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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 .XXX hit the web, and now porn industry giants have

By |November 18th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

.XXX Domains Selling Like Hotcakes to Companies That Don’t Even Want to Use Them

In case you haven't been keeping up with it, the ".XXX" domain is getting closer and closer.

By |November 17th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 level domains for .xxx and the suit would still make sense. Manwin says .xxx wasn’t put out to competitive bid, has no price caps, and ICM Registry gets presumptive renewal.

By |November 17th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Colleges and Universities Are Going on a .XXX Domain Shopping Spree [Porn]

# porn Yes, Colleges and Universities are snapping up .XXX Domains left and right. But no, they're not aspiring to be future AVN award winners

By |November 14th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

ICM Registry Opens Landrush Period for .XXX Domains

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL-- - ICM Registry , the registry of the new .XXX top-level domain , today announced the opening of Landrush , an exclusive 17-day period for the adult entertainment community that ...

By |November 8th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Retailers hoping to guard their names from online porn operators better get cracking

A ‘sunshine’ period designed to protect trademarks expires Oct. 28. Coinciding with the launch last week of the availability of .XXX domains for online adult entertainment companies, brands outside the porn industry have until Oct. 28 to reserve their registered trademarks in the .XXX registry.

By |September 13th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 their prized federal trademark registrations. The new XXX domain serving the adult entertainment industry is ...

By |September 13th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

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 be offering .XXX domains, including defensive registrations for ...

By |August 26th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

GoDaddy Charging Massive Premiums for .XXX Domains

GoDaddy.com has rolled out prices for the first .XXX domain names, with adult content providers charged as much as 17 times the cost of a standard .com domain name.

By |August 16th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Businesses fret over brand protection from new XXX domains

As the world's largest Internet registrar announced its rates for the XXX adult entertainment domain set to appear in December, reports began appearing of businesses complaining about being forced to buy domain names they have no desire to buy.

By |August 16th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Masala.xxx Didn’t Get the Memo About India and .XXX Domain Names

Users might have a hard time reaching Indian .xxx site. I was caught a bit off guard when reading Elliot’s story today about Masala.xxx launching

By |August 15th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Businesses Buy .XXX Porn Domains to Protect Trademarks

Most businesses preregistering .XXX domain names are not in the adult porn industry, but want to make sure no porn businesses use their name.

By |August 6th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Protect your business from .XXX domains

It's easy to spot the adult entertainment industry from the road, and later this year, it'll be clear where it is online when .XXX domains become active.

By |August 5th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

.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 in order to initiate “a series of policies for responsible business practices and conduct within the .XXX online adult-entertainment community”. Today the group sent out a press release formally announcing the members of the IFFOR board as well as initial members of its Policy Council. Board members include: Stuart Lawley – CEO of ICM Registry, which is running .xxx Clyde Beattie – CEO of Yorkland Investment Corp Sebastien Bachollet, CEO of BBS Consulting and a member of the Board of Directors of ICANN Policy Council members include: Fred Cate – Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Bob Corn-Revere, Partner at Davis Wright Tremain Nadine Strossen – Served as president of ACLU from 1991 through 2008 Five more Policy Council members will be announced within the next couple months.

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

.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 in order to initiate “a series of policies for responsible business practices and conduct within the .XXX online adult-entertainment community”. Today the group sent out a press release formally announcing the members of the IFFOR board as well as initial members of its Policy Council

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Domainmonster.com Disclose Pre-order Pricing for .XXX Domain Launch

BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Domainmonster.com have today announced their pre-order pricing for all stages of the pending .XXX domain name launch. .XXX domains will start from $74.99 at the first come first served general availability …

By |May 16th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

.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 for the launch has not yet been published. The Sunrise [...]

By |April 15th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments