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Porn industry gets own .xxx domain

2011-09-07 14:50

Miami - Pornography dealers can start registering on the industry's own exclusive .xxx web domain on Wednesday following its approval by an international regulatory body earlier this year, the domain operator said.

The Florida-based ICM Registry, which provides the management and supporting infrastructure for the domain name, has touted its benefits for the industry, customers and those who prefer to avoid online adult content.

".xxx registrations begin with a 50 day Sunrise period that gives businesses both inside and outside of the adult industry an exclusive timeframe to register or exempt themselves," it said.

"Running concurrently, Sunrise A registers interest from the sponsored adult community, while Sunrise B has been specifically designed for companies outside the adult industry" to protect their intellectual property, it said.

The domain, approved by the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) earlier this year, will take its place alongside the better-known .com, .gov, .edu and .net.

ICM Registry said the McAfee security firm will scan the domain for malware on a daily basis, making the websites safer for users, and that having pornography sites concentrated in one place will allow people to more easily chose whether to visit them.

Comments
  • Charmaine Edwards - 2011-09-07 15:27

    I am ashamed of you people doing this, dont our young children have enough filth in this world and now you are doing this, just know that there is a God and you will sow what you reap in this world. Sis on you people with your filthy ways!!

      Hari Seldon - 2011-09-07 15:36

      LOL, i hope your young children aren't going to these websites. That would be very worrying for us

      Brendan - 2011-09-07 15:37

      Ask God to kill the internet then if he is so wonderful.

      CTScientist - 2011-09-07 15:41

      "just know that there is a God" Unsubstantiated ideological position. Could be true. Could be false. Unfair to expect people to live according to your own dogmatic views out of fear.

      Viparo - 2011-09-07 15:41

      Who lit your tampon string Charmaine? Porn sites already exist. Millions of them. This just gives more control over the domains.

      Felix - 2011-09-07 15:42

      Charmaine, they are moving it to one domain so they can control it and it's easier to block from your kids. BTW judge not lest thee be judged, the sky farie has spoken!

      Nepster10 - 2011-09-07 15:43

      @Charmaine don't wory. Its an alignment. xxx is the mark of the beast (Devil). In the last days each and every one shall have their positions those who kill shall continue to kill, those who are rightious shall continue to be righteous.

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-09-07 15:45

      I would rather have it in one reasonably controlled area, than all over the net. You might not like it, but it is already there - all over the place, waiting for some unsuspecting child to type in an innocent phrase for a school project, only to bring up a porn site.

      stephen scott - 2011-09-07 15:56

      your an idiot

      IC1 - 2011-09-07 16:15

      @Viparo: "who lit your tampon string" ROFLMFAO, good 1

      Albo - 2011-09-07 16:30

      @Nepster10 - so according to you, those who watch porn will continue to watch porn??? In the afterlife?? AWESOME!!! @Viparo/Brendan - LOL!!!!!!!!

      Succubus - 2011-09-07 16:52

      Nepster10, Pray tell, how does one derive the mark of the beast from, xxx?

      Bettie - 2011-09-07 17:47

      Dearest Charmaine.... Don't go on about other people's business when just last week I saw you picking your nose... You should be ashamed of your wrong ways!

      Winger - 2011-09-08 09:31

      "www.youporn.xxx" just does not sound right! =)

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-08 10:17

      Apparently the Beast doesn't know how to write, succubus, so he puts a XXX everywhere where he needs to sign his name.

      skeermes - 2011-09-08 10:57

      Stop being a retard Charmaine. With the .xxx suffix on the end of a web URL it will be easier to apply parental control to the content your children browse on the internet... fluffybunnies.xxx is a lot more obvious than fluffybunnies.com

      Succubus - 2011-09-08 11:02

      Mwah!!! xxx :)

  • stephen scott - 2011-09-07 15:56

    Now, who decides what is porn, and what is not? God? there is no porn, there is only art.

      Klip - 2011-09-07 16:17

      So old men sticking stuff into young girls is ART?? I call it SICK!!

      Succubus - 2011-09-07 16:48

      Klip, How do you know that there are old men out there who stick stuff into young girls? ...Pervert!

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-07 18:00

      I've been lead to shock sites by *ssholes on the net before, much like anyone who cruises the net and doesn't just hang around a couple of sites. And i can tell you, there are a lot of things that can loosely be classified as "porn" while clearly NOT being art (except possibly hell). Once seen, IT CANNOT BE UNSEEN!

      JMan - 2011-09-27 08:19

      @ Klip...what about old women sticking stuff into young guys? Is that art? ;)

  • Damian - 2011-09-07 17:20

    Succubus, does your website also end with .xxx ?

      Succubus - 2011-09-07 18:23

      Not yet, but soon it will be possible! :)

  • cromagnon - 2011-09-07 17:37

    @Charmaine Edwards - maybe someone has mentioned it before, but a xxx domain will make blocking porn sites easier, and it will not create more porn sites.

  • DerpyHooves - 2011-09-07 20:20

    It's much better to herd all the adult sites into one domain. At least this way I won't fall victim to "lemonparty.org" or *shudders* "two girls, one cup" ever again.

  • preshen govender - 2011-09-08 07:52

    its about freaking time

  • iWeasel - 2011-09-08 08:19

    Don’t matter how you see religion this is wrong. It is intended for some things too be sacred and be cherished,something is not going to come out of the sky and strike you dead but it WILL have a influence somewhere in your live.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-08 10:16

      And putting it somewhere where it can easily be corralled and managed will make it worse than having it spread all around and basically unmanageable?

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