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The Register breaking news

.XXX registry in .porn, .adult, .sex extension grab bid

Exclusive ICM Registry, which runs the controversial .xxx top-level domain, today revealed that it has applied to ICANN for the gTLDs .porn, .sex and .adult. The Florida-based company hopes to avoid "shakedown" accusations this time around - last year it faced severe criticism and a lawsuit when it raked in millions of dollars in …
Kevin Murphy, 12 Apr 2012
The Register breaking news

ICANN responds to smut portal antitrust lawsuit

ICANN and .xxx manager ICM Registry want a California judge to throw out an antitrust lawsuit, saying plaintiff Manwin Licensing is just miffed that it missed out on the juiciest domain names. Manwin, which runs major online porn networks including YouPorn and Brazzers, sued ICANN and ICM in November claiming that they had …
Kevin Murphy, 27 Jan 2012
The Register breaking news

Smut sirens violate YouTube with saucy .XXX hot dog

YouTube has yanked offline an advert for .xxx domain names which featured two porn stars performing a sexually suggestive act on a hot dog. But the 30-second video, part of ICM Registry's $4.5m ad campaign to promote the launch of the porn-only TLD, was apparently removed from YouTube not because it was too saucy, but because …
Kevin Murphy, 30 Nov 2011
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Phoenix sales and profits falling as UK economy burns

Phoenix IT Group is set for a structural revamp after the loss of major contracts in each of its operating divisions forced down sales and profits for the half year to 30 September. The IT services group recorded a 4.4 per cent decline in sales to £132.2m, operating profits fell 12 per cent to £13.9m and profit before tax …
Paul Kunert, 28 Nov 2011
The Register breaking news

Sun rises over .xxx smut domain

Businesses in the adult entertainment industry – and outside of it – from today have the opportunity to register or block .xxx domain names that match their trademarks. ICM Registry, which has operated .xxx since it signed a contract with ICANN earlier this year, has launched a three-pronged "sunrise period" that will run for …
Kevin Murphy, 7 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Secret list of celebrity .xxx domains removed from market

Hundreds, possibly thousands of celebrities have had their names permanently banned from the new .xxx adults-only internet domain. El Reg can reveal that everyone from Justin Bieber to Piers Morgan has had their .xxx address placed into a permanent "reserved" status by the registry manager, ICM Registry. This means that …
Kevin Murphy, 24 Aug 2011
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Last day on the job for Phoenix IT Group boss

Phoenix IT Group's long-serving chief exec Nick Robinson is hanging up his boots today after attending his last Annual General Meeting in the role. The services provider and reseller is handing captaincy of the ship over to industry veteran Dave Courtley at the beginning of next week. Courtley will need to draw upon his …
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

.XXX to launch nothing-but-smut unsafe search

ICM Registry, the company behind the forthcoming .xxx domain extension, plans to launch a search engine devoted entirely to porn at search.xxx. The news emerged during a panel discussion at the YNOT Summit 2011, a porn industry trade show in San Francisco late last month (depressingly SFW video at YouTube.) ICM president …
Kevin Murphy, 13 Jul 2011
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Phoenix IT sales up but op profit down

Rising demand for outsourced services boosted Phoenix IT Group's top line growth in fiscal 2011 but the cost of funding the firm's continued shift to the cloud saw operating profits dip. According to prelims, revenues climbed 10.5 per cent to £271.6m, operating profit fell by £500,000 or 1.6 per cent to £29.6m and pre-tax …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Up to $650 for a .xxx domain - or to keep your name off one

Pornographers and brand owners can expect to pay between $75 and $650 to register .xxx domain names, newly published registrar pricing schemes have revealed. Trademark owners concerned about having their brands associated with online pornography may be hit especially hard by the forthcoming domain launch, according to reports …
Kevin Murphy, 16 May 2011
The Register breaking news

.XXX domain deal stripped bare

The company behind a proposal to create .xxx, an adults-only top-level internet domain, is set to run the gauntlet of objections from angry pornographers and appalled Christians for the sixth time. ICANN last week published a draft contract that, if signed, could allow Florida-based ICM Registry to start offering .xxx domains …
Kevin Murphy, 1 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

.XXX to get ICANN nod

ICANN plans to give conditional approval to .xxx, the controversial top-level internet domain just for porn, 10 years after it was first proposed. During a public forum at ICANN's meeting in Brussels today, general counsel John Jeffrey revealed that ICANN's board of directors will likely approve the domain tomorrow. The …
The Register breaking news

.XXX accuses ICANN of 'lip service' on porn domain

The company behind the proposed .xxx internet domain has accused ICANN of trying to weasel its way out of approving the porn-only domain. ICM Registry, which has been fighting for the right to run the domain for a decade, said ICANN staff members prepared “fundamentally flawed” advice, designed to confuse its own board of …
Kevin Murphy, 4 May 2010
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Public ID card support holds steady - says gov report

A majority of the public remains in support of the National Identity Scheme, according to the latest figures from the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). The latest tracking research on the scheme, carried out by Taylor Nelson Sofres and published on 22 October, shows that 60 per cent are in favour with 24 per cent against, …
Kablenet, 24 Oct 2008
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Phoenix IT revs up in Q1

Q1 revenues were up 48 per cent for Phoenix IT, which posted an interim management statement today on the three months ended 30 June. The UK IT outsourcing group is not revealing hard figuers, but it says that organic revs were up 13.8 per cent, with the rest of the gain reflecting the fact that new-ish acquisition, the disaster …
Team Register, 14 Aug 2008
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Phoenix IT ready to get hands dirty with ICM

Phoenix IT yesterday said it was time to stop talking about integrating ICM Computer Group and time to start doing it. The board cautioned the "integration may cause some short term disruption", but the logic of the acquisition remains, well, strategic. Considering that Phoenix only bought ICM, a disaster recovery biz-cum- …
Drew Cullen, 2 Oct 2007

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