ICANN has announced what has been discussed, proposed, rumored and knocked down for years – an official digital “Red Light District” for the internet.
A couple of months ago, ICANN introduced the .xxx domain extension – targeted towards Adult content. The idea has been met with resistance, confusion and the usual ICANN criticisms. Even if it really does get off the ground, it will take years to have an effect. Supposedly it’s already LIVE, but we aren’t sure if that’s true since we can’t get any to any sites. We think by “LIVE” they mean they are taking reservations and will turn it on and open it up to the public for registrations and access, just as soon as network infrastructure and registrars are prepared. (more…)