The highest ever domain sales

Many lists of top-ever domain sales are full of rumors, names that never sold for those amounts, or names in-part traded for stock or other, less tangible assets or deals. As any ebay domain buyer knows, claiming that your name ‘sold’ for $100,000 is a good way to at least guarantee a sale of $10,000 for an otherwise worthless name.

Equally, many high end names are sold confidentially between individuals and remain private for contract reasons. The best update of the current list of highest domain names of all time is at Domain Food. It consists of most of the names sold for over $100,000 as of 11/30/08.


business.com – $7.5 million (Nov 1999) *
casino.com – $ 5.5 million (Oct 2003*
Korea.com – $5 million (Jan 2000) *
AsSeenOnTV.com – $5 million (Jan 2000)* 

YP.com – $3,850,000 to Yellow Pages, 2008 
wine.com – $3.3 million+ (Sep 1999, resold in 2001 at bankruptcy auction)

AltaVista.com – $3.25 million (Jul 1999) *
loans.com – $3 million (Jan 2000, sold to Bank of America, GD)
eShow.com – $3 million (May 1999) (fake/rumor)
wines.com – $2.9 million (needs verification)
CreditCards.com – $2.75 million (July 2004)
Tom.com – $2.5 million (Feb 2000)
dotnology.com – $2.5 million (Apr 2000) (fake/rumor)
autos.com – $2.2 million (Dec 1999)
coupons.com – $2.2 million (Dec 1999, HD)
express.com – $2 million (Dec 1999)
celebrities.com – $2 million (Apr 2000) (fake/rumor)
England.com, Britain.com, London.com – $2 million (1999, sold to Globalvision)
savings.com – $1.9 million (Mar 2000)
mortgage.com – $1.8 million 
deposit.com – $1.5 million (Mar 2000)
fly.com – $1.5 million (Feb 2000)
MarketingToday.com – $1.5 million (Nov 1999, needs clarification) 
men.com – $1.32 million (Dec 2003, full payment fufilled May 2004)
feedback.com – $1.23 million (Feb 2000, GD)
phone.com – $1.2 million
find.com – $1.2 million
mercury.com – $1.1 million (March 2004 – $700k cash)
Bingo.com – $1.1 million (2000)
WallStreet.com – $1.03 million (Apr 1999, NC)
CyberWorks.com + .net – $1 million (Aug 2000, NYT)
If.com – $1 million (early 2000)
Britain.com – $1 million
Rock.com – $1 million (1999, NYT) 
Sky.com – $1 million (Jan 2000)
whitehousecrisis.com – $1 million (needs verification)
Beauty.cc – $1 million (July 2000, only $200k in cash *)
eflowers.com – $1 million (Feb 1999, $25k + 50 cents per transaction for life?)

car.com – $xxx,xxx+ (2003 – “almost seven digits”)
websites.com – $975,000 (1999)
BBC.com – $850,000 (originally reported as $300k sale in Sep 1999?)
ForSaleByOwner.com – $835,000 (Jan 2000, GD) 
drugs.com – $824,000 (Aug 1999, GD)
1stbandwidth.com – $800,000 (Mar 2000, needs clarification)
jobs.com – $800,000 (needs verification)
beauty.com – $800,000 (Oct 2000)
Singapore.com – $800,000 
capital.com – $750,000 (1999)
cinema.com – $700,000 (Jan 2000, GD)
taxes.com – $700,000 (Feb 2000)
biz.com – $625,000 (June 2000, GD)
golf.tv – $600,000 (needs verification)
university.com – $530,000 (1999)
military.com – $500,000 (Nov 1999)
computer.com – $500,000 (Nov 1999, resold for $1 mil ?)
act.com – $500,000 (late 2000)
themortgage.com – $500,000 (May 2000, needs clarification)
NewZealand.com – $500,000 (April 2003)
ShoppingMall.com – $500,000 (Mar 2000, GD)
image.com – $500,000 (2000, GD)
Wisdom.com – $475,000 (2000 or earlier)
ME.com – $460,000 (Mar 2004)
BlackJack.com – $460,000 
Art.com – $450,000 
Hipoteca.com – $400,000 
Rugby.com – $350,000 (Nov 2004)
Smoking.com – $325,000 (Mar 2004)
Viajes.com – $300,000 (Sep 2004)
Automobile.com – $250,000 (Oct 2004 – Exercise, Call, Makeup group)
Exercise.com – $250,000 (Oct 2004 – Automobile, Call, Makeup group)
Call.com – $250,000 (Oct 2004 – Automobile, Exercise, Makeup group)
Makeup.com – $250,000 (Oct 2004 – Automobile, Exercise, Call, group)
Vote.com – $250,000 
eGifts.com – $250,000 
Hospitality.com – $230,000 
Arab.com – $225,000 (Aug 2004)
Tower.com – $208,000 (2000 or earlier)
Bingo.com – $200,000 (resold for $1.1 mil?)
Engineering.org – $198,365 
Architecture.com – $190,000 (2000 or earlier)
VisitFlorida.com – $186,000 (Aug 2004)
Commerce.com – $180,000 (Apr 2004)
Question.com – $175,000 (2000 or earlier) 
Fruits.com – $160,000 (2000 or earlier)
Animation.com – $150,000 (Oct 2004)
Beef.com – $150,000 (Feb 2004)
Tycoon.com – $150,000 (2000 or earlier)
WebCity.com – $150,000 
Business.com – $150,000 (1997, resold in 1999 for $7.5 mil)
England.com & Britain.com – $150,000 (1998, resold in 1999 w/London.com for $2 mil)
IQTest.de – $147,000 (May 2004)
TourismAustralia.com – $146,000 (May 2004)
Sexkontakte.de – $141,000 (Feb 2004)
SSM.com – $145,000 (Sep 20004)
MR.com – $125,000 (July 2004)
Push.com – $125,000 
Alliant.com – $125,000
PhoneCalls.com – $120,000 (2000 or earlier)
Speaker.com – $120,000 (2000 or earlier)
Seminars.com – $119,000 (2000 or earlier)
Glory.com – $115,000 (2000 or earlier)
truck.com – $101,000 (Feb 2004)
woman.com – $100,000+ (Feb 2004, exact price unknown, possibly $250k)
eCruise.com – $100,000 (Sep 2004)
China.tv – $100,000 
Free.tv – $100,000 
Net.tv – $100,000 
Blond.com – $100,000 
Image.com – $100,000 
Internet.com – $100,000 
Cars.com – $100,000 
MTV.com – $100,000 
Inside.com – $100,000
Paintball.com – $100,000 (late 1999)
Taste.co.uk – $100,000

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