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NEWS: Public Outcry Delays .XXX Sex Orientated Domains

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:22 AM
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Citing unprecedented public concern, the USA has asked the Internet's regulator to delay the creation of .XXX, a new sex orientated domain. More time is needed to address concerns and have the public voice their opinion on the move. The creation of .XXX was to be a self regulated adult area of cyberspace but there has been strong opposition from many countries including the US.
 



www.abc.net.au
Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, head of ICANN's government advisory committee, says that some countries "had expressed strong positions" to the ICANN board.

He says "a number of other governments also expressed some concern with the potential introduction" of the .xxx suffix.

Mr Tarmizi has told board members that he "believes there remains a strong sense of discomfort" about the .xxx domain.

Backers of the plan argue that use of the .xxx extension would be voluntary but would create a clearly identifiable area of the Internet that could be blocked for certain users.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I think personally that it should be allowed to go ahead. There is many a time when searching for innocent documents or articles that a site looks innocent until opened into porn. This will help separate into a different area and allow easier administrator blockages as well as keeping the material away from children.

I don't see why there is protests, the material exists in an easily accessible form at the moment for both children and adults. It is not as if new material will be created, it is more moving existing and potential material away from the public eye as much.

For example many know the HunsYellowpages. Many an innocent phone book searcher has found that site, whereas thehunsyellowpages.XXX would certainly differentiate it for viewers and search engines alike.

Umm, not that I have ever been to that site......ever......


[edit on 18-8-2005 by Mayet]




posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 01:24 PM
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I thought this was a good idea when I first read about it and I still think it is. At least some semblance of control over porn could start to happen.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:02 PM
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It seems silly to oppose this. Is it really preferable to have porn distributed all over the place where it's easy to run into it accidently?

Internet porn isn't going away.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:06 PM
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I hadn't heard anything of an outcry until Bush and his christian brotherhood decided ti was a bad thing , now, aparently, there is an "public outcry"?

Seems like manufacturing consent to me.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:11 PM
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I see nothing wrong with this at all, it could be a valuable tool for parents to monitor their childrens activity. Cinnimonbuns.com could be anything but cinnimonbuns.xxx RED FLAG.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:35 PM
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That's what my line-of-thought was. All porn should be restricted to .XXX domains. People that actually want it will have an easier time of finding it, and those of us that don't want to see porn when we search for something like "school books" can just block all .xxx domains. I don't see how that's an issue.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 02:47 PM
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If anything, it'd make it easier to block and filter...
I can't see anyone having a problem with it....

Even the hardcore Jesus Crispies should be for this, as it could lead to
better ways of keeping this from the kiddies...



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 03:37 PM
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Religious morons want to keep porn away from kids.
a plan is put into place to put all the porn in 1 place so people cant accidently come across it.
Religious morons criticise plans because it helps porn sites.

End result, kids get to accidently see more porn and they let their own agendas get in the way of a sensible action that helps everyone out.

Well done religious morons!



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by Flyer
Religious morons want to keep porn away from kids.
a plan is put into place to put all the porn in 1 place so people cant accidently come across it.
Religious morons criticise plans because it helps porn sites.

End result, kids get to accidently see more porn and they let their own agendas get in the way of a sensible action that helps everyone out.

Well done religious morons!


Without using the term "moron" I have to agree with you in part. The arguement is not about using the .XXX domain to keep porn away from the kids. The arguement is that the .XXX domain makes it easier for adults, who are so inclined, to find porn easier. For these zelots nothing but a complete ban will make them happy.

I do have one reservation about the .XXX domain, it is the same reservation that I have about the television, movie, video game and book rating system. Who determines when something is pornographic? I mean some things are obvious, but what is the determining factor? There are some zelots who would like to see the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue declared pornographic (my high school library back in the 80's). Who are we going to trust on this one? The Government?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by Flyer
Religious morons want to keep porn away from kids.
a plan is put into place to put all the porn in 1 place so people cant accidently come across it.
Religious morons criticise plans because it helps porn sites.

End result, kids get to accidently see more porn and they let their own agendas get in the way of a sensible action that helps everyone out.

Well done religious morons!


Wow, a totally useless post. You see them once in a while.

I'm not religious in the least BUT I still care what my kids see online. I must be a bad parent.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

I'm not religious in the least BUT I still care what my kids see online. I must be a bad parent.


I don't see any parental groups coming out in favor of the .XXX domains. While I applaud you for taking the time to monitor what your kids see on line I have to wonder why more parents are not speaking out in favor of this?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
While I applaud you for taking the time to monitor what your kids see on line I have to wonder why more parents are not speaking out in favor of this?


