Connect with us

News

The Domain Names That Sold For Multi Millions $$$

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Published

on

million-dollar-domain-names

A typical domain name might cost you around $12, but not if you’re looking for one that captures a popular industry in cyberspace. From sex to money to shopping, the all-encompassing domain names that are most popular amongst web surfers often come with an astronomical price tag.

Here’s a run-down of some of the most pricey domain names by category.

 

Multi-Million Dollar Domains That Sold

Business

Many people have hedged their bets on domain names with a money theme. In 1999, Business.com sold for $7.5 million — and just eight years later that domain and the business tied to it fetched an astronomical $350 million from RH Donnelley, which this year changed its name to Dex One Corp. In 2009, Insure.com — now a website that provides quotes for life, car and health insurance — sold for $16 million, according to Domain Name Journal. And a year prior, Fund.com sold for $10 million. Ka-ching.

 

Adult Industry

With the online porn industry raking in billions each year, it’s no surprise that sex-related domains have million-dollar names, too. In 2007, multimedia and investment firm MXN Limited bought Porn.com for around $9.5 million. And most recently, in November 2010, Sex.com fetched an eye-popping $13 million in a deal between Escom LLC and Clover Holdings Ltd., the buyer. The domain name was originally registered back in 1994 by entrepreneur Gary Kremen, the founder of the popular dating site, Match.com.

 

Alcohol

Liquor, wine and beer are obvious money-makers for restaurants and bars — and when it comes to domain names, they’re not doing too shabby, either. In 1999, VirtualVinyard.com bought wine.com for nearly $3 million. In 2004, Beer.com was purchased for $7 million, and two years later Vodka.com sold for $3 million. Now that’s the spirit.

 

Information Technology

While it may be the most basic of domain names, Internet.com is also among the priciest of those focused on cyberspace. In 2009 the domain name was bought by QuinStreet, a direct marketing service firm for $18 million as part of a bundle of business assets. Other Internet-related domain names have high sticker prices, too. The name DataRecovery.com for example, sold for $1.66 million and Computers.com fetched a respectable $2.1 million.

 

Shopping

The Internet is also an ever-increasing space for shopping, so profiteers are always looking to snag domain names that consumers might turn to first. In 2008 Clothes.com sold for $4.9 million and that same year, Shopping.de garnered a sizeable $2.8 million. Popular items for purchase also become top-dollar domain names, such as Camera.com with a $1.5 million price tag and Diamond.com, which sold for $7.5 million.

 

Article By Jane Porter from Entrepreneur.com

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

Advertisement
2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Somendra singh

    Mar 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Göod

  2. Chris

    Dec 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Out of the domains that I own it would be really nice to get just a fraction of what these sold for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

The Top 21 Richest Celebrity Couples In The World

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Published

on

Jay-Z Beyonce richest couple

This years list of the worlds richest celebrity couples is pretty impressive. With a collective net worth of $4.1 Billion between these 21 cashed up couples there is more than enough money for them to buy a few Ambani skyscraper homes and all move in together. (more…)

Continue Reading

News

Think & Grow Rich: The Legacy Film

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Published

on

Think-&-Grow-Rich-The-Legacy-Movie

We have some incredible news for you. For the first time in history, the Napoleon Hill Foundation has granted exclusive rights to Think Rich Films to transform the book, Think and Grow Rich, into a motion picture film, one that will impact another 100 million lives worldwide.

I am excited to announce that I will be featuring in this film alongside Bob Proctor, Lewis Howes, Rob Dyrdek, Barbara Corcoran, Grant Cardone, Darren Hardy, John Lee Dumas and many more incredible thought leaders.

Here’s the new teaser trailer for the film:

As true fans of Think and Grow Rich, we worked for over 3 years, pouring our hearts and souls into creating a film that is a pure representation of the Legacy of this life changing literary masterpiece.

Our guiding light along the way was to remain true to the content and in doing so spark the flame that will ignite a global movement with a powerful message.

The message is that anyone can succeed irrespective of their circumstances. Human potential is not  predicated by age, race, gender, education, finance or any other perceived disadvantages.

Join us in Los Angeles on October 14, 2017 for the historical World Premier of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy a film based on Napoleon Hill’s best selling book, Think and Grow Rich.

 

Join Us For The Premiere

Saturday October 14, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center

Location: 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90015

Red Carpet: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Film Kick Off with Producers & Director: 6:20pm – 6:30pm

Film Showing: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Q & A with Cast: 8:00pm – 8:30pm

 

PLUS… a panel discussion with the cast hosted by Gerard Adams

Attire: Formal/Semi Formal
VIP Private After Party Katsuya at L.A. LIVE: 9:00pm to Midnight

This exclusive VIP event following the Premiere will be private to cast members, producers, director and key individuals who made this film possible.

Hors d’oeuvres & Beverages will be provided and hosted by Katsuya.

 

Click the button above and scroll to the bottom of the next page to get your General or VIP tickets

 

The heartbeat of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy

think & grow rich
 

A glimpse of what you will see..

A glimpse of what you will see.. “Faith is going to give you the ability to continue through the highs and lows…” – Rob Dyrdek

 

“I remember being 24, new in business and being stopped dead reading the book…” – Barbara Corcoran

 

“Follow your dreams! Whether you achieve them or not is irrelevant…” – Lewis Howes

 

Click the button above and scroll to the bottom of the next page to get your General or VIP tickets

 

Continue Reading

News

The Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artists In The World

Published

on

The Top 10 Highest Paid Music Artists In The World

Forbes has just put out the list for highest paid musicians for 2015.

These music artists have created some very catchy yet inspiring songs this year. Music is the one thing that creates an “escape” for most people. It can inspire you, make you happy, pick you up when you’re down, etc. (more…)

Continue Reading

News

The Top 50 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2015

Published

on

The Top 50 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2015

Forbes ranked the most successful celebrities of 2015! The list is quite stunning!

From movie actors and actresses to pro athletes, this list has definitely brought together some of the most inspirational people in the entertainment world today. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending