20 Mar '11, 2am

Domain '.xxx' approved for Web porn sites

Domain '.xxx' approved for Web porn sites

Members of the adult entertainment industry oppose a plan to create a separate Internet address for porn websites. -- PHOTO: AP SAN FRANCISCO - ON FRIDAY, the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet's naming system, approved the creation of a red-light district online for pornographic websites. It follows a decade-long battle over such a name. The uproar over the idea has brought together unlikely bedfellows. Religious groups argue that giving adult websites their own corner of the Internet legitimizes the content. Pornographers worry it will ghettoize their sites. Although it's meant to be voluntary, they fear governments could try to mandate the domain's use, so that pornographic content is more easily blocked. Diane Duke, executive director of the adult entertainment industry's Free Speech Coalition, sai...

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