For those of you who see this as a goldrush or a good idea, you have to consider:
ICM wants to charge $75/year for a
.XXX domain, for relatively little extra value - How many domains are you going to go on a spree for with $75 reg fees?
By having a domain on
.xxx, you must follow ICM's (not ICANN's) 'Best business practices' or else lose your
.XXX - could this include selling them/parking them?
There are bills in congress to make
.XXX mandatory, meaning american run adult sites would not be allowed on
Their policy includes the right to 'Reserve geographic and religiously/culturally sensitive names', how far could this be expanded? - would someone really end up paying $75 per year for sex.xxx?
There are now hundreds of thousands of adult websites across the
.tld spectrum, ranging from
.jp - not all of these will switch, with international webmasters not bound by US rulings - this could create an unfair marketplace for US businesses
self-penned article about what is one of the worst ideas in recent years when it comes to TLDs.