XXX...porn gets a domain

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Re: XXX...porn gets a domain

Postby Brian » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:58 am

The XXX domain idea has been in the works at least since I was in grad school (~ 10 years ago). I think it's a great concept, but because it's not mandatory for adult sites, I think it's going to languish largely unused.

.com is much more familiar to people. That alone is going to make .com sites more valuable, and .xxx domains aren't going to be as popular. And of course, this is going to foster another round of mistaken domains, like we had years ago with whitehouse.com vs. whitehouse.gov. (Yes, I know .xxx is more obviously porn, but never underestimate people's stupidity.)

The main plus side to this is that if it's used, parents, schools, and other institutions that use Internet filters will have an easier time blocking porn, if they choose to. But again, this scheme depends on execution. If the adult sites don't move to .xxx domains, it's not going to do a damn bit of good.
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