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.XXX - Pre-registration Opens on April 28, 2011 at 10:00 UTC

On Friday March 18, 2011 the .XXX Top-Level-Domain received final approval through ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).  The approval grants ICM Registry’s .XXX web suffix with the same rights as .com, .net, .info and other TLDs.  The only difference being that as a sponsored TLD (sTLD), .XXX domains will only be available to the adult entertainment industry.  The registration agreement will require anyone registering a .XXX domain to complete an application process endorsed and overseen by the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR).

The introduction of .XXX provides numerous benefits.  For consumers who wish to browse adult entertainment sites, it provides reassurance they are more protected from the risk of viruses, identity theft, credit card fraud and inadvertent exposure to child abuse images. It will also provide individuals and parents who wish to avoid adult entertainment sites the opportunity to filter out unwanted .XXX material.


The Launch Periods of .XXX:

I. Sunrise

There will be two concurrent tracks (A and B) within the Sunrise period for .XXX Domains. For more information, please visit ICM Registry.

II. Landrush

Specifics yet to be provided.

III. Go-Live - General Availabitliy

Specifics yet to be provided


Best Business Practices Requirement for .XXX Domains:

What are the Best Business Practices that .XXX registrants must follow?

Developed by the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR), all .XXX registrants will be contractually obliged to follow a set of practices draw up to provide effective self-regulation of the adult industry. In particular they:

IFFOR will preserve the credibility of these practices through regular revisions and updates to accommodate developments in technologies and societal expectations.

Pre-registration Process:

On April 28, 2011 at 10:00 UTC HEXONET will start taking pre-registrations of .XXX Domains via our Control Panel or API.  Please note that dates and prices are yet to be published by the .XXX registry, but when they are released, this information will be relayed to our customers. For Sunrise applications there will be an one-time non-refundable application fee as well as the regular annual registration fee.

Pre-registration via API (Sunrise, Landrush and Go-Live)

command = AddDomainApplication 
domain = example.XXX
period = 1Y | 2Y | 3Y | 4Y | 5Y | 6Y | 7Y | 8Y | 9Y | 10Y
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver2 = (NAMESERVER)

Pre-registration via Control Panel

Pre-registrations can be submitted through the Control Panel by logging into your account and navigating to "Manage Products > Domains" and clicking the "Pre-reg Admin" link in the left side menu. From here one can list existing or submit new Pre-registrations. Users can modify or delete any Pre-registrations without charge up to 24 hours prior to the launch date.

Please note:  You will have sufficient time to configure (modify, delete) your pre-registrations once specifics with respect to the various different launch phases have been provided.  At this point in time, we are simply accepting non-binding pre-registrations.

Please stay tuned for further information and updates on the launch of .XXX!