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Type of site
Pornographic video sharing
Founded1997; 26 years ago (1997)
OwnerWGCZ Holding
Current statusActive

XNXX is a French website for sharing and viewing pornographic videos. As of November 2022, it was classified as the 14th 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] According to the website, the domain name was first copyrighted in 2000. It is unclear when WGCZ Holding acquired XNXX, as the website's ownership was unknown until WGCZ brought a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy case against a similar domain in 2014.[2][5]

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.[6]

Statistics and data

As of 2018, XNXX was classified as the most visited porn site in Singapore[7] and the fifth most visited porn site in India.[8] As of April 2022, XNXX is the 24th most visited website in Switzerland[9] and the 18th most visited website in Austria,[10] though the majority of its users come from the United States, Egypt, and France. The bounce rate is around 20% and the average user spends around 12 minutes on the site.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Top Websites Ranking". Archived from the original on 1 January 2023. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b Woods, Ben (March 4, 2016). "The (almost) invisible men and women behind the world's largest porn sites". The Next Web. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Moynihan, Qayyah. "Internet users access porn websites more than Twitter, Wikipedia and Netflix". Business Insider.
  4. ^ Antipova, Tatiana; Rocha, Álvaro (2019-12-19). Digital Science 2019. Springer Nature. p. 448. ISBN 978-3-030-37737-3.
  5. ^ Berkens, Michael (2014-06-24). "XNXX.com Loses UDRP On XXNX.com". TheDomains.com. Retrieved 2022-08-03.
  6. ^ "Here is the full list of 827 porn websites blocked by DoT". The Indian Express. 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ Chia, Rachel Genevieve (September 28, 2018). "People in Singapore watch porn more often than they use WhatsApp Web, Twitter or Insta, according to this site". Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  8. ^ GQ Staff (July 30, 2018). "These are the most popular porn sites in India (and Pornhub isn't even among the top 3)".
  9. ^ "Alexa - Top Sites in Switzerland - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Archived from the original on 2020-12-13. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  10. ^ "Alexa - Top Sites in Austria - Alexa". 2022-04-30. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  11. ^ "xnxx.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Archived from the original on 2022-12-17.

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