.XXX Domains Selling Like Hotcakes to Companies That Don't Even Want to Use Them

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    .XXX Domains Selling Like Hotcakes to Companies That Don't Even Want to Use Them

    1 Comments by Legal Help Published on 11-18-2011 06:36 AM
    In case you haven't been keeping up with it, the ".XXX" domain is getting closer and closer. ICM Registry, the company that administers the .XXX domains, created a "Sunrise" period (Sept. 7, 2011-Oct. 31, 2011) that allowed trademark holders -- both those looking to use a .XXX address and those seeking to prevent others from using their trademark on a .XXX website -- to register in advance of the rest of the world. ICM recently announced that it received more than 80,000 applications in the Sunrise period, and that "the applications have been well balanced between brand owners inside the adult industry and those non-adult brands that want to protect their trademarks." Between Nov. 8 and Nov. 25, the "Landrush" phase is underway, during which only members of the "adult Sponsored Community" (but not trademark holders) can apply for .XXX domain names. Finally, beginning on Dec. 6, 2011, the "General Availability" phase will begin, and all remaining .XXX domain names will be allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. In a press release, ICM stated that "We couldn't be happier about the success of the Sunrise period. There is always a risk with a new TLD that you may...

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    Nice article. Cute ending. Where can we find the search engine at!!!


 

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