Is the .xxx internet domain name going ahead?

9 March 2010

SFW_P0rn

We're warned when we're about to view some Ryvita dry, crappy government site with a handy .gov.uk suffix, so why not filth? Well, there is a plan to create a specific domain for filth-peddling websites.

It's looking like it'll be .xxx which was first put forward three years ago but was rejected by internet regulators, Icann (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

The governing body will reconsider the .xxx scheme on 12th March.

Initially, Icann had welcomed the domain with open legs back in 2005, but then chickened out after a bunch of protests from US conservative groups. No-one should ever listen to those idiots, should they? They think everything is immoral... especially three consecutive x's in a domain name.

"If the contract is signed, we could be selling names by the end of the year," said Stuart Lawley, chairman of ICM Registry, which put forward the plans for .xxx and would sell the domain names. "Those that do want to see it can; those that don't can filter it out," Lawley added.

Apparently, an arbitration panel at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution ruled that the plan should be revisited. It's hardly surprising it got the go-ahead as the panel was made up of the muckiest buggers of all - retired judges. I bet they were all wearing fishnets under their trousers and had tangerines secreted up their backsides. Or am I thinking of someone else?

This news comes as the sex.com domain, often described as one of the most valuable internet domain names, comes up for auction. It'll be sold on March 18th and will have a starting price of $1m (about £670,000). It'll surely go for much more than that?

[BBC]

TOPICS:   Technology

14 comments

  • Will
    LOL at the picture :')
  • Nobby
    It'll make more money for the domain sellers. I don't really see the point, unles all porn websites have to have the .xxx domain extension. And nobody can police that, so it won't have any affect at all.
  • Maude
    ...And the registrars will probably charge some ridiculous annual renewal for this "specialist" TLD and nobody will end up registering them for this reason.
  • Maude
    P.S. I love the picture too. :-)
  • dunfyboy
    I didn't know Spidey's webs were made of spunk. Thanks for the informative article.
  • Amanda H.
    why not .cum?
  • Jack
    That picture...... LOL
  • Increase S.
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  • Jack
    Isn't there a comedy on Youtube done in the same editing style as that pic?! I've seen a clip from it, but can't remember what the video is called
  • Amanda H.
    yes jack. click on my name above.
  • Klingelton
    @Jack If there is, guess what im doing when i get home from work!
  • Amanda H.
    ffs google "diesel xxx"
  • Andy D.
    It's HERE http://www.bitterwallet.com/late-night-commercial-break-whats-going-on-here-then/1815
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