Dec 252011
 

Vatican.xxx domain is in good hands as it was pulled out of public reserve list by ICM Registry. Photo:CNN

Web domain www.vatican.xxx did not end up in the hands of the profile industry. The URL is on a list of permanent reserved domain names. That was confirmed by ICM Registry, the organization responsible for managing the registration of. Xxx domains.

Earlier this week it was announced that the domain vatican 3x is no longer available. Vatican immediately denied that it has bought the url and this led to speculation about a new outraging site.

Now it is known that the domain name was removed deliberately from the sale list. “Vatican.xxx is a domain name locked on our list of permanently reserved domains. The domain name was theredore voluntarily blocked from sale,” said Jocelyn Johnson, representative of ICM Registry, to CNN.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that manages domain names, asked ICM Registry to make a reservation list. “Of course, Vatican.xxx is on this list.”

Only companies and institutions could register their own names until early December in order to prevent abuse. As of December 6, anyone could apply for the xxx domains.

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