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New .XXX Top Level Domain

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the wakka-chikka dept.

The Internet 543

Jigabug writes "There's a story over at Yahoo! News mentioning yesterday's approval by ICANN on a new .xxx TLD. Domains are currently planned to be offered at 60.00 each for registration. The .xxx joins the recently approved .jobs and .travel." From the article: "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..." CNN and the BBC have commentary as well.

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Hmmmm... (4, Funny)

Seoulstriker (748895) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703414)

Why not .orgy ?

S'more... (2, Funny)

Seoulstriker (748895) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703447)

.jiz ?

Re:S'more... (5, Funny)

MarsDude (74832) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703551)

or .cum

Re:Hmmmm... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703482)

The .xxx joins the recently approved .jobs and .travel.


Why using .xxx or .orgy when you can do things like www.blow.jobs, www.group.jobs or even www.talk.jobs (all due credit to Miller's Sin City)

slashdot.xxx (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703505)

slashdot.xxx

Primary source of gay ass-to-mouth-hardcore homosexual pornography.

News for turds. Stiff, that matters.

Re:Hmmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703541)

you mean: asm.org

Re:Hmmmm... (2, Funny)

JuliusRV (742529) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703555)

Why not .orgy ?

What about .cum?

Re:Hmmmm... (2, Funny)

ABaumann (748617) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703656)

Hello!

What about .sex?

Well great! (4, Insightful)

DHalcyon (804389) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703416)

More TLDs noone is going to use because ".com" just sounds cooler.

Re:Well great! (1)

m4dm4n (888871) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703462)

I dunno. Sure .jobs and .travel are going to take a long time to get used properly. But I think .xxx may take off quite quickly. It's becoming harder and harder to find a good domain name, and as more and more people are forced to use the new TLD's, the more people will learn to expect them.

Re:Well great! (5, Funny)

linuxci (3530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703542)

Sure .jobs and .travel are going to take a long time to get used properly.


And the porn industry will be quick to register blow.jobs a lot sooner than they register one of these .xxx tlds

Re:Well great! (1)

utlemming (654269) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703582)

Well an even greater issue is for people who own a .com domain name -- do they have first stap at a .xxx domain name first? This is a subject that I see really having problems with. Besides, what about legit sites that are non-pornographic that don't want their name associated with pornography? Do they have a first shot to buy their name in the .xxx to protect trademarks and identity?

Great news (1)

Shaper_pmp (825142) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703417)

Now how are we supposed to talk about all our registered .com, .org, .(etc) domains all at once?

"yeah, just update the MX records for www.google.xxx will you?"

"So that's just one domain, right?"

What's wrong with .sex?

Re:Great news (1)

them3ssage (879891) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703445)

Because .xxx is broader. .sex would just make people think about just plain ole sex whereas .xxx includes everything from sexual intercourse to latexgimp fetishes.

Re:Great news (1)

Reckless Visionary (323969) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703512)

He didn't say ".intercourse". I'm pretty certain common usage of the word sex encompasses fetishes. .xxx however, is still more appropriate as it relates to pornography, rather than, say, sexual health.

Re:Great news (1)

alexandreracine (859693) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703486)

Because .sex is English.

.sexo for Spanish
.sexe for French,
etc

xxx seems more International, don't you think?

Re:Great news (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703502)

Now how are we supposed to talk about all our registered .com, .org, .(etc) domains all at once?

"yeah, just update the MX records for www.google.xxx will you?"


What about www.google.* or www.google.all?

However, I could think of a service google could offer at www.google.xxx - although I guess image.google.xxx might even be more of a success ;-)

Re:Great news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703585)

That's so last century. torrent.google.xxx is what we really want.

Re:Great news (1)

kwoff (516741) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703507)

www.google.*

Re:Great news (1)

tgd (2822) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703569)

Clearly don't watch enough porn. Its not all sex!

Oops, did I just say that in a public place?

*slinks away*

Re:Great news (1)

IAmTheDave (746256) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703623)

I greatly await www.google.xxx/images

let's celebrate with some Linux pr0n! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703421)

A musty atmosphere of neglect pervaded the subbasement of University Library. The books on the shelves were covered in a fine layering of dust. There were dim lights over the small study cubicles at the end of each aisle between the towering shelves. The lights produced only enough illumination for the top of the desks, leaving the surrounding stacks and central walkway shrouded in a perpetual twilight.

