ICANN grants .xxx but delays opening domain gates

AFP: The group in charge of Internet addresses on Friday opened the door for websites ending with “.xxx” but delayed deciding whether to open the floodgates for other suffixes.

War on Illegal Pornography Coalition Opposes the Establishment of .XXX Internet Domain
The establishment of a .xxx domain would increase, not decrease the spread of pornography on the Internet, causing even more harm to children, families and communities, and make ICANN complicit in that harm,” said Patrick Trueman, CEO of Morality in Media and former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division.

DomainNameWire: 25 Adult Webmasters Protest .XXX at ICANN Meeting
Protesters held signs with .XXX inside a ‘no’ symbol and chanted various slogans against the approval of the domain name. Among their complaints: they’ll have to pay $60-$70 per domain, it will make it easier for governments to censor the internet, and that .xxx “perpetuates misinformation and stereotypes of the adult community by insinuating that we are ‘irresponsible”.