There’s a two sided view of this .xxx Top Level Domain.

On the one hand, if it were passed and most, if not all, pornographic
sites were to occupy that TLD then it would make it easier for parents
to block because filters could be set up to drop all page requests to
.xxx domains.

On the other hand, there is the idea that creating a specific TLD for
porn is actually giving it some legitimacy. Obviously the best thing to
do would be to shut down the porn sites, however since we all know that
isn’t going to happen in this world as it is now, then we have to decide
if we’re going to try fencing it off in it’s own ‘digital ghetto’. And
there’s also the freedom of speech aspect as well.

In spite of what some might say, it’s hard to say which is the better
way to go on this.

New
Vote on .xxx Internet Address Nears

Billosaur writes "ICANN is once more set to vote on the creation of
the .xxx Internet address. Though the proposal has been voted down by
ICANN’s board twice before the group behind those previous proposals
resubmitted after they ‘agreed to hire independent organizations to
monitor porn sites’ compliance with the new rules, which would be
developed by a separate body called the International Foundation for
Online Responsibility.’ Once more the proposal has led to
pornographers and religious groups finding themselves on the same side
of an issue, the porn industry worried that the domain would lead to
government controls, the religious groups worried it would make access
too easy and allow porn to expand even further onto the Internet."




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