internetheaven - 8:52 pm on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
This has to be THE MOST STUPID decision ever made. The con-artists behind the tld (the ones looking to make millions from it) have managed to convince un-suspecting parents and right-wing nuts that .x x x is some sort of saviour.
The .x x x tld means there will be MORE p*rn on the web. That is ALL it means.
You've just gone and provided an extra tld so p*rn sellers can buy more domains to put their images on. Will every .com, .co.uk, .info, .biz, .cc ... etc. etc. p*rn site remove their content? No. Will any remove it? Unlikely.
All this does is create more p*rn sites and make the sellers of .x x x very rich. I'm disgusted at it being passed and I'm appalled at the stupidity of everyone that fell for the sales pitch.
It would make parental controls so much easier.
To block the .x x x sites only. Not the millions of sites already in existence that will continue to exist. All it will do is block p*rn sites that shouldn't have existed in the first place.
I agree that this is just another money making scheme / PR stunt from ICANN.
It's a company called new.net that gets rich off of this isn't it? ICANN were smart enough the first couple of times to realise that this was a money-making exercise for them and was actually a very, very bad idea. They've only given in to peer pressure from idiots that fell for the PR by the company behind it all.