.XXX becomes a reality

By J. DeVoy

After six years of teasing, ICANN finally delivers on a .xxx top-level domain for sites displaying adult content.

The domains, which will be available by 2011, already have 110,000 pre-registrations through ICM Registry.

4 Responses to .XXX becomes a reality

  1. writerdood says:

    But can I display non-pornographic content on a XXX domain?

  2. Mark Kernes says:

    Wish I knew just what’s ACTUALLY happening. Here’s the first two paragraphs of a press release from the adult trade association, Free Speech Coalition:

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  3. Mark Kernes says:

    Oops; my quote didn’t post:

    Internet regulatory organization ICANN’s Board of Directors today passed a resolution that instructs the staff to reassess the merits of ICM Registry’s application to run .XXX as a sTLD, but serious obstacles to its ultimate passage still exist, and several Board members expressed deep reservations at having to vote on a resolution they did not consider completely accurate.

    Essentially, the Board resolved that, although they had not made a determination as to whether they agreed with the findings of the majority of the independent review panel, they would accept and act in accordance with some of the panel’s findings.

    • J DeVoy says:

      That’s worse than a lot of the jargon-laden international human rights stuff I’ve seen the UN publish. The CNN article was somewhat vague about implementation as well. Now I can see why.

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