Monday, September 26, 2011

Highest Prices for Domain Names

1. For 2011, the highest-priced domain name so far this year is, which sold in July for $2.6 million.

2. For 2010, the No. 1 domain name was, which sold for $13 million last November.


At 9/26/2011 9:35 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

How much for

At 9/26/2011 10:29 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

According to the Marchex 10-K Report this company owns 200,000 domain names. These company owned and operated websites include 75,000 U.S. zipcodes (ie.

How much are all these worth? On page 93 of the 10-K, the company states a net value of $1,576,681.
The original value was $41,992,305 but this was before amortization.

For accounting purposes, Marchex uses a straight-line amortization basis of 4.8 years of useful life for a domain!

At 9/26/2011 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domain names and the way they're paid for now are an extremely dumb way of doing things. I used to own 5 or 6 domains, that received very little traffic, yet I had to pay $50/year to register them every year, about $9/year each. That money goes to the people who maintain the main domain servers, where obviously gets a lot more hits than I ever will. Yet, the millions from these sales all went to the person who registered the name first, they still only paid something like $10 to actually register the names or They should simply auction off the registration for all domains, so the popular domains can pay for their traffic and I could pay less for my low-traffic domains. I only own 3 domains now and plan to let all but one go (for email). But I can't wait till we get rid of this dumb domain system and the uneconomic way in which they sell registration. It really demonstrates how economically ignorant the techies are, which is why we appallingly don't have a micropayments system to this day.


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