Go Daddy To Offer .XXX Domain Names
June 22, 2011 by Adult Webmaster News
Adult Web Hosting – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and net new SSL Certificates, is preparing to be one of the first in the industry to offer Internet users the .XXX domain name extension.
“We’ve said from the beginning … when it comes to dotXXX, we are going to listen to our customers,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “A large number of our customers have spoken … and there is a demand for the controversial new domain name extension – for both brand protection purposes and for new names. So what are we going to do? Go Daddy is going to give our customers what they want!”
The .XXX extension is specifically designated for the adult entertainment industry. It gives webmasters and visitors an easy to remember, directly relevant domain name and also affords Internet users, including parents, clear identification and warning about the type of site they are visiting.
Go Daddy met the requirements of ICM Registry, the operator of .XXX, to provide the domain name extension several weeks ago and intends to offer trademark holders the option to register the newly approved extension during what is known as a Sunrise period beginning in early Sept. Go Daddy and ICM Registry plan to offer .XXX registrations to all consumers thereafter, likely sometime in Oct.
“We know our customers will be well served with Go Daddy as a partner,” said ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley. “We look forward to working with Go Daddy in the development and marketing of the new dotXXX domain name extension. Go Daddy certainly knows how to market new concepts, especially when it comes to domain names and websites … and they are acknowledged as leaders in customer service.”
Pricing and registration dates are being finalized now.
To learn more about the .XXX domain name schedule, visit www.ICMRegistry.com.
About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and website design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 48 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day. GoDaddy.com is the world’s largest Web hosting provider and is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. In 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.