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Subject: Internet
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: fritz9-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 19 Jul 2006 10:34 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2006 10:34 PDT
Question ID: 747784
what is the highest price paid for a domain name since the internet started?
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Subject: Re: Internet
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 19 Jul 2006 11:03 PDT
 
Hi fritz9,

According to the Guinness World Records the highest price ever paid
for a domain name was $7.5 million.

Most Expensive Internet Domain Name
"The Internet domain name business.com was sold by Texan entrepreneur
Marc Ostrofsky on Dec 1 1999 for 4.6 million ($7.5 million)."

FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE DOMAIN NAMES
Business.com ? $7.5 million
AsSeenOnTv.com ? $5.1 million
Altavista.com ? $3.3 million
Wine.com ? $2.9 million
Autos.com ? $2.2 million

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=53433


However in January of 2006, Sex.com was sold for $12 million, making
it the most expensive domain name so far.

Some references:

Intereliant
http://intereliant.com/

Canada.com
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=4cf16e63-a2ac-4cbf-9580-9c888824341a&k=98881

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-04-13-hot-domain-names_x.htm


Search criteria:
highest price paid domain name
"most expensive" domain name


I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer
please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,
Rainbow
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