Publicly Available Premium Domain Name Sales
Last updated: July 13, 2021
The 50 past sales below are cash only sales for domain names without content, and not business/website deals. Keep in mind that 7, 8 and even 9 figure sales have never been reported to the public before due to NDA’s. And many domain names are being leased/rented on a monthly basis with equity deals and not sold. Rent-to-own domains are paid off in monthly terms on the long run and not reported publicly. This list of past sales gives you an idea of the worth of premium domain names. They’re valuable pieces of intellectual property that companies use as their corporate identity.
Lots of these sales are old, but premium domains will only increase in value as the century progresses, see a comprehensive guide at DomainValue.com. Premium domain names may never be available again on the aftermarket, making them even more scarce. Domains are one of the greatest investment vehicles in the history of man kind. Also notice that 99% of all these past sales are for the .COM extension, which is KING!
First some Website, Equity, Royalty or other Domain Sales and Values:
- Cars.com is valued at $872,320,000 dollars as an “intangible asset” in a SEC filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was audited by Ernst & Young (EY.com).
- Properties.com and Property.com are now both valued at $125,000,000 each in 2021 by Rick Schwartz.
- LasVegas.com sold for $90,000,000 in 2005.
- CarInsurance.com sold for $49,700,000 in 2010.
- Vegas.com sold for $38,000,000 in 2015.
- Insurance.com sold for $35,600,000 in 2010.
- VacationRentals.com sold for $35,000,000 in 2007.
- PrivateJet.com sold for $30,200,000 in 2012.
- CreditCards.com sold twice, once for $2,750,000 in 2000 as a cash only sale. Later again for $26,500,000 in 2010 which was discovered in a SEC filing, but was part of a business deal totaling $143,100,000.
- 360.com may have been sold for $17,000,000 by Vodafone. Citroën Holdings cannot verify this, but the news was independently confirmed by expert Chinese investor, George Hong, and Andrew Rosener of Media Options in 2015.
- Insure.com sold for $16,000,000 in 2009, but the sale included the website.
- Bankaholic.com sold for $15,000,000 in 2008.
- China.com + HongKong.com sold together for around $11,700,000 in 2014 (HK$90.8 Million).
- Hotels.com sold for $11,000,000 in 2001, but it is unclear if this was a domain name only sale. In 2003 Hotels.com sold in a business deal for $1.1 BILLION USD!
- CardRatings.com sold for $10,200,000 in 2008.
- Shoes.com was acquired by Walmart for $9,000,000 in 2017. The sale included some minor domain names, minor TMs and social media accounts of minimal value, thus was not a domain sale only.
- iCloud.com sold for $6,000,000 in 2011.
- Sports.com has been acquired by Trident Acquisitions Corp. for $6,000,000 in 2021, but in multiple payments. With $3,000,000 already being paid and the remaining $3,000,000 to be paid by the end of 2021. Some of the Top Domainers in the industry such as Rick Schwartz aka the Domain King think the sale was a bargain and value Sports.com at $60-$100 Million.
- Ass.com has been sold by Rick Schwartz for $6,000,000 + Royalties in June 2021.
- Bulletin.com has been acquired by Facebook, Inc. most probably for over $6,000,000 in 2021.
- GiftCard.com was acquired by GiftCardLab.com for over $4,000,000 in cash and stock in 2012.
- FanTokens.com (Twitter included) may have been sold for $3,000,000 in May 2021 by Eric Bobo Correa, a percussionist and a member of the bands Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill.
- Angel.com sold for $2,000,000 in April 2021. Michael J. Saylor who sold Voice.com for $30MM once owned Angel.com and sold it in a business deal. The company was acquired by Genesys for $110 Million USD.
- TelePhone.com sold for $2,000,000 in 2000.
- DataRecovery.com sold for $1,659,000 in 2008.
- MarketingToday.com sold for $1,500,000 in 2005.
- eBet.com sold for $1,400,000 in 2013.
- Phone.com sold for $1,200,000 in 2003.
- MyWorld.com sold for $1,200,000 in 2017.
- eBike.com sold for $1,008,900 in June 2021.
- eFlowers.com sold for $1,000,000 in 2000.
Voice.com sold for a whopping $30 Million USD in 2019 by Michael J. Saylor from MicroStrategy.com. And he values most of his domain names at a billion dollars each. He owns names like wisdom.com alert.com strategy.com mike.com hope.com and more. See the interview at domainsherpa.com/saylor/
Sex.com sold for $14,000,000 / $13,000,000
* Sex.com sold twice once for $13 Million USD in 2010 at Sedo.com and previously for $14 Million USD in 2005 in a private transaction.
Tesla.com sold for $11,000,000
Elon musk said on Twitter : “Buying Tesla.com took over a decade, $11M & amazing amount of effort. Didn’t like teslamotors.com even when we were only making cars”
Fund.com sold for $9,999,950
Fund.com sold for basically $10 Million USD in 2008 and was a private sale.
Porn.com sold for $9,500,000
Porn.com sold for $9.5 Million USD in 2007 at Sales Venue Moniker.com
Porno.com sold for $8,888,888
Porno.com sold for $8.88 Million USD in 2015 and was a private sale by Rick Schwartz.
Fb.com sold for $8,500,000
Fb.com sold for $8.5 Million USD in 2010 and was a private sale to Facebook, Inc.
HealthInsurance.com sold for $8,133,000
HealthInsurance.com sold for $8.13 Million USD in 2019 and was a private sale.
