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Sold in 2010 for $13 million, what URL is considered by the Domain Name Journal to be the most expensive domain name of all time?

I bet you can answer this question that appeared this afternoon on the television gameshow,  Who Wants Be a Millionaire? Of course the correct answer is (after a very long saga), and the contestent answered the question correctly.

It’s neat to see domain names get attention like this in the mainstream, and it’s even better to see Ron Jackson’s  DN Journal get credit for providing the information.

Thanks to John Ferber, founder of Domain Holdings, for the tip and screengrab. The real question is what is John doing watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire in the middle of the day in the middle of the week? 🙂

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (13)

    john ferber

    lol, good question elliot — i am unfortunatley sick, cant remember the last time i was home on a weekday watching tv, probably 10+ years ago..

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Talk like this

    @john fever??
    Get well soon.
    and thanks for the screenshot but too bad you cant see my face properly ( on background on the left) .. 😉

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:34 pm


    Wow, nice question. Congrats to Ron for being seen as a source by the mainstream media

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm


    Congratulations to Ron Jackson. Now, why do these putzes say “considered by”? It’s in the Guinness book of records.

    August 22nd, 2012 at 3:12 pm


    Just curious how difficult the question was considered to be. Does anyone know the dollar value of the question?

    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:34 pm


    How much was

    August 22nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Elliot Silver

      You’d have to ask the seller, although I am pretty sure the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      August 22nd, 2012 at 6:36 pm


      Did you read ? If the information would not be true, I believe seller or buyer would ask Wikipedia to remove such information from the web.

      August 22nd, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I wouldn’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia.

      August 22nd, 2012 at 8:31 pm


    “It’s neat to see domain names get attention like this in the mainstream, and it’s even better to see Ron Jackson’s DN Journal get credit for providing the information”. – Elliot

    Elliot I believe you had that backwards. Our industry should not be one of personalities. It’s neat that Jackson was mentioned on TV, but it’s even better that domain names get attention in the mainstream media. I am not picking on you, just getting the train of thought to change for the better. In any case, congrats to Jackson…

    August 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Ron is a friend, and I am happy to see the mention on national TV. He goes to every event, and if it wasn’t for his industry coverage, there would be far less information about the domain name industry and aftermarket out there.

      August 22nd, 2012 at 6:37 pm


    Excellent!!!! Congrats DNJ!

    August 23rd, 2012 at 7:53 am

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