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Registration begins for .xxx Internet porn domains

By Jos
Sep 8, 2011
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  1. Following their approval back in March, porn and adult entertainment sites can now officially register web addresses under the .xxx top-level domain. The ICM Registry, working with around 50 individual…

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    "It should be noted that .xxx domains won't be mandatory for sites with adult content, and porn site owners that do purchase one of these domains won?t have to relinquish their .com or other URLs."

    I wish is was mandatory, it would help out tons with parental contorls and well people looking for porn equally.
     
  3. This regulation is easy to bypass, imho...

    You can leave your website hosted on COM with everything but nude images, while for the latter refer to its XXX sibling.

    And then who is to say that you do not comply?

    Strictly speaking, all the regulation requires is that any nude context itself is hosted on a XXX domain, it does not stop anyone from creating tons of COM spooks that display stuff from a XXX domain.

    Who is going to advocate this perversion?
     
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    I dunno. 3.5 billion men? Uh, sorry, 3,499,999,999 men.
     
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I agree with this for the parental controls. I also think that mandatory would have been better.
     
  6. lalaman

    lalaman TS Member Posts: 25

    @gwailo247

    oh so true
     
  7. It can't be mandatory - as it would be quite simply unenforceable... they could have it so that .xxx are only handed out to pr0n sites, but there's not much point and that doesn't stop anyone else from hosting a pr0n site linked to a .com, .net or .org, etc, etc, etc domain...
     
  8. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    well if they are going after hackers and people stealing digial copyright material then why not. oh that's right no one is stuffing their pockets to make it mandatory...
     
  9. I presume some ISP approve this step as it would reduce their time in blocking these sites :D
     
  10. Are these targeting medical students or legal jurisdiction entities ?
     
  11. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Blocking porn is ... kinda wrong. I'm no porn addict, but I believe I have a right as an adult to view adult material. Sure, I may not exercise my right as much as others, but I would still like to consider myself a "free man".
     

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