Universities Buying Up .xxx Domains To Stop Porn Sites Showing, Once Again, That .xxx Is A Pure Money Grab

from the .xxx dept

For many years, we've pointed out that the introduction of new top level domains (TLDs) has always been more about the cash grab than anything reasonable. The whole point is to get a bunch of companies to pay up to buy theirdomain.tld, just to prevent others from squatting. And now that .xxx is around, the same thing is happening... even to the point that Universities and colleges are buying up .xxx domains to keep them away from porn sites. Of course, this is a total waste of money, but various schools feel they need to do it. In the end, it seems like these new TLDs come across more as a protection racket than anything else. You feel the need to buy them... or run the risk of someone else "doing something bad" with them.

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    xcountrytransplant, 18 Nov 2011 @ 5:09am

    .xxx

    I may catch some flak for this, but I remember a few years back, in order to protect kids, I think it was the Bush admin wanted to create a kid-friendly domain. That just seemed stupid and backward to me, I think that creating a .xxx domain would be much more effective to that end because it would automatically provide a filter for adult content--schools could just block sites with .xxx and it'd be more effective

    Regardless, I agree with fellow anonymous cowards--if you go to a .xxx site, you aren't doing it because you want to view information about the campus.

    Well, maybe you do want information, but not the kind you get at a .edu...

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