No Kisses for ICANN’s Approval of .XXX Internet Domain Name

FRC Blog
March 21, 2011

 

At a March 18 meeting in San Francisco, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the creation of a “top-level domain” — .xxx – for sites dedicated to pornography and obscenity.

As PCWorld put it, “ The adult entertainment industry now has a home on the Internet: It’s called .xxx.”

The Family Research Council has opposed the creation of the .xxx porn ghetto for years, and we are profoundly disappointed that this measure was approved …

I realize that this is not a subject with which many readers will be familiar.  Technical issues like this can really have the feel of “inside baseball.”  Here are a three articles that will help the reader get an idea of the major problems with .xxx.  Jan LaRue, an attorney who used to work at the Family Research Council, wrote this piece for Human Events in 2005 (“Will the Department of Commerce OK a XXX Internet Domain?”) pointing out many flaws in the .xxx concept and policy proposal.  Also, Bob Peters of Morality in Media has set forth his organization’s objections to .xxx in this news release (“Why a XXX top-level domain won’t work”) from June 2010.   Pat Trueman, then of FRC in 2005 now at Morality in Media, wrote this article (“.xxx Would Legitimize Porn”) in USA Today opposing the .xxx domain.

Read full article here.

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