Porn domain delayed again

By Derek Sooman on December 4, 2005, 2:07 PM
The controversial .xxx domain due to be used for the porn business has been delayed again. The domain for sex sites was approved in June, but the net body that oversees the creation of new domains said it needed more time to review a report on the domain and its planned usage.

The domain was widely expected to achieve final approval at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) meeting held in Vancouver from 30 November to 4 December.

However, Icann chairman Vint Cerf unexpectedly announced at the meeting that the decision was being delayed as the organisation and governments wanted more time to argue about the merits of setting up such a domain.

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