ICANN allows .xxx domain application to move forward

Jun 28, 2010
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ICANN allows .xxx domain application to move forward

For years, ICM Registry has been petitioning ICANN to allow an .xxx top-level domain specifically for porn sites to be approved. Traditionally ICANN has denied the application for various reasons. Last week ICANN was set to again consider the .xxx domain.

ICANN has this time voted to allow the .xxx application to move forward to the next step of the approval process. The next step will see the applicator go before the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee.

Supporters of the .xxx domain say it would make it easier to filter and recognize porn sites. However, some point out that he lack of any enforceable way to force porn sites to use the .xxx domain means that little is likely to change if the TLD is approved.

via eWeek


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