ICANN Lisbon: ICANN to decide if pornographic Web sites to have own ‘.xxx’ domain

ICANN to decide if pornographic Web sites to have own ‘.xxx’ domain (AP)Pornographic web sites could have a virtual red-light district if ICANN agrees Friday (30/3) to a proposal that would create a “.xxx” Internet address aimed at making clear what content is adults only. ICANN has already rejected similar proposals twice since 2000. ICANN plans to vote on whether to approve the domain name for voluntary use by porn sites after a week of meetings and public forums in Lisbon, Portugal, focusing on if it could help keep objectionable material away from underaged eyes or promulgate censorship of free expression. The Canadian government has raised objections relating to a ‘.xxx’ domain name may inadvertently leave ICANN in the business of content regulation, “which would be inconsistent with its technical mandate.”

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