• 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

    … ICM Registry has recovered nine .porn and .adult domain names from their registrants after they were accidentally released into the market. Domains such as ads.porn, hosting.adult and buy.porn were among those snapped up by registrants, despite the fact that they were supposed to be registry-reserved. ICM CEO Stuart Lawley told DI that a list…

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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”

    … ICM Registry president Stuart Lawley may be just weeks away from launching his second and third gTLD registries, but that doesn’t mean he has a positive outlook on new gTLDs in general. “I think people need to wake up,” he told DI in a recent interview. “If you do the math on some of these numbers and prospective numbers, it just doesn’t stack…

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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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