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General Updates from Badpuppy Enterprises, Inc.
COCOA BEACH, FL — Badpuppy Enterprises, Inc. (“BEI”) today announced its rollout of new compliance measures for the European Union’s GDPR privacy regulation. BEI, parent to recently turned 23 Badpuppy.com & soon to turn 15 ClubAmateurUSA.com, implemented the compliance measures across all its properties that will be made available to all global surfers & subscribers – not just those in the E.U.
Badpuppy founder & CEO, William Pinyon, explained that when he gathered his team a few months back to review the GDPR & determine next steps, it was decided that all new measures be implemented sites-wide without consideration of geographic location.
“It just made sense that if we were going to such extraordinary measures to comply with the GDPR’s new requirements, why not make available to all end users? The team hopes that one day U.S. regulators will catch up with the E.U. in terms of privacy & consumer protections. It’s in all of our best interests.”
Long-time Badpuppy support & billing administration manager, Jeff Goodrich, is taking on the additional responsibility of compliance manager.
“Since I am the first line of contact with our customers & potential customers, it just made sense for me to add this new hat to my collection, so to speak. It’s been a challenging & sometimes nail-biting few months as the weight of the new GDPR regulation bore down upon us. But I am pleased with the measures that we’re rolling out, and I think that customers, worldwide, will be pleased, as well.”
Badpuppy’s creative director & original producer of ClubAmateurUSA, Casey Black, spent much of his time in the rollup to rollout researching mainstream & other adult websites to cull a list of best & worst practices in terms of GDPR compliance.
“There were many days where we felt whelmed by the sheer magnitude of the necessary steps to GDPR compliance, but as we began reaching out to our vendors for billing, affiliate, CMS, etcetera, we did breathe several sighs of relief because it felt as though we were well ahead of the curve.”
The whole team at Badpuppy agreed that they’re ready for the 25th & ready to get back to their wheelhouse – producing great porn.
Badpuppy Enterprises, Inc.
5505 N. Atlantic Ave. #204
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – I remember it very clearly.
My supervisor at the Kennedy Space Center (“KSC”) walked in and asked me, “We have been tasked to design and implement a new technology that N.A.S.A. wants to pursue called ‘The Internet’, are you interested in the project?”. I was a Network Administrator at the time working with two other guys, and our job was to research and implement new technologies for KSC. The year was 1994, and at the same time I was running a Bulletin Board System (“BBS”) out of my home. A BBS was usually a single computer located at a person’s house or business, connected to a phone line. The user of the BBS would use software to dial up the BBS, and a lot of times the number was busy, and you would have to dial back. Once connected, users could download images hosted on the BBS, message other users, and trade images. In most cases the BBS could only accommodate one person at a time. Well, coming back to the KCS, the first thing we researched and setup was a Web Server. We were all in complete awe of its potential. Unlike a single phone line BBS, the web server was located at a single I.P. address on the “Internet,” and anyone who had access to the Internet could access our web server (not just one person at a time), but as many connections as the hardware and software could support.
I took my new-found knowledge home with me and located a local Internet startup company that could provide me a static I.P. address at home, and the initial service they provided was via a 1,200 baud modem. My initial project had nothing to do with porn, that was the furthest thing from my mind. My goal was to setup a Gay and Lesbian Directory which would provide listings for anyone in the world that provided a service to the Gay and Lesbian community. With the Internet being new and nowhere near the volume of users that we see today, we were entertaining different suggestions in order to gain viewers to the site. An acquaintance of mine suggested that I consider having a section of the site which contained G Rated images and another section that contained adult images. At the time he was doing screen grabs of videos and a written review for an adult video distribution company. I never considered adding adult material and because I had a good job at the Space Center, I thought it might jeopardize my job. So, I passed on the idea at the time.
