back to article Up to $650 for a .xxx domain - or to keep your name off one

Pornographers and brand owners can expect to pay between $75 and $650 to register .xxx domain names, newly published registrar pricing schemes have revealed. Trademark owners concerned about having their brands associated with online pornography may be hit especially hard by the forthcoming domain launch, according to reports in …

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Coat

"Full details of this process, and of the X-strikes-and-you're-out process..."

Surely you mean "XXX-strikes and you're out"?

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That's fine...

...but where do I go for the disney pron if disney reserves the domain?

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Seems kind of pointless.

If Disney wanted to avoid the charge, or even to make money, all they have to do is sit tight; and when some porn site registers disney.xxx, sue the crap out of them.

The only domain name you NEED to grab is dot com.

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It would probably be cheaper to buy the domain than sue

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Re: suing the crap out of them

Well, yes, and *Disney* presumably know that, but the XXX registrar presumably is hoping that others don't.

(Actually, in any *sane* world, it would be possible to set up disney.xxx and not worry about Walt's lawyers, on the grounds that only a blithering idiot would believe that it was anything to do with the magical kingdom. But I digress. Now back to planet Earth...)

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Paris Hilton

Disney?

disney.xxx might not be *THE* Magical Kingdom, but it is *A* Magical Kingdom

The difference between the men and the boys is just the price of their toys

Paris? - obviously!

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Coat

Setting up a porn domain

... was a very short sighted decision (fnarr, fnarr)

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Anonymous Coward

quick!

Grab the "goatse" one!

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Registration not required

I can read the post at worldtrademarkreview without prior registration. YM2C

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Beer?

So, are we going to see an Australian brewery buying x.xxx ?

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The domains with brand-names in need to be kept

for Rule 34!

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Stop

"apply to have their brands permanently "blocked" in .xxx."

"Nice domain you have here, Squire.

"Be a shame if anything happened to it, know what I mean..."

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Anonymous Coward

sooo....

.. can't wait to see who gets www.microsoft.xxx ... porn site of course dedicated to men of a "less then standard" size.

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Yag

Mmmh...

www.apple.xxx, with an eve-and-snake related theme, may be sneakier and quite defendable against cybersquatting charges.

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How much?

Yes, the domain names do sound expensive, but a business that couldn't pay those prices might as well give up now.

There will be porn businesses which hold on to their pre-xxx domains, but any porn business that can't afford a .xxx is just waiting to go, er, tits up.

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Not afford

Maybe they don't like having cash extorted from them?

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Keeping the riff raff out?

I think it seems a lot because we see porn free. At least I do.

The people that make it don't though - they see a 20 minute video as costing $10k in 'actors', camera crew, equipment, makeup artists... 10 videos like that to launch the site is a hundred thousand.

For pirate... sorry user uploaded streaming sites, it might seem like more, but I'd guess if they are popular they make a bomb.

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ARRRG! More DNS breakage

"Disney, for example, will be able to pay a one-time fee in order to have disney.xxx resolve to a standard place-holder page managed by the registry."

What is wrong with simply allowing the domain to NOT resolve AT ALL? NXDOMAIN error?

This sounds like more registrar dain-bramage. Rather than letting software detect that there IS no "disney.xxx" and move on, let's confuse it by having EVERYTHING resolve - just point it to a squatter^Wdomain registrar landing site and rake in the ad revenue.

And what happens if I register dirty.xxx, and the create sub-domains like disney.dirty.xxx, ariel.disney.dirty.xxx, etc.? Especially if I do it though a shell corporation someplace where The Mouse cannot easily sue?

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nxdomain rewriting for fun and profit

> What is wrong with simply allowing the domain to NOT resolve AT ALL? NXDOMAIN error?

have you been hiding with osama bin laden for the last umpteen years? it's clearly escaped your notice that most isps have been fucking with dns responses for years, nxdomains in particular.

there's already a massive business in sitefinder-like scams where isps rewrite nxdomain replies to redirect their customers to a landing page with ads ('natch) and portals to "did you mean fubar.com, not foobar.xxx?" links, reskinned google home page, etc, etc.

what the .xxx guys are proposing to do will stop this sort of dns fuckery. maybe. but i'd put money on them making ad revenue off the web proxy or redirect at www.disney.xxx.

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So, the obvious question

Will The Register be buying up theregister.xxx to prevent the swarm of porn sites who would otherwise risk ruining your good name?

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theregister.xxx

Or perhaps use it to host the really hardcore playmobil stuff....

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Anonymous Coward

Maybe this would fly

www.westborobaptistchurch.xxx

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

"Or perhaps use it to host the really hardcore playmobil stuff...."

Oh yes.... you guys need to get the domain and do this! I would suggest you go and get playmobil.xxx too but I guess that goes against the grain of the article :)

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.xxx was a poor choice

...it should have been .cum

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