Pornographic website

Type of site
Pornographic video sharing
Founded1997; 27 years ago (1997)
OwnerWGCZ Holding
Current statusActive

XNXX is a website for sharing and viewing pornographic videos. As of December 2023, it was classified as the 15th most visited website in the world by Similarweb.[1] It launched in 2000 and is currently hosted in Paris, with servers and offices in Montreal, Tokyo and Newark.[citation needed]

XNXX is owned by WGCZ Holding, the same company that runs XVideos, another popular pornographic website.[2]

A Business Insider ranking from 2018 placed it in the three most popular porn sites worldwide.[3]


XNXX was founded in 1997.[4] WGCZ Holding's ownership was first revealed in 2014 when WGCZ brought a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy case against a similar domain in 2014.[2][5][6][7]

In March 2016, The Next Web identified WGCZ Holding as a Polish company headed by Stephane Michael Pacaud and Deborah Malorie Pacaud.[8]

In 2018, the Government of India blocked XNXX, among other porn websites, after a Uttarakhand High Court court order demanding the same in a rape case where the perpetrators stated they were motivated to do so after watching online pornography.[9]

In January 2023, The Financial Times reported that WGCZ tube sites XVideos and XNXX receive 6 billion visits a month.[10]

See also

  • iconErotica and pornography portal

Further reading

  • Mazières, Antoine; Trachman, Mathieu; Cointet, Jean-Philippe; Coulmont, Baptiste; Prieur, Christophe (21 March 2014). "Deep tags: toward a quantitative analysis of online pornography" (PDF). Porn Studies. 1 (1–2). Routledge: 80–95. doi:10.1080/23268743.2014.888214. S2CID 38282677.
  • Sullivan, Rebecca; McKee, Alan (2015). Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance. Cambridge: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0745694849. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  • Stecklow, Steve (17 September 2010). "On the Web, Children Face Intensive Tracking". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  • 90 percent of the pornographic videos hosted by the four most visited sites in France - Pornhub, HVideos, Xnxx and Xhamster - feature real acts of physical, sexual or verbal violence against women. by Anna Fleck, October 5, 2023 Statista


  1. ^ "Top Websites Ranking". Archived from the original on 1 January 2023. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b Woods, Ben (4 March 2016). "The (almost) invisible men and women behind the world's largest porn sites". The Next Web. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ Moynihan, Qayyah. "Internet users access porn websites more than Twitter, Wikipedia and Netflix". Business Insider.
  4. ^ Antipova, Tatiana; Rocha, Álvaro (19 December 2019). Digital Science 2019. Springer Nature. p. 448. ISBN 978-3-030-37737-3.
  5. ^ Berkens, Michael (24 June 2014). "XNXX.com Loses UDRP On XXNX.com". TheDomains.com. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  6. ^ "MindGeek is Both Plaintiff and Defendant in Two New DMCA Lawsuits". Forbes.
  7. ^ "Brussels gears up to tame unruly porn platforms". 17 February 2023.
  8. ^ Woods, Ben (3 March 2016). "The (almost) invisible men and women behind the world's largest porn sites". TNW | Insider.
  9. ^ "Here is the full list of 827 porn websites blocked by DoT". The Indian Express. 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ Patricia Nilsson; Alex Barker; January 20 2023 Knocking on the door of a porn empire, The Financial Times
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