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msg:4389438
 4:08 pm on Nov 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Adult Companies Sue ICANN Over . X X X [pcworld.co.nz]
Two of the world's biggest p orn companies have teamed up to sue the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry over their introduction of the .X X X top-level domain.

However, according to Digital Playground and Manwin, the creation of the .X X X TLD forces owners of trademarks and domain names to purchase expensive 'defensive registration' from ICM to prevent cyber-squatters from exploiting those names in .X X X. Annual profits from this process are expected to reach US$200 million, Manwin said.


 

lucy24




msg:4389470
 5:26 pm on Nov 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

I weep in sympathy.

tigger




msg:4389952
 6:04 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I hope they win - Icann should have been slapped a long time ago over this rubbish

Quadrille




msg:4389981
 7:21 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

Weird, really; the same thing happened with biz, info and eu (to name a few), and everyone remained supine.

Seems it takes a pawn[sic] company to see justice done!

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4390164
 7:43 am on Nov 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's only a matter of time before every 2 and 3 letter combination is a TLD at this rate, so long as they can keep raking in hundreds of millions each time a new tld is "released" I don't see that changing. The lawsuit has merit imo.

The alternative is for ICANN to boost registration rates dramatically so I'm not sure who to root for.

ChanandlerBong




msg:4391118
 8:50 pm on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's only a matter of time before every 2 and 3 letter combination is a TLD at this


.yep

Quadrille




msg:4391151
 10:34 pm on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

^

.LMAO

lgn1




msg:4391503
 8:01 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is your business involved in:

Advance fee fraud,
bank phishing,
or any Get Rich Scheme!

Then ICANN (International Con Artists of Names and Numbers) has a new TLD for you.

Comming Soon ! The .CON domain.

Get then quick, as .CON domaims will not last long, by sending a check for $4999 to the ICANN head office in Nigeria.

Quadrille




msg:4391530
 11:08 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

.LOL

or should that be .LAGOS ?

lucy24




msg:4391538
 12:00 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

But seriously...

OK, so the x-rated sites are unhappy because they have to buy up the x domains so nobody else can get them. And the, ahem, real sites are unhappy because they have to buy up their x analogues so nobody else can get them. So who was it again that wanted this TLD?

btw, this [pcworld.co.nz] is the direct link, though it may not last forever. I got there by editing my browser's address bar to "start=1200". Any chance the Forums auto-linking will ever be tweaked so it doesn't eat #fragments?

wheel




msg:4391542
 12:10 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

I can't imagine why a non-adult business would care. I have no intention of registering my domain.x x x. In fact I could probably make the case that even doing so somehow 'implicates' me as to being part of the industry (not passing judgement, just saying if you're trying to avoid it, then just don't buy it).

I just don't see how it affects a non-adult business if someone squats on their x x x domain. And I'd think that adult businesses would be ecstatic to have their own extension. I'd love to have my extension go from a .com to something industry specific so that visitor know exactly what to expect from my site.

But what do I know. The adult business I think has to play by different rules. the closest I ever got was a really good idea not serving adult content, but serving businesses that have adult websites (a link sale service) but my wife shot it down.

lucy24




msg:4391547
 1:40 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

I can't imagine why a non-adult business would care.

Can't blame this one on my fevered imagination. Back when I started reading this forum, around April? May?, there was a long and occasionally heated thread on the subject.

:: shuffling papers ::

These overlapped, so they may have collapsed in my memory:

[webmasterworld.com...]
[webmasterworld.com...]

Quadrille




msg:4391597
 8:58 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

The project was a half-arsed thing from the start.

It could only work if it was accompanied by a law that said "Prn shall be on X-X! and only X-X! so there" - and that didn't happen and couldn't happen.

Of course, if they had launched #*$! the same day they launched .com, then the world would now be a much simpler place, with every kids screen blocking X-X!, and every teeenage boy's screen permanently on X-X!.

Now, it's just one more just-short-of-extortion plan to make a few rich guys even richer.

tictoc




msg:4392383
 9:43 am on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

I hope they win also. The .x names are way overpriced.

internetheaven




msg:4393599
 10:02 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

So who was it again that wanted this TLD?


The people selling them. They tried a few times and naturally got rejected, so they started a misinformation campaign with the public saying that having a . x x x tld would control the pron industry and make the internet safer. ICANN caved under pressure and some con men are now very, very rich.

It was a little embarrassing for me, as several of my friends kept sending me emails inviting me to sign a petition or "pass-along" some information about the x x x tld and how much better the world would be with it.

It didn't take very long to explain that x x x creation means MORE pron, not less. Not a single existing adult site was going to be taken down, there would just be millions of more suitable domains to create pron on.

A con from start to finish.

>>>> .bank gets my vote followed quickly by .phish.bank resellers.

wheel




msg:4393600
 10:10 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Does the pron industry not want this?

As a non-pron industry person, I could frankly care less. Go register my domain, nobody looking for me is going near my domain dot x x x.

I still think if I was in that industry that I'd want that tld. Being able to specific exactly what's going on on the domain seems like a good thing to me.

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