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April 24, 2019 08:22

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MMX completes .XXX ICM acquisition after ICANN approval

ICANN gives nod to adult domain name ownership change. Domain name overseer ICANN has approved the transfer of the .xxx, .porn, .adult and .sex top level domain names to Minds + Machines (MMX). As a result, MMX (London AIM: MMX) is completing its acquisition of ICM Registry, which controlled the domain names. MMX paid $10.0 […]

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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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Google’s .app gTLD beats .porn to biggest sunrise yet

The sunrise period for Google Registry’s .app gTLD closed today and it looks like it might be the biggest sunrise of the 2012 round to date. .app had 3,068 domains in its zone file this morning. While not all will be sunrise registrations, it seems very likely that the new domain has comfortably beaten the […]

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.xxx has its ICANN fees slashed and adopts URS

ICM Registry is to see its .xxx ICANN registry fees hugely reduced in contractual amendments approved by ICANN last week. The changes also mean that .xxx will now become subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension anti-cybersquatting mechanism, despite it being a pre-2012 gTLD. .xxx becomes the latest pre-2012 gTLD to move to a contract more […]

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Domain quickies : Bunch of short .Sex domains on a Dynadot expired auction

When it comes to domains, shorter is better. A bunch of short .Sex domains that expired are being auctioned off at Dynadot, and if you really want a two digit, two letter or three digit .Sex domain, now it’s your chance. We counted a total of 168 such .Sex domains, including the following “gems:” car.sex […]

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.xxx to get lower ICANN fees, accept the URS

ICM Registry has negotiated lower ICANN transaction fees as part of a broad amendment to its Registry Agreement that also includes new trademark protection measures. The company’s uniquely high $2 per-transaction fee could be reduced to the industry standard $0.25 by mid-2018. As part of the renegotiated contract, ICM has also agreed to impose the […]

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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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.XXX releasing two character domain names

2 letter domains have sold for up to $100,000 in other ICM Registry Extensions. ICM Registry, the company behind the .xxx top level domain name extension, is releasing two character second level domain names. The names are now available at select registrars for a higher recurring annual fee. Prices start at about $3,000 per year […]

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