Time, it's the thing missing today. Most are working more than one job, it's not their fault, just trying to provide for their families. If they had the time to voice an opinion they would. It's the way things are set up now. Few of us have the time to speak.

BTW, isn't it suppertime?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by JIMC5499
While I applaud you for taking the time to monitor what your kids see on line I have to wonder why more parents are not speaking out in favor of this?


Time, it's the thing missing today. Most are working more than one job, it's not their fault, just trying to provide for their families. If they had the time to voice an opinion they would. It's the way things are set up now. Few of us have the time to speak.

BTW, isn't it suppertime?


I can understand that. The politicians don't help much by having all of their meetings in the middle of the day when people who work and pay taxes can't be there to voice their opinion. Think that it is some kind of plot? I do.

BTW it's quitting time for me.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Flyer
Religious morons want to keep porn away from kids.
a plan is put into place to put all the porn in 1 place so people cant accidently come across it.
Religious morons criticise plans because it helps porn sites.

End result, kids get to accidently see more porn and they let their own agendas get in the way of a sensible action that helps everyone out.

Well done religious morons!


Actually I think alot of them actually sneak peaks at these websites and then they try to erase history and cookies hopeing no one to find out. Now that won't get rid of them all the way but while scanning typed addressess a .com wouldn't stand out as much as a .xxx! They are just scared they will be found out.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:28 PM
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Out of all the replies here we do not have one dissent. Averages are pretty well 100 percent for this move. So just where is this dissent the government speaks to us of? We are a varied group of posters here with different ideas and backgrounds including religious zealots, so where is the No's.

The material is readily available now, my nine year old can access porn if she so desires, so can my six year old, they can navigate the Internet. Although I watch over them I can't be there all the time and I don't like the idea that they can see the sick side of humanity that feels to mate with animals is a done deed. At the moment this is a serious issue especially attached to gaming sites. Many a time my teens have opened a game cheat site to have the bangbus driving down the page. The cheat exists, it has been written into the game, therefore it is made accessable to the people.

I think the idea is great. I am a parental group in my own right after having six of my own plus 5 stepchildren. So as a parental group I say don't delay.... bring in .XXX today.

The thought has not crossed my mind even an iota that this is a bad move. It is good so why is it being stopped.

Religious groups should be aware the pr0n exists already. This will just sweep it into one manageable area. Although i am against the continued tightening of the screws and more regulation I do feel this is good for everyone.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:30 PM
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A bit of a tangent here, sorry...

Intrepid
You're absolutely right, time is the thing missing. However, I strenuously disagree that it's not the fault of the parents. Many of them work harder than they need to, not because of the kids, but because of the consumerist mentality.

Working hard to feed your kids is one thing, but most of the people working hard are doing so in order to buy more crap they don't need. How many people ignore their kids to earn money for fancy cars, big houses, expensive clothes, luxury vacations, etc., etc.?

The blame lies squarely on the people making decisions. If people ignore their children in favor of monetary gains, they can't turn around and blame the freakin' job. They chose to work, they made each and every decision that needed to be made.

Now, like I said, some folks really do have to ignore their children to put food on the table, and that's unfortunate. You can't let greed off the hook though, it consumes so many people it's not even funny.

As to the question at hand, I think it's a fine idea. Why not organize the internet more? The objections are baseless and reactionary. This is manufactured consent, and this is a foolish objection not grounded in reason. The domain won't make porn easier to find, it will make it easier to identify for parents and teachers, librarians and so on. It simply can't be any easier to find, it's ubiquitous as is.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:30 PM
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Well said Mayet, spoken like a parent.



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 06:37 PM
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I had not heard about this but it seems like it would be a good idea. It really does not make sense for it to be opposed. Perhaps those that oppose it feel that making a special spot for porn is a way of endorsing that it continues but at this point, you can't really get away from it. So perhaps a few baby steps like making it clearly identifiable is a good start. People need to understand the if folks want to find something "bad" they will, no matter what walls you put up.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:10 AM
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This is kind of a strange one.
I would of thought the opposition would of been the other way around?

Creating a .xxx domain for porn makes sense and would help clean up the net a bit, but would that be used as a pretext for catagorising the net?

Seems to me that if we started breaking the net up into .*** according to content, the internet would be easier to monitor and control by the governments.

Why they are the ones complaining is a bit strange to me.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:30 AM
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My concern might be what is considered porn. If I go to a medical site with some adult only medical pics on it, is that going to be moved to the .xxx domain or will adults have their information restricted? I don't want information restricted but putting everything into it's proper place does make some sense. There is so much already on the internet maybe it would be easier to put all clean sites on a new address such as .cle for clean rather than worry if someone believes a girl in a bikini in one photo on your site makes it pornographic.




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