Domain name Porn.com sells for US$9.5M

The sale of porn.com for US$9.5 million gets wide coverage. This is the second highest sale of a domain name, coming after the US$12m for sex.com. It’s also reported to be the highest for a cash sale for a domain name as the sale of sex.com included equity. Monte Cahn, co-founder and CEO of Moniker.com, said “[t]he sale of Porn.com further reinforces the growing trend of businesses that place a high strategic value on generic domains related to their industry.”See the PC World story here. Or a Los Angeles Times story here, or reproduced in the Sydney Morning Herald here.

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