Bang Bros

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BangBros.com
Bang Bros logo.png
Type of site
Pornography
Available inEnglish
Headquarters
Miami, Florida, United States
OwnerWGCZ S.R.O. (Xvideos.com)[1]
URLbangbros.com Edit this at Wikidata
Alexa rankDecrease 7,740 (July 2020)[2]
RegistrationOptional (previews only)
LaunchedMarch 1, 2002; 18 years ago (2002-03-01)[3]
Current statusActive

Bang Bros is a pornographic film studio operating from Miami, Florida, USA. It was founded in 2000 by Kristopher Hinson while he was a student at the University of Florida. (He started Bangbus.com and later dropped out.[4]) The network is now owned by WGCZ S.R.O. (owners of Xvideos.com[1]), which purchased the network and its associated websites in 2017.

Bang Bros rose to prominence with its flagship sites Bangbus.com and Assparade.com. Along with multiple paysites, they also owned and operated the popular camming websites Camster.com and Naked.com, which were sold off in 2019.

In 2014, they completed the purchase for the popular amateur pornographic film studio Girls Gone Wild.[5]

Bang Bros operates a network of 60 websites as of June 2018.[6]

Legal issues[edit]

BangBros.com, Inc. was sued by the U.S. government in June 2005 for violating the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Adult Labeling Rule and Federal CAN-SPAM Act.[7] The company failed to follow the rule that requires commercial e-mailers of sexually explicit material to use the phrase "sexually explicit" in the subject line. The company settled the lawsuit for $650,000, and also agreed to allow its operations to be monitored to ensure future compliance.[8][9]

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 XBIZ Award: Gonzo series of the year: Big Tits Round Asses[10]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award: Studio Affiliate Program of the Year[11]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award: Amateur Release of the Year[12]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award Nominee: Studio of the Year[13]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award: Adult Site of the Year[14]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award: Gonzo Series of the Year: Bang Bus[10]
  • 2006 AVN Award: Best Amatur Release / BangBus 6[15]
  • 2006 AVN Award: Best Amateur Series / BangBus[15]
  • 2007 AVN Award: Best Amateur Release / BangBus 9[16]
  • 2008 AVN Award: Best Gonzo Series / BangBus[16]
  • 2009 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Series / BangBus[17]
  • 2010 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Release / BangBus 24[18]
  • 2010 AVN Award: Best Adult Website / BangBros.com[18]
  • 2014 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Series / BangBus[19]
  • 2016 AVN Award: Best Amateur / ProAm Series / BangBus[20]

In the news[edit]

In 2019 Bang Bros completed the purchase of PornWikiLeaks.com.[21] PornWikiLeaks.com was known for publishing the real names and information of actresses and actors within the pornography industry. When Bang Bros took control of the data and domain, they immediately destroyed and wiped all information associated with the site, which helped to protect associated workers in the pornography industry.[22]

On September 15, 2019, Bang Bros made an offer to the Miami Heat to get the naming rights to the arena in which they play.[23] The new name suggested was the Bang Bros Center,[24] and while the Heat never officially turned it down, many news outlets picked up the story and it was debated in the press whether they should accept it or not.[citation needed]

On June 20, 2020, Bang Bros sent a legal cease and desist order to Mia Khalifa, who they allege has been making false and defamatory allegations about the company. [25] They also created the website FactsBeatFiction.com to set the record straight about the "false, deceptive, and misleading statements" made by the former pornstar. [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'BangBros' Owner Buys Penthouse Biz For $11.2 Million". The Blast. June 5, 2018. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "bangbros.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "BangBros.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Norman, Bob (August 1, 2007). "The Bang Bus Baits Fort Lauderdale". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Randazzo, Sara (April 24, 2014). "Girls Gone Wild: Under New Management". WSJ. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "BangBros.com, Inc. - Company Profile". thebestporn.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "FTC Sues Seven Companies Over Porn Spam". techweb.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "BangBros fined $650,000 for explicit spam". itvibe.com. June 10, 2005. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  9. ^ "BangBros.com, Inc., et al., US vs" (Press release). Federal Trade Commission. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "XBIZ Awards - Adult Industry's Biggest Night". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  11. ^ XBIZ Award Winners Archived August 10, 2012, at WebCite, XBIZ, February 2011
  12. ^ XBIZ Award Winners Archived August 10, 2012, at WebCite, XBIZ, January 2012
  13. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013 Archived December 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, January 2013
  14. ^ XBIZ Award Winners 2013 Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, January 2013
  15. ^ a b "2006 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  16. ^ a b en:25th_AVN_Awards, oldid 920002764[circular reference]
  17. ^ AVN, David Sullivan. "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  18. ^ a b AVN, John Roland. "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  19. ^ AVN, Robert Neuwave. "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards AVN". AVN. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  20. ^ AVN, Sharan Street. "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2016 AVN Awards AVN". AVN. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  21. ^ Gilbert, Ben. "A website that revealed personal information about porn actors has been shut down by a porn company: 'We simply didn't want it out there for the world to see anymore'". Business Insider. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  22. ^ Cole, Samantha (August 29, 2019). "Bang Bros Bought a Huge Porn Doxing Forum and Set Fire to It". Vice. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  23. ^ Jones, Zack. "BangBros Bids $10 Million For Miami Heat Arena Naming Rights: Oddsmakers Chime In". Forbes. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  24. ^ Bang Bros Center
  25. ^ "https://twitter.com/bangbrosdotcom1/status/1277757221741395968". Twitter. Retrieved July 9, 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  26. ^ "https://twitter.com/bangbrosdotcom1/status/1280905655537238021". Twitter. Retrieved July 9, 2020. External link in |title= (help)

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