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Businesses in the adult entertainment industry – and outside of it – from today have the opportunity to register or block .xxx domain names that match their trademarks. ICM Registry, which has operated .xxx since it signed a contract with ICANN earlier this year, has launched a three-pronged "sunrise period" that will run for …

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The real USA method

Send the registrar a registered letter from your lawyer notifying them of all your trademarks and notifying them that they are not authorized to use them.

If they allow someone else to register one of your trademarks, you sue them.

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$80 no deterrent

The companies who park domains can make some serious cash. Don't doubt the registration fee will put off the little guy from trying it on but would still expect to see the usual litany of parked domains serving nothing but adverts. Well I would expect that the people who attempt to visit XXX sites would, of course I would never try to view such things, ahem.

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Good idea, Trev.

The new xxx TLD is more or less blackmailing businesses who don't want to have their brand associated with porn. This is a really bad move. Why are they automatically protecting the rich and famous from others buying a xxx domain with their name in it? Surely these people can afford the $200 themselves to block it. I won't be buying a xxx domain to protect my brand as a matter of principle, but I hope whoever buys the equivilient doesn't have too sick a website!

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This is a genius idea

This is basically a licence to print money - it's a great idea by ICM.

Porn operators aren't actually interested in the domain, as it's far too simple for *.xxx to be blocked any number of ways, so their potential visitor base is reduced. Instead, by simply saying "Nice .com you've got there, be a shame if anyone registered the .xx version of it, wouldn't it?" ICM get a decent wodge of protection, I mean "defensive registration" money, and it doesn't matter how many .xxx domains are actually registered.

Obviously the knowledgeable types - i.e. us lot - wouldn't bother paying up for this as we know there's no point, but that doesn't matter - it's not us they're after. It's the managers, the brand owners, the PR departments - all of whom will say "Oh, it's only a few hundred bucks? Just do it".

So, who's up for registering .sex next?

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And .crap, .sucks, etc, etc

Anyone who doesn't want one of those suffixes attached to their brand name just has to pay a few hundred dollars ... per suffix.

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Don't worry ...

all the really good stuff will still be on .com

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Hmmmm

These domains just don't seem enticing,,,,,

www.dixons.xxx

www.argos.xxx

www.cocacola.xxx

www.ladieswhocannotaffordclothes.xxx

Oooh, wait a minute.

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I hate you

I just had a vision of a greasy student from my local Dixions showing me a "handheld device" while naked.

Pass the mind-bleach please.

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I think you mean

PFY

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Sun rises over .xxx smut domain

At first I was thinking… "Surely that should be Oracle rises…"

*sigh*

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Bah

They wouldn't let me register www.xxx, though http.xxx was still available last time I looked so you'd be able to have the address ftp@http.xxx xxx.xxx is gone, probably all the 3 lettered ones grabbed too. xxx@xxx.xxx would have been an awesome email address too. Oh well. could have been greate for some email filter testing/spam collecting!

Which also makes me wonder, is anyone going to have non-www things going on with .xxx? Are people going to have hotbabe@sexy.xxx email addresses? And would having a .xxx be MORE or LESS likely to get spam email?

Very curious how this plays out from, uhm, a purely technical aspect. Yes, that's it. Purely technical.

(seriously, how could would xxx@xxx.xxx have been!)

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Paris Hilton

this is content..

I agree... it would have been very could. Or cool even :)

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx would be an epic address to send people to.

I'm curious to how the whole pr0n vs non-pr0n would work. Could a manufacturer of tubes designed especially for transmitting red light be able to stick some scantly clad ladies on their homepage and win the rights to redtube.xxx?

Paris, because she's probably got to go to arbitration against herself.

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Cheap Shot

Love the sub headline....And I thought this was a serious Organ.

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Dear MP,

I am shocked and disgusted that my Timmy can see ".xxx" on his Internets. This is simply pushing vile and disgusting porn to our children and raising a nation of paedophile rapists.

I must insist that the UK government immediately ban this vile filth from our shores. Without such a ban in place to protect the children, the UK government is saying that it supports the idea of importing raw-filth into the homes of decent, up-standing Britons. This is really a terrible stance for you to take.

Ban this sick filth now!

Yours sincerely,

Angry of Barking

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Resolving conflicts

"When two or more applications are made for resolving .xxx domains, the applicants will have to fight it out at auction."

Surely there's more appropriate ways of doing it. Naked wrestling, perhaps? Or just have each company make up a "Top Trumps" set from their stars characteristics, and play two out of three for it.

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hmmm...

Wonder if there's any brave souls going for www.iPorn.xxx

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Sensible

Wouldn't it just have been easier to say that you can't have the same name under both .com and .xxx?

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Hmm

"Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"

When talking about porn sit-

Never mind.

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http://192.168.1.xxx/

Must stop writing that when describing how to connect to web server on a LAN.

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I fervently hope

that Prince Edward is at this moment reserving www.esse.xxx for his Earldom domain name. And some enterprising candlemaker must be considering www.aaa.xxx?

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Hmm

Can I register gov.co.uk.xxx

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