7/1/2009
179themortgage.com$500,000 5/1/2000
180WebHosting.co.uk$500,000 10/1/2012
181wrestling.com$500,000 8/1/2006
182financialaid.com$480,000 12/1/2008
183villas.com$477,630 7/1/2008
184wisdom.com$475,000 2/1/2003
185chat.de$470,000 2/1/2003
186blackjack.com$460,000 2/1/2003
187me.com$460,000 2/1/2005
188sex.net$454,500 5/1/2006
189shout.com$450,000 10/1/2013
190rio.com$450,000 12/1/2009
191templates.com$450,000 9/1/2006
192sportinggoods.com$450,000 11/1/2007
193meet.me$450,000 11/1/2011
194boardgames.com$450,000 6/1/2010
195art.com$450,000 2/1/2003
196autoinsurance.org$440,000 4/1/2011
197wap.com$436,000 12/1/2000
198arearugs.com$405,000 9/1/2009
199games.mobi$401,500 12/1/2007
200hipoteca.com$400,000 2/1/2003
201look.com$400,000 10/1/2011
202myblog.com$400,000 12/1/2004
203porn.net$400,000 2/1/2008
204poker.ca$400,000 6/1/2010
205tell.com$400,000 7/1/2008
206teen.xxx$400,000 10/1/2013
207systematic.com$400,000 4/1/2008
208resumes.com$400,000 10/1/2009
209forums.com$399,990 2/1/2009
210body.com$380,000 7/1/2013
211domainregistration.com$376,480 7/1/2008
212booker.com$375,000 1/1/2013
213bbc.com$375,000 1/1/1999
214jets.com$375,000 9/1/2009
215symphony.com$375,000 6/1/2014
216digital.com$373,750 9/1/2014
217cowboys.com$370,000 11/1/2007
218longisland.com$370,000 4/1/2010
219lowfare.com$365,000 11/1/2008
220cgm.com$365,000 6/1/2010
221banners.com$360,000 11/1/2008
222partysupplies.com$360,000 1/1/2010
223py.com$358,000 7/1/2014
22433.com$358,000 6/1/2011
225wirelessphone.com$355,000 6/1/2006
226datacenter.com$352,000 6/1/2011
227color.com$350,000 12/1/2010
228cookinggames.com$350,000 1/1/2010
229o.co$350,000 7/1/2010
230GiftBasket.com$350,000 11/1/2012
231greeting.com$350,000 4/1/2007
232fungames.com$350,000 10/1/2006
233true.com$350,000 1/1/2014
234rugby.com$350,000 11/1/2004
235770.com$343,208 4/1/2008
236screensavers.com$335,000 3/1/2010
237best.com$331,561 11/1/2009
238hotels.eu$329,509 8/1/2006
239zero.com$329,420 10/1/2010
240VI.com$325,000 10/1/2012
241rvrental.com$325,000 9/1/2008
242ride.com$325,000 11/1/2013
243bj.com$325,000 6/1/2012
244dots.com$325,000 7/1/2014
245financialaide.com$320,000 12/1/2008
246hy.com$320,000 7/1/2014
247malls.com$320,000 2/1/2014
248jasmin.com$310,250 2/1/2006
24960.com$310,000 9/1/2012
250recycle.co.uk$309,901 11/1/2007
251rh.com$304,000 10/1/2012
252software.de$303,182 5/1/2010
253173.com$302,790 2/1/2008
254bookmarks.com$300,000 2/1/2008
255blackjack.de$300,000 6/1/2006
256brown.com$300,000 2/1/2006
257cafe.com$300,000 10/1/2006
258freecreditreport.co.uk$300,000 10/1/2008
259dji.com$300,000 7/1/2013
260dvds.com$300,000 4/1/2008
261recycling.com$300,000 12/1/2006
262pilot.com$300,000 4/1/2010
263mojo.com$300,000 2/1/2013
264isearch.com$300,000 8/1/2008
265realestate.net$300,000 2/1/2007
266sc.com$300,000 12/1/2008
267viajes.com$300,000 9/1/2004
268voodoo.com$300,000 4/1/2009
269yinhang.com$300,000 5/1/2013
270hobbies.com$297,500 2/1/2010
271bdsm.com$295,000 1/1/2007
272xmas.com$294,200 11/1/2007
273lk.com$287,500 6/1/2014
274accomodation.com$286,000 3/1/2014
275Cupidon.com$285,250 6/1/2011
276shoppingcart.com$285,000 8/1/2005
27745.com$280,000 12/1/2011
278cd.com$277,750 7/1/2006
279floor.com$275,000 1/1/2009
