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Domain Flips (Porno.com, Jobsy.com) and Flops (Wardrobes.com)

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips Porno.com – Sold recently by Rick Schwartz for $8,888,888, vs a $42,000 private acquisition back in 1997. A moderately successful deal……over a 200x return on the sales prices, but a […]

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Porno.com domain seller now an unemployed degree holder!

Life just isn’t fair. The student who sold the domain Porno.com to Rick Schwartz in 1997 for $42,000 is now an unemployed engineer, struggling under the current bout of bad economy as a homeless man. Eighteen years ago, Lawrence Morgan “mad dog” Jones was a promising college student that researched the Internet as a pastime. […]

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The Domain King’s numeric domains: A fine collection of NNN .com and others

The numeric domain market is on fire, after reports of the biggest domain sale of all time place 360.com at the #1 spot for $17 million dollars. Just days before that announcement, the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, revealed through his sale of Porno.com for $8,888,888 dollars that he’s about to put some of his numeric […]

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Schwartz sells porno.com for $8.9 million

The domain name porno.com has changed hands for $8,888,888, making it the fourth highest-value domain to be sold. The seller is domain investor Rick Schwartz, notorious for owning lots of category-killer domains but hardly ever selling them. The buyer is WGCZ, a Prague-based company. According to DN Journal, the sale is the fourth biggest ticket […]

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My thoughts on $9 million Porno.com domain name sale

A mammoth domain name sale sends shock waves through the domain name business. Rick Schwartz, aka the “Domain King”, has done it again. As first reported by TheDomains yesterday, Schwartz sold the domain name Porno.com for $8,888,888.88. Here are my thoughts on the sale. 1. First, a hat tip to Schwartz. He’s a polarizing figure, […]

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Horny domainers register adult domains following the sale of Porno.com

Throngs of apparently horny domainers are registering adult domain names en masse, following the sale of Porno.com by the Domain King. The sale of Porno.com for $8,888,888 was 88 cents short of a perfect sale consisting of all “8” numbers. At least 485 “porno” domains were registered today, according to Verisign, managers of the .com […]

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