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  • New .XXX Domain Getting Some “Hot and Bothered”

    The idea of setting aside an Internet domain for adult material has been around for over a decade. but garnered widespread opposition from conservative groups.

    For some, today’s official grand opening of the .xxx domain is the best thing to happen to Internet pornography since it was injected with life in the 1990s, as depicted in the movie Middle Men. For others, it’s a dangerous move that comes with too many negative consequences, some subtle and some severe.

    The idea of setting aside an Internet domain for adult material has been around for over a decade. In 2000 and 2004, proposals were submitted to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), but garnered widespread opposition from conservative groups.

    After ICANN initially approved the domain in 2005, .xxx faced six years of legal and procedural hurdles before getting the final go-ahead in March 2011. Since then the ICM Registry (which polices the domain) hosted an initial closed sale for some .xxx domains, and today they’re available to anyone who wants one, at $60 a pop.

    Read Full Article in USA Today.com

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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