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New exclusive domain .XXX registration now available!





I think this is the day many have been waiting for.  The outpour of excited people has just "porn" in.

I was amazed by the mass excitement and approval of the public on this subject.





For many years now the .XXX domain has been proposed as a Porn domain. Well, it looks like the debate, objections and the argument is over.  Over the years it has attracted outrage from religious groups, opposed to pornography in general, and also pornographers, many of whom believe .xxx could lead to censorship.  The Free Speech Coalition, a California-based porn trade group, has led the charge against .xxx, and is currently calling for a boycott of its services. Most likely in my opinion anyways, because it could destroy the entire Porn DVD industry or at least impact it greatly.




 Those in the Porn industry making objections are doing so because its worried that .xxx could be blocked at national borders by conservative governments appears to have been well-founded. India and Saudi Arabia have already reportedly indicated that they will block the entire .xxx namespace.


On Friday the 15th of April, the porn-only address was added to the domain name system's root servers – through a convoluted process that involves box-ticking from domain overseer ICANN(aka Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the US Department of Commerce, and VeriSign – and the first .xxx domain names started working around midnight.

Right now, surfers can visit websites such as porn.xxx and sex.xxx, but these are both sites that have no porn content on them.




The company contracted to run the domain registry, ICM Registry, has also moved its corporate web site to icm.xxx and icmregistry.xxx.  ICM currently plans to offer three "sunrise periods", during which trademark holders can protect their brands and and porn webmasters can secure their .xxx domains, starting as early as September. General availability could arrive as soon as November.


It's also possible that certain "Founder" sites at premium domains could go live in as little as a few weeks from now. ICM may also create directory sites at certain generic domains, such as porn.xxx, to drive traffic to its customers' sites.



An interesting point about the whole development is the price of a .xxx domain.  While today most domain names are around $10 yearly, they are planning on charging at least $70 and many are pissed.



Despite this price, ICM claims to have received "pre-reservations" for 600,000 unique domain names, making .xxx potentially a $30 million business in its first year. Of course ICANN will get their cut :)




As you can see from some of the reactions here.  The response is Epic.  Damn you people love Porn.  Dont ya?  :)



This guy has a few plans for domain names.
......He can't wait...... I wonder if they're already taken? :)