10 Most Expensive Domain Names Of 2012

10 Most Expensive Domain Names Of 2012

I wanted to look at the ten most expensive domain names sold in 2012 and see what these domains are actually being used for i.e. have they been developed, redirected, parked or non resolve and who bought these domain names?

I think we have a contender for the TRAFFIC award for an End User who “Get’s It” – Fitness Company ViSalus have bought two domains this year that made the Top 10 Domain Name Sales Charts for 2012… It is great seeing companies finally realising the power of owning Generic domain names that can help drive traffic to their website and grow their businesses for many years to come.

What is your favourite Domain Name Sale from the list below?

Domain Name Sales Source – DNJournal.com

60.com

Sold – 5/9/12

Buyer Whois – No data Available

Domain Sale Amount – $310,000 USD

Domain Status – Does Not Resolve

VI.com sold – 10/13/12

VI.com sale amount – $325,000 USD

Buyer Whois – ViSalus

Domain Status – Redirect to ViSalus.com

BJ.com Sold – 6/6/12

Buyer Whois – Finlead AG

Domain Sale Amount – $325,000 USD

Domain Status – Website with simple lander and logo for BJ.com with Twitter and Facebook links – When clicked you visit 888.com – An online Gambling Website.

GiftBasket.com Sold – 11/21/12

Buyer Whois – Gabby Investments

Domain Sale Amount – $350,000 USD

Domain Status – Currently a fully developed website selling Gift Baskets and Wine Gift Baskets.

Jackpot.com Sold – 4/18/12

Buyer Whois – Palek International Ltd.

Domain Sale Amount – $500,000 USD

Domain Status – Currently a fully developed website for Gambling online.

Challenge.com Sold – 10/13/12

Buyer Whois – Private Whois but appears to be owned by ViSalus who also appear on the list buying VI.com

Domain Sale Amount – $500,000 USD

Domain Status – A developed lander about doing the VI Challenge and then redirects you to ViSalus.com

WebHosting.co.uk Sold – 10/31/12

Buyer Whois – Pawel Ciszewski

Domain Sale Amount – $500,000 USD

Domain Status – Fully Developed website of the Top 10 Best Web hosting companies in the UK.

FreeWebsite.com Sold – 11/7/12

Buyer Whois – Freewebsite, LLC

Domain Sale Amount – $500,000 USD

Domain Status – Fully developed website offering free website building services.

PersonalLoans.com Sold – 2/29/12

Buyer Whois – Private Whois

Domain Sale Amount – $1,000,000 USD

Domain Status – Fully Developed website offering personal loans.

Investing.com Sold – 12/14/12

Buyer Whois – Fusion Media Limited

Domain Sale Amount – $2,450,000 USD

Domain Status – Fully Developed website about Investing and online trading

There were thousands of domain names sold this year and I am fairly confident of some higher sales that can’t reported due to NDA – The domain business is alive and well and we are surviving the global recession… 2013 holds great things for the domain industry and I look forward to being part of it with all of my readers.

About the Author

Robbie
Robbie Ferguson is an Internet Entrepreneur, Domain Investor, Domain Broker, Blogger and founder of various websites and eCommerce businesses such as ScreenProtectors.co.uk

9 Comments on "10 Most Expensive Domain Names Of 2012"

  1. I really don’t like these statistics, unless they are correctly named. These are for sure no top 10 most expensive domain names of 2012, as there are plenty of high-amount domain sales that are private and unpublished. So you should use correct wording if you want to be fair to domain market…

  2. Robbie – Obviously I know that … that’s why I asked you to edit your post and use correct wordings. Thank you.

    • Why would I edit the post or title – That is what the post is – 10 most expensive domain names of 2012… I even state at the bottom of the post that others domain have sold for more but they are subject to NDA and I can only report domain sales that have been confirmed… So my title is correct IMO these are the 10 most expensive domain names of 2012.

  3. Robbie – Some people (like you) are unable to accept criticism. The title of your post should be “10 most expensive reported domain sales of 2012”. If you don’t see a difference, then never mind. Same like “The most beautiful women is from China” versus “Miss World 2012 is from China” – I guess you don’t see a difference either, right?

    • Jay I can take criticism. It’s just I don’t see your issue with the post if I had titled it 10 most expensive domains as reported by dnjournal you would be happy?

  4. Robbie – I would be happy if you (and other people like you) see the issue and will understand it. It is not about me at all. This is a waste of time… Conversation is over.

    • Jay,

      I understand what you are saying but I generally believe that this posts title is 100% relevant to the story.

      I think we have to agree to disagree on this occasion.

  5. I was looking for this information, thanks Robbie!

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