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www.sex.com domain on auction block

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by trooper, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    yea, i already started a thread about that a few weeks ago :)
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    future world record for a domain sale ?
     
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    i don't think so, last time (2006) it was sold for $14.000.000 (unofficial) and now i think it will sell for less let's say around 10 million
     
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    that was sold at the height of the domain bubble.
    The speculation money that was thrown around has dropped considerably.
    Dont get me wrong, great name for various purposes, it just wont fetch what it got before..
     
  6. zebrahat

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    Could be a good opportunity for an ambitious hustler with no money. Set up an entity (maybe a personal property trust) with oneself as trustee and 20% beneficial interest, talk to 15-20 people willing to invest 100k+ each to get a 5-10% ownership share in the site. Bid up to $2 million at the auction, hope to get lucky. If you win, now you have a 20% profit interest and 100% control (as trustee) in sex.com. Run a contest for hiring a webmaster and/or BHer who can best monetize and code the site, hire the winner(s).
     
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    Someone forgot to tell them that the online world got fetish, and the money now is in long tail kink. Sex.com is not worth $14m, or $10m. No way.
     
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    it isn't the question how much does it worth, the question is how much the buyer will pay, it wasn't worth 14 million in 2006 either, but it was sold for that amount...
     
  9. zebrahat

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    Reviving this just to note that sex.com ultimately got auctioned off for $13 MILLION, and is now the world's most expensive domain. I still like my investment pool trust idea, it might work for other auctions. Details:

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  10. Kickflip

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    Shame the types of companys who keep buying aren't willing to invest in trying to make a social networking/dating site like adultfriendfinder. In fact, I'm wondering why adultfriendfinder doesn't buy it. I'm sure they have the cash flow for it, but maybe they don't need it because of all the affiliates they have promoting their sites.
     
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