Newsflash: Adultblock Promotion, Relaunch of New gTLDs and more

AdultBlock Single-Year Extension Promotion

Further to our recent newsflash on ICM Registry’s announcement that it has added more rights to the eligibility criteria which can be used to secure an AdultBlock, the service that allows the blocking of terms under the new gTLDs .PORN, .SEX, .ADULT and .XXX, the registry has also announced that it is running a promotion on registrations of single-year AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ products.

From 1 June to 31 October 2021, every single-year AdultBlock or AdultBlock+ product registered will have its initial expiration extended until 1 December 2022.  For example, if an AdultBlock/AdultBlock+ is registered on 5 September 2021 for one year, the expiry date of this block will be updated from 5 September 2022 to 1 December 2022.

The promotion does not include renewals or multi-year registrations.


Registry operator XYZ has announced the relaunch of the new gTLDs .HOMES, .AUTOS, .MOTORCYCLES, .BOATS and .YACHTS which they acquired from Dominion Domains in October last year. The date of relaunch is 14 June 2021. The Registry will also be releasing 30,000 previously reserved domain names on 14 June to coincide with the relaunch. These gTLDs are unrestricted.

Amended launch schedule for .BASKETBALL and .RUGBY

The launch schedules for .BASKETBALL and .RUGBY have been amended, and each of these gTLDs will move from the Early Access Phase into the general availability phase as follows:

For further information, please contact your Domain Strategist or contact us directly.