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25 Most Expensive Domain Names Of All Time

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 11 January 2013, 05:37 Hrs
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Bangalore: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Shakespeare's one of the most noted dialogue from Romeo and Juliet appeals some universal truth; but it seems not prevailing when it comes to domain name games. You will know why it’s so if you get to know the whopping money which had been spent to get the happening domain names. A few weeks ago, was sold for a whopping $2.45 million. But that's not even close to the highest price someone's paid for a domain name. Not surprisingly, sex and gambling-related domains were the biggest money makers. Here are the 25 most expensive domain names of all time as compiled by Business Insider in collaboration with DN Journal.


Sold for: $1,500,000
Year sold: 2006

The is a site to buy cameras, camera accessories, camera batteries and many other related services related to cameras.

" attracted the highest bid in the live domain auction conducted by at the recently concluded T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Hollywood, Florida," The DN Journal wrote in 2006. "The winning bidder, Sig Solares (the CEO of, wasted no time ponying up the $1,500,000 due, making that domain the first from the live auction that we have seen change hands."

The other two domain names that are in tie with are:

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