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Internet to have .XXX Suffix for Porn Websites

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Like the other domain name extensions such as .com, .edu, .in, .net etc. you may soon find .xxx extension on the web. According to a report by ET, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which supervises the whole Internet on behalf of the Government of United States is about to decide on the creation of new .xxx top level domain (TLD) obviously, for the websites with pornographic content.

The ICM Registry Inc. is the company behind .xxx registry. In recent years, ICM has faced number of rejections from the ICANN’s board for the consideration of .xxx extension. The company has requested 2 top level domains which are .kids and .xxx stating the purpose to be child safety on the Internet. Reportedly, ICANN is about to agree on .xxx registry later today.

Internet to have .XXX Suffix for Porn Websites

The adult entertainment industry has been dominating the Internet since its foundation. According to the Stats of Internet Pornography the high percentage of internet searches and downloads are related to porn. Pornography websites are increasing at a rapid pace. With such pace .xxx TLD could become one of the largest domain name repositories. Imagine a world with .xxx websites exceeding the number of .com websites.

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Although, most of the players of adult entertainment have agreed on .xxx but not all, some still oppose saying that .xxx would invite censorship and may harm their business. Also they reason the exclusion from generic domains will affect their business.

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Vardaan
Founding editor at IndianWeb2, he's been writing at IndianWeb2 since 2007. Apart from blogging he had a professional career of software developer, Ux developer and search engine marketer in past. His vision of IndianWeb2 has been laid down so as to showcase, encourage and propagate Indian startups, innovation and entrepreneurship ideas.

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