[funsec] Here We Go Again: ICANN Revives .XXX TLD Proposal

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Sat Jan 6 13:06:33 CST 2007


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Via Yahoo! News (AP).

[snip]

The Internet's key oversight agency has revived a proposal it earlier
rejected to create an online red-light district, after adding stronger
provisions to prohibit child pornography and require labeling of Web sites
with sexually explicit materials.

The use of the proposed ".xxx" domain name would remain voluntary, but any
porn sites that choose to use it instead of the more popular ".com" would
be subject to the new terms issued late Friday by the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The idea of a separate ".xxx" domain has generated significant opposition
from conservative groups and even some pornography Web sites.

[snip]

More:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070106/ap_on_hi_te/internet_pornography

Props to Bret Fausett, who originally alerted us to ICANN's
intention to reconsider this proposal here:
http://blog.lextext.com/blog/_archives/2007/1/5/2624999.html

More background:
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2005/08/xxx-puzzle-pieces-start-to-come.html
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2005/08/frc-urges-supporters-to-oppose-xxx.htm
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http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2006/06/icm-registry-probes-us-government.html
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2006/05/icann-to-review-xxx-tld-proposal-again
.html
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2006/05/why-icann-was-right-to-reject-xxx-tld.
html
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2006/05/xxx-tld-registry-sues-us-government.ht
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- - ferg

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