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85% of Registered .XXX Domains Lead Nowhere

10 Jul

    Antigonish

by William Hughes Mearns

“Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…”

I’m not a math whiz, but when 85% of your registered domains don’t go anywhere, it’s hard not to think that either a lot of people are having a super hard time finding a webmaster or they only registered their .xxx domains in order to protect their brands.

Either way, it’s money in ICM Registry and Stuart Lawley’s pockets, so they sure aren’t shedding any tears over the uninhabited real estate. It’s not like they exist for the benefit of the adult entertainment industry or its fan base, after all.

IFFOR Publishes Two Years Of Tax Returns Showing 85% Of .XXX Domains Don’t Resolve

The International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR) a not-for-profit organization which was set up as part of ICM application to operate the .XXX registry has now published on its site, its tax returns for 2011 and 2012.

In 2012 IFFOR had income of $267,740.

“This income is derived entirely from the $10 per resolving domain commitment that ICM Registry has made to fund IFFOR.”

“The increase of $58,880 in 2012 is due to an increase in the number of resolving dot-xxx domain names.”

In 2011 IFFOR had an income of $208,860.

“This income is derived entirely from the $10 per resolving domain commitment that ICM Registry has made to fund IFFOR.”

Read more here.

 

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