ICANN Rejects Creation of ‘.xxx’ Domain

ICANN Rejects Creation of ‘.xxx’ Domain
ICANN defeated a proposal Friday to give adult websites their own “.xxx” domain. Many in the adult-entertainment industry and religious groups alike had criticized the plan, which the Canadian government also warned this week could leave ICANN in the tricky business of content regulation. The 9-5 decision by ICANN’s board came nearly seven years after the proposal was first floated by ICM Registry LLC. It was the third time ICANN has rejected such a bid. Paul Twomey, ICANN’s chief executive, who had described the proposal this week as “clearly controversial, clearly polarizing” abstained from the vote but did not say why.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/03/24/1174597921741.html

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