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This article was published on September 20, 2009

    The Most Expensive Domains Ever Purchased

    The Most Expensive Domains Ever Purchased
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Most Expesive domains chartCheck out this Infographic installation made by designer Kevin C. Kwok. It shows the most expensive domain names ever purchased compared to their average unique monthly visitors.

    The size of the circles show how much was paid and the position on the graph shows its monthly visitors with different colors for different categories. The categories are education, news, porn, retail, food, entertainment and ‘other’.

    The designer took all this publicly available data from alexa.com, soldnames.com and compete.com and used it to design a beautiful infograph.

    Site seems to be launching later (was offline earlier today and shows a ‘Check back later’ message now) but we do have a movie showing the whole thing: