Grand Theft Domain Name – DNW Podcast #303

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Kieren McCarthy discusses the astonishing story of the theft of the world’s most valuable domain name.

When Sex .com was stolen in the 90s, it was most likely the most valuable domain name in the world. And it wasn’t just a routine domain theft like what occurs today. What transpired involved a lifelong conman, an early internet entrepreneur, hidden cash, prison, fleeing to Mexico, drug-fueled parties, and millions of dollars in legal expenses. On today’s show, reporter Kieren McCarthy, who wrote a book about the theft, digs into the story.

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