Microsoft registers SkypeSexFinder.com

Strangely, it looks like Microsoft has purchased the domain name SkypeSexFinder.com after it expired and became available, according to Fusible. Unfortunately those who might have liked a Skype-based adult hook-up system provided by Microsoft will have their hopes dashed as the domain currently redirects to Bing.

However it doesn’t just redirect to the Bing homepage, skypesexfinder.com instead searches for “skypesexfinder” in Bing, bringing up many results that may please your internet sex needs. For example, the top result after going to skypesexfinder.com will direct you to “find Skype girls and men for instant cyber sex.” Thanks Microsoft!

It’s unknown why exactly Microsoft decided to purchase the SkypeSexFinder domain, but it may have been to simply protect their recently acquired asset: Skype. Too bad that all of Microsoft’s unused domains redirect to the terms in the domain (another example is kinecthalo.com), so their aim of not providing a Skype sex service has somewhat backfired.

Perhaps it should simply redirect to the Skype website instead.

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Why is this a surprise to anyone? I'm sure that Microsoft (and most other large companies) own a lot of 'odd' domain names that relate to products and trademarks they own.

Slugsie said,
Why is this a surprise to anyone? I'm sure that Microsoft (and most other large companies) own a lot of 'odd' domain names that relate to products and trademarks they own.

Precisely. The last thing that Microsoft would want is to have someone else register it and tarnish the Skype brand. Better for them to own it and no-one use it than have a seedy business put it to good use.

Soon, SkypeSexFinder will also show Neowin.net in the Bing search results. Mission accomplished!

I suggest an award for the first new Neowin member who finds Neowin through this search term on Bing.

FMH said,
Why not? There's a lot of money in that business?
And how is that a good reason to do something? There's a lot of money in drugs too, doesn't make it a good thing to be involved in...

Come on guys, I don't think they are going to use it hence why it just goes to a Bing search, I think they just didn't want anyone else to use it.

Wolfbane said,
And how is that a good reason to do something?
I'm pretty certainly western society is founded on capitalism. And if the economic crisis creating by the banking sector is anything to go by morality plays no role in the acquiring of wealth.

So why is it a good reason? Because it makes you money.

theyarecomingforyou said,
I'm pretty certainly western society is founded on capitalism. And if the economic crisis creating by the banking sector is anything to go by morality plays no role in the acquiring of wealth.

So why is it a good reason? Because it makes you money.

I believe you missed the point that socialism was the main reason of the present crisis.
Give money to everyone and tell the bank it's fine if they can't pay we will repay you if they can't.

NesTle said,

I believe you missed the point that socialism was the main reason of the present crisis.
Give money to everyone and tell the bank it's fine if they can't pay we will repay you if they can't.

I highly doubt that. For a nation that claims to be birth place of capitalism, it seems wonderous that a debt of $15,105,819,754,423.28 (the largest in the world) is caused by socialism. Especially considering the development of the debt: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/history.gif that strangely seem to grow the most under the leaderships that tend to be the furthest from socialism.

That compared with the fact the ones having lend the most money to this nation seems to be the ones that tend to be closest to socialism in ideology, it seems rather undocumented and silly to blame this ideology for the current crisis.

Having said that I'm not saying any ideology is guilty or not, personally I believe what is to blame is the greed of us as humans, coupled with corruption, and political leaders around the world unfit for their jobs.

Blaming socialism is just silly, and shows absolutely no knowledge of that ideology (or more likely the ideologies forked from it, since true socialism does not exist today).

Barium said,

I highly doubt that. For a nation that claims to be birth place of capitalism, it seems wonderous that a debt of $15,105,819,754,423.28 (the largest in the world) is caused by socialism. Especially considering the development of the debt: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/history.gif that strangely seem to grow the most under the leaderships that tend to be the furthest from socialism.

That compared with the fact the ones having lend the most money to this nation seems to be the ones that tend to be closest to socialism in ideology, it seems rather undocumented and silly to blame this ideology for the current crisis.

Having said that I'm not saying any ideology is guilty or not, personally I believe what is to blame is the greed of us as humans, coupled with corruption, and political leaders around the world unfit for their jobs.

Blaming socialism is just silly, and shows absolutely no knowledge of that ideology (or more likely the ideologies forked from it, since true socialism does not exist today).


Odd statement given the debt has risen more under Obama (which is closer to Socialist than anything), than any other President... Not to mention the beginnings of the housing crisis can be traced to Clinton's "everyone should own a home, even those that can't afford it" push, which led the banks to "figure it out"...

theyarecomingforyou said,
I'm pretty certainly western society is founded on capitalism. And if the economic crisis creating by the banking sector is anything to go by morality plays no role in the acquiring of wealth.

