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Adult Sites May Soon Have XXX Domain Name For Registration


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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN, is now considering adding the .xxx suffix to the list of domains that web sites may register.

The decision will end a decade-long battle for adult and mature content websites to finally have their own “red light” web district.

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The agency, ICANN, had already rejected the application from U.S. company ICM Registry LLC, three times since 2000 – partly under pressure from Christian groups and governments unhappy with the spread of online adult content.

The agency’s board said Friday that it had not treated the application fairly three years ago when it reversed an earlier decision recognizing .xxx, and promised to move swiftly with standard checks.

The adult entertainment industry is worth some $13 billion a year, according to the California-based Adult Video News Media Network.

“I think we could do a million or more. There are several million adult top-level domain names already out there,” he told the AP before the ICANN board meeting.

ICANN acknowledged Friday at a public board meeting that its 2007 refusal to accept .xxx was “not consistent with the application of neutral, objective and fair documented policy.” It agreed to swiftly re-examine the “.xxx” application.

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