ICANN can do porn, but won't

ICANN can do porn, but won'tThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has once again delayed a long-awaited decision to create an ".xxx" domain name suffix for adult-themed websites.

"An exclusive domain for adult entertainment has the advantage of allowing for greater control over [pornographic] content," explained Stuart Lawley of the ICM Registry, which owns the potentially lucrative .xxx domain suffix.

"In addition, for each web page added to the domain we will donate 10 dollars to finance initiatives to protect children."

According to Lawley, ICM is poised to sell .xxx addresses for $60 each to approximately 500,000 adult entertainment providers.

It should be noted that online porn generates at least $3,000 dollars per second, while the keyword "sex" appears in a fourth of all online searches.

Nevertheless, there are still those in the adult industry who oppose the creation of a specific domain for porn sites.

For example, Diane Duke, director of a porn lobby known as the Free Speech Coalition, believes that .xxx will do little more than effectively "ghettoize" online smut.

"[It] will cost adult businesses millions and compromise the online adult industry. As the industry's trade association it is our responsibility to guard against these types of threats.

"[In addition], the promise [ICM] made to the adult community and allow adult businesses to park their domain names for a nominal fee. However, ICM plans to provide that opportunity for mainstream companies," she added.

Source: TGDaily

Tags: domains, ICANN

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
You can use a security key instead of having a code sent to your phone
 
Adobe says that the AI can now achieve the intended result in seconds
 
A new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2
 
Download and install at your own risk, of course
 
More iPhone parts likely to be produced by Samsung
 
Starting on Friday, video views on YouTube will start to be counted by the Official Charts Company
 
LG has already announced two new V-series members in 2018
 
The method is blocked and the hack doesn’t work, it adds
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (11)