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Do You Agree With a New .xxx Domain For Porn Sites?

Do You Agree With an .xxx Domain For Porn Sites?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), which is the governing body overseeing web domain names, has been stalling on a proposed .xxx domain for porn sites. In 2005, it gave the domain the go-ahead, but reversed its decision two years later. Now, .xxx supporters are asking for a decision, saying that the domain will make the Internet safer, since it allows users to block the domain. And, any site with a .xxx will carry meta tags, so a user could be warned if they happen upon an adult site accidentally.

The reasons for the reversal and now stalled vote are slightly murky, some claiming it was politically driven. And in February, a US court decided that the reasons behind the initial reversal were wrong, paving the way for an .xxx approval. Amid all of the fuss and controversy, there is still no date set for an official decision. What do you think?

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cherryblossom cherryblossom 5 years
so ive been googling for years and years now and i have never accidentally come accross a porn site, you can totally tell when its porn you just have to read the information before you click on it..and on the other hand i don't think that for me personally if i had any kids they would have any bearing on this situation because a) i would not let me child go on the internet by themselves until they were atleast teenagers i don't think its appropriate for children to use the internet.. i would make my children get their information for projects from books, like the good old encyclopedias we all used when we were kids there is no need for small children to be on the internet at all its not made for them b) for the adults who should be using the internet.. calm down will you its just porn, if you stumble accross it accidentally your eyes are not going to burn out i dont personally think its a big deal.
KadBunny KadBunny 5 years
I'm for it. It's convenient (for those who wish to find and avoid :P) and it's kind of funny.
gd101 gd101 5 years
i think its a great idea. it will help us get the accurate information we need, instead of coming across a porn site.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 5 years
I think this is a great idea. I remember my teacher in 8th grade saying a story about a little girl googling "hello kitty" and a bunch of porn sites coming out.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
I absolutely agree, that way we don't stumble upon any porn sites when we are searching for something innocent. There are plenty of names you can type in and they turn out to be porn.
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