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ICM Registry Gets Second Wind in Fight for XXX Domain

May 23, 2006

Karen Kitterman, a partner in Fenwick & West's trademark group, was recently quoted in a TechNewsWorld article entitled, "ICM Registry Gets Second Wind in Fight for XXX Domain."

After the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) denied ICM Registry's request to create an .xxx domain for adult-content Web sites, ICM Registry has accused the Bush Administration of unjustly influencing the decision. While ICM Registry is suing the administration for documents to prove its case, Kitterman said ICANN's decision seems to relate to technical specifications of creating an adult-content domain.

ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee "raised concerns about ICM's ability to comply with the myriad of laws governing pornographic content," Karen Marie Kitterman, an attorney with Fenwick & West, told TechNewsWorld.

"It also raised concerns over ICM's ability to develop tools and programs to protect vulnerable members of the community, to maintain accurate information to assist law enforcement agencies, and to ensure protection of intellectual property," she added.

Read the complete article by TechNewsWorld reporter Erika Morphy here.