15 Apr .XXX Goes Live in the Root Servers

Earlier today href="http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/xxx.html">IANA added the .XXX Top Level Domain to the root nameservers. While the registry operator href="http://www.afilias.info/">Afilias is still in their setup process for href="http://www.icmregistry.com/"> ICM registry, the zone is currently propagating. While a number of registrars have already been taking pre-registrations, the href="http://www.icmregistry.com/about/sunrise.php">actual timeline for the launch has not yet been published. The Sunrise launch is a three phased approach. After much href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/up-to-the-minute/icann-delays-xxx-decision/7315">back and forth and href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/icann-policy/free-speech-coalition-lobby-xxx-tld-icann-meeting/7768">protests against the sTLD the href="http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-18mar11-en.htm#5">ICANN board had approved the application for the new TLD at their meeting on March 18th of this year.

[Update] As href="http://domainincite.com/xxx-domains-go-live/">Kevin over at DomainIncite points out in his post on the same topic, the href="http://icmregistry.xxx/">registry website, href="http://sex.xxx/">sex.xxx and href="http://porn.xxx/">porn.xxx (both placeholder pages, safe for work) are now resolving under the new TLD. href="http://xxx.xxx/">xxx.xxx is resolving as well.

The delegation record for the new TLD can now also href="http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/xxx.html">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 /> id="more-9191">

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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