I had finally found the copy of the heavy API guide I needed for my work connecting my SQL database to the graphical front end I had been slaving over all weekend. However, the intricacy of the cover of the neighboring book drew my attention and I brought it along to the desk for better inspection under the light. The cover looked a lot newer than the heavily thumbed volumes beside it. Emblazened
across the front was the title "Linux - Unleash the Power of your PC" together with a picture of a fat cartoonish looking penguin. As I opened the book I felt a strange buzzing in my head that quickly passed. I shrugged it off as my attention was drawn to a CD which dropped out and landed on the desk in front of me. It bore the same title as the book, together with something about 'Knoppix' which was a word I did not recognise.

I had heard of Linux though. The University ran Unix on some of their servers, although I rarely chose to interact with those systems. Perhaps I should broaden my horizons though. I liked to think I knew just about everything there was to know about using Windows, but you could never have too many strings to your bow. Almost without thinking I slipped the CD into my pocket and returned my attention to my work.

A date with my girlfriend Paige followed the work in the library. I was one of the few students on my CS course to actually have a partner since, although computers interested me and would one day be my means of making a living, I was careful not to get drawn into the geek subculture that seemed to pervade the department. Some of the guys with their nerdish glasses and unwashed t-shirts grunted at me strangely when I declined to join in their games of Counterstrike, but I reminded myself that while they were shut up in a grimy computer lab scoffing Cheetos I was getting laid on a regular basis.

That night in my dorm room while I was getting ready for bed, I remembered the CD in my pocket and fired up my laptop to take a look. I still couldn't make out what the strange messages flowing across the screen meant. Perhaps if I sounded them out their meaning would become clear. I tried to phonetically pronounce the words but they disappeared too quickly to be replaced with a blank screen. I gave up, turned off the light and climbed into bed.

The erotic dream started with Paige slowly caressing my back and buttocks. The caressing transitioned into an incredibly gentle massage starting at my neck and shoulders and running down my back. My butt cheeks were being massaged apart and I spread my legs and raised my rear as her hand reached underneath me from behind to stroke my erection. Her hand was very warm and felt wonderful as I started to slowly thrust into her hand as she started jerking me off. A huge long warm and moist tongue started playing over my testicles and anus. It felt fantastic. No one had ever licked me there before. I never knew how sensual it felt.

As her hot hand was expertly running up and down my rigid penis something started probing my anus. It snaked its way into my anal opening and it started slowly expanding. Suddenly I had the urge to move my bowels, but I didn't care, as my attention was totally focused on my imminent orgasm. My penis was released as Paige suddenly grabbed my sides and jammed her hips against my butt.

I woke up to find myself with my rear in the air. Someone was grabbing my sides and hitting my butt. I jolted fully awake as I felt something expanding in my rectum and realized I was being fucked. The cock in my butt was still expanding and was becoming painfully large. I thought I could actually feel it moving around in my guts like some kind of writhing python. I looked over my shoulder and my heart nearly stopped. The fat penguin from the book I'd found this morning was screwing me with obviousl delight.

He probably only stood about 3 feet high, but he was well proportioned. My shock wore off as I realized the cock in my guts was still expanding. I tried to stand up and fell off of the bed onto the floor as the penguin wrapped his flippers around my waist and planted his massive cock tightly into my rump. With the help of my desk I managed to stand up with him firmly clasped to my backside and his legs wrapped around my hips. I tried to pry his flippers from around my waist, but again I failed. He was amazingly strong.

My rectum was on fire and still the bastard's cock continued to grow. I could actually see my abdomen move as his monstrous penis slithered through my intestines causing my stomach to cramp. I slammed my back into the wall to try to crush him. All this did was push him harder into my rectum as his beak stabbed into the muscles of my back. I pitched forward trying to get away from the pointed bill and ran into my desk.

I could see the scren of my still open laptop. It was glowing and the lines of text which again flowed over the screen appeared to be written with florescent ink. Even in my panic I thought I could make out the faint sound of chanting in the distance: "Linux r0x0rs my b0x0r! RTFM n00b!"

