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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…

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  • 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- 9 readers -
  • .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

    … of these statements are any longer true, ICM has confirmed. Instead, the company’s new Domain Matching Program anticipates an extra launch phase between Sunrise and general availability. Under ICANN rules, it’s a Limited Registration Period. During this month-long phase, anyone who owns a .xxx domain or block will be able to purchase the matching new…

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  • 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…

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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 -