On April 11 2018, US Congress passed bill H.R. 1865 ("FOSTA"). This bill seeks to subject website owners to criminal and civil liability related to content generated by users of the website. It removes a crucial protection previously afforded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider".
Unfortunately this new bill puts us in a precarious position as a social networking site. Our options are to 1) actively censor content created by users; or 2) leave content uncensored and risk criminal liability. After giving this a lot of careful consideration, we have decided that we can't take the risk associated with this new bill and will be closing down XoticSpot on June 1st 2018.
Please note that we did not come to this decision lightly, and spent a lot of time debating our options before reaching this decision. We will be working with our partnered club owners to help migrate their websites and ensure dancers are payed out for any remaining balances in their account.
We would like to personally thank all of the members of XoticSpot who have signed up over these past nine years. Our original vision for creating XoticSpot was to provide a safe place online for exotic dancers to share tips with each other, help build up a regular clientele, and create an online community for the local strip club scene. We feel that we have accomplished a lot of what we originally set out to do; and could not have done it without you awesome gals and guys! But at this point, it's time to say goodbye. We wish everyone here the best of luck and hope to see you down at the clubs in the future.
We love you all!
~Jeff & Kyle
Aug 24 2009 - Jun 1 2018