Porn industry sues ICANN and ICM Registry over .XXX domains

Domain name registrations are big business. Any time a new top-level domain has debuted, prospectors and companies have lined up to snag premium names — which has driven prices up to the hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. That’s precisely what happened when...

Manwin’s Attack on .XXX is Really an Attack on New TLDs

Arguments and antitrust lawsuit could be made against many top level domain names. Manwin Licensing, the company behind YouPorn, has sued .xxx registry ICM Registry for violating the Sherman Act (i.e. monopoly). If you read the complaint against ICM you could substitute other top...

How to Prevent XXX Domains From Damaging Your Registered Trademarks

The primary benefit of direct federal trademark filings is entrepreneurs can save money in legal fees. The downside of self-filings is the absence of an ongoing relationship with legal counsel who can apprise entrepreneurs of changing regulations and issues that can affect the value of...

United Domains Will Offer New .XXX Domains, Announces Pricing

United Domains, international domain registrar, announces that it will be offering .XXX domains, including defensive registrations for trademarks and brands, as one of the first registrars accredited by the ICM Registry.Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 United Domains, international domain registrar, announces that it will...

.XXX Formally Announces IFFOR Board

Group to help set policy for new .xxx domain name. One of the interesting quirks about the new .xxx domain name is that it will help fund a group called International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR will get $10 from every domain registration...

.XXX Formally Announces IFFOR Board

Group to help set policy for new .xxx domain name. One of the interesting quirks about the new .xxx domain name is that it will help fund a group called International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR will get $10 from every domain registration...

.XXX Goes Live in the Root Servers

Earlier today IANA added the .XXX Top Level Domain to the root nameservers. While the registry operator Afilias is still in their setup process for ICM registry, the zone is currently propagating. While a number of registrars have already been taking pre-registrations, the actual timeline...