The .xxx Domain Debuts

7 Dec

The site domain suffix .xxx has been made available for porn sites to register. The registration is entirely voluntary.  It has not been a day since the new website domain officially received the green light and already there are concerns as to how this would work. The main pros of the domain is that it would make the web a safer place to surf around especially for children. Also with a separate domain, potential porn site searchers can now easily browse through choices without scanning through the billions of sites with .com domains. Main worries regard whether or not the system would actually hurt porn sites by making blockage more easier.

When I first found out about the news my initial response was ‘how much porn sites are there that its worth having an entire domain name dedicated to them???’ Aside from my personal astonishment, I do think that this new domain system can be beneficial for all parties. First, parents have less concern over young children accidentally getting scarred for life due to random porn site entrances. Then we have porn distributors who can make themselves known better to new customers who would more likely visit their site whilst browsing under the domain category. Since the choice to register is free, porn site people don’t really have anything to worry about either. So far, so good. We’ll still have to see how this would turn out.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2011/12/07/.xxx-domain-goes-live

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