搜米域名网【soumi.cn】编译：DNJ从 2003 年底开始跟踪和验证售后市场的域名出售情况。在此之前报告的许多域名不是现金交易（通常是付款，至少部分是在股票价值急剧下降的情况下进行的），而且一些报告只是虚假的。由于没有人检查，因此一些不道德的人会做一些事情，以努力提高对他们有经济利益的关键字字符串或 TLD 的价值感知。
DN Journal can not vouch for domain sales reported before we started tracking and verifying aftermarket sales in late 2003. Many of the sales reported prior to that were not cash deals (payment was often made, at least partially, with stock that declined dramatically in value) and some of the reports were simply bogus. Since no one was checking, it was something some unscrupulous people would do in an effort to pump up the perception of value in a keyword string or TLD they had a financial interest in.
We track sales of domain names only - not developed website domains as the value of the name only cannot be separated from other developed assets such as sales of products or services, customer lists and the cost of the development itself which can be considerable (just as building a home on an undeveloped lot in real estate adds value to it).
搜米域名网【soumi.cn】编译：该页面最后一次更新是在2021 年 8 月，在 #18 Hippo.com以 330 万美元的价格出售后。该图表将保持最新状态，直到发生足以进入此精英列表的另一笔销售。这种情况不会经常发生，因为在这个水平上公开报告的销售额并不常见。
This page was last updated in August 2021 after the sale of #18 Hippo.com at $3.3 million. The chart will remain current until another sale occurs that is large enough to break into this elite list. That will not happen often as publicly reported sales at this level are not common occurrences.
搜米域名网【soumi.cn】编译：编者注：2015 年 2 月，我们报道了360.com已被中国奇虎科技从沃达丰购买域名。虽然许多网站报告说该域名以1700 万美元的价格售出（引用可能可信也可能不可信的匿名消息来源），但尚未得到买方、卖方或直接参与销售的任何其他方的正式确认。在此之前，我们将无法绘制销售图表（尽管我们认为考虑到域名的质量和奇虎的雄厚财力，它很有可能确实以 1700 万美元的价格出售，或者接近它）。
Editor's Notes: In February 2015 we reported that 360.com had been sold with China's Qihoo Technology buying the domain from Vodafone. While a number of sites have reported the domain sold for $17 million (citing anonymous sources that may or may not be credible) that has not been officially confirmed by the buyer, seller or any other party directly involved in the sale. Until it is we will not be able to chart the sale (even though we think that given the quality of the domain and the deep pockets of Qihoo it is quite possible it did sell for the $17 million figure being bandied about, or something close to it).
搜米域名网【soumi.cn】编译：2017 年 4 月，据报道 ，沃尔玛收购了 Shoes.com域名，但直到DomainInvesting.com的Elliot Silver 和George Kirikos合作挖掘出结果的细节时才知道最终售价，一笔 900 万美元的交易。破产法庭的文件显示有多少资金易手。他指出，交易中包含了一些次要域名、次要 TM 和最低价值的社交媒体帐户。这些使我们无法将其绘制为全现金域名销售，但毫无疑问，沃尔玛会为 Shoes.com 域名支付全部 900 万美元，这将成为有史以来第 6 高的销售，使交易值得这里特别注意。
In April 2017 it was reported that Wal-Mart acquired the category killing Shoes.com domain name, but the price paid wasn't known until Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting.com and George Kirikos worked together to dig out the details of what turned out to be a $9 million deal. George posted links to bankruptcy court filings that revealed how much money changed hands. He noted that some minor domain names, minor TMs and social media accounts of minimal value were included in the transaction. Those prevent us from charting it as an all cash domain sale but there is little doubt Wal-Mart would have paid the full $9 million for the Shoes.com domain alone which would have ranked as the 6th highest sale ever reported, making the transaction worthy of special note here.
搜米域名网【soumi.cn】编译：另一个注意事项，我们经常在网络上看到其他顶级域名销售列表，其中包括作为整个创收业务的一部分出售的域名，而业务收入占所支付价格的大部分。那些不是 仅限域名销售，不属于为域名支付的最高价格列表。一些被错误地报告为域名销售的最常见的域名是 Insurance.com（3560 万美元的非域名企业）和 VacationRentals.com（3500 万美元，同上）。其他公司，如 PrivateJet.com 则落入股票或现金/股票阵营（据称这是一笔 3018 万美元的交易，涉及现金和股票的未知组合）。甚至维基百科也列出了这三个，也有维加斯。
One other note - we frequently see other top domain sales lists around the web that include domains that were sold as part of entire revenue producing businesses with the business revenues accounting for much of the price paid. Those are NOT domain only sales and do not belong on lists of the top prices paid for domain names. Some of the most common ones that mistakenly get reported as domain sales are Insurance.com ($35.6 million for a business not a domain name) and VacationRentals.com ($35 mlllion, ditto). Others, like PrivateJet.com fell into the stock or cash/stock camp (it was purported to be a $30.18 million deal that involved cash and stock in an unknown combination). Even Wikipedia lists those three and also has Vegas.com as the #1 sale - but that sale has not even been completed - it is being paid off in annual installments with many years of payments still to go.
The 20 biggest cash domain sales ever reported by DNJournal.com
| 13. Clothes.com|
| 14. IG.com|
| 15. HG.com|
| 6. Porno.com||$8,888,888|| 16. MI.com|
| 17. Ice.com|
| 18. Hippo.com|
| 19. Christmas.com|
| 20. Whisky.com|