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Re: ICANN Will Create '.xxx' Porn Domain

Dan Lanciani (
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:27:40 EST (Rick Merrill) wrote:

> Dan Lanciani wrote:

> (Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press) wrote:

>> ICM believes the domain would help the $12 billion online porn
>> industry clean up its act, as those using it must abide by rules
>> designed to bar such trickery as spamming and malicious scripts.

>> It's a shame we can't have rules like that for existing domains ...

> Why the fuss about "domains"?

Yes, that was exactly the point of my (sarcastic) comment. How can a
new domain name make the previously "impossible" regulation possible?

Dan Lanciani

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Well, it's not what they _call_ the new
domain; it's the rules they set up and demand that people follow
therein. They could call the new domain '.xxx' or they could call the
new domain '.edu' or whatever. Its the squeeze which is put on the
domain registrars by ICANN (or which the domain registrars voluntarily
put on themselves) which counts. Here is where ICANN is falling short:
they have such an interest in being politically correct and attempting
to satisfy one and all -- instead of a more draconian 'take it or
leave it' attitude -- that they wind up pleasing almost no one. PAT]

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