Porn site operator follows up anti-trust suit with competitive threat. Porn purveyor Manwin has taken its battle against the .xxx domain name a step further following its antitrust lawsuit: it’s not going to have anything to do with sites that use the new top level domain.
Arguments and antitrust lawsuit could be made against many top level domain names. Manwin Licensing, the company behind YouPorn, has sued .xxx registry ICM Registry for violating the Sherman Act (i.e. monopoly). If you read the complaint against ICM you could substitute other top level domains for .xxx and the suit would still make sense. Manwin says .xxx wasn’t put out to competitive bid, has no price caps, and ICM Registry gets presumptive renewal.
SEATTLE, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Colin Pape, founder of ShopCity.com, a company with a portfolio of over 8,000 developed “geo” domain names, will give the keynote address at the 1st Annual Epik.com Domain Developer Conference. The keynote event will be on September 16, starting at 1:30 pm at the Bell Harbor Conference Center Bay Auditorium in Seattle
Trade group asks ICANN not to approve .xxx TLD. In a letter to ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom, Diane Duke of the adult industry trade association Free Speech Coalition asks ICANN to reject ICM Registry’s plans for a .xxx top level domain name. Much of the adult industry opposed .xxx after governments started getting involved
Rod Beckstrom,CEO and President of ICANN,provided the speech at the First Annual .ORG Forum,hosted by the Public Internet Registry.