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What is the point of .xxx? The names for porn sites aren't exactly going to be used by .coms, now are they? This is the dumbest thing in the history of internet legislation. The more top-level domains, the worse the internet gets.
 

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[citation][nom]bustapr[/nom]damn, steam sure takes its time decrypting portal 2 XD[/citation]
I'm in the exact same boat. Only at 32%. Anywho, on a more related note, I don't think these will become a big deal.
 

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"One of the drawbacks of .xxx domains is that it will be easier for schools and businesses to block pornography"
Funny quote.

Anyway, this clearly won't hurt anything, since it's optional to use a .xxx domain. The entire concept of .xxx domains would only work if there was a global agreement upon the human population to use it as a way to keep minors from illicit content. However, that's a "perfect world" which will never be. So this is nothing more than a wasted effort. Any pornographic content will be and can be easily bypassed on filters, especially since you can use trusted sites with server-side scripting to pull content from blocked sites. Such as web proxies... when I was in school, I bypassed anything I wanted simply by using a web proxy. Filters can't block those without knowing every one available.

In summary; I think this is pointless, and an unintended side-affect that I see is forums that censor links by replacing the .com with .xxx; I suspect that spammers will search for these, register the domains, and use it as a way to trick people into visiting their content.
 
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"As a registry operator, ICM Registry will provide management, supporting infrastructure and back-end functionality for .xxx domains."

Having trouble suppressing the Beavis and Butthead snickers...
 
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The XXX extension will have no affect on adult Dotcom websites; adult Dotcoms will remain unchanged. Furthermore, with so much adverse publicity - including threats by Governments to block XXX country by country - many will look to avoid the XXX webspace completely. For those compelled to reserve domains defensively, it's likely that anonymity will be required as names get set as Unresolvable and/or Unknown. The outcome? Perhaps a mass of "For Sale" signs by speculators looking to offload their XXX investments.

All ICANN has done here is to openly advance fragmentation of the Web and encourage people to find new ways of making the most of their surfing experience. The result is that Internet users are now bypassing ICANN to create their own unique, memorable and personalised range of brand new Dashcom Domains and TLDs, totally free.

Sites such as Dashworlds.com now provide brand new Dashcom (not Dotcom) domain names. Dashcoms are addresses in format "travel-com", "hard-ware", "stock-market" (and of course any XXX your heart might desire). Totally outside the realm and control of ICANN, Internet users can create any domain or TLD in any language, instantly and at no cost.

With users and members in over 90 countries worldwide, resolution is via an APP; although new ISP Links are available to make this unnecessary (ISP Links that are also available to ICANN).

Having just one Internet floating in infinite cyberspace is like saying you can go anywhere in the USA as long as you only use route 66. So now, just as in the USA (and everywhere else in the world) the Internet has more than one option.
 

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This is a very stupid idea and completely unnecessary. It's not like pornographic sites are unable to have sites unless this was created. That is why it is idiotic and unnecessary. Since they have it, the need to require that pornographic sites use it and reserve the others for legitimate businesses, organizations, and uses. After all, it's obvious that EVEN THE PORNOGRAPHERS don't want to use this. It's just plain stupid. What a waste of time and money.
 

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I have a question about this. Since the existing sites are not forced to make the switch this leaves all other domains still usable for them.
So if that is the case would it not be only fair not to allow non adult content sites to take the .xxx domain names? I can only speak for myself but I certainly would find enjoyment of my personal sites being under .xxx .
 

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[citation][nom]Internet Doctor[/nom]What is the point of .xxx? The names for porn sites aren't exactly going to be used by .coms, now are they? This is the dumbest thing in the history of internet legislation. The more top-level domains, the worse the internet gets.[/citation]
You do remember the whole "whitehouse.com" thing right? That was a porn site, and I can guarantee you they did it just for that very reason. So yes, I can see where the names of porn sites could be used by legitimate company's.
 
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in theory it's a good idea, if executed correctly and with proper site accreditation, folks who want to procure such content can do so without fear of having their credit cards run through the cleaners

in reality, no one really pays for this....
 

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The obvious answer would be to purchase the .xxx domain and simply not use it. However, companies (or countries) blocking .xxx domains could cross-reference those illicit URLs with regular .com or .org addresses and block those versions too.
That makes no sense. So if I register google.xxx, then the country will block google.com? They can't just take every .xxx registered site and block the .com version.
 

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[citation][nom]hixbot[/nom]Who will buy up tomshardware.xxx?[/citation]
I actually tried to register a bunch of .xxx domains and apparently only people with existing approved porn sites will be allowed to register .xxx domains for the time being.
 

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What people don't realize here is that this is just the first step.

If the government all of a sudden determined that all internet sites hosting pornographic material made them switch their domain name to .xxx, there would be so many lawsuites and arguements back and forth and it would never end up happening. But by making a xxx domain available, they can then maybe next establish a global rating system for sites like they do with movies and after a while slowly try and transition sites the new domain name. Then possibly if everybody got used to using .xxx sites, they could pass a global law against pornography on the .com/.org/etc. domains

I personally think it is a good idea, I think it is bad when children who arent old enough to understand sex stumble accross pornography because their parents didn't know how to block the sites properly.
 

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Bah, I hate that old "for the children" line... It's perfectly ok for kids to see someone getting blown in half, but god forbid they see a nipple.

REMEMBER: WOMEN'S BREASTS ARE (truly) FOR THE CHILDREN!!! Yet, we panic when they see one.
 

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[citation][nom]flamethrower205[/nom]Eh, doubt it'll stick that much. People don't like the address being so obvious.[/citation]
Yes. Because www.midgetporn.org is not obvious enough.

I find it funny that the adult industry thinks it will suffer from being easily blocked. They're basically saying they live off people who would want to avoid them.
 

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[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]how about facebook.xxx for registered sex offenders?[/citation]
lol +1

for all the naysayers i can easily see a few new government regulations taking place to make it happen and there's nothing the aclu can do about it since it's only enofrocing the law. i can see the entire porn industry accepting that fact if it comes about for the simple fact it starts to force legitimacy into an illegal industry.
baby steps.
 
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