After a couple of months of paying $200 monthly for the Internet connection, I realized that I needed to find a way to pay for the connection if the site was going to grow. Due to lower than expected user levels the site could not easily attract advertisers, and I reluctantly considered the suggestion about adding the gay adult movie reviews and images to our site. I put up the very first set of images and review on a web page on our web server and linked it from our site. I got up the next morning, and when I looked at the web server activity, it indicated that thirty-five people were attached to the server. Up to that point I was lucky to see three people, so I thought maybe the web server software had a fault, and I restarted the software. I sat there and watched the user count go right back up to 35 and then go up to 37. I was elated as I looked at the log files. People from all over the world were finding the site and yes, going first for the adult content, and then oddly enough, they would go and look at the rest of the directory information. Within a week I was given 2 more reviews and images to go online, and my first introduction into system limitations began to occur.
The web server was maintaining 25-45 concurrent users at all times of the day, and as I put on more images, of course, people wanted to download them. I started getting complaints from people that it was taking way too long to download the images so I approached an Internet company in Alabama about hosting only the images on their faster web server that was also on an ISDN connection. I would keep all the text portion of the website on the local web server at home, and the images would be hosted on a remote system. Unfortunately, this did not work out that great as I received a call the next day from the owner of the Internet company that our traffic was killing the performance of his Internet connection and web server. I would have to find another way.
I approached my Internet provider, and they suggested that I consider getting my own domain name and consider locating my web server hardware in their Network Operations Center instead of at home. I went to the site Internic.net where I could register the domain name I wanted. My first option was not available, but my second option was my username in the BBS world, “Badpuppy”. I entered “badpuppy.com” into the registration field, and to my disbelief it was available. After securing the domain name, we moved the server to the Network Operation Center, and we started looking for additional ways to produce and acquire images for the site. My partner Steven (who, 23 years later, I am thrilled to say is now my lawfully wedded husband) and I started going with our friends to local clubs where we would recruit guys to let us take photos of them jerking off. These photos we added to the Badpuppy.com website along with the movie reviews and before long we had more traffic than we had ever anticipated. The photos of the Badpuppy models were also sold on a CD that we would burn and mail to people when they ordered online. Sales from the CD were at least paying for the content and the Internet service bill, but the website was definitely not geared toward making money itself.
In February of 1996, the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) passed in the United States, and our attorneys suggested that we seriously consider how our website was configured. The new CDA made it a criminal offense to knowingly allow minors access to adult content. Up to this point, we had made everything freely available on the website and only charged for the CDs of images. We elected to take our adult content and put it behind a firewall where access would be granted to adults who had a valid credit card and wanted to join our community.
As connectivity to the Internet grew and connection speeds increased, images began losing their appeal to the masses. People wanted a more instant gratification and our users wanted to be able to not only chat with the models, but they wanted to actually watch them “live” on their computers. Streaming video had not yet been developed to a point where our models could hook up a webcam on their computer and just start broadcasting so that everyone could see them. Our solution to this was to have the camera on the model’s computer grab a still frame shot every few seconds, transit the file to the web server and publish it immediately via a web page. This proved to be quite a popular solution and during early 2000’s we established a great relationship with about 50 guys from around the world who established their own webcam sites and made them exclusively available to the Badpuppy community. Of course, since then, video over the Internet has become common place. Starting with the CuSeeMe reflectors from Cornell, proprietary video software from Video Secrets to the FaceTime we all enjoy today, we have seen a lot of changes in the video transmission arena. I’m excited to see what the next 20 years brings!
Another feature we enjoyed for a number of years was our “Contributors.” Early on we saw a need for the “little guy” to be able to publish their work. The big adult studios were finally starting to realize that they could greatly enhance their DVD sales by embracing the Internet and setting up their own websites. We found a niche with amateur producers from around the world where we worked together to bring their photography and video productions to the masses. In 2008 we had the privilege of acquiring one of our best Contributors, ClubAmateurUSA.com. Initially the producer for ClubAmateurUSA, Casey Black, intended to retire, but in 2011, we approached Casey to see if he had any interest in returning, and we’ve been working together ever since.
