Mysterious Germans Control L.A. Domains From Switzerland

Wanna Buy LA or Los Angeles?

You Can Have Them Both For $8 Million

Is There An American Businessman Who Will Step Up?


Living in this quiet Swiss Village is a brilliant German businessman who owns Los Angeles Domains

The drama continues as we discover that a mysterious German, living in Reiden, Switzerland, a small agricultural village in Lucerne Canton, controls the two most valuable domains in Los Angeles, California, and probably among the top 10 most valuable in the nation. Is he (or she) a James Bond/Goldfinger character? An international investor with quite a long reach? A politically astute player who is about ready to enter the political frey in California and change history?

Speculation is burning a hole in my file on the matter. The background is just as fascinating as the possible future outcome. The great domain name, has been the subject of our articles and tweets for some time. It was originally purchased by the Tribune Tronc boys when they owned the Los Angeles Times empire, before it was dismembered and sold off. They promised a great hub, a portal that was presumably going to connect to the Times, and gather a large presence on the net.

But those promises vanished. The Tronc boys paid about 1.2 million for A bargain at the time. When they sold the Times to Dr. Soong -Shiong, they didn’t mention the domain, or he forgot to ask. Mr. Shiong was busy. He had paid 500 million for a possibly losing newspaper. He didn’t get the famous iconic building the Times had occupied for about a century, the building had been sold to Canadian developers.

And then there was the printing plant. That property had also been sold, so the Times had to find a new huge warehouse to put their printing presses, as well as find a new home for their staff. That’s how they were run out of L.A., all the way to El Segundo, where their HQ is now. The great L.A. Times, the internationally respected newspaper built by the Chandler family owners, who controlled downtown Los Angeles and its politics for over 100 years, had been sent into exile to a plain beachtown, outside the City Limits.

Looking back to the 1960s, it is worth remembering just how powerful the Chandlers were. Here’s a taste of it. Facing them was a hill, called Bunker Hill. Living on it in the 60s were 20,000 working class Angelenos, the blue collar workers who slaved in low income jobs to keep the great City humming. But Chandler, it was claimed by one historian, did not like all those poor folks living up on the hill, looking down on his City Hall and his L.A. Times building. So he wiped them out.

It sounds harsh, but it’s all true. He pressured for the largest (at that time) Redevelopment Project in the United States. All 20,000 residents were removed from the hill and everything torn down. Then the hill itself was cut down, I think it was 200 feet. Later, a couple museums were built on it, and the Grand Park, a symbolically occult designed arena, surrounded by the Courts and Administrative State, was build to face the City Hall, which had been designed by a 33 degree Mason, complete with a pyramid on top. It was the finishing touch of the symbol and center of power of the ruling class in L.A.

The Chandlers are long gone, a faded memory of their glory days. Their instrument of power, The Los Angeles Times, is a shadow of what it was in the 1960s. It is a new era. The old ruling class of Los Angeles are either dead, residing in assisted living homes in Arizona, or shaking in their mansions waiting for home invasion thugs to break in and rob them. In its place, vying for power, are radical Marxists, wealthy real estate developers, extreme leftists, the remains of black culture split between traditionalists and the BLM movement. It’s quite a tango, with shifting alliances, stealth democrats, and a small but feisty Republican conservative movement who hope to salvage something of civilization before the radical democrats totally bankrupt and destroy the City.

Last year, was put up for sale by the Troncs, the price was $5 million. I thought that there was a good chance that Dr. Shiong of the Times would get it. He didn’t, missing his second chance at the gold ring, and it was picked up by an unknown person. The site has the potential to be the killer of not only the Times, but to give some of the leftist cable channels like CNN and MSNBC a run for their money.

Whoever bought it didn’t have any big ideas. The site sat for quite a while, advertising an elitist email address for only $99 per year. At first I thought it was a joke. Who would pay 100 bucks a year for an email address? Those are free from gmail, outlook, yahoo and others. Besides, cel phones are kings. Everyone is texting, instant messaging. Emails are fading in the marketplace.

Now a new landing page is up. The email fun is gone. Today, it’s strictly business. is for sale. With it is, another power name. Both for only 8 million.

