March 20, 2011

Despite objections, .xxx OK’d for Internet domain names

The red-light district got a green light Friday when the international group that oversees Internet names voted to include “.xxx” as a top-level domain …

“The establishment of a .xxx domain would increase, not decrease the spread of pornography on the Internet, causing even more harm to children, families and communities, and make ICANN complicit in that harm,” said Patrick Trueman, chief executive of Morality in Media and former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

“There is no evidence that the public wants or needs this domain,” said Mr. Trueman. “In fact, each time this idea has been proposed it has been overwhelmingly opposed by the public and governments throughout the world.”

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