.XXX Domains Available To Everyone

December 7, 2011

XXX domains are available to everyone now.

XXX TLD Logo.XXX is the new domain for pornography. As of yesterday, the XXX domain registry is open to all. The “sunrise period” during which people and organizations with trademarks to protect could register XXX domains ended on November 25 and general availability opened up on December 6th. During the sunrise period over 100,000 XXX domains were sold (not really a massive number when you consider that the .com registry sells over 100 million domains a year) The land rush is now in full swing. I find they policy of “protecting” names an interesting marketing concept. As indicated on the BBC “Companies and individuals that do not want their name associated with pornography will be able to pay a one-off fee of between $150 and $300 (£100 to £200), depending on which company they register their domain with.”