We.com sold for $8,000,000
We.com sold for $8 Million USD in 2015 and was a private sale.
Diamond.com sold for $7,500,000
Diamond.com sold for $7.5 Million USD in 2006 and was a private sale.
Beer.com sold for $7,000,000
Beer.com sold for $7 Million USD in 2004 and was a private sale.
Z.com sold for $6,784,000
Z.com sold for $6.78 Million USD in 2014 and was a private sale. X.com is owned by Elon Musk which he previously sold in a business deal for PayPal, but later bought it back for an undisclosed amount. Most of the one letter domains are reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) since 1993. The only remaining single letter .COM domain not reserved is q.com, owned by CenturyLink. See WikiPedia.com for more info.
Slots.com sold for $5,500,000
Slots.com sold for $5.5 Million USD in 2014 at Sales Venue Moniker.com.
Casino.com sold for $5,500,000
Casino.com sold for $5.5 Million USD in 2003 and was a private sale.
Toys.com sold for $5,100,000
Toys.com sold for $5.1 Million USD in 2009 and was a private sale.
Korea.com sold for $5,000,000
Korea.com sold for $5 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale.
AsSeenOnTv.com sold for $5,000,000
AsSeenOnTv.com sold for $5 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale.
Clothes.com sold for $4,900,000
Clothes.com sold for $4.9 Million USD in 2008 and was a private sale.
ig.com sold for $4,700,000
ig.com sold for $4.7 Million USD in 2013 by Igloo/Marcus Kocak
yp.com sold for $3,850,000
yp.com sold for $3.85 Million USD in 2008 and was a private sale.
hg.com sold for $3,770,000
hg.com sold for $3.77 Million USD in 2016 and was a private sale.
mi.com sold for $3,600,000
mi.com sold for $3.6 Million USD in 2014 and was a private sale.
ice.com sold for $3,500,000
ice.com sold for $3.5 Million USD in 2018 at Sales Venue Grit Brokerage.
Shop.com sold for $3,500,000
Shop.com sold for $3.5 Million USD in 2003 and was a private sale.
Wine.com sold for $3,300,000
Wine.com sold for $3.3 Million USD in 2003 and was a private sale.
AltaVista.com sold for $3,250,000
AltaVista.com sold for $3.25 Million USD in 1999 and was a private sale.
SoftWare.com sold for $3,200,000
SoftWare.com sold for $3.2 Million USD in 2005 and was a private sale.
Christmas.com sold for $3,150,000
Christmas.com sold for $3.15 Million USD in 2020 at Sales Venue VIPBrokerage.com
Whisky.com sold for $3,100,000
Whisky.com sold for $3.1 Million USD in 2014 by the Castello Brothers
California.com sold for $3,000,000
California.com sold for $3 Million USD in 2019 at Sales Venue VIPBrokerage.com
Sex.xxx sold for $3,000,000
Sex.xxx sold for $3 Million USD in 2014 at Sales Venue ICM Registry. This is the highest non .COM domain sale to date. As .com is king in the domain space.
Candy.com sold for $3,000,000
Candy.com sold for $3 Million USD in 2008 by Rick Schwartz. It was a sale for $3 million, plus a 12.5% equity stake, to a candy company that had been in business for 35 years.
Vodka.com sold for $3,000,000
Vodka.com sold for $3 Million USD in 2006 at Sales Venue Sedo.com
Loans.com sold for $3,000,000
Loans.com sold for $3 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale.
Fly.com sold for $2,890,000
Fly.com sold for $2.89 Million USD in 2017 and was a private sale.
CreditCards.com sold for $2,750,000
CreditCards.com sold for $2.75 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale. Later it sold again for $26.5 Million USD in 2010 which was discovered in a SEC filing, but was part of a business deal totaling $143.1 Million USD.
Lotto.com sold for $2,680,000
Lotto.com sold for $2.68 Million USD in 2017 and was a private sale.
Pizza.com sold for $2,605,000
Pizza.com sold for $2.6 Million USD in 2008 at Sales Venue Sedo.com
Gambling.com sold for $2,500,000
Gambling.com sold for $2.5 Million USD in 2011 at Sales Venue Sedo.com
Tom.com sold for $2,500,000
Tom.com sold for $2.5 Million USD in 1999 and was a private sale.
Investing.com sold for $2,450,000
Investing.com sold for $2.45 Million USD in 2012 and was a private sale.
Youxi.com sold for $2,430,000
Youxi.com sold for $2.43 Million USD in 2014 and was a private sale. “Youxi” means “to play” or “have fun” or “game” in Chinese.
kk.com sold for $2,400,000
kk.com sold for $2.4 Million USD in 2013 at Sales Venue Sedo.com
55.com sold for $2,317,200
55.com sold for $2.3 Million USD in 2011 and was a private sale. Reported by Elliot Silver.
Pharmacy.com sold for $2,300,000
Pharmacy.com sold for $2.3 Million USD in 2008 at Sales Venue DigitalDNA
Coupons.com sold for $2,200,000
Coupons.com sold for $2.2 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale.
Autos.com sold for $2,200,000
Autos.com sold for $2.2 Million USD in 1999 and was a private sale.
Delta.com sold for $2,125,000
Delta.com sold for $2.12 Million USD in 2000 and was a private sale.
Vivo.com sold for $2,100,000
Vivo.com sold for $2.1 Million USD in 2016 and was a private sale.
114.com sold for $2,100,000
114.com sold for $2.1 Million USD in 2013 and was a private sale.
* We have consolidated the two separate sex.com sales into one position (#2).