Internet Domain Name Sold For $872,320,000

Internet Domain Name Sold For $872,320,000


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of The Infographics Show! Now let’s get to the main part of our video! It’s not always easy getting the domain
name you want, especially if it’s one of what are called generic top-level domains. That might be something ending with .com,
.org., edu, .net. or .info. We just searched online to see if we could
get headlesschicken.com and we were told it’s a premium domain and would cost over $31,000. You buy a domain name from what’s called
a registrar, and they reserve those names from registries. But if you wanted to buy headlesschicken.us,
that would only set you back $4.99. We were told that in the first quarter of
2018, there were 333.8 million top level domain name registrations. Getting the name you want might not be easy,
or might be expensive, as we just found out with our headlesschicken.com. Today we’ll see who paid the most though,
in this episode of the Infographics Show, Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold. First of all, if you’re wondering why .com
domains can be so expensive, it’s just a matter of buying the best real estate. Brands are often most recognizable as .coms
and it is a .com that will make your brand most visible in searches. As Forbes says, “Using a .com is the most
authoritative way of guaranteeing your site will be found, along with providing other
useful content around your brand.” It’s not just about being found, either,
having a .com business gives it inherent value. Ok, so let’s get started. 20. Casino.com
Human vices are a great business to be in and gambling is a temptation many people can’t
turn away from. This domain was bought in 2003 for $5.5 million. Of course, the site is all about gambling,
offering games and a bunch of blogs on ways to risk losing your cash. 19. Israel.com
This was bought in 2008 for $5.88 million. It has an interesting story because it’s
said the domain was first purchased in 1994 by a Jewish/American man so people couldn’t
misuse the domain. He then sold it on and made a lot of money,
although reports don’t say how much he bought it for. If you visit the site now, you guessed it,
you get lots of information about the country Israel. 18. iCloud.com
iCloud.com is of course owned by the company Apple. It seems someone else had owned the domain
and Apple had to pay out $6 million in 2011 to get it. The iCloud is where one can store all their
data when there is too much to store locally. Apple also owns iCloud.org and iCloud.net. There are also reports that when Apple bought
iCloud.com from a Swedish company called Xcerion it paid $4.5 million. 17. Beer.com
If you’re a fan of beer this is where you go, or went. Right now, it seems that domain is not working. Apparently, it was bought for $80,000 by a
couple of guys who wanted people to talk about beer, how to brew, the best beers, drinking
games, etc. They sold it for $7 million in 2004. 16. Diamond.com
This was sold for $7.5 million in 2006. We can’t tell you much about this site,
because if you go there now you get one page saying the “world’s number one cryptocurrency
exchange”. It used to be all about diamonds. 15. Business.com
This was bought for $7.5 million back in 1999. It was originally bought by a guy called Marc
Ostrofsky for a measly $150,000, so he made a ton of money from buying domains. It’s all related to business obviously,
with the latest story as we write this sounding like one of our own shows: 25 jobs you can
get without a college degree. 14. Fb.com
This domain was actually bought by Facebook in 2010 for $8.5 Million. If you type in FB.com it just takes you to
Facebook. 13. We.com
Most of you won’t know what this simple-sounding site is about if you go there, only because
many of you don’t speak Chinese. The domain was reportedly sold for $8 million
back in 2015. It’s owned by Tencent, the huge Chinese
company that owns the country’s largest chat platform, WeChat. If you go there now you’ll find stock listings. 12. Porno.com
This domain was sold in 2015 for $8,888,888. It’s the kind of site that redirects you
to other sites that offer temporary titillation for viewers. The story goes that a guy called Rick Schwartz
bought the domain from a student for $42,000 in 1997. That student had bought it the week before
for $8,000. Rick certainly did well for himself. 11. Internet.com
In 2009, the website Internet.com was bought for $9 million. Obviously, this is a vague name and you don’t
know quite what you’re going to get when heading there. Well, much of it is about buying domain names,
or monetizing a website, driving traffic to your website and marketing yourself. 10. Porn.com
Ok, so another site we don’t need to explain. The domain was bought in 2007 for $9.5 million. It’s by no means the most popular adult
content site out there, but it gets a healthy number of visitors from the U.S., India and
Italy, according to Alexa.com. 9. Hotels.com
This was bought in 2001 for $11 million. This was way back in the day, and at the time
people thought spending so much on a domain was crazy. It’s another site owned by the Expedia Group. 8. Sex.com
Well, we think you can guess what this site is all about. You’ve all heard that saying, something
along the lines of adult content being a key reason why people are using the Internet. The domain was bought for $13 million back
in 2006. According to Alexa.com, it’s the 338th most
popular website out there. Most of the traffic comes from the U.S., followed
by India, the UK, France and Canada. 7. Fund.com
Fund.com is listed as selling for £9.99 million in 2008. That would have been around $15 million back
then according to historical exchange rates. Not surprisingly, the website is all about
matters concerning money. While the purchase of the domain is listed
in pounds, it’s actually run out of the U.S. The website sure is hard on the eye for something
that cost so much money. It was also involved in a Ponzi scheme back
in 2008/9 which didn’t look very good for the company. 6. Insure.com
This belongs to a company called Quinstreet, which is based in Foster City, California. It was sold in 2009 for $16 million. Here you can get quotes on insurance, but
you can also find an array of articles addressing issues related to health insurance, auto insurance,
life insurance, home insurance, etc. 5. 360.com
This is another name that doesn’t expressly tell you what you are going to see. It was bought in 2015 for $17 million. It’s owned by a Chinese company called Qihoo
360 that deals in lots of things related to the digital economy, including Internet Security
products. 4. PrivateJet.com
PrivateJet.com was bought in 2012 for $30.18 million. The concept is simple enough, if you’ve
got money to spare just go onto the site and book yourself a private jet, from a small
aircraft to a large one, and off you go. It’s not cheap of course. On its popular routes, the site tells us you
can book a jet from West Palm Beach in Florida to LA as a same day return and it will set
you back at least $57,000. 3. VacationRentals.com
This was sold for $35 million in 2007. Again, the name is pretty self-explanatory,
as it should be when you’re spending millions of dollars. Behind Vacation Rentals is a company called
Home Away, which has many acquisitions under its belt. Home Away was bought itself by the Expedia
Group in 2015 for $3.9 billion. 2. Insurance.com
This domain was also sold in 2010. It went for $35.6 million. It was also bought by Quinstreet and again
deals with insurance of all kinds. 1. CarInsurance.com
This domain was sold in 2010 for $49.7 million and again belongs to Quinstreet. As the company name uses a capital “I”
for insurance when it writes the name (not in the URL of course) you can’t help but
read the name Carl. Carl doesn’t quite scream 50 million bucks. The site offers car insurance information
pertaining to where you live, insurance based on age, and recommends the best insurance
for your budget. We should add here that some reports say that
cars.com sold for a whopping $872,320,000 in 2015, although it doesn’t seem to make
the lists out there that have compiled domain sales data. Maybe a domain that you register today can
be worth $50 million in a few years- or maybe you need to secure a domain right now before
someone else does and charges you $50 million for it later! Head on over to Hover.com and register your
own domain today- plus with great alternative extensions like .me or .expert, you can be
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your domain name today, just for being a fan of The Infographics Show. So, would you be willing to pay a huge amount
for the perfect domain name? Have you ever bought or sold one? Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Most Expensive Things In The World. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

