Governors, Senators, and Members of Congress blocked on .xxx registry
The ICM Registry - which controls .xxx - announced last month that they'd taken off the market thousands of domain names that match the first and last name of celebrities, politicians, and international organizations. Quoted in the UK's Guardian newspaper, ICM CEO Stuart Lawley said:
But they've refused thus far to release that list. We've been testing a large number of names, and so far, every single one - except that of Congressman Mark Amodei (elected just last month in NV-2) - has been blocked.
You can see for yourself. Just visit the ICM Registry's WHOIS page and enter in a possible domain.
If it responds "Not Found", that domain will be available when general registration opens in November. But if it responds "Reserved by ICM Registry", then it's off the market.
But, wait! What about state legislators, down-ballot state officials, local officials, and candidates? Have no fear, the ICM Registry also has a general rule against swiping names. Again, Lawley:
So, really. Don't panic.
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