Porn Giant Suing Over New .XXX Adult Domains

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The whole dotxxx business model is based on fear.

The company running the scam (ICM registry) tells mainstream companies they must pay a $300 block fee or else the dotxxx version of their trademark will be used to direct surfers to pornographic content. That's what I call extortion.

 

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They are seriously complaining about $60 per domain? The porn industry makes billions of dollars yearly. If they are indeed a giant than they are making profits way beyond the $60 per domain even worth a thought.

Something else is going on here. There is no way they are making this big of a fuss over such a small fee. Whatever the real issue is they are obviously hiding and using this lawsuit to try to get what they want without exposing what it really is.
 

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[citation][nom]aznguy0028[/nom]lol rule 34. "hi ma'am, so it's okay if i stick my video card into your pci-e slot?" nothing is safe! xD[/citation]

You should said "Nothing is sacred anymore"
Is it me, or the suing game it started to get very annoyingly noisy?
 

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[citation][nom]smelly_feet[/nom]Tom's Pornware.[/citation]
Yes, i really look forward to read article about how to smear thermal paste all over my cpu, then pressing down a big thermal tower on it. Good times.

 

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Yes having a Porn Tomshardware site is a good idea, I think that I might register it myself and put up lots of computer related porn. This might force Tomshardware to register the XXX domain first before I do. I imagine lots of companies are registering their domain with the XXX extension to stop people from doing this and making ICANN and ICM lots of money.
 

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Perhaps "$60 a pop" is not the best choice of words for this article.

But $60 to register a domain isn't that much. A couple of webcam sessions will pay for that.
 

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Oh come one... in my country our local provider charges us more than that! In fact a few years ago they demanded over $200 for a domain name while at the same time .com would cost about $15.
 

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[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]Perhaps "$60 a pop" is not the best choice of words for this article[/citation]
Or maybe it is the best choice, depends on your point of view (or POV, if you know what I mean)
 

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*NOT SARCASM*
This is actually really relevant tech news guys... and Manwin's arguments seem reasonable, in my honest opinion.
 

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[citation][nom]krinkles619[/nom]this is definitely relevant tech news[/citation]

Off Topic:
I'm getting sick of people complaining about how article x/y/z is "not relevant" to technology, and thus should not appear on this site.

1. If it is in any way related, no matter how tangentially, to the internet, video/computer games, computer hardware, smart phones, or any other area of 21st century technology, it is relevant.

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Here is a link to the site feedback forum: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-9.html

If that's not good enough for you, then send an email to the BestofMedia group at: usa@bestofmedia.com.

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[citation][nom]sixdegree[/nom]Yes, i really look forward to read article about how to smear thermal paste all over my cpu, then pressing down a big thermal tower on it. Good times.[/citation]

Just wait till they start doing side air ducts. (If you can come up with something sexual about that you need help)
 

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[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]from what i know, adult actors/actresses are paid in the thousands, so i don't know whether a few hundred dollars are worth all this fuss...[/citation]

male actors are payed 300$ a day, and actresses are payed 600$ a day, we aren't getting into all of the fetish, and weird crap they pay out more for and per session, but the standard rate.

if you are a name actress, such as people buy the porn just because she/he is in it, than you make significantly more.

but you have to take into account that one porn shoot can have 30-50 people in the background off camera, a 3 day shoot may cost you 20-30k to shoot, and at 20-30$ a dvd (depends on expected sales, how old it is, and such) you need to sell allot to recupe costs, and at the end of the day, a slight proffit from all the work can get more work.

now im not talking about the big places that can take a total flop and go on like its nothing, im talking about the smaller operations.

this is a few days to late, but i still thought i should post it.
 
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