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  • Two .xxx domain names sell for $750,000

    1. BY - Jan 23, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
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    ICM Registry sells two more domain names to previous premium domain customer.

    Premium .xxx domain names continue to sell for top dollar.

    .XXX domain registry ICM Registry announced today that Really Useful has acquired Tube.xxx for $500,000 and Tubes.xxx for $250,000.

    Really Useful is the same company that acquired four .xxx domain names for $600,000 back in October.

    ICM’s press release quotes Really Useful’s “JT” comparing his success on .xxx sites compared to .com sites. Obviously, he finds the .xxx ones to outperform. He cites good Google search rankings for the sites as part of his motivation.

    ICM also plans to offer the matching .sex, .porn, and .adult domain names to owners of .xxx websites, should ICM procure these three top level domain names. So Really Useful is potentially getting eight premium adult domain names for the price of two.

    The high prices ICM Registry is commanding for its domain names should be music to the ears of new top level domain name applicants. That said, I can’t see these sorts of prices holding for most new TLDs given the high level of competition they’ll face.

2 Comments
  • Not sure what RU intends to do with the “tube” domains.But if it turns out to be another “tube site(s)”…I’d already be lining lawyers up to go after them if I was an adult content provider.Tube sites have almost wrecked the industry.

  • Actually the full press release included these comments

    He added, “We produce over 150 new scenes a month which are specifically designed with the tube user in mind. Every tube clip we release is the best possible representation of the brand and our success has been greatly enhanced by joining the content partner programs of the world’s biggest tubes.”

    JT has plans to use Tubes.xxx as a separate, more communal tube site with carefully hand picked partners.”

    From what we gather Tube.xxx will be used to showcase only RU’s own original content from their ever growing stable of 17 websites

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