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Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain
> From [email protected] Thu May 11 12:41:20 2006 > Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 13:40:22 -0400 > From: Alain Hebert <[email protected]> > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > > Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 08:46:40 -0400 > > From: David Farber <[email protected]> > > To: [email protected] > > Subject: [IP] ICANN rejects .xxx domain > > > > Begin forwarded message: > > > > As reported in: > > > > http://abcnews.go.com/Business/print?id=1947950 > > > > ICANN has reversed their earlier preliminary approval, and has now > > rejected the "dot-xxx" adult materials top-level domain. I applaud > > this wise decision by ICANN, which should simultaneously please both > > anti-porn and free speech proponents, where opposition to the TLD > > has been intense, though for totally disparate reasons. > > > > Nick's AP piece referenced above notes that there are still > > Congressional efforts to mandate such a TLD. It is important > > to work toward ensuring that these do not gain traction. > > Why? > > If we can coral them in it and legislate to have no porn anywhere > else than on .xxx ... should fix the issue for the prudes out there. And _that_ is *precisely* "why not". <grin> When you figure out _how_ to accomplish the 'and' part of your statement, *world-wide*, and _how_long_ it would take to do so, *AND*CAN*GET*UNIVERSAL* *AGREEMENT* about what has to be inside the coral(sic), well, then, and -only- then can one consider 'what _useful_ purpose' such a TLD would serve. Note also: attempting to impose additional restrictions on _existant_, registered domains would likely constitute breach of contract. With big liabilities attached -- look at what the hijacking of 'sex.com' ended up costing the registrar that let it happen. Restricting future domain registrations _in_an_exsiting_TLD_ raises a separate can of worms, regarding existing registry operator and registrar contracts.