When Stephen Michael Cohen took control of the domain Sex.com in October 1995, he could never have imagined how it would turn out.

He ran the biggest porn site on the Internet during the extraordinary dotcom boom and made millions of dollars as a result; a fortune he then ruthlessly turned against his competitors to build up a business empire.

But there was a problem. He didn't own Sex.com. He had stolen it. And the real owner wanted it back.

The theft of the sex.com domain name is an extrordinary tale of duplicity, greed and incompetence. Now, Kieren Mccarthy's best-selling book sets out the whole sorry story.

PCA's sister site Techworld has exclusive extracts from Sex.com.

Something for the weekend, part 1.

Something for the weekend, part 2.