Buying and selling domains is actually a business. Many people decide to sell their domain when they’re leaving the internet. In some cases, it turns out that these domains were worth a lot and generated a true wealth to their seller. Let’s take a look at top 10 most expensive domain names ever sold.
The previous owner sold this domain to ToysRUs for more than $5 million. The American company, however, made enough profit to compensate for this expense since 2009 when it bought the domain.
Apple was searching for all domains starting with “I” in 2011. They bought this domain for over $4 million dollars, and they also bought iphone.com, although for considerably less money.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that gambling websites are among the 10 most expensive domain names ever sold. This domain’s price in 2009 for $5.5 million.
Over a decade ago, in 2004, this domain achieved a price of just under $7 million. Recently, it has shown up for sale again.
Alcohol and gambling websites take up a fair portion of the top 10 most expensive domain names ever sold list. Slots are a very popular game, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Russians bought its domain for over $5 million.
This domain belonged to American Farm Bureau Federation before Facebook bought it in 2010. It cost more than $8 million.
This is probably the most expensively paid domain ever. HomeAway bought it for more than $35 million only because of their wish not to let the competitors buy it.
We left porn websites for the end of the list of the top 10 most expensive domain names ever sold. The cost was $14 million dollars in November 2010.
This one earned a little less money, around $9 million, but the website is doing magnificently.
In 2001, this domain was sold for more than $10 million dollars. At least that’s what’s believed since the new owner didn’t want to confirm this information.