XXX Domains

01 Sep
2011

XXX Domains

So, does anyone really think doing all this will change the adult industry online? While I think it’s a nice feature to have, I’m not sold on people going to a domain extension that will clearly reveal what they were doing. Privacy and surfing anonymously is still a huge attraction for the internet and that element gives people confidence to act and behave they way they do online, for better or worse.

While there will be some who make some money with this, in the long run I don’t see this as a worthwhile investment. XXX Domains just come with too many unknowns to be worth the risk.

Got this email from Godaddy –

XXX domains are now available for pre-registration.

Designed specifically for the adult entertainment industry, .XXX is instantly recognizable and brands your website in a way that no other domain can. Plus, .XXX is protected by revolutionary features to attract visitors and keep their information safe, with safeguards developed by IFFOR.org.
• Recognizable, globally-promoted brand, specific to the adult entertainment industry.
• Registry-sponsored portals and direct search to increase traffic.
• Defensive registration to allow businesses to block their name from being registered as a .XXX.

Whether you want to promote your adult entertainment website or protect your brand from being registered as a .XXX, pre-registration helps you stay in control of your online reputation.

Choose the phase that’s right for you and we’ll submit your application as soon as it starts, so you’ll have the best possible chance of securing your domain.

Sunrise AT
Available September 7 — October 28, 2011
Adult Trademark Holder

1st Year — $209.99*

Choose if: You own an adult industry registered trademark that was registered prior to September 1, 2011.
Price includes $110.00 application fee and $99.99 for domain registration. Member ID required.**

Sunrise AD
Available September 7 — October 28, 2011
Adult Domain Name Owner

1st Year — $209.99*

Choose if:You own an existing adult domain that was registered prior to February 1, 2010.
Price includes $110.00 application fee and $99.99 for domain registration. Member ID required.**

Sunrise B
Available September 7 — October 28, 2011
Standard Trademark Holders

Processing Fee — $199.99*

Choose if: You own a qualifying registered trademark outside of the adult industry that was registered prior to September 1, 2011 and you want to protect your brand by blocking others from registering it as a .XXX.

Landrush
Available November 8 — November 25, 2011
Priority Pre-Registration

1st Year — $199.99*

Choose if: You are a member of the adult Sponsored Community and want a better chance at securing your .XXX domain name before General Availability opens. Price includes $100.00 application fee and $99.99 for domain registration. Member ID required.**

General Availability
Pre-register now for your application to be submitted by December 6, 2011
Pre-Registration

1st Year — $99.99*

Choose if: You want a .XXX domain. During this phase, all names will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

*Plus ICANN fee of 18 cents /yr for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .asia, .jobs, and .mobi, and ICANN fee of $2.00/yr for .xxx

Application to reserve a domain name during the pre-registration period does not guarantee availability of that domain or that registration will ultimately be issued.

Note: Pre-registration does not guarantee the domain name will be available. If we are not able to secure your .XXX domain name, your purchase will be refunded, less any application fees included in the list price. The Sunrise B Pre-registration processing fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that the domain name will be available to be blocked.

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