Skip to comments.'.XXX' Domain Name Under Consideration Again
Posted on 01/19/2007 11:30:21 AM PST by lpeterboyd
'.XXX' Domain Name Under Consideration Again
By Nathan Burchfiel
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
January 19, 2007
(CNSNews.com) - The organization in charge of approving Internet domains has reintroduced a controversial proposal to create a domain registry specifically for pornographic content.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in June 2005 approved the creation of the ".xxx" domain. But in May 2006, the organization voted against a contract with domain distributor ICM Registry, in part because of outcry from conservative family groups.
Since then, the ICANN and ICM Registry have worked to revise the terms of the original contract, adding policies aimed at prohibiting child pornography, requiring content labeling, prohibiting deceptive marketing and prohibiting unsolicited marketing.
ICANN began accepting public feedback on the revised contract on Jan. 5 and conservatives have relaunched a campaign to prevent its creation.
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The pornos will never allow it because people will be able to block access to the sites.
I am so disgusted with the lack of decent tools to control kids online. An entire generation is being distracted from doing their work because we can't get tools to block Myspace, youtube and AIM that work. The operative phrase is "that work".
The ACLU will fight it on the legal theory that there will be no consensus possible on what crosses the line from art to porn. I think they are wrong. I think that a system does not have to be perfect, and I would expect websites could be allowed to appeal. I think it would be great, especially for making it easier to write web-browsing filters and protect the youth.
Why would the "conservative family groups" oppose this? It seems that they'd be all for putting all the "adult" places under one domain which you could then easily block.
But the article attributes the opposition to conservative pro-family groups.
I would favor the idea enthusiastically if there could be some way to require that all pornographers to register under the .XXX domain name. As you said, that would give people an easy way to block porn sites.
Did you read the article?
I have often asked for an explanation by anybody of the position of the conservative family groups as in
"But in May 2006, the organization voted against a contract with domain distributor ICM Registry, in part because of outcry from conservative family groups."
That position has always been mind-bending illogical to me!
Do you think - for one minute - that all the porn sites now at .com and .net will all go away and happily move to .XXX-ville?
Porn sites like whitehouse.com will NEVER EVER leave such a lucrative address.
And if given the chance to increase their filth though .XXX, and stay at .com, then you know they will.
.XXX is a bad idea. It will only increase the number of porn websites.
Bet me five whole dollars.
Do you seriously think that kids (and others) won't be trading IP NUMBERS within two days of such a move?
The domain name is translated into an IP number, and that's how the computers actually communicate.
(1) How will it increase the number of porn sites?
(2) Why does it matter if the new sites are identified by the .XXX domain?
.XXX is a bad idea. It will only increase the number of porn websites.
Which is it?
Logic and common sense isn't your strong suit, is it.
Just the fact that ISPs would be able to choose to block all XXX sites for their customers will simplify things enormously for people who prefer not having to deal with it at all. And it expands individual choice.
Which is easier to block as a list on a server? IP numbers or multiple names assigned to a specific IP number?
1. I have a porn site at .com and now I have one at .XXX. I've doubled my # of porn sites. This will happen at millions of sites.
2. If there are no .XXX sites, then fine it won't matter. But if this new domain is opened up for porn, then guess what. More porn will infiltrate the internet. Block it if you will, but will that detract some pervert who will view it, and then molest some child?
.XXX is a bad idea.
So you believe .XXX will benefit everyone?
I want to see a Walla Walla Washington domain. Dot www.
Should have been done years ago.
But if people think that having their kid's computer set up to block *.xxx is going to work, I'm betting against it.
Oh, it might prevent a few accidents, like if Whitehouse.com was forced to move to Whitehouse.xxx, but that's about it.
Although I worry about kids getting to porn sites, I am more worried about porn sites using common addresses to lure people into porn sites like the people who used to run whitehouse.com used to do. Your kid mistypes "microsoft" and suddenly he is awash in porn.
Move the porn off the main hallway.
Tell me about it.
We have a sporting goods store in our area called "Dick's Sporting Goods" (it's a chain). My wife wanted to order something they didn't have in the store and went to www.dicks.com. It was NOT the site she was looking for, and of course it was one of those that immediately launched a whole slew of other windows. LOL
It's been kind of a funny story to tell though. At least it wasn't the kids.
My kids computer only allows them to use permissable websites. I have to give permission. It's a pain tho. And they can get on my computer which has no such limits.
All I want to do is be able to say "no porn" but the porn industry hates that idea. Imagine that.
Why do they need XXX? Doesn't .org stand for orgasm?
The ISP's nameserver can easily block DNS lookup for all .XXX domains. It's simple, one entry and all the .XXX domains go away for that ISP's users. It doesn't stop everything -- or even that much, but it is something.
Sure, you can still get to the site through it's IP address, but finding the IP will take research.
Personally, I think the objection from the right is that .XXX domains legitimize online pornography. Once there is a porn domain, porn has been sanctioned as an official and accepted part of the net.
Oh, I know you love this topic...
Because they live in a fantasy world and actually think they will somehow be able to make all the naughty pictures magically go away. It's like being against sending troops to Iraq because you want to just nuke 'em all.
Nonsense. Two different names can, and often do, refer to one and the same site.
Once again, I'd like to thank these idiots for helping to save me from myself.
The best solution would have been to reserve a range of IP addresses which would allow routers to efficiently block access (at least until the kids figured out how to configure their web browser to use a proxy server). An IP-based solution would also withstand the inevitable court challenges, in my opinion. But it's too late now.
This is to go with the new .zzz domain for especially boring sites.
I'm certain that such a TLD-based requirement would be struck down as unconstitutional, based on the previous rulings. But a law requiring porno sites to be restricted to a numerical range of IP-addresses might stand a chance. It could be a sort of IPv6 "red light district" that could be blocked efficiently.
Because they live in a delusional world where they think they can make porn go away. By having the .xxx domain, it means there will be more porn and that must be opposed at all costs, even if it has no real effect on the big picture of internet porn as a whole.
Sounds a bit like blaming the victim to me
The problem is that blocking a specific IP address would not be effective. And since porn sites are often hosted by legitimate web providers, blocking ranges of IP addresses is likely to block access to sites you actually want to visit.
Plus, the management overhead would be burdensome. Better to each proper behavior, IMO.
My daughter (who was 11 at the time) and I went online to look for accessories for her MyScene Barbie and when we googled it a whole list of porno sites came up as choices. That really scared me silly.
and that is the issue here - who decides, who FORCES, a particular site to be placed into the XXX domain. the government?
Just look at FR, some people here think Hooters restaurants are "porn". Does their website get forced to the XXX domain?