Domain aftermarket site ClubDrop.com, reported that last year was a banner one for domain name auctions. “Our volume has been simply incredible as has the number of premium and super-premium domain names we’ve been able to obtain for our clients,” said ClubDrop.
Below are the Top 10 largest aftermarket domain transactions according to sales reported to the Domain Name Journal and other sources:
1. Diamond.com – $7,500,000
2. Vodka.com – $3,000,000
3. Cameras.com – $1,500,000
4. Nav.no – $717,978
5. On.com – $635,000
6. AntiSpyware.com – $550,000
7. Blue.com , Bike.com, Macau.com, Gays.com, Wrestling.com – $500,000
8. Sëx.net – $454,500
9. Templates.com – $450,000
10. WirelessPhone.com – $355,000
Also selling for $300,000 were FunGames.com, Cafe.com, Brown.com, Jasmin.com, Blackjack.de, Names selling for $200,000 were FlashGames.com, Mortage.com, Farm.com, POS.com, Malta.com, CD.com, WiFi.com, SatellitePhone.com, Nasty.com, Ant.com and Flowers.mobi.
Domain names are not quite as big a business as they were in the past, as more people use different domain name extensions and social networks become a larger share of the web. Google also seems to be giving less weight to exact match domain names so www.mykeywordmatch.com is less likely to effortlessly rank #1 as it had in the past.
However quality domains will always be valuable, and will forever be a part of the digital real estate landscape.
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