Rentboy.com CEO, staff busted… Looks like another Escorts.com all over again.

Adult Domain Name – RentBoy.com has been closed down and its CEO is being prosecuted for allegedly making $10 Million Dollars over the past 5 years from the RentBoy.com website, I reckon this is going to turn into another case similar to Escorts.com which was operated by National A1 (RS Duffy Inc)- They settled the case and shut their website down with Government now owning the domain name Escorts which sits parked at NetSol probably making them a few grand every month from PPC revenue.

Back in 2011 – National A-1 Plead Guilty To Money Laundering, Forfeited $4.9M, Pays $1.5M fine and Forfeits Escorts.com – You can read more about the Escorts.com case here from TheDomains.com

National A1 owns some the best Dot Com Domain Names in the Adult and Exact Match Products here are some examples of the 1,700 + Premium Dot Com domain names they owned at one point.

GuessWho.com, Lighters.com MakeMeThin.com, Bimbos.com, Taxidermists.com, Torture.com, Wildest.com, FootballChat.com, HockeyChat.com, BigBalls.com, Hookers.com, Butts.com, Trunks.com and many more…

Looking at the current information they appear to have either dropped or sold over 500 domain names as the email address they use Jennifer@GuessWho.com is down to 1,220 Domain Names however I have a feeling that some of domain might have been split up into a different portfolio as several of the domain are under privacy protect now with GoDaddy.com

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The head of a lucrative online gay escort service and six underlings were busted Tuesday by the feds on prostitution charges.

Prosecutors allege that Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant raked in more than $10 million in gross proceeds between 2010 and 2015 from subscribers who paid a monthly advertisement fee of $59.95 and up for male escorts to peddle their services.

“Escort profile pages generally detail the sexual acts each escort is willing to perform and the price,” U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Susan Ruiz said in the complaint, unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

The word “rentboy” is a slang term for a male prostitute. The website’s slogan is: “Money can’t buy you love … but the rest is negotiable.”

The feds raided the Rentboy.com offices in New York City's Union Square, arresting CEO Jeffrey Hurant and seven employees.PIX 11

The feds raided the Rentboy.com offices in New York City’s Union Square, arresting CEO Jeffrey Hurant and seven employees.

The website claims its ads are for companionship, not sex, but prosecutors allege that is simply false.

Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution,” said acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie.

The escort profiles list “primary interests” including fetishes like “spanking,” “S&M,” and “role playing” as a policeman, priest, football coach or cheerleader, according to the complaint.

The website’s slogan is: “Money can’t buy you love … but the rest is negotiable.”

Federal agents executed a search warrant at the website’s office in Union Square. Hurant registered the domain name in 1996.

The site boasts a database of 10,500 men in more than 2,100 cities worldwide and receives 500,000 unique visitors daily.

Hurant, 50, of Manhattan, and employees Michael Belman, 47, Clint Calero, 48, Edward Estanol, 23, Shane Lukas, 41, Diana Mattos, age unavailable, and Marco Decker, 28, will appear before a Brooklyn magistrate judge Tuesday afternoon.

"Escort profile pages generally detail the sexual acts each escort is willing to perform and the price," the feds said in the criminal complaint against Rentboy.com, whose office building is seen during the raid.PIX 11

“Escort profile pages generally detail the sexual acts each escort is willing to perform and the price,” the feds said in the criminal complaint against Rentboy.com, whose office building is seen during the raid.

They are charged with promoting prostitution.

Estanol, who is identified in the court papers as a male escort, listed his “in and out rate as $300 an hour, his overnight rate as $1,400 and his weekend rate as $3,000,” the complaint states.

Mattos, a sales account manager at the web site, also called herself an “escort whisperer” who helped the male prostitutes raise their social media profiles.

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