In light NALEM’s recent announcement that their adult industry trade show photos were being sponsored by ICM Registry and their .XXX sTLD, a press release came out on AVN that stated “only recognized photographers” would be allowed to take commercial photographs at the upcoming Dutch Webmaster Meeting, scheduled for September 16, 2011 in Amsterdam. The “recognized photographers” were JFK, with FUBAR Webmasters, and me, with PimpsPromo. The attitude is that many in the adult industry are against the .XXX sTLD and that party-goers would not feel comfortable having their photos taken then displayed on a website that supported .XXX.
It did not take long for a thread to appear on adult webmaster forum, GFY, and while this announcement seemed to be well-received, a little drama involving PimpsPromo did raise its head. The owner of the Thumblords tube site, ThumbLord, decided that he did not want me taking his photograph and that if I did he would have me “arrested before your plane leaves.” (more…)