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ICANN Finally Rejects .xxx Domain 245

Posted by Zonk
from the at-least-it's-over dept.
stalebread writes "Faced with opposition from conservative groups and some pornography Web sites, the Internet's key oversight agency voted Wednesday to reject a proposal to create a red-light district on the Internet." From the article: "In a split 9-5 board decision, the organisation acted ruthlessly, against its own previous position, in order to put an end to an increasingly difficult and controversial issue - the approval of a .xxx top-level domain. The .xxx registry application has been the focus of enormous political pressure on ICANN for the past six months and was used at one point as a political football in a wider tussle for power within the internet."
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ICANN Finally Rejects .xxx Domain

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  • Re:Good (Score:4, Informative)

    by panthro (552708) <mavrinac@gmaGIRA ... minus herbivore> on Thursday May 11, 2006 @10:42AM (#15308242) Homepage

    1. Pass a law...

    Internet != United States of America

    Problem != Solved

  • by Firehed (942385) on Thursday May 11, 2006 @12:58PM (#15309742) Homepage
    But it's not censorship when your work's proxy blocks *sex*, or when you set up a similar filter on your home router so your kid doesn't find something that eight-year-olds just aren't meant to see. People, think of the chi^H^H^Hbandwidth!

    Honestly though, why's it not censorship until it's easy to implement? Right now it's web filtering, but as soon as you potentially round up all of the filtered material into a single domain, it becomes censorship. Please, world, pull your collective heads from your asses and compare a Google image search for Tiananmen Square from google.cn to one from google.com. That's censorship. From the other side, please go to www.ignorantclodofthemonth.com and buy a shirt or dunce hat. There's probably a pornographic image on the web for every single letter from every post on slashdot ever. Two for "x"s and posts about porn.

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