was purchased by QuinStreet, an online marketing services and technology
company. It is the single largest domain name ever sold. It was originally
acquired by Insure.com for $1.6 million in December 2001. The website now
provides life, car and health insurance quotes among others.
2. fund.com - $14.9
is owned by “Gentile, Philip “. Gentile, Philip bought this domain for £9.9
million in March 2008, which amounted to about $14.9 Million. However, this
domain is not yet live.
3. fb.com - $8.5 Million
domain was purchased by Facebook, Inc. on September 2010 for $8.5 million.
Currently this domain redirects to Facebook.com. Facebook purchased this domain
from American Farm Bureau Federation.
4. business.com - $7.5 Million
is a business search engine and web directory founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum,
former chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group. In July 2007 business.com,
the company, was sold to Yellow Pages publisher RH Donnelly for $345 million.
5. diamond.com - $7.5 Million
priced the same as business.com, this domain was purchased more than 7 years
later in 2006, hence making it a slightly lower-value purchase (due to the
depreciation of the dollar over time). It was bought by online jewellery
retailer ice.com, and is quite simply an online diamond jewellery store.
6. beer.com - $7 Million
was purchased by Thought Convergence, LLC in Jan 2004 for” $7
million”. This domain is also currently not in use for any purpose.
7. Israel.com - $5.88 Million
as "your first and best source for information about Israel". It was
bought in 1994 by Joel Noel Friedman, a 46-year-old Jewish American. Rather
than seek profit, he originally bought the site in fear that it would be
misused by somebody else.
8. casino.com - $5.5 Million
was purchased by Mansion Limited of Gibraltar in November 2003 for $5.5
million. As the name suggests, this website hosts several online gambling
9. slots.com - $5.5 Million
was purchased by ”Bodog Media” in June 2010 for “$5.5 million”. This website
also hosts several online gambling and slot games.
10. toys.com - $5.1 Million
March 2009 for $5.1 Million by ToysRUs, a leading toy and video game
company. Surely, this domain’s price is nothing as compared to the revenue that
is being generated from it.