Sex and Porn sites get .XXX domain, says ICANN

ICANN has finally give official approval for the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography ".xxx" domain at Brussels. ICM has said it expected the first .xxx domains to go live in early 2011. It said it had more than 110,000 pre-reservations for .xxx domains."During the debate on approval, Icann board members said mistakes […]

ICANN has finally give official approval for the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography ".xxx" domain at Brussels. ICM has said it expected the first .xxx domains to go live in early 2011. It said it had more than 110,000 pre-reservations for .xxx domains.

"During the debate on approval, Icann board members said mistakes had been made in denying approval before now. The denial was "not consistent with application of neutral, objective and fair documented policy".

Some board members said they were personally "uncomfortable" with the decision to approve .xxx but couldn't block it because ICM had followed Icann's rules for setting up a new top-level domain. In February 2010, a panel of US judges said Icann erred in denying the approval of the domain. Icann accepted that ruling and began a public consulation process on whether the domain should be approved.

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