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Today the ICANN Board of Directors authorized the CEO of ICANN to execute the proposed registry agreement for the .xxx sTLD with ICM Registry.
ICANN’s Board of Directors didn’t agree with GAC advice on the issue.
It’s unclear if Free Speech Coalition will file a lawsuit in an effort to block the implementation. They mustered only a couple dozen protesters yesterday at the ICANN meeting....
What is happening? Heading to where in search of money? Will the expert members come forward to comment?Well, there is not a lot to say, and what there is to say is boring. I'm not an expert, but I have to answer questions for my clients about dot-info, etc., all of the time. The same rules apply, although I will admit there are some interesting twists on this one.
Most of the sites in the industry will likely buy .#*$! and 301 redirect it to .com, which defeats the whole point of new extension, except for easy money for spammers, registrars and domain collectors.ICANN already knows about pitfalls of .X X X .TLD
Registrars will set their own end user pricing. x x x domains will wholesale around $60 per domain.
3. Who can register a .x x x domain?
Individuals, business, entities, and organizations that; provide online, sexually-oriented adult entertainment (“Online Adult Entertainment”) intended for consenting adults or for other community members (“Providers”); ;Represent Providers (“Representatives”); or Provide products or services to Providers and Representatives (“Service Providers”) are eligible to register .x x x domain names.
5. Are there additional fee’s dependent on what I do with my domain ?
NO. You pay NO other Registry fee’s, no matter what you choose to do with your domain – new site, park your domain or redirect it.
14. What is IFFOR?
IFFOR is a Non-Profit Foundation that is tasked with setting the policies for dot-x x x domains. IFFOR is independent from ICM and funded through contract with ICM to the tune of $10 per registration per year.
Quite the opposite. Every ISP and his dog will mark .X X X as spam IMO. This extension is a Godsend for anyone anti-p*rn as it finally means those types of sites can be easily identified and blocked.
ICM Registry, the company behind .#*$!, today announces it will be extending its Sunrise period due to the volume of prelaunch interest in the domain. The new sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) going live later this year, has been created to clearly signpost adult entertainment on the Internet and to meet the needs of the adult entertainment industry. ICM Registry received nearly 900,000 expressions of interest for .#*$! domain names during its pre-reservation process.