Will the domain .xxx stop pornography viewing on the web?

I heard it on the news, but can’t find a story onlilne about this, BUT a new domain (.xxx) will be launched this Fall to curb the ‘accidental’ finding of pornography sites.
It was mentioned that pornography on the Internet is a $12 Billion industry.

So, will a new extention curb or encourage pornography viewing ont he Internet?

Actually, I think Both will happen.
Those who want to see it will find it and those who don’t want it, the filters will block it.
However, what about the ‘keywords’ or phrases that might suggest such sites? AND what about sites that DO NOT subscribe to this new extention? They will still be out there.

For example: WIth the breaking news of the Watergate informant…if a high school kid was doing a report onthe subject and 'googled ’ Deep Throat"? I am sure more than just the news story would appear! :eek:

There will still be a lot of .com porn sites (and other non .xxx porn sites). I doubt this will make much of a difference. Maybe fewer squatters will take otherwise legitimate .com domain names, but I doubt it.

It’ll be easier to filter out those sites, but it makes no difference really for those intentionally trying to get it. Would you still go to forums.catholic.org? Not much of a difference eh?

It is just another way for the worldly “powers that be” to make it look like they actually care and are doing something about it, while instead, they continue to embrace the culture of death.

If I understand it correctly, this domain would be voluntary. I think that many, if not most, sites will stay with their current domains. It seems to me that they like the fact that people accidentally find their sites. :rolleyes:

Since there was no option “when pigs fly” I chose Neither or Other.

Very little will change, in my estimation.

Some will be curbed, others will be encouraged; my guess is that it will be an “active equilibrium.”

What makes me curious is when Big Brother inevitably makes progress at micromanaging the Internet, is whether there will be different rules applied to special domains such as this one.

Alan

give me the domain name xxx.xxx:smiley:
but I’m still considering what to put there

[quote=abcdefg]give me the domain name xxx.xxx:smiley:
but I’m still considering what to put there
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Have it re-route you to Catholic Answers, or the Pure Love Club…you can make it so that it pops up with a little message box too…something like “Do you think that your mother would approve?”

It appears that I’m in the extreme minority here, as I’m the first to vote “curb”. While I admit that it will probably have limited effect at first, I believe that it will have some, and that it does lay some important groundwork.

All that has to be done now is for it to be made mandatory for porn sites to use (a year-end deadline would be acceptable - I’m sure that their loyal fans would log-on sometime by then so that they could get the new address :smiley: ) , at which point those sites can easily be avoided or filtered out by the public (or even by ISP’s who don’t care about the bottom line :wink: )

Porn is such a huge part of the internet that anything making it easier to avoid is a good thing, and something that I hope would curb usage.

Still, with peer-to-peer filesharing, usenet, etc… I’m not so naive to think that it can ever be eliminated.

  • Greg

I’m serious here:D will anyone in this forum please register that xxx.xxx domain?

another domain name I’d like to be registered by a Catholic:
protestant.com

[quote=Greg72]…]Still, with peer-to-peer filesharing, usenet, etc… I’m not so naive to think that it can ever be eliminated.
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Oops. That should be “…I’m not so naive AS to think that it can ever be eliminated.”

  • Greg

[quote=abcdefg]I’m serious here:D will anyone in this forum please register that xxx.xxx domain?

another domain name I’d like to be registered by a Catholic:
protestant.com
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Unfortunately protestant.com is already registered to:
Gerald Gorman
33 Knightsbridge Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
US
Phone: 9086960929
Fax…: none The site seems to have nothing to do with religion at all. Also .net, .org, .info., .biz, .tv, and .us are also taken, but protestant.cc is available. :stuck_out_tongue:

As for xxx.xxx, the services I use don’t seem to have them. I did a quick google search and found a place in New Zealand that offers .xxx hosting. It’s a bit pricey compared to what I can offer on other domains. (I would charge maybe $10/year for domain name and $10/month for hosting on a .com, .org, or whatever others I have access to.) They want $39 per year to register the name, and $25/month for hosting, although it’s a fairly decent package. If you pay for a year they get $299.88and include the name registration.

There may be less expensive ones. I’m not sure what you intend to do with that domain name but let me know if you are sufficiently serious to do this. I know one thing for sure; I can’t afford to pay for it but I can help you set it up. PM me with details if you really want to proceed, and we can also look for cheaper service.

Alan

I don’t know that it would encourage people to look at it. They don’t have to try to hard to find it as it is now. The only way I see it curbing viewing would be if .xxx was mandatory and they eliminated the use of -------.com etc. by these pornographers who know they can get traffic by registering common typos of popular sites for people to stumble upon.

I don’t think it’ll have much of an effect on those who wish to view pornographic material. They find it without specific domain names, they’ll find it with them. Six of one, a half-dozen of the other… take your pick.

But one thing it might be beneficial for is to stop kids from accidentally ending up on these websites. When I did an internet search to find a way to mend a torn seam without resewing the entire skirt, I ended up with one of those sites. I don’t know what it had to do with seams, nor did I stick around to find out.

So if parents can program their computers to automatically disallow anything involving “xxx” I can see good effects from it. But anyone who wants to find porn can do so just as easily as in previous time.

I typed in my son’s dads band website and had an interesting pop-up. Had nothing to do with the band at all. My son was 5 at the time-imagine if he’d seen that!

Anyway, anyone know of a good filter as my son is getting older and I don’t want him finding stuff like that.

[quote=AlanFromWichita]Unfortunately protestant.com is already registered to:
Gerald Gorman
33 Knightsbridge Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
US
Phone: 9086960929
Fax…: none The site seems to have nothing to do with religion at all. Also .net, .org, .info., .biz, .tv, and .us are also taken, but protestant.cc is available. :stuck_out_tongue:

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protestant.xxx is ok with me too:p

Yeah right…:rolleyes:

The only thing it will really do is make it easier to block.

It won’t stop because pornography sites always use ways to lure people into their sites. Why do you think many adult sites get caught in childrens searches for Disney movies and the like? Pornography sites are dirty-handed and always will be. It’s about money and they really stop at nothing to get more.

[quote=bogeyjlg]The only thing it will really do is make it easier to block.
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Yes, which will be a great help to parents and businesses. It will also make a person seeking to avoid these sites less likely to go there accidentally (many people at work inadvertantly went to whitehouse.com instead of whitehouse.gov, for example).

I think its a good idea.

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