Convicted felon Stephen Cohen allegedly wrested from its owner via a forged letter to Network Solutions.
Net Closes on the Thief of
"Everybody wants a piece of the action., the most sought-after address on the world wide web, is at the centre of a remarkable legal dispute involving a fugitive porn baron, betrayed business partners and billions of pounds in potential profits." By Nick Paton Walsh. [Observer]
Sex Site Squatter Fined $65M
"A man who paid $1,000 for the domain name wins $65m after an online pornographer is found guilty of hijacking the site." [BBC]
Former Owner Claims Poverty, Slavery
News and discussion forum. [Techdirt] (January 30, 2002)
Manhunt Starts for Snatcher
"The owner of is offering a $50,000 (£35,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who stole the saucy domain from him." By Tim Richardson. [Register] (May 31, 2001) Returned to Original Owner
News and discussion forum. [Slashdot] (April 05, 2001) Owner Wins $65M Damages
[Ad] "A Californian e-entrepreneur has won $65 million in damages over a stolen domain name." By Linda Harrison. [Register] (April 04, 2001)
The Sordid Tale of
"Case puts most bizarre domain name back in the spotlight." By David Lawlor. [CNN Money] (March 06, 2001) Changes Hands
"An internet businessman has been stripped of ownership of porn portal following a ruling by a Californian court." By John Leyden. [Register] (November 28, 2000) A Chapter of Prurient Jurisprudence Closes
"San Jose U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ruled in favor of Kremen this week, finding that one Stephen Michael Cohen was guilty of fraudulently hi-jacking the sultry site and ultimately turning it into a multi-million dollar gig." [InternetNews] (November 28, 2000)
URLs Aren't Property?
"A judge ruled in a lawsuit about the alleged illegal transfer of the domain name '' that URLs do not qualify as property, at least under current law." News and archived discussion. [Slashdot] (August 27, 2000)
Eminent Domain Name
"In a federal court in San Diego on Feb. 3, attorneys for Kremen and Cohen faced off again in one of the Internet's longest and most lurid lawsuits." By Jon Swartz. [Forbes] (February 07, 2000)
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