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Registrations

You can order .xxx domains easily with the help of our e-mail template. We have prepared a page with explanations which will help you to complete the form.

Naming conventions

The basic principles of the naming conventions for .xxx domains do not differ from the rules as they are commonly used for other top level domains. We have listed them for you below.
  • Domain names may only consist of the Latin letters »a« to »z«, the digits »0« to »9«, and the hyphen. German umlaut characters like »ä«, »ö« and »ü«, as well as the ligature »ß« are not permitted for the time being.
  • Domain names must consist of at least three characters. The maximum length is 63 characters.
  • Domain names may not start with a hyphen and may not end with a hyphen.
  • The third and fourth character may not contain a hyphen.
  • Besides, there is a list of »Reserved Names« with names from the fields Internet administration (ICANN, IANA), Registry Operations, and geographic and geopolitical names that may not be registered.
  • Additionally, Registry Reserved Names include further .XXX names reserved by the Registry for its own purposes, to comply with ICANN Requirements, and for use by third parties. The complete list of reserved names is not publicly available.

Rules of allocation

Who may register .xxx domains? In order to operate a .xxx domain, you have to be a member of the »Sponsored Community« of .xxx, i. e. you have to be in the Adult Entertainment business. The following groups are eligible:
  • »Providers«: Providers of Online Adult Entertainment intended for consenting adults;
  • »Representatives«: Representatives of such Providers; and
  • »Service Providers«: Providers of products or services to the aforementioned groups.
The only exception from this rule are defensive registrations that may also be carried out by non-members of the »Sponsored Community«. They serve to block certain domain names from being registered, without that the corresponding .xxx domain can be used.
The authentication process during Sunrise A/Landrush will be:
  • You register your domain name with the help of our email form.
  • Knipp's Domain Registration System submits the application(s) to the Registry.
  • ICM Registry sends you an email (based on the registrant contact details) with a link to an authentication form.
  • You then need to complete the form on ICM Registry's website to authenticate as a Member of the Sponsored Community.

Price and performance

At Knipp you don't have to pay through your nose for the popular xxx-domains. You get .xxx domains for similarly favorable conditions as we offer them for .eu domains, for example. Please refer to our price list for the details.
Moreover, we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.
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