Menurut pengakuan berbagai agency di seluruh dunia, harga sebuah domain name termahal di dunia dijual oleh seseorang bernama Chris Clark, yang memiliki domain pizza.com (yang dibelinya seharga US$20 pada tahun 1994) dan dijual seharga US $2.600.000!!
Agak lucu juga kalau mengingat, nama yang dibeli tersebut sifatnya ‘maya’ alias bukan barang nyata.
Whatever. Menurut Yahoo! Tech, berikut ini adalah nama-nama domain termahal yang pernah ditransaksikan sampai saat ini (di luar domain yahoo.com atau google.com tentunya).
- Sex.com, $12.5 million
- Porn.com, $9.5 million
- Diamond.com, $7.5 million
- Business.com, $7.5 million
- Casino.com, $5.5 million
- Asseenontv.com, $5 million
- Korea.com, $5 million
- Wine.com, $3.3 million
- Creditcheck.com, $3 million
- Vodka.com, $3 million
Tambahan dari Mas Faizal yang di tulis di kolom komentar:
Fund.com dua bulan lalu terjual $10 Million US. Kenapa bisa mahal?? Ya gitu lah seni jualan domain,semakin tua, semakin laku, walaupun namanya biasa aja.
Business.com which was resold in 1999 for $7.5 million, according to Guinness World Records, appears to have been surpassed as the most expensive domain name, and not by theRecordBreakingDomain.com which was attempting to become the most expensive domain name in a media-move by selling for $7,500,001.
On January 19, 2006, it was reported that the domain Sex.com sold for $14 million US dollars to Boston-based Escom LLC, making it the most expensive domain sold. Former Sex.com owner Gary Kremen, reportedly wants to get out of the adult entertainment business. Other sources are quoted as saying the price Sex.com sold for was $11.4-12 million US dollars according to Reuters and AZOnline.
While the current market for internet domains is nowhere as solid as it was during the dot-com peak, the market remains strong and is experiencing solid growth. Each year tens of millions of dollars are exchanged during the resale of domains. In September of 2005, the gambling company Leisure & Gaming has paid $1.4 million for the vip.com domain. This is the most expensive domain name sale publicly reported during 2005.
The most expensive domain sale in 2004 was for creditcards.com.
(yang ini sumbernya dari MostExpensive.Net)