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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If you pick up that one, you will be able to retire on the sale of the domain. I could speculate that there will be a minimum of thousands of people trying to grab that domain.
    True, but I've seen on a Dutch blog that the domains got reserved on a first comes, first serve way. So that person was lucky

    It's probably one of the staff though, it's not the way it should be, but heck if you can earn a few million, why wouldn't you do it?
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    It looks like ICM Registry, the company who submitted the proposal, gets to manage the TLD registrations. I wonder if they get to set up the registration rules.
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    There were over 100,000 reservations so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If you pick up that one, you will be able to retire on the sale of the domain. I could speculate that there will be a minimum of thousands of people trying to grab that domain.
    I read that preference will be given to people that already have sites on the domain and decided by tiebreaker when they are more than one site claiming the domain from different tlds.

    There's also restrictions on geographic locations and cultural names.

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    Hi,

    Wonder what this s is going to cost to register a name?

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    I heard an interesting statistic on the radio this week. Some study (I didn't hear who did it) found that 35% of all web pages on the Internet were in porn sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    Wonder what this s is going to cost to register a name?

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    This article says $75, but the article is old.

    http://news.cnet.com/Porn-friendly-.xxx-domains-approved/2100-1030_3-5728713.html

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I heard an interesting statistic on the radio this week. Some study (I didn't hear who did it) found that 35% of all web pages on the Internet were in porn sites.
    Could they have said 35% of the traffic is to porn sites?

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    The s e x dot com was subject to theft I recall.

    I guess us guys will end up chasing the long tail domains (weird, bizarre) categories if we were actually looking at this market niche

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Could they have said 35% of the traffic is to porn sites?
    That might make more sense, but they did say web pages. Perhaps the host of the program got it wrong. I don't really see porn as making up 35% of all pages on the web. 35% of all traffic seems a bit far-fetched as well.

    Around 2000, porn was considered to be the most successful business model on the web. Could be that it still is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    The s e x dot com was subject to theft I recall.
    Yeah, at one point the domain was hijacked. The story is interesting.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3102677.stm

    Back in the 1990s when Network Solutions held a monopoly on dot com, dot net and dot org domain registrations, you had to send a notarized letter to Network Solutions in order to get a domain transferred from one owner to another. It once took six months for me to get them to transfer a domain because their process was so screwed up. That is one of the many reasons as to why they lost their monopoly and we are no longer forced to pay $30 per year ($40 with parking) for a domain registration.
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