.XXX Adds Only 12,500 Registrations In January

The ICANN monthly reports are out for January and .XXX now has 119K registered domain names.

In December, the ICANN report showed .XXX 106,500 registrations.

In the January report the total number of pure registered .XXX domain names is 119,029.

These figures do NOT include those domain names registered by trademark holders under the “block” program (Sunrise B)

The block program was whereby Trademark holders could apply to pay a one time fee to block a domain for 10 year.

These figures also do NOT include, 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.

ICM Registry sponsor of the .XXX TLD has already announced they have applied for .sex, .porn and .adult as well.

Comments

  1. Domainer2 says

    .XXX is no different than .MOBI, .NAME, .INFO, .BIZ, .AERO, .MUSEUM, .TRAVEL, .ASIA, .PRO, .CAT, .TEL, .JOBS, or .COOP.

    All will ultimately end up in the Wikipedia Ashheap of History as ICANN-Approved TLD’s that were shunned by netizens throughout the world. What was wrong with them? For the most part, nothing. Absolutely nothing. They all worked. In fact, they all worked just fine. They were just not .COM; and, even worse, they all “leaked” traffic like crazy to their .COM counterpart. Much to the chagrin of the alternative TLD owners, this was often a competitor. As a result, .COM became and remained King Of the Hill, effectively neutering each of the other TLD’s one by one.

    I pity the fool who thinks that the same pnenonenon will not take place with the upcoming gTLDs.

  2. Sem says

    It makes two points even more compelling: That .com is the king and that .co has rolled out a campaign that will not be matched. .co is still plastered all over the net and making nice slow progress. I don’t see any new TLD being able to match that.

  3. says

    “BullS”, go register BullShitApps.com before your competitor does.

    Time is ticking…go go go…

    If somebody else gets it, u can always file UDRP.

    Good Luck!!!

  4. says

    XXX is Becoming the Poster Child for Occupy IANA (ICANN)

    ICM Registry stepped on a lot of toes navigating thru the ICANN obstacle course

    For ICM Registry to NOW be all buddy-buddy with ICANN is hypocrisy

    It is ironic that the ICANN insiders want to retaliate by flooding the market with new TLDs to dilute any perceived victory by the XXX players (outsiders)

    It is all wrapped up in very strange culture clashes many do not understand

  5. the says

    some who understand these icann and gtld issues more intimately than most (e.g. probably more than most new gtld applicants) have said there will never be new gtld’s. it’s hard to believe they were “wrong”. i guess we’ll see.

    one might argue that .xxx, if anything, proves that any “new gtld” activity will only be with the aim of defending against trademark agnostic business model of the original gtld’s, the ones that icann controls with so many layers of fabricated authority and bureaucracy that it appears they have a “monopoly”.

    and if this is true, new gtld applicants are getting played.

    the geeks have no reason to support intellectual property. in many cases, DNS is one example, they are better off ignoring it. google is of course the canonical example. e.g., they can essentially license the use of someone else’s trademark as an adword, for a fee. and there’s not much trademark registrants can do about it. except buy adwords themselves. isn’t that nice?

    as long as the trademark lobby cannot fully understand the technical aspects of DNS, or search engines, they will be taken advantage of, so the theory goes.

    here’s a conflct of interest you can look for when icann does the “big reveal”:-

    anyone who runs a root server should be disqualified from running a new gtld registry. because it’s trivial for them to have collected data on what non-existant gtld’s users have been typing for years. so they would know what new gtld’s to register that *already* receive traffic. zero marketing required. (even without icm’s extortion strategy, .xxx as a gtld was a good bet because it was obvious, even without nxdomain data, .xxx was getting consistent type-in traffic for many years.)

    will we see applicants with connections to those who are running root servers? do you think there is anything in any guidebook about that?

    note: icann itself runs a root server.

  6. says

    “will we see applicants with connections to those who are running root servers?”

    Check out the ICANN Board of Directors web page and the Conflict of Interest sections for a clear YES to that question.

    As for “root server” operators having special knowledge, that would seem less and less likely. Most people obtain their DNS via a FEED such as Google 8.8.8.8 or OpenDNS or Amazon’s Route53. They also are behind firewalls with layers of DNS software to protect them **from** the growing array of DNS nonsense such as DNSSEC.

    Applicants are being “played” and are buying entries in root servers that can be ignored.

    As ICANN makes a mess of DNS, that firewall/paywall software will grow. The root will likely become .COM or of little interest. The root servers could eventually be turned off with little impact. There are other solutions that will eventually become more public after ICANN has their chance to fail.

  7. the says

    you’re probably right. but how can we know? what percentage of queries for non-existant domains still leak out whatwith isp’s and companies like opendns monetizing nxdomain traffic at the edge. then perhaps we should look for applicants that have connections to browser makers, isp’s that provide dns or dedicated dns providers like opendns, who would all potentially have large amounts of nxdomain data.

  8. Jason says

    “Only” 12,500 regs? What did anyone expect: 2x, 5x, 10x of that? Not sure that I would qualify this as poor performance for a niche TLD priced in the hundreds.

    Sure, the numbers would be healthier if the intended community were supporting it in droves but I’m pretty sure the lift from that would be 10% to 20% more registrations. Supporting it and needing it are two different animals.

    It will be a lot lower in the following months (100 or so per day), which is also fine for a niche TLD like this. Just have to be realistic about expectations.

  9. says

    @Anunt

    I wanted to reg bullshitapps but decided not to as I want to share the wealth to others.
    I sold Bullshitseo and bullshitdomains for big bucks.

    FYi-BullS inc is worth more than Apple and facebook combine.

  10. says

    XXX is Becoming the Poster Child for Occupy IANA

    .XXX could be considered to be the **LAST** TLD in ICANN 1.0
    …or the **FIRST** gTLD in ICANN 2.0

    People still do not get it. The 12,5000 customers per month are only Market Tests.

    Some of those customers will be invited to the Real .XXX being built.

    Many are called – Few are .CHOSEN (resolved) :-)

    .PS ICANN could pull the plug on the .XXX Experiment and those that have migrated would not disappear. Their root servers are not used.

  11. says

    Nobody is going to a porn site based on the .xxx suffix. There is an extreme glut of porn sites. I stopped regging the names when I realized they are worthless. I almost accidentally registered an .xxx and then I saw the price tag!

  12. says

    “Nobody is going to a porn site based on the .xxx suffix.”

    Have you visited everyone’s house and looked at every SmartTV and BluRay Disc player used there ? They ship with about 10 major content providers.

    The new ICANN slogan is “Quality not Quantity” – Quality equates to eyeballs, traffic, money

    New CPE Routers are being prepared for the NEW .XXX content providers.
    Dealing with 12,500 NEW potential providers every month is way more than needed.

    To be “selected” (invited) to be loaded in CPE devices that are installed in people’s homes is reserved for the Best.of.Breed.

    .PS Not all of the new gTLDs will be selected (resolved) – .ORG has even been dropped from those home devices

  13. says

    The thing is that there are only so many relevant adult keywords that are going to have any value.

    I hardly think bankloan.xxx is a good match and especially with the Google’s algo changes, its very unlikely to send this to #1 spot.

  14. Mike Nohone says

    Excuse me, but what did you expect? When both the church groups AND the pornography industry came out rabidly against it, what part of .failure did you not understand?

    I also agree that the upcoming gtlds will suffer the same fate.

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