Feeds

‘Dotcom millionaire’ pulls out of porn

Benjamin Cohen refocuses

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Benjamin Cohen - one-time teenage "dotcom millionaire" - is pulling out of the porn business.

He's decided to sell his two XXX search engines, dotadults.com and hunt4porn.com, because they are a drain on resources.

Cohen reckons both sites are real goers, for the right person, but he doesn't want to do it himself.

Instead, he wants to concentrate on his CyberBritain business, which is currently undergoing "a major restructure".

He's more interested in "data marketing" over email and SMS, having recently launched numbermatch.com, an online mobile lottery that it uses to gather data.

According to Cohen, a number of people are already sniffing around his porn sites so potential buyers need to be quick.

Cohen enjoyed his 15 minutes of dotcom fame after he set up SoJewish.com, which was valued during the dotcom boom at $5 million.

It was eventually sold to rival TotallyJewish, netting him £215,000 for his share.

He then started portal CyberBritain and his controversial porn search engines. He was also featured in TV programme Trouble at the Top. ®

Related Stories

Teenage dotcom millionaire to star on Weakest Link special
Cube8 forms 'commercial relationship' with the teenage dotcom millionaire
Fishy porn search engine launched by teenage dotcom millionaire

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years
Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?