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Update on a Triple X domain

8:12 am on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I had applied for my trademark a while ago however my application for .#*$! domain was rejected due to the class I had filed my trademark for.

They said I was not eligible. However, during landrush I wasnt able to purchase the domain either and was told that failed domains would be released later in Feb.

I recently got an email from GoDaddy saying that the domain Example.#*$! would be available to register on Feb 14th at 9am. So I called them yesterday and was luckily able to purchase the name.

My question is:

#1) Why were failed applications/domains released later on? This had happened for the .asia extension as well.

#2) Why hasn't GoDaddy or ICMRegistry personnel whom I had emailed before inquiring about this issue, purchase such a name? Its a simple popular keyword describing a nation or in other words a nationality; (hence valuable, I think). Are they forbidden to participate or are they simply not interested?

#3) Is triple X another one of those .asia hypes where people just wasted money? or is there potential to resell at a high value within a year or two? any thoughts or opinions?