Kieren McCarthy and I will discuss the fight for one of the world’s most valuable domain names.
Many of you know that Sex .com sold for a (then record) $13 million in 2010.
That’s the boring part of the story.
Next month at NamesCon Online, I’ll interview journalist Kieren McCarthy about the fight for Sex .com before the record-breaking sale. A fight involving two men who would stop at nothing: Stephen Cohen, the man who stole the domain name and fled from justice. And Gray Kremen, an internet entrepreneur who had to go to ridiculous (and expensive) lengths to get the domain name back.
We will discuss:
- How Cohen tricked the .com registry (Network Solutions at the time) into transferring the domain to him
- What Cohen did to his mansion before handing the keys over to Kremen
- How the two antagonized each other in late-night phone calls as they battled in court
- If that gun battle in Mexico really happened