94 Comments

  • The Infographics Show

    December 22, 2018

    Does a domain name make a good investment? Have you ever bought or sold one?
    + Have you ever made money by selling something virtual?

    Reply
  • KSD-_-9

    December 31, 2018

    it triggers me alot to know the fact that if U stretch the video 2 more seconds u will get thousands of dollars by putting ads AND YOU DONT

    Reply
  • MexicanoDe Oaxaca

    December 31, 2018

    I sold my Remagade raider acc For 750$

    Reply
  • Uwu_Lesley

    January 1, 2019

    You forgot club penguin it got bought for 700 million.

    Reply
  • Joey yeet

    January 1, 2019

    so how much does pornhub cost??

    Reply
  • Stylazation

    January 1, 2019

    Number 12) Bobs and vegana traffic from India 😂😂

    Reply
  • Turtle Power

    January 1, 2019

    Hotel? Trivago.

    Reply
  • Sai Dinesh

    January 1, 2019

    As a software engineer i disagree the fact that .com have more seo

    Reply
  • Duncan

    January 1, 2019

    I thought it was gonna be bigchungus.ps4

    Reply
  • Action Domics

    January 1, 2019

    Foster city is like 30 mins from me…

    Reply
  • Timothy Swan

    January 1, 2019

    Spoiler alert, it’s cars.

    Reply
  • The Compiler

    January 1, 2019

    I just want to remind; these aren't most valuable domains (not even close).

