Site lists top domain sales of all time.
Domain investors looking for a little inspiration should visit SoldNames.com, a web site that lists the top domain name sales of all time by top level domain. The site is backed by Cybertonic, the same company behind PremiumDomains.com.
For each domain, SoldNames.com lists its proprietary “premium score”, whether the domain is parked or contains a web site, the year sold, amount, and who currently owns the domain according to whois.
One thing the site lacks is information about domains purchased with equity. For example, business.com is listed at a $7.5M sale price, although it really ended up being $2M. This type of information can be hard to come by.
There are other sites that aggregate sales information. DNsaleprice.com and NameBio.com each do a good job of aggregating sales data from sources including DNJournal, Afternic, and Sedo, and presenting that information in an easy-to-search format. Despite SoldNames.com information being accessible through DNsaleprice.com and NameBio.com, I still think this is a valuable resource. There are a lot of blog posts about the “highest domain sales of all time”, but SoldNames.com provides an updated resource that should be fairly accurate at any given time. I find the valuable names score to be an interesting indicator as well.