FSC’s Duke Travels to Brussels for GAC/ICANN Conference

23 Feb

Hopefully Diane can help ICANN put this issue to rest and we can all get back to work actually making some money with the websites we’ve got instead of fretting about whether we’re going to have to shell out a painful amount of money so that some rich guy who probably doesn’t even watch porn can get richer at our expense.

Diane likes to travel, but I suspect she’d enjoy spending some time in country and in her own office. I know that’s where I’d prefer to find her — although sunbathing on a tropical island with a frosty fruit beverage in her hand has its appeal. Frankly, she deserves the whole tropical island to herself or to share with those nearest and dearest, as far as I’m concerned.

– Darklady

February 22, 2011
Contact: Diane Duke

FSC’s Duke Travels to Brussels for GAC/ICANN Conference

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Diane Duke will travel next week to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the ICANN Board-GAC consultation. Duke will represent the best interests of adult online businesses that stand in opposition to the proposed .XXX sTLD.

According to ICANN, the meeting will address differences between the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) advice and the current implementation of the GNSO (Generic Names Supporting Organization) New gTLD Policy recommendations. The goal is then to arrive at resolutions between the ICANN Board and GAC, or – if resolution cannot be reached – to identify which issues remain unresolved.

The U.S. government, and several others, has recently expressed concern about the current “generic” Top Level Domain proposal and fear that it may cause widespread fragmentation of the Internet.

There has been no indication from ICANN when its board will address .XXX domains or render a decision regarding the .XXX sTLD. However, Duke will be present to lobby members of the GAC and ICANN, in advance of the ICANN’s next board meeting, to be held in March, in San Francisco.

“It is critical that the ICANN Board and GAC hear the concerns of the adult entertainment community regarding .XXX,” Duke said. “I will carry those concerns with me and make sure that they are fully expressed.”


The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and well-being of the adult entertainment community.

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