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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until 2011) and .porn, .adult […]

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MMX rejected three takeover bids before buying .xxx

MMX talked to three other domain name companies about potentially selling itself before deciding instead to go on the offensive, picking up ICM Registry for about $41 million. The company came out of a year-long strategic review on Friday with the shock news that it had agreed to buy the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex […]

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ICM Registry drops its adult gTLD pricing to as low as $7.85

The ICM Registry announced that it’s dropping its pricing, for the quartet of adult gTLDs: .XXX, .Porn, .Sex and .Adult. The promotion is for a limited time only, and prices start from as low as $7.85 dollars on all generally available domains. To search for available domains, go to Buy.XXX. In addition to this promotion, […]

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New Statesman : ICM Registry gTLDs amount for a “huge proportion” of online porn

An article at the New Statesman about age verification implementation on the Internet, asserts that ICM Registry gTLDs account “for a huge proportion of online porn.” The article references dot .XXX, dot .porn and dot .sex, leaving out dot .adult for some reason. The article’s claim that the ICM Registry commands the majority of online […]

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Priced to sell: $46m of two-letter .xxx names

ICM Registry has added over 1,200 two-character .xxx names to its catalog of priced premiums. With prices ranging from $100,000 to $37,500, the newly offered domains carry a total ticket price of over $46 million. The only six-figure name on the list is vr.xxx. ICM said in a press release today it has already sold […]

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Tuscany.com; Erotica.com; Penis.com Added At No Reserve To ROTD/Namescon Auction

Some amazing domain names were added to the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at Namescon late last week all at NO Reserve by CheapDomains.com, including one that has an Estibot value of over $5 Million Dollars. That domain name is Penis.com, one of the premier “adult” domains but which is one of those adult words […]

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Stuart Lawley : Celebrating 12 years at the helm of the ICM Registry

The new gTLD program appears to be a common reality these days, but in the months before the final approval of hundreds of gTLD strings, dot .XXX led the pack. Stuart Lawley, Chairman and President of the ICM Registry LLC, celebrates 12 years as a domain industry innovator with the company. A little bit of […]

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ICM claws back 68 .porn names it accidentally released

ICM Registry has recovered nine .porn and .adult domain names from their registrants after they were accidentally released into the market. Domains such as ads.porn, hosting.adult and buy.porn were among those snapped up by registrants, despite the fact that they were supposed to be registry-reserved. ICM CEO Stuart Lawley told DI that a list of […]

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Father Domainicus and the Domain Church of .XXX, .Adult, .Porn and .Sex

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, returning from a long sabbatical. On this fine Sunday eve, I would like to bring your attention to the subject of pornography in our Congregation. Many members of our Domain Church often raise the question: “Father Domainicus, should I invest in pornographic […]

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Father Domainicus and the Domain Church of .XXX, .Adult, .Porn and .Sex

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, returning from a long sabbatical. On this fine Sunday eve, I would like to bring your attention to the subject of pornography in our Congregation. Many members of our Domain Church often raise the question: “Father Domainicus, should I invest in pornographic […]

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