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"Schools nationwide, including The University of Missouri and Washington University, are snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid people making porn sites with their names in the url.

The new .xxx domain will be launched later this year, and before that, everyone with a trademark will have the opportunity to reserve names during what's called a "sunrise period".

Someone is promoting the possible horrors of what could happen as a way to sell these domains, which cost up to $200 dollars per domain per year.

Even though these schools may already be protected from defamation and trademark infringement, they still feel compelled to buy these names."

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The whole .xxx idea was TERRIBLE and seems like a major ploy for some grab-bag money. The damage these potential domains can cause far surpasses their benefit. The only thing it does make easier is blocking a majority of porn sites with webnanny.
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The whole .xxx idea was TERRIBLE and seems like a major ploy for some grab-bag money. The damage these potential domains can cause far surpasses their benefit. The only thing it does make easier is blocking a majority of porn sites with webnanny.

Agree. The only thing this domain change achieves is easier censorship. I'm wondering if there is any enforcement of porn sites using .xxx domains or, to put it another way, is there any incentive for porn sites to use .xxx domains instead of their current ones?
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Funny. Stupid waste of money--they could rake in damages money later...

Will porn sites be forced to have a .xxx domain?
    
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Will porn sites be forced to have a .xxx domain?

Strangely, no. I was researching this a few months back and it turns out porn stars themselves are most likely to take up these domains. Under both their real names and industry names.

Mostly in fear of others making money off their hard work.
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post #8 of 22
The Porn Industry in general is against the .xxx TLD because they believe it provides the ability to censor them.
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Why not make the .XXX domain free of charge?
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Sounds like some of you have this folder on your computers....j/k


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