ICM Registry, the company behind .xxx, are applying for 3 other adult strings in the new TLD round.
The company has submitted applications for .adult, .porn and .sex.
I may be mistaken, but I suspect that all three of the desired strings are going to prove problematic. If the debate and controversy around .xxx was heated at times, then any application for more overt extensions is bound to trigger controversy and will probably lead to criticism from some governments.
Also, isn’t there a couple of “carve outs” in the application guide book precluding some of these strings?
In an interesting move ICM plans to “grandfather” any registrants of .xxx into the other extensions for free, though how that will work technically isn’t clear. Are registrars expected to provide domains and all related services for free? Of course if the applications are rejected then that will be moot, but ICM might be using this application more for PR than anything else..
- Company seeking 3 more adult-themed Web domains (heraldonline.com)
- Company Seeking 3 More Adult-Themed Web Domains (abcnews.go.com)
- .XXX registry in .porn, .adult, .sex extension grab bid (go.theregister.com)
- ICM Owner of .XXX Applies For .Sex, .Porn & .Adult To Give .XXX Owner Grandfather Rights (thedomains.com)