Sunday, June 27, 2010

ICANN will set up adult-only TLD

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names, ICANN, has agreed to create a new TLD suffix, “xxx”, for “adult entertainment Web sites” (and that’s a euphemism), according to a story Saturday June 26 in the Business Day section of the New York Times, by Miguel Helft, “For X-rated, a domain of their own”, link here.

The religious right fears that the measure will make Internet pornography more acceptable, whereas legitimate web operators fear that it could lead to more censorship and push legitimate but adult-leading content into the XXX category.

Proponents of the measure believe that the measure will, in practice, make it easier to keep commercial pornography away from minors, an original aim of COPA.

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