As you know, domain flipping is a very lucrative business because there are millions of domains availabe on the World Wide Web. When was the last time you bought a domain? Was it for creating a website or it was simply for making an investment? There have been some domains that have been sold for millions of dollars. When’s the last time you ordered a domain name? What it for a new web site, or did you potentially see it as being an investment? If you decide to choose a generic keyword or anything random, there is only one available in the world. Some domain names really have big time potential . If you have a domain name that is attractive and original, you can be sure that someone will buy it from you! You can be surprised on how much money domain selling can make. I will admit that Sex indeed sells. There is no question that sex is probably one of the hottest topic right now and it always has been the same! this pretty much means that porn websites are the ones that sell or have been sold for big money! While the current market for internet domains is nowhere as strong and profitable as it was during the dot-com peak (late 90’s-early 2000’s), the market remains strong and is experiencing solid growth.There are still millions of dollars are exchanged during the resale of domains.
Here is the list of the World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Domain Names:
1. Insure.com / 16,000,000$
Year sold: 2009 / Alexa: 51,777 / Date Founded: 1994-11-10
You probably thought that Sex.com or Business.com were the most expensive domain name sales right? A lot of people forget that Insure.com was bought by the Internet marketing firm QuinStreet. Insurance is also a pretty big niche/topic at the moment.
2. Sex.com / 13,000,000$
Year sold: 2006 / Alexa: 21,481 / Date Founded: 1995-10-18
Match.com founder Gary Kremen decided to get out of the adult entertainment industry and sold sex.com for $13-14 million was consireded as the most expensive domain sell for a bit of time but in 2009, Insure.com was sold for more money.
3. Porn.com / 13,000,000$
Year sold: 2007 / Alexa: 3988 / Date Founded: 1995-08-19
How surprising eh? Another porn site that was sold for big cash, there is no question the sex is the highest selling keyword. Porn.com was sold at a price tag of $9,500,000 in 2007.
4. Fund.com / 9,999,95$
Year sold: 2008 / Alexa: 638,978 / Date Founded: 1994-09-29
Fund.com is a website on the financial services industry and investment funds. It was sold for a price tag of exactly 9,999,95 $.
5. Business.com / 7,500,000$
Year sold: 1999 / Alexa: 3988 / Date Founded: 1998-04-30
For over half a decade, Business.com was consireded as the world’s most expensive domain name after its 1999 sale for $7.5 million. That was shortly after the site was founded by former Walt Disney Internet Group chairman Jake Winebaum and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton. The domain retained its record until 2006 when sex.com was sold.
6.Diamond.com / 7,500,000$
Year sold: 1999 / Alexa: 106,505 / Date Founded: 1993-03-18
Diamond.com was sold to Ice.com for $7,500,000. We all know that women absolutely love diamond rings!
7.Beer.com / 7,000,000$
Year sold: 2004 / Alexa: 374,237 / Date Founded: 1993-12-23
Everybody loves drinking but I expected to see alcohol.com but the good news is domain name like wine.com, vodka.com and similar name are among the top sellers. Beer.com was sold at a price tag of $7,000,000.
8. Israel.com / 5,880,000$
Year sold: 2008 / Alexa: 1,481,434 / Date Founded: 1994-04-12
This is interesting because Israel.com was sold for 5.88 million USD on May 29, 2008. The bidding price started at 5.55 million USD and lasted for a couple of days before closing at the above mentioned price. The domain auction was held by Moniker Online Services LLC which is a leading provider of domain name registration, management, and monetization services for individuals and businesses (located in Florida).
9. Casino.com / 5,500,000$
Year sold: 2008 / Alexa: 4514 / Date Founded: 1997-12-31
10. Toys.com / 5,100,000$
Year sold: 2009 / Alexa: 414, 657 / Date Founded: 1998-03-20
Toys.com was purchased by Toys ‘R’ Us for $5.1 million in March of 2009.