With the launch of new gTLD’s anticipated in 2013, you will want to make sure to register and renew domain names that will impact your brand the most!
*ICM Registry, the operators of the .XXX TLD, have applied for three new gTLDs: .SEX, .PORN and .ADULT. If awarded to ICM, the .XXX registrations that you own will automatically be protected for you in these new gTLDs, at no additional charge. For example, if you own domain.xxx, then domain.sex, domain.porn and/or domain.adult will be protected from registration and no other party can register it. See below to find out more about ICM’s domain name Grandfathering program.
The .XXX Brand
Over 230,000 domain names under management.
All .XXX sites are scanned daily for malware by McAfee.
All .XXX sites are labeled by Metacert making it easier for parents and guardians to avoid unwanted content.
.XXX is consistently covered by many mainstream publications and blogs including: Washington Post, Financial Times, Politico & Forbes.
The .XXX namespace is dedicated to serving the Adult Sponsored Community by making it easier and safer for consumers all over the world find adult content they want to see.
Search.xxx is an adult only search engine enabling consumers to find developed .XXX sites with great content that matches their interests and desires.
Search.xxx was launched by ICM Registry on September 27th, 2012.
Mainstream publications have been promoting Search.xxx all over the world.
Since you are NOT currently authenticated as a member of the Sponsored Community and your website is not active, your .XXX domain name will NOT be included in Search.xxx results.
ICM Registry, via its wholly owned subsidiaries, has applied for .SEX, .PORN, and .ADULT under ICANN’s 2012 New gTLD Program.
If we are granted the right to operate .SEX, .PORN, or .ADULT, we will automatically, at no cost, implement a “Grandfathering” clause for each of the gTLDs that we are awarded. The “Grandfathering” clause reserves corresponding .XXX names in the awarded gTLDs; this will protect the direct match .XXX names in these new gTLDs.
The underlying .XXX registrant has full control over whether or not to register the .XXX reserved name in the gTLDs. The .XXX registrant may choose to register the name in one gTLD (and not others), the .XXX registrant may choose to register the name in all awarded gTLDs, the .XXX registrant may choose to use the name or sell the name or transfer the name. Alternatively, the .XXX registrant may choose not to register the name at all and instead, may choose to keep the name reserved in all awarded gTLDs, at no cost. All of these options are available to the .XXX registrant for as long as the underlying .XXX registration is maintained.
For example, if we are awarded the gTLDs and you have a registration for the domain name EXAMPLE.XXX, then, we will automatically, and at no cost to you, reserve EXAMPLE.SEX, EXAMPLE.PORN, and EXAMPLE.ADULT. We will maintain these .SEX, .PORN, or .ADULT reservations for free; there is nothing more you need to do. If and when you decide to register the name, you can; otherwise, it will remain reserved.
For names that are already .XXX registry-reserved names, there is nothing more that any entity needs to do. We will keep .XXX registry-reserved names reserved in the gTLDs as well. We will do this at no cost and for as long as we are authorized to operate the gTLD. (This applies to all Sunrise B .XXX reserved names as well as other .XXX registry-reserved names, but does not apply to .XXX names we reserved under our promotional programs intended for .XXX domain name registrations.)
At all times, all registered domain names remain subject to intellectual property laws and rights.
*For more information about the new gTLD Program rules and procedures, see the Guidebook published at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb. The Guidebook may be modified and if modified, we will be subject to those modifications.
**While the reservations in the new gTLDs will be done free of charge, there will be charges for additional registrations. For more information about the “Grandfathering” clause, please see the forthcoming applicable rules and procedures that will be published if the new gTLDs are awarded.