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ICM To Launch Search.xxx This Week

ICM Registry, the company behind the .xxx top level domain, are getting into the search business. This Thursday they’ll launch search.xxx, which is going to allow you to “search .XXX” ie. developed sites that use the .xxx top level domain. If you use a .xxx domain name and want to find out about getting it […]

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Irish Politicians Screw Up With XXX

An article in yesterday’s Sunday Times (Irish edition) by Harry Leech covers .xxx and Irish politicians and political parties. It’s obvious that they didn’t do anything about protecting their “brand” in XXX: Endakenny.xxx and finegael. xxx were both registered in December 2011, as were the addresses sinnfein.xxx and fiannafail.xxx Needless to say the domains were […]

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Fox Files UDRP Over XXX Domain

From the “told you so” and “some domainers are really really dumb” department .. Yes – foxstudios.xxx and asking a crazy high price for it As Kevin reports Fox have now filed a UDRP. Prediction – unless Fox’s complaint is submitted on toilet paper this will be a slam dunk win for them. Tip: Do […]

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XXX General Availability Starts Today

XXX will “go live” later this afternoon. How many domains will be registered by Christmas? Will they break the 1 million mark? Irish registrar Blacknight, which I founded and own, put out the following release earlier today, so this post is a self-promotion Blacknight Announce General Availability Launch of .XXX Irish registrar and hosting company […]

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ICM Launch Buy.xxx

ICM Registry are getting a lot of attention in the media at present, though most of it probably isn’t that welcome. With both ICM and ICANN being named in a law suit tensions are probably running high.. However ICM are a business and they’re currently trying to make their launch as successful as possible. Enter […]

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ICM Registry Getting Into Bed With Domainers?

Is ICM Registry trying to win over domainers? According to an announcement earlier this afternoon ICM will be the overall Diamond Sponsor for T.R.A.F.F.I.C in October. The event’s organiser, Rick Schwartz, obviously expects some negative backlash from the announcement as in his email he states: We know this may be met with some amount of […]

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MetaCert Content Labelling For XXX

The proverbial “cat” is finally out of the “bag”. MetaCert have announced their partnership with ICM Registry for content labelling. Basically what it means is that every .xxx domain name will be classified by MetaCert who specialise in “labelling” content ie. giving consumers information about the type of content that a site provides. There’s a […]

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XXX To Go Ahead (really)

Friday morning’s ICANN board meeting was quite eventful with the board finally voting on the signing of a contract for .xxx Here’s an interview with Rod Beckstrom and Peter Dengate Thrush about that decision (and other matters):

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ICANN and XXX – Stuck In An Infinite Loop or A Maze?

The ICANN board meeting in Nairobi led to a number of surprises. EOI was killed off, “vertical integration” was shunted back to a GNSO workgroup to “sort it out”, while the much awaited “decision” on .xxx morphed into this: 15. Consideration of the Independent Review Panel Declaration – ICM Registry v. ICANN Whereas, on 6 […]

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