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ICANN Approves .XXX

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the not-to-say-they-approve-of-xxx dept.

The Internet 259

lothos writes "Pornography will have its own top-level domain, dot-XXX, the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided today." Ars Technica has a short but thoroughly-linked article tracing some of the long history (in Internet time) behind the push for .xxx. See also ICANN's announcement of the approval, and — for all the juicy details — the rationale behind the decision (PDF).

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It's a good decision (-1, Troll)

viablos (2018696) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537458)

Even while the porn sites most likely won't move from .com or .net, it makes it nice and easy to bing only .xxx domains.

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

Re:It's a good decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537492)

Nobody wants to see CmdrTaco's "taco".

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Kosi (589267) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538224)

Shouldn't that be eaten by some Kathleen already?

Re:It's a good decision (2)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537500)

Yeah Bing should turn up those .xxx domains shortly after Google does...

Re:It's a good decision (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537504)

I guess you did not put much thought into this comment.

Re:It's a good decision (1, Redundant)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537522)

Protip: Check his post history

Re:It's a good decision (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537574)

Protip: Check his post history

Microsoft shill or just seriously deluded? I can't decide.

Re:It's a good decision (0)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537666)

I hope he's at least making money off it.

Re:It's a good decision (2, Informative)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537676)

Microsoft shill. And this guy's a professional. He gets first posts with alarming frequency, and when he gets modded down, huge numbers of mod points are spent to mod him back up, so he's either running karma whore accounts or he's part of a group.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

NeuroKoan (12458) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537520)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

No, we can't.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

kherge (1784420) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537582)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

No, we can't.

You mean no we won't.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

kat_skan (5219) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537680)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

No, we can't.

You mean no we won't.

It's not like it could be any more awful than idle.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537700)

But we already have goatse - what more do you want?

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537782)

CowboyNeal

Re:It's a good decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537802)

Not funny, man. My brother died that way.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537528)

"Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?"

OH GOD MY EYES

Re:It's a good decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537534)

What happens if they are forced to move? And who decides what xxx means? I'm sure the mafiaa would like all torrent search sites forced to use a xxx tld.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

No Grand Plan (975972) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537580)

Then www.f*ck.com will once again become available.

Yay. I'm bidding.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537544)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

I don't think I want to know what Cowboy Neil looks like nude...

And I assure you, you don't want to know what I look like!

Re:It's a good decision (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537860)

if you've seen goatse, you've seen cowboy neil.

Re:It's a good decision (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537556)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

Wait... have you cornered the eye-bleach market?

Re:It's a good decision (3, Interesting)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537588)

Even while the porn sites most likely won't move from .com or .net

I wouldn't be so sure. The porn sites, from what I've heard, want to be in a .xxx domain so that they can be blocked more easily. Why? Because that gives them protection against future bills like COPA that would be much more burdensome for them.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a lot of porn sites will continue to maintain their .com or .net domains, but I'd imagine they will quickly be modified so that each page redirects you to the same page in the .xxx domain. It's easy enough to set up a web server to do that.

Re:It's a good decision (4, Insightful)

Gerzel (240421) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537998)

The problem is the next push will probably be to force porn sites to move to .xxx and institute general blocking measures.

Also what goes on .xxx, well if it regulated that 'pornographic' sites must be on .xxx and no where else then it will be anything that can be passed as porno from gangbangs to gay and lesbian forums, to sexual health advice.

Re:It's a decision (1)

knarfling (735361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537600)

It is an old decision. I had a look at the article and saw that it was dated June 10, 2010.
It was also posted [slashdot.org] on /. back in June.
Haven't really looked for any .xxx domains, but if /. is not aware of them by now, how much can they be used?
On the other hand, it took nine months for the dupe to show up. Coincidence?

Re:It's a decision (4, Informative)

knarfling (735361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537630)

Should have looked closer. The June 2010 was only a preliminary decision. Took That long for the debate to make a final decision.

Re:It's a decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538072)

Should have looked closer. The June 2010 was only a preliminary decision. Took That long for the debate to make a final decision.

It took that long to investigate the proposed use.

Re:It's a good decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537650)

Btw, could we have slashdot.xxx, where slashdot users can upload their nude pictures?

I think you're thinking of 4chan.org/soc/

Re:It's a good decision (2)

BasilBrush (643681) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537756)

Viablos is a sock puppet of devxo, a Microsoft shill.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537834)

Picture the Tron guy, then ask that question again.

