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.XXX Domain Names Pass Final Approval

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Despite thinking it was done in June of last year, the ICANN (no, no I can't either) registry has OFFICIALLY approved the dispatch of .xxx domains for use by pr0n sites. *pre-registers fetish site www.bangingdinoassro.xxx*

On Friday in San Francisco, the California nonprofit that oversees Internet addresses gave the green light to the virtual red-light district. The vote comes after several years of clashes and deliberations by the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers.


Adult-entertainment sites will still populate the .com space and every other corner of the Internet. But now, many pornographic sites can also join a specialized domain that instantly telegraphs its content with the infamous suffix. ICM Registry, a Florida-based company that will run .xxx, said the domain's Web sites will be the Internet's most trusted place for adult entertainment: ICM will monitor the sites to ensure that they prohibit spam, viruses and any other illegal behavior. And it says it will use some of the registration fees for an affiliated foundation to promote free speech and combat child pornography.

But the dirty domain has a slew of critics. The Obama administration and some foreign nations say the domain's offensive material will only encourage oppressive regimes to block .xxx entirely.

Eh, I kind of like getting my credit-card info stolen by shifty pr0n sites. And then tracking down whoever's responsible and beating them within an inch of their life. It's kind of a hobby of mine. Some people make model airplanes. I just sniff the glue and make necklaces out of teeth.

Coming soon to a computer near you: Dot-XXX [washingtonpost]

Thanks to Patrick and Ferrous, who are both holding out for the approval of .tits. Ha -- what guy isn't?!

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