Porn affiliate network to shun .xxx

Kevin Murphy, March 31, 2011, 14:10:11 (UTC), Domain Registries

The Free Speech Coalition has announced support for its .xxx boycott from what looks to be a significant player in the porn affiliate network market.

Gamma Entertainment, which runs programs such as LiveBucks.com, said it plans to defensively register some of its brands in .xxx.

But for every dollar the company spends with ICM Registry, it also plans to make a matching donation to the top-level domain’s opponents, such as the FSC.

Xbiz quotes Gamma president Karl Bernard: “Gamma is committed to using our resources to lead by example – by pledging our support in the efforts to combat ICM’s .xxx.”

The company will continue to focus development on its .com web sites, according to the article.

The FSC announced its boycott earlier this week, to signal its objection to ICANN’s approval of the TLD.

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Comments (2)

  1. Paul Walsh says:

    Is it not moranic and ironic that a “Free Speech Coalition” is against people’s right to choose a domain to host their content? Shouldn’t it be in favour of ICM Registry. They are complete weirdos and shouldn’t be given this much airtime.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      I think that’s a bit of a literalistic view. The FSC is worried about censorship arising due to .xxx, and the Indian situation seems to have confirmed that its fears were well-founded.

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