.xxx domain names

.xxx

Available

the .XXX extension is reserved to the adult entertainment industry.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • 2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • -50% off your first web hosting purchase

Why .xxx?

Why should you choose a .xxx domain name?

The .xxx domain ending was created in the early 2010s as traditional domain endings were starting to get oversaturated (especially .com). Like other generic domain endings like .hotel for those in the hospitality industry, and .wine for those involved in making and marketing wine, .xxx was specifically intended to serve one industry in particular: the adult entertainment industry, an economic sector that now depends almost exclusively on the internet.

A .xxx domain name is an opportunity to show that you're part of a specific industry

In demand with the X-rated industry, .xxx helps you clearly identify your online business to internet users, but also to show that you belong to a well defined area of activity. This domain ending also has an international breadth, since "xxx" is associated with adult entertainment in most of Western Europe, and North and South America.

Promote your business with .xxx

The .xxx domain ending was quickly adopted by many in adult entertainment, and today has a monopoly in the market. By getting a .xxx domain name, you guarantee your webpage will enjoy a good ranking in search engine results around the world.

.xxx domain prices

Registration

$168.53

per year
  • From 1 to 10 years
Register

Transfer

$163.30

  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
Transfer

Renewal

$168.53

per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - $168.53
Renew
Pricing Options Prices for Canada, Taxes excluded, in $ (CAD)

Other prices and periods

Restore

30 days after the late renewal period

$233.84

the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change

FREE

Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .xxx domain names

Registry
Technical operator
Creation date

2011

Related Contract

View the .xxx contract

.XXX domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation:Gandi has been accredited by ICM Registry since June 2011

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .XXX is specifically reserved to the adult entertainment industry. However, persons not in that industry can reserve .xxx domain names to block them (they will be inactive).
Syntax:from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names):no
Registration period:1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions:no

Procedures

Registration: During the registration of your .XXX domain on your website, you must indicate whether or not you are a member of the adult entertainment industry.
Authentication procedure: Members of the adult entertainment industry must be authenticated in order to activate their domain names. If you have not been authenticated, then once your request has been made on our website, the Registry will send you an email that contains a link to an authentication form. Note that the email address associated with the owner contact must be the same as the owner of the domain.
Renewal:domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes:UDRP, URS, CEDRP, RES
Transfer (change of Registrar):The request is made from the interface of the new registrar. Be sure that you have the authorization code and that your domain does not have a Transfer Prohibited status, does not expire soon, and has been registered or transferred more than 60 days ago. The transfer is validated by a confirmation email.
Change of Ownership:Available on our website.
Deletion process:quarantine of 30 days

Frequently Asked Questions

Gandi offers several different types of quality web hosting that are easy to use:

How do I choose the right domain for me ? Explore our various services:

We make the Nextcloud open-source platform easy to install and use. It lets you store, share, and easily engage in collaborative work. It's a great way to control your data online.

See documentation

Latest news on .xxx domains

View All News