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Easyspace Launches .XXX Sunrise Period
Sep 07, 2011 (05:09 PM EDT)


GLASGOW, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Web hosting and domain name company Easyspace opens applications for adult TLD

Leading UK web hosting and domain name company Easyspace has announced that the Sunrise period for the highly anticipated .XXX domain name extension was successfully launched on Wednesday 7 September at 5pm GMT. It will remain open until 28 October 2011.

Sarah Haran, Managing Director at Easyspace, said: "We are very excited about this launch and believe the .XXX domain name extension is a great addition to the domain name portfolio. Offering this new domain extension will enable our customers to protect their brands."

Last month Glasgow headquartered Easyspace revealed that 8 out 10 registrations of interest in the new .XXX domain name extension had been from businesses outside the adult industry.

The ICM Registry has introduced two Sunrise periods to allow applicants to secure their .XXX domain names before General Availability opens in December.

During the Sunrise A period, owners of registered Trademarks who operate within the adult online entertainment industry and applicants from the Sponsored Community who already own and operate an existing exact matching domain name in another gTLD or ccTLD are invited to secure their .XXX domain.

Sunrise B period is specifically designed for non-adult Intellectual Property holders who are non-members of the adult Sponsored Community with verifiable trademark rights who want to block .XXX web addresses corresponding with their registered Trademark.

Multiple qualifying applications submitted during Sunrise B will result in the domain name being reserved in exactly the same way as if there were only a single applicant. However, registered Trademark owners within the Sponsored Community will have priority over the owner of an identical Trademark not operating within the adult entertainment industry. In the event of competing Sunrise Phase A applications, the domain name will be auctioned amongst qualified applicants.

Landrush opens on 8 November and closes on 25 November 2011. In this period applications will only be accepted from Sponsored Community members without specific requirements such as Trademarks or pre-ownership rights requirements. Any .XXX domain that has not been registered during Sunrise A and B period will be eligible for Landrush registration. General Availability opens on 6 December 2011.

To find out more about  the .XXX Sunrise launch and the other phases for registration please visit Easyspace .XXX domain name pages or call 0370 755 5088.

Easyspace is a subsidiary of iomart Group plc which was named Scottish Digital IT Company of the Year 2011 and is ranked as one of the top 25 cloud services providers in the world by Talkin' Cloud 50.

 

Notes for editors:

About Easyspace

Founded in 1997, Easyspace has gained a reputation for offering high quality and innovative products backed by excellent customer service. Easyspace has grown to become the UK's largest ICANN accredited domain name registrar and one of the largest web hosting companies in the country. The company now serves over 350,000 consumer and SOHO customers with an extensive portfolio of hosting and ecommerce solutions, ranging from dedicated servers through to professional web design.Easyspace is a subsidiary of AIM Listed iomart Group plc.

For more information about Easyspace visit http://www.easyspace.com

About iomart Group plc:

iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK's leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and Westcoastcloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000. 

For more information about iomart Group plc visithttp://www.iomart.com 

News release issued on behalf of Easyspace by Jane Robertson, Head of PR for iomart Group plc. For more information please email jane.robertson@iomart.com or call +44-(0)141-931-6474 (dir), +44-(0)141-931-6400 or 07827948993 (mob).


SOURCE Easyspace