Porn To Get Their Own Top Level ‘.xxx’ Domain

Are we endorsing the legitimacy of pornography by providing the industry their own “red light district” (top level domain) on the internet? Will this make pornography more prevalent online? Will this lead to online regulation of pornography?

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Porn sites get their own domain: ‘.xxx’

By Stephanie Goldberg, Special to CNN

June 25, 2010 2:42 p.m. EDT

On Friday, ICANN, the not-for-profit corporation that coordinates the internet’s naming system, voted to allow the application of the controversial “.xxx” top-level domain name for sites that display adult content.

The domain, which would need further approval before going live on the internet, would be applied to adult entertainment sites just as “.com” is now.   (more…)

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4 Responses to Porn To Get Their Own Top Level ‘.xxx’ Domain

  1. g says:

    I think it’s a great idea. For those of us with youngsters, these sites will be easier to red flag.

    • Ramblinrick says:

      G,

      It is my understanding that this will be voluntary. Will be interesting to see how many sites jump to this. Definitely will make it easier to filter out the xxx sites.

      Have a great weekend!

      Rick

  2. Jason H says:

    It would certainly be an interesting thought if they implemented the .xxx domain and then mandated that adult sites have to use that TLD. If you currently have a .com or .net site, you can transfer to .xxx for no cost for the first year.

    I’m all for freedom on the web but… it’s an interesting thought.

  3. Bill Mullins says:

    Rick,

    It’s a good start, but my “pie in the sky” thinking questions whether the whole Internet road map needs to be looked at.

    Bill

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