I grabbed the laptop and slammed the cover down. A flash of light blinded me and an electrical shock shot up my arms making them tingle. The penguin let go of my waist and hips and fell heavily onto the floor with a thud. Despite lying on the floor and me still standing his cock was still in my guts. I quickly stepped away from him before he could recover. This ended up pulling about another foot of cock out of my rectum. His gargantuan snake of a penis plopped wetly onto the floor like an empty fireman's hose. It was at least four feet long.

I picked up a pitching wedge from my golf bag against the wall and holding the club like a baseball bat walked slowly over to his still prone form. He didn't seem to be recovering very fast. In fact he appeared to be barely breathing. As I approached he slowly turned his head towards me and spoke.

"Using Knoppix CD an invitation makes. Cut off from Open Source vitality withering does commence. Forever be you cursed for this most evil deed."

His pupils started to reflect an eerie reddish glow as he looked up at me. I felt a buzzing vibration in my groin as my cock suddenly shot up to become viciously erect. I blinked and my ears suddenly popped. When I looked back down at the penguin he was not on the floor anymore.

I ran to the light switch on the wall and turned the overhead light on. Using the golf club I lifted the covers on my bed up to look under the bed from a safe distance. Nothing there. I checked under my desk and then carefully opened my closet. He wasn't anywhere in my room. I sat down in my chair as my arms and legs started shaking as the adrenaline rush slowly passed.

My back and rear end were aching. I got up and looked at my back in the mirror over my dresser. There was a puncture wound from the sharp beak but it wasn't bleeding anymore and didn't appear too serious. My anus was another matter. I couldn't see my rectum, so I put my hand to it. I was wide open. I could fit my fist into my asshole. If I squeezed down, I could barely feel my sphincter tighten.

I put on some underwear and then wrapped a towel around myself and went down the hall to the shower. I took a long hot shower and gently cleaned my backside. It seemed that my anus was slowly contracting and returning to normal. Once back in my room I didn't think I would be able to fall asleep, but I was so exhausted I fell into a dreamless sleep.

When my alarm started buzzing I reflexively jumped out of bed, turned it off, wrapped a towel around my waist and with my eyes barely open I marched off to the shower with my shampoo and soap. I didn't wake up enough to remember what had happened the night before until the steamy water hit my face in the shower. It seemed like some sort of horrible nightmare. But I could feel the wound on my back and my anus burned and still felt very loose.

Obligitary (4, Funny)

tonywestonuk (261622) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703422)

Goatse.XXX

Re:Obligitary (1)

CamilaAcolide (880871) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703529)

And while that does not happen:
http://www.goatse.org/ [goatse.org]

I figure... (1)

craenor (623901) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703424)

It's going to be about a year before Congress tries to find someway to outlaw all porn that isn't on a .xxx domain.

Of course, they'll cite the ease with which children could be shielded from the obscenities of the internet...Still, I've heard worse ideas.

Re:I figure... (1)

Coolmoe (416032) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703518)

So then im sure that congress is going to do something to compensate webmasters for all the dot com domains that adult sites are on now. Whats that? NFW guess im not switching especially with as expensive as those domains are.

Re:I figure... (1)

Will2k_is_here (675262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703534)

Of course, they'll cite the ease with which children could be shielded from the obscenities of the internet...Still, I've heard worse ideas.

Care to explain. The only problem I see is policing the whole thing. Other than that, we don't need to worry about offending the porn industry, they display their movies behind black curtains at the video store right? Just tell them to get a xxx domain or get out.

Would that be a problem? (1)

bcore (705121) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703549)

If anything, I think the internet would benefit greatly (not that this is a reasonable goal) if sites were all on appropriate domains.

Looking for a site in Canada? You know it will be whatever.ca. An american non-profit? It'll be .org. A site about goats in the christmas islands? Well.. You know.

I guess your beef is more with them actually legislating it, but that doesn't seem like such a big deal to me either. It's not like they would be outlawing it, just trying to keep it in it's proper place.

Re:Would that be a problem? (2, Insightful)

MrWim (760798) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703618)

you mean .org.us ?

Re:Would that be a problem? (1)

bcore (705121) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703634)

Oops yeah, that would be more appropriate still.

this could lead to a new breed of bad jokes... (3, Funny)

PrivateDonut (802017) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703426)

eg. "your mummas house has a .xxx address!"

