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Will You Invest in .XXX Domain Names

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Yesterday afternoon, I posted some information about the upcoming launch of .XXX domain names with insight provided by ICM Registry Chairman and CEO Stuart Lawley. I am curious if you plan to purchase any .XXX domain names for development or investment purposes.

As with many other gTLDs that are anticipated, I will likely purchase a few as investments.



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Comments (5)

    Tom

    I would expect there’d be little to be gained, unless of course you’re in the adult market. A very narrow market at any rate. And if that domain extension is being blocked in some areas and some web browsers or DNS filters (which could happen as an option) a waste of time for most.

    August 4th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Brad Mugford

    Even solid adult keywords in .COM have limited value, so I am not touching .XXX

    Brad

    August 4th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    borat

    we have a buy on borat.xxx VERY NICE

    August 5th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Voltaire

    No, I won’t be investing in .xxx…

    Adult market revenue has fallen off a cliff – too much free porn available these days – and, I can’t quite sense that domainers will speculate either, in today’s climate.

    No way to make money with .xxx, imo.

    August 5th, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Intellectual Property Solicitor

    From a legal point of view trade mark owners not in the adult industry can assert their word marks and apply to block a third party registering a XXX domain name which includes their own word mark with any “negative” results that may follow on.

    Thereafter the second stage is a landrush period from 8th November to 25th November followed by a final stage of general availability from 6th December.

    If you are in the adult entertainment industry or another adult industry then clearly it’s in your interests to apply for registration but if not then what’s the issue? Well you don’t need to apply to register a XXX domain yourself as that may have “negative” results for you but the viable alternative of applying to block third party registration means the XXX domain is not available or “reserved for use” for life of the domain.

    The commercial advantage of the application to block is that for a relatively small one off fee you do not then have the time and cost of having to bring litigation or invoking the domain dispute resolution procedure post third party registration.

    September 12th, 2011 at 7:23 am

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