Re:It's a good decision (1)

Kosi (589267) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538202)

Yikes! I doubt that more than 0,01 percent of the /. readers will want to see nude images of other /. users, even when you ignore the 95% that would upload a goatse picture.

A 21 exploding head salute (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537518)

Across the country conservative right wing heads just exploded.

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (2)

mr100percent (57156) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537540)

Not really, the argument was that it would make filtering slightly simpler in the future by blocking the entire TLD (as well as existing .com porn sites). I don't think conservatives would have a problem with that.

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537948)

would make filtering slightly simpler in the future by blocking the entire TLD (as well as existing .com porn sites)

How does blocking something new, in addition to what you're blocking already, make filtering easier?

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (2)

Gerzel (240421) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538008)

by forcing what there is already to move to the new.

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537550)

Really? You sure about that? Not just putting words in the opposition's mouth, as happens so often these days?

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537916)

More like exploding heads in the opposition's mouth. Let's try to keep this discussion on-topic!

Re:A 21 exploding head salute (0)

Nrrqshrr (1879148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537560)

While dictators are much happier now. Now that's just one domain to block.

And of course ISPs will start filtering .xxx (0)

commodore6502 (1981532) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537538)

Just as they filtered-out Usenet because "it's used to spread porn", and they filter out Spice Channel from their cable services (unless you pay extra).
Dang.

5..4...3... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537546)

Countdown to criminalization of all non-.xxx porn.

Re:5..4...3... (1, Insightful)

Holammer (1217422) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537644)

One can dream eh? Imagine how easy it'd be to filter searches. Even seemingly innocuous searches return a bunch of porn links nowadays. .XXX should have been there from the start.

Re:5..4...3... (3, Insightful)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537906)

Please STFU. What is and is not porn is very hard to define and your ideas will only result in more and more violations of peoples rights to free speech.

Re:5..4...3... (2)

Lifyre (960576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538034)

How does "A website with a primary or secondary purpose of providing entertainment through real or simulated erotic media. Erotic includes but is not limited to exposed genitals and sexual acts. Media includes but is not limited to images, videos, and audio files."

Not perfect, will certainly be abused, but could be a starting point for something like this. I don't think 4chan should be forced on to .xxx but tube8 probably could be.

Or people could just leave it the hell alone, we have a new TLD that can provide an easy way to sort things should people want to.

Re:5..4...3... (1)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538090)

If they're allowed on .XXX, their free speech isn't being violated.

Re:5..4...3... (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538094)

One can dream eh? Imagine how easy it'd be to filter searches. Even seemingly innocuous searches return a bunch of porn links nowadays. .XXX should have been there from the start.

What the hell are you searching for? The only time I'm getting anything pornographic is when I'm searching for something pornographic. And then it usually takes an image search.

Re:5..4...3... (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537702)

So what if someone were to use some .xxx sites for non-porn? Will this to be illegal too?

Re:5..4...3... (2)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537716)

Countdown to criminalization of all non-.xxx porn.

Well I agree that soft porn SHOULD be criminal... oh wait

Re:5..4...3... (1)

thue (121682) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537904)

Not just porn. How long will it be before somebody insists that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_penis [wikipedia.org] only be available from .xxx?

Re:5..4...3... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538116)

Nobody will ever make that argument work. Government regulation of the human penis in the context of an encyclopedia would almost certainly fail standards for free speech regulation. The standards for obscenity may be ambiguous because of the "community standards" prong, but the ambiguity doesn't extend to wikipedia.

Re:5..4...3... (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537946)

Countdown to criminalization of all non-.xxx porn.

All you'd have to do first is define "porn" (and by that, I mean defining it a whole lot more objectively than a former Supreme Court Justice when his answer was: "I'll know it when I see it!")

Oh, and then you'd have to get that definition ratified across a zillion countries (and by that, I mean countries ranging from Saudi Arabia to Holland).

And, once you manage to get all that in place, and manage to actually get some sort of universal "criminalization" going, you and I both know full well that approximately 40 jillion pr0n site 'entrepreneurs' will start devising (successfully) ways of skirting that semi-ban.

Then you get to start the process all over again to counter those loopholes.

Sorta like how we've been fighting spam all this time, really - except that you get to wrestle with politicians while you do it. As someone who does e-mail administration, I'll stick with the Bayesian filter tweaking and RBL upkeeps, because what I have to mess with suddenly looks a whole lot easier by comparison.

Re:5..4...3... (1)

Gerzel (240421) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538038)

not really. You don't have to have an international effort. The TLD servers really are controlled from the US. Yes some would slip around but more likely the ones that actually are worth while and do a service, such as education, or provide a community for people of differing sexuality will not.