Yeah, like they're going to voluntarily do this (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703427)

Why would adult sites sursh out for this domain when it will just make the easy to identify in SPAM and for blocker software. Come on.

Maybe if they're legislated. But they sure aren't lining up to get .xxx domains voluntarily.

-Eric

Re:Yeah, like they're going to voluntarily do this (4, Insightful)

Shaper_pmp (825142) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703493)

Even better, from TFA:

"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."

So... what? The .xxx top-level domain only exists to help filter pr0n (blithely assuming parents all use filtering software)? And it costs ten times what a .com address does? And because it's new and non-standard people are less likely to recognise/remember/use it?

Wow, sounds like they're really stacking up those reasons to change to a .xxx address, eh?

Re:Yeah, like they're going to voluntarily do this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703610)

when it will just make the easy to identify in SPAM
There are thousands of porn sites that exist without the need for spam. Sex sells itself, and it's not as if there aren't a million people willing to put your links on their page for a small referrer's cut.

www.slashdot.xxx (1)

mwkaufman (859791) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703429)

Porn for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

Re:www.slashdot.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703451)

Wouldn't that be "stuffing that matters"?

Re:www.slashdot.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703546)

"stuff that splatters"

Re:www.slashdot.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703572)

More like you are all idiots and your jokes are not funny at all.

How long... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703435)

is it going to take for http://goatse.xxx [goatse.xxx] ?

Cost... (1)

gotroot801 (7857) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703439)

Domains are currently planned to be offered at 60.00 each for registration.

So clearly this isn't for the cost-conscious smut peddler.

Re:Cost... (1)

nanoakron (234907) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703523)

Why not US$69.00 for each registration?

-Nano.

Re:Cost... (1)

SubTexel (715118) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703650)

Slashdong.org... Real site.. And yes it's a Porn tech site...

Thank God! (1)

islandrain (888578) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703440)

If they switch all the porn sites over to this .xxx, I can finally go to sites like www.barelylegal.com without finding such gratuitous porn related material. God dammit, I'm just looking for marijuana legalization information!

Re:Thank God! (1)

Half-Baked (771927) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703651)

God dammit, I'm just looking for marijuana legalization information!
I rarely say anything even remotely religious, but
AMEN BROTHER!

works out for everyone. (1)

TheNextBigThing (849842) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703444)

Most mothers don't want their kids anywhere near adult sites. This would be an easy way to block the sites until the kids gets horny enough to learn how to circumvent the blocking software. .xxx - teaching a new generation how to hack.

Re:works out for everyone. (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703467)

Yeah, right. Who enforces that an 'adult site' goes into this TLD? Does vacation pics taken at a nude beach count?

Re:works out for everyone. (1)

nuggetman (242645) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703503)

Yeah, right. Who enforces that an 'adult site' goes into this TLD? Does vacation pics taken at a nude beach count?


I'd wager no one, juts as .coms arent nessecarily restricted to commercial organizations and .org isn't restricted to non-profits.

this isn't another .gov or .edu

specified domain extensions for adult websites (1)

chrisranjana.com (630682) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703448)

Well then it will be more easy to ban I suppose !

blow.jobs (2, Funny)

October_30th (531777) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703449)

The .xxx joins the recently approved .jobs

I'm pretty sure there's a blow.jobs-joke somewhere in there.

I can't wait. (3, Insightful)

analog_line (465182) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703454)

I look forward to the 20-year running gag that will be the legal battle over "sex.xxx".

Re:I can't wait. (1)

krumms (613921) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703628)

hehe ... you said "gag"

Would make porn filtering a LOT easier (1)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703455)

www.playboy.xxx is a restricted domain.
Please wait while the school security visit your seat.
Also you could just block off dns on that host completely. I was a kid once, so all that will do is a black market trade of /etc/hosts files with all the "good" addresses resolved to IPs.

Lastly, not all erotica is XXX .. Anyway, whatever makes it easier to filter/detect people browsing porn (for the children). But beware ISP's cracking down on porn browsers in countries where porn is illegal (think middle east).

Btw, look at what prohibition did to drinking in US. I just hope some kid in some corner of the world learns C and assembly just to hack through the school proxy to browse pr0n. Talk about incentive !!.

This is useless without legislation (1)

ylikone (589264) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703627)

to force porn sites to switch from .com to .xxx

The only thing I see happening is that now there will be twice as many porn sites.

