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    ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the creation of .xxx internet domains on Friday.

    Some religious groups fear this gives pornography makers and users their own neighborhood on the internet thus legitimizing the content.

    Applicants for the domain will have to go through a process designed to discourage criminality.

    Diane Duke, executive director of the adult entertainment industry's Free Speech Coalition (FSC), said in a statement that ICANN has "disregarded overwhelming outpouring of opposition from the adult entertainment industry" and dismissed the "interests of free speech on the Internet."
    The fight over this issue has been going on for over a decade. I guess if the adult industry doesn't like it, it's a good thing.



    ICANN approves .xxx top-level domain - Computerworld

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the creation of .xxx internet domains on Friday.

    Some religious groups fear this gives pornography makers and users their own neighborhood on the internet thus legitimizing the content.

    Applicants for the domain will have to go through a process designed to discourage criminality.



    The fight over this issue has been going on for over a decade. I guess if the adult industry doesn't like it, it's a good thing.



    ICANN approves .xxx top-level domain - Computerworld
    Yeah, this doesn't mean anything at all. Porn sites can still get .com or .net domains and show nudity. A legitimate news blog could get an .xxx domain and show no nudity or pornographic content.

    At the most, what will happen is that porn sites will put non-pornographic content on their .com and .net domains and use those as a gateway to their .xxx site, which will show pornographic content. But that's up to the individual sites and cannot be enforced.

    Such a non-story.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the creation of .xxx internet domains on Friday.

    Some religious groups fear this gives pornography makers and users their own neighborhood on the internet thus legitimizing the content.

    Applicants for the domain will have to go through a process designed to discourage criminality.



    The fight over this issue has been going on for over a decade. I guess if the adult industry doesn't like it, it's a good thing.



    ICANN approves .xxx top-level domain - Computerworld
    Dangit, I wanted them to use ".cum"

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    shouldn't social conservatives like this?

    Now they can block all .xxx domains and take a step towards blocking pornography (well, those domains that use .xxx), if they choose.

    Weren't the domains originally supposed to actually mean something? Corporations were supposed to stick to .com, non-profits were supposed to have .org and so forth, I thought?
    Last edited by Red Flag; 03-20-11 at 03:33 PM.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Flag View Post
    shouldn't social conservatives like this?

    Now they can block all .xxx domains and take a step towards blocking pornography (well, those domains that use .xxx), if they choose.

    Weren't the domains originally supposed to actually mean something? Corporations were supposed to stick to .com, non-profits were supposed to have .org and so forth, I thought?
    Well, extreme social conservatives don't like this, because rather than make pornography safer and help prevent kids get access to it they instead go off the rails and try to eradicate it in it's entirety, which is absolutely unrealistic. Moderate social conservatives may favor it, however.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Some religious groups fear this gives pornography makers and users their own neighborhood on the internet thus legitimizing the content.
    Pornography currently occupies every corner of the Internet and is already legitimized by a permissive culture. The .XXX domain wouldn't give pornography its own neighborhood, it would give it a ghetto to which it would hopefully be confined.

    Social conservatives who oppose this move should wake up and smell the latex. This is our best chance at containing the problem.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    This move is about 10 years too late. It would have been useful back in the days when people were being unwittingly Rick-rolled by porn, but now porn is just too easy to block and this move is pretty much meaningless.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Why is pornography a problem?
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    The only reason this was done is so that ICANN will make more money selling the domains. Any popular site will probably buy the xxx domain of their name to prevent negative brand association. Existing porn sites will also buy their name to prevent their customers from being poached. The fools who think this has anything to with controlling pornography are just being played.

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    Re: ICANN Approves Adult 'XXX' Domains

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers approved the creation of .xxx internet domains on Friday.

    Some religious groups fear this gives pornography makers and users their own neighborhood on the internet thus legitimizing the content.

    Applicants for the domain will have to go through a process designed to discourage criminality.



    The fight over this issue has been going on for over a decade. I guess if the adult industry doesn't like it, it's a good thing.



    ICANN approves .xxx top-level domain - Computerworld
    It's about time that they did this. I know they've been struggling to get .xxx approved and I'm glad that they finally did.

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