ICANN approves .XXX red-light district for the Internet

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Sat Mar 26 20:41:25 CDT 2011

On Mar 26, 2011, at 5:28 PM, George Bonser wrote:

>> But do you really believe playboy are going to give up playboy.com?  
> They aren't going to give up Playboy.com but they are probably going to
> have to purchase playboy.xxx anyway.
> What bothers me is that most companies are now going to be forced to
> purchase .xxx domains simply to keep someone else from buying it and
> sullying the company's image.  So it is an instant cash windfall for the
> domain registrars.  
> There was no reason why we needed this.  

But that is an excellent reason why someone would want it.

I was involved in the IETF NEWDOM WG way back in ~1996 and heard all of these arguments then. IMHO this was snake oil 15 years ago, and it is even
more snake oil now. 



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