Are these two domains worth it? The answer is complicated. Look at inflation, running around 10% It’s bad enough if you are a working class slob like me, but if you have a stack of bills in the bank adding up to millions, better find a safe place to park it. Stock market? Oh sure, that’s smart. There are only a few choices: Gold, silver, good real estate and great domains, meaning a great .com like

The goal would be to have something left in a few years after the stagflation has destroyed value in everything else. If you have $100 sitting in the bank, in 10 years of this insane inflation, your buying power will be really low, like a cup of coffee at Starbucks, if they are still in business. also has tremendous potential for a political disrupter. Make it a tabloid and go for broke. The Democrats in LA are pathetic, donkeys with no ears. Crime is soaring. The infrastructure in crumbling, the celebrities are banal. There’s a lot of fodder. The Times is finished, propped up by advertising inserts from Communist China. They are so woke that a lot of folks call it the El Segundo Times, or worse. They are way left of center, running dogs of the woke donkeys, and nowhere to go as far as a money making business. The middle and the right don’t read it because of its slant, young people are getting their news on their phones, and small business is looking for more productive venues to put their money.

Running as a conservative but feisty tabloid on the web would bring some sanity back to Los Angeles. And running as a cultural/event site with a slightly liberal bent would be a perfect match.

It’s a weird turn of events. A mysterious German, living in an apartment or condo in a village in Switzerland controls the two best domains in Los Angeles. Some Canadian developers are tearing up the old L.A. Times iconic building in downtown L.A., and the Times itself has been shoved into a neighboring beach town. Who’s going to step up and kick up a political and cultural dust storm? Who’s going to pull a few mil out of their Swiss bank account and proclaim themselves the new Ruler of Los Angeles?  A two-headed Kingdom, and  The beginnings of a new empire.  And if it fails in its mission, you still own the domains.  And it is Los Angeles, even if it’s over-run by a herd of wild donkeys.’s Mystery Owners Launching Premium Email Address’s New Owners Ready “Portal” For Los Angeles News and Events, Plus a Pricey email address for only $99.

by Domain Buddha

How does [email protected] Sound? It has a certain ring to it!

After years of just sitting in the ownership bin of the Tribune-Tronc crew, has been sold and is ready to launch under new ownership.  The purchase price was not revealed, but it was listed for sale for 5 million.   I said at the time that was a fair price, although the head Tronc had paid one million for it a few years before.  He was intending to link it to the Los Angeles Times, but things went wild for the Troncs, and they sold the Times and the San Diego Tribune to another rich guy in the Medical business.  Only they didn’t mention, or he didn’t want it.  Big mistake.

So now has a new owner.  Who is it?  Not announced yet.  Elon Musk?  Probably not, he’s chasing the little bluebird.  I would have guessed Eli Broad, who had at least a passing interest in owning the Los Angeles Times at one point.  He passed away last year, so we can rule him out, unless he’s running it from the spirit world.  Any clues? Not much.  The logo for the new email service looks kind of like a sports patch,  like a baseball patch for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Hmm, a whole new dimension could be around the corner.  Could the new owner be a rich retired sports guy?

The new site is billed as a “Portal”, with a focus on local news and events.  That sounds like PR talk for a site that will flood out corporate news releases and put an event calendar full of happy-talk wine and cheese meet-ups and lectures on metaphysics and woke-ism.

The main push right now is for all of Los Angeles elitists and Hollywood high-lifers to pop for the exclusive $99 per year for your new, very “in”, very cool, email address:  like “[email protected]” for example.  If you act now, you can get it for half price.  (Even Hollywood folks like a bargain once in a while).

But who cares that much about email?  Everyone is now on their phones, messaging or using signal.  Email is fading.  Everybody has an address, but so does the post office.  Who writes and mails a letter anymore?  Not many folks compared to how many are using their iphones for messages.  I’m not saying email is dead yet, but it is not what it was.  The phone is the thing.  Is this a grand old time to launch an elitist email service?  G-mail, Outlook, and many others are free.  Is it an “ad-free” service?  No details were posted on  With the economy turning down and raging inflation, is the bottom 99% going to blow about a hundred bucks a year for an email address?  How does the new owner expect to make back his 5 million purchase price by selling an expensive email service?  And then there was the big London email and phone scandal a few years ago, but I digress.  The important thing about email is privacy and security, meaning no snooping by anyone.

The big picture is that could become the go-to site for big news, scandals, Hollywood, entertainment, etc.  A big city tabloid on your phone (or ipad or computer).  The trend is that the new powerful phones are what folks are using.  Even laptop use is somewhat fading.

Stay tuned for more information on  Hope it’s not going to be a cross between the old L.A. Weakly during it’s last 5 days and Friday’s Calendar section from the El Segundo Woke News.  We don’t need that great name to be wasted on a Portal to Ho-Hum land.