280grid.com$275,000 7/1/2011
281ui.com$275,000 11/1/2007
282kredit.com$270,600 6/1/2010
283celebs.com$270,000 11/1/2010
284spel.se$266,000 6/1/2009
285tv.se$265,149 1/1/2015
286triplecreditreport.com$260,000 8/1/2008
287table.com$260,000 11/1/2007
288seks.nl$258,000 12/1/2008
289disco.com$255,000 8/1/2010
290pos.com$252,500 5/1/2006
291tees.com$252,500 1/1/2008
292moms.com$252,000 5/1/2013
293musicvideos.com$250,000 3/1/2010
294physicians.com$250,000 4/1/2009
295Platinum.com$250,000 9/1/2012
296payment.com$250,000 8/1/2009
297malta.com$250,000 6/1/2006
298connaught.com$250,000 2/1/2015
299Feng.com$250,000 11/1/2012
300flashcards.com$250,000 4/1/2014
301egifts.com$250,000 2/1/2003
302buckhead.com$250,000 3/1/2007
303biking.com$250,000 2/1/2010
304boating.com$250,000 2/1/2010
305bowlingballs.com$250,000 9/1/2012
306bitcoinwallet.com$250,000 2/1/2014
307800.com$250,000 9/1/2009
308alice.com$250,000 11/1/2008
309stockphoto.com$250,000 1/1/2013
310ucakbileti.com$250,000 6/1/2011
311vote.com$250,000 2/1/2003
312software.co.uk$249,000 10/1/2009
313mobile.co.uk$247,921 11/1/2007
314wan.cn$247,830 1/1/2014
315trek.com$245,000 6/1/2013
31688888.com$245,000 11/1/2013
317fo.com$245,000 5/1/2012
318mortage.com$242,400 4/1/2006
319ant.com$241,200 10/1/2006
320kk.com$240,000 11/1/2013
321outlets.de$239,257 7/1/2008
322yearbook.com$237,500 2/1/2007
323prince.com$235,000 8/1/2010
324lawfirm.com$233,501 12/1/2010
325imoveis.com.br$231,500 4/1/2010
326sofas.com$231,500 4/1/2010
327wicker.com$230,000 10/1/2010
328hospitality.com$230,000 2/1/2003
329qr.com$230,000 12/1/2013
330action.com$230,000 7/1/2008
331cute.com$230,000 10/1/2014
332diamondrings.com$228,420 7/1/2009
333flashgames.com$226,950 1/1/2006
334driven.com$225,000 3/1/2011
335editor.com$225,000 9/1/2009
336et.com$225,000 4/1/2007
337ar.com$225,000 2/1/2008
338arab.com$225,000 8/1/2004
339insurancerates.com$225,000 6/1/2008
340wifi.com$225,000 7/1/2006
341winner.com$225,000 5/1/2008
342apuestas.com$221,000 2/1/2013
343lottery.net$220,000 8/1/2010
344od.com$220,000 8/1/2008
345mob.com$220,000 6/1/2014
346loancalculator.com$215,000 2/1/2010
347billionaire.com$215,000 6/1/2011
348televisions.com$215,000 9/1/2007
349dl.com$210,689 2/1/2014
350freequotes.com$210,000 2/1/2009
351crosswordpuzzles.com$210,000 11/1/2007
352suv.com$210,000 10/1/2011
353tower.com$208,000 2/1/2003
354slots.ca$206,906 7/1/2010
355Cotton.com$205,890 2/1/2012
356cpc.com$201,750 6/1/2008
357satellitephone.com$201,600 7/1/2006
358gab.com$200,002 1/1/2014
359kosher.com$200,000 10/1/2013
360ov.com$200,000 6/1/2008
361nasty.com$200,000 7/1/2006
362republic.com$200,000 9/1/2011
363perth.com$200,000 12/1/2007
364Consolidation.com$200,000 5/1/2011
365chinatours.com$200,000 8/1/2009
366diy.net$200,000 11/1/2007
367flowers.mobi$200,000 11/1/2006
368flatrate.de$200,000 3/1/2009
369farm.com$200,000 4/1/2006
370bird.com$200,000 6/1/2005
371angels.com$200,000 9/1/2010
372asianporn.com$200,000 4/1/2013
373Adventure.com$200,000 6/1/2011
374settlement.com$200,000 4/1/2007
375rhodes.com$200,000 2/1/2008
376riva.com$200,000 12/1/2008
377sofa.com$200,000 12/1/2005
378sexstories.com$200,000 4/1/2013
379thin.com$200,000 3/1/2008
380youpay.com$200,000 4/1/2014
