ICM Reports 218,000 .XXX Domains Under Its Management
LOS ANGELES — ICM Registry says it currently has 218,000 .XXX domains under its management.
Of those 218,000, 135,000 of them are active .XXX registrations, according to ICM Registry. The balance, 83,000, are defensive Sunrise B reservations or other reserved names.
Those numbers represent an increase of several thousand from the previous month, as ICM Registry reported 216,000 domains under its belt.
For ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley, the current .XXX registration numbers exceed the top-level domain operator's master business plan.
"The targets contained in our 'expected case' or 'most likely' business plan submitted to ICANN were for 125,000 total registration after five years so," Lawley told XBIZ. "Six months' post launch we are over our five-year target."
With general registration numbers seeing an increase, Lawley noted premium names sales are going exceptionally well, with Toys.xxx recently selling for $125,000 and Movies.xxx selling for $90,000, among other deals.
"We are just putting the finishing touches to another premium name deal for approximately $650,000, which we hope to announce shortly together with the official release of approximately 1,000 premium generic keyword names at competitive prices," he said.
ICM Registry last week released official registration numbers for January, with numbers showing 119,029 non-defensive .XXX registrations, up 12,480 from the previous month of December, when .XXX launched.