XXX Domain Officially Approved

The .XXX domain is the newest domain which is being added to the internet. Odds are you can already figure out what type of sites will be using .XXX but the real question is whether it will actually make a difference online. The domain was officially approved this week by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and as a result will be put into service sometime soon.

Obviously the purpose of the .XXX domain is pretty clear as well; people are hoping it will create a separation in the internet between things that are and are not “family friendly”. Obviously it won’t be a completely effective system because sites will not be forced to use the .XXX domain. The only sure thing with the .XXX domain is that any site using it will be part of the adult entertainment industry; regular sites will not be allowed to register a .XXX domain.
 

   

   

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I dont understand why ICANN even bothers.. They can't force new websites to use .XXX and they cant make current ones switch from .COM to .XXX.. Some adult websites may choose to use BOTH .COM and .XXX, but by giving up their .COM they are making it easier for people/parents/companies to block them, which they don't want..

I also read that some religious/moral groups are against the new .XXX TLD (Top Level Domain) which seems just as silly. They assert that by creating and using .XXX it will 'legitimize' porn on the internet.. Like there isnt already porn on the internet?! The internet was practically FOUNDED on porn! I'm all for morals and all that, but you arent going to clean up the internet (or anything) by burying your head in the sand and pretending that what you are fighting against doesn't exist..

I have to agree with you. If ICANN was able to force websites to switch to and ONLY use .XXX then things would actually be better online, but because they simply don't have that control there is no real need for the .XXX domain.

 

[quote=JoshCox]..if ICANN was able to force websites to switch to and ONLY use .XXX then things would actually be better online...[/quote]

Yah, much better because it would be easier to find porn!

Heh, that's not what I was thinking but I guess that is true too

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