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UK’s most expensive domain name sells for £600k:

UK’s most expensive domain name sells for £600k:


The world record for the most expensive UK domain name has recently been smashed, with the sale of at a price of £600,000. Multi-millionaire Rob Halliday-Stein, founder of BullionByPost, has been named as the new owner of

Prior to the most expensive UK domain name was (£560,000) which was bought by Cruise community website – who were obviously keen to get the plural version of their domain name.

The domain name used for a business website is extremely important, as it ties in with its marketing and brand development. The last thing you would want to do is have to spend a lot of money promoting a poor domain name. While £600,000 may seem like a lot of money to spend on a domain name, long-term it will pay off many times over. As more businesses realise the importance a domain name can have, the more they will be willing to pay for a premium domain name – so don’t expect this record price to stand for long.

Top 10 highest prices for domain names:

1., £600,000 – 2015
2., £560,000 – 2008
3.,  £323,225 – 2012
4.,  £222,838 – 2008
5., £200,336 – 2007
6., £193,935 – 2008
7., £160,966 – 2009
8., £130,425 – 2007
9., £120,000 – 2007
10., £110,000 – 1997

Even More Opportunities

It’s not just premium .com’s or domains that are selling for high prices – newly released GTLD names, such as .CLUB, are starting to be sold for high prices too – which is good for domain investors, as there are still opportunities to be the first to register a great GTLD name, thanks to them being so new.

Top 5 gTLD sales (2014 – Oct 2015)

1. – $140,000
2. – $100,000
3. – $100,000
4. – $100,000
5. – $79,000

If you’re looking for a new domain name then check out our Domain Names page to see what’s available – you never know, you could end up registering a name that turns into your own little goldmine!