Re:5..4...3... (2)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538162)

All you'd have to do first is define "porn" (and by that, I mean defining it a whole lot more objectively than a former Supreme Court Justice when his answer was: "I'll know it when I see it!")

Well, no, you don't.

Before the Internet, porn was confined to stores specializing in it, and to controlled locations in stores. Everyone knew what not to put out on the magazine rack where the nanny-squad could imagine a child getting his hands on it. And the definition was pretty much what you quoted there.

They still do it that way out in brick-and-mortar land. Just nobody notices the porn out there any more, because we're all inured to it by the mass quantities available in plain sight on the Interwebs.

Re:5..4...3... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538050)

Violation of free speech? what about my rights to have a clean search and not have to worry about my children seeing things that I don't want them to see. I don't care if anyone looks at porn but just don't have it hidden in tricky URLs. At least if you have a .xxx it would be obvious no mater the name they give it.

At last! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537552)

I always had trouble finding porn on the internet before, what with there being so little of it out there. This will make it so much easier to find now! Thanks Internet!

Icahn approves of XXX (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537576)

It's spelled Icahn [wikipedia.org] . And really, who doesn't?

Fucking stupid morons (5, Insightful)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537606)

This accomplishes only a few things that I can see:
1. Puts pressure on all sorts of sites to operate only under a .xxx domain whenever a loud enough moral group insist that it should be categorised as dirty.
2. Falsely creates a sense of safety amongst idiots who think they can block .xxx and filter out "the bad stuff".
3. Creates a sense of unjustified expectation amongst a different set of idiots who immediately decide that just because ICANN has created this TLD, that any site they deem improper that operates outside the hierarchy is engaged in some terrible underhandedness for daring to do so, trying to expose innocent people to their content.
4. Instantly tars anyone who visits a site in .xxx domain in the eyes of moralisers and authority groups, regardless of whether the site is donkeyporn.xxx or just some site that was pushed to register under .xxx because it deals with mature topics.
5. Creates artificial segregation along lines decided by minority moral bodies. I.e. sexual content has to be treated differently. We don't have a separate TLD for religion, or science - why must sex be so treated?
6. Make pot loads of money for ICANN and registrars everywhere.

I'll leave it to the reader to consider how that last consequence was balanced against the others...

Re:Fucking stupid morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537628)

i cant get donkeyporn.xxx to work is it having problems?

Re:Fucking stupid morons (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537848)

Aye.

Reading TFA, it seems that conservatives are against it, free speech advocates are against it, even the porn industry is against it. Who is in favor of it at all?

Re:Fucking stupid morons (1)

wmbetts (1306001) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537934)

ICANNs bank accounts

Re:Fucking stupid morons (1)

cstdenis (1118589) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537940)

Reading TFA, it seems that conservatives are against it, free speech advocates are against it, even the porn industry is against it. Who is in favor of it at all?

The registrars.

Re:Fucking stupid morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538044)

1. Puts pressure on all sorts of sites to operate only under a .xxx domain whenever a loud enough moral group insist that it should be categorised as dirty.

3. Creates a sense of unjustified expectation amongst a different set of idiots who immediately decide that just because ICANN has created this TLD, that any site they deem improper that operates outside the hierarchy is engaged in some terrible underhandedness for daring to do so, trying to expose innocent people to their content.

5. Creates artificial segregation along lines decided by minority moral bodies. I.e. sexual content has to be treated differently. We don't have a separate TLD for religion, or science - why must sex be so treated?

I've lumped these together as they're all basically the same point. I have some sympathy with the concern but can't help feeling that dotxxx will be handled in much the same way as dotnet and dotorg, i.e. a chance to sell the same word to the same person one more time. I am not convinced that it will be possible for anyone to argue that porn.com should be moved to porn.xxx because it is misleading. This may be the first step but slippery slopes have a habit of drying up in the warm light of day.

2. Falsely creates a sense of safety amongst idiots who think they can block .xxx and filter out "the bad stuff".

People will generally be aware that this is not sufficient and the manufacturers of porn blocking software will heartily take on the burden of spreading this message. And filtering out a lot of the more obvious stuff is useful even though it's not comprehensive. Of course, Google already does this rather well. The only sites this will hit are non-adult sites which carry adult advertising.

4. Instantly tars anyone who visits a site in .xxx domain in the eyes of moralisers and authority groups, regardless of whether the site is donkeyporn.xxx or just some site that was pushed to register under .xxx because it deals with mature topics.

