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02|18|2010 02:57 pm EDT

Sex.com Goes In To Foreclosure

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Sales

In the ongoing drama that is Sex.com another major twist in the story has occurred. Sex.com has now been listed at Maltz Autctions as an asset to be sold at a foreclosure auctionElliot Silver scooped the legal documents listing the domain name, the loan agents, as well as the investors involved.

The domain name was sold in January 2006 for a rumored $14 million to a group of previously private investors. It was rumored at the time that Internet RealEstate and former BuyDomains owner Michael Mann were involved.  The rumors obviously can be confirmed by this filing.

Sex.com is already a popular domain by nature of the subject matter. The 2006 sale gave it the highest domain sale bragging rights.  It’s the one domain that has been the focus of two books, one by Kieren McCarthy and one by lawyer Charles Carreon.  It’s been stolen and returned and then sold and now it’s gone in to foreclosure.  If it’s popular subject matter didn’t make this name interesting, surely the history and ongoing story behind Sex.com makes it one of the most popular domain names ever.

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February 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm EDT

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Brian Null

February 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm EDT

the domain that just keeps on giving… another bombshell

Brian Benko

February 18, 2010 @ 3:15 pm EDT

Sarah Palin should buy this name and use it for her campaign in 2012 This way, when she loses she will have a back up plan… MILF.com would be better but I think sex.com would be a classier approach….

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February 18, 2010 @ 3:48 pm EDT

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wannadevelop.com

February 18, 2010 @ 4:37 pm EDT

It will sell for $3-4m max.

Mike Mann

February 18, 2010 @ 6:46 pm EDT

I have GotMilf.com reserved for Sarah, Sarah call me

Brian Benko

February 18, 2010 @ 6:49 pm EDT

@Mike…. Beautiful…. We should rally outside the next TeaParty convention. buy a booth and sell tshirts…. LMAO

Patriot

February 18, 2010 @ 7:26 pm EDT

I suppose that Mike Mann & Brian Benko have their tongues up the ass of Rosie O’Donnel or maybe Michael Moore. While you are busy licking the boots of the jihadists. Sarah has much more class than both of you times 100 fold.

snicksnack

February 18, 2010 @ 7:41 pm EDT

I bought the book Sex.com when I was in LA at the DomainFest. Very nice read.

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brianbenko

February 18, 2010 @ 9:07 pm EDT

@Patriot I served my country for four years during Gulf Storm. I am a frustrated republican and it is due to this anti intelligent conservative movement that happens to be sweeping our country. Your anger should be directed at Sarah Palin and the media that portrays her as a valid candidate.

She is attractive. That was her gift. That does not make her worthy of running a state or a country. My posts were made in jest about a celebrity political candidate. If you want to suggest that she should buy a different name that would be a great post. But to attack me without disclosing who you are or knowing anything about me…. “That is classless”

brianbenko

February 18, 2010 @ 9:10 pm EDT

@Patriot before you correct me… Operation Desert Storm but since you like Sarah Palin so much… you are used to mistakes…

Mike

February 18, 2010 @ 9:57 pm EDT

She’s not a MILF! She’s a GILF – the best GILF of all time so far.
She needs GILF.com ;o)

Mike Mann

February 19, 2010 @ 10:25 am EDT

Hey gaytriot, whats your beef? Yes Brian we should do some teabagging events.

brianbenko

February 19, 2010 @ 10:31 am EDT

LMAO Good times…… :)

Adam

February 19, 2010 @ 1:46 pm EDT

Can you guys please keep your teabagging to yourselves.

Da Man

February 19, 2010 @ 3:39 pm EDT

Sarah, the men in my country appreciate nice and smart women.
Join us!
Sarah for president! (that is the real change)

Drew

February 19, 2010 @ 3:48 pm EDT

>Sarah has much more class than both of you times 100 fold.

Ha ha ha. Sarah belongs on peopleofwalmart.com

All the real politicians, however, should be at lockmeupandthrowawaythekey.com along with their wallstreet banker buddies.

Adam

February 19, 2010 @ 3:49 pm EDT

Come on guys this is a post about sex.com. No more political posts or you’re going to be banned

Dziner Fusion

February 20, 2010 @ 9:17 pm EDT

Oh, boy I wish I had money to afford this gem!

Amit

February 22, 2010 @ 3:35 am EDT

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Josh

February 22, 2010 @ 11:56 pm EDT

” guys can someone give me an idea how the value of http://www.cheapflights.in, http://www.flights.co.in, http://www.holiday.co.in please ”

Ok, rough math but basically I like to use this formula for that extension, all funds are in USD.

Start off at $10,000-$5,000-$4,000+$5,000+$4,000-$5,000-$2,500×2+$500= Value

Charles Carreon

February 24, 2010 @ 2:54 pm EDT

The pathetic failure to monetize a wonderful domain, that may result from the fact that the Internet is simply too damn literal. No imagination or creativity has ever been lavished upon this domain. A pedestrian, lowest-common-denominator approach leads to the bottom, and in this case — to parking one of the most astoundingly valuable domains in existence. This is a domain that Ron Levy, owner of CyberErotica, offered $400K per month plus 40% of profits over that base amount to license on a yearly basis. The offer was made in January 2001. In my book, The Sex.Com Chronicles, A White-Hat Lawyer’s Journey to the Dark Side of the Internet, you get the complete story. Read free online at http://sex.comchronicles.com

Adam Strong

February 24, 2010 @ 5:50 pm EDT

This isn’t 2001 though so I wonder who’s going to step up to the plate now.

Mike Mann

February 24, 2010 @ 8:28 pm EDT

agree

Charles Carreon

February 24, 2010 @ 8:48 pm EDT

We need a derivative to track this one so the rest of us can profit from our hunches.

Mike Mann

February 24, 2010 @ 9:43 pm EDT

mutual fund?

Charles Carreon

February 24, 2010 @ 10:47 pm EDT

Just a betting pool on the final price would be fun as hell.

Mike Mann

February 25, 2010 @ 4:00 am EDT

I’ll bet a million that this particular auction doesnt happen at all, that should win the bet.

Charles Carreon

February 25, 2010 @ 11:09 pm EDT

Mike, you may not be very far wrong there.

MegaPorn

February 26, 2010 @ 1:27 am EDT

The only problem being, if it’s such a solid money-making opportunity how come it is up for sale? More to the point, how come it is up for auction as part of a foreclosure sale concerning alleged defaults in “the payment of debt and performance of obligations owed” by Escom to DOM Partners LLC

Mike Mann

February 26, 2010 @ 5:15 pm EDT

The asset has a bunch of people interfering which is why it didnt make enough money yet

Charles Carreon

February 26, 2010 @ 6:17 pm EDT

IMHO, the obsession with the website as a porn portal has caused it to suffer. If it addressed the whole mystery of sexuality as a human and natural phenomenon, and siphoned adult traffic into a limited area, I think it would do better. Under Cohen’s control, it was an illegal riot of tasteless imagery. Under Gary’s control it was tedious and businesslike. Under Escom’s control it’s been porn-lite, neither fish nor fowl.

Josh

February 26, 2010 @ 6:55 pm EDT

I think the word itself ” sex ” has made the brains of relatively smart individuals go to mush. The real question is who is the next fool with XXM.

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