XXX Opening For General Registration

xxx domain names

Tomorrow afternoon the .xxx domain will finally “go live”.

If you applied for a .xxx domain name during sunrise or landrush then your domain names should go live tomorrow as well. The two exceptions to this being a “blocking” registration or where you’ve ended up in an auction against someone else.

People have been asking a LOT of questions about .xxx so here are some of the common questions and answers.

Q: During Open Registration will applicants outside of the Sponsored Community be able to block their non-trademarked names, or will a trademark be required?
A: During General Availability, Non-member Registrants will be able to register any name they like. This is done on a first come, first served. The name will not resolve if they do not authenticate on the ICM Registry web portal. This effectively blocks the domain from use by any member of the Sponsored Community, as long as the registrant continues to renew the domain name.

Q: Are  “Non-Members” able to register domain names for General Availability?
A: Yes, they will simply not authenticate their membership to the Sponsored Community and their domain names will not resolve.

Q: What will the WHOIS record be for blocked domains?
A: ICM Registry on Sunrise, the actual Registrant will be on WHOIS for GA.

Q: Will MX records (for email) work on domains that did not validate their membership to the Sponsored Community?
A: No. The registrant is DNS is disabled at the registry level until the domain is associated with a valid member of the Sponsored Community.

Q: What are the minimum and Max (if there is a max) number of characters allowed?
A: The minimum number of characters allowed is 3 and the max is 63.

Q: How long can I register a .xxx domain name for?

A: For 1 to 10 years (maximum)

Q: Will IDN .xxx domain names be available?

A: Not at this stage.

 

If you have any other questions about .xxx domains please let us know via the comments. Thanks!

 

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7 Responses to XXX Opening For General Registration

  1. AnonJohn December 6, 2011 at 13:49 #

    I’m a bit confused by your answer to – Are “Non-Members” able to register domain names for General Availability?

    I have an idea for an adult store do I need to be registered as an adult trader or something before I can get a domain and use it?

    Also will my details show up when you search for who owns the domain?

    • Michele Neylon December 6, 2011 at 13:53 #

      @AnonJohn
      Both “members” and “non-members” will be able to register domains.
      If you want to use the domain name for a website and / or email you will need to “join” the “adult community” by following the instructions in the email that you will get from ICM Registry after your submit the registration request.
      So if you want to use a .xxx domain name for an adult shop you would need to validate yourself – it’s simple and quick and won’t cost you anything.
      Your details will be available in WHOIS.

      Thanks for your questions

      Michele

      • AnonJohn December 6, 2011 at 20:20 #

        So if I wanted to run an amazon affiliate store with my xxx domain is that allowed?

        • Michele Neylon December 6, 2011 at 20:24 #

          AnonJohn
          That shouldn’t be an issue as long as you’re able to comply with the registry’s rules: http://icm.xxx/policies/

          Thanks for your comment

          Michele

  2. curlywurly December 6, 2011 at 17:57 #

    Can companies purchase their relevant .xxx domain name now – not to actively use /promote it, but to stop it being used inappropriately in the future?

    • Michele Neylon December 6, 2011 at 17:58 #

      Yes – we started accepting orders in the last hour. If you don’t validate yourself with ICM as being part of the adult community then the domain will never work / resolve