ICM Registry, the guys behind .xxx, have announced a big pricing promotion available via select registrars. The promotion, which runs for the entire month of May, has .xxx domain names available from as low as USD$8.99 Disclosure: We are one of the registrars … [Read more...] about XXX Registry Launches Promotion
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 Blacknight … [Read more...] about XXX General Availability Starts Today
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 controversy but you can't stop … [Read more...] about ICM Registry Getting Into Bed With Domainers?
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): https://youtu.be/mcu0IAwTJvU … [Read more...] about XXX To Go Ahead (really)
I'm not sure when this was launched, but ICM Registry are promoting a "founders" program similar in style to that run by CoInternet in the run up to the .co launch.The program seems to be aimed primarily at existing Adult webmasters, though I could have simply misread the information. … [Read more...] about ICM Registry Launch Founder Program
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 June 2008, in accordance with ICANN Bylaws, ICM … [Read more...] about ICANN and XXX – Stuck In An Infinite Loop or A Maze?