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XXX Domains - TLD Available Soon

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by wrmineo, Oct 3, 2005.

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    On June 1, 2005, ICANN officially approved the .xxx domain to serve the online adult-entertainment industry. According to the selected .xxx registry operator, "The .xxx sponsored top-level domain will create a clearly identifiable area of the Internet that will empower families and help protect children and others from unwanted or inappropriate content. The existence of the sponsored TLD would facilitate meaningful, voluntary self-organization and self-regulation by responsible adult-entertainment website operators.". Availability is expected early in 2006.
    SEMrush
    I'm wondering if any "cyber-squatters" out there plan on snatching some of these up for use or resale?
     
    wrmineo, Oct 3, 2005 IP
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    Given the chance, I'll snap up a couple of the nice ones.
    I'd imagine that some would be worth quite a bit to the right person. Something like sex.xxx would probably fetch quite a chunk of $$'s.
     
    jlawrence, Oct 4, 2005 IP
  3. wrmineo

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    Yes, no doubt you're correct jlawrence ... sex.com is in the middle of an $11 million dollar deal now.
     
    wrmineo, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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  5. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    From ICANN site :

    ICANN has posted correspondence from the Chairman of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN's Board of Directors expressing concerns about the proposal to approve the delegation of the .XXX sponsored Top Level Domain. The GAC Chair reports that there are a wide range of views regarding the potential delegation of .XXX, and recommends that the Board should allow time for additional governmental and public policy concerns to be expressed before reaching a final decision on this TLD.
    12 August 2005

    Is there something I missed? Is it approved now?
     
    aaron_nimocks, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    Dang I thought this meant doitlikeadog.com might become available.
     
    aeiouy, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    Aaron is correct.

    I apologize for not digging a little deeper.

    Here is the text of the full memo that he refereneced:

    http://www.icann.org/correspondence/tarmizi-to-board-12aug05.htm
     
    wrmineo, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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    lol hmm this could be an intresting race to who can buy the first if it is approved
     
    dbtech, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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