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ICM Registry Countersues Adult Entertainment Group Manwin

ICM Registry XXX logoThe .XXX registry, ICM Registry, battle with Manwin, the adult entertainment conglomerate, continues with ICM filing a $40 million countersuit, “alleging the adult entertainment conglomerate filed its antitrust lawsuit against the .XXX operator in order to maintain its ‘current monopoly’ over search and access to online adult entertainment” says a report on the XBIZ Newswire.

In the countersuit, ICM say “Manwin’s current dominance in the adult industry is so strong that many porn entrepreneurs are forced to advertise and release content on Manwin-owned network platforms” and that the company “as well as its Digital Playground division and co-plaintiff, engaged in predatory acts to prevent and coerce others in the adult entertainment industry from utilizing the .XXX TLD platform.”

“At its core, this case does not involve a monopoly over defensive or affirmative .XXX domain name registrations, but instead involves control over the platforms on and through which the online adult entertainment industry advertises and disseminates its content,” said the countersuit, which also names 10 John Does.

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