Online porn industry to boycott .XXX domain plans

Protests to be held at XXX domain suffix hearing

Adult industry to boycott planned XX domain suffix

Adult industry lobbying group, The Free Speech Coalition, is to hold protests at an upcoming Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting over the proposed plans to introduce a .XXX domain.

Announcing the plans via the group’s blog Free Speech Coalition Executive Director, Diane Duke, said, in slightly suggestive terms considering the nature of the protests, "There are two ways to defeat .XXX. One, with a BANG, and the other, with a trickle."

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With the ICANN meeting due to take place next week on March 17th, with a public forum to be held ahead of a suspected .XXX domain suffix decision the following day, Duke’s bang would see the .XXX domain never reach launch stages whilst the trickle would see the adult suffix boycotted following launch in an attempt to make it fail to reach the 500,000 domain uptake needed to make the plans viable.

Adding intensity to the upcoming protests Duke’s comments go on to conclude: "Remember, more of these domain names have failed than succeeded, and without the support of the industry it is purported to serve .XXX is history!"

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Via: TechRadar