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new .XXX domains

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Once again ICANN announces the push to forward to create .XXX domains and once again the community (pornographic community as well as internet community at large) must rise up and voice their opposition to this move.

Reasons to oppose .XXX domains

  1. Even though it's sad to realise, but some people believe that being associated with pornography is insulting. Those people and organisations will be forced to do a protective registration of .XXX domain most likely to be associated with their name. Many public figures will be attacked on those domains.
  2. The proposal attempts to eliminate the price cap on the domain name, thus if the site becomes popular, the owners of that domain may find themselves with higher renewal charges with no notice.
    1. Elimination of price caps in one domain can be then used as precident to eliminate them in other domain names (such as .Info or .Org).
  3. No benefit what-so-ever is provided by introducing such a domain. The only questionable cited benefits include ability to censor the Internet and to raise money for the private enterprises which will control the registration process.
  4. Some countries or ISPs may chose to block entire .XXX domain tree either for censorship or economic reasons.
  5. What is considered "Adult content" is not (and cannot be) defined. This will create the problem if some government will start forcing sites to move into .XXX.
  6. Some sites (such as this one) mix pornographic and other (political, social, etc.) content. This creates yet another problem with classification of the material.
  7. Forcing such registrations to the organisation in the USA will yet again give more power to that country to bully others in the world.

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