Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sex Sells for $13 Million

The domain name,, just sold for $13 million dollars. It was sold because the former owner, Escom LLC, went bankrupt. It was offered through, a large broker of Internet domain names, and instead of being sold at auction, it was sold as a negotiated sale to a company called Clover Holdings, based in the Caribbean island of St Vincent. The domain name reportedly sold for $14 million a few years ago. Gary Kremen, the founder of, was the one who originally registered the domain back in the 1990's.

This domain name has had a notorious history, including being hijacked through identity theft, and Kremen spent a long time in court getting it back. You can read all about the history of the domain in the book One Domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the Brutal Battle for the Jewel in the Internet's Crown (Volume 2) and the book The Sex.Com Chronicles: A White-Hat Lawyer's Journey to the Dark Side of the Internet.

Don't forget to check out the Top Domain Names are Owned by Publicly Traded Companies.

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