by July 8, 2010 0 comments

Web Administrators have something to celebrate about after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAN) relented and allowed the .xxx domain to be used by pornographic websites.

For the last four years, ICM Registry LLC which has promised to sell the domain name to adult entertainment websites, had requested ICAN to approve the domain but the agency had denied it by saying it was against the neutral and free spirit.

ICAN, after years of requests, has finally relented and allowed xxx moniker. The domain change has close to 15,000 pre-requests and is waiting for ICAN to sort through the red tape to make it official. The ICM will request for recommendations from the US government and all the website hosted on US soil will sport .xxx domain. However, ICM’s dream will only be realized after October when the ICAN board pens the final approval. The new domain name will come into effect from the 1st of January 2011.

The new domain name might make it easier for network administrators to block these sites at the workplace and the number of keywords will certainly decrease. However, the administrators are still not popping the champagne, the domain name is optional and various websites catering to adult entertainment might still stick to their original domain.

Even though adult entertainment dominates the vast universe of the World Wide Web as far as numbers go, most of them will not sport the .xxx tag and stick to the usual .com

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