How do I activate my .XXX domain?

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This FAQ will help users looking to activate their .xxx Domain Name

Given the nature of .xxx domains, they must be activated seperately through the domain registry ICM.


If you are successful with your .XXX domain purchase, you will receive an email from the .XXX domain registry ICM. The email will contain a link which you must click on and complete the steps to the authentication process on the registry's website www.icmregistry.com.

The verification process ensures that .XXX registry ultimately holds verified details for the registrant of the .XXX domain(s).

123-reg anticipates that the registry will activate all .XXX domains on or after 6th December 2011 however you will need to ensure that you have followed the above process so that the domain is registered to you and is active.

For more information on .XXX domain applications and policies click here.

Please Note: If you provided incorrect information when submitting your .XXX domain application this could result in losing the domain due to registry rules.


Creating your Membership Account with ICM


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The email sent by ICM will look like this:


Dear customer:

Thank you for applying for .XXX domain name(s).

Once you activate your .XXX Membership Account, you will be able to use your .XXX domain name(s).

If you wish to activate your .XXX domain name(s), please click on this LINK to complete your Membership Application.

Any information you submit to ICM Registry via the above link will be governed by the ICM Registry Privacy Policy. You will only be required to complete this process once to cover all your .XXX domain names.

If you do not wish to activate your .XXX domain names(s), no further action is necessary. Your .XXX domain name(s) will remain yours under your registrar account but you will not be able to make them live or host any content on them until you complete ICM Registry's Membership Application.

If you feel that you have received this email in error please click HERE or contact us at www.icmregistry.com.

Sincerely,

ICM Registry

Please note that this link will expire 5 days from the time it was sent.

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The link will take you to the registration process on the ICM system.

Here you enter your date of birth, then press the Next> button to continue.

Enter your Email Address, First Name, Last Name and set a Password. Then press the Create Account button.

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You will then need to set your Contact Information.

Once you have filled in these details press the Next> button to continue.

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You will then be asked to confirm your address, press the Next> button to continue or press the <Back button to update it.

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You will then have your phone number verified, press the Next> button to continue.

The system will then call you and give you a 4 digit pin, enter the code in the PIN Code field and press the Submit PIN Validation button to continue.

If you did not receive a call press the Call Again button.

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Your phone number will now be validated and you will be issued a membership token, you will need to keep this safe for future use.

The next step is to Contact 123 Reg Support. We will activate your account in our system, letting you to manage your .xxx domain from your 123 Reg control panel.