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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Third ICM windfall due as .sex hits sunrise

    … If we’ve learned one thing about new gTLD sunrise periods, it’s that adult-oriented TLDs sell quite well. ICM Registry started its third such period yesterday, as .sex went into its “TMCH Sunrise” phase. Until October 1, any company with a trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse will be able to buy a matching .sex domain on a first-come, first…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • .xxx boss says new gTLD registries need to “wake up”

    …. While he’s sure they’ll be profitable, and very bullish on the search engine optimization benefits that he says registrants could be able to achieve, he’s cautious about what kind of registration volumes can be expected. He said: If you add up everybody that has ever bought a .xxx name, including the Sunrise B defensives, we have got a target…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 28 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 26 readers -
  • ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

    … ICM Registry, the .xxx domain name registry, may have paid as much as $3 million for the .sex gTLD. Internet Marketing Solutions Limited, the only other applicant for .sex, withdrew its application this week. Word is that ICM forked out somewhere between $2 million and $3 million for exclusive rights to the string. I hear it was a private deal…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • 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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