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Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain
On 5/11/06, Robert Bonomi <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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>
There have been at least three generations of proposals for .xxx 1 - In the early days, before ICANN's coup, while there was still active discussion about how to manage the DNS, there were proposals to create .sex and/or .xxx to sell to porn sites, and some of the alt-root types succeeded in making some money doing so. 2 - A few years ago, some US prudes proposed creating a .xxx to exile all the porn sites too, and at some point proposals were made to ICANN to create it. 3 - Shortly thereafter, other US prudes who weren't in the loop heard that there was a proposal to have *pornography* on the *internet*, and got upset and tried to ban .xxx. Tree-structured hierarchies are so much fun - there's inherently the potential for a power struggle for ownership of the root, and it's quite easy for the tree to absorb competitors or be absorbed by competitors (e.g. foo.altrootgang1.altroots.net. or microsoft.com.icannroot. both work, though the former annoys fewer people.) And Peter says he's working with Joe Baptista, so he doesn't need Jim Fleming to make his net.troll quota for the month :-) (Joe may be a troll, but he's done some *really* impressive trolling, particularly involving fax machines and the Canadian government.) -- ---- Thanks; Bill Note that this isn't my regular email account - It's still experimental so far. And Google probably logs and indexes everything you send it.