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  1. retired_member11

    retired_member11 Retired Member

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    sex.co.uk was finally sold...to Sedo.

    Does anyone have any further details?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    If I had to guess - and it is just a guess - perhaps Sedo did a deal to conceal the previous owner (a bit like Whois privacy for .co.uk) while private-brokering the name i.e. there may be a contract behind the domain that states that the real owner owns it but Sedo "owns" it as their proxy until it is sold.

    That's the only reason I can think of for Sedo's own Whois data to appear.
     
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    I remember the previous registrant being an Ltd in a jurisdiction where by law no company accounts or directorships needed to be filed (we were never going find out who the actual owner was) which makes this whois change all the more intriguing as Sedo normally excels at publicising big transactions but I don't recall reading anything about this 'sale', which is odd.

    Edwin, I think you're probably right.
     
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    The stated registrant 'Ltd Co. A' was registered 10 January 1997, but dissolved on 9 June 2006. Yet, certainly as of August 2007, Nominet's whois still stated 'Ltd Co. A' as the registrant, but by then the whois said that the registrant was 'Ltd Co. A', trading as 'Ltd Co B'., c/o 'Ltd Co C'.
     
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    grantw Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for bumping an old thread but has anyone visited sex.co.uk recently? What's that all about then, it's been pointing there for a while now???

    Grant
     
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    wow, what a waste. Unless they are paying loads leasing it!
     
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    You know there are other websites you can visit if you want that kind of material Grant ;)

    On a serious note though, that is an incredible waste of traffic. This is another example of not parking domains for fear of reverse high jacking maybe?

    Rich :cool:
     
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    sex.co.uk IS on the market as far as I know....
     
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    This now appears to have changed hands and is no longer reg'd to Sedo. I hope the parking page is temporary and they're actually going to make use of it!

    Grant
     
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    Removed on second thoughts
     
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    Missed the inital post, but the whois indicates there was a new owner this week ( ?), Gregory Dumas!

    Is it the same guy as ExpressPro :: Increased Traffic Ahead ?

    Can Sedo comment on price?
     
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    Gregory Dumas was the original owner, not sure why Sedo was in the whois for a while.
     
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    Ah, I suspected he may have been but didn't have the old whois data to check. Still curious why, when it was 'owned' by sedo it was pointing to mopeds.co.uk !!??!!

    Grant
     
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    Interesting isn't it. I notice it points to the same site as sex.com now.

    P.
     
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    Are you sure?

    I seem to remember the old whois had a Dublin adress.
     
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    I spoke to Greg after the Domain Focus auction, in which it failed to sell. He owned it then... and I believe had owned it for a few years at that point.
     
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    ^

    2004
    Registrant: Maplethorpe Ltd

    2007
    Registrant: Maplethorpe Ltd
    Trading as: Caledonia Ltd
    Address: c/o ************, Ballsbridge, Dublin

    Maplethorpe Ltd were Dissolved 9th June 2006
     
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    The nameservers on sex.co.uk are netplaymedia.net


    Domain Name: NETPLAYMEDIA.NET

    Registrant [863410]:
    Caladonia Ltd.
    **********
    Ballsbridge
    Dublin
    Dublin 4
    IE

    The Dublin connection was what made me suspect it had gone back to the previous owner.

    Grant
     
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