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XXX Porn Domains Approved; L.A.-Based Adult Industry Not Happy

It's coming.

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Good news for porn hounds. Maybe. You now have your very own domain. Kind of how the White House has .gov. You have .xxx.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the folks who control such things, gave a green light to triple-X this week.

It looks like it will be a virtual red-light district for you adult-content fans. Sort of like what Amsterdam is for cannabis connoisseurs. Except that ...

... the L.A.-based porn industry isn't happy. Some of their folks were protesting outside the ICANN board meeting in San Francisco today.

Porn!

Porn!

You see, the adult business thinks that .xxx will ghettoize porn online and might even inspire governments to try to push such content there.

And with an such an identifiable suffix, government, school, library and even mom-and-dad filters would more easily be able to filter out smut. (Bad for business).

No, the porn kings are happy with .com, .net, et. al.

Diane Duke, executive director of the Free Speech Coalition, the industry's lobbying arm, stated:

... They (ICANN"s board members) have disregarded overwhelming outpouring of opposition from the adult entertainment industry - the supposed sponsorship community - dismissing the interests of free speech on the Internet.

Interestingly, Fox News (surprise) opines that .xxx could increase your exposure to smut (not that there's anything wrong with that) because the porn biz will still be able to hang on to it's .com domains (for now):

... This expansion does not mean that pornographers would be taken out of their regular ".com" domains. So now they can lure your children with 'playwithcarly.com' and 'playwithcarly.xxx.'

So lock up your laptops. Or not.