Home > News > ICANN Approves .XXX • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

ICANN Approves .XXX

ICANN Approves .XXX
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will 'free porn' forever garner the lion's share of consumer viewership?
Yes
  66.14%
No
  33.86%
Out of 127 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Friday, Mar 18, 2011    Text size: 
SAN FRANCISCO — The ICANN board voted today to proceed with ICM’s .XXX sTLD despite the advocacy of the Free Speech Coalition and a wide range of adult industry leaders. This decision represents the first time the ICANN Board has disregarded advice from its Government Advisory Committee (GAC).

The board voted 9-3, with four board members abstaining, to approve the .XXX sTLD.

Ira Magaziner, one of the founders responsible for creating ICANN under the Clinton administration, Vint Cerf, the past Chair of the ICANN Board, Larry Strickling, the Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce and former US President Bill Clinton all spoke of the absolute necessity of the ICANN Board listening to its Government Advisory Committee.

“Of course we are disappointed but we are not surprised by the ICANN Board’s decision," FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said.

As voiced in concerns by speakers at this very conference, the ICANN Board has dangerously undervalued the input from governments worldwide, she said.

“Worse, they have disregarded overwhelming outpouring of opposition from the adult entertainment industry — the supposed sponsorship community — dismissing the interests of free speech on the Internet.”

While the industry must assume that second-level .XXX domain names will be sold, the FSC said the battle is not over. Under ICANN’s bylaws there are review procedures available to affected parties including GAC itself.

“Until now we have been forced to work within the constraints of the ICANN process. FSC is now free to explore all options and we intend to do just that with input from, and in the interest of, our members,” FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas said. “We will help the industry fully understand the risks and ramifications of participating in .XXX .

Douglas went on to comment that, “As regrettable as the vote was, the involvement of FSC and industry leaders in this process has and will continue to provide a positive face of the adult entertainment community to leaders of the online community worldwide.”

In the coming days and weeks FSC will provide information about .XXX and alternatives for the adult entertainment industry.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Online Billing: Operation Choke Point

The phrase “Operation Choke Point” conjures up many images and is representative of the spirit in which the authorities are using their power to target the providers within the payment industry. Operation... More »

SEO: Outrunning the Competition

Search marketing is a competitive game. There’s a wealth of traffic to be won by outcompeting just one of 10 sites ranking for a particular keyword. And it’s this effort to outcompete one of... More »

New Solutions for Mobile Video Delivery

With more mobile users hitting websites every day, it is increasingly important for site operators to deploy cross-platform video delivery systems. In 2014, one might think this would be a straight-forward... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exxxotica Fort Lauderdale

May 02 - May 04
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

XBIZ Summit 2014

May 13 - May 16
Miami Beach, Florida

EROtrends

May 17 - May 18
Warsaw, Poland

Eurowebtainment

May 21 - May 24
Majorca,Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!