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A plan to create an internet domain specifically for adult websites will be resurrected three years after it was rejected by internet regulators.
The net's governing body Icann will reconsider the .x x x scheme on 12 March.
Icann had previously given the domain the go ahead in 2005, but reversed the decision two years later amidst protests from US conservative groups.
An independent review recently concluded that decision was unfair and that the plan should be reconsidered.
If I search for teen girls soccer shirt we all know what stuff is going to come up regardless of the domain.
The word #*$! is auto-censored here?
Also, what happens if smut isn't on the .x-x-x extension? Does the owner lose the domain? If so, what would this do to public blog systems? Are they exempt? If so, that alone can make all of this worthless.
You're allowed to keep your .com domain. This is just a ploy by ICANN to make more money with another worthless extension.
There's probably some gray area here, but I guess for all intents and purposes, adult means 'pictures of people's naughty bits'
Forcing anyone to use a certain domain based on content is a violation of the first amendment.
No, I'm onboard with this. By allowing everyone to better define their content in this area, without taking anything away actually gives us better control. I bet the industry would quickly move to this extension on it's own and everyone would be happier.
Forcing anyone to use a certain domain based on content is a violation of the first amendment
Scooting everyone over to this new tld means I could publish this content - because it would be clear that it's not adult related.
I'd buy the .x x x of the same name and 301 it over to the search-engine established .com.
You mean like all businesses use .biz, all professionals use .pro, all government agencies use .gov.ccTLD, etc.?