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[ NNSquad ] As predicted -- .xxx TLD is all about money, not "helping the Net"
As predicted -- .xxx TLD is all about money, not "helping the Net" http://j.mp/TZWBfx (Guardian) "Instead, according to a new analysis by MetaCert, a web-blocking firm, the .xxx domains contain just 0.56% of the sites that it has to block to create a "clean" web - while the original .com, .net, and .org domains contain 83.32%, 8.13% and 0.9% of the relevant domains respectively, adding up to 92.35% of the total that it blocks. Meanwhile a surprisingly high number of pornography sites - around 26% - are located in the Netherlands, and the countrywide .nl suffix hosts 2.41% of the pornography found by the company ... Major companies have questioned the benefits of .xxx, feeling it was necessary to preserve their brand by defensively buying .xxx domains and not using them. Meanwhile pornography businesses have been less quick to buy them because they would be too easy to filter out. Many search engines automatically filter out searches containing ".xxx" on their default "safe" settings." - - - As predicted ... the .xxx gTLD, like most of the new gTLDs coming from ICANN, are really almost entirely about extorting money via protective registrations. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad