19 Jan '12, 1am

Afilias: .XXX Breaks 200K Domains Under Management: A Look Inside The Numbers

According to Afilias the company that provides the back-end operations for the .XXX registry, .XXX broke 200,000 domain names under management today. According to the report I received, .XXX now has 200,295 domain names in the system. According to Registrarstats.com there are only 110K domain in the root. I reached out to Stuart Lawley CEO of ICM registry which operates the .XXX registry to ask about the why the numbers reported by Alifias differ so drasticlly differ from RegistrarStats.com numbers: “”Names that are NOT in the zone file are names without any associated name servers ( as in all TLDs) and in our case the names may have name servers but the ” membership token” has not been issued by us yet or has not been ” associated” with the names at Registrar level.”" So domains under management but not added to the Root would include those registered under the TM blockin...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/18/afilias-xxx-breaks-2...

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