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ICANN postpones decision on porn domain

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2010 0:08 User comments (4)

ICANN postpones decision on porn domain ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the overseeing body of the Internet, has decided to postpone the ruling on the proposed .xxx porn domain until the summer.
The .xxx domain was originally approved in 2005, but government bodies, including the American government, have been critics of the domain and ICANN has since rejected the proposal on various occasions.

An independent panel of judges has recently ruled that ICANN's latest rejection, in 2007, "was not consistent with the application of neutral, objective, and fair documented policy." It is therefore up for approval again.

ICANN may choose to not vote at all, and CEO Rod Beckstrom says the public opposition to the domain is still very heavy.

If approved, porn sites can use the .xxx domain, but are not required to do so.

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4 user comments

113.3.2010 8:05

Wow, I would be pissed if I payed $1 million for sex.com only to find out that I could have gotten sex.xxx for $10,000!

213.3.2010 11:54

Gotta get like xxx.xxx and make is like a math site.

313.3.2010 14:10

Hmm... public opposition? Who, the Church? Stop letting morals dictate the future of a domain... just makes them look like fools.

419.3.2010 16:15

I think this is a good idea. It would be soooo much easier to filter out an entire domain rather than a category or individual sites.

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