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24 most expensive domain names in the world

Last updated on: December 26, 2012 10:00 IST

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A few weeks ago, Investing.com was sold for $2.45 million. But that's not even close to the highest price someone's paid for a domain name, according to Business Insider.

The website, in collaboration with DN Journal, has listed the most expensive domain names ever sold. Let's have a look at some of them.

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Sex.com

Price: $13 million

Year: 2010

Global rank: 1

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Fund.com

Price: $9.99 million

Year: 2008

Global rank: 2

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Porn.com

Price: $9.50 million

Year: 2007

Global rank: 3

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Diamond.com

Price: $7.50 million

Year: 2006

Global rank: 4

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Slots.com

Price: $5.50 million

Year: 2010

Global rank: 5

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Toys.com

Price: $5.10 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 6

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Clothes.com

Price: $4.90 million

Year: 2008

Global rank: 7

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Vodka.com

Price: $3 million

Year: 2006

Global rank: 8

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Candy.com

Price: $3 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 9

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Shopping.de

Price: $2.85 million

Year: 2008

Global rank: 10

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CreditCards.com

Price: $2.75 million

Year: 2004

Global rank: 11

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Social.com

Price: $2.60 million

Year: 2011

Global rank: 12

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Investing.com

Price: $2.45 million

Year: 2012

Global rank: 13

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Computer.com

Price: $2.10 million

Year: 2007

Global rank: 14

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Seniors.com

Price: $1.80 million

Year: 2007

Global rank: 15

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Fly.com

Price: $1.76 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 16

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Dating.com

Price: $1.75 million

Year: 2010

Global rank: 17

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Auction.com

Price: $1.70 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 18

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DataRecovery.com

Price: $1.65 million

Year: 2008

Global rank: 19

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Ticket.com

Price: $1.52 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 20

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Tandberg.com

Price: $1.50 million

Year: 2007

Global rank: 21

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Russia.com

Price: $1.50 million

Year: 2009

Global rank: 22

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Cameras.com

Price: $1.50 million

Year: 2006

Global rank: 23

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Hotels.com

Price: $1.10 million

Year: 2001

Global rank: 24


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