ICANN Report For December Is Out & 106,500 .XXX Domain Names Got Registered

The monthly ICANN Registry reports are now live for December and it shows that ICM registry the owners of the .XXX extension registered 106,549 domain names in its first month of operation.

This 106,549 does NOT include those domain names registered by trademark holders under the “block” program (Sunrise B).

I reached out to ICM yesterday once the report came out for some more recent numbers.

ICM told me as of yesterday, April 3rd, there are currently 132,859 paid .XXX (normal) registrations not including the TM blocks.

Including Trademark Holders that registered a .XXX domain under the 10 year block program; plus domain names ICM reserved for future sales or use,¬† ICANN ordered reserved domains and domains of celebrities and sensitive issue domains which are permanently reserved by the registry, there are 215,835 .XXX domains under ICM’s management.

Not surprisingly, the largest registrar in the world Godaddy.com led the way in terms of normal .XXX registrations in December (NOT including Blocks).

More surprisingly is that  NetworkSolutions.com had the 2nd highest number of registrations by far.

Here is a break down of which registrars got the registrations for .XXX in December:

registrar-name total-domains
Totals 106549
GoDaddy.com, Inc. 24850
Network Solutions, LLC 14045
Instra Corporation Pty Ltd. 3873
eNom, Inc. 3659
united-domains AG 3558
Ascio Technologies, Inc. – Denmark 3186
Tucows.com Co. 3018
CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. 2966
Melbourne IT, Ltd 2726
Directi Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com 2568
Wild West Domains, Inc 2474
MarkMonitor Inc. 2303
Key-Systems GmbH 2095
Mesh Digital Limited 1993
Register.com, Inc. 1953
Blue Razor Domains, Inc. 1808
Go China Domains Inc 1765
Go Montenegro Domains, Inc. 1743
Go France Domains, Inc. 1728
Go Australia Domains, Inc. 1708
Go Canada Domains, Inc. 1672
Moniker Online Services LLC 1642
Name.com LLC 1545
101domain, Inc. 1339
PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot 1127
Namescout Corp. 904
Register.it SPA 903
Gandi SAS 891
Nom-iq Ltd. dba COM LAUDE 863
DirectNIC, LTD 819
OVH sas 622
Mailclub SAS 606
GMO Internet, Inc. d/b/a Onamae.com 594
Aust Domains International Pty Ltd dba Aust Domains, Inc. 585
Domain.com, LLC 579
1API GmbH 503
Webnames.ca Inc. 458
EuroDNS S.A. 457
CORE Internet Council of Registrars 427
Networking4all B.V. 394
Dinahosting s.l. 354
Soluciones Corporativas IP, SLU 321
Marcaria.com International, Inc. 318
EPAG Domainservices GmbH 311
YesNIC Co., Ltd. 293
SafeNames Ltd. 290
Regional Network Information Center, JSC dba RU-CENTER 286
IP Mirror Pte Ltd dba IP MIRROR 265
Net 4 India Ltd. 235
Dynadot, LLC 218
Homestead Limited dba Namevault.com 207
Entorno Digital, S.A. 202
Easyspace LTD 201
Domaininfo AB, aka domaininfo.com 190
Gabia, Inc. 184
Namebay SAM 182
AB NameISP 173
Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNic.cc 168
Register NV dba Register.eu 160
Lexsynergy Limited 148
EnCirca, Inc. 127
Larsen Data ApS 84
10dencehispahard, S.L. 82
NetTuner Corp. dba Webmasters.com 80
Dattatec.com de Irazoqui Veronica Palmira 73
InterNetworX Ltd. & Co. KG 71
Realtime Register B.V. 59
CSL Computer Service Langenbach GmbH d/b/a joker.com 54
Nordnet 50
iRegistry.com Corp 33
Online SAS 30
NETIM SARL 28
Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. 28
NameWeb BVBA 23
Domain The Net Technologies Ltd. 18
Variomedia AG dba puredomain.com 17
CPS-Datensysteme GmbH 12
2030138 Ontario Inc. dba NamesBeyond.com and dba GoodLuckDomain.com 11
Net-Chinese Co., Ltd. 10
007Names, Inc. 4

Comments

  1. Jp says

    My observations:

    They grouped together the blocked domains with other stuff so as to obfuscate the fact that the registry is almost 50% blocks which just doesn’t look good IMHO. Also network solutions is number 2 because real companies use network solutions (the big corporate types) and they are the ones that bought all the blocks. Either way ICM probably made a lot of money so congrats for them.

  2. John Berryhill says

    “Also network solutions is number 2 because real companies use network solutions (the big corporate types) and they are the ones that bought all the blocks.”

    I would expect Markmonitor and CSC names to primarily be blocks.

  3. SEm says

    Mike, it’s not very interesting. The February or March statistic would be much more interesting. .XXX has all but vanished from internet marketing. It’s becoming a very nice new TLD ploy, 3 months of bruh ha ha, make a lot of money, then into obscurity. Nice formula. .CO you still see plastered everywhere. They have followed through with their promises. The credibility has been build. There will be a lot of “chump” TLDs in the future. The top of the line in every new extension has worth, but beyond that, caveat emptor.

  4. Rob says

    It’ll be interesting to see how this all develops in the next months, especially when the first renewals come up towards the end of the year, respectively when the auto-renew grace period is over. Launch Date + 45 days.

    DomainMonster is Mesh Digital

  5. Michael H. Berkens says

    Hey guys thought I was pretty clear in the post

    NONE of these registrations are blocks they are normal registrations, they maybe defensive but they are not the 10 year blocks

  6. Michael H. Berkens says

    Sem

    I can’t control the info

    The ICANN report that just came out is for December

    As the reports progress so will the reporting

  7. Alan says

    Looks like another “Pump n Dump” extension.

    Had it come out in 2000-2001 it might have been a success, but adult sites are a bit
    saturated at this point.

  8. says

    We can only hope that facebook.xxx helps to drive better recognition with the public. I’m getting OK direct type-ins with some of ours and one site is doing OK. But, this extension is still very much unknown by the public. Or, if they did know, they’ve forgotten. So, the point above about the lack of marketing is true and disturbing and I hope this changes.

  9. Henry says

    Yawn. Still don’t get why anyone would want to pay a premium to register one only to be labelled a pornmeister. No resale value, kids embarrassed at school, massive leakage, easily blocked.

    Stick with .com. Nothing to see here, folks.

    Same can be said of the new gtld’s: total waste of time. Recipe for disaster and financial ruin.

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