ICM Registry

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ICM Registry LLC
HeadquartersPalm Beach Gardens, Florida

ICM Registry operates the .xxx (pronounced "dot triple-X") sponsored top-level domain registry, which is designed for pornography. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is owned by Minds + Machines Group Limited.[1]


In 2005, the Bush Administration pressured ICANN not to adopt a .xxx because of increasing concerns about the impact of pornography on families and children.[2]

On 18 March 2011,[3] the ICANN Board voted to approve the .xxx sTLD, which later went into operation on 15 April 2011.[4]

On 12 April 2012, the ICM Registry announced their applications for additional sponsored top-level domains .SEX, .PORN and .ADULT.[5][6]


  1. ^ Andrew Scott (May 9, 2018). "ICM Registry acquisition 'a major step forward' for Minds + Machines". proactiveinvestors.co.uk.
  2. ^ Declan McCullagh (15 Aug 2005). "Bush administration objects to .xxx domains". CNET. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Adopted Board Resolutions". ICANN. 18 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  4. ^ Kevin Murphy (17 April 2011). "XXX domain names go live". The Register. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  5. ^ ".xxx Operator Applies to ICANN for More Adult Top-Level Domains". ICM Registry. 12 April 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012.
  6. ^ "ICM Registry Applies for More Adult TLDs .SEX, .PORN & .ADULT". xdnet.co.uk. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016.