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MMX acquires sizable #domain pornfolio from ICM Registry in 4 gTLDs

The ICM Registry is caching its chips, being acquired by MMX for a combination of cash and shares. MMX now manages a sizable pornfolio portfolio of domain names, in the .XXX, .Sex, .Porn and .Adult gTLDs. Stuart Lawley, outgoing CEO of the ICM Registry, becomes majority shareholder at MMX with a 15% share. The ICM […]

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Stuart Lawley : Celebrating 12 years at the helm of the ICM Registry

The new gTLD program appears to be a common reality these days, but in the months before the final approval of hundreds of gTLD strings, dot .XXX led the pack. Stuart Lawley, Chairman and President of the ICM Registry LLC, celebrates 12 years as a domain industry innovator with the company. A little bit of […]

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Irresistibly attractive employee fired from Domain Registrar; lands new job at ICM Registry

Maria Ramos is 23; her Hispanic heritage is evident in her curvy looks. She’s a graduate of MIT and due to the current bad economy, she works as tech support at an ICANN-accredited registrar. Or rather, she used to work; as of Monday, Maria will no longer be an employee. “I was given a note, […]

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ICM Registry doubles the ‘X’s to all registrations made today!

ICM Registry – the folks behind .XXX domains and creative adult commercials –  don’t want to rest on their laurels too long. Having already applied for .sex, .adult and .porn, the ICM Registry offers a domain registration special, good for the day. “Several of our more demanding customers thought that .XXX was not enough, or […]

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CNN Money and Porn: It’s all about the new gTLDs

CNN’s Money section covered today the up-and-coming introduction of more adult-oriented gTLDs by the same folks that brought .XXX to the world. The article talks about how .Porn and .Sex along with .Adult will help further establish the ICM Registry’s footprint in the adult domain industry. Says Stuart Lawley, CEO of the ICM Registry: “We’ve […]

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More .XXX please – We’re British!

A new marketing campaign for .XXX domains by the ICM Registry has been unveiled in the UK. According to the campaign’s creators, M&C Saatchi London: […] have created a new tongue-in-cheek campaign to promote .XXX – the high level adult domain. Targeting adults the ads are due to go live on video screens in bars […]

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Almost 100,000 .XXX domains so far

There are now almost 100,000 .XXX domain names in existence, according to a little “birdy” 😀 This number includes defensive registrations and domains reserved by the ICM Registry and it’s almost double the results of the general availability launch day. It’s expected that early next week the 1,500 remaining .XXX registrations will thus surpass this […]

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ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley fought the conservative US government – and won!

Stuart Lawley, CEO of the ICM Registry that less than a week ago unleashed the .XXX TLD to the world, is an experienced Internet investor and executive. Lawley developed and successfully managed a number of UK and US businesses in office technology and the Internet. He served as the Chairman of Oneview.net plc, a British […]

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How .XXX beat the Bush administration

For the eight years of the George W. Bush administration, the ICM Registry had to fight with both the conservative US governement and the religious right. The opposition to the now live .XXX TLD went as far as to create parody videos aimed directly at the ICM Registry CEO, Stuart Lawley – a self-made millionaire […]

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