• Priced to sell: $46m of two-letter .xxx names

    … ICM Registry has added over 1,200 two-character .xxx names to its catalog of priced premiums. With prices ranging from $100,000 to $37,500, the newly offered domains carry a total ticket price of over $46 million. The only six-figure name on the list is vr.xxx. ICM said in a press release today it has already sold vr.porn and vr.sex…

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  • ICM claws back 68 .porn names it accidentally released

    … business — not to be sold at any price. It used buy.xxx as a cornerstone of its .xxx marketing, for example, and it plans to use buy.porn and buy.adult for the exact same purpose. Related posts: ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one ICM will NOT offer free .porn names to .xxx buyers .porn now the biggest new gTLD sunrise …

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  • ICM beats own annual projections with .porn on day one

    … ICM Registry says it managed to comfortably beat its own expectations for annual sales within the first eight hours of .porn and .adult going into general availability yesterday. CEO Stuart Lawley said that there were 10,038 .porn domains and 8,277 .adult domains in its registry at the end of yesterday. The company’s new gTLD applications…

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  • .xxx boss says new gTLD registries need to “wake up”

    … not economically viable given how many names are being sold. But he added that he thinks it’s a good thing that some new gTLDs are seeing a steady and fairly linear number of daily additions, saying it might point to better long-term stability. A lot of the TLDs that seem to be doing okay — .club for argument’s sake and several others…

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  • ICM will NOT offer free .porn names to .xxx buyers

    … ICM Registry has reneged on its promise to “grandfather” trademark owners and other .xxx registrants in its forthcoming .sex, .porn and .adult new gTLDs. While the changes are sure to infuriate trademark owners and .xxx registrants, the company insists that ICANN is to blame for blocking its original plans. Originally, ICM had promised…

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  • ICANN puts porn gTLDs on hold for no good reason?

    … In a decision that seems to have come out of nowhere, ICANN has effectively put bids for three porn-themed new gTLDs on hold. In a June 21 meeting, the board’s New gTLD Program Committee discussed .adult, .sex and .porn, calling them “sensitive strings”. While it passed no resolution, I understand that ICANN legal staff is delaying the signing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
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