For the longest time, it was thought that there were two things that were recession proof, Starbucks and Porn. Well, the Great Recession of 2009 had negative impacts on the sales of both. Prior to 2009, Badpuppy had an incredible team of 17 people located out of our offices in Cocoa, Florida, but after, things were destined to change. Subscription sales plummeted and continued in a downward spiral for almost 4 years. We had to adapt, and I’ll admit that it was hard; but, it is obvious as I’m writing this today that we survived, and we are better for the learning experiences brought on by the last 4 years. We now have a much leaner staff of 6, operating virtually, in not only different states; but, also countries. We rid ourselves of having our own data center, and moved to hosting our servers with nationally recognized hosting companies.
There is still a major threat that we face on a daily basis which existed before the 2009 recession, but it was only made worse when money became tight for anyone affected by the recession. That threat is PIRACY. Badpuppy and our fellow adult production companies exist because a group of people like the products we offer. When our videos are uploaded to Torrent and Tube sites without proper consent, that cuts into the income for each company that is bringing you the adult material that you want. We would humbly ask that if you see our productions where they should not be, please let us know.
Over the last 2 years we have totally overhauled the websites for Badpuppy.com and ClubAmateurUSA.com. Both sites are now fully capable on Desktops, Tablets, and Smartphones. During the development period, we had period interruptions in service for our Roku offering, Badpuppy.tv, but we are pleased to announce that Badpuppy TV is now fully integrated into our new system and will return to the navigation for both sites in the coming days.
In the coming weeks, you will begin to see a broader base of Badpuppy models as we return to our line-up of producers from the past and some new ones for the future. As we launch new products and new productions go online, we always announce it on Facebook and Twitter. So, if you happen to have access to both, please visit our Facebook page and on Twitter, follow @Badpuppy and @ClubAmateurUSA.
If you have any suggestions, critiques, or constructive feedback, our doors are always open. So, feel free to contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
I would like to thank each & every one of you who help to make Badpuppy and ClubAmateurUSA possible thru your membership. It is because of you that we are here, and that is why we value your input. Let us know if there is something that you want to see, and we will do our best to provide it for you.
In closing I want to say a very special THANK YOU to our team. They have worked tirelessly the last year specifically to get the websites updated with the newest technology. To our 2 long timers, Jeff Goodrich, who has managed Customer Support for 19 years, and Casey Black, who is the face behind ClubAmateurUSA, a very special public recognition for all that you have done. Both Jeff and Casey work daily to make sure that your experiences with Badpuppy and ClubAmateurUSA are positive, and they both go out of their way to make sure the customer is always happy.
It’s been incredible serving you the last 20 years, and I look forward to what the next 20 will bring!
In closing, I need to let you know that we have had a technical problem that is preventing us from adding the new model shoots this week. We are actively working to get this resolved, and the three updates will go online as quickly as possible.
As always, thank you for your continued loyalty to & support of Badpuppy & ClubAmateurUSA.
William G. Pinyon
President & CEO
Badpuppy Enterprises, Inc.
May 28, 2015
NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Gay adult site Badpuppy.com is celebrating its 19th anniversary this week.
It was May 17, 1995, when founder Bill Pinyon turned on gay porn fans by displaying solo-boy images on his membership site.
Members, of course, had to dial in for a connection in the late 1990s. But, slowly, over time, the site evolved with solo videos, hardcore videos and then streaming videos.
“We may be turning 19, but we are acting like a new company again,” Pinyon said. “We have been through tough times in the past, but the future of Badpuppy is very bright.”
Pinyon said that Badpuppy, still a teenager, is proud of its history and high retention rates, with many members still renewing after more than 15 years. ?
Company President Chad Belville said that the franchise has gone through “huge changes” in the past three months, including relaunched websites ClubAmateurUSA.com and Badpuppy. com, as well as a new host coming online this week. ?
“In the next few months we are going to correct some previous missteps, start new promotions, and bulk up the offerings in our member’s areas,” Belville said.?”We have a very strong brand and a loyal customer base to build on. ?Badpuppy is going to be ready for a really big bash for our 20th anniversary next year.
Jeremy Koster, Badpuppy’ s newest team member and affiliate manager, said that the company has new promotions lined up to celebrate the anniversary.
