The bust is remarkable because the Dikamin “league” has 13 adult websites that service more than 12 million registered members, with an additional 10,000 “VIP” recurring memberships.
A league is known as a version of an affiliate program, relying on paid membership for bulletin boards that include content, as well as the ability to share it.
Police said Dikamin and two other Chinese-language online adult programs have servers located in the U.S., “which pose an extreme threat to China’s citizens.”
XBIZ was able to track Dikamin servers back to a Grand Avenue address in downtown Los Angeles.
Authorities also said that it is the first time that a government agency has managed to shut down overseas adult websites. They also arrested 12 employees on Wednesday, as well as the owner — known as Mr. Shen. At one point in time Shen had 300 marketers tending to the websites in China.