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ICM Registry’s applications for .sex, .porn and .adult are bound for approval now that the objection period for generic TLDs is closed, said Stuart Lawley, who runs the company’s .XXX registry as president.
Harvard University paid as much as $299 to register the last time the World Wide Web’s global overseer added a domain name to familiar ones including .com and .net. Rather than seeking a new opportunity, it signed up to keep harvard.xxx from being used as a porn site.
SexGoesMobile has acquired the domain name Mobile.xxx to provide live cams, video and dating in 10 languages. The site will be dedicated to providing the first all-encompassing .XXX destination for mobile devices, according to .XXX operator ICM Registry, which disclosed the deal Monday.
Launched about a year ago, to plenty of questions and criticism, the .xxx domain, operated by ICM Registry, has evolved into a totally unusual offering in the domain name space, with a handful of unique characteristics and what is looking more and more like a model to be emulated by the new generic TLDs that will be arriving in the next year or two.
Google took the porn away — and the web’s dirty side loves it.
Google has modified its popular image search to block many explicit pictures, a move that could be a big win for competing search engines.