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XXX Top Level Domain May Still See Use 265

Posted by Zonk
from the turnaround dept.
eldavojohn writes "The contract between ICANN & ICM Registry has just been revised for procedures on using the .XXX TLD. ICM is saying that the domain should be readily available for registration as early as this summer. This means that parents will most likely have an easier time protecting their children from these sites and these sites will be more tightly regulated and easier to scrutinize by authorities. ICM also mentioned the collaboration with International Foundation for Online Responsibility."
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XXX Top Level Domain May Still See Use

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  • Re:I call dibs on... (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 07, 2007 @09:11PM (#17502732)

    Yeah, the smart thing to do would be to auction them off. Or offer them to the owner of the .com, .net, .org addresses first.

    It's a litle sad that a few idiots are going to make a shitload of cash just because they can hit "Buy" first."

  • by khasim (1285) <brandioch.conner@gmail.com> on Sunday January 07, 2007 @09:13PM (#17502746)
    Instead of opening it up like that, anyone who has a .com should be allowed to register the .xxx version at the same price as their .com address.

    There, no "gold rush". Even though it probably means giving up some profit, it's the right thing to do.

    There may be some cases where .com, .org and .net are all registered to different people and they would all want the .xxx version. In that case, I'd recommend a simple lottery.

    But all of this is stupid anyway. The Internet is more international now. We should be dropping new 3 letter TLD names and sticking with .us etc.
  • by Quzak (1047922) on Sunday January 07, 2007 @09:21PM (#17502828)
    Yes, they would prolly use their .com as the front door for their .xxx

    Enforcement is gonna be fun, I can already see the violations of free speech and censorship happening already.
  • Re:Not gonna work (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Ironsides (739422) on Sunday January 07, 2007 @09:44PM (#17503018) Homepage Journal
    All the porn sites are going to do is redirect the .xxx domains onto their established .com domains. There has to be some way to force porn off the .com TLD.

    I'm gonna take a wild guess at something for this. However, it would require blocking software.

    No sane operator of a porn site is not going to register their .com/.org/.net sites in the .XXX domain. So, what software could do, is check the .com/.org/.net site and see if it resolves the same as the .XXX domain. If so, then you would know that it is most likely a porn site.

    Basically, the .XXX domain could provide a nice crosscheck for a lot of sites.

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