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Using Social Media More Effectively

Using Social Media More Effectively
We hear so much about social media these days that sometimes it can get a little overwhelming.  But it is important to understand that while these tools can yield amazing results, the successes that businesses have seen from using social networking media have only come from using them effective... More »

2012 FSC Board Nominations Now Open

2012 FSC Board Nominations Now Open
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, has opened nominations for its 2012 Board of Directors election. There are four board positions up for election, out of 13 board seats. You must be an FSC member to make a nomination. Active FSC members should have rec... More »

Foreign Banks and Merchant Accounts

Foreign Banks and Merchant Accounts
You might wonder why you can’t simply open a Merchant Account in whatever country you like. In a nutshell, it’s because there is a concept of “cross border acquiring” that endeavors to protect all the parties in the credit card processing transaction. The Internet was a cata... More »

Naughty America - Keeping it Fresh

Naughty America - Keeping it Fresh
Naughty America, one of the most content rich websites in adult entertainment, has spent much of 2011 diversifying its portfolio by creating innovative new brands such as TonightsGirlfriend.com and AmateursRaw.com, as well as showcasing its foundation — “the fantasy.” “At Na... More »

Killing the Messenger: The Campaign Against Online Escort Advertising Sites

Killing the Messenger: The Campaign Against Online Escort Advertising Sites
The recent guilty plea by Escorts.com has ignited interest in the legal issues surrounding the operation of an online escort site.  In this two-part blog post, the author will examine real-world examples of the government’s recent resurgence in its crusade against escort advertising direc... More »

ICM Registry Announces that Manwin Will File Anti-Trust Suit Against ICM, ICANN Over .XXX Domains

ICM Registry Announces that Manwin Will File Anti-Trust Suit Against ICM, ICANN Over .XXX Domains
According to industry and mainstream media sources, ICM Registry spokesperson Greg Dumas released information indicating that mega-adult media company Manwin will file an anti-trust suit in federal court over .XXX domains. According to blog TheDomains.com, both ICM (founder of .XXX) and Internet r... More »

.XXX: How Much Does It Cost?

.XXX: How Much Does It Cost?
At the XBIZ show in London, I debated Stuart Lawley, CEO of ICM Registry, the entity that pushed through the .XXX sTLD. I know that many of those in the audience wanted answers and, unfortunately with the typical smoke and mirrors presentation from ICM I am afraid the confusion increased. One such i... More »

AdultCentro: On the Pulse of Porn

AdultCentro: On the Pulse of Porn
It’s no secret that the online adult entertainment industry is much more competitive than it was five or 10 years ago. Adult webmasters and company owners realize that if they are going to successfully launch and build new adult websites or expand existing programs, they need to give careful ... More »

ASACP at its core

ASACP at its core
As the executive director of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), I am frequently asked about what the association actually does; how effective it is at its task; and how it uses the funds it raises. As I prepare for the QWEBEC Expo and a whirlwind trip to Europe for the fal... More »

WIA Profile: Amber T. Lita

WIA Profile: Amber T. Lita
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. How did you get into the business? I started ... More »

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