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Porn and Relational Databases

Porn and Relational Databases
Adult website content can be characterized as large amounts of data that must be served quickly for many simultaneous users. As with more traditional applications, such as Wall-Street trading systems, the adult content provider actually is building a data warehouse of images, sound and text that mus... More »

"Bulletproof" Hosting?

"Bulletproof" Hosting?
The page cannot be displayed. The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The website might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings. As an adult webmaster, that message should bring a chill to your bones, and have you reaching for your s... More »

2257 Regulations Update

2257 Regulations Update
In June, 2004 the US Department of Justice published a comprehensive proposal for the amendment of the regulations implementing Section 2257; These regulations paid special attention to the Adult Internet. The proposal was open for comments from the public until August 24, 2004 under the informal ru... More »

Coping With Copyrights

Coping With Copyrights
Ever since the Justice Department proposed revisions to the federal record-keeping and labeling regulations, my office has been deluged with inquiries from concerned webmasters, content producers, performers, payment processors and others across the broad spectrum of the adult entertainment industry... More »

Shaking Off The Fleas

Shaking Off The Fleas
Our industry is at a cross-roads and facing a moment of truth and maturity: A reckoning can be avoided if we can immediately and forcefully take actions to police ourselves and our practices. If we can, then it's profits for the players. If we can't, then it's going to be the end of a long and fun r... More »

Build A Profitable Gay Site

Build A Profitable Gay Site
At industry events I am often approached — as are a lot of my colleagues in the gay adult online industry — for advice on how to enter the gay market. The questions come from very savvy and successful webmasters in the straight market who develop illogical mental blocks when confronted with same... More »

Traffic Through Acquisition

Traffic Through Acquisition
I spend a portion of my advertising budget every month on the acquisition of traffic generating properties. I find that it is often more profitable to purchase websites, domains and other properties that can generate traffic for me month in and month out. Dividing your budget and utilizing these tec... More »

Another Look At .XXX

Another Look At .XXX
The much-debated .XXX top-level domain has found patronage within the adult-industry camp, as well as on Capitol Hill. Supporters rally behind the idea that an adult-specific extension would provide access only to those who wished to visit. Detractors counter that this type of treatment would cr... More »

A Change In Plans

A Change In Plans
With market forces and business realities changing almost daily for operators in the online adult industry, having a flexible business plan that you revisit from time to time is vital to your success. While I'm not going to get into the mechanics of writing a formal (or even informal) business pl... More »

Protecting Your Content

Protecting Your Content
I believe that if someone pulls an image off of your server, plants it on his, and then displays it, that he is breaking the law. But if a user posts the URL to your image in a chat room, USENET Group or BBS of some sort, it is the webmaster of the content that is at fault. You are in control of... More »

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