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So, you’re sittin on your couch watch the Super Bowl, and those dumb ads show up…and you’re like..should I buy a website?  Should I see if my name is available?  Should I start my own blog?  And then, you’re like…nah, next year.

Well, thanks to our good friends at the HuffingtonPost, they have comprised a list of the most expensive domain names ever to buy…ones that you should have bought during the Super Bowl and held onto…and then you could have sold them for a lot of money, and got a much bigger television for next year’s game.  But, instead, you decided to just let it ride, and not listen to Danica Patrick tell you to go to and buy a website. 


Retailer Toys ‘R Us purchased in 2009 for $5.1 million.



The site was sold in 2003 for a grand total of $5.5 million.



The Telegraph explains the buyer’s motivations (who purchased the site for $5.88 million in 2004): ‘Billed as ‘your first and best source for information about Israel’. It was bought in 1994 by Joel Noel Friedman, a 46-year-old Jewish American. Rather than seek profit, he originally bought the site in fear that it would be misused by somebody else.’


7. was sold for $7 million in 2004.


6. purchased ‘’ (tied with for a reported $7.5 million in 2006.



The domain name is tied with ‘’ for multi-million dollar pricetag. was purchased for $7.5 million in 1999. The Telegraph writes, ‘Business search engine and web directory founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, a previous chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group, and Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink. In July 2007, the company, was sold to Yellow Pages publisher RH Donnelly for $345 million.’



Close behind ‘,’ ”’ is one of the most valuable domain names on the web. The address last sold for around $9.5 million in 2007.



The URL was reportedly sold for $9.99 million in 2008.


2. has recently hit the auction block with a starting price of $1 million. It was first purchased by founder Gary Kremen in 1994, and was last sold in 2006 for $14 million.<

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