Facebook snags adult entertainment domain name Facebookofsex dot-XXX

Facebookofsex.xxx Whois

One of the more popular phrases adult websites use to attract visitors is “Facebook of Sex”.  Type the phrase into Google’s search engine and the search results and sponsored ads that appear will show you just how many websites market themselves as the “Facebook of Sex”.

The Whois information for Facebookofsex.xxx was updated this week and now reflects Facebook, Inc. as the registrant of the domain.

The web address was first registered back on December 10, 2011 by a resident of Quebec, shortly after general availability of .XXX domain names began.

Last year Facebook filed a lawsuit against the owner of Facebookofsex.com saying, “Facebookofsex.com is a blatant attempt … to hijack Facebook’s fame for illicit financial gain”. 

The website is no longer in use, but according to a rough traffic estimate provided by Compete, the site received nearly 4 million visitors per month before going offline.

I’ve reached out to the previous owner of Facebookofsex.xxx to learn more, and will update this post if I hear back.

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