Way to go (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703456)

I would have suggested .sex but nevermind .
If we can start moving all the pornography on to .xxx sites then we could make it far easier for people who dislike pornography to block it out .
I don't imagine everyone would comply , but the more ethical porn sites would and its atleast a start.
ofcourse you could some realy odd stuff on a .xxx domain , like the site for awfull movie xXx.

And more to the heart of the matter (1)

DragonMageWTF (887275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703491)

we could make it far easier for people who dislike pornography to block it out .

And easier for those that do to find it

Re:Way to go (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703531)

If we can start moving all the pornography on to .xxx sites then we could make it far easier for people who dislike pornography to block it out .

You mean to tell me there are people that dislike pornography???

Which is the top reason they *won't* move (5, Insightful)

Kjella (173770) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703577)

If we can start moving all the pornography on to .xxx sites then we could make it far easier for people who dislike pornography to block it out .

Which is the top reason they *won't* move. Porn sites are fully aware that many people are infact paying for porn while pretending not to like it. People have subpoenaed adult channel subscription to disprove "community standards" and found that lots of people that supposedly don't like porn are subscribing to porn.

It is the same reason telemarketers would love to call people that have reserved themselves against telemarketing, and the reason the show pop-ups to people with pop-up blockers. Many people are weak and have installed those in "self-defense". So you stay on .com, and get all the people that have blocked .xxx but will, if you just tempt them properly, subscribe to your site. Result: Profit!

Kjella

Re:Which is the top reason they *won't* move (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703640)

Unfortunatly you'r right . Far too many people have far too many hangups when it comes to Sex and the human body , almost everyone enjoys it , but its hard to get them to admit it .
We had a cruel joke in school ,
We would ask someone if they liked porn .. If they said no ,they were called a lier and a wanker . If they said yes they were called a wanker and an idiot for admiting it .

I'm glad! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703464)

Now school systems and governments can use web filters that actually block pornographic content, instead of blocking legitimate content as well.

Of course, the industry needs to support this move as well, and I'm not certain everyone will be willing to switch TLDs.

new .xxx extension for adult websites (1)

chrisranjana.com (630682) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703466)

Well then it will be more easier to ban I suppose

i disagree... (1)

PrivateDonut (802017) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703469)

that this will make filtering porn easier. Only the websites that arn't too bad will use .xxx addresses. The really bad stuff that you want to shield kids from (i.e. beastiality) will continue to use .com addresses. So you will restrict the viewable porn to only the bad stuff.

time to register... (1)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703471)

... slashdot.xxx

Re:time to register... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703592)

OSTG | SourceForge - ThinkGeek - ITMJ - Linux.com - NewsForge - freshmeat - Newsletters - Jobs - Porn - Broadband - Whitepapers

I can hardly wait.

Standing in line (1)

Mononoke (88668) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703473)

So, which ICANN member will be first out of the gate as the owner of the celebrity.xxx, sex.xxx, etc. domains?

Wow, they did something right! (4, Funny)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703484)

I think this is the first actually useful TLD to be introduced in years. Congrats ICANN, you actually did something worthwhile and managed to justify about two weeks of this year's operating budget.

Now of course, we'll see who actually moves from COM to XXX voluntarily.

*sound of crickets chirping*

Or maybe some other TLD (1)

syntap (242090) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703489)

Like .adu instead of .edu, although I'm sure several .adu's would be rather educational.

I agree that .XXX is a dumb TLD.

Re:Or maybe some other TLD (1)

sakri (832266) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703537)

how about a .ZZZ for sites with boring content?

New Google Site (2, Funny)

Ironsides (739422) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703490)

http://www.google.xxx [google.com] ?

Re:New Google Site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703638)

Why link to images.google.com? Your post sucked.

Mixed Blessing... (1)

Viceice (462967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703496)

One one hand, it will now make censoring a certain amount of porn sites easier.

On the other, this could be a good thing because most .xxx sites would be the ones who are less shady about their dealings and willing to comply with blocking.

But it'll only work if porn sites wern't FORCED to being on the .xxx TDL.

Good idea. Crap implementation. (1)

BaudKarma (868193) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703498)

The concept of a TLD intended strictly for adults is a good one. Giving it a cheesy .XXX extention is stupid. It immediatly paints the whole domain as the lair of animal loving farmgirls and hot transsexuals.

