Why the .XXX Domain is a Bad Idea That Won't Die
For those of you who see this as a goldrush or a good idea, you have to consider:
ICM wants to charge $75/year for a .XXX domain, for relatively little extra value - How many domains are you going to go on a spree for with $75 reg fees?
By having a domain on .xxx, you must follow ICM's (not ICANN's) 'Best business practices' or else lose your .XXX - could this include selling them/parking them?
There are bills in congress to make .XXX mandatory, meaning american run adult sites would not be allowed on .com/.net etc.
Their policy includes the right to 'Reserve geographic and religiously/culturally sensitive names', how far could this be expanded? - would someone really end up paying $75 per year for sex.xxx?
There are now hundreds of thousands of adult websites across the .tld spectrum, ranging from .com, to .co.uk to .jp - not all of these will switch, with international webmasters not bound by US rulings - this could create an unfair marketplace for US businesses
From this self-penned article about what is one of the worst ideas in recent years when it comes to TLDs.