.XXX: Lawley, Duke to Debate at XBIZ EU London Conference
LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce that it has slated a special .XXX debate session at XBIZ EU featuring ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley and Free Speech Coalition's Diane Duke.
The pair will discuss and debate issues relative to ICM's .XXX sponsored top-level domain and its upcoming Sept. 7 launch. The debate is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.
Lawley, who founded ICM, told XBIZ he plans on discussing the benefits of .XXX domain names, particularly since the debate will be held during the sunrise period when industry members can register their names.
"I am sure the discussion will be lively, and I look forward to making the benefits and new opportunities that .XXX presents crystal clear to the attendees," he said. "With the launch starting on Sept. 7, it is about time we got the chance to publicly debunk the myths and misunderstandings that, in some quarters, surround .XXX, that have been propagated by certain special interest groups leading to unnecessary confusion in the adult webmaster marketplace."
Duke, who leads the adult industry trade group as executive director, told XBIZ that she plans on setting the record straight about .XXX and informing adult businesses about their options now that .XXX domains are rolling out.
"I would like adult businesses to walk away with the understanding that they have options, that they don’t have to give in and throw money at ICM to protect their brand and that purchasing a .XXX TLD could actually do more harm to their business than good," she said.
From Sept. 23-25, XBIZ EU will bring together industry executives from international markets at London’s Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury hotel, for a slate of unparalleled business-networking and deal-making opportunities.
Attendees can also expect three days of cutting-edge educational seminars, engaging technology workshops, special guest keynote presentations designed especially for the European market.
For event information and details, visit XBIZEU.com.