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Happy Birthday, .XXX — Too Bad Nobody Likes You

14 Dec

Ideally, a birth is a joyful event worth celebrating; whether it be the birth of a living creature or an idea.

The tragic reality is that many births are less than enthusiastically welcomed.

The December 6, 2011 birth of .XXX is a sad case in point.

Other than ICM Registry, who is genuinely excited — in a positive way — about the fact that .XXX is now available for sale to the general public?

Ouch.

This kid is going to grow up strange, assuming it lives long enough to grow up at all.

– Darklady

Opinion: XXX domains an obvious failure

(Mashable) – Is it just me or is the ICANN plan to corral online porn going terribly wrong? We already have reports that universities are snapping up XXX domains in an effort to get ahead of porn pranksters who want to besmirch a few good online names with smut.

I guess this turn of events was obvious to anyone with half a brain…

Read more here.

.XXX: The Hottest-Selling Unwanted Domains on the Web

Companies that have no interest whatsoever in Internet porn are lining up to purchase .xxx domains to protect their brands in what may be shaping up to be a debacle for ICANN. The group Morality in Media has even appealed to Congress to pass legislation that would give companies a say over the use of their names in the adult entertainment domain without having to buy protection…

Read more here.

ICM Registry / Go Daddy – .XXX – Denied My Trademark!

Today I received this from Go Daddy:

We are contacting you regarding your application for the domain name: DNFORUM.XXX

Unfortunately, we have been informed that your application has been determined to be invalid. Please be aware that the application fee is non-refundable…

Read more here.

Morality in Media Wants Congress To Make It A Crime To Register A .XXX Domain Matching Any Domain In Any Extension

Morality in Media (MIM) has called for Congress to make it a crime for anyone to register a domain name on the .xxx site that is registered on another domain without the consent of the owner of the other domain name.

In a statement, MIM President Patrick Trueman said, “Nearly every company in the world, every blogger, and the holders of any domain name must fear that the ICM Registry will allow their good name to be trashed on the .XXX domain unless they pay this ‘protection money’ to ICM Registry and its affiliated registrars.”

Read more here.

Morality in Media Calls for Federal Investigation of ICM Registry and All Involved in XXX Domain

News that the .XXX Domain is going live today caused Morality in Media to call for an investigation of ICM Registry, the company behind the .XXX Domain, for possible violations of federal laws prohibiting distribution of hard-core obscene Internet pornography.

Read more here.

 
 

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