Stuart Lawley Clarifies .XXX Registrant Rights in the Upcoming Adult New gTLDs

Stuart Lawley from ICM Registry (.XXX) left a comment about .XXX registrant rights in the new adult gtlds, this is worthy of being its own post. I know many have been confused with what they get as a .XXX registrant when the new .porn, .adult and .sex new gtlds are available. Stuart explains . Our original grandfathering plan was to release the new extensions with priority registration for … [Read more...]

.XXX Registry Announces .Porn & .Adult Domain Matching Program Starts On April 15th

ICM registry which operates the .XXX registry, announced today that the Sunrise period for .PORN and .ADULT will be made available for a thirty day (30) period to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), as required under ICANN’s Rights Protection Mechanism starting March 1, 2015 After Sunrise has closed, the next phase of the .PORN and .ADULT launch will be a … [Read more...]

Google Basically Shutting Down Adwords On Adult Starting Later This Month

Xbiz.com is reporting that Google has sent out letters to adult content marketers warning that they are greatly limiting their ability to advertise on Google AdWords. Starting later this month they are basically shutting down Adwords advertising for adult sites. “Beginning in the coming weeks, we’ll no longer accept ads that promote graphic depictions of sexual acts including, but not limited to, … [Read more...]

Stuart Lawley Chats About ICANN & The New gTLD’s On Cavuto Fox Business Show

Stuart Lawley the CEO of the ICM Registry, which operates the .XXX top level domain name extension and an applicant for .sex, .porn and .adult was interviewed by Cavuto, on Fox Business News, in a segment which lasted over five minutes. My favorite quote from the Story from Lawley on new gTLD's in response to Cavuto's question won't the new gTLD's be confusing to users: "There will be … [Read more...]

Has Frank Schilling been the inspiration behind one company’s XXX spending spree ?

Sometimes there is a lot of information that is provided in a long comment thread that goes unnoticed, many may not keep up with string of comments and some miss them entitrely. It was big news this week that Tube.xxx and Tubes.xxx sold for $750,000. The buyer of those names Really Useful out of Turks and Caicos is owned by JT who was one of the founders of You Porn. Really Useful launched … [Read more...]

Tube.xxx and Tubes.xxx Sold for $750,000

ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX Top Level Domain announced today that they have sold the domain names Tube.xxx and Tubes.xxx for $750,000 cash. The buyer of the domains, is the same company which has bought many of ICM's highest .XXX domain sales; Really Useful, whose chairman JT is was a founding member of YouPorn.com. Some of the other premium .XXX domains acquired by Really Useful … [Read more...]

Where You Can Find Soon To Be Dropped Or Recently Dropped .XXX Domains

I had a reader ask me where they can find recently dropped .XXX domain names. While drop list of .com, .net, .org .tv and .me are easy enough to find .XXX seems harder. I checked Snapnames.com and although they have a .XXX option there are no dropping domain names listed, probably because they don't try to catch dropping .XXX domains. NameJet.com doesn't have a .XXX TLD option to search … [Read more...]