April 22nd, 2011
By Connor Young
– For those of you who are new to the industry and those who were blindsided by the recent news that the dot-xxx sponsored Top Level Domain was approved, I'm here to tell you this battle has been raging for a long time. You may not be aware of it, but opponents of the dot-xxx domain fought its eventual approval for more than eight years.
As one of the people who has been active in this fight since 2004, I am less than pleased with the news that Joan Irvine, who has been executive director of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection for many years now, has decided to join forces with ICM Registry, the company responsible for the dot-xxx threat now hanging over the heads of every adult internet business.
From the start, I always felt ICM's biggest hurdle in getting dot-xxx approved was the utter lack of community support. A sponsored TLD, like dot-travel or dot-edu, is supposed to