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XXX top-level domain finally approved, 300,000 domains already reserved

After 7 years of rigorous back-and-forth mass debating over the creation of the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), ICANN has approved its introduction. You can reserve domains through its sponsor, ICM Registry, and .XXX domains will cost at least $60 to register once they become available in the next couple of months. Don't get too excited about securing a money shot domain, though: at the time of...

Porn sites will finally get .XXX domain, says ICANN

ICANN, the organization that controls top-level domain names, is reportedly ready to approve the controversial .XXX domain, intended for use by porn sites. It's an interesting decision that comes after years of debate. Both porn businesses and anti-porn crusaders have opposed .XXX. On the porn end of things, there are worries that it will segregate adult sites and ruin their SEO. On the anti-po...

.xxx TLD delayed once more

ICANN has, once again, delayed the decision to create a .xxx top-level domain for porn. The proposal for this TLD came up in 2000 for the first time, and since then, it has been rejected and bogged down in red tape three times. As of right now, it hasn't been rejected outright, but it has been delayed for around 70 days. To be honest, I don't get it. Having a .xxx TLD would make life easier fo...

.XXX back on the drawing board as ICANN plans big domain name changes

A far reaching transformation of domain names could be in store as Internet guardians, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meets to discuss changes to top level domain names. According to a report from the BBC, ICANN has plans to deregulate top level domain names to allow any string of letters to be used as a top level domain, paving the way for long proposed domains s...