ICANN Drops XXX Domain

“Adult companies have joined conservative groups in celebrating an Internet regulator’s decision to reject the creation of a domain for adult Web sites.

“[Last week], the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted against the proposal, which would have led to the creation of an .xxx domain suffix for pornography sites. Conservative groups in the U.S., such as the Family Research Council, have welcomed the decision.

“Some in the adult industry are equally happy about the decision. Adult-industry observer Scott McGowan, in an article on the EyeOnAdult Web site, said he “just couldn’t be happier.” He claimed that ICM Registry, which proposed the new top-level domain, was driven purely by the desire to make money.”

Ingrid Marson. Adult Industry Welcomes .XXX Domain Rejection. May 12, 2006.

See also:

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN Board Votes Against .XXX Sponsored Top Level Domain Agreement. (Press Release) May 10, 2006.


Freedom to Tinker. ICANN Says No to .xxx. May 16, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

05/15/2006 at 08:49

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