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April 26, 2019 02:34

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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Stuart Lawley buys AgePass.com and AgeBlock.com for new blockchain based business

Stuart Lawley who most know from .xxx, (which he sold to MMX for $41million) has a new business and it’s called AVSecure.com. The business is using the blockchain to provide age verification. AVSecure enables the consumer to manage access on their local devices rather than through an unrelated remote network. The consumer’s browser becomes the […]

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Will ICANN take a bigger slice of the .com pie, or will .domainers get URS?

Will ICANN try to get its paws on some of Verisign’s .com windfall? Or might domainers get a second slap in the face by seeing URS imposed in .com? With Verisign set to receive hundreds of millions of extra dollars due to the imminent lifting of .com price caps, it’s been suggested that ICANN may […]

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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 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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ICANN flips off governments over Whois privacy

ICANN has formally extended its middle finger to its Governmental Advisory Committee for only the third time, telling the GAC that it cannot comply with its advice on Whois privacy. It’s triggered a clause in its bylaws used to force both parties to the table for urgent talks, first used when ICANN clashed with the […]

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Prices of .TV; .XXX, .Porn, .Sex, .Adult Domain Names all set to Rise on September 1st

The wholesale price set by the registry of .TV, .XXX, .Porn and .Adult are all increasing on September 1, 2017 and registrars are of course raising their prices on these extensions for registrations and renewals Of course the price of the domain name you will pay will vary registrar to registrar. The Wholesale cost of […]

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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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.XXX Asks ICANN For Reduction In Fees From $2 A Domain to $.25; Adds URS

ICANN has opened up a Public Comment Period on proposed changes to the .XXX Registry Agreement to, “among other things, modify the fees payable to ICANN schedule and also to add additional safeguards and compliance audit requirements”. The highlights of the proposed changes are; ICM who owns the .XXX registry wants its per domain ICANN […]

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