Dot xxx domains


#1

Will dreamhost be allowing us to host .xxx domains? I been reading about it in the newspapers and seeing it on TV. so just curious as of now I see you do not allow us to host “dot xxx” thanks


#2

At the moment those .xxx and some other domains are not real domains but work through some dodgy DNS trickery. I believe this also includes .sport .church etc

new.net is registering them but you have to download a program for your browser to see them. I have no idea if email can route to them at the moment.

Will Dreamhost host them if/when ICANN sets them up. I would say for sure. Dreamhost have said they can host any proper domain. The TOS says they will host any legal material. Thats one of the many reasons i’m with Dreamhost.


#3

Thank you for your post :slight_smile: I did some research tonight on it seems it might really happen soon as a top level domain.


#4

[quote]I did some research tonight on it seems it might really happen soon as a top level domain.

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The .xxx princessmandy talked about was actually different from the one currently “used” by new.net:

http://www.icann.org/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/xxx.htm

Yes, if it is later approved by ICANN, DreamHost will definitely carry them. But don’t expect anything sooner than 12 - 18 months from now.


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#5

Some info and discussion on this new round of possible new TLDs:

http://domains.dan.info/structure/new-tlds2.html

– Dan