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IsAnyoneUp.com: "Revenge porn" website shuts down, sells domain to anti-bullying group

"Revenge porn" website IsAnyoneUp.com, which encouraged people to send in intimate pictures of their exes, has been shut down by owner Hunter Moore, who sold his domain to anti-bullying group Bullyville.com.
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A screenshot of anti-bullying site Bullyville.com, which has replaced "revenge porn" site IsAnyoneUp.com. (Bullyville.com/Screengrab)

"Revenge porn" website IsAnyoneUp.com has been shut down by its owner, who sold his domain to anti-bullying group Bullyville.com.

IsAnyoneUp.com encouraged people to send in intimate pictures of their exes for more than a year, reported BBC News. Owner Hunter Moore said he made the decision to shut down his site "to stand up for under-age bullying." 

The site was also infamous for the specific way it exposed people in the pictures sent in by scorned exes, according to the New York Daily News. It was able to match their faces to their social media accounts, posting their names along with screen grabs of Facebook profiles and links to Twitter accounts.

"IsAnyoneUp.com served no public good. That is why it is offline," said Bullyville.com founder James McGibney to BBC News. "No doubt [Moore] was the No. 1 internet bully out there and we took him down... not a hostile takeover, but in a politically correct way."

But McGibney seems an odd choice to clean up after IsAnyoneUp.com. According to the National Post, he also runs Cheaterville.com, a "cheaters beware" website.

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Moore earned up to $20,000 each month from IsAnyoneUp.com, which was run by a team of four, reported the Daily Mail. The site attracted more than 300,000 hits each day and was popular all over the world.

"I am burned out and I honestly can't take another underage kid getting submitted and having to go through the process of reporting it and dealing with all the legal drama of that situation," Moore wrote on his website, which now redirects to Bullyville.com, according to the Post.

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