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July, 2010

  • 2 July

    The man behind .XXX

    Many have attacked ICM Registry over its proposal for a .xxx domain extension, but few have gone after the company’s chairman and man behind the idea, Stuart Lawley. Lawley struck it rich in 1999 when he took the ISP Oneview.net public. According to the London Sunday Times, he is one …

June, 2010

  • 25 June

    ICANN votes to accept .xxx gTLD application

    Yesterday we reported that ICANN is on the verge of accepting the .xxx gTLD. The California organization voted today to approve .xxx, an application for its approval, that is. The .xxx gTLD ICM Registry is fighting so hard for still has some hoops to jump through before it can go …

  • 24 June

    ICANN to approve .XXX tomorrow

    According to domain blogger Kieren McCarthy, ICANN announced today that it will officially approve the .xxx domain tomorrow. This is light of recommendations by an independent panel that the organization approve the name, which it had rejected three times previously. This decision will no doubt make ICM Registry very happy, …

  • 16 June

    Adult trade organization fights against .XXX

    ICANN has yet to make a decision regarding the controversial .xxx gTLD, but it seems even the adult entertainment industry is against it. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a trade organization for adult websites, plans to speak out against .xxx at the next ICANN meeting. In a statement, FSC Board …

  • 7 June

    .XXX a waste of time according to porn industry

    The .XXX domain mooted for pornographic sites looks like it will never be launched with the list of detractors getting longer. This time it’s New Zealand porn guru Steve Crow who has entered the fray, saying that .XXX gTLDs would be a waste of time. According to Crow, until such …

May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Christian groups embark on anti-.xxx campaign

    In a not so unexpected move, Christian groups are going all-out against the proposed .xxx gTLD. As most of the world goes about its day, thinking little about something that was a dumb idea from the start, a number of Christian groups are treating the extension as the next threat …

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    ICANN opens .xxx comment period

    ICANN opened a public comment period a few days ago to gauge the public’s feelings on the .xxx gTLD. People have until May 10 to make a comment, which can be done here. So far, only a handful of comments have been left. This just reassures me that no one …

  • 10 March

    An educator's perspective on .XXX domains

    Many of the voices we have heard speaking out about the proposed .XXX top-level domains (TLD) are mostly from the tech community, the adult industry, and politicians with various agendas. Although I rarely use this blog for editorial purposes, I thought it might be helpful for people to consider the …

  • 9 March

    ICANN to reconsider .xxx

    After losing a non-enforceable lawsuit against ICM Registry for blocking the .xxx domain, ICANN will reconsider the extension. According to a spokesman, it will be discussed at a meeting this Friday. As much as we all love the wide array of busts and brawn available online, I really don’t see …

February, 2010

  • 22 February

    ICANN "fined" $475,000 for rejection of .xxx

    The International Centre For Dispute Resolution ruled yesterday that ICANN should pay ICM Registry, the main proponent of the controversial .xxx domain, $475,000 in damages plus $221,000 in arbitration fees for its rejection of the extension. Fortunately for ICANN, the ruling is not binding. ICM has applied for the extension …