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Windows 7: BBC News - Decision urged on .xxx porn web domain

09 May 2010   #1
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 
BBC News - Decision urged on .xxx porn web domain

BBC News - Decision urged on .xxx porn web domain
Quote:
Moves to create a web domain for adult content have intensified with the group which has applied for the .xxx address demanding a decision on its fate.
Net regulator Icann (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) - the body which oversees web addresses - has been delaying its vote.
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It gave the domain the go-ahead in 2005 but reversed the decision two years later.
Proponents says that having a .xxx domain will make the web safer.

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"This has been a $7m dollar process, costing us $5m in legal fees and Icann $2m," said Stuart Lawley, chairman of ICM Registry, which has proposed the .xxx domain.
He argues that having a specific address for porn sites will make it easier for parents and others to block access to them.
"One of the requirements of anyone registering a .xxx domain is that the site carries meta-tags that will be automatically picked up by the popular browsers and allow people who want to avoid the content to easily do so," he told BBC News.
{my emphasis}.
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09 May 2010   #2
z3r010

 

TBH I think it would be a good move, it would make blocking lots of porn sites a lot easier.
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09 May 2010   #3
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
TBH I think it would be a good move, it would make blocking lots of porn sites a lot easier.
Agreed
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09 May 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

+3 I agree, also.
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09 May 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Seems like a no brainer to me, I don't know why this hasn't already been done.
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09 May 2010   #6
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

+4 I agree easier to block with such a Domain name
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09 May 2010   #7
Kari

 

Can not undestand why they are stalling? Porn sites are not going away, wouldn't it be better to identify them more clearly?
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09 May 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Can not undestand why they are stalling? Porn sites are not going away, wouldn't it be better to identify them more clearly?

Exactly.
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09 May 2010   #9
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

nobody said the people in charge are wise...I would like them to do it and get it over with already
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09 May 2010   #10
sergiogarcia9

 

Well it would mean a lot of sites would have to move to that new domain extension, but it would be smart, that they only have them on .xxx domains. Doubt it'll happen tho
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