.XXX Domains are Now Available for Sale

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To make general web free of adult content and to port all adult content website on a separate platform, .XXX domains are now on sale. The ICM Registry, which registers domain names is giving 50 days to big brands to claim their domain. For example, Google can grab www.google.xxx.

Stuart Lawley, the CEO of ICM Registry, says it should cost around $200 for brands to get their .xxx domains. Unlike other top-level domains, which charge roughly $50 a year to maintain rights to a URL, brand holders will pay a one-time fee for .xxx domains. “The truth is, no one is going to be going to coca-cola.xxx, but some may not want their brands associated [with .xxx domains] in any way,” Lawley says.

After the 50-day period, there will be a 17-day period where domains are sold exclusively to the adult entertainment industry. Lawley says the appeal of such domains is that they will provide more traffic and offer a verification of sorts.

“It’s a win because you’ll be able to surf porn safely,” says Lawley, adding that it’s also a win for consumers wishing to avoid porn since they can filter out all .xxx sites.

The .xxx top-level-domain is the first to be approved by ICANN since .co, which was approved for commercial use in July 2010. Now its time to surf clean web without worrying of getting in front of any unwanted adult content websites.

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