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IFFOR hires McCarthy to handle .xxx outreach

Kevin Murphy, October 10, 2011, 08:24:15 (UTC), Domain Registries

Kieren McCarthy, CEO of the .nxt new top-level domains conference, has reportedly joined the International Foundation For Online Responsibility to manage policy communications.

IFFOR is the sponsoring organization for ICM Registry’s new gTLD, responsible for setting the policies that will govern .xxx domain names.

ICM’s opponents in the Free Speech Coalition fear IFFOR, claiming it will be both toothless in the light of ICM’s “veto power” over policies (which ICM disputes) and dangerous to .xxx domain holders.

As well as outreach, McCarthy will be tasked with “developing the tools through which Internet community members and IFFOR Policy Council members can reach consensus positions”, according to Xbiz.

He has the right background. He’s the former general manager for public participation at ICANN, and lately one of its fiercest critics. More recently, he’s also done some consulting work for ICM.

Hopefully one of his first actions at IFFOR will be to add DI to the press release mailing list, so I don’t have to source Xbiz the next time the organization has news to report.

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Comments (2)

  1. Alan says:

    .XXX online responsibility??? LOL!!!!
    I guess ICM needs a mask of respectability to
    seemingly ease they’re conscious as providers of
    the internets next porn engine.

  2. Mike says:

    This is an attempt to create an online ghetto. I will keep an eye this matter for sure and trust me, will do everything i can, to make sure they don’t succeed

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