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The down and dirty truth about the dot xxx scam

Take all the PR hype out of the mix and just read this one story and you’ll see exactly why so many people hate those .xxx people and how they are willing to MAYBE auction of YOUR trademarked name at a future date for a premium price.  We’ve said all along it’s a scam and now here is just one more bit of proof.  [source]
Before I start my rant feel free to tell me I should never have bothered with .xxx – I know now that is just what I should have done…Having been completely taken in by the registry’s sales pitch and in the hope of securing ‘my’ domains, I went ahead and followed their procedures… FOOL!

I am aware how the majority of you feel about this process and so won’t expect any sympathy, I just want to document this in case anyone else is even considering buying (or trying to buy) theirs.

I ‘pre-reserved’ – now this is being called ‘expressed an interest in’- ‘my’.xxx domain. I joined the ‘sponsored adult community’ – yes I know… MUG!

I have owned and operated janeyweb.com since 2000. I also own a large suite of top level domains (.coms and .co.uks as we are UK based) most of which contain janeyweb or janey in them.

My company trades as Janey Web Productions Ltd. My stage name is Janey Web.

Our registrar secured one .xxx domain with no problem – www.janeysweb.xxx – this in fact is a name we did not oringinally ‘express an interest’ in, we just decided to get it as we use the .com as a pay site.

We were then told by the registrar that janeyweb.xxx AND the second domain we were ‘interested in’ were blocked so they couldn’t buy them for us.

ICM confirmed that these domains were on their “Premium List”.

This means that they are not available in Sunrise A even though I own the top level domains. They MAY be up for auction in November (but they MAY NOT), or we can wait for Landrush in December if someone else didn’t already get them or if the registry actually decide to release them at all!

I asked the registrar to refund the domain we have secured as I do not want to do business with ICM any longer – in fact they have stopped corresponding with me despite never once answering all of my questions, including whether someone else had ‘expressed an interest’ in the domains – this I understood would be the only reason I wouldn’t get them straight away under sunrise A.

The registrar says they cannot refund the registration fee according to their T&Cs, but as we are a long term customer they’ll part refund it as a goodwill gesture…

So I am out of pocket, left with a domain we don’t want and without the ones that I did want – sorry ‘expressed an interest in’ – YEP, SUCKER!

Anybody else been screwed…?

Thanks all.

XBIZ Pimps Out More XXX Loving

A few people have asked if I have any recent news about .XXX and really I don’t have anything new for you other than the fact that XBIZ continues to push them and further hurt their credibility and further insuring that no matter what major changes may come at AVN, their award show will always be the superior one, just quite simply because XBIZ continues to publicly associate itself with enemies of the industry.  Hey … anything for a quick buck, right? ^^

I think really Sara Jay says it best when she tweeted today ….

SaraJayXXX : Just sat thru an .xxx seminar today @xbiz eu ..was a pathetic attempt 2 sell us some unnecessary bs & segregate us from the rest of internet

Derek Hay Whores Himself Out in Support of .XXX

In the past we know Derek Hay / Ben English will pimp out anything that will pay him a buck but damn this is even a new low for him.

“And, according to PR guy Brian Gross, LA Models is bringing the “Biggest Names in Adult” to EXXXOTICA Miami, to endorse .XXX domains.  

Their website will automatically switch from www.ladirectmodels.com to www.ladirectmodels.xxx as soon as Derek Hay’s paperwork goes through.

On hand to celebrate this historic occasion will be Kagney Linn Karter, Lexi Belle, Alexis Texas, Courtney Cummz, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, Gracie Glam, Daisy Marie, Breanne Benson, Sarah Vandella, Brandy Talore, Kirsten Price, Ann Marie Rios, Allie Haze, Tasha Reign, Tory Lane, Melanie Rios, Joslyn James, Lexi Swallow, Eden Adams, Capri Anderson, Aleksa Nicole, Jenna Presley, Harmony Rose, and Brooklyn Lee [remember her from that Reality Kings ass movie shot in public?]”

Source: Adult Cyber Mart

Is there nothing this piece of shit won’t put his names on and whore his talent out to support for a quick buck?

This is a new low, even for him.

 

India set to block .xxx

In what is probably a shock to nobody, India it seems will be the first of what will no doubt be many Countries to block an entire top-level domain name.  It was actually one of the arguments against approving .xxx and is now holding to be true with India primed and ready to block access to any and all domains that end in .xxx in their country.   Not to overstate the obvious here but what good is a domain name if nobody can visit it?  I guess we can put this in the I TOLD YOU SO file?

FULL STORY FROM HERE

India is set to block the Internet’s newly-formed, highly controversial cyber “red-light district” after a global agency governing the web approved .xxx suffix for pornographic websites last week, a senior government official said.

A few days ago, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the .xxx suffix for pornography websites. In response, a senior official at the ministry of IT stated that “India, along with many other countries from the Middle East and Indonesia, opposed the grant of the domain in the first place, and we would proceed to block the whole domain, as it goes against the IT Act and Indian laws.”

Under the Indian Penal Code, while distribution of adult content is illegal, watching such content is still permitted. Vivek Sood, cyber lawyer and author of ‘The Fundamental Right to the Internet’ sees the move ineffective because the same content can be hosted in other domains like .com and .in. Although other websites of the same nature continue to provide access under different domains, the ministry vows to be keen in reviewing those sites on a case to case basis. On the other hand, Internet activists and cyber law experts believe that the new suffix in fact would enable better policing by parents and employers.

The new top-level domain has already registered about 250,000 domains in anticipation, even before the approval came this month. The domain names are likely to be available in Q2 of 2011.