.SX To Compete With .XXX As THE Adult Extension?

Domainincite.com reported today that OpenRegistry.com won the contract to operate the back end services for the .SX registry, the cc-TLD newly assigned to Sint Maarten (the Dutch Side).

According to OpenRegistry.com, the plan for the extension may well be to compete with the the proposed .XXX extension in the adult space.

“We will be priced well below the cost of the proposed .XXX registry” I was told by the head of OpenRegistry.com.

As a ccTLD, the .SX extension will not be subject to ICANN regulation like .XXX will be.

Also while .XXX is still awaiting ICANN approval, OpenRegistry tells me that they plan to have the .SX registry up and running by as soon as July well ahead of .XXX, even if they get approved on Friday’s ICANN meeting.

I know one of the major objections of the Free Speech Collation against .XXX is that it would “grant a virtual monopoly in the domain space to ICM” the applicant for the .XXX extension.

So what do you think?

Can the .SX extension compete with .xxx if the price is substantially lower?

Comments

  1. BrianWick says

    My business model does not include non.coms – the real business folks that regularily ask me to sell them a .com domain apparantly do not include non.coms in their business models either – fortunes likely will be lost on this .sx or whatever non.com extension. Sorry (to the naive and gullable) for your losses in advance

  2. says

    Welll… my thoughts go to the people of Sint Maarten, who will want to use it as what it is supposed to be, i.e. a ccTLD, and won’t be able to use their own ccTLD if it becomes used as a competitor to .XXX (not a very credible competitor anyway, as some people have already remarked). While I understand the economic interest of promoting a ccTLD as something more, I think too that it completely distorts the original purpose of what they are meant to be. From this angle, the new TLDs will represent a welcome move in order to restore some balance (although I do still have my question marks about them).

  3. Gazzip says

    “So what do you think?

    Can the .SX extension compete with .xxx if the price is substantially lower?”
    ——-
    “only .SEX could be better than .XXX”
    ——-
    I agree with Domainers Gate about .sex, I think .sx is a pretty lame choice compared to either of them.

    Without a “continual stream” of domainers buying all these new .whatevers in bulk most will struggle to survive.

    The reality is the registrars have technically become the new domainers, auction house and warehouse which makes it a more expensive option for the majority of domainers that are’nt millionaires.

    Add to that not much chance of traffic, crashing PPC rates, legal issues, unknown seo issues, much more competition between multiple .whatevers and a struggling global economy that is’nt going to improve much in the next 5 to 10 years because most countries are pretty much bankrupt I don’t see them as an attractive option.

    Most of these newer extensions will have been gamed before the game begins for the general public.

    If it was really that easy to re-sell domains there would’nt be thousands of .com, .net, .asia, .mobi, .us, .ca etc dropping every single day of every single year.

    JMO
    .

  4. says

    This extension is not a winner. The winning new globals will be descriptive and or keywords. Dot Sex would work (and work well), dot sx is meaningless and just another junk extension. Its value will only be in that it will be one of the first new globals in the flood, so will have some value for that reason. This will have value until too many are on the market to hold any meaning. Presuming that Icann allows this, and the search engines accomodat this, the values of all globals will be reduced to minimal except for tier one keywords, which will still be reduced in value considerably.

  5. island time says

    not even given a chance to provide .sx locally on sint maarten to enjoy it for what it is, CCTLD. And now is already given “free for all”

    hope i can atleast get a .sx for myself.

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