The Top 5 Original Gonzo’s of Porn

in the late 90s a slew of adult websites started popping up on the Internet. The earliest were illegal, because they were just aggregating stolen photos.

Around the same time a small group of paysites appeared. These sites shot and/or produced their own original content and have been doing it ever since. So I consider these guys to be the original content producers or “Original Gonzos” of porn on the Internet.

Bear in mind when these websites started there was virtually no video or live video on the net – only photos. However they quickly started adding video in the early 2000s.

#1 ALS Scan

Domain Creation Date: 1996-04-30

ALS Scan is an acronym for All Ladies Shaved. I’m not exactly sure who was the genius behind this site but he shot extremely high quality / high definition photos of beautiful model looking girls stuffing gigantic oversized toys in their shaved pussies. He appears to still be doing it today!

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#2 ATK Amateur and Teen Kingdom

Domain Creation Date: 1997-02

Although it appears he got into the game after Alsscan, ATK is the Granddaddy of them all in terms of breadth, popularity, influence and endurance.

It was all started by a guy named Kim Nielsen.

According to Xbiz.com he is a pioneer in the industry “while Nielsen was a doctoral student. One of his Ph.D. seminars frequently focused on the applicability of the Internet as a medium for data collection for doctoral dissertations, research, etc. During his research, Nielsen was continually amazed at the tremendous traffic volume adult websites generated. He observed most sites were not doing a great job of target”.

He holds a Bachelors degree in business administration from University of Washington, a MBA in marketing from University of Michigan, Executive Education in Strategic Marketing from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a Ph.D. in marketing from University of Florida.  Nielsen taught courses in Principles of Marketing, Quantitative Methods for Business, Personal Selling and Sales Force Management and E-Commerce at undergraduate and MBA levels.

He also worked for General Motors in the Advanced Marketing Methodologies department before being promoted to Manager of Market Research for GMC’s Truck Division and later to Program Manager of the GM Syclone and Typhoon high performance truck programs.  During his employment at GM, Nielsen developed and validated new tools for conducting market research.

Kim continues to be a very public face for all of his porn sites

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#3 Karups PC

Domain Creation Date: 1997-11-01

He started in the same year as ATK although with 99% of adult websites the owner of KarupsPC seems to be a bit mystery. Not everybody is as willing as Kim Nielsen to be a public face for their adult business. However KarupsPC is a long time porn network site, a global portal for sites like Karups Hometown Amateurs and Karups Older Women. The site has existed for more than 20 years. You can find plenty of cross marketing between he and ATK.

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#4 Danni

Domain Creation Date: 1995-06

Danni Ashe (and early in her career sometimes as Danielle Ashe) (born January 16, 1968), is an American retired nude model, former erotic dancer and pornographic actress who is the founder and former CEO of Danni’s Hard Drive, a pioneering adult web site. Ashe started her adult Internet site in 1995. She has been an industry advocate and testified before a government panel. She was one of the first adult industry websites to garner main stream media attention. She is retired from modeling.

DannisHD


#5 Matt’s Models

Domain Creation Date: 1999-09

According To Wikipedia Matt’s Models was started by a guy named Matt Frackas. He is an American photographer, director and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Frackas is best known as a pioneer of the amateur genre in the Adult industry. Matt founded Mattsmodels.com in 1999 and has since been recognized by the Adult Industry as a leader in his genre. Matt has made news by branching out in 2006 and forming Matt’s Model Network, signing a DVDdistribution deal in 2007 with Vivid Entertainment Group, and by merging into a larger content network with Matt’s Money in 2008. 

He has a blog of some of his storied from the adult industry at MattFrackas.com

Awards he has won include:

  • Xbiz Awards 2007 Third Place “Best Adult Site on the Web”
  • AVN Awards 2008 Nominee “Best Pro Am Series”
  • AVN Awards 2009 Nominee “Best Pro Am Series

Matt was legendary in the industry for having all the freshest new talent before everybody else and his audition videos were epic!