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A drawn out campaign by the likes of ICM Registry to win approval for the creation of a sex domain has finally gone through. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given official approval for the creation of porn Web sites with an exclusive Internet domain that is dedicated to pornography.  The net overseer gave the initial approval for creating the .xxx domain at a conference held in Brussels last week  and a fast-track process will now proceed to finalise setting up the adult-only domain.

Supporters of the decision to create the .xxx domain argue that it will make filtering of adult content a lot easier for Internet users and those who do not support pornography. It is hoped that in the long run it will be easier for porn haters to totally avoid pornographic Websites while porn lovers will also find it easier to consume adult content. Although some others see it as a sneaky way of gradually policing or removing pornography from the Internet.

The next step, according to ICANN, is for ICM Registry to hold talks with leaders of the adult industry in order to gain their backing or sponsorship for the .xxx creation, as is the case for creating new top level domains. If ICM Registry succeeds in convincing adult film practioners, the .xxx domains should go live early next year (2011). Already there are reports of over 110,000 pre-reservations for the .xxx domains.

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How can having an adult-only domain be justified? Do you think adult movie makers will agree with its creation?

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  1. ashwin

    June 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

    they’ve been trying to do that from since 2007 and finally happening? yeah now that’s gonna be really easy to block all the porn sites, in office or any organization.
    i have heard that the price will be US $60/year for .XXX domain.

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  3. Space Game

    July 3, 2010 at 2:08 am

    The parents will also welcome this. Easy to block stuff from kids now.
    Until they reach 18, that is… 🙂

  4. Romantic SMS

    July 6, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Definitely in the long run it will be easy to filter out these sites. However i think that the price is a bit high for these domains, it should be normal so that the webmasters going to create that site should buy it without any hesitation.

  5. Darin Cunningham

    August 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    The porn industry will definitely not be happy with this. Having an exclusive domain means it would be easier to block their sites out. I’m sure they are going to do all they can to put a stop to this.

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