Highest Price Paid for a Domain: If you are already into Domain Flipping (buying and selling a domain) business then you must be familiar with its earning potential. However if you are thinking to jump into this business then let me tell you that you can easily turn $10 into $100 or $1000 by selling a domain. This is just a minimum figure. Usually a domain can fetch you anywhere between $1000 to $35000 bucks if you know how to play your cards right for getting a good domain and a decent domain price.
Domain Flipping is turning out to be a highly profitable business. According to current market trends more than 2, 00,000 domains are registered each day. This is really a big number. You need not worry if you don’t have the skills of this field yet as it is not difficult to harness few skills if you really want to. Are you still unsure regarding your decision? Let me share with you a list mentioning highest price paid for domains:
Highest Selling Domain Names | List of Most Valuable Urls
1. Insurance.com – $35.6 million (2010)
This popular domain was bought by Quin Street for a staggering $35.6 million. On insurance.com you can choose the best car insurance available by comparing it with various offers in the market. Though this site is mainly for car insurance comparison but services in regard to life, health, home and motorcycle insurance is also provided. Basically it takes up quotes from all the popular insurance companies and show them to you together. This is really beneficial as it helps you to choose a plan which suits you according to your needs.
2. Vacationrentals.com – $35 million (2007)
As clear from the name this website if all for vacation planning. This highest price paid domain was bought by Texas based company HomeAway.This website is one of the most valuable and popular all over the world for finding best vacation deals. There are lot many things to consider when planning for a vacation like type of rooms in the hotel, best time to visit a particular place, list of attractions and lot more. This highest price paid domain does it all for you.
3. Privatejet.com – $30.1 million (2012)
Atlanta based Nations Luxury Transportation bought this popular domain name. The phrase ‘private jet’ itself brings in mind the ultra-rich people. So you can imagine the list of high profile clients which this website might be having so investing in a good domain name was must to attract more customers. As of now this website is the most popular one for booking chartered jets.
4. Internet.com – $18 million (2009)
Internet itself is a huge marketplace; so you can jolly well imagine the importance of this, one of the, top domain names. This is also acquired by Quin Street. As of now this website caters to news related to technology, gadget reviews and even gives all kinds of technical counselling to professionals.
5. Insure.com – $16 million (2009)
On the sidelines of insurance.com; even insure.com became one of the most valuable URLs when it was bought by Quinn Street itself. Quinn Street surely looks for long term when it became the owner of insure.com, insurance.com and even internet.com.
6. Sex.com – $13 million (2010)
Almost all of you must have typed in this domain in your browser’s URL bar when you were going to watch your first porn. Jokes apart! But this domain surely has something spicy to it as it was caught in various legal battles for its ownership. In 2010 this popular domain extension was auctioned to Clover Holdings for $13 million.
7. Hotels.com – $11 million (2001)
We all book hotels online and there are lot many websites with different domain extensions available on the internet for the same. But as of now Hotels.com is one of the top domain names for booking hotels. Unlike other websites Hotels.com is quite easy to remember and caters to all kinds of travelers. So the domain price of $11 million was definitely a good deal for Hotels.com President David Roche.
8. Fund.com – $9.9 million (2008)
As of now nothing is available on this highest price paid domain. You can surely imagine from this that if you have the right skills and aim for right domain extensions for Domain Flipping you truly can earn millions
9. Porn.com – $9.5 million (2007)
Transaction for this popular domain name happened all in cash. I don’t think there is any reason I need to specify as to why this domain became a part of the highest price paid domains. Porn is a billion dollar industry. With so many net searches exclusively for porn; domain price paid for acquiring porn.com by MXN Limited is definitely a bargain.
10. Fb.com – $8.5 million (2010)
FB became synonymous with Facebook and that’s why the social networking company bought Fb.com from American Farm Bureau Federation. This URL redirects to Facebook.com.
Few other domain names which may not be in the top 10 list,but sold for high price.
11. Business.com sold for $7.5 million in December 1999
12. Diamond.com sold for $7.5 million in the year 2006
13 . Beer.com sold for $7 million in the year 2004
14. iCloud.com bought for $6 million in 2011 March
15. Israel.com bought for $5.88 million in the month of May 2008
16. Casino.com sold for $5.5 million in 2003
17. Slots.com $5.5 million 2010
18. Toys.com $5.1 million 2009
19. AsSeenOnTv.com sold for $5.1 million in 2000
20. Clothes.com $4.9 million 2008
21.Medicare.com sold for $4.8 million 2014
22. IG.com $4.6 million 2013 September
23. Marijuana.com bought for $4.2 million in the year 2011
24. GiftCard.com $4 million 2012 October
25. Yp.com $3.8 million 2008 November
26. Mi.com $3.6 million 2014 April
27. AltaVista.com sold for $3.3 million in 1998 August
28. Whisky.com $3.1 million 2014 January
29. Vodka.com $3.0 million 2006
30. Candy.com sold for $3.0 million 2009 June
31. Loans.com $3.0 million 2000 February
Source : Wikipedia
I think by reading the above list of top domain names for which highest domain price was paid; you definitely must have got some amount of encouragement to venture into Domain Flipping business. You might not be able to make such huge amounts but with right amount of efforts and investing in right domain extensions you can make highly profitable deals.