|Founded:||Delware, USA, 2000|
|Headquarters:||Suite 2500 130, |
Adelaide Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M2
| Jason Hendeles, VP, Strategic Business Development|
|More Info: nTLDStats|
- 2000- ICM Registry was founded by Jason Hendeles in Delaware, USA.
- 2000- ICM Registry, a private company, submitted a proposal at ICANN’s 2000 Proof of Concept Round, proposing two unsponsored gTLD strings - .kids and .xxx.  The evaluators in the Proof of Concept Round recommended against the inclusion of either the .KIDS or the .XXX TLD strings in the Proof of Concept Round.
After this, ICM Registry's proposal was accepted and later revoked many times.
- 2007- January 6th, ICANN put up for public comment a revised proposal  following changes to the policy of the ICM registry including the policing of any site that signs up to use the .xxx registry.
- 2007- March 30th, ICANN rejected the .xxx proposal for the third time, citing that the board did not want to get in the business of content regulation, especially when the definition of "pornography" varies by jurisdiction.
- 2010- February 19th, ICANN's IRP (Independent Review Panel) issued a declaration in its review of ICM Registry's appeal. The Panel found that the application for the ".xxx sTLD met the required sponsorship criteria," and that "the Board’s reconsideration of that finding was not consistent with the application of neutral, objective and fair documented policy." A 45 day public comment was opened on March 26, 2010.
Services offered by ICM Registry
ICM Registry intends to provide the registry service for both .xxx and .kids through two of the internet's registry-service providers: dotTV Corporation and VeriSign Global Registry Services. Primary registry application functions will be performed by dotTV. VeriSign will provide a supporting role for all registration functions, ensuring the registry is reliable and stable.
- About ICM Registry
- "ICANN Publishes Revision to Proposed ICM (.xxx) Registry Agreement for Public Comment"
- "Public Comment: Report of Possible Process Options for Further Consideration of the ICM Application for the .xxx sTLD"
- "ICANN Options Following the IRP Declaration on ICM's .xxx Application"
- Miguel Helft (June 25, 2010). "For X-Rated, a Domain of Their Own"