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Who is buying .xxx domains SO expensive?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ThopHayt, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Was wanting to squat a few .xxx domains for an investment but saw that they're SUPER expensive. $100 - $50 per domain. What's up with that??? Is there a way to get them for the same price as a .com? And how are they for ad revenue?
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    any1?
     
  3. magomago

    magomago Newbie

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    Because ICANN charges a large fee for them, and places like GoDaddy and other domain sellers have to make up those fees by charging more.

    Also, in case you don't know about it... To register an XXX domain you have to become a more or less registered porn peddler by joining as an Internet Community Member and then you have to confirm your status as a sponsor of the adult entertainment community. It's not worth it in my opinion.
     
  4. DamnTees

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    I agree. The prices are dictated by ICANN and registrars. As far as type in traffic.........I don't know many people that know .net and .orgs exist let alone .xxx
     
  5. khurramasgher

    khurramasgher Registered Member

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    But do .xxx domains rank high? I don't even know of a single one:p
     
  6. magomago

    magomago Newbie

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    I doubt that they would rank very high. Probably because most search engines would flag them as adult.
     
  7. Mountaineer

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    Thats not true. They can rank in their specific niche. And no one's gonna develop non-adult site on .xxx domain anyway.
     
  8. infoasian

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    I just know of one .xxx domain rank well and that's because it's owned by a dominant company in it's particular niche of men who try to be women.
     
  9. twistedtrick

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    I don't have any real insight, but I imagine part of the reason the .XXX domains are so expensive is to prevent squatting in the first place...