New Zealand's Porn King Says .XXX a Waste of Time

New Zealand’s porn king Steve Crow has spoken out against the proposed .XXX generic Top Level Domain saying it is a waste of time in a 3 News report.
The report quotes Crow as saying that unless regulations force porn sites to change to the .xxx domain it will have a negligible effect on filtering, as adult content will remain in existing domains.
“The new domain could make it easier to filter pornography, but it is a matter of moving all pornographic content to the ‘.xxx’ domain,” says Mr Crow.
The application for the .XXX gTLD by ICM Registry has been controversial with ICANN turning down the application, allegedly with American government interference. In February 2010 an independent review of the application for .XXX by the ICANN Independent Review Process voted two to one to advise the ICANN Board to reconsider the .XXX gTLD at its next meeting.
The review panel found that ICANN’s handling of ICM Registry’s application to run the .XXX top level domain violated ICANN’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, as well as international and California law. It should be noted that the holdings of the Independent Review Panel are advisory in nature and that they do not constitute a binding arbitral award.
The .XXX proposal was considered by the ICANN board at their meeting in Nairobi in March. The board directed ICANN’s CEO and general counsel to finalise a report of possible process options for further consideration.
It has also been universally condemned by the adult industry with most recently Mike South, who describes himself as “a gun-totin’ libertarian pornographer” accusing ICM Registry of bribing “key adult-industry members and organizations for support.”
In a letter to the editor of The Independent Florida Alligator, South says there is no support whatsoever for a .XXX gTLD within the adult industry and questions ICM’s motives, apart from wanting to make money. South goes on to say ICM Registry “has no background and no affiliation with the very industry that this TLD would affect.”