Sex.com The Most Expensive URL On The Web

Looking for sex online? It’ll cost you. Last week the domain Sex.com was purchased for $13 million dollars — and is now the most expensive web address on the internet. The domain’s previous owner, Escom, was forced to sell after the company declared bankruptcy. The domain was first registered in 1994, by Gary Kremen, the founder of Match.com. A year later, convicted fraudster Stephen Cohen wrestled away Sex.com by claiming Kremen sold him the property. In 2004, Kremen took Cohen to court and won back the domain, which he then sold to Escom. Most recently, the domain was purchased by Clover Holdings, LLC. But apparently the price of sex has gone down in recent years: Escom purchased Sex.com for $14 million just four years ago. [CNET]

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