POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Moniker (http://www.moniker.com), a provider of Domain Asset Management(TM) services, continued to lead the industry in premium adult-related domain name sales having successfully brokered the sale of FreePorn. com, an adult entertainment portal, for US $4 million. Separately, Moniker also finalized its domain name auctions at Internext Las Vegas, grossing more than $1.5 million in domain name sales from that event.
The sale of FreePorn. com marks one of the largest two-word domain name sales in history and is the largest domain transaction of 2008, to date. The site was launched in 1996 and has consistently been one of the largest portals of free, adult entertainment on the Web. The site has continually gown in page and traffic rank according to Alexa.
“A marketable domain name is crucial to the success of any online adult entertainment business, perhaps more so than in any other industry,” said Monte Cahn, co-founder and President of Moniker. “FreePorn. com is generic in nature, helping its new owner benefit from direct navigation and general in- bound inquires directed at the site daily.”
Moniker Finalizes Auctions From Internext Las Vegas
Moniker has also verified its live and online auction results at Internext Las Vegas 2008, the world’s largest business-to-business online and digital media adult conference.
To view all the inventory that was sold during both the live and online auction, visit http://marketplacepro.moniker.com/auction/events/185/results.html.
During intense live bidding, more than 60 domains sold for $1.1 million; SickSiteNetwork, a group of successful sites, including ConsumptionJunction .com and a fully functioning business, was the biggest sale of the night, netting $550,000.
The concurrent online auction netted an additional $125,000.
Further, Moniker has donated the proceeds from the sale of AdultPhotoExchange .com to The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP). The $5,000 sale proceeds will allow the ASACP to continue its commitment to protect children’s welfare online.
“The donation of AdultPhotoExchange .com from Moniker is much appreciated and will increase awareness about the ASACP and its mission, as well as help fund our operations,” said Joan Irvine, CEO of ASACP. “By following professional business practices that reflect that an online business is ‘by and for adults’ only, Web site operators are helping protect children. Companies like Moniker are examples to the adult community. Their commitment to educating business owners on how to professionally and ethically manage their online business is commendable.”
Moniker was responsible for selling more than $20 million in adult-related domains in 2007, including names sold at separate Internext auctions in Las Vegas and Miami last year. Moniker remains the only Domain Asset Management company and auctioneer for various niche markets including adult, gaming/gambling, affiliate, webmasters, geo-targeted, and more.