    Reply
  • fyo k

    January 1, 2019

    Video starts 8:49

    Reply
  • YourPalNicky

    January 2, 2019

    Clickkkkkbait

    Reply
  • Daniel Ghita

    January 2, 2019

    What font do you use?

    Reply
  • 5AME 5TUFF

    January 2, 2019

    So basically if I make a store irl and just call it ".com" I will get rich?

    Reply
  • Q Series

    January 2, 2019

    Why does India like porn

    Reply
  • ro lando

    January 2, 2019

    I see no reason for this video to be 10 minutes long

    Reply
  • NeoGeographer

    January 2, 2019

    I sold my domain name for 1,200,000 (drop.com) yet the company never did anything with it

    Reply
  • NV2 Noogets

    January 2, 2019

    Is he saying the infographics yo

    Reply
  • Impossabear

    January 2, 2019

    I'M GONNA SAY THE N WORD

    Reply
  • Weeb Dog

    January 2, 2019

    And all that for just a word

    Reply
  • Melkers Teknikhörna

    January 2, 2019

    Just make a website without a domain

    Reply
  • Pagro21

    January 2, 2019

    Who also was surprised that the porn sites doesn’t costed 69.696.969 USD?

    Reply
  • Éx oV

    January 3, 2019

    Crazy

    Reply
  • skrytus

    January 3, 2019

    didn’t stretch the video for 2 more seconds so he could put ads in the video. LEGEND

    Reply
  • Fezz

    January 3, 2019

    6:09 quick maffs

    Reply
  • Dee B

    January 3, 2019

    Before watching the video id say: PORNHUB

    Edit: Im wrong

    Reply
  • Elutriate Gaming and more

    January 3, 2019

    Info graphics is even better than Facts Verse

    Reply
  • Give me an unspecified number of subs

    January 3, 2019

    Hotel? Trivago

    Reply
  • The Rainbow Skeleton

    January 7, 2019

    I used to live in foster city, it's beautiful

    Reply
  • Virokk Gaming

    January 7, 2019

    PORNHUB should be number 1

    Reply
  • WaVez_Xcelcius

    January 7, 2019

    Fun meme

    Reply
  • ScriptMore

    January 8, 2019

    no 10 minutes

    Reply
  • Manufy

    January 8, 2019

    8:07 4.9 BILLION rly

    Reply
  • GDOG

    January 9, 2019

    I will always miss the old infographics guy

    Reply
  • Skyler Herron

    January 9, 2019

    shitty clickbait

    Reply
  • Dragon Beast

    January 9, 2019

    lol it’s fucking fake XD

    Reply
  • LoLCollege

    January 9, 2019

    "Many of you don't speak Chinese". Chinese is literally the most spoken language in the world and the second most learnt language (as a second language) in the world.

    Reply
  • LittleWhole Gaming

    January 10, 2019

    Hover may be good, but my heart is forever set in Namecheap <3

    Reply
  • KostasMarm 95

    January 10, 2019

    Clickbait

    Reply
  • valachorux

    January 10, 2019

    Clickbait

    Reply
  • TheLegitDogeXD

    January 11, 2019

    Well I didnt expect the next video to be

    Reply
  • Hairy-Nahas

    January 11, 2019

    "Israel" is not a country

    Reply
  • Tricky

    January 11, 2019

    999 million for a website??

    Reply
  • Gavin

    January 11, 2019

    Video was made with Paint

    Reply
  • Ezra Berger

    January 11, 2019

    I knew half this was gonna be porn

    Reply
  • NiDino

    January 12, 2019

    carllllllllllll you just killed somebody!

    Reply
  • Kai 22

    January 12, 2019

    Israel isn’t a country, it’s multiple settlements in Palestine

    Reply
  • finn bradley

    January 12, 2019

    clickbaiiit im unsubbing

    Reply
  • Itai Gaming

    January 12, 2019

    I was born in isreal

    Reply
  • Drxp

    January 12, 2019

    Ten cent also owns epicgames

    Reply
  • 5Flux

    January 13, 2019

    why would you pay so much to visit a website that’s free

    Reply
  • AA JK

    January 13, 2019

    How do i know that all These Numbers arent Made Up? Who would ever pay 800million+$ for a Domain No sources in the description of the Video or anywhere in the video. I smell BS.

