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Internet Porn To Get ‘.xxx’ Domain

You’ve heard of “.com” and “.org.” Joining them soon will be their bawdy cousin: “.xxx.” On Friday, the board of directors of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet’s naming system, approved the creation of a red-light district online for pornographic websites. It follows a decade-long battle over such a name. The uproar over the idea has brought together unlikely bedfellows. Religious groups argue that giving adult websites their own corner of the Internet legitimizes the content. Pornographers worry it will ghettoize their sites. Although it’s meant to be voluntary, they fear governments could try to mandate the domain’s use so that pornographic content is more easily blocked/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you think it's a good idea to have an ".xxx" designation for Internet pornography?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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