-- The Ten Most Expensive Domain Names

There was a time when a million bucks was a lot of money for a domain name. That's exactly what went for back in 2000. Today, that's chump change when you are talking about the most expensive domain names on the Web.

Keep in mind that these purchases are just for the name. You want to buy an entire Web site, you're going to have to go a lot higher than that. But, if all you want is dibs on the name, here are the top ten choices you might want to consider if you have $10 million burning a hole in your pocket and you want the simplest possible online destination name because, let's face it, your customers probably can't remember anything more complicated.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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