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Pre-order a .xxx domain name today

Will the new .xxx domain clean up the internet?

Web hosting company Daily.co.uk has announced that you can now pre-order domain names from it with the adult-only suffix .xxx. These domains ‘are to be rolled out through several “pre-registration” and reservation phases starting for Daily, with pre-ordering now available.

The preliminary ‘Sunrise’ reservation phase starts in September and lasts 30 days, and is open to ‘trademark holders that meet membership requirements of the XXX community, trademark holders not in the XXX community who wish to protect their trademarks (blocking www.theirname.xxx) and also owners of existing pornographic websites recognised by the IANA.

A further phase scheduled for ‘Oct/Nov 2011’ will be called ‘Landrush’ and will be open to ‘any member of the XXX community to register any other domain.’ General release is slated for December this year and prices will start at £49.99 per year to £199.99 per year, depending on the phase of purchse.

The .xxx domain name suffix is a controversial topic for many, as it’s seen by some to legitimise something that shouldn’t be an accepted part of society. However, Daily.co.uk managing director Abby Hardoon says that ‘Although many may find pornography on the web distasteful, it remains a part of the Internet industry and the founding idea of the .XXX suffix was to try and group together all of the adult websites under this new extension and thus help control access to these websites more easily.

‘Unfortunately today, pornographic material can be set up on any domain suffix (.com, .net etc) and it’s not uncommon that a simple typing error may mean ending up on a pornographic website by mistake.
’ Yeah, ‘by mistake,’ sure…

Do you think the .xxx will clean up the adult entertainment industry online, or is it too little too late? Let us know in the forum.

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Stonerd 11th August 2011, 14:45 Quote
Harder to access accidentally? or simply easier to find? This won't clean up the adult entertainment industry online, I'd be willing to bet there are a lot of adult production companies that would actually want to avoid the .xxx association with their business. I'm interested to see how this pans out...through independent 3rd party research of course....
NuTech 11th August 2011, 14:59 Quote
Anyone else see this?

http://i.imgur.com/iF0Rr.jpg

I think he's about to bone an orangutan. Should someone warn him? :?:?:?
Canon 11th August 2011, 15:08 Quote
Quote:
Abby Hardoon says

There is a joke inside my head trying to fight it's way out..
Black Tiger 11th August 2011, 15:09 Quote
"managing director Abby Hardoon says"

hardoon - LOL



i'll get my coat........
kenco_uk 11th August 2011, 15:14 Quote
Easier to block.
ch424 11th August 2011, 15:20 Quote
Quote:
‘Unfortunately today, pornographic material can be set up on any domain suffix (.com, .net etc) and it’s not uncommon that a simple typing error may mean ending up on a pornographic website by mistake.’ Yeah, ‘by mistake,’ sure…

I once did a presentation about the programming language Python at work. At the end, one of the questions was "what's the documentation like?" So I merrily typed "python.com" into Firefox, only to find that it was a pron site, and the language is based at python.org. Luckily the audience found it funny rather than appalling...
tonyd223 11th August 2011, 15:38 Quote
bom-chicka-wah-wah
Arkanrais 11th August 2011, 17:29 Quote
I think it's about damn time the .xxx domain came about. Too many prudes trying to police the internets so porn doesn't get on it, which is like commanding the tide not to come in. Porn will happen whether people want it to or not.
IIRC prostitution is one of the world's oldest professions and porn has been doing the rounds since before the intenet became the intenet.
this makes it easier to spot and block porn sites, which makes it easier for parental control to be used, and harder for people to lie about their porn habits at work or on govenment/work issued PCs/laptops.
V3ctor 11th August 2011, 17:38 Quote
hum... I'm gonna make a www.callofduty.xxx and then redirect all traffic to www.BF.xxx
sakzzz 11th August 2011, 17:40 Quote
With the markets down... Seems like a good investment ;)
SchizoFrog 11th August 2011, 17:54 Quote
From the main title on website main page:

'... get your pron-themed...'

Ooops. Were you a little distracted?
Arghnews 11th August 2011, 18:33 Quote
Sounds like a good idea. Hopefully those explicit sites see it as an advertising boon, a way to be found easier by the user, and they can also be contained far easier than today, simply block the domain .xxx from the comp you don't want to allow that kind of thing on.
Dedlite 11th August 2011, 19:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
From the main title on website main page:

'... get your pron-themed...'

Ooops. Were you a little distracted?

Err, no. 'porn' became 'pron'; the story goes than the l33t community adopted the 'pron' word from the mistyped 'porn' - the same as 'teh'.
John_T 11th August 2011, 20:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dedlite
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
From the main title on website main page:
'... get your pron-themed...'
Ooops. Were you a little distracted?

Err, no. 'porn' became 'pron'; the story goes than the l33t community adopted the 'pron' word from the mistyped 'porn' - the same as 'teh'.

I thought people used it so it wouldn't get blocked by or set off web filters...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Article
...it’s not uncommon that a simple typing error may mean ending up on a pornographic website by mistake.’ Yeah, ‘by mistake,’ sure…

You say that, but I remember looking for a help website for overweight policemen once: GreatBigBobbies.com - I tell you what, one wrong keystroke and it all went sour... :)

Seriously, I do remember someone at work once (many years ago) trying to see if Crystal Palace had started a website - he got a horrible shock! Followed by never-ending pop-up screens he couldn't shut down...
K404 11th August 2011, 20:51 Quote
Do the websites have to host pronograpic material?

I'd be vaguely amused by having my own .xxx website for non xxx content and i'm SURE XFX want a .xxx website too.....
confusis 11th August 2011, 23:47 Quote
bo.xxx/y ?
Mentai 11th August 2011, 23:52 Quote
I don't think this will work, more likely to have legitimate businesses buying out .xxx domains so that no one can make a porn site with their company name than have it all shift over from the dot coms.

I accidentally typed .com instead of .co.nz when I was trying to enter a competition for butch petfood once. Accidents do happen! They can be unpleasant.
Xir 12th August 2011, 10:06 Quote
I don't see a benefit. Why would a company use this over .com?
Easier to find? comeon, it's not the phone book
Easier to block? yeah that's just what you DON'T want.
No real benefit, so meh.
Blazza181 12th August 2011, 15:54 Quote
Just thought I'd say, you can still get www.disney.xxx

If anyone is interested...
penryn 2 hertz 13th August 2011, 03:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by K404
Do the websites have to host pronograpic material?

I'd be vaguely amused by having my own .xxx website for non xxx content and i'm SURE XFX want a .xxx website too.....

"is the missus nagging you" well visit ( www.xfx.xxx) get something your GF can play with 2 lol...
PureSilver 13th August 2011, 21:08 Quote
sex.xxx is still available? Cybersquatting looks attractive.
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