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Coming soon: "xxx" addresses for p*** Web sites

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Personally, I think that's a great idea. Many a time, I've fell upon a site that was showing body parts that I already have or sites that had me turning my head sideways to get a better look...:eek: :p:

    Either way, it's a good idea for kid prevention.

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    WASHINGTON — The Internet's primary oversight body has approved a plan to create a virtual red-light district, setting the stage for pornographic Web sites to use new addresses ending in "xxx."
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said Wednesday it would begin negotiations with ICM Registry, run by British businessman Stuart Lawley, to iron out technical issues and prices for the new Web addresses.

    Adult-oriented sites, a $12 billion industry, probably could begin buying "xxx" addresses as early as fall or winter depending on ICM's plans, ICANN spokesman Kieran Baker said. The new pornography suffix was among 10 under consideration by the regulatory group, which also recently approved addresses ending in "jobs" and "travel."

    ICM contends the "xxx" Web addresses, which it plans to sell for $60 a year, will protect children from online smut if adult sites voluntarily adopt the suffix so filtering software used by families can more effectively block access to those sites. The $60 price is roughly ten times higher than prices other companies charge for dot-com names.

    "It will further help to protect kids," said John Morris, staff counsel at the Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology. Morris predicted some adult sites will choose to buy "xxx" Web addresses but others will continue to use dot-com.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3208157
  2. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    It's a great idea on paper, but what worries me is that most pron hosts are at best dishonest, and I doubt they'll play along.

    And I know spammers won't follow the rules, especially those that like to cybersquat (Yahooo.com, espm.com, etc.)
  3. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    I see your an X-pert on internet porn. :p:
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I think you will see the larger legit sites switch, but like you said the others will not as they will not want to pay higher prices and lose ad/click revenue.
  5. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I've been pushing the idea of an adult only .XXX top level domain since 1995 .. only took them 10 years to get off their butts I see.
  6. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    I knew you were a woman after my own heart....a purveyor of porn...re-reads what you said....uhhhh...never mind :D :p:
  7. Banned_n_austin

    Banned_n_austin Benched

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    What are porn sites? :confused:
  8. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    Heh heh - actually an x-pert on spammers, most of whom will do anything so long as it lands them a buck. Sadly child-XXX is becoming popular with them, especially those that live outside America where they don't fear the FTC. I used to get a child-XXX spam once every 2 months, now it's around 1-2 a week.

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