Highest Sales of All Time

Almost 90% of domain sales go unreported. Domains like Internet.org (acquired by Mark Zuckerberg), Clicky.com (acquired by GetClicky.com), IdentityProtection.com (acquired by Equifax) are sold every week with the sales data often kept confidential. However, the industry does have a solid source for reporting published sales. DNJournal was started by Ron Jackson back on January1, 2003 and the for the last decade has been the go to source for sales data. We like to think of Ron as the New York Times for the domain industry!

What are the Biggest Domain Sales to Date?

Below is a list of the largest published domain sales to date. Please note that this is a list of raw domains – which means the domains were not active websites or businesses at the time of sale. Basically, these sales are comparable to the sale of raw land.

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# Domain Name Sold Sale Price New Registrant (Domain Buyer) Sale Date
1 sex.com $13,000,000 Clover Holdings Limited November 01, 2010
2 hotels.com $11,000,000 Hotels.com GP LLC September 01, 2001
3 fund.com $9,999,950 Gentile, Philip March 1, 2008
4 porn.com $9,500,000 Moniker Privacy Services May 1, 2007
5 fb.com $8,500,000 Facebook, Inc. September 1, 2010
6 diamond.com $7,500,000 ATTN DIAMOND.COM May 1, 2006
7 beer.com $7,000,000 Thought Convergence, LLC January 1, 2004
8 casino.com $5,500,000 Mansion Limited of Gibraltar November 1, 2003
9 slots.com $5,500,000 Bodog Media June 1, 2010
10 toys.com $5,100,000 DNS MASTER March 1, 2009
11 korea.com Korea.com Communications Co., Ltd January 1, 2000
12 clothes.com $4,900,000 Domain Administrator January 1, 2008
13 freeporn.com $4,000,000 February 1, 2008