TGP.com for Sale on eBay

LOS ANGELES – Online adult industry veteran Sam Sugar is selling off the TGP.com domain name using the mainstream auction website eBay.

Claiming that it is a well known business acronym which would make an ideal branding opportunity for innovative companies, Sugar’s eBay listing is straightforward and to the point: “TGP.com is one of the last, great, three-letter domain names [that] has been valued at $1M.”

California-based potential buyers should be aware, however, that the listing also states that the seller will charge an 8.25 percent sales tax on top of the final selling fee if the successful bidder is in the Golden State.

Despite the high value placed on the domain by its seller, the current bid at the time of this posting was a scant $202.50 with a week left for prospective buyers to post a bid.

One stumbling point that could limit the final sale price is the use of the name: while the acronym is widely known by adult webmasters as standing for Thumbnail Gallery Post, consumer recognition of the term is minimal, making the site more suitable as a B2B resource targeting webmasters and affiliates – but in a tightening market where the value of TGPs is declining, the domain’s true value is an open question.

XBIZ reported on the launch of TGP.com in March of 2006, when it was first positioned as a hybrid blog/TGP website offering sex-blog links and free adult content to readers via RSS feeds with frequent daily updates – a role in which it continues to operate today.

News of the pending sale was not widespread within the webmaster community on Wednesday afternoon; with no mention of it on popular message boards JBM and GFY.

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