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Domain Names: Reasons Why Brandable Domain Names Sell For High Dollars

  • Sep 25, 2013
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Domain Names are like property, the better they are, the more they are worth; but there is much more to it than that. In this article, you will read more about how and why brandable domain names sell for high dollars and often go on to make higher dollars before they are sold once again.

Domain Names: Reasons Why Brandable Domain Names Sell For High Dollars

What Makes A Domain Name So Valuable?

As stated in the intro of this article, the best way that a domain name can be thought of is being like a piece of property; the better they are, the more they are worth.  Much like the home you reside in now, there is something about it that attracts you to it in the first place; the previous owners made it look so presentable and welcoming that you just had to make that property your home. Domain names are just like that; for example, Google. There is nothing you cannot find or learn when you use the search engine Google.

There are some that are not as widely popular as Google but with the right renovations, any domain name has the potential of being quite popular and even more valuable that one once believed. There will always be the value of some kind in a domain name.

Why Do Domain Names Sell For Such High Dollars?

Typically, many domain names have been sold for high dollars because of the name itself; i.e. their popularity is just that great. Find out below  the  Top Ten Domain Names that really grew because of easy to remember name and popularity and search made on various search engines about these terms.

1. Insure.Com

Sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009, who would not LOVE to see that pretty penny in their pockets?

2. Sex.Com

Was sold for between $12 million and $14 million in 2006; regardless of the exact price it sold for, it is safe to say we know why this name sold for so high. After all, sex certainly does sell.

3. Fund.Com

Sold to its new owner for $9.99 million in 2008 and still making a pretty earning.

4. Porn.Com

Again, sex sells and this name sold for $9.5 million in 2007; this not surprising in the least.

5. Business.Com

When this name sold for $7.5 million in 1999 it was thought to be one of the highest sales made for a domain name.

6. Diamond.Com

We hear that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but we did not know it would be this great of a friend when it was sold to for $7.5 million in 2006.

7. Beer.Com

Ask any man and he will tell you, nothing beats a nice cold beer at the end of a hard day; this would stand to reason since this domain name sold for $7 million in 2004, not bad for the good name of beer.

8. Israel.Com

You would never dare sell the real Israel for any amount of money, but the domain name did sell. It sold for $5.88 million in 2004.

9. Casino.Com

Everything is a gamble but this bet sure paid off when this domain name sold for $5.5 million in 2003. Not a bad bet, if I dare to say so.

10. Toys.Com

When was sold to Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in 2009, it was a deal that made domain names everywhere stand up at attention.

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The popularity of a name can take any domain to high heights and greater value; there is no telling why one name will win out over the others and why so many of them are as well off in price as they are. Whatever the formula that was used by the creators of each of these domain names, it worked and keeps working.

Author Bio

Terry Johnson is a man among men counting as his interest skydiving, bungee jumping and programming. He works as a naming consultant at Nameperfection. Follow Namerperfection on Twitter @