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Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

.[censored] would be another good domain, lol
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

I have to agree. While it may seem like a grand idea to have a .xxx domain in the end it will be quite useless. There is no way to enforce compliance especially across all nations around the world.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:35 PM

I think it would be a nice OPTION to have a novelty .xxx, but to use as a form of police? no.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

I dont see this as being about blocking. I remember the old days of the net, where a search for "car parts" would show sex sites! Thankfully that has passed (unless you are really into cars!). This tool would allow sites to elect to modorate themselves. Think of the pluses. Suppose Google Bing et al got on board. A_Random_pornsite.com could keep its .com as a 'clean' redirect, then host its full content at 'a_Random_pornsite.xxx'. This would (if they played along) help them to keep or improve their google/bing/etc ranking, and make it easier to plice the areas where this content is not wanted - schools, libraries, the office (okay, so it is *wanted* there, but shouldnt be!). Of course it couldnt be enforced, but done right, it would be self-enforcing. And even though it would not be used by all porn sites, it would help.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:33 PM

Ever heard of proofreading? It's something journalists do.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:36 AM

Please proofread before posting. I see multiple errors.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:54 AM

It should exist period, enforcement wouldn't be necessary. It is actually a huge huge plus for the adult industry. A former co-worker / friend of mine runs an adult site, and he is actually wanting this. He says it would be easy for google / bing to add a search only .xxx option to refine / improve search results for his customers. Also while he would keep his .com and .net he would make them a click through redirect. He is pushing for it cause he can simply add to complainers that he is hosted in the .xxx domain and here is how to block his content. He spends thousands of dollars a year fighting off groups that want to remove his content from the web. They make him validate legal records and do all sorts of things. When he has the .xxx domain then he gains the extra barrier of being able to easily have his content blocked. All the net nanny's want it as well. Will allow them to easily block a large section of results, and better maintain what should or not be seen. Now I know nothing says can't have hotlegs.com .net .xxx .porn

But you can cross lookup and if they have a .xxx block it, and an Adult site that doesn't pick up the .xxx domain will be hurting as someone else will step on their domain rights by taking hotlegs.xxx and getting free site hits, till hotlegs ask for the domain, and well at that point guess what hotlegs.xxx exists and you can do cross reference checks. So .xxx would allow for hotlegs.com to be blocked as well.
If hotlegs.com is not an adult site and they sell leggings, then it becomes a bit tricker. As they will not want the .xxx domain, but probably should buy it but put a certain text line or flagger for search engines / net nanny's to know they don't deal in porn.

Is the system fool proof, no would it provide a bunch of options to easily self monitor yes.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:47 AM

View Postmtcoder, on 07 May 2010 - 04:54 AM, said:

It should exist period, enforcement wouldn't be necessary. It is actually a huge huge plus for the adult industry. A former co-worker / friend of mine runs an adult site, and he is actually wanting this. He says it would be easy for google / bing to add a search only .xxx option to refine / improve search results for his customers. Also while he would keep his .com and .net he would make them a click through redirect. He is pushing for it cause he can simply add to complainers that he is hosted in the .xxx domain and here is how to block his content. He spends thousands of dollars a year fighting off groups that want to remove his content from the web. They make him validate legal records and do all sorts of things. When he has the .xxx domain then he gains the extra barrier of being able to easily have his content blocked. All the net nanny's want it as well. Will allow them to easily block a large section of results, and better maintain what should or not be seen. Now I know nothing says can't have hotlegs.com .net .xxx .porn

But you can cross lookup and if they have a .xxx block it, and an Adult site that doesn't pick up the .xxx domain will be hurting as someone else will step on their domain rights by taking hotlegs.xxx and getting free site hits, till hotlegs ask for the domain, and well at that point guess what hotlegs.xxx exists and you can do cross reference checks. So .xxx would allow for hotlegs.com to be blocked as well.
If hotlegs.com is not an adult site and they sell leggings, then it becomes a bit tricker. As they will not want the .xxx domain, but probably should buy it but put a certain text line or flagger for search engines / net nanny's to know they don't deal in porn.

Is the system fool proof, no would it provide a bunch of options to easily self monitor yes.


So, you're all for forcing many, many companies paying more money for another TLD? So, your friend wants a .xxx domain. Good for him, how about the smaller people who can't afford the inevitably inflated price? How about sites like WalMart who will be forced to pay for a .xxx so no one else could use WalMart.xxx?

