11 Most Expensive domain names ever!
The coveted domain name 'Sex.com' is about to hit the auction block. The bidding will start at a cool $1 million.
The domain name was last sold for $14 million--and it's not even the most expensive URL out there.
We've taken a look at the 11 most expensive domain names to date. Not surprisingly, most are breasts, booze, and 'bling' heavy, but there are some curveballs on the list.
Bottoms up: Vodka.com sold for $3 million in
Retailer Toys 'R Us purchased Toys.com in 2009 for $5.1 million.
The site was sold in 2003 for a grand total of $5.5 million.
The Telegraph explains the buyer's motivations (who purchased the site for $5.88 million in 2004): '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 site in fear that it would be misused by somebody else.
Breasts, business, bling, and beer top the list for the most expensive URLs: Beer.com was sold for $7 million in 2004
Ice.com purchased 'Diamond.com' (tied with Business.com) for a reported $7.5 million in 2006.
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The domain name is tied with 'Diamond.com' for multi-million dollar pricetag. Business.com was purchased for $7.5 million in 1999. The Telegraph writes, '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.'
The URL was reportedly sold for $9.99 million in 2008.
Sex.com has recently hit the auction block with a starting price of $1 million. It was first purchased by Match.com founder Gary Kremen in 1994, and was last sold in 2006 for $14 million
The domain name reportedly sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009