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The first .xxx porn site has gone live

Kevin Murphy, August 2, 2011, 21:42:40 (UTC), Domain Registries

Casting.xxx tonight has become officially the first live porn site to use a .xxx domain name.

It’s very not safe for work, of course, but if you head over there right now you can watch a handful of streaming videos, according to sources.

Casting.xxx is the first site to use a domain granted under ICM Registry’s Founders Program, which let the registry sell off or basically give away premium names to publishers.

ICM says it’s allocating about 1,500 domains to about 35 Founders, which is quite a lot more domains than I was expecting.

The .xxx top-level domain has been active in the domain name system for a few months now, but to date the only resolving domains have been those belonging to registry manager ICM.

Casting.xxx is registered to a Really Useful Ltd, which appears to have been set up purely to build sites on .xxx domains, of which casting.xxx is the first of several.

The .xxx sunrise period begins next month, with landrush in November and general availability slated for December.

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Comments (3)

  1. Steve Jones says:

    The adult community really dislikes this extension, so I’m not sure it will really take off. Like with any new extension, there will probably be some flipping opportunities but 99% of the registered domains will be worthless.

    The only way the extension will take off is with lots of developed sites, so they’re smart to do what they’re doing and get some sites up.

  2. “According to sources….” Very amusing.

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