The 20 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold

17. Shop.com, $3.5 Million

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Buyer: Lee Lorenzen

Looking to create an online destination where people could easily browse through a number of catalogs, Lee Lorenzen founded a site called Catalog City. From there the vision grew to include products from web-only shops, popular department stores, and speciality stores. Backed by a great purchasing technology called OneCart, all CatalogCity was missing was a new name: It came in the form of Shop.com which was picked up for a little over $3 million.

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