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The Epic ICANN Dot X X X Launch Rock Opera

     
1:56 am on Aug 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Any info on .Ex-Ex-Ex. If its really coming out this year?

I read on a few threads that some people think it will be the second most popular extension after .com

any input?

Im not in the adult entertainment business but would like to buy and resell esp my trademark ...

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I keep coming across comments suggesting that there will be a play for dominance . . err . . control of the X X X gTLD IF it is ever fully and finally accepted by ICANN.

I'm thinking it will play out like this. .

The X X X gTLD launch tension will build to unbearable, at which point there will be a near climatic event, with people readying to discharge large amounts of money and insert all available capital into X X X, and . . just at that moment . . by some impossible stroke of genius at the 11th hour and 59th minute . . ICANN will abruptly go cold on the idea, insisting on everyone pulling out and well . .

Roll X X X gTLD Paradise By the Dashboard Lights [youtube.com ]

Take it away peeps . . .
2:53 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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stop right there......

(you had me at X X X gTLD)
4:56 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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(you had me at X X X gTLD)
Yes. gTLD:
[webmasterworld.com...]
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stop right there.....


"Before ICANN go any further . . "

Nyuk . . nyuk . . The epic ICANN X X X launch rock opera continues . .
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Will you register x x x?
Let me sleep on it

Will you register x x x?
Let me sleep on it

Will you register x x x?
Let me sleep on it, i'll give you an answer in the morning
1:34 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How would the launch work per say? An auction for every name? I'd buy a name at launch just on the grounds that I think someone else would want it but wouldn't think to get it on launch day.
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:)

The parallels between ICANN giving in to (?) the demand/desire for X X X and the lyrics of the Dashboard Lights mini-rock-opera are a bit amusing.

In the immortal words of Madeline "Trixie Delight" Kahn, one could say of the parallels: "It's twoo! IT'S TWOO!"
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How would the launch work per say? An auction for every name?


Most new gTLD launches start with a ~"sunrise period" during which trademark holders file claims for first rights to their protected brand.

In some cases there have been auctions of reserved or presumably "prime domains". This, I believe, was how the launch of .mobi was handled.
8:09 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Most new gTLD launches start with a ~"sunrise period" during which trademark holders file claims for first rights to their protected brand.


Yep however I feel it's a bit much to expect trademark holders to HAVE to purchase cocacola.x x x, apple.x x x, bmw.x x x, sony.x x x etc.

There is actually an x x x site on mycompanydomain.net however it does no good whatsoever!

Surely trademarked names like these should not be compelled to purchase their own.x x x, mind you vaticancity.x x x may be quite happy to do so:-)
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Perhaps the Sunrise phase will be renamed Foreplay but the end result for trademark holders will be the same.

Regards...jmcc
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LOL, jmcc. Bravo bit of domain humor. ;)
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Perhaps the Sunrise phase will be renamed Foreplay


We all are supposed to know how long Guinness takes to be served however this realistically should have a sensible outcome?

Oh...!
4:26 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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just saw this:
[icmregistry.com...]
5:17 am on Aug 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Anyone with more precise dates and updates on whether or not this is going to happen?

Also, with all the adult entertainment webmasters who made millions years ago, is there any hope to snatch good names?
8:59 pm on Nov 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I was renewing my domains when I asked the sales guy at the registrar if he had any info on when .ExExEx is coming out. He said the rumor is Summer of 2011.

Then today on CNBC radio, they were talking about Google TV when the speaker brought up the topic on p.o.r.n but then mentioned that over 40% of the internet bandwidth is used on p.o.r.n sites.

Is that true? And if so, then how big do you think the ExExEx auction is going to be?

I remember someone said the .asia domains are worth 10% of the .coms which I dont think is true. But for some reason I feel that it may be true for .ExExEx extension if not more.
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Do we really need any more p.o.r.n. sites or is this a genuine attempt to try and move them sideways supposedly to move them out of the reach of kids and those who genuinely do not want to accidentally see it?

Apart from the US, does anyone else actually pay for p.o.r.n?
2:44 pm on Dec 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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HP: I personally dont think the TLD will encourage or generate more p.o.r.n sites. I'm not in the adult entertainment business at all as you know, however, would like to buy 2 domains (ethnicity, nationality) and simply park it.

I never have and dont think I ever will.
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For years I've been saying this: #*$! sites should be on .cum and .orgy . Nobody listens.....
2:55 pm on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I own a trademark that's an ethnicity (and yes, you can own such a trademark but cant sue or protect your trademark from being used since its a common word) and that is why I am waiting for the sunrise period for this TLD.

btw I read somewhere dot ExExEx got postponed to Feb 11, 2011

Also here's an update:
[icmregistry.com...]
9:56 pm on Dec 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone think the .ExExEx is the only TLD that has potential to be worth more than the .com?

I am awaiting to follow the auction and see how ridiculous amount of money people will offer for names...
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.Com is the default in a browser if you enter no extension
.Com is built into mobile phone keyboards
.Com has the most consumer awareness
There's evidence that .Com outranks all specialty domains including .travel and .mobi and .aero

.#*$! will make it's investors a lot of money

Will .#*$! make those who own a .#*$! more money than what they can make from .COM is the question?

And I'm going with no. .#*$! will not be default on any browser or phone. .#*$! is not likely to get better SE positioning. .#*$! is more likely to be filtered completely in foreign countries like Germany. .#*$! will feature another set of policies and guidelines to which we have to adhere to (like our current Visa & banking guidelines). There is very little evidence that would support a successful mandate of .#*$! in the adult world.

-L
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hi leepea and welcome to WW.

I agree with you. But I think that the x.x.x tld may have more type-in traffic cause people will start typing in random names/ethnicity + x.x.x rather than use search engines.

Will .#*$! make those who own a .#*$! more money than what they can make from .COM is the question?
Exactly

New post in this regard: [webmasterworld.com...]
9:08 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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.#*$! is more likely to be filtered completely in foreign countries like Germany.


Why on earth do you assume that?

Have you ever been to Germany, seen their magazines or tv?

They are one of the most liberally-minded countries on the planet!
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.#*$! is more likely to be filtered completely in foreign countries like Germany.


Maybe you meant Iran, China, India...
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According to:
[icmregistry.com...] 536,880 .X.X.X domains pre-reserved!

I had seen someone mention June 2011 as the launching date in some blog.

Here is the Launch schedule:
[icmregistry.com...]