Adult entertainment industry wants .XXX domain extension; ICANN approved it!

Planning to start adult domain? wait few more days, because you may get a chance to own your desired sex domain name. ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) is getting more and more proposal to provide new domain extensions .xxx for adult entertainment industry. Some adult entertainment industry people who want to start adult or porn site have requested ICANN regarding opening/providing .XXX domain name extensions for adult website.

History of .XXX domain extension:

In May of 2004, ICM submitted a proposal to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to delegate .XXX as a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) for responsible members of the online adult entertainment industry and those that supply products and/or services to it (the Online Adult Community or the Community). On 10 May 2006, the ICANN Board of Directors rejected a draft contract governing ICM’s operation of the .XXX sTLD (.XXX). But recently in one meeting at Brussels, they are approved to .XXX domain extensions for adult sites.

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.XXX domain name extension:

They are forcing to provide the .xxx because it helps in protecting children from visiting adult website. It also helps parents to filter adult content on internet by using internet filter software.

The decision is primarily a victory for U.S. company ICM Registry LLC, which has applied repeatedly to be able to register and manage the .xxx suffix.

There are already 112,000 reservations for the new .xxx domain are reserved.

Vote to .XXX: If you think .XXX domain extension may help, then go http://www.iffor.org/ and submit your request to approval of .xxx domain name extension. I have voted to .xxx domain name extension, now your turn.

Visit: Official announcement of .XXX | ICM Home page (who fight 6 years for approving .xxx) | Pre-reserve .xxx domain name

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Karthikeyan - June 26, 2010

the Only problem is now its easy to block .xxx sites in any country! πŸ™‚

google, apple, microsoft… going to buy .xxx and redirect it to their .com domains πŸ™

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    P.K.ARUN - June 26, 2010

    Yes, they may buy their domain name but only to redirect purpose not for using it πŸ˜‰ because .xxx is only for adult industry.

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    Xhamster - August 7, 2010

    Yes, the Only problem is now its easy to block .xxx sites in any country!!

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      Arun - August 7, 2010

      But people know how to unblock it as well πŸ™‚

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Vivek Krishnan - June 29, 2010

I would not prefer .XXX πŸ˜› Moreover, I doubt if it really will help in protecting children because I am sure they can find some way to bypass it.

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    P.K.ARUN - June 29, 2010

    Of course, but it brands adult industry and some adult filtering software can now easily filter adult sites. And more over, if all adult sites move to .xxx extension then child visiting accidentally to pron site may avoid.

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