360.com Sold for $17 Million

I normally don’t write about domain sales data, but this one was a record-breaker so I couldn’t resist.

360.com was recently sold for $17 million by Vodafone to a Chinese company called Qihoo Technology. This breaks the previous record of the most expensive domain name, held by Sex.com at $13 million in 2010.

Another notable sale was Porno.com which sold for $8,888,888 by the “Domain King” himself, Rick Schwartz.

What a great start to the new year! Two big sales.

This tells me that the .COM is still the king of all gTLDs, and the market for good .COMs have become stronger despite the release of all these new gTLDs.

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