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Trade association appeals to the industry to submit comments in opposition to .XXX by the public comment deadline of Sept. 23

FSC Issues .XXX Call to Action

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition today issued a Call to Action for industry members to submit commentary to internet domain regulator ICANN, and to voice their opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD. The Call to Action will be posted on the FSC website, as well as on industry media outlets and message boards.

Industry stakeholders are offered two options for submitting their comments before the public comment period ends Sept 23.

They can choose to submit their own comments to ICANN, with FSC suggesting six issues of concern that stakeholders may comment on, and are encouraged to do so during the public comment period.

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The second option is to follow a link to a short, two-question survey endorsing statements of opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD. FSC will compile and submit the data collected from the survey to ICANN.

The Call to Action reads, in its entirety:

ICANN has posted the Revised Proposed Registry Agreement and Due Diligence Documentation for public comment on the ICANN website. FSC has responded to the Board with a letter of requests and has filed a Documentary Information Disclosure Policy for additional information.

We need your help!  FSC is launching an industry-wide call-to-action. It is imperative that you speak up now! 

ICANN’s .XXX current comment period closes Thursday, September 23rd so ACT NOW!

There are two ways in which adult industry professionals can be counted on the public forum:

Click on the link below and respond to the statements of opposition.  FSC will compile the data and report it to ICANN

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22B6YZULW6R

“Or better yet, write your own statement of opposition to ICM’s proposed .XXX sTLD.  Below are some issues you may want to stress.  Comments can be posted on:

xxx-revised-icm-agreement@icann.org

Public Comment Suggestions

Make sure that you mention that you are a professional member of the adult online community—the party most impacted by the ICANN Board’s decision. Write to the Board about any of a number of issues as demonstrated below. 

Let the Board know that you are concerned…

• That ICM is pushing unnecessarily for a “responsible” global online community when the adult entertainment community already has an entity through which Internet publishers and others can self-identify as a responsible global online adult entertain­ment community through the Free Speech Coalition and its Code of Ethics. 

• With companies that have pre-registered .XXX domain names but are in opposition to a .XXX sTLD. By ICM’s own definition those companies do not qualify for a .XXX sTLD because they do not voluntarily agree to the .XXX sTLD and thus believe that ICM’s proposed .XXX sTLD would be detrimental to their business.

* With the lack of trans­par­en­cy surroun­ding ICM’s submissions in the omission of the names of IFFOR Board members and Policy Council members who will develop regulations for the .XXX online industry. 

* That adult businesses would be required to agree to comply with “IFFOR Policies and Best Practices Guidelines” that have yet to be created by boards and councils which have yet to be revealed.

* That information provided for public comment is insufficient. Members of the adult entertainment community require more information about the application in order to provide the appropriate level of feedback to the ICANN Board for it to make an informed decision. 

* That if additional information is provided, the community most impacted by .XXX, the adult online community will not have sufficient time to respond and therefore request that the public comment period be extended 30 days after additional information that has been requested has been supplied.

If anyone requires additional information or has questions, they should contact Diane Duke at diane@freepeechcoalition.com.

Comments can be posted at xxx-revised-icm-agreement@icann.org.






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