381engineering.org$198,000 2/1/2003
382shopping.eu$196,803 8/1/2006
383criminallawyers.com$195,000 11/1/2007
384photograph.com$195,000 2/1/2008
385mcc.com$195,000 10/1/2008
386MovingCompany.com$195,000 6/1/2012
387tou.com$194,400 7/1/2014
388wt.com$192,000 7/1/2008
389zhuanxue.com$190,098 7/1/2014
390shield.com$190,000 3/1/2011
391datacenters.com$190,000 10/1/2013
392architecture.com$190,000 2/1/2003
393cd.net$189,930 3/1/2012
394880.com$188,889 8/1/2008
39511.com$188,889 8/1/2008
396pisos.net$187,500 11/1/2008
397ts.com$186,000 2/1/2011
398visitflorida.com$186,000 8/1/2004
399unclesam.com$185,750 10/1/2006
400freehoroscope.com$185,259 3/1/2007
401cdn.net$185,000 3/1/2012
402stockbrokers.com$185,000 2/1/2011
403slimming.com$185,000 8/1/2006
404whiskey.com$185,000 11/1/2009
405fly.co.uk$181,042 11/1/2007
406consulting.com$181,000 11/1/2005
407commerce.com$180,000 4/1/2004
408phonemarket.com$180,000 4/1/2012
409offer.com$180,000 3/1/2008
410honest.com$180,000 1/1/2012
411yin.com$180,000 12/1/2014
412444.com$178,889 8/1/2008
413newbrand.de$177,600 9/1/2009
414tests.com$176,505 3/1/2008
415lb.cn$176,000 2/1/2014
416lgg.com$175,000 1/1/2014
417nye.com$175,000 1/1/2013
418question.com$175,000 2/1/2003
419248.com$175,000 6/1/2008
420barns.com$175,000 12/1/2009
421aura.com$175,000 8/1/2014
422campgrounds.com$175,000 3/1/2007
423decide.com$175,000 12/1/2010
424yes.net$175,000 8/1/2014
425walkers.com$175,000 3/1/2007
426uruguay.com$175,000 7/1/2005
427auto.es$173,682 7/1/2008
428mind.com$171,600 4/1/2011
429hoteldeals.com$171,250 12/1/2006
430rainbow.com$170,000 6/1/2008
431promotion.com$170,000 11/1/2007
432cars.net$170,000 6/1/2011
433245.com$168,889 8/1/2008
434waitress.com$168,000 10/1/2013
435autos.de$166,800 5/1/2014
436homeimprovement.com$166,650 8/1/2006
437shoppers.com$166,000 3/1/2008
438schoenen.nl$165,500 10/1/2010
439horseracing.co.uk$165,000 6/1/2009
440onlinecasino.co.uk$165,000 6/1/2009
441bra.com$165,000 8/1/2012
442estate.com$165,000 1/1/2013
443event.com$165,000 10/1/2007
444favorites.com$165,000 8/1/2011
445boatsforsale.com$162,500 6/1/2013
446free-sms.de$162,150 1/1/2010
447one.cn$160,640 2/1/2014
448shop.cn$160,320 2/1/2014
449mobile.xxx$160,000 2/1/2013
450modern.com$160,000 1/1/2009
451Intranet.com$160,000 9/1/2013
452fruits.com$160,000 2/1/2003
453lov.com$160,000 2/1/2012
454bogota.com$159,000 11/1/2005
455via.com$157,500 12/1/2007
456discountvouchers.com$157,000 10/1/2010
457courts.com$155,000 11/1/2006
458king.com$155,000 10/1/2005
459porker.com$155,000 5/1/2005
460idol.com$154,800 7/1/2010
461daytona.com$151,395 8/1/2008
462nhs.com$151,300 2/1/2006
463camroulette.com$151,000 4/1/2010
464jewelers.com$150,755 4/1/2007
465date.org$150,349 12/1/2006
466cursos.com$150,000 10/1/2010
467cr.com$150,000 12/1/2008
468copies.com$150,000 11/1/2010
469CornerstoneHomes.com$150,000 2/1/2014
470FreeSexCams.com$150,000 11/1/2012
471esignature.com$150,000 7/1/2011
472ecs.com$150,000 11/1/2012
473business.com$150,000 1/1/1997
474camp.com$150,000 10/1/2006
475bluejeans.com$150,000 3/1/2011
476bellevue.com$150,000 5/1/2008
477beef.com$150,000 2/1/2004
478animation.com$150,000 10/1/2004
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