    Reply
  • Rushaun Mcintosh

    January 14, 2019

    what i dont get is, do you have to own a website or something to sell domain names? or can anyone just learn how to make profit from it? and how long would it take to make not millions but atleast a few thousand? just curious lol

    Reply
  • Frog crap in a bag

    January 15, 2019

    GUESS WHAT

    This is fake

    Reply
  • Aject

    January 15, 2019

    8:52 for domain sold for 872,320,000$ thank me later 🙂

    Reply
  • Furmaker

    January 15, 2019

    This is the purest form of clickbait

    Reply
  • B B

    January 17, 2019

    Who sells

    Reply
  • ulfurfenrir

    January 17, 2019

    8 minute ad? Unsubbed.

    Reply
  • Squirtleshell

    January 17, 2019

    4:13 the hell did u just say??? Did this guy just say "if you don't speak Chinese???" It's either Cantonese or Mandarin.

    Reply
  • Youtube Hodgson

    January 17, 2019

    872,320,000 is my favourite number

    Reply
  • DONTST0P

    January 18, 2019

    Pretty sure you made that up just so you could have it in the title

    Reply
  • Oliver T

    January 19, 2019

    11:54

    Reply
  • Joun jounaid

    January 19, 2019

    what is israel ?

    Reply
  • Tim Infinite

    January 20, 2019

    Do people even visit these very expensive domains? It sounds like the buyer got ripped off

    Reply
  • Japp

    January 20, 2019

    Oh yeah yeah

    Reply
  • Zavhytar

    January 21, 2019

    Hotel? trivago.

    Reply
  • Jack

    January 21, 2019

    oh yeah yeah

    Reply
  • Betsy

    January 22, 2019

    😂😂😂 miracles happen 👏🏽

    Reply
  • swampy

    February 3, 2019

    Buying domains ship shipped has sailed too

    Reply
  • swampy

    February 3, 2019

    Usa and India seem to have the horniest ppl

    Reply
  • RN’SAFAL

    February 4, 2019

    When i heard tencent, okay, ITS IS PUBG DEVELOPERS 😂😂

    Reply
  • Divay Anand

    February 4, 2019

    well i just got a wix ad before the video

    Reply
  • oOoOoOo

    February 4, 2019

    9:00 its carsDOTcom

    Reply
  • Garvin Benjamin -G LION

    February 23, 2019

    Canadian football vs American football

    Reply
  • Garvin Benjamin -G LION

    February 23, 2019

    Australia vs New Zealand do it

    Reply
  • Ron 2shoes

    March 21, 2019

    Companies grab all the internet name for pennies to block anyone else from using them. Then sell them for huge profits. Like I looked at the name NPP (for non partisan polls) and found out that a chinese company owned the rights to it and will give it up to me for 56,000 dollars. They aren't using it, It is just one of the hundreds of thousands of possible names they took over to make a killing on.
    It stinks.

    Reply
  • McCarthy Kane

    April 23, 2019

    How to you buy a domain name (versus lease from GoDaddy)?

    Reply
  • Raadwan Masum

    May 1, 2019

    Someone count how many times he said "dot com" in this video.

    Reply
  • Gamer girl

    May 1, 2019

    Who heard 2089?

    Reply
  • Unknown Stupidness

    May 1, 2019

    Y no cornhub!

    Reply
  • HASIN RAIHAN DHRUBO 007

    May 2, 2019

    6:14 it's 9.99 Million not 999 Million.

    Reply
  • TeamMoRoCcanFiGhTers

    May 2, 2019

    4:50 you cannot resell domains immediately because it's have 60 day lock period.

    Reply
  • Om prakash bhatt

    June 20, 2019

    Aap me se kon jaanudi. Com & in domain kharidna chata he kya. I sell best domain & bollywood reletive domain . resnable price sell domain jaanudi. Com& in

    Reply
  • David luis

    June 25, 2019

    nice brother

    Reply
  • Joseph Hamilton

    June 26, 2019

    nice it

    Reply
  • Paul simson

    June 30, 2019

    nice brother

    Reply
  • John morton

    June 30, 2019

    great nice

    Reply
  • Helen McGee

    July 4, 2019

    nice information

    Reply
  • ROEMON Chris

    July 30, 2019

    5:24 HOL UP. NOW HOW DOES THAT BOII KNOW ITS NOT POPULAR😏😏😏😏😏😏

    Reply
  • Malau

    July 31, 2019

    Clickbait title. Reported.

    Reply
  • filitico

    August 5, 2019

    can the idiot voiceover guy read the script properly or what? 9 hundred ninety nine million? really?

    Reply
  • MARCELINO JR. DE PERALTA

    September 9, 2019

    If only I had a time machine.

    Reply
  • Wagner Lana da Paz

    December 4, 2019

    sell basedealcantara

    Reply

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