Have you ever thought about how much cost the most expensive domain? You might be interested what investment some companies or private investors have made in buying a domain name.
Are you curious?
Have a look at the figures below-you’ll get an idea about the fortunes spent over a particular Domain Name. Truth is: some of the more familiar-sounding domain names we know in the market today are cloaked in gold. A seven-letter word can be valued at millions of dollars depending on the need and demand of potentially interested buyers.
Consider as lucky those brilliant lads who were the first to snap up the expensive URL names before anyone did during the much-vaunted dot com rush.
The most expensive Domain names in the world
The highest priced known deal for a real domain is for Cars.com.Source
Cars.com was sold at $872 million US dollars.
Alexa Global Rank of cars.com today is: 2,453*
360.com was sold for $17 million in 2015
Alexa Global Rank of 360.com today is: 2,501*
Sex.com for was sold for $14 million in 2014
Alexa Global Rank of sex.com today is: 545*
Porn.com was sold for $9.5 million in 2007
Alexa Global Rank of porn.com today is: 1,312*
Porno.com was sold for $8.9 million in 2015
Alexa Global Rank of porno.com today is: 104,372*
The popular domain Toys.com – Toys ‘R’ Us was sold for $5.1 mln in 2009
*The given data is valid for 2/02/2018.
The reasons for buying an expensive domain can vary, from buying out the competition and protecting your own brand, to investing in a completely new business or taking over a well-established one. The most expensive domain names are often not publicly recorded. Negotiations on higher value domain names are usually carried out privately, through big domain registrars like GoDaddy and auction sites or marketplaces such as Sedo or Flippa.