Home > News > IFFOR’S Policy Council Seeks to Make .XXX Sites Safe • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


IFFOR’S Policy Council Seeks to Make .XXX Sites Safe

IFFOR’S Policy Council Seeks to Make .XXX Sites Safe
Get XBIZ News
Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM PDT    Text size: 

WASHINGTON — Now that the policy council for the International Foundation for Online Responsibility, the policymaking board for .XXX, has been established, policy council members are now getting down to the business at hand.

The nine policy board members, made up of professionals from various backgrounds, are responsible for initiating a series of policies for responsible business practices and conduct within the .XXX online adult entertainment community using IFFOR policies.

One of its primary duties is to balance First Amendment and privacy rights of users with legal regulations in keeping children away from online porn.

“The 1st Amendment is U.S.-centric,” IFFOR executive director Joan Irvine told XBIZ.

 “Free expression is worldwide and the privacy regulations in the U.S. are nothing compared to Canada and in Europe.  I had meetings this week in Ireland and it was an eye-opener. This is why the IFFOR policy council includes people from various countries and industries. The policy council and their stakeholder groups are there to help IFFOR address these.”

One of the council members is law professor Fred Cate who specialized in privacy and security. He says that the council also is faced with the task of making sure .XXX sites are safe to visit.

 "What's the thing that stops people from paying for adult content online now? The fear that they or their computer will be compromised," he said.

He adds that the foundation will require companies to keep their sites free of malware and viruses by installing programs to protect sensitive user information. All these security features are just one of the reasons why registering for .a XXX site is in the companies’ best interest, Cate said.

The policy council will also be heading into uncharted territory and dealing with challenges that impact an international online market.

“I went to the Aspen Forum and then to the Nxt Conference last month and was told that the world is watching what ICM Registry and IFFOR does,” Irvine said. “This is the most responsibility I’ve ever dealt with. We need to address issues on an international basis that no one has ever done before.”

But despite how well intentioned the council is, many adult professionals strongly oppose .XXX and the potential consequences that sTLD may have on the industry.

“I believe once they understand how the TLD and domain world work, they will be ‘in awe’ of what ICM Registry did,” Irvine said.

“I speak with a number of mainstream companies who say ‘only $200’ (approx.) to block our company name. This is cheap. In addition to the $1,500 to go through the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), it would cost thousands for our lawyers.”

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 !


E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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.

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.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
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!