Domain Registration Related News
Online smut still homeless as .xxx is delayed again
ICANN has delayed again the approval of the .xxx top level domain (TLD)
until an unspecified "future date".
The establishment of the domain was originally agreed by ICANN in
June, but has been mired in political debate after conservative groups
in the US raised concerns about having a TLD specifically for porn.
President Bush stepping into the fray with his own worries about a
virtual red-light district last month has only slowed the process even
At a meeting on Thursday, ICANN's board of directors told staff that
ICM Registry, the company that will operate the .xxx domain, will have
to agree to further contractual provisions before the
adult-entertainment TLD gets the green light.