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How to make $10,000 from .xxx domains

Kevin Murphy, May 7, 2012, 20:05:32 (UTC), Domain Policy

The policy body overseeing .xxx domain names plans to dish out grants of up to $10,000 to worthy causes.

The International Foundation For Online Responsibility expects to launch a new IFFOR Grants Program on June 1, according to a March announcement I only just noticed.

According to IFFOR, the grants will be capped at $10,000 per individual or organization and will be given to those who contribute to IFFOR’s four official policy goals:

Fostering communication between the Sponsored Community and other Internet stakeholders

Protecting free expression rights as defined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Promoting the development and adoption of responsible business practices designed to combat online child abuse images and to support user choice and parental control regarding access to online adult entertainment, and

Protecting the privacy, security, and consumer rights of consenting adult consumers of online adult entertainment goods and services

It seems like a pretty good opportunity for free speech advocacy groups to top up their funding.

ICM Registry, the .xxx manager, gives IFFOR $10 per year for every resolving .xxx domain name registered.

Its funding is therefore very likely approaching the $1.5 million mark in the hundreds of thousands of dollars right about now.

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Comments (3)

  1. Computer Dude says:

    Is .XXX still around? Why are we still talking about them?

    Forgive me, but I had assumed they joined .mobi and .name.

    If not yet, in my opinion, they will very soon.

  2. I’m just not a fan of adult content, but thanks for sharing the info.

  3. Hanz says:

    Wow, ICM Registry must be really desperate for attention.

    I bet next year .XXX won’t even be around anymore.

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