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IANA Adds .XXX to Root Nameservers

Apr 17th, 2011 10:04 AM

CYBERSPACE—The question whether or not the U.S. Commerce Department would prevent the addition of .XXX to the root has been answered. The top-level domain is now live. IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, added the sTLD to the root nameservers early Friday.

Several second level domains, including sex.xxx, xxx.xxx and porn.xxx go to landing page for ICM Registry (pictured), which operates the top-level domain. The pages contain links to the ICM website.

Greg Dumas of ICM Registry said, "We are pleased to bring .XXX into the adult marketplace and the positive response since approval has been overwhelming. This is definitely an exciting time."

IANA's delegation record for .XXX can be found here.