You mean in the same way that having dirty keywords in your browsing history does? Who's watching what I'm doing on the net and why have they not already judged me? I just don't see how this would work.

6. Make pot loads of money for ICANN and registrars everywhere.

Yeah, that stinks. That's the main thing that's wrong with this and the only real reason it's happening.

I'll leave it to the reader to consider how that last consequence was balanced against the others...

Did I get it right?

Re:Fucking stupid morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538118)

Treating sex like it is something terrible is a legacy from christianity.

Re:Fucking stupid morons (5, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538172)

It does one more thing.

7. You can finally spell goatse.xxx right

Re:Fucking stupid morons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538232)

In other words: You have a porn site and stand to lose a shit-ton of money from people no longer able to stumble upon your smut. Gotcha.

yay (1)

DarkofPeace (1672314) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537614)

Time for the gold rush. dibs on yourmom.xxx

Re:yay (5, Funny)

TheWanderingHermit (513872) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537810)

I'm not going for .xxx. I figure porn is a business so I'm using .com until they do it right and I can use .cum.

Re:yay (1)

DarkofPeace (1672314) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537994)

I like it...

Re:yay (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538004)

>> yourmom.xxx

Everyone's already had that one.

For ALL the juicy details? (2)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537616)

and — for all the juicy details — the rationale behind the decision (PDF).

I take it there are pictures?

Get ready for new proposal from the feds (2)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537620)

Ban of porn web sites and e-mail senders not properly labelled under the .XXX TLD.

Oblig. (1)

jackdub (1938908) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537626)

goatse.xxx anyone???

Or perhaps horsese.xxx is more your fancy!

Re:Oblig. (1)

RussellSHarris (1385323) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537726)

If it's not the same old goatse non-xxx that I've already seen a million times, sure... not from work, of course. From the privacy of my room, with the door locked.

(Better click that Post Anonymously box...)

TLD for Financial Transactions (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537658)

I'd really like to see ICANN create a TLD limited to banking sites and online stores the way .edu and .gov cannot be registered by any old scammer. I think that would do a lot in the way of preventing phishing. Few people understand the concept of security certificates and even fewer know why a self signed certificate is bad. ID theft and fraud seems to be a more important issue than preventing a 12 year old from seeing the human body due to a stigma based off 2000 year old mythology.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537784)

than preventing a 12 year old from seeing the human body due to a stigma based off 2000 year old mythology.

People have been wearing clothes for far more than 2000 years, so I would say that the "stigma" runs a lot deeper than the Juedo-Christian reference. I often wonder exactly what it was that drove people to wear clothes - women's self consciousness about their breast size, men's self consciousness about their penis size, fear of mockery of either of the above from others, the obvious deterioration evidenced by aging (only people died rather young back then), women's periods, lack of ass wiping technology or what. It's an amusing mental exercise.

I don't think the weather had much to do with it since even natives from tribes that live in tropical climates wear SOME sort of clothing. Ours has just grown to cover more square centimeters.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (4, Insightful)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537912)

I often wonder exactly what it was that drove people to wear clothes

Run around naked through the woods and you'll quickly discover clothing is quite usefull.
I especially recommend thornbushes for maximum educational value.
Even if you don't want to put on shorts or a shirt, atleast get something to protect the dangling bits.

Seriously though, I think a lot of it is down to status; clothing demonstrates wealth hence people want clothing.
These days everybody has clothing, so we created artificial status through expensive clothing brands, and those seem to be quite popular as well.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (1)

potHead42 (188922) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537988)

I often wonder exactly what it was that drove people to wear clothes

Did you ever notice that most mammals have fur?

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538114)

I don't think the weather had much to do with it since even natives from tribes that live in tropical climates wear SOME sort of clothing. Ours has just grown to cover more square centimeters.

You ever been stung by a plant or insect? You'd cover your balls up too. And even in warm climates it gets cold sometimes and until you discover penicillin, that can kill.

Anyway, you've killed an animal - what else are you going to do with the skin? The only reason for being naked is because you can't kill shit. Ironically, the exposed penis is a sign of impotence. These days we outsource the killing and make more of an effort in cleaning up the skins but the same principal remains in even the most refined societies.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538190)

I often wonder exactly what it was that drove people to wear clothes

It's a sign that someone's not sexually available.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537840)

What do you mean? The people who run .gov is the biggest scammers of all!

