Domain Matching Program

.PORN and .ADULT are Launching

The Domain Matching Program is designed to help our .XXX Sponsored Community and stakeholders obtain priority rights to direct match .XXX names in our new gTLDs. The Domain Matching Program gives .XXX registrants the ability to register available corresponding .XXX names in our new gTLDs. The Domain Matching Program also allows parties who participated in the .XXX Sunrise B program an opportunity to register available corresponding names in our new gTLDs.

The Domain Matching Program gives our .XXX stakeholders a variety of choices. They may choose to register the directly matching name in as many of our gTLDs as we have available or, may instead choose to register the name in only one of our gTLDs (and not others). Alternatively, the .XXX stakeholder may choose not to register the name in any of our new gTLDs. Once the new names are registered, the registrant of the new .PORN and .ADULT names may elect to sell or transfer those names, independent of the underlying .XXX registration.

For example, if you have a registration for the domain name EXAMPLE.XXX, under the Domain Matching Program you may be eligible to register EXAMPLE.PORN before it becomes available to the general public.

The Domain Matching Program is subject to the TMCH Sunrise Period, the Premium Name Program, intellectual property rights and ICANN’s rules and procedures.

Sunrise
March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
Domain Matching /
Limited Registration
April 15, 2015 to May 15, 2015
General Availability
June 4, 2015

*For more information about the new gTLD Program rules and procedures, see the ICANN Guidebook published at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb. The Guidebook may be modified and if modified, we will be subject to those modifications.

**There will be charges for additional registrations and for registration renewals.

***.XXX Registrants must have a .XXX domain name as of March 31, 2015 to be eligible for the Domain Matching Program.

****.SEX is anticipated to launch in Q3 2015.

*****For more information about the Domain Matching Program see the forthcoming applicable rules and procedures that will be published upon launch of the new gTLDs.