This also will not help in any way to stop kids from seeing porn. Sex.com and Sex.net are owned by two different people. Who's to say Sex.xxx will be the same person? So if we block the .com and .net because there's a .xxx then WalMart suddenly can't do business because it got the .xxx so it couldn't be misused. But if we just block the .xxx then Sex.com is still accessible.

So all we've got left is an added advantage for ranking porn sites. Well, Google doesn't work that way at all. Maybe Bing or Yahoo do, but any advantage that may give is eliminated by the massive amount of non porn sites that will register a .xxx just to make sure their names don't get abused.

The only advantage to adding a .xxx domain will to be ICANN getting more money.

To resolve this issue, I propose adding a .fam domain and giving control of that one to the people complaining about all the porn. That way they can determine what is family friendly, block the rest and my Internet doesn't get affected. It would solve all our issues. They just need to create their own walled garden, not wall our garden and force what they don't want out.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:59 AM

chronno that is a great idea and would probally be easier then what they are wanting to do
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

View Postchronno, on 07 May 2010 - 05:47 AM, said:

View Postmtcoder, on 07 May 2010 - 04:54 AM, said:

It should exist period, enforcement wouldn't be necessary. It is actually a huge huge plus for the adult industry. A former co-worker / friend of mine runs an adult site, and he is actually wanting this. He says it would be easy for google / bing to add a search only .xxx option to refine / improve search results for his customers. Also while he would keep his .com and .net he would make them a click through redirect. He is pushing for it cause he can simply add to complainers that he is hosted in the .xxx domain and here is how to block his content. He spends thousands of dollars a year fighting off groups that want to remove his content from the web. They make him validate legal records and do all sorts of things. When he has the .xxx domain then he gains the extra barrier of being able to easily have his content blocked. All the net nanny's want it as well. Will allow them to easily block a large section of results, and better maintain what should or not be seen. Now I know nothing says can't have hotlegs.com .net .xxx .porn

But you can cross lookup and if they have a .xxx block it, and an Adult site that doesn't pick up the .xxx domain will be hurting as someone else will step on their domain rights by taking hotlegs.xxx and getting free site hits, till hotlegs ask for the domain, and well at that point guess what hotlegs.xxx exists and you can do cross reference checks. So .xxx would allow for hotlegs.com to be blocked as well.
If hotlegs.com is not an adult site and they sell leggings, then it becomes a bit tricker. As they will not want the .xxx domain, but probably should buy it but put a certain text line or flagger for search engines / net nanny's to know they don't deal in porn.

Is the system fool proof, no would it provide a bunch of options to easily self monitor yes.


So, you're all for forcing many, many companies paying more money for another TLD? So, your friend wants a .xxx domain. Good for him, how about the smaller people who can't afford the inevitably inflated price? How about sites like WalMart who will be forced to pay for a .xxx so no one else could use WalMart.xxx?

This also will not help in any way to stop kids from seeing porn. Sex.com and Sex.net are owned by two different people. Who's to say Sex.xxx will be the same person? So if we block the .com and .net because there's a .xxx then WalMart suddenly can't do business because it got the .xxx so it couldn't be misused. But if we just block the .xxx then Sex.com is still accessible.

So all we've got left is an added advantage for ranking porn sites. Well, Google doesn't work that way at all. Maybe Bing or Yahoo do, but any advantage that may give is eliminated by the massive amount of non porn sites that will register a .xxx just to make sure their names don't get abused.

The only advantage to adding a .xxx domain will to be ICANN getting more money.

To resolve this issue, I propose adding a .fam domain and giving control of that one to the people complaining about all the porn. That way they can determine what is family friendly, block the rest and my Internet doesn't get affected. It would solve all our issues. They just need to create their own walled garden, not wall our garden and force what they don't want out.


Are you serious? You realize that the most used tld domain names are only $10 right? The more expensive ones run in the low hundreds range. Even if ICANN is super stingy, is it really too much to ask WalMart (or any other entity half worried about their name being used) to fork out $200? Or are you just concerned that the pimp down the street will have to cut into his profits a little to get a new domain... ? From what I've heard, the porn industry makes a bunch of $ and can afford a domain name - that one little annual cost will be far cheaper than the stripper they take pics of!
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:39 PM

They need this as a regulatory medium. I really don't think it's necessary. The motivational factor involved is simply a grab of the adult industry pie. I honestly don't in reality think anyone can absolutely stop kids from getting adult material if they wanted to. Only moral upbringing can stop that. Every new idea is always challenging, it might also be a new opportunity "IF" implemented properly
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