AdultBlock Frequently Asked Questions

What TLDs does the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service cover?
The service covers all four ICM Registry TLDs – .XXX, .SEX, .ADULT and .PORN.

Who is eligible to block a domain name?
Trademark holders with a Signed Mark Data (SMD) file from the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) and .XXX Sunrise B holders are eligible to block their labels.

Does the service include premium domains?
Yes, both AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ will block all available domains irrespective of price point and automatically block any additional dropped names while the block service is in place – no further actions are required by the trademark holder.

Will domains already registered be blocked?
No, domains that are currently registered cannot be blocked. Once a name is deleted or expires, the blocking service will automatically add the domain name to the list of blocked names during the service period without any further actions by the customer.

What happens when a domain becomes available?
Once the redemption period has ended and the domain name becomes available, both the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service will add the newly available domain name to the block for the remainder of the service period. Registered names cannot be blocked until they become available.

Can someone else register my blocked domains?
Once a domain name is blocked by the AdultBlock or AdultBlock+ service no other users can register the domain name during the service period. See below for the registration of a blocked name.

What IDN characters are part of the service?
The variants generation software utilizes Unicode Consortium standards. This means that the AdultBlock+ service not only blocks characters available today but also includes any language character sets that become available in the future for the specific TLD. Currently, the AdultBlock+ service covers over 20 languages and scripts including Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian.

Does the service block any other confusingly similar characters?
Yes, the AdultBlock+ service will block confusingly similar characters, such as replacing an “L” with a “1” and an “E” with a “3”. The AdultBlock+ service is our most complete coverage available.

How many years can I register the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service for?
The service allows 1, 3, 5 and 10 year registration periods with a maximum registration period of 10-years for both the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service.

How many years can I renew the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service for?
Renewals mirror the registration periods with 1, 3, 5 and 10-year renewal options with a maximum registration period of 10-years.

Is there any advantage to registering for multiple years?
Yes, there are significant cost savings being offered during a time-limited, special launch promotion that allows trademark owners to purchase a 10-year AdultBlock+ with variant protection in over 20 different languages and scripts. Promotional prices for the AdultBlock+ service is equivalent to the basic AdultBlock service on an annual basis for the same 10-year time-frame – the promotion offers real value and savings to trademark owners.

Can I transfer the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service to a different registrar?
Yes, registrants may transfer the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service between registrars. The transfer request will change the Registrar of Record without having to purchase additional years to the life of the service.

Do I need to renew my TMCH SMD file?
The AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service may check the validity of the SMD file at any time throughout the service period. The registrar is responsible for ensuring it is valid.

Some of my original application data from 2011 .XXX Sunrise B block seems to be incorrect, what should I do?
No need to be concerned, please contact customer support with the Sunrise B or trademark label for quick resolution.

Is there a limit on the protection of variants in the SMD file?
No, the AdultBlock+ service will block all non-registered variants in the SMD file.

What information will be shown in the WHOIS?
The WHOIS data will state that the blocked domains are protected by the AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ service.

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  • How long does it take to register my domain?Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly.
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Handshake Domain FAQ

  • How do I buy a Handshake domain name?Buying a domain is easy! Just type in your desired Handshake domain name in the search box above to check availability. If your desired domain name is available, you can add the Handshake domain name to your shopping cart and check out.
  • How can I see my Handshake domain name?Handshake domains do not resolve on regular DNS sites. For example, in order to see encirca.txt, you must add it with a trailing slash and a DNS resolver.
  • How can I access my Handshake domain names since they don’t resolve on traditional DNS?

    There are many internet browsers that support Handshake domains such as Opera and various Chrome plugins.

    Please visit Access Handshake names for more options on how to view your Handshake domains

    NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”

    Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.

    Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”

  • How long does it take to register my Handshake domain?You can register your Handshake domain name with EnCirca for anytime from 1-10 years. Most domain names registered with EnCirca will appear in your account instantly. If there is an issue, our support team will email you.
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  • How do I use my Handshake domain name for email?Unfortunately, Handshake domains can’t use traditional email.

Blockchain FAQs

  • How will I be able to view a blockchain website?
    You will need to use a mirroring service, a browser extension or a browser that supports blockchain domains. Brave is one that supports blockchain domains natively.
  • Will I be able to search for and find blockchain domain websites on Google or other search engines?Major search engines do not currently index blockchain domain websites. For now, you will be able to search for them at unstoppabledomains.com, on partner applications that integrate our search bar, or on blockchain apps that index blockchain domain websites.
  • Are blockchain domains part of ICANN / traditional DNS?No. Blockchain domains are what’s called alternate roots. They are not part of the current DNS.
  • Will there be some sort of ‘whois’ record with my personal information associated to my domain?Not by default. Sharing ‘whois’ information is opt in i.e. something that you can choose to do if you want. Otherwise, your identity will not be publicly known.
  • How do trademarks work with blockchain domains?Trademark holders with proof of ownership can apply to claim ownership of trademarked names. If a trademark name has already been sold, then it will be refunded. Note – this process ends once domains have been distributed. Unstoppable Domains does not have the ability to move a domain once distribution has occurred.
  • How do payments work with my blockchain domain?Add your bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zilliqa addresses to your .zil or .crypto domain inside of the ‘my domains’ section at unstoppabledomains.com. When someone types yourname.zil into a supporting wallet, the wallet looks up that domain on the blockchain, finds the appropriate address, and sends to the address associated with that name.
  • Will I be able to transfer my domain?Yes. The domain is stored in EnCirca’s cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred to you. Contact support@encirca.com for transfer information.