TEMPE, AZ—The recent approval of the .XXX domain by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) certainly is on the minds of many, and this year’s Phoenix Forum is proud to feature the first industry tradeshow panel following the ICANN decision.
On Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m., the two seminar rooms at the Tempe Mission Palms will be merged into one larger area to accommodate this sure-to-be popular discussion. Panel participants include: Tom Hymes (moderator), AVN Media Network; Colin Rowntree, Wasteland, Inc.; Jeffrey Douglas, Law Office of Jeffrey J. Douglas; Ron Cadwell, CCBill; Alison Vivas, TopBucks|Pink Visual.
Even though the approval does not legally mandate any immediate change, many in the industry are wondering what the impact might be, and what the potential next steps are. How could .XXX affect delivery methods? How could it impact SEO practices? Could the partitioning of content into different top-level domains marginalize market segments? Could the split produce a clearly defined categorization of entertainment safe from the reach of minors? Could it help combat piracy or fraud?
These and many other questions will be openly discussed and debated, from representatives on all sides of the issue. Historically, the Phoenix Forum has always taken an agnostic stance on seminar topics in order to encourage balanced panels and open discussions. The .XXX panel will continue to reflect that approach.
Sponsors of the Phoenix Forum 2011 include:
Premium sponsors: MojoHost, National Net, PussyCash, XBIZ
Platinum sponsors: AdultCentro, My Gay Cash, NakedHosting, Next Door Buddy Profits, OrbitalPay
Gold sponsors: Adultmoda, Adult Webmaster Empire, ATK Cash, CommerceGate, Deville Digital, Grooby Bucks, JustBlowMe, LightspeedCash, MeritCard, Porn Guardian, Puppy Cash, Reporo, SmashBucks, Southern Strokes, Too Much Media, X2K, X Industry Jobs
Pride sponsors: Gunz Blazing, IntenseCash, JustUsBoys, Maleflixxx, Men4RentNow, Men4SexNow, NakedSword, Raging Stallion
Media sponsors: XBIZ, AVN, Cybersocket, FUBAR, Just Webmasters, YNOT