.XXX Addresses For Porn Sites

Pornographers and their customers soon will have a virtual red light district reserved just for them.

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) approved a plan yesterday to create “.xxx” domain names.

ICANN said it’s working with the ICM Registry to finalize remaining details, meaning the porn-friendly set of .xxx domains should be available by the end of the year.

ICM contends the “xxx” Web addresses, which it plans to sell for $60 a year, will protect children from online smut if adult sites voluntarily adopt the suffix so filtering software used by families can more effectively block access to those sites.

[More: CNet News, CNN]

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