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For over half a decade, reigned as the world’s most expensive domain name after its 1999 sale for $7.5 million. That was shortly after the site was founded by former Walt Disney Internet Group chairman Jake Winebaum and Earthlink founder Sky Dayton. The domain retained its record until 2006, when founder Gary Kremen decided to get out of the adult entertainment industry and sold for $14 million (or $12 million, depending on who you ask) in 2006.

While the current market for internet domains is nowhere as solid as it was during the dot-com peak, the market remains strong and is experiencing solid growth. Each year tens of millions of dollars are exchanged during the resale of domains.

The record for most expensive domain name ever sold changed hands again in late 2009, when internet marketing firm QuinStreet purchased for $16 million. Other top dollar domain sales of 2009 include, purchased by Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in March of 2009, and, sold for $3 million in June of 2009.

Enough with the preamble, though—check out the world’s top ten most expensive domain names:

1., sold to QuinStreet for $16 million in 2009.
2., sold for $12-$14 million in 2006.
3., sold for $9.99 million in 2008.
4., sold for $9.5 million in 2007.
5., sold for $7.5 million in 1999.
6., sold to for $7.5 million in 2006.
7., sold for $7 million in 2004.
8., sold for $5.88 million in 2004.
9., sold for $5.5 million in 2003.
10., sold to Toys ‘R Us for $5.1 million in 2009.

Little David After Dentist

By admin, August 9th, 2011,in Entertainment » | 56 Comments »

In this town, you are what you consume—what you watch, where you eat and what you read.

Here to help you forge deep, meaningful bonds based on those qualifications alone is a startlingly thorough new social networking site called Strings, now in public beta.

Think of it like Facebook or Twitter, but with only the important updates (just saw Greenberg), not the mundane ones (OMG still on the 405). Once you create a profile, you can sync it up with your iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Foursquare and even your TiVo. So in real time, whether or not you’re logged on, your friends can see that you downed a few tequilas at Las Perlas, then listened to some Fanfarlo at home and ordered some art books… all while recording Duck Soup on cable.

It’s also great for meeting and learning about new people in your life. You might find that the beauty you just traded info with in Santa Monica is also a fan of a certain comedy trio from the 1930s…

Groucho really brings people together.

You can cut your cigars three different ways, make the most sedate sedan corner like it’s on rails, and pick out a spicy Pinot Noir blindfolded.

You can even maneuver a hang glider with panache while wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo. (Or could, if pressed.)

Still, there are some things you leave to an expert. Like placing the perfect hunk of fish on an Unagi & Banana Roll.

So we’ve got just the expert for you: Akira Back, exec chef of Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar, officially opening tomorrow at Bellagio.

Back has paid his sushi dues under legends of the raw-fish community—hall of famers like Nobu, Morimoto and Nagao. He’s also got that requisite air of mystique, having been a professional snowboarder in a past life. So he’s equipped with the pedigree and the X-tremeness to rock your sashimi-loving world. (Among the tastes that await you: Yellowtail Tataki, King Crab Dynamite and, possibly our favorite, Scottish Salmon with Japanese Hollandaise.)

You’ll want to savor Back’s arrangements from a table on the private balcony. Not only is it the most intimate space in the restaurant, it’ll also give you and your date the best views of Lake Bellagio and the fountain show.

As for what to do from here, we won’t offer any advice.

In these matters, you’re something of an expert.

You’ve long had a soft spot for cereal.

Sugar-coated flakes. FD&C Red #40. Tony the Tiger sharing jump rope tips.

It all seems so innocent.

It was only a matter of time before someone added… moonshine.

Introducing the Noah Ellis #48, an off-menu milk, moonshine and cornflake cocktail that’s your new breakfast of (blackjack) champions, available now at First Food & Bar.

This is the Vegas-ized version of the most important meal of the day: a short glass with cornflakes suspended in malted milk ice cubes floating atop a layer of frosty malted milk foam that’s been laced with 80-proof corn whiskey. It’ll remind you of drinking the super-sweet milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl, soggy flakes included—if you happened to take a swig from Grandma’s bowl by accident.

So while reaching Zen-like levels of calm before a big day at the tables, head to First, concentrate on this cocktail and let the firewater loosen up the gears a bit. Maybe try to think about the cereal box mascot—a toothless hooch runner in the Appalachian backcountry, perhaps—or the drinks you’d need to add to make a square early-morning meal.

You’re still waiting on that omelet-flavored gin.

There’s dinner and then there’s dinner in Vegas.

And nothing against dinner, but dinner in Vegas usually means a whole lot more than food.

And sometimes it even means a giant crane.

Welcome to Dinner in the Sky, a private chef’s table hoisted 160 feet in the air, taking reservations now.

If you’ve been chasing the dream of a cross between fine dining and skydiving, your quest ends here. You’ll start by sitting down at a 22-person table in the middle of an empty lot—which should be your first tip-off that something’s less than kosher. Your second tip-off will come when the whole table, including your bolted-down chair and the three-person kitchen in the center, starts lifting off the ground and doesn’t stop until you’re dangling at roughly the height of Niagara Falls. After that… the salad.

The main course is Filet Mignon Medallions in Bordelaise Sauce, but we’ll understand if your mind is on other things. Your chair and footrest are bolted in, but other than a safety harness, there’s nothing between you and thin air.

Sort of like the staff meal at Cirque du Soleil.

Married Sex: Make It Better

By admin, June 20th, 2011,in Entertainment » | 48 Comments »

Most people expect that the intensity of their sex lives will fade after they marry. Some guys even resign themselves to never having good sex again after deciding to spend the rest of their lives with one woman. But this doesn’t have to be the case; marriage doesn’t necessarily mean the death of hot sex, but it will take some effort from both of you to keep it steamy as the years go by. Here are some tips for having better sex as a married couple.
Use Sex To Get Past Ruts In Your Marriage
There will be times in your marriage when careers, family, kids, friends, hobbies and other important tasks will pack your schedule and get in the way of maintaining a good relationship. There will be periods when the two of you are not communicating well and don’t seem to be connecting with each other. When you experience these ruts in your relationship, don’t let sex go by the wayside. Use the time you have together wisely by getting frisky. site not working If your marriage is experiencing a dip, it’ll fall even further if the two of you don’t connect sexually. Instead of abandoning your bedroom activities at the first sign of trouble, use sex to get back on track.
Stop Looking At Her As Your Wife
Yes, she is the love of your life — the woman you chose to spend your days with until you both grow old. She is the mother of your children (if you have them) and a domestic goddess that runs your household and your family while still succeeding in a career and myriad other duties.

In order to make married sex better, try to stop thinking of her as your adorable and adoring wife when the two of you get frisky. Allow your imagination to run wild; think of her as a dirty sexpot and encourage her to play the part. Tap into the intense attraction you have for each other and forget that you’re husband and wife.
Make Your Room A No-Kid Zone
Having a better sex life with your wife requires that you both take a step away from your everyday lives and focus on each other. If you are parents, this means that you’re going to have to designate some space in your house for adult-only activities. To this end, consider making your bedroom a no-go area for your children. The kids usually have the run of the house, but if they know that mom and dad’s room is off-limits, you’ll be more likely to have time and space to yourselves on a regular basis. Your bedroom will become a haven where it’s all about the two of you.