“We are going to debut some great affiliate promotions, starting at just five joins, so every affiliate will be able to get a bonus,” he said.
COCOA, Fla.—This week Badpuppy celebrates its 17th birthday. Converted into dog years, this means the gay adult membership site is turning 119.
Founded in 1995, the Badpuppy site—which has become a household staple for porn-seeking web surfers on a quest for the hottest gay adult content online—turns 17 on Thursday, May 17.
“Badpuppy turning 17 is just mind-boggling,” says Badpuppy President/CEO Bill Pinyon. “The longevity and success we’ve continued to enjoy tells me that we’ve done and are still doing what we set out to do when converting the Badpuppy BBS into the first gay adult membership website online back in May of 1995. I attribute our past, present and continued success to my husband, Steven, and our incredible team, whereas most of them have been with the company for 14 years or longer.”
“We continue to offer a mountain of diverse content,” said Marketing & Advertising Manager Lisa Turner. “We have always done our best to offer a broad range of content type and model type, so whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here at Badpuppy. Because our members are introduced to multiple content updates every day and can knowingly count on our support staff, it has always allowed Badpuppy to stand out in a crowd.”
Pinyon and Turner are both very proud of where they’ve come from and what they’ve come to be. As times change, along with technologies, they promise that Badpuppy will continue to think outside of the box, step out of its comfort zone and evolve.
Last but not least, they’d like to offer thanks not only to website members both past and present, but the entire adult industry for the support Badpuppy has been shown over the last 17 years.
COCOA, Fla.—This past Monday at The Factory nightclub in West Hollywood, Badpuppy was honored once again to accept another Cybersocket Web Award, only this year it was for Company Of The Year.
“We are all very excited that our fans and members were able to bring an award home to Badpuppy once again,” company officials said in a press release. “It’s always an honor to be nominated by fans and peers, but taking home a Surfers’ Choice award seven of the last eight years is an accomplishment that we are very proud of.
“A huge thank you goes out to Cybersocket for hosting the Web Awards each year, as well as all of the sponsors who make the awards ceremony possible. Each website that is nominated stands out and is recognized for each category and should be honored by that nomination,” the release continued. “Badpuppy would also like to congratulate all who were nominated, as well as our fellow winners in their specific categories of recognition.
Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of those who voted for Badpuppy. Whether friends, associates, long time fans, past or present members, we have been shown so much support over the nearly 17 years we’ve been in business and for that we are truly humbled by your actions and could not have done it without you. Huge thanks go out to each and every one of you, from the entire Badpuppy staff.”
COCOA, Fla.—Badpuppy Enterprises Inc. has plenty to celebrate in the wake of the Cybersocket Award nominations for 2012. Three sites it owns and operates—Badpuppy.com, BadpuppyVideo.com and PuppyCash.com—have been nominated for multiple categories in both the Surfers Choice and Industry Choice Awards.
Additionally, Badpuppy’s marketing and advertising manager—industry veteran Lisa Turner—has been nominated for Business Person of the Year.
In total, the company has received seven Cybersocket Award nominations for the 2012 Awards.
“It has been a busy and exciting year for our company,” Turner said. “Aside from celebrating our 16th anniversary online as a paid membership site back in May, the Badpuppy site has been enhanced, with both new added features, as well as a re-designed navigation. With these changes, it is much more user friendly than any previous interface.”
Turner also noted another accomplishment this year. “Earlier this year Badpuppy obtained a private channel on Roku, where our members now have access to watch over 745 Badpuppy and ClubAmateurUSA gay porn videos, streamed instantly through their TVs at home,” she said. “This is a new added feature for all members and is provided to them at no additional charge.
“We could not have established the award nominations or our accomplishments in 2011, without the support of our business partners, affiliates and of course our Badpuppy members and fans,” Turner continued. We are proud to be nominated along so many other great companies, and whether we win anything or not, we are thankful for all of the nominations.”
