June 13, 2012

ACTION: Oppose .porn, .sex and .adult domains!

1. Sign this petition to the governing board of the Internet (ICANN) who is now reviewing the applications for the new porn domains. Goal: 10,000 signatures

2. File an official comment/complaint to the Evaluation Boards with the governing board of the Internet regarding the applications for .sex, .porn and .adult.

They have an official period in which the public can make comments. This public comment period closes August 12. They have made it somewhat complicated to file a complaint, but is IMPORTANT.

  1. Create an account here: https://gtldcomment.icann.org/comments-feedback/applicationcomment/login
  2. Confirm your account by checking email they send immediately
  3. Submit at least three complaints, one against each: ICM Registry AD LLC, ICM Registry PN LLC, ICM Registry SX LLC. We suggest you submit it to the “String Similarity – Evaluation Panel
  4. Type your comment

 

 

About The Issue

I want to alert you to a major new threat today and ask your help to stop it – we can win this!

Morality in Media fought the establishment .XXX Domain for years but, unfortunately, we lost that battle. The .XXX domain was proposed as a place that all Internet porn sites would relocate, making the rest of the Internet porn free. As we predicted from the beginning however, that did not happen. Porn companies did not relocate to .XXX, but instead, the kept their .COM sites and opened additional porn sites on .XXX.

Now, the company behind .XXX is seeking permission to open up three more porn domains, .Porn, .sex, and .adult.

We know that this just means the Internet porn companies will expand to those domains as well and thousands of new porn sites will appear. We are pressing the U. S. Government and Congress as well as the governing agency of the Internet called, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to stop this expansion of Internet porn.

The public does not want more Internet porn!

TRUTH ABOUT .XXX DOMAIN:

– Now, 6 months after the launch of .XXX domain, none of the major pornography websites switched from their .com to a .xxx site. In fact, many porn companies just launched more websites on the .xxx domain. THERE IS MORE PORNOGRAPHY!
– The filters available today do not have problems blocking most of the pornographic websites on popular domains. Switching to .XXX doesn’t make it easier to block (and anyway, no one is switching) because they can block .com sites just fine. The problem is that less that 12% of American homes actually have blocking software.
– Thousands of universities, businesses, politicians and famous individuals have been forced to pay protection money to ICM Registry in order to protect their brand from being associated with pornography. Many of these have had to pay thousands of dollars to ICM Registry, which has made ICM Registry millions of dollars. Now, these brands will have to fork over millions more in order to protect themselves on .sex, .porn and .adult domains.
– One common argument is that Congress can just pass a law to force porn companies to switch to .XXX. Well – 1) it would take a lot of effort to get that law passed and the porn industry, with unlimited financial resources, would work very hard to make sure that didn’t happen. 2) If a law was passed, it would most likely be found unconstitutional for a myriad of reasons. 3.) If the law was passed and was upheld by the High Court, that would mean the US Justice Department would have to enforce it. They would have to go one-by-one and prosecute each porn site on .com in order to force them to move to .XXX and these would likely only have small penalties. The US Justice Department won’t even enforce the existing federal obscenity laws. Plus, if they were going to go after porn companies, they should go after them for breaking Federal Obscenity Laws, not just asking them to move their illegal content to another neighborhood on the web.

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