The Most Expensive Domain Names
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What domain names sell best?
Given the sheer amount and wide variety of niche domain names out there on the internet, finding the ones that have fetched the highest prices is not easy. Insurance, business, and travel companies are among those with the most expensive domain names ever sold, showing just how varied these prices can be depending on the industries they relate to.
Can I make money selling domain names?
The importance of companies being online cannot be understated, meaning that people will often pay hefty prices to get the perfect domain name for their website. Some have made significant sums of money selling domain names, even reaching millionaire status, but how do they do this?
If you want to start selling domain names for websites, there are one of two things you are going to need - luck or patience.
Those who have bought domain names early while they are still cheap can then wait for them to become more valuable, just like investments, before selling them to the highest bidder.
But what are the most expensive domain names?
Top 10 Domain Name Sales of All Time
The Most Expensive Domain Names From the Past 5 Years
The past half a decade has seen a rapid increase in the price of domains, and the main reason for this is the growth of cryptocurrency businesses. The voice.com purchase mentioned in the list above was made by one of these cryptocurrency companies. The block.one organisation is behind EOS.IO, which is a blockchain cryptocurrency EOS.
Another great champion of the cryptocurrency market is Elon Musk, whose auto services company Tesla initially operated under the teslamotors.com domain.
It wasn't until 2018 that they managed to purchase the exclusive tesla.com domain for $10 million.
Here is a list of the most expensive domain names purchased over the past 5 years:
- Voice.com - $29.9 million
- Tesla.com - $10.8 million
- Healthinsurance.com - $8.11 million
- Hg.com - $3.75 million
- Ice.com - $3.48 million
- California.com - £2.99 million
- Vivo.com - $2.08 million
- Zoom.com - $1.99 million
- ETH.com - $1.99 million
- Freedom.com - $1.99 million
A couple of the key purchases here include the ETH.com domain, which, for those who are keen on their crypto, relates to the Ethereum cryptocurrency, selling in 2017 for close to $2 million.
Another familiar name is Zoom.com, which during the Covid-19 pandemic saw a massive rise in popularity as a video conferencing platform operating across the globe. Zoom estimates that it has received over 2 billion visits per month since 2018, meaning its expensive domain purchase was well worth the money.
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