There are plenty of "legitmate" adult businesses who would be interested in a TLD intended for people 18 and older. Alcohol, tobacco, R-rated movies... all of these could have been pitched the idea of putting their stuff on a TLD that parents could restrict access to. But there's no way Budweiser is going to move or redirect their web traffic to budweiser.xxx

Prediction: This will fail miserably.

Amsterdam (1)

linuxci (3530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703501)

XXX reminds me of the flag of amsterdam [flagspot.net] .


Seems odd to see 'XXX' hanging from a town hall, probably more than a few tourists thought it was a brothel.

Re:Amsterdam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12703593)

Seems odd to see 'XXX' hanging from a town hall, probably more than a few tourists thought it was a brothel.

Heh, yeah - I saw it on the bollards in the street and assumed that meant I was in the red light district!

Sounds over specialized to me (1)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703510)

Why an entirely separate TLD for big, brown jugs of whisky?

Re:Sounds over specialized to me (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703579)


Or how about castlemaine XXXX( an Aussie Beer) , would it use www.x.xxx or www.XXXX.xxx

Now for the sex personals (1)

dgos78 (881140) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703514)

There's got to be a good joke concerning "mangina" in here somewhere...

i'm certain i'm not the first to think of this (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703522)

but why can't there be legislation that FORCES pornographic websites to use such a suffix from now on?

of course, there will be sites that sit on the edge according to more social conservative people: sex education websites, contraceptive resources, sex toy sellers, homosexual resources, etc.

but such sites are perhaps 0.001% of what i am talking about. a simple litmus test could be that the obscenity rules that apply to broadcasters being the yardstick against which .xxx compulsory domain naming apply

it seems to solve all of the problems: freedom of speech is not violated, but it makes management of access to such sites by parents, who are often less computer savvy then their children, easier

it's a win-win situation according to me... what am i not getting?

Re:i'm certain i'm not the first to think of this (1)

Oxygen99 (634999) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703635)

What are you not getting? For a start I'd argue with your assertion that it's just the .001% of sites that sit on a boundary that cause an issue. Have you tried Google's image search? Sites that contain sexually explicit advice? The Onion's Savage Love advice column? And that's three off the top off my head. Since when did ICANN become responsible for moralising the internet?

Besides the only people likely to use .xxx domains are those who can't get .com domains. Just like .biz, .info and all those other domains you hardly ever see.

Re:i'm certain i'm not the first to think of this (1)

ilithiiri (836229) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703639)

Simply put, because that would require each and every country in the world to have such legislation.

Re:i'm certain i'm not the first to think of this (1)

interiot (50685) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703647)

First, who decides what goes into .xxx? Some government? The US government, instead of the French or Japanese? Do we need a *.xxx.jp and *.xxx.fr?

How are even individual governments going to decide exactly what goes into *.xxx.* and which doesn't? Does nude art belong there? Education about AIDS and condom use?

Will the US get pissed that european governments allow Yahoo to display softcore porn outside of *.xxx.* domains?

STUPID idea, and this is why (4, Insightful)

typical (886006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703649)

but why can't there be legislation that FORCES pornographic websites to use such a suffix from now on?

Because the entire world uses DNS, and the entire world doesn't have a consistent standard for what is socially acceptable when it comes to sexuality.

Some Islamic countries consider it socially unacceptable to show anything other than the eyes and hands of a woman.

In the US, we'd consider the French and British tendancies to stick topless women on TV unacceptable.

Japan has a real problem with showing genital hair, but no problem at all with representing underage characters.

The problem is that it suddenly tries to stick a single moral standard on the entire world to make a few short-sighted people who are agitating for an "xxx" domain (because they're scared Junior *might* discover what a woman looks like before getting married, God forbid!)

This promises to create an almost unlimited number of social problems. Why, why, *why* is ICANN letting this through? Okay, if we want to have a .xxx.us domain, we can make it, but there is zero reason aside from registrars pushing for more short-term money and a few short-sighted people pushing to "solve" the "Internet porn problem".

It's possible to build a worldwide content-rating system, but tying it into DNS (at least using the current approach) is just plain stupid. You want websites to be rated, add a /rating.txt file that works like the robots.txt that indicates level of content, and have web browsers and proxies respect it. For Christ's sake. But don't do something goddamn stupid like add a .xxx TLD.

