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I wonder how the CNBC reporter responded when he was asked to cover the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo currently being held in Las Vegas. That aside, I think there was a pretty balanced article posted on CNBC this morning discussing .XXX domain names in the adult business.

The article primarily focused on the perception of .XXX domain names to various people within the adult entertainment business. Of course we pretty much know how Manwin, the largest company in the space, feels about .XXX domain names. They’re in the midst of litigation.

Steven Hirsch of Vivid, Scott Taylor of New Sensations, and John Stagliano of Evil Angel were all fairly outspoken about the issue. These company leaders don’t appear to have a favorable view of .XXX domain names or the need for them (Hirsch did appear pretty much neutral on the issue).

As for performers, it seems that .XXX domain names may be good for them. I’ve heard this from a variety of sources, but it seems that adult performers like being able to own their own brand, and .XXX domain names gives them that opportunity. Adult actress Stormy Daniels summed it up best with this quote in the article:

I think, from a performer standpoint, it’s a very good thing,” she says. “So many girls can’t get their names as domain names because someone beat them to it — whether it’s some guy in a basement or an ex-boyfriend. … The cool thing about .xxx is they will only issue the address to someone who holds the copyright or if you (as a performer) can prove you are who you say.

I am not personally opposed to .XXX domain names, although I haven’t invested in the extension. Have you bought or sold .XXX domain names?


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Comments (20)

    Jacek

    I’ve just bought NATO.xxx because I am planning on starting a new project called New Avangard Transsexual Organisation.
    What do You think, am I going to get sued? Thanks for Your pro opinion

    January 21st, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Elliot Silver

      “What do you think?”

      @ Jacek

      I hope you are kidding.

      January 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Mike A

    I was not intending on purchasing any, but ended up picking up a couple when I found that two pretty nice, one-word adult themed names were still available. I’ve got high hopes for their usefulness to be converted into an adult site by someone in the industry, but how many years of renewal fees am I going to go through to get to the point where they are commonplace?

    January 21st, 2012 at 11:12 am

    John

    Sounds like end users see no need for numerous extensions being created as well. Only a matter of time before ICAHN creates a diluted marketplace collapse. .COM will be only one worth value, but even then it won’t be pretty if all these numerous extensions keep getting pushed out.

    January 21st, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Poor Uncle

    I bought ebusiness.xxx. Can you help me sell it for big bucks?

    January 21st, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Mike

    I don’t know if having exact match domain XXX domain names is some competitive advantage like having exact match .com domain name in regular niche as search engines has different ranking algorithms for these XXX niches.

    These domain names in general was created for the same purpose as gTDL domain names – just to make more profit for ICAN

    January 21st, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Ablaze Domains

    .xxx is going to be way bigger than .co or any other recent extensions. I think it is going to be here for the long-haul and really start to take off.

    January 21st, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Michael

    I own:

    xxx4u.xxx
    sex4u.xxx
    porn4u.xxx
    girls4u.xxx

    not sure what they will be worth.

    think we have to wait until after 1/23 for the private/closed auction to end, and get some domain sales figures.

    thoughts?

    January 21st, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Babak

    I own:
    vcr.xxx

    This there a upcoming auction for .xxx, if so when does it start.

    January 22nd, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Alex

    i own

    xxxfilms.xxx
    mot.xxx
    num.xxx
    dupontregistry.xxx
    hoes4bros.xxx
    oron.xxx

    January 22nd, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Alex

    notify me if interested

    January 22nd, 2012 at 3:25 am

    shritech

    I want to sell two names:

    intimate.xxx
    blocking.xxx

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Shritech

    January 22nd, 2012 at 5:39 am

    rob sequin

    I got these in the landrush for $99 each

    Restaurants.xxx
    Outdoors.xxx
    FireIsland.xxx
    Provincetown.xxx

    and others. I’m happy. I’ll wait and see how the industry develops.

    January 22nd, 2012 at 11:27 am

    RAYY

    I collect

    Plumbers.xxx
    Fireman.xxx
    Sailors.xxx
    Armies.xxx
    Tradies.xxx
    Crews.xxx

    January 22nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    subhash

    Unique domain names middleeast.xxx & bharat.xxx are for sale. if interested mail me – sales@webby.co.in

    January 23rd, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Daniel

    I bought

    santa.xxx
    resveratrol.xxx

    I still do not know why the did not reserve Santa.xxx?
    Everybody knows Santa is about toys and gifts. Its a toy site now. LOL

    January 23rd, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Jibby

    I bought

    Okc.xxx

    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Jim

    I love Jesus.xxx

    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    David Whitmore

    I’m not looking to get rich, but, I think I have some pretty darn good domain names as far as .XXX goes. The question is whether any .XXX domain name has any wholesale value or not. I’d consider selling the following 12 domain names as a portfolio for a net to me (after all escrow & transfer costs) of $6,000 U.S. That’s only $500 each net to me. Let me know if there’s any interest. Thank you.

    The names are:

    MFM.XXX

    Cherries.XXX

    Tats.XXX

    Baths.XXX

    Fruits.XXX

    PlayDates.XXX

    DarkMeat.XXX

    AmateurGirls.XXX

    Tubular.XXX

    Vixens.XXX

    Jackpot.XXX

    Goldilocks.XXX

    Thanks again,

    -David Whitmore at DaveWCharlotte@gmail.com

    January 29th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Alex

    @ Dave….

    MFM could be good, so can play dates , amateur girls, vixens, jackpot and maybe fruits lol. (gay pun intended) . tubular though could be a huge one. id hold onto that one if i were you. anyways,

    what i have for sale now are a few dotcoms
    zzippcast.com
    zippcastvids.com
    zippcastvidz.com

    FYI , zippcast.com is going to be the next youtube and has a ton of members already.

    January 29th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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