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Sex.co : Was this the biggest .CO #domain sale of 2016?


The internet is 99% about sex, or so it seems. Adult content in more or less graphic format has existed since before the commercialization of the internet and has sustained it since.

It goes without saying that sex-related domain names can sell for big bucks and for several years the sale of Sex.com was gracing the top 2 spots of the most expensive domains ever sold – twice!

Other ccTLDs can fetch top dollar for the “sex” keyword. Let’s see what is the Top 20 list of “sex” keyword domains that were reported sold:

sex.com 14,000,000 USD
sex.com 13,000,000 USD
sex.xxx 3,000,000 USD
sex.net 454,500 USD
sex.live 160,000 USD
sex.cm 51,300 USD
sex.forsale 20,000 USD
sex.social 20,000 USD
sex.co.nz 19,320 USD
sex.cm 11,769 USD
sex.mu 4,573 USD
sex.tl 4,429 USD
sex.mu 3,601 USD
sex.tl 3,433 USD
sex.bo 3,213 USD
sex.ws 3,000 USD
sex.st 2,925 USD
sex.hn 2,800 USD
sex.ai 2,775 USD
sex.pe 2,750 USD

Source: NameBio.

On this list we notice that there are 13 ccTLDs, some of which are popular for their commercial use, as opposed to true local ccTLDs. But the most popular ccTLD to be used for commercial use, dot .CO, is not there!

And yet, the sale of Sex.CO occurred in 2016, when the domain changed hands but no such transaction was reported to reputable sources such as NameBio. The seller was based in The Netherlands, and the party acquiring the domain Sex.CO was California based Marketplace Solutions, a company operated by popular domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Braden Pollock.

The seller acquired Sex.CO in January 2014 for an undisclosed amount.

Currently, the domain Sex.CO is listed for sale at Uniregistry with a $350,000 dollar BIN. Meanwhile, the top .CO sale of 2016 was that of Leaf.CO for $89,000 dollars.

We strongly believe that Sex.CO beat this, with a six figure sales price at the time.

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2 Responses to “Sex.co : Was this the biggest .CO #domain sale of 2016?”
  1. Braden Pollock says:

    Yet, I’ll never tell…
    That is not until after I sell Sex.co to an enduser. 🙂

  2. DomainGang says:

    Braden – It’s the greatest .CO of all time! 🙂 Best of luck.

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