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (4, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537862)

Note to grammar nazis - yes I said "is" instead of "are", because I changed the sentence from singular to plural then hit submit, before remembering I forgot to change the verb. Also - fuck you.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538124)

You're really just gunning for retributive off-topic modding from us grammar trolls with mod points, you know.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (1)

spud603 (832173) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537842)

a stigma based off 2000 year old mythology

In all fairness, that kind of stigma is really only about 400 years old. Puritan discomfort with sex is something way more than what existed before it.

Re:TLD for Financial Transactions (3, Insightful)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538178)

That's actually a really good idea, until I stand up my fake TLD server and steal half the internet away from their usual .bank sites, around which they no longer do any sort of shoulder-checking when they enter security information.

The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (5, Insightful)

TheRedDuke (1734262) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537664)

And for one simple reason: if every porn site on the planet has the same domain, every ISP/college/corporation/consumer router who doesn't want their clients/students/employees/family members viewing this material will just block it. Heck, as soon as I get to work on Monday, I'm going to update our firewall and IPS settings. No sane operation trying to make money on pornography is going to touch this domain with a 10ft [stripper] pole.

Re:The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537754)

So, basically you are saying that a whole bunch of new comers to internet porn will be starting up new sites but few if any will be current players in the porn industry...

Hot dam this is going to be frickin awesome!

Re:The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (2)

painandgreed (692585) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537770)

You're funny. One, most people who are browsing porn will not stand for a service that cuts out what they want to do and businesses will be happy to sell them service. In the end, teenagers and people at work, neither of which are paying for the service, would be the ones blocked. Two, sane operations will scoop up all the good name space they can. Domain names are cheap and something like sex.xxx will be worth millions no matter how many people try and block it. Not to mention that it doesn't have to be the only domain name pointing to their porn filled servers. They'll have their .xxx domain and their .com domain which will all go to the web server through whatever methods keeps it from being blacklisted if one or the other happens to be on a black list.

Re:The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537790)

They'll touch the domain.
They'll just keep their .com/.net/.org/.whatever domains too.

In the worst scenario, the .xxx TLD could be a gateway to excessive government censorship.
In the best scenario, ICANN just makes a lot of money by selling .xxx domains and nothing changes for the rest of the world.
I can't imagine any scenario in which this .xxx TLD would have beneficial effects.

Re:The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537844)

every ISP/college/corporation/consumer router who doesn't want their clients/students/employees/family members viewing this material will just block it

pron hosts file for sale!

x.x.x.x site1.xxx
y.y.y.y site2.xxx

Yea, those blocks will work well (do you really think they'll do rDNS?).

Re:The Porn Industry Won't Go For It (2)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538198)

wait. you think a router gives a damn about the name of a site?

doesn't do you any good to resolve a name to an IP address if packets containing the IP address get spilled on onan's floor

Next up: Goatse.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537690)

We all know it's coming.

Next americans declares sex as criminal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537776)

Next americans declares sex as criminal - And hopefully under breed to extinction.

ICANN Approves .XXX (2)

MrKevvy (85565) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537870)

I can approves it too, LoLCat. Your point?

Enforcement? (2)

Monoman (8745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537950)

They don't enforce the intended purposes of most of the other domains so what is the point besides another way to generate money?

ICANN has XXX? (2)

LSD-OBS (183415) | more than 3 years ago | (#35537958)

ICAME

Wait I don't get it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35537996)

What does the number 30 in Roman numerals have to do with porn?

www.anonymouscoward.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538052)

Woot! I get my own porno domain name!

everyfamouspersoneverknown.xxx (3, Funny)

russ1337 (938915) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538070)

Wait till someone registers $firstname$lastname.xxx .... of their least favorite politician. When they come along and say "hey you're domain squatting my name" you can make sure there is heaps of publicity about them wanting to register their .xxx domain.

this will have absolutely no unintended consequences and certainly wont be abused [/sarcasm]

Because ICANN. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538078)

Enough said.

.XXX and ipv6 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538112)

May be the .XXX industry will lead the world by example and switch over from IPV4 to IPV6? That will free up some IPV4 addresses so it will last us for another few years!!!

Can't resist... (1)

davevr (29843) | more than 3 years ago | (#35538122)

I guess ICAAN is helping put the STD in the sTLD!


/ducks

about damn time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35538206)

While I don't have the cash to register a site in this domain, I certainly wouldn't hesitate if I did.

I certainly won't be blocking it my firewall, but organizations who have policies against what can be expected on most of the sites in this TLD will be able to block it with ease, and the registrants know and understand that

I even expect GoogleTranslate to be modified to keep their filters consistent vis-a-vis using GoogleTranslate as an open proxy into this domain.

I don't expect to spend much time there, but I certainly want to make that decision myself.

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