Directly from the source: .XXX domains ARE allowed to be parked

We asked Stuart Lawley, CEO of the ICM Registry, about rumors that .XXX domains cannot be parked. His response: Yes. [they can be parked] False alarm, folks. Have a great Friday 😀  

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Oops! Non-adult domains in the .XXX TLD

The .XXX TLD launched on December 6th was a triumph of perseverance over both the religious right and the conservative US government that held it down for the eight years of the George W. Bush administration. Thousands of .XXX domains were registered, at a premium price and thousands more are expected to become active web […]

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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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The first ICM Member account setup emails finally arrive

It took longer than the expected 24 hours but the first emails for setting up the required ICM Member account were finally sent out by the ICM Registry. The email looks like this: Subject: ICM Member Account Setup Dear [username]: Thank you for applying for .XXX domain name(s). Once you activate your .XXX Membership Account, […]

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Bob the plumber starts New Business afresh at Bob.XXX

Bob the plumber lost his seven year old domain to a cybersquatter – or an opportunist investor, if you prefer. The truth is, that Bob failed to renew his dot .com domain and it ended up being auctioned on GoDaddy’s TDNAM. It was sold for $750 but to Bob it was priceless. “I could not […]

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The numbers are out: 25 million .XXX registrations in 5 hours!

The numbers are out and they are absolutely staggering! The Dot .XXX Registry managed to complete 24,977,902 domain registrations of .XXX domains in half a day! “Not even dot .com seems to be an obstacle now,” said Hugh Joargun of the ICM Registry. “We are absolutely thrilled, we are having a margarita party, getting punch drunk […]

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Twitter enables hot linking of .XXX domains

As we pointed out yesterday, Twitter has been treating dot .XXX domain URLs as not linkable. But this has now changed and anyone who posts http://domain.xxx in Twitter will see their URL is linked. The ICM Registry was quick to resolve this issue which also affected Skype.

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Twitter about to update their URL parsing to cater to .XXX

Some of you eagle-eyed domainers might have noticed that Twitter as well as Skype do not currently parse .XXX domain URLs. This is about to change, according to the ICM Registry that rolls out .XXX tomorrow (click here to find out the exact time). A lot of new TLDs need to be validated with services […]

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