Web hosting company Easyspace accredited by ICM Registry to sell .XXX top level domain
Easyspace, one of the UK’s largest web hosting companies, is offering customers the new .XXX domain name extension.
Sarah Haran, managing director of Easyspace, said: “The new dot XXX domain is about both brand identification and brand protection. If you’re in the adult industry it’s an obvious means of telling internet users what you do, while for other businesses it’ll be used as a defensive measure to prevent their brands becoming associated with porn.”
The .XXX domain is designed to move the adult industry into one clearly identifiable part of the web. Under the slogan ‘Let’s Be Adult About It’ ICM Registry is planning to allow trademark holders to protect their business by paying a one-time fee to block their brands in .XXX early in September. The new domain will then go on general sale several weeks later.
Sarah Haran added: “Details are already on the Easyspace website so you can register your interest with us now.”
The pricings have not yet been finalised.
Stuart Lawley, CEO, ICM Registry the operators of the .XXX domain name, said: "We look forward to working with Easyspace in the development and marketing of the new .XXX domain name extension."
ICANN*, the non-profit organisation which oversees technical matters related to the internet, approved the introduction of the new .XXX top level domain or TLD on March 18th 2011 as part of an effort to allow a greater degree of innovation and choice and expand the number of communities addressed by the net's domain name system. It is believed that the .XXX domain will allow the adult industry to have a more branded identity.
ICCAN* - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
News release issued on behalf of Easyspace by Jane Robertson, Head of PR for iomart Group plc. For more information please email email@example.com or call 0141 931 6474 (dir), 0141 931 6400 or 07827948993 (mob).
Notes for editors:
Founded in 1997, Easyspace has gained a reputation for offering high quality and innovative products backed by excellent customer service. Easyspace has grown to become the UK’s largest ICANN accredited domain name registrar and one of the largest web hosting companies in the country. The company now serves over 350,000 consumer and SOHO customers with an extensive portfolio of hosting and ecommerce solutions, ranging from dedicated servers through to professional web design.Easyspace is a subsidiary of AIM Listed iomart Group plc.
For more information about Easyspace visit www.easyspace.com
About iomart Group plc:
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK’s leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.
iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and Westcoastcloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000.
For more information about iomart Group plc visit www.iomart.com