A Look at Website With .XXX Domain Extension


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses, is getting increasing pressure to decide on a proposed move to create .XXX domains for adult content websites.

Pundits however continue to question: how ‘Adult’ should one website be in order to qualify under this domain?

ICANN considered the .xxx domain proposal for many years, consequently approving and declining plans to restrict sexually explicit sites to one common domain. Some argue it is a the best way to filter out adult or to actively restrict adult sites to a certain web traffic, other web experts say it is too hard to implement since there are no concrete guidelines on how to categorize sites as adult, and still others argue that it is a rule that is against freedom of speech.

A look at .XXX Domain Extension

I am personally hoping though that ICANN will decide on .xxx domain name proposal, having .xxx will give parents and educators an easier way of restricting kids on getting to these adult sites online. But since these adult p*rn sites creators and administrators have a rather “large” market range nowadays, creation of .xxx will not guarantee that they will move from .com domain extension.

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Currently, there are no known agencies who manage the World Wide Web for possible offenders. Consider for example the case of Steve Jobs’ growing concern for his company Apple, and its high efforts to ensure safety and keep relevant contents on its App Store. However, even after so much effort in restricting contents available in its App Store, a concerned group still criticized the presence of too many sexually explicit contents in the famous online shop.

With the high irregularity of these rules, ICANN cannot simply implement them without seriously considering the wastefulness of it all. Without stable rules on how to actively single out sites with adult content, it will never work. One of my best examples would be sports illustrated, on a yearly basis it releases its swimsuit covers, most of us would probably agree that this doesn’t qualify as adult. However, there certainly are a number of web users who see things differently.

Also acting web police would simply be a futile effort for ICANN, in reality there will never be any adult p*rn police out there. Domains such as .xxx will be a very good avenue for adult site owners and the adult industry would surely thrive on this. This doesn’t reflect however that we are free of .com p*rn, chances are .com adult sites will still be very much available for people who will have restricted access to sexual or p*rn sites.

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