ICANN board approves .xxx TLD for pornography

Emil

TS Rookie
At an annual meeting held in San Francisco, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors has approved the .xxx sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) with the ICM Registry. The .xxx TLD is meant for pornographic websites, and has been on the table for 11 years. In the final vote, nine ICANN board members voted in favor, while three opposed, and four abstained, according to

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Punkid

TS Guru
i think its a good move...itll make easier for people (parents) to block porno websites (if they ALL move to the new TLD ) ....also itll make easier for perverts to find what they need :p
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
And don't forget to install your >>FREE<<< copy of "Google Chrome" before visiting an ".xxx" site. Wouldn't want you to be there alone.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
I just can't understand why this took 11 years to happen.
In matters such as this, it always helps to remember this adage, "a camel is a horse made by a committee"! (And rather obviously, the committee took quite a bit of time to think about it first)...:rolleyes:
 

matrix86

TS Guru
captaincranky said:
I just can't understand why this took 11 years to happen.
In matters such as this, it always helps to remember this adage, "a camel is a horse made by a committee"! (And rather obviously, the committee took quite a bit of time to think about it first)...:rolleyes:
Indeed, but I think the biggest issue is that they kept getting distracted *wink wink*
 
G

Guest

What would happen to fringe cases ?
For example, a photogallery that might feature some nudity.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
What would happen to fringe cases ?
For example, a photogallery that might feature some nudity.
Gee, the difference between "art" and "pornography", that seems like a topic that will be solved really, really not soon. IMHO, art is either side or 3/4 back lit, while porn is lit from the front. Your results, (and opinion), may vary.

Moving on, perhaps we should call in the camel to mediate the discussion.
 

Nima304

TS Evangelist
This is great. Makes it easier for everyone.

"No, mom, RANDOMWEBSITE.xxx isn't porn! It's for a school project!"
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
I think it is going the right way, so companies, education systems, parents, and... well anyone who want will be rather easy to block or filter ONLY IF pornographic sites are forced to use the .xxx.
 

Jesse

TS Evangelist
Guest said:
What would happen to fringe cases ?
For example, a photogallery that might feature some nudity.
This doesn't mean that all porn sites need to move to .xxx. In fact, i doubt most established ones will. They will probably register their respective domains to preserve their intellectual property, though.
 

TeamworkGuy2

TS Enthusiast
Unfortunately this probably won't help anybody since some sites will remain on their current domain name and may take up residence on a .xxx zone this means children are no safer since the internet is unregulated and there will always be sites in the .com zone.
Final thought, nothing fixed...
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
future sites will use the xxx, so yeah we wont see a big impact until a few years. porn site come and go. the new ones will be .xxx
 

war59312

TS Booster
Punkid said:
i think its a good move...itll make easier for people (parents) to block porno websites (if they ALL move to the new TLD ) ....also itll make easier for perverts to find what they need :p
That's just it though, they are NOT required to move to .xxx domain names. 100% optional!

What will be easier, is to sell crap software to dumb parents who think because they block all .xxx domain names that now all porn sites are blocked, you know, just because all the software that will come out soon claims to.

In fact I am willing to bet it's going to make it harder.

At least at first anyways.
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
Rebecca Black has them both beat.
(You'll be tempted, but don't listen to it- you'll never get those minutes back)

So much for the "evolution" thing. I give it four generations before humans sit around picking ticks out of each others hair while bitching about how the goats are getting all the best jobs
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Talk about Humiliating Images on the Web.....

So much for the "evolution" thing. I give it four generations before humans sit around picking ticks out of each others hair while bitching about how the goats are getting all the best jobs
I fear the de-evolution process has already begun. At the forefront of my suspicions is that some of the women in the "art photography" venue have begun to sport a bit more body hair, and by what seems like popular demand. And so it begins, preparing a home for the ticks, in prelude to heralding their arrival.. I firmly believe that shaving body hair should be a mandatory step in the, "have her washed and brought to my tent" protocol. Now I sit around muttering things like, "with all that hair on her a**, I bet she'd go over big with a neanderthal hunting party"....:rolleyes:

Oh dear, I sincerely hope that I/we haven't offended anybody....(else)......:p
 
G

Guest

A few domains, like .mil, .gov or .edu are controlled to who can register. Most domains are self determined like .com or .org. This new domain will be like the latter. There is no requirement for anyone to register or change their domain to .xxx. This is a signpost for people looking for content. I wouldn't be surprised to see churches and other conservative groups registering .xxx domains and redirecting the traffic. This should be interesting.