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According to IProta, the company who is launching the .XXX Top Level Domains, trademark owners outside of the .XXX business may end up paying around $300 to own a .XXX with their name on it.

The cost of between $200 and $300 will apparently be set by individual registrars and will be a one-off fee, per address, to lock in the domain.

Yes, the .XXX TLD is meant for the adult industry but pretty much every company with a web site will have to register a .XXX variant of their domain too. i.e you’ll see a Microsoft.xxx, an Apple.xxx and the like otherwise there will be unscrupulous people registering their domains just to squat, misuse and otherwise play around with said domains. The High ‘lock-in’ fee is suppose to put a stop to this.

Introduction of the .XXX Top level domain is due in September.

For more info check out IPRota’s website.

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