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About .SEX domains

ICM Registry LLC is the sponsor and Afilias is the backend provider for the .sex extension.

Registration periods

Phase Dates
Sunrise B/Domain Matching Limited Registration Begins October 15, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
General availability Begins November 4, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

Sunrise B Limited Registration

If you applied for a Sunrise B .xxx domain name, you are eligible to purchase the same string for .sex. However, you must purchase your .sex domain from the same registrar from which you purchased .xxx. If you do not meet this requirement, your registration will be cancelled and refunded.

Domain Matching Limited Registration

If you have currently registered a .xxx domain name as of October 30, 2015 you can purchase a matching string for .sex during this phase. However, you must have purchased the domain from the same registrar at which your .xxx domain is currently registered. If you do not meet this requirement, your registration will be cancelled and refunded.


These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of 1 character, and can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. The .sex domain supports IDNs (International Domain Names) in the following languages: Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish , Traditional Chinese and Ukrainian.

Features Availability
Registration length 1 - 10 years
Renewal length 1 - 10 years
Transfers to
Transfers away
DBP Private Registration For GA phase only
Protected Registration -
Backorders -
Bulk Registration For GA phase only
Account change
Contact updates

Who can register .sex domains?

Anyone can register .sex domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.


We'll attempt to auto-renew your .sex domain on its expiration date. We'll park .sex domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, we cancel it and remove it from your account.

Nameserver requirements

One nameserver is required for .sex domains to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. DNSSEC, IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.

Refund details

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Want to buy a .sex domain? Check here for details today!

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