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.xxx domain extension approved by icann

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  1. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Sex domain .xxx given final approval by Icann

    Internet overseer Icann has given final approval to the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography.

    The move to create a top level ".xxx" domain - similar to ".com" and ".org" - ends a 10-year battle over the virtual red-light district.

    Icann gave initial approval last year, but carried out further consultation checks over the application.

    It is now poised to sign an agreement with the ICM Registry, which is backing the domain, to make .xxx a reality.

    Supporters say the domain will make it easier to filter out inappropriate content.

    But many pornographers worry that the move could ghettoise their content. Religious groups have argued that giving pornography sites their own domain legitimises the content.

    Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, said in a draft paper ahead of approving the decision: "The Icann community has engaged in extensive debate as well, with this single issue generating higher volumes of community comment than nearly any other issue ever faced within Icann."

    The organisation oversees the internet's addressing system and demands that new top level domains, such as .biz, must be "sponsored" in that they must serve the needs of a defined community.

    ICM said last year that it had more than 110,000 pre-reservations for .xxx domains.

    Initial approval for .xxx was given in 2005 but this was rescinded following protests from politically conservative groups. Icann also said it was worried that it would be asked to police content - a role it was not created for.

    In February 2010, a panel of US judges said Icann erred in denying the approval of the domain.

    Icann accepted that ruling and began a public consultation process on whether the domain should be approved.

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  2. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    This is the second time I've seen this same thread in the Lounge in the last two days, making it at least the third repost of this topic on BHW :p
     
  3. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    If this is a repost. I request mods to delete it. I don't visit lounge
     
  4. Chronos

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    I would never have imagined that their would be specific domain extensions to satisfy people who watch porn.

    Ever.
     
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    The value of .xxx and .mobi domain names are all arbitrary. Meaning while this one person has assigned little value to these domain extensions, webmasters all across the web are drooling because they believe they can make loads of money.

    In the end, it's a matter of if the public will catch onto these domain extensions and accept them.

     
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    I find it funny that "Religious groups" always have to be included when these type of situations arise, I mean Religious people are just as perverted as everyone else, they just don't tell anyone about it.
     
  8. Monrox

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    This will fail... or better said, no reason to succeed.

    If I am a webmaster offering porn and know that .XXX is used by firewalls and stuff to FILTER OUT this type of content, I will NEVER use the TLD. Maybe registering and redirecting it but that's the same as if the extension never existed.

    The hot domains will probably turn out spammingly useless (from the pervs point of view). Just look at how sex.com, dike.com and the likes are being monetized.