It's a racket (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703533)

When did you ever see a real (not seo spam, ordinary spam, herbal medicine etc) site using any of the new TLDs? This is just ICANN trying to make more money by getting sites to register more domains.

It might save my eyes (4, Funny)

Nytewynd (829901) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703538)

Next time I need some sporting equipment and go to Dicks.com I won't be unpleasantly surprised.

Adding the .xxx might help normal domains register what they want. There are so many porn sites, there is a chance that your domain might be taken and filled with horse on midget porn. It might be a bad decision to use BiteMyNipples.com for a business anyway, but as long as you stay away from the .xxx your customers might not get tricked.

This only matters if porn decides to use the .xxx anyway though, and there really isn't any reason for them to start. Old sites probably won't convert. New sites might choose either or both. I guess it is just one more chance for a site to get the URL they want.

Re:It might save my eyes (1)

Overzeetop (214511) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703652)

No, it won't. Dicks.com will be mapped to Dicks.xxx - the transition will be instantaneous and seamless. You don't really think those sites are going to give up their coveted .com net real estate, do you?

Making things easier (1)

thewiz (24994) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703543)

The new .xxx domain will make it easier to filter out the porn sites. Too bad ICANN can't force the .com porn sites to move to the new domain. It would make it easier for parents (who want to) to block the graphic stuff.

Of course, it would also make it easier for the adults who want to find porn.

Standards? (1)

Oxygen99 (634999) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703557)

Ok, so I didn't RTFA, but exactly who's standards are going to be used to judge sites that need a .xxx domain anyway? Is it the US? UK? Holland? Iran? Who? This is just stupid. .org, .com and .logicalsitetype are all fine since they represent an agreed organisational type, but .xxx? Please.

OK... (1)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703563)

Now all they have to do is ban this TLD, and the pr0n industry should finally be in check, and the conservatives can all retire as their work will be done.

squatting (1)

magarity (164372) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703567)

could begin buying xxx addresses as early as fall or winter

Not if I beat them to it. Finally, a chance to sit on some domain names like the moron who wants me to pay him to release my defunct url that he snatched up.

HelloKitty.xxx (1)

Giggle Stick (673504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703578)

I'm very afraid about what some sites that pop up will be like. www.Slashdot.xxx, anyone?

Making parental controls easier (1)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703586)

This would make parental controls on web browsers easier if adult content could only be on .xxx domains. What are the chances of voluntary compliance by the industry though?

Who's running this ship? (1)

VxJasonxV (792809) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703590)

Anyone think the playboy geeks are going to be the registry for this new TLD?

*ducks*

Need more (1)

i.r.id10t (595143) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703597)

The proverbial "someone" who does this type of thing needs to get net.xxx, com.xxx, org.xxx and all the other tlds as domain entries, and allow anyoen who currently runs a sex site off foo.[org|com|net|whatever] to have the foo.[net|com|whatever].xxx domain name.

While there are plenty of sleazy porn folks out there, many are responsible, and having pointers to their content on the .xxx domain would allow parents to block it all completely.

FoxNews.xxx (1)

OctoberSky (888619) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703606)

Do they have to register? Because in terms of good media/news coverage.... they are filth.

www.Steve.jobs (1)

Giggle Stick (673504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703613)

This might be a good squatter property. Of course, this will just inflate old Steve's ego even more.

Dispute Resolution (1)

Will2k_is_here (675262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703614)

I see a lot of disputes arising out of this. Current XXX site owners on .com or .org etc. should get a free transfer to .xxx. Otherwise I see the competition registering the same site with .xxx on the end to draw away the competition. I hope ICANN is willing to deal with these problems.

.jobs? (1)

wallykeyster (818978) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703624)

The .xxx joins the recently approved .jobs and .travel.

So Apple has its own TLD? Where was /. on that one?

Re:.jobs? (1)

Vo0k (760020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703643)

uhh...
apple.com@steve.jobs ?

pr0n.cum (1)

cibus (670787) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703633)

I always figured .cum would be the ultimate pr0n top-domain :-)

Adult Preprint Server (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 9 years ago | (#12703646)

Now at xxx.arXiv.xxx.
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