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ICANN kills .xxx

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by mcfox, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. frankm

    frankm Active Member

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    #21
    is this directed at me? My point is: chinese websites should be at *.cn, and if you don't like what china has to say to you, don't visit *.cn sites. simple.

    let us not start a political discussion; sex is for all of us! regardless your political or religious believes.
    SEMrush
     
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    #22
    I would love to get the .travel domains, , looks like godaddy has the .jobs for $119 a year, I'lll bet blow.jobs is already taken
     
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  3. frankm

    frankm Active Member

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    #23
    
    $ whois blow.jobs
    No whois server is known for this kind of object.
    
    Code (markup):
    damn.
     
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    #24
    I would like to express my opinion.
    Whether it is .xxx or .God, it is Internet related not religion related.
    Yes, religion, can certainly try to clean up things. Especially the vast porno on Internet. Then they should aim at that, not extentions.

    BTW, did any group protest against the bunches of guys that came to make sex with 13 year old kid, as shown in NBC live program few weeks ago. Did any group do that? I did not hear anything, did you?

    Gamehouse
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #25
    and there you go. reason #1 why the .????'s are stupid and pointless. Why would a porn site confine themselves to .xxx when lots of blow.jobs sex.travel prostitutes.jobs porn.jobs sleepwith.kids are open and available.
     
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  6. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    #26
    There's no point arguing about who might have caused the about-turn. The fact is there was more than one Government expressing concern, not simply the US.

    It may require some further thought on the part of those who determine the internet's structure and protocols before such a big step can be taken. It might appear from where we sit that the .xxx was a decent idea but from a technical point of view, it might not be so good once you get into the details.

    Here's an example. Suppose .xxx went ahead and the porn was there. Great! Porn blocking is now 'easy'. Not really. Set up safesurfinghere.com, frame up some pages and pull in the content of reallyfilthysmut.xxx. Who's gonna know? At least for a while anyway.
     
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  7. brk

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    #27
    It would only have given porn some new space (and domains) to expand.
     
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    #28
    Why should irresponsible actions of some to hurt everyone else, why does new extention have to "confine" anyone.

    Nobody is saying we shouldn't have .travel domains because people with travel sites will still use .com domains and "confine" themselves to .travel

    What type of reason is that?

    Couldn't someone just use reallyfilthysmut.biz ?

    I don't really understand your reasoning.
     
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  9. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    #29
    Yes they could and I think you do. I was making a point and giving an example that even though the idea was to try to drive all of the world's internet porn into a single .xxx extension, it would be very easy to bypass it by nothing more complex than a simple framed page.

    Presumably the idea of .xxx would necessitate the policing of the other extensions after a period of grace to transfer the industry over. This would no doubt be followed by international laws forbiding porn being hosted on domains using the standard extensions in existence at the moment. No surprise that various Governments are scratching their collective heads wondering how to deal with it.
     
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    wrmineo Peon

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    #30
    I liked the idea.

    From a marketing perspective it seems like it would have given "that industry" an avenue to better attract that type of audience.

    From a parenting perspective, it seems like it would have been easy enough to simply block all .xxx domains and create a nice filtering process to stop "some" of the trash from being accessed by wandering eyes.
     
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  11. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    #31
    I liked the idea too. Much easier to make sure I didn't em, inadvertantly stumble upon naughty stuff.

    I do wonder though, if the industry itself was worried about the possibility of being herded onto a single extension apart from the rest of cyberspace which would then leave them as a sitting target for taxes or closure?
     
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    wrmineo Peon

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    #32
    IF the TLD were to have come into existence, I think it should've been a voluntary migration, and even free, to the .xxx. I think there's enough pervs in cyberspace that they would've in fact benefitted by moving over as it would be easier for people to find them, while from a CRM perspective, they would have gained some respect for making it easier for people who don't want to see that stuff avoid it altogether.

    However, I am sure that there were many in the industry that didn't want to be herded because they wouldn't be able to perform their tacky popups and viral marketing techniques.

    Awesome discussion mcfox!
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #33
    What a terrible precedent to set. Talk about imminent domain going crazy. Um, your site needs to have a .???? extension now. Move it or lose it.

    Then comes along a .SHOP domain, and all ecommerce sites are told the same thing. ICANN or someone else could very well say - you applauded when we did it to .xxx, now its your turn.
     
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    wrmineo Peon

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    #34
    That's not at all what I was suggesting ... I think you missed the keyword of voluntary maybe?
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #35
    I did not miss it at all. When no one chooses to make the change, when does voluntary become forced? No business, in its right mind, is going to give up a domain name its spent years (possibly) branding, marketing and engraining in their customer's mind.

    If you make a .xxx domain, you aren't going to have it sitting with a million new sites, but the biggest ones choosing not to make one for long. At some point, those bigger porn sites would have to move to make the goal complete.
     
    lorien1973, Dec 3, 2005 IP