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.X X X Domains Go On General Sale Today

 2:50 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

.X X X Domains Go On General Sale Today [bbc.co.uk]
The controversial domain name .x x x goes on general sale from 16:00 GMT, as legal efforts continue to scupper it.

Some 100,000 web addresses have already been purchased in a restricted sale. The first pages went live in September.

Two of the net's biggest pronography firms have accused ICM Registry - which oversees the addresses - of being "anti-competitive" and a "monopoly".

ICM Registry said that lawsuits are "without merit" adding that it plans to defend itself.



 3:40 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I change my mind. I actually would like to own a #*$! - {my first name}.#*$!. that'd be even more cool than owning the ccTLD.

My email address? Oh, it's {my first name}.#*$!! (wiggles eyebrows).


 4:06 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Some 100,000 web addresses have already been purchased in a restricted sale

well aren't they just so smart buying into this .....idiots.

Most I know within the industry are boycotting them and its only about brand protection that "some" are buying them


 4:19 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Companies and individuals that do not want their name associated with #*$!ography will be able to pay a one-off fee of between $150 and $300 (100 to 200), depending on which company they register their domain with.


 5:05 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I dunno man. $150 to own my name dot triple x.

Probably can't swing that one past my bookkeeper/wife.


 5:06 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

So how could average internet denizen like myself get in on this land grab?


 10:02 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

my-full-name.com... you get my bio, CV, links to my sites and my LinkedIn profile.

my-full-name.#*$!... if you didn't want to see that, it's your own fault for looking.

(p.s. that's not really me. it's photoshopped)


 10:04 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)


GoDaddy's selling 'em.

I bet most big registrars are on the triplex wagon by now.


 12:05 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmmmm. My kids names are taken. But mine and my wife's names are available.

Maybe if I don't explain the #*$!.


 12:22 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Picked up one today for brand protection :(


 4:18 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

for research purposes only...

many of the most obvious nouns.#*$! have a landing page:

This domain has been reserved from registration.
Copyright 2011 ICM Registry LLC


 5:00 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

ICANN is certainly taking in some bucks, no matter how you look at it.


 8:22 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ha, this made me laugh:

Touch it, Own it, Feel it.

Well, that certainly is promoting triple-x in a triple-x sort of way... although I'd highly disagree with "web's coolest" as a description for any triple-x domain name.
I find the pricing triple-x infuriating. I mean if there were ever a more blatant gouging of the domain consumers I don't know what that would be. But I mean really $100 a year (godaddy) vs. $12 for .com? (I don't actually use godaddy, get .com for even less elsewhere, unfortunately/or, well whatever, my registrar does not have triple-x). This is clearly meant to gorge on the pocketbooks of .com owners who would prefer to protect their brand. But is also anti-competitive as the little guys have harder time affording triple-x.
Will triple-x domain usage actually "take-off"? Not so sure, but could certainly muddy the waters even more in that er, um, nook, er, niche.


 9:55 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm waiting for .bigbucks to come up because .3x is not that big a deal. :)


 1:29 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Perhaps the initial high prices are designed to strip X X X domain speculators of as much cash as possible, before the light of day (calm reflection) and a lowered blood alcohol level (dizzying assumptions abate) reveals that one didn't bed (register) a "hot domain" the night before . . one actually bedded a "ewe domain".

Baaaaa . . Baaaaa . .

(Translated: I still love you . . if you pay $$$ to "renew me".)

[edited by: Webwork at 1:57 pm (utc) on Dec 24, 2011]


 1:46 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Did anyone see the TV ads for .3x? I saw them a few weeks ago on USA or cloo. They were geared toward getting people to register for name/brand protection.


 11:36 am on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I submitted for my trademark. It was rejected cause it was a supplemental trademark.

Then the name was blocked during Landrush and is still unavailable. When I contacted ICMRegistry, they said that failed domains will be available in Jan 2012 and that I should check back then!


 3:16 pm on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ugh, I thought I would get my first name. What a mistake! The issue lies with registering it with the governing body. I have registered 3 times! I contacted them ( by email only-no phone number ) and no response. I cannot have my site go live ( was going to use as a redirect ) until I get my member number which I cannot get till I register. But when I do register, I get another email saying I need to register. And yes, I do follow registration all the way through. I feel stupid and duped. If there is anyone who has completed this process successfully PLEASE advise. Thanks


 7:04 pm on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

I dont know the answer but I was wondering:

Why would you try to get your first name if youre not in the p**** industry? Im confused on why people search for their first name w/ triple X tld?


 7:31 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

did anyone check Sedo and filter for .Triple X TLD ?
Some weird names people are paying for:


 4:42 pm on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Upper management decided we needed to purchase the .Triple X versions of our domains, against my advice. So now I have the question what is the best practice for these domains? Redirect them to the actual page, park them, or just leave them alone? Any opinions one way or the other?



 6:56 pm on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Looks like you have to become a member of what I'll call the triple-x domain owner organization in order to be able to publish DNS records at the root servers.

I didn't want to do that so, while I own the triple-x version of my prime domain, it doesn't resolve for users.

I bought for protection, not for type-in traffic.


 8:10 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

My advice is park the domain. I am still waiting for a response from ICMRegistry with my member number issue. What a pain considering I was going to use as a redirect and a joke.


 6:18 am on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

My advice is park the domain.

Park and re-sell?

Just noticed a "Reserved from Registration" park page by ICMRegistry.
For example: American Dot Triple X, or country names dot triple X


 1:38 pm on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Likely before morning's light and lowered blood alcohol reveals that one didn't get in bed with a hot domain. One actually got in bed with a ewe domain.
I know that "eew" is a common expression of disgust but you might want to rethink your spelling there, Webwork. Otherwise the poor domainer might end up feeling rather sheepish in the morning. :)



 2:13 pm on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

rather sheepish

Nyuk, nyuk jmcc.

I'm certain calmer minds will eventually accept that the money spent to register (university).x x x - in order to defend the honor and reputation of (university).edu - was money that would have been better spent on . . alcohol education.

The "genius" (:P) of the X X X business plan was likely the realization of how many timid, clueless entities would feel compelled/obliged to defensively register theiridentity.x x x, ad nauseum, at an absurd cost/fee "for the privilege".


 4:02 am on Dec 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

For those keeping track on this thread, still no response to my query from ICM Registry with my membership number issue. At this point I could have driven to Florida, where they are located, sorted out the issue and driven home.


 6:54 am on Jan 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

Auction starts tomorrow ? Jan 3rd. I'm not bidding but wish WW members/bidders luck :) I'll probably follow the results just to see how much people are willing to pay for this new TLD ;)


 1:20 pm on Jan 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

dailypress, what site is the auction being held on?


 1:55 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I believe Pool.com but what I meant by following was following the final results. ICMRegistry will most likely post the results for premium domains (after the auction is over).

Something similar to what .asia did a few years ago:

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