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Dot-XXX domains go live, escalating battle for smutty URLs

Daniel Ionescu | Dec. 7, 2011
The .XXX domain is meant to safely filter adult content on the Web under one domain name.

ICM is now offering a service where companies can pay a one-off fee to have their domains permanently excluded from .XXX registration, but the fees can be significant, as they vary between registrars. Meanwhile, an arbitration program has been launched in order to help resolve complaints over the new .XXX domains, which is similar to the policies applied to most domains under ICANN. The .XXX's Rapid Evaluation Service is meant to result in a takedown of an infringing domain name in just two business days.

 

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