Good domain names can be worth big bucks!
Here are ten domain names that have sold for over a million dollars and the companies that bought them.
Tribune Publishing Company, which owns the L.A. Times, bought LA.com earlier this year. A “coming soon” page says that people will be able to get @la.com domain names when the site launches.
Jade.com $1.25 million
Whisky.com $3.1 million
IG.com $4.7 million
IG Group specializes in spread betting. It placed a big bet on this short domain name, paying $4.7 million to acquire it in 2013.
Candy.com $3.0 million
Rich Schwartz, a famous domain name investor, sold this domain name to a group looking to launch a new online candy store. In addition to $3 million in cash, the company paid royalties as part of the deal.
Auction.com $1.7 million
Toys.com $5.1 million
Z.com $6.8 million
Vodka.com $3.0 million
Branson.com $1.6 million
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Andrew Allemann is editor of Domain Name Wire, the longest-running blog covering the business of domain names. Domain Name Wire has covered the business of domain name investing for over ten years.