Home > News > Aussie Sex Party Knocks .XXX • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Aussie Sex Party Knocks .XXX

Aussie Sex Party Knocks .XXX
Get XBIZ News
Sep 13, 2011 3:00 PM PDT    Text size: 

MELBOURNE — Australian Sex Party leader Fiona Patten blasted the .XXX sTLD as “corporate extortion,” opposed by both the adult industry and governments worldwide.

“Effectively the ICM Registry is selling off other people’s trademarks,” she said.

“It’s a pretty brilliant money making venture.”

Patten, describing the registry’s control as “quite frightening,” said a private company for the first time could decide the content on an organization’s website, according to HeraldSun.com.au.

Australia has more than 2 million actively trading businesses, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

“We agree the non adult industry brand holders probably wish the .XXX did not exist, they have been largely very impressed by the measures we have taken to deter and prevent any ‘cyber squatting,’” said Stuart Lawley, chief executive of the ICM Registry.

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 !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content

BDSM/fetish erotica has been a part of adult entertainment for generations. Bettie Page’s black-and-white videos with filmmaker/photographer Irving Klaw in the early 1950s were way ahead of their... More »

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales

If the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” don’t trigger even the slightest need to roll your eyes, then you haven’t been in the pleasure products industry very long. Like every Hollywood... More »

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom

The popularity of soft bondage products has grown exponentially since “Fifty Shades of Grey” took readers and filmgoers by storm. The product category is still growing and evolving, along with... 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.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Miami 2016

May 31 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

Cam Con 2016

May 31 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2016

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Moscow, Russia

AW Summit

Jun 07 - Jun 09
Mamaia, Romania
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!