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.