15 Apr .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 launch is a three phased approach. After much back and forth and protests against the sTLD the ICANN board had approved the application for the new TLD at their meeting on March 18th of this year.

[Update] As Kevin over at DomainIncite points out in his post on the same topic, the registry website, sex.xxx and porn.xxx (both placeholder pages, safe for work) are now resolving under the new TLD. xxx.xxx is resolving as well.

The delegation record for the new TLD can now also be found on the IANA website.

Below the output of the dig query:

dig ns xxx.

;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER< <- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 22036
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;xxx.				IN	NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
xxx.			300	IN	NS	a2.xxx.afilias-nst.info.
xxx.			300	IN	NS	a0.xxx.afilias-nst.info.
xxx.			300	IN	NS	b2.xxx.afilias-nst.org.
xxx.			300	IN	NS	b0.xxx.afilias-nst.org.
xxx.			300	IN	NS	c0.xxx.afilias-nst.info.
xxx.			300	IN	NS	d0.xxx.afilias-nst.org.

See the IANA record after the jump

Delegation Record for .XXX

(Sponsored top-level domain)

Sponsoring Organisation

ICM Registry LLC
PO Box 30129
Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33420
United States

Administrative Contact

Chief Operating Officer
ICM Registry LLC
PO Box 30129
Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33420
United States
Email: rking@icmregistry.com
Voice: +1 561 290 0624
Fax: +1 561 658 8144

Technical Contact

Domain Technical Contact
ICM Registry LLC
PO Box 30129
Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33420
United States
Email: domaintech@afilias.info
Voice: +1 801 647 1705
Fax: +1 801 542 8084

 


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