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ICANN approves .xxx for adult sites

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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ICANN approves .xxx for adult sites


money.cnn.com

ICM Registry, the nonprofit organization that has been pushing to establish .xxx, will distribute it to porn sites. Even before approval, the site hosted a start-up plan pending the proposed domain's entry.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said Friday it approved the .xxx domain for adult web sites after years of nixing the idea.

A spokesman for ICANN, which holds jurisdiction over top-level domains, confirmed the go-ahead.

In the past, ICM Registry has argued that the .xxx domain is beneficial to the public, because it indicates a clear signal that the domain.
"In order to provide an orderly process for members of the registrant community and to use our resources effectively during this intervening period, ICM has decided to undertake the first phase of the Industry Reservation Period," the group's site said.

In June, ICANN's board of directors approved the top-level domain, which is the technical name for the .com, .xxx or .net part of a URL . It was sent to the next committee for approval.

(visit the link for the full news article)


edit on 19-3-2011 by hillynilly because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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These are said to go for about $60.00 a domain..

A smart investment, if you had the money would be to
buy up as many as .XXX names you could for later hopes
of a company wanting to use it. They would have to pay you for the rights to the domain..

The Porn industry WHICH IS HUGE is loving this..

.XXX Names coming to your favorite porn site NEAR YOU!!!

I don't see the big deal in this why not let the .XXX have their own dot name....

In the midst of all the crisis the PORN GUYS MAKING BILLIONS got their beloved agenda through...

Be smart buy up .XXX names it could make you some money..

THIS WILL BE A BIG DEAL!!!

money.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Giggity giggity!
haha who knows what the internet will look like 10 years from now



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by hillynilly
The Porn industry WHICH IS HUGE is loving this..

.XXX Names coming to your favorite porn site NEAR YOU!!!

I don't see the big deal in this why not let the .XXX have their own dot name....

In the midst of all the crisis the PORN GUYS MAKING BILLIONS got their beloved agenda through...

Be smart buy up .XXX names it could make you some money..

THIS WILL BE A BIG DEAL!!!


This is quite wrong. The industry doesn't like this if they become targets on a movement that forces them to switch to .xxx. They've been quite ok with the current system of domain names.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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.xxx maybe a *scarlet* letter??? for the porn industry?



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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Would the porn sites really like this? Wouldn't this would make it way easier for ISPs to block certain sites (i.e. everything that ends with .xxx)?



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by babloyi
Would the porn sites really like this? Wouldn't this would make it way easier for ISPs to block certain sites (i.e. everything that ends with .xxx)?


Well at first I thought that would be cool they all get their

.xxx but maybe with the other posts i'm thinking it could be
a ploy as you pointed out.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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It will make it easier for parents to police their kids internet activity imo. A bad thing? Unless I just don't get it.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Will make it easier for big brothers out there to do the same exact thing, I think that is what would be a problem.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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I disagree. I'm more worried about my kids than what the unruly kids in my gov't does. Trade off and I'll take this one.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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Well, if you are worried about your kids finding porn online, don't let them online problem solved.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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There's no way the can move all adult content to .xxx domains in the first place. It's just another option. Besides sex stuff is definately not the only things kids should not be seeing on the net.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
Well, if you are worried about your kids finding porn online, don't let them online problem solved.


And what do you do if you're not the primary parent? I have testicles which means that my input matters less.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Ouch, that sucks. Sorry for being snarky, just in a bad mood. Sick of the whole world today. I really don't like porn much myself, but as always I will defend people's right to watch it. Sometimes it gets tiring defending so many people that you don't even agree with's rights day in and day out.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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I really don't have a problem with porn. I think that as you grow older you come to realize how much of a fantasy world it is. I worry about younger peoples exposure to it and they think that that is real. Not conducive to a healthy relationship. THAT'S my problem and why I think this is actually a good idea.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Ya your the man what your kid can't see at your place will shall we assume see else where.
Conflicting heads budding...

,xxx could be big business for new porn operations



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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The current average price for a .com TLD (Top-Level Domain) is $11.99 USD yearly at GoDaddy.Com, a major domain registrar. The $60 annual price on the new .xxx TLD is nothing more than a gouge, plain & simple, and is IMO highly discriminatory pricing.

The new domain is to be assigned to future applicants for the purpose of hosting adult (porn) sites. Some of us who already operate that type of website (I won't name mine, as I'm not here to promote it) on a traditional .com or .net TLD, feel that the next move will be to herd us into an online ghetto, whether or not we want the switch, at much higher yearly costs than we now pay.

Additionally, the business is, for most of us, built on a network of hard link exchanges among sites, in my case since 2003, that will no longer be accurate if we're forced to change domains from .com or .net to .xxx. Until fixed, all existing links will go "404 - Page Not Found" overnight with a domain change. While a "fix" for this would involve some hasty HTML editing and re-uploading, or possibly executing a script to make the changes in a batch operation, there are still peripheral issues, such as other sites with scripts that automatically drop links to any site that goes 404 for more than several minutes, etc.

One more thought: there is already software available, such as Net Nanny, which allows concerned parents to block access to adult sites on the computer(s) of their choice. Everything is built on precedent; I submit to the aforementioned concerned parents that to allow the US Government to be your "net nanny" for a cause you like, sets a precedent for the next round of forced changes to other online areas, some of which you may not like.

Oh, yeah...I've already been to the ICM Registry to put in a reservation for my .xxx TLD under the same name as my pre-owned site on a .com domain, which they claim will allow me first crack at purchasing the new domain. The adult online business is such that most other webmasters are already reserving their site names as well to prevent them being snatched up later, so good luck with the idea of "domain squatting" to make a quick buck.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by hillynilly


These are said to go for about $60.00 a domain..

A smart investment, if you had the money would be to
buy up as many as .XXX names you could for later hopes
of a company wanting to use it. They would have to pay you for the rights to the domain..
money.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


This is actually a really BAD IDEA. If you own a domain name and do not actually use it, a company that trades in that area can get ICANN to take it away from you, and you have to pay all the legal fees'. If you try and sell a domain the same thing can happen. If you buy a domain say "easyporn.xxx" you have to actually set up the website and then sell the website. If you just park the domain and try to sell it you will loose it and a BUNCH of cash! you have been warned!



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Not true across the board. If you get a domain, let's say westinghouseappliances.com (chosen for the sake of example only), & use it to sell knockoff appliances which you are hoping will get mistaken for Westinghouse products, then you can lose the domain in the manner you outlined.

However, it's an accepted practice to go "domain shopping", in which you run searches for nice-sounding site names that have not yet been registered, & are up for grabs. You then purchase them, leave them "parked", & offer them for sale when the opportunity arises.
I've done this, & have even been contacted occasionally after someone saw a domain parked, ran Whois on it, & called me up to make an offer.
As long as you pay the yearly registration/ownership fee, you can leave a domain parked indefinitely.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Yeah if you register something like playboy.xxx you wont hold it for long. It's a trademark issue as much as domain name issue. If you register something with someone elses trademark they can come after you and get it handed over to them.




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