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Old 04-01-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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ICANN rejects the creation of an .XXX domain for the third time

An international agency today once again rejected the creation of an .XXX domain for web sites that contain adult content. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted down the proposal by ICM Registry LLC in a 9-5 vote -- ICANN is responsible for managing the domain-name address system for the Internet. The latest vote marks the third time that ICANN denied a proposal for a universal .XXX domain.

"[The] decision was the result of very careful scrutiny and consideration of all the arguments," said Dr. Vinton Cerf, ICANN chairman.

One of the members disclosed that he voted against the .XXX domain because it would not be able to keep children from being protected by adult content. A "large part of the community thinks that if we approve dot-xxx, all that material ... will magically move into dot-xxx, and therefore children will be protected, because it will be easy to filter. That, in my opinion, is not going to happen," said Roberto Gaetono, an ICANN board member.

Another member of the ICANN board criticized the agency for being too timid when it comes to expanding and working with controversial topics. Similar arguments took form when the comittee voted against the top-level domain last year.

The .XXX registrar, ICM Registry, Inc., filed a lawsuit against ICANN last year after the March 2006 rejection. ICM has publically announced it will likely pursue further legal action against ICANN in the wake of this newest announcement.

If the proposal clears ICANN in the future -- which is unlikely -- the .XXX domain would be available on a voluntary basis. ICM Registry will be able to submit a new proposal to ICANN for the next round of applications.
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I personally find this to be really stupid. They just took away the ability for parents/companies to set ONE blocked TLD and get almost everything blocked, rather then install 10,000 pop-up blocking programs.

I don't see the reasoning behind voting this idea down. ICANN, like any other organization, is full of idiots.
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pretty much.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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This makes me boil inside. As you said, this could have done a great amount of good for security, but some idiots at ICANN don't know anything. Anyways, why are 14 people deciding the name of my internet?

Additionally, this really upsets me:
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A "large part of the community thinks that if we approve dot-xxx, all that material ... will magically move into dot-xxx, and therefore children will be protected, because it will be easy to filter. That, in my opinion, is not going to happen," said Roberto Gaetono, an ICANN board member.
COOL ROBERT, YOU THINK IT WON'T HAPPEN. But can you say why? Can you give insight or analysis? No! He just says it won't happen! He has no evidence or proof to why it won't!
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They can't force all the porno sites to move to an xxx domain guys...
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They can't force all the porno sites to move to an xxx domain guys...
Exactly, the kind of people who create porno popups do it on purpose so wouldn't move to a .xxx domain
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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Exactly, the kind of people who create porno popups do it on purpose so wouldn't move to a .xxx domain
True, the pop-ups won't be, but the MAIN site, the DOMAIN site, will be. And that's the point. This is probably one of the best methods of blocking pornography from schools and homes, yet, "it won't happen" is the only justification for it? WTF? ICANN is full of idiots.
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But they can't force all porn sites to move to xxx domains. So it doesn't matter.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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But they can't force all porn sites to move to xxx domains. So it doesn't matter.
Exaclty, if anything it just promotes pornography by saying lets devote a whole new angle of the web to it
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