COCOA, FL.—Badpuppy was honored once again this year to accept the Cybersocket Web Award for the Surfers Choice for Best Megasite. This year was different in that there were quite a few new sites nominated for the Best Megasite category, all of which are very good and popular sites. We are absolutely thrilled that our long time fans and members were able to bring the award home to Badpuppy once again.
It’s always an honor to be nominated by fans and peers, but taking home the Surfers Choice award 6 of the last 7 years is an accomplishment of which we are all very proud.
We’d like to thank Cybersocket for hosting the Web Awards each year, as well as all of the sponsors who make the awards ceremony possible. Every website that is nominated stands out and is recognized for each category of nomination and should be honored by that nomination. Badpuppy would also like to congratulate all who were nominated, as well as our fellow winners in their specific categories of recognition.
Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of those who voted for Badpuppy. Whether long time fans or present members, you have shown us so much support over the many years we’ve been online and for that we are humbled by your actions and could not have done it without you. Huge thanks go out to each and every one of you, from the entire Badpuppy staff.
COCOA, FL—Badpuppy has launched a service and website for instantly streaming videos in HD and SD formats to your television or home theater at Badpuppy.tv.
“I’m very excited about this new direction for our company and for our subscribers,” said Badpuppy President and CEO William Pinyon. “It has been a personal goal of mine that Badpuppy deliver high-quality videos in as many formats as possible, including to their televisions.”
Further enhancements are already in the works to allow for individual movie ratings, a search function and the ability to create a Favorites list.
Badpuppy.tv is being added to our affiliate program, PuppyCash.com, where affiliates can find linking information and sales tools for our new website and service.
A Badpuppy Subscription provides unlimited access to Badpuppy’s entire collection of movies, original content of over 50 additional websites containing hundreds of thousands of images and videos, plus fresh faces and hot new scenes added daily!.
COCOA, Fla.—Badpuppy Enterprises Inc. has unveiled a new interface for its flagship site, Badpuppy.com, that simplifies the user experience by providing quicker and easier access to the overwhelming amount of content available to members. Among the offerings are high-quality videos that are now being filmed in HD and presented in a half-dozen formats, including those for mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Galaxy Tab and more.
Knowing that surfers will continue to take advantage of the ever-growing high-speed internet options available to them, Badpuppy has increased the size of images used on Badpuppy.com to provide its users with a better visual experience.
Badpuppy also has taken advantage of new hardware technologies by replacing its numerous servers with just a few faster and more powerful servers. Making these changes will give users a better experience on BadPuppy.com and also the pool of bonus sites included in a Badpuppy membership, like ClubAmateurUSA.com.
Badpuppy is proud of the fact that over the years it has provided a consistently high level of customer service to its members, as well as maintained a fastidious attention to user feedback. Badpuppy takes user feedback and requests into consideration when planning such endeavors as interface and hardware upgrades and will continue to learn and grow as technology advances.
COCOA, Fla.—Badpuppy’s PuppyCash affiliate program will reward three webmasters for improving their performance during the month of June.
At the end of the month, the three affiliates who increase their sales the most over their own May totals will win a sought-after tech gadget. The first-place finisher will win a 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, second place will receive a NetBook, and third place will receive an iPod Touch.
“We wanted to do something different for June and for upcoming months this year,” said Marketing and Affiliate Manager Lisa Turner. “The best thing is that this particular contest allows every affiliate an opportunity to win. Each and every affiliate is important to us, whether big or small.”
In order to participate, affiliates must have signed up on or prior to May 1, 2010. Sales can be made at Badpuppy.com, ClubAmateurUSA.com or any other sites in the PuppyCash program.
Turner said the contest “levels the playing field” for the small and mid-range affiliates, since everyone is judged only against his or her own statistics.
“Not only will the affiliate be winning by earning more commissions than [he or she did during] the month prior, but we’ll be rewarding those top three affiliates who show the most improvement,” she said. “If I have learned anything over my nearly 14 years as the affiliate manager for Badpuppy’s PuppyCash, it’s that today’s little fish may very well be next year’s whale. We’re proud to offer a promotion where anyone can take home a prize.”