Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th May 2006 19:18 UTC
Internet & Networking Plans for an area of the internet dedicated to pornography were killed last night in a vote by overseeing organisation ICANN. In a split 9-5 board decision, the organisation acted ruthlessly, against its own previous position, in order to put an end to an increasingly difficult and controversial issue - the approval of a .xxx top-level domain.
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ICANN can eat my short
by werfu on Thu 11th May 2006 23:56 UTC
werfu
Member since:
2005-09-15

The ICANN can eat my short... those fagets have been bought by the pr0n industry and at the same time the stupid religous right wing. While creating a red light disctrict and enforcing porn to the XXX domain they could have had a great deal for child protection. But they bent to the pressure and now we're still stuck with thousand of porn site to watch (how bad ;) IMOO I think this should have been done a while ago.

Also the ICANN should cease to exist and transfer all it's right to a UN commitee. This is the WORLD wide web, so the world should police it, not only the states with it's limited states of mind (religous right wings and republicans)! This is just another thing that makes me say I'm proud to be canadian.

[EDIT]Hoo and I forgot to talk about Verisign scandal... how bad, just another thing on the acusation list of the ICANN.[/EDIT]

Edited 2006-05-11 23:57

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RE: ICANN can eat my short
by sigzero on Fri 12th May 2006 00:10 in reply to "ICANN can eat my short"
sigzero Member since:
2006-01-03

I can only read your post as totally sarcastic! Put the UN in charge of it? That is a moronic solution.

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CrimsonScythe Member since:
2005-07-10

Yeah, because they're doing such a bad job with for instance the international phone system? Or are you just giving us a typical ignorant american "all about UN sucks" comment? (I'm not trolling here, but I just haven't seen anyone but americans make these statements.)

I'd suggest you familiarize yourself a bit with what the UN actually does, and maybe look into those "scandals" you were thinking of. If I read your post correctly, that is...

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RE: ICANN can eat my short
by Robocoastie on Fri 12th May 2006 07:54 in reply to "ICANN can eat my short"
Robocoastie Member since:
2005-09-15

werfu said: "those fagets have been bought by the pr0n industry and at the same time the stupid religous right wing. While creating a red light disctrict and enforcing porn to the XXX domain they could have had a great deal for child protection."

Me: that's actually not true at all. In the late 90's a guy (forgive me I don't recall his name) in Seattle that had the nickname at the time "the king of net porn" first proposed the idea of a "red light district" on the net to congress. So the porn industry actually are the ones who WANTED this. They know there's more than enough people who will legitimately/legally use it so there's no need for them to attract minors etc...

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