June 14, 2012

Mashable: Should Domain Proposals for .Porn, .Sex Be Rejected?

Mashable
June 14, 2012

An anti-porn group is opposing a series of porn-related suffixes that could potentially be added to the Internet’s top-level domains, including .porn, .sex and .adult.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns top-level domains to sites worldwide, announced on Wednesday a list of domains that have been applied for that could be added to the existing list that includes “.com” and “.gov.” But the Morality in Media organization is petitioning to reject the request to introduce the porn-related domains, arguing that it will encourage more pornography on the web.

Morality in Media wants supporters to ask President Obama and Congress to also oppose the domains. Since last night, 1,000 people have already signed the petition.

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