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May 07 2010

Help AEBN defeat ICM’s petition for a .XXX sTLD

Earlier this week, all affiliates received an email from AEBN’s Jerry Anders, VP of Sales and Marketing, about the proposed .xxx sTLD that for which ICM Registry has applied. In this letter, he addressed the reasons that this is a serious issue of concern that could have a significant negative impact on your business.

ICM is run by Stuart Lawley, a person without any ties to, or knowledge of, the adult industry. In order to qualify for the.XXX sTLD, Mr Lawley has to have broad-based support from the sponsorship community which is the adult entertainment industry. We do not believe he has that support, yet he is telling ICANN that he does. ICANN is trying to determine how to proceed and has put the process up for public comment.

It is imperative that the adult community tell ICANN that we do not support ICM’s .XXX sTLD. If you missed the email we sent, but would like to know how to help, visit http://www.freespeechcoalition.com to see how you can issue a public comment against ICM’s .XXX sTLD. The commenting period closes May 10th, so please submit your comment today.

From all of us at AEBN, we sincerely thank you for your consideration of this matter and your support of our attempts to fight the .xxx sTLD.