.XXX Added to Root Servers, Ready to Go Live, Confirms Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) today added the .xxx top level domin (TLD) to the root nameservers.The XXX domain has seen its fair share of problems since it was first suggested. Because of the issues that arose, there was a long 'public opinion' review issued by ICANN and meetings between the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) […]

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) today added the .xxx top level domin (TLD) to the root nameservers.

The XXX domain has seen its fair share of problems since it was first suggested. Because of the issues that arose, there was a long 'public opinion' review issued by ICANN and meetings between the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and ICANN over ICM's "controversial application for approval of a .xxx top-level domain."

The ICM has said that the new domains will only be available to those working within the adult industry and not general public. To that degree, "the contract will require anyone registering a .XXX domain to complete an application process endorsed and overseen by the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR)," and "being that as a sponsored TLD, .XXX domain names will only be available to the adult entertainment industry."

People favoring the domain have said that having a dedicated porn domain will make it easier for parents to filter out adult content in order to protect their children, however this mayn't work unless every dot com moves over, which, according to the contract requirements for .xxx, mayn't be possible.

A few domains has started resolving, such as SEX.xxx and XXX.xxx, with more expected to once DNS propagation has completed.

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