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Jan 23 2012

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MANWIN: Founder Has Been in Porn Industry Since Age of 17. That’s Called Being a Hardcore Porn Addict! His Goal, for “Man to Win”!!

 

From ICANNWiki.com:

Manwin is an information technology and licensing company which owns and operates adult oriented trademarks and websites. The company’s main office is located in Luxembourg with offices located in Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Nicosia, and Montreal.

Background

Manwin was founded by Fabian Thylmann, a geek from Germany who specializes in search engine optimization. He started developing codes for porn sites at the age of 17. Thylmann learned that porn sites gain high web traffic with good profitability so he started acquiring small adult entertainment sites such as PrivatAmateure, MyDirtyHobby, XTube and Brazzers. Manwin became the official name of the company when it expanded and acquired several porn sites for over 140 million.[1] [2] [3]

In November, 2011, Manwinn entered a partnership agreement with Playboy Enterprises, Inc. to manage the operations of Playboy TV worldwide, including its non-branded adult television and online businesses.[4] During the same month, the company also introduced Legendary Stats, an affiliate aggregation product website which allows users to access all of Manwin’s products using one log-in.[5]

Services

The company provides the following solutions to its customers:[6]

  • Web Application Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Website Optimization
  • Business Intelligence

ICANN & Lawsuits

On November 15, 2011, Manwin and Digital Playground filed an anti-trust lawsuit against ICM Registry and ICANN. The company claims that ICM and ICANN conducted anti-competitive, monopolistic conduct, price gouging and unfair practices. The complainants asked the court to issue an injunction order on the .xxx sTLD, order ICANN to open a re-bidding process for the sTLD, and to require price constraints for ICM. The legal charges were filed at the United States Central District Court of California.[7] Following the lawsuit, Manwin also requested the International Centre for Dispute Resolution conduct an Independent Review Proceedings (IRP) with regards to ICANN’s actions.[8] [9] An interesting aside is that Manwin is only the second company to ever file an IRP with ICANN, the first was filed by ICM Registry after the ICANN Board initially approved then denied the .xxx extension after the 2004 round of gTLD expansion. Manwin’s IRP was aimed mainly at .xxx, but raises questions of legitimacy for the rest of ICANN’s 2012 new gTLD program.[10]

In January, 2012, Manwin acquired Digital Playground.[11] Later that month, ICANN and ICM both filed motions to dismiss the case. ICANN argued that, as it was an organization not engaged in “trade or commerce,” the US anti-trust laws did not apply to it; additionally, both ICM and ICANN argued that Manwin’s filing was essentially complaining about the possible increase in competition for them. ICM cited that Manwin had earlier attempt to approach them with a supposed mutually-beneficial agreement, in which Manwin would acquire various premium .xxx domains for free, in exchange sharing the profits of these domains with ICM. When ICM turned down the agreement, Manwin Managing Partner Fabian Thylmann said that he would do whatever he could to stop .xxx.[12] ICANN’s and ICM’s motions to dismiss can be found here and here respectively.

References

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