10 The Most Expensive Domain Names Ever

What’s the most expensive domain name on the Internet?! It’s not the coveted domain name ‘Sex.com,’ although it’s also one of the most expensive domain names in history, is up for auction, with bidding starting at $1 million and the final price of $14 million.

The domain name 'Vodka.com' was sold for $3 million dollars.

What’s the most expensive domain name on the Internet?! It’s not the coveted domain name ‘Sex.com,’ although it’s also one of the most expensive domain names in history, is up for auction, with bidding starting at $1 million and the final price of  $14 million.

Here’s the list of 10 the most expensive domain names ever (plus: the domain name ‘Vodka.com’ was sold for $3 million dollars, see the picture above). To save you the trouble of testing out each domain (trust us, ‘porn.com’ is very, very NSFW) from the list below, we’ll just report to you that only Toys.com and Computers.com (which is not in the list) are owned by large recognizable companies (Toys R Us and CNET). [via Telegraph (UK)]

10. Toys.com [2009] $5.1 million

Bought last year at auction by ToysRUs. Everybody else stopped bidding at $3 million, but the toy company and National A-1 Advertising, owners of domains such as free.com, boys.com and divorce.com bid kept bidding until the retailer won.

9. Casino.com [2003] $5.5 million

Online gambling site. Again pretty straight forward.

8. Israel.com [2008] $5.88 million

Billed as “your first and best source for information about Israel”. It was bought in 1994 by Joel Noel Friedman, a 46-year-old Jewish American. Rather than seek profit, he originally bought the sight in fear that it would be misused by somebody else.

7. Beer.com [2004] $7 million

A search engine for beer, beer brewing, tasting, beer news, history of beer and drinking games

6. Business.com [1999] $7.5 million

Business search engine and web directory founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, a previous chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group, and Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink. In July 2007 business.com, the company, was sold to Yellow Pages publisher RH Donnelly for $345 million.

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