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Some Countries Are Banning The New XXX – Porn TLD

According to the Economic Times, India has seek to block the newly-approved ICANN domain top level domain (extension .XXX) which is reserved for porn sites. The red light district domains raises concerns for Middle Eastern countries since the content goes against their moral and culture.

Adult porn is illegal in India but Indian law does not forbid consumption, however, violators can face a maximum of five years in prison if they are caught with porn. Having domains with an extension specifically for porn would allow governments to monitor such consumption. This could mean more prosecution and more censorship since porn sites could be easily identifiable because of the new nomenclature. For some this is enables easier policing of the material so they welcome it, yet for others this is just another form of promoting adult pornography.

The current plan calls for all new porn sites registered under the new TLD (.xxx) to be subjected to processes designed to ensure that the site does not engage in fraud, child pornography, or malware. The new top-level domain has already registered about 250,000 domains and are expected to be available very soon.

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