Mann files opposition to Dom Partners’ motion to dismiss bankruptcy petition; Sedo CEO files declaration about value of Sex.com domain. The three companies owned by Mike Mann that forced Sex.com owner Escom, LLC into bankruptcy have filed an objection ( pdf ) to Dom Partners’ motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case. Mann says he filed the bankruptcy petition because he was concerned that the auctioneer chosen by Dom Partners to auction off Sex.com was unqualified: In the opinion of the Petitioning Creditors, [auctioneer David R. Maltz & Co., Inc.] does not have expertise in the sale of super premium domain names such as sex.com (widely reported to be one of the most valuable domain names in the world) and an auction by Maltz will not achieve the highest and best value for the benefit of the Debtor and its creditors.
Myths about sales prices grow like weeds. With Sex.com hitting the auction block next week , mainstream media are in a tizzy writing about the auction of the “world’s most valuable domain name”. As usual, they’re comparing it to other big ticket domain sales. The only problem is that many of the sales they refer to have misleading sales figures. Consider The Huffington Post’s “ The 11 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever “.