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    .xxx domains approved.

    I am not sure if this is actually true, but I recently heard that .xxx domain names have been approved for use by pornographic websites and that ICANN is encouraging those type of sites to move over to the .xxx extension.

    I actually think its a good idea. Keep them to their own nasty TLD.
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    Never gonna work.

    P.S. There are already threads on this topic
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    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/...637919,00.html

    I think that itís unlikely many, if any, will make the switch since itíll be voluntary. And as is highlighted in that article, there are a few flaws with the proposal.

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    I don't think that would ever work, but it's a nice idea.

    Maybe there should be someway to enforce this? They're about 10 years too late anyways.

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    It would be nice if it was enforced somehow but the web is full of such free spirits I doubt it would ever be enforced. Now, if I ever become Emperor, then I'll make it so.
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    So, how does setting up a TLD work?

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    Originally posted by DevilDog
    It would be nice if it was enforced somehow but the web is full of such free spirits I doubt it would ever be enforced. Now, if I ever become Emperor, then I'll make it so.
    Emperor of what, the Internet? No, sorry, that title is permanently reserved for Al Gore. He is the Creator. He is our Source of Energy. He is God.

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    Where can you register them?

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    domain.xxx but TLD ain't working
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    Another way to sell thin air. I wouldn't bother buying. Why would any serious business want to buy a domain that will likely leak traffic to its .com counterpart?

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    Just want to post my opinion.

    I do not think .xxx extension will be that popular actually, I do not even see any point in adding that tld. All the major adult sites have .com extension and I doubt anyone will start switching to .xxx one.
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    If they switch to the new extention .xxx, it would be very easy to filter out. Don't think many will use it.

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    Have we finally run out of perverted .com domains?
    I could tell you a joke about UDP. But I'm not sure you would get it!

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    What about nude art? Those ads and posts on Fark? Them bimbos in British tabloids? Who decides what is porn?
    Would a site about abortion or gay rights be relegated to .xxx? Maybe we need .gay .violentgaming and .tabloid extensions. Not.

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    Oh, for anyone who wants to know, you can register these domains at: http://www.new.net/
    Iím sure there are other places, although I donít know of any.


    Virginia, pornography according to the Cambridge Advanced Learnerís Dictionary is books, magazines, films, etc. with no artistic value which describe or show sexual acts or naked people in a way that is intended to be sexually exciting but would be considered unpleasant or offensive by many people.

    And why would a website with content on abortion or gay rights be relegated to .xxx?
    Youíre not making any sense here Iím afraid!

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    If ICANN do go ahead with .xxx (and .travel) then there's going to be no end of problems with regard the new.net domains in the same extension.... Really proves the point on universal resolvability (see http://www.internic.org/faqs/authoritative-dns.html for more details on the problems this will cause)....

    You've got to feel sorry (even just a little) for all these new.net .xxx buyers who'll suddenly find their "domains" pointing to somewhere else!

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    xxx is not for "pornography". It is for "adult material of a sexual nature". New sites may use the .xxx extension but most likely it will also be existing sites grabbing the xxx extension and redirectling to the existing site. No one (yet) is being forced to abandon .com and switch to .xxx but if there are any moves in this direction the debate will come down to definitions and rest assured they won't be using the Cambridge Advanced Learnerís Dictionary definition. It will come down to politics, right wing/ left-wing agendas and what materials should be shielded from children (including abortion & gay information). It's not so far fetched, sex-ed in my state consists of abstinance discussions and nothing about birth control or disease prevention.

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    Originally posted by nsdesign
    You've got to feel sorry (even just a little) for all these new.net .xxx buyers who'll suddenly find their "domains" pointing to somewhere else!
    I understand what you're saying. But it's kind of like the guy who knowingly builds a house in the middle of a dry river bed. It's really sad that the rains finally came and washed away his house... but, it's not like he didn't know the risk he was taking.
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    Originally posted by virginia
    xxx is not for "pornography". It is for "adult material of a sexual nature". New sites may use the .xxx extension but most likely it will also be existing sites grabbing the xxx extension and redirectling to the existing site. No one (yet) is being forced to abandon .com and switch to .xxx but if there are any moves in this direction the debate will come down to definitions and rest assured they won't be using the Cambridge Advanced Learnerís Dictionary definition. It will come down to politics, right wing/ left-wing agendas and what materials should be shielded from children (including abortion & gay information). It's not so far fetched, sex-ed in my state consists of abstinance discussions and nothing about birth control or disease prevention.
    If it comes down to this it will not be a split between right wing and left wing politcians. It will be a split between the United States and the rest of the world. The world isn't going to let U.S. politicians deem to them what is sexual and what is not.

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    I received this from one of my registrars this morning.
    Pre-Registration for .XXX Opens

    June 1st, 2005 ICANN announced the assignment of a new TLD .xxx. With adult entertainment being the fastest growing and largest industry online, we are expecting an extremely high volume of interest, so to protect your current namespace or to grab your desired domain we suggest that pre-registration is your best solution. .XXX is for those clients in the adult name space who want to take the responsible approach by making their website clearly identifiable. Empowering families, protecting children and others from unwanted and or inapporpriate content. The adult entertainment industry benefits from this responisble self -regulation by making it easier for those that want to use their products or services to find them. It is seen as a positive response to the demands of child and family safety groups ensuring internet safety, while maintaining the privacy, security and consumer protection rights and concerns of their audience.

    Pre-registration for .xxx begins immediately and is offered by www.xxxregistry.org. We will be submitting these pre-registrations to the registry when it goes live on your behalf on the several connections that we have to the registry itself. Although there will be no gaurentee that you will successfully be awarded your desired domain, due to the numerous connections that we will be maintaining with the registry chances of success through xxxregistry.org is raised over trying to manually register your domain one at a time when the registry opens to the public.

    For more information on this service and or to pre-register for your .xxx domain please go to, www.xxxregistry.org
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    please go to, xxxregistry.org
    Interesting and strategic placement of the "click here" button - definitely an example of something not expected or suitable for a dot org.

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