Fate of New Top Level Domains to be Decided Next Month

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d3v

Those in the domain name industry will tell you that introducing new domain extensions is just a money spinning exercise for ICANN. It does not in anyway help make the Internet a better place. All it does is force trademark holders into making defensive registrations in these new Top Level Domain (TLDs) names. That is it forces companies into registering their trademarks, including their brand names and common mistypings, under these new TLDs to prevent other people from grabbing them first and misusing them. It also encourages speculators who automate the whole process and register 1000s of generic names most of which just sit there with no developed website. The whole process is just one large scam!

 

 

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Wily_One

Having the .xxx domain is all well and good, but since there is no mechanism to force adult sites to use it, it's really not going to matter in terms of filtering, blocking, etc.

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Crum.Nathan

I've been hoping for something like a .xxx domain that would make it easier filter out domains that would not be family friendly. This would help those site get better publicity by having an explicit extension that lets those who frequent them know what they are there for and easier for those of us who want an easier worry free way to avoid them. Although I suppose it would be pointless unless it was mandatory for the adult sites to register under those domains.

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Crum.Nathan

I've been hoping for something like a .xxx domain that would make it easier filter out domains that would not be family friendly. This would help those site get better publicity by having an explicit extension that lets those who frequent them know what they are there for and easier for those of us who want an easier worry free way to avoid them. Although I suppose it would be pointless unless it was mandatory for the adult sites to register under those domains.

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bikerbub

i personally think that .nyc is a bit iffy, but the others seem good. you can devide the internet into two main segments by implementing the .xxx domain, and by using domains like .movie, provided that they are welll publicised, could mean even more worthwhile categorizing of websites, away from the current norm of www.anyrandombswebsite.com.