We’ve fought the establishment of a .XXX domain for decades, but, unfortunately, lost that battle with the launch of .XXX in 2011.
The .XXX domain was proposed as a place to which 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, instead keeping their .COM sites and opened additional porn sites on .XXX. The company behind .XXX, ICM Registry, has sought permission to open up three additional porn domains, .PORN, .ADULT and .SEX.
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. In addition, thousands of companies, universities and individuals are being scammed into paying protection money so their brand and identity is not tainted with pornography. For example: The University of Michigan, Disney, and churches have been forced to pay thousands of dollars to ICM Registry so that they can stop others from stealing their name to make porn sites.
We are pressing the US 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!
The Truth About Porn Domains
Many think that these domains will solve the Internet’s porn problem. While this is a logical conclusion, it is far from true.
- Now, nearly 2 years after the launch of the .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! Not only is there MORE, but you can be sure it will be EVEN MORE DEVIANT than what is currently available in the mainstream.
- 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 filters can block .com sites just fine. The problem is that less that 12% of American homes actually have blocking software.
- One common argument is that Congress can just pass a law to force porn companies to switch to .XXX.
- 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.
- If a law were passed, it would most likely be found unconstitutional for a myriad of reasons.
- 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.
- 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. Learn more about federal obscenity laws here: WarOnIllegalPornography.com
- Thousands of universities, businesses, politicians and 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 other porn domains.
Morality in Media (MIM) has called for an investigation of the ICM Registry — the company behind the approved .XXX domain and the proposed new porn domains — “for violations of federal laws that prohibit the distribution of hard-core and obscene Internet pornography.”
Attorney General Eric Holder needs to investigate the ICM Registry, the company behind the XXX domain and proposed porn domains .PORN, .SEX and .ADULT, for violations of federal laws that prohibit the distribution of hard-core and obscene Internet pornography.
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