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  • To: "icm-options-report@xxxxxxxxx" <icm-options-report@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: comment
  • From: Marc Salvatierra <marc.salvatierra@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 11:56:49 -0700

The comment below was submitted to ICANN staff outside of the public comment 
forum. For transparency and completeness, staff is submitting the comment into 
the related forum. Other than the commenter's name, all other contact 
information has been redacted from the comment.

From: Wayne
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 2:11 PM
To: John Jeffrey
Subject: Choose option # 3 and Deny .XXX sTLD

Good Day!

As an affiliate program for the adult entertainment industry, my
business' foundation is internet based. If ICM's application were
granted and a .XXX sTLD were to be created it would negatively impact my
business. Also it would put ICANN in the position of creating an entity
to impose regulations and policy for the adult entertainment community-a
situation that could easily stifle what is now a robust adult
entertainment internet presence.

I do not support the creation of a .XXX sTLD and believe that the ICANN
Board was well within its rights to deny ICM's application in the 2007
Board meeting in Lisbon.

It is imperative that ICANN consider the widespread opposition from the
adult entertainment community to a .XXX sTLD as it makes its decision.
For that reason, I support Option # 3 of the March 26, 2010 process
options submitted by ICANN for public comment.

Further, I have voluntarily labeled my site as adult with The Family
Online Safety Institute (ICRA) and Restricted to Adults (RTA) so as to
assist parents in their use of parental controls and keep children from
my adult site.  I felt that was my duty to do this not only as a
responsible internet citizen, but it was the right thing to do both
morally and ethically.

To also exasperate matters, my site has been active for almost one year,
and is just now beginning to take shape.  I began this after being laid
off from my job last year due to a reduction in work force.  If the .xxx
sTLD is created, I would have to literally start over and I'm not sure I
can stand that drastic impact.  So I would also ask that the effect to
us smaller web site operators be considered in this as well.

Thank you for your time, and I trust we can all go by the adage that if
it is not broken, then it does not need fixing.

Sincerely yours;
Wayne Rose

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