Can you Buy Land on the Moon ?

Lunar Acres for Sale?

Can you Buy Land on the Moon ?  This is a question that people ask us over and over again.   The reality is the answer varies dependant on where you look.  It also depends on who you believe or listen to.

At, we believe that you can buy land on the Moon.    In fact Moon Land in our view is able to be sold by companies who offer this as a gift option. It may be sold as a novelty gift to people.   There is evidence that there is no claim available to the surface of the Moon.  We explore that here

Numerous treaties have tried to be ratified in the United Nations in relation to the ownership of the Moon and Moon Land.

“The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies”.  This is more commonly known as the “The Outer Space Treaty” came into effect in October 10, 1967.

It states that “outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies” are the ‘common heritage of mankind’ and cannot be owned by any nation.

Signed by 104 countries

The treaty became the basis of international space law. According to the treaty: “Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.”

Even if there is no treaty, for any nation to claim ownership of an unclaimed land, they must fulfil two requirements according to international law.

“One, you need to have physical possession of the land, at least for sometime, and second, you must have effective control,” said Jolly.

However, these two conditions have not been fulfilled for the Moon and other celestial bodies yet.

The development of international space law has revolved much around outer space being defined as the “province of all mankind“.   The Magna Carta of Space presented by William A. Hyman in 1966 framed outer space explicitly not as terra nullius but as res communis.

Subsequently influenced the work of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.[8][9]

A subsequent treaty document, the international Moon Treaty—finalised in 1979.   Just five countries had ratified it by 1984.  Five countries was sufficient for it to be considered officially in force .  It went further and forbade private ownership of extraterrestrial real estate.[10] This agreement has not been widely ratified,[5][11] with only 18 countries having ratified it by 2018.[12]


We believe we have taken advantage of a loophole in this treaty

  • Firstly as it has not been ratified it is not enforceable and 18 countries does not mean international agreement.
  • Dennis Hope, an American entrepreneur, sells extraterrestrial real estate.[21] In 1980, he started his own business, the Lunar Embassy Commission.[22] As of 2009 Hope claimed to have sold 2.5M 1-acre (0.40 ha; 4,000 m2) plots on the Moon.  He allocates land to be sold by closing his eyes and randomly pointing to a map of the Moon.  He claims two former US presidents as customers, stating Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had aides purchase the plots on the moon.[23][24]

This allows for others to also claim ownership.  It does not belong to the US Government or any nation as it stands.

Buy an acre now and we fight for our equal right to claim ownership by visiting our websites for just £15.99  :

We will use all legal powers to enforce our right to ownership of this plot.


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