Porn Domain Plan May Be Back In The Works

March 9, 2010

(ChattahBox) – The plan to create a new domain name specifically for adult sites has been revived after a review found that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ decision to turn over the original ruling was ‘unfair’.

ICANN had previously approved the .xxx domain for adult and pornographic sites in 2005, but overturned the decision based on an outcry from conservative groups.

An appeal was called, and an investigation found that the decision to overturn approval had been biased and unfair.

ICANN has now said that .xxx is back on the table, and that the decision will be made officially on March 12 of this year.

“If the contract is signed, we could be selling names by the end of the year,” Stuart Lawley of ICM, the group that created the .xxx domain, said.

“Those that do want to see it can; those that don’t can filter it out.”

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