So why is it a good reason? Because it makes you money.

Your justification is because you can make money? Wow...just wow. Let's toss in there child trafficking and slavery while were at it; morality is not the issue just making money right? Sheesh.

M_Lyons10 said,

Odd statement given the debt has risen more under Obama (which is closer to Socialist than anything), than any other President... Not to mention the beginnings of the housing crisis can be traced to Clinton's "everyone should own a home, even those that can't afford it" push, which led the banks to "figure it out"...

Why is this in the comments for SkypeSexFinder?

Anyway you try and twist this political blah blah it can't change the very real world situation that capitalism is becoming something more than a way of describing our system of commerce. The majority of the population of the world is pretty clearly not for whatever it is that leads to the planetary economy crapping the bed like it did for some reason under conservative ideological control. The problem is the word ideological. People aren't thinking straight because they are trying too hard to define the world by how they view themselves.

That said, as an American who goes to Canada often, we need to stop being monumental screwups. It's very clear when you go over there that they have no out of business shops in their strip malls, and everywhere I've been people have nice houses and cars. They have really nice public parks and well taken care of roads as far as I've seen. British Columbia is generally nicer than anyplace I've travelled to inside of the US and I've been all over. I don't think socialism is the problem.

M_Lyons10 said,
Odd statement given the debt has risen more under Obama (which is closer to Socialist than anything), than any other President... Not to mention the beginnings of the housing crisis can be traced to Clinton's "everyone should own a home, even those that can't afford it" push, which led the banks to "figure it out"...
So you ignore Bush and manage to lay the blame solely on the Democrats? Interesting, except you ignore the fact that Clinton returned the nation to a budget SURPLUS for the last three years of his presidency. And that George W Bush launched two of the most expensive wars in recent history and created a huge budget DEFICIT, as well as laying the foundation for the bailout that Obama implemented. And you ignore the fact that the subprime lending scandal occurred under Bush. To solely blame the Democrats is an absolutely ridiculous position - stop watching Fox News and go look up the issues. You are SERIOUSLY misinformed.

thornz0 said,
Your justification is because you can make money? Wow...just wow. Let's toss in there child trafficking and slavery while were at it; morality is not the issue just making money right? Sheesh.
You missed the subtext, as I was clearly not endorsing such a position.

thornz0 said,

Your justification is because you can make money? Wow...just wow. Let's toss in there child trafficking and slavery while were at it; morality is not the issue just making money right? Sheesh.

That's just the way the world works, if you don't like it, the only way to change it is to get rid of money.

As long as we have money as a representation of value, all that matters is what can make money.

If you don't think this world encourages child trafficking and slavery, you've got some waking up to do.

Wolfbane said,
And how is that a good reason to do something? There's a lot of money in drugs too, doesn't make it a good thing to be involved in...

so you compare something legal to something illegal ? hm good argument .... i dont see why not its a good business to go into...

SPEhosting said,

so you compare something legal to something illegal ? hm good argument .... i dont see why not its a good business to go into...

I compare something immoral to something immoral.

Wolfbane said,
I compare something immoral to something immoral.

why are drugs immoral? so you dont drink alcohol? caffine? have any nicotine ? anything at all? they are all drugs that effect the body... they are just legal ? so because the government tells you they are illegal they also become immoral at the same time?

you seem like you are a man of god possibly? read the bible jesus like his wine... thats alcohol and that illegal in some place.... or maybe you are muslim? well if so dont even get me started either way stop being a sheep! sorry im ranting but people who think they have the right to say whats immoral or not annoy me who are you to judge? no one

SPEhosting said,

why are drugs immoral? so you dont drink alcohol? caffine? have any nicotine ? anything at all? they are all drugs that effect the body... they are just legal ? so because the government tells you they are illegal they also become immoral at the same time?

you seem like you are a man of god possibly? read the bible jesus like his wine... thats alcohol and that illegal in some place.... or maybe you are muslim? well if so dont even get me started either way stop being a sheep! sorry im ranting but people who think they have the right to say whats immoral or not annoy me who are you to judge? no one

I meant hard drugs, and everyone including yourself knew that, you only brought it up because you didn't have a real argument so decided to piggyback on the "legalise soft drugs" movement.

[From here on I am joking]

And since you mentioned it, I don't drink alcohol (The only reason being I'm underage), don't have any nicotine, and you almost had me at caffine, but unfortunately it doesn't exist.

As for being a man of god: no, I don't have any imaginary friends, I don't believe that a zombie jew died (twice) for my sins, nor do I believe a pedophile is my savior.