March 30, 2007

.XXX domain rejected

Via Susan Crawford, the .XXX domain proposal has been voted down.

The [.XXX domain registry] Application raises significant law enforcement compliance issues because of countries' varying laws relating to content and practices that define the nature of the application, therefore obligating ICANN to acquire a responsibility related to content and conduct.

And there was much rejoicing, among everyone except the registry investors who wanted monopoly rents.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on March 30, 2007 07:33 AM (Infothought permalink)
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I don't think that have .xxx would be such a bad idea. I think that it could be used as a way to tell that a site is adult and that would make it easier for parents to control what their kids look at!

Posted by: james kingsted - Domain Inform at April 4, 2007 07:39 AM