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ICANN to vote on .xxx domain this week

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  1. clikityclankz

    clikityclankz Newbie

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    - Just Some Info i found on digital trends


    The idea of creating a .xxx top-level Internet domain for adult content and services dates all the way back to the year 2000, and at first glance it seems like a simple idea: create a domain along the lines of the well-known .com, .org, .tv, and others that would be exclusively for adult content and services. The notion of a .xxx domain is to enable users to easily determine whether a site is likely to contain adult material—they would be easy to spot, since the domain would end in .xxx!—and enable administrators, schools, and companies to set up simple rules if they decide they don't want their networks to access those kinds of sites.

    However, creating a .xxx domain has been anything but simple for ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers that overseas global DNS, top-level domains, and a number of other global Internet policies and services. Although the idea has been kicked around for years, it has repeatedly been rejected by ICANN for a number of political and policy reasons, and at ICANN's recent meeting in Cartegena, Colombia, ICANN postponed making any decision on .xxx. However, the issue is scheduled to come up for a vote again at this week's ICANN meeting in San Francisco—and industry observers expect to see many of the same heated issues get debated again.

    Advocates of a .xxx domain note that adult material is widely available online, and creating a kind of virtual "red light district" will enable sites offering adult content to more-responsibly brand themselves, as well as enable administrators and end users to easily determine whether or not they choose to access a site. However, many opposing the creation of a .xxx domain note that there would be no requirement adult sites relocate to the new domain—so adult material would still be widely available across standard TLDs, just like today, negating any filtering or branding benefit to a .xxx domain. Others object on moral or religious grounds, with some arguing a .xxx domain amounts to sanctioning prostitution, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other criminal activity often associated with adult content.

    In the past, consideration of a .xxx domain has also been hampered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, which maintained oversight authority over ICANN. However, ICANN is slowly transitioning to a more-transparent, independent, multi-stakeholder governance model that will not be under the thumb of the U.S. government.


    .. anyone spot any opportunies with this xxx thing.
     
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  2. dra$tic

    dra$tic BANNED BANNED

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    I read about this a while back, really anxious to see what they decide. I hear if you're the owner of an adult themed .com site that the .xxx will be offered to you first before made available for purchase.
     
  3. clikityclankz

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    hahaha nice -_- ... guess it makes sense anyways
     
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    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I bought sex.xxx hope its gonna be a winner...


    I wish LOL!
     
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    Looks like another way to dilute domain extensions overall and pad someones pocket during the hype. Personally I think the domain name itself separates an adult site from a non adult site.... it may be pretty hard to make cumguzzlingwhores.com into something other than a porn site and vice versa with jesus.xxx EPIC FAIL!!!!
     
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    There's actually a service selling those (new.net), and they made bank in the last announcement of .xxx being approved for 2011, but people didn't realize they were basically a completely different internet that requires every user to have a plugin installed to view the sites.

    I bought a 4digit.xxx, thinking it'd turn out to be a quick $million, turned out to be -$30.
     
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    True but they want to make it so those xxx related sites are easier to block for schools and what not. If all adult sites have .xxx extension then its easy to block. I think its a good idea personally but should have been implemented when the domain names were first being sold. I'm personally tired of going to porn related sites when I don't know it.
     
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    I totaly agree with you.

    However, .xxx domains could be a great addition to the online world, even if they start selling them today.
     
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    Source??
     
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    It is not always easy for an unknowing visitor to know if it's adult related or not, just think about it.. redtube, pichunter, bangbros = those don't alert "porn site" unless you're already familiar with them.

    @J0kerz, here is an article on it from PCWorld:
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    [URL]http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/199851/icann_board_approves_dotxxx_toplevel_domain_for_porn.html[/URL]
    
     
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