Top Domain Sales In UK History

21st November, 2018 by

Domains are a crucial aspect of any website. They inform, display, and create in just one small phrase. Just imagine, where would the world be without useful domains like google.co.uk, amazon.co.uk, or bbc.co.uk? These .co.uk domains have transformed the way we live day to day.

.co.uk for the win!

While we all have an appreciation for .com domains, the .co.uk extension is where we place our British identity and pride. Over the years, .co.uk domains have not been underappreciated, in fact, just the opposite. Many UK domains have sold for prices that easily rival .com domains. To celebrate our favourite domain extension, we have assembled a list some of the top .co.uk domain sales throughout history. See the list of big money makers below:

purple.co.uk – £120,000

This domain redirects to an online furniture shop. However, in 2016 the sale made headlines as the biggest domain sale of the year. The buyer of purple.co.uk also purchased furniture.co.uk as seen below.

onlinecasino.co.uk – £126,000

The gambling website was purchased for the exact reason you would imagine. This domain made the list for .co.uk domains, however, it takes a much lower spot in the list of gambling domain purchases. Slots.com and casino.com sold together for $5.5 million.

horseracing.co.uk – £126,000

Similar to the onlinecasino.co.uk domain, horseracing.co.uk sold for history-making numbers. Still maintained as a heavily-trafficked website, this domain leads you straight to everything you need to know about betting on horses in the UK.

fly.co.uk – £140,000

This heavy-hitting domain now redirects to fluege.de for all of your flying needs, that is if you speak German. Even if you don’t speak the language, fly.co.uk made some serious Geld.

mobile.co.uk – £188,000

This domain is part of Google’s domain portfolio and redirects to Google.co.uk. However, the original purchase shocked investors of .co.uk domains and cost enough to be featured in our list of top domain sales in UK history.

software.co.uk – £190,000

Redirecting to software.com, this company covered all of their bases when protecting their brand and organisation – even if it cost them a whopping £190,000.

freecreditreport.co.uk – £230,000

This domain is something of a sad story. After the monumental purchase price, the domain is no longer in service. Instead, you are greeted with a “Cannot Be Found” page in the internet search. Hopefully, the freecreditreport.co.uk domain will find its way back to internet stardom.

webhosting.co.uk – £380,000

This domain is once again on the market after being sold for a jaw-dropping £380,000. If you are interested, we hope you don’t have to match the original asking price.

furniture.co.uk – £500,000

Bought by the same gentleman as purple.co.uk, this domain redirects to the web page bedroomfurniture.co.uk. If you are thinking that’s a lot of money just to sell mattresses and nightstands, you’re not alone.  

gold.co.uk – £600,000

As you can see, this domain investment was pure gold. As one of the top domain sales in history, gold.co.uk made serious domain headlines in 2015. You can visit this site today for all of your gold investment information.

cruise.co.uk – £840,000

Pack your bags, it’s time to sail off to the largest .co.uk domain ever sold. The cruise.co.uk domain shocked domain investors when the web address sold for £840,000. If you are seriously thinking about your domain investments at this point then UK2.NET can help.

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