Skip to comments.Porn gets - XXX - Web domain
Posted on 03/21/2011 8:41:48 PM PDT by cakid1
Pornography now has its own online domain. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has approved a plan to give big Porn Sites their own domain. The vote in San Francisco this month was to allow porn sites to have the .xxx domain. But Porn businesses can still use .com and other domains too.
Pro-family leaders decried the action. "The addition of this new domain will just make the Internet even more of a moral minefield," said Dwayne Hastings, vice president at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "Anything that further legitimizes pornography as a morally neutral endeavor is not good."
"Pornography is not a victimless crime," Hastings said. "It contributes to prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual assaults. It destroys lives and tears families apart.
Sites to be redesignated : huffingtonpost.xxx & msnbc.xxx
Families can be happy; whatever words they don’t want to think of to filter for their childrens’ internet use, they could ban .xxx. Makes it a lot easier in my opinion. If every single porno site, as well as adult toy site were to be moved to .xxx, then families could rejoice because then it’ll be real easy to monitor what their children are viewing online.
Didn’t somebody say not too long ago that the internet is running out of IP addresses? I imagine this would help alleviate the problem.
This will only work if all the porn sites move to the xxx domain.
IPv6 has already been developed (it’s actually over a decade old now) to replace IPv4. Exhaustion of the original IPv4 space is just about to start (or has already started). That said, IP address and domain names are two totally different things. They don’t necessarily even have to correspond.
Your first point is correct, though. If every porn site were under the .xxx domain, filtering would be incredibly simple.
That only works if all porn sites go to xxx
and they won’t
I am pleased to report that my attempt to access www.freerepublic.xxx got a 404.
Please don’t ask why I tried...
Brings up a very good point, though. JimRob needs to lock up that domain name right this very minute. It'll be snapped up in a heartbeat by some lefty, if he doesn't.
Just pray we don’t get www.helenthomas.xxx.
I don't think even Laz would put that site up .. LOL
I would think that every high profile business is busy tonight locking up their xxx domains to keep them out of the hands of ne'er-do-wells.
This will make it easier to block pornography on home computers and the workplace. That said, is there any guarantee pornography won’t continue to be hosted everywhere else?
Of course not. No one's going to give up their existing domains for this. They'll just add new ones.
>>Brings up a very good point, though. JimRob needs to lock up that domain name right this very minute. It’ll be snapped up in a heartbeat by some lefty, if he doesn’t.<<
Excellent point — thanks for alerting JR.
I am also alerting John so I get points later when we do the points counting thing...
Absolutely. Thanks for remembering to do that.
I think, without some radical restructuring of the Internet, that the web will never really be “safe” for children. If you get all the adult sites forced on .xxx domains in the US, they could still set up shop in any other country.
Even if you could get every country in the world to force them out of their domains, the Internet’s design makes such segregation meaningless. Anybody with webspace can hyperlink to websites on other domains, and even embed content or an entire remote website on their domain. There’s no way to stop that, and to even begin to regulate it would not only be next to impossible, it would be so intrusive that it would be worse than the original problem.
Then of course, there are the non-WWW components of the Internet, such as file-sharing services, where porn is probably second only to illegal music and movies in traffic and availability. Nobody can stop the trade in the more wholesome copyrighted works, even with well funded industry groups leading the charge, and international law on their side. Stopping the porn traffic on those networks seems to be a non-starter.
What a refreshingly naive point of view. I almost believe in fairies again.
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