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Internet overseer Icann has given final approval to the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography.

The move to create a top level ".xxx" domain - similar to ".com" and ".org" - ends a 10-year battle over the virtual red-light district.

Icann gave initial approval last year, but carried out further consultation checks over the application.

It is now poised to sign an agreement with the ICM Registry, which is backing the domain, to make .xxx a reality.

Supporters say the domain will make it easier to filter out inappropriate content.

But many pornographers worry that the move could ghettoise their content. Religious groups have argued that giving pornography sites their own domain legitimises the content.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12793606

Making internet history right there. Just a noteworthy article, not much to discuss, except the issue of if there should be a specific .something-domain for pornography. Or just anything. I mean would we look at a .gun domain for guns or .games for games? Perhaps in the future we'll see something like that, who knows.
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#3
sure makes it a helluva lot easier for parents to block naughty sites from their children.

Not sure how I feel about this, tbh.
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So I will say I suspect Google will be buying a new domain name in the near future.


I could actually see this happening
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#5
this is a mighty blow for children around the world.
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#7
I can't see how this is bad.. but it might be a hassle to get every naughty site using the new domain name.
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Does it say that porn sites are obligated to use this domain?
I would assume so, else they wouldn't to keep visitors incoming.
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#9
I heard about this a long time ago and didn't really think it would happen. I'm fairly surprised.

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#10
Religious groups have argued that giving pornography sites their own domain legitimises the content.


What?? Porn is totaly legitimate. Been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, probably before most religions were established.
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What?? Porn is totaly legitimate. Been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, probably before most religions were established.
Stay away from my titty flicks Jesus.

Maybe we should petition to have religious sites end their own special domain as well?

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Religious groups have argued that giving pornography sites their own domain legitimises the content




But...it is legitimate. And the domain code doesn't really have a bearing on that surely

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What?? Porn is totaly legitimate. Been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, probably before most religions were established.
Stay away from my titty flicks Jesus.

Dude, if anything Jesus would be handing out Playboys in bible class. It's the stuffy old farts throughout the centuries who put a cork in everyone's love-hole.
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.god, obviously.

And if parents found their offspring's history contained a .jew they'd immediately know their child was trying to convert and could take the proper action.

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Dude, if anything Jesus would be handing out Playboys in bible class. It's the stuffy old farts throughout the centuries who put a cork in everyone's love-hole.
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#18
Interesting.
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#19
I wouldn't be surprised if this got even more specific. like .asian.xxx or .gonzo.xxx to further specialize.
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#21
^if that's the case my brother is going to be surprised when he sees .poo.xxx
#22
I haven't thought or read too much about this, but it seems to me that it's only going to make it easier for schools/parents to block the material they want blocked. Anyone else is just still going to go to the same sites.

I don't see how it adds or detracts from the pornography in any way.
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#23
Religion sites should end with .lol or .troll

/pretending to be atheist


Related : I approve of this. Easier to block.
IT should be made mandatory.
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#24
I doubt it'd really inspire too many other specific domains. Porn is just such a large portion of the internet. But anyway, this sounds pretty good. Makes it easier for people who want porn to find it, and for people who don't want porn to avoid it.
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this makes sense to me but i dunno how this'll end up, because with all porn having the same domain wouldn't it be easier to shut down?
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this makes sense to me but i dunno how this'll end up, because with all porn having the same domain wouldn't it be easier to shut down?

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Making internet history right there.


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Religion sites should end with .lol or .troll

/pretending to be atheist


Related : I approve of this. Easier to block.
IT should be made mandatory.

To make anything mandatory you need to have a damn good reason. A bunch of stuffy pricks complaining about their inability to use technology is not a good reason.
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I doubt it'd really inspire too many other specific domains. Porn is just such a large portion of the internet. But anyway, this sounds pretty good. Makes it easier for people who want porn to find it, and for people who don't want porn to avoid it.

Reminds me of the statistic I found that said (if I remember right) that 1/3 of all websites are porn.

and 1/3 of those are child porn ;_;
#32
I live in the US. Is this international?
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this is a mighty blow for children around the world.

It must really suck for them to have such bondage.
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