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The .XXX Debate – My Take

by Craig Gross on March 19th, 2011 in The Haps

On Friday it was announced the a new domain extension .XXX will be introduced for adult web sites.

My take on it is this. .XXX could be a great thing if it was mandatory to move porn from .com over to .XXX. This is not the case though. Now, what will happen is just more porn. No one is going to be a .com to a .XXX only. If you have the .com secured you will keep it and now you will be forced to buy another domain ( for 60$) to make sure no one uses your new for a porn site.

I think this is a dumb decision and just adds more porn to the web and makes the web once again know for porn.

The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided on Friday that porn sites will now have the domain dot-xxx. ICANN will begin the process of registering .xxx by making checks on ICM Registry.

 

XXX domain set up will provide a single grouping for all legal pornography sites. From a security and parenting perspective, it would beneficial for the users. While there are certainly legitimate Web sites offering adult entertainment sans malware, there are many laden with all sorts of malware. With the introduction of dot-XXX domain it would be much easier to block employee or child access to inappropriate adult material.

However, this doesn’t imply that all dot com sites will be porn free. Although, all XXX sites will be porn, not all porn sites will be XXX. Apparently dot-COM is likely to become cleaner. More respectable businesses will be forced to purchase the dot-XXX equivalent of their primary domain simply to ensure it isn’t purchased by a purveyor of porn.

Reversely, even if soft porn site like Playboy or Penthouse chose to convert their primary domain to XXX, each would still own the dot-COM and dot-NET equivalents and redirect them to the dot-XXX domain to ensure that the user reaches their site no matter what he/she enters in the web browser. The only way in which the XXX domain can clean up other domains like dot-COM and dot-NET for porn sites , is to make an actual rule implying that all porn sites use only the XXX domain

What do you think?

 

 

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