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  • To: icm-options-report@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: NO ON dot-xxx TIMES THREE!
  • From: belmains@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:48:00 -0400 (EDT)

E Belmain
6878 Fernandina St
Navarre, FL 32566-8249

April 1, 2010

ICANN Options

 ICANN Options:

 To whom it may concern:
As a parent of 4 children, I am deeply concerned about plans to place a 
XXX domain on the web.  Pornography is a destroyer of families and giving 
it it's own domain will only increase it's visibility on the web.  I have 
personally suffered the devastating effects pornography has on a marriage 
and on a family.  It has only been by the grace of God that my family and 
my marriage have survived.  I am opposed to this plan for the following 
reasons: Dot-XXX will create an entirely new pornographic realm on the 
Internet. Proliferating pornography will not protect children from 
pornography. It will only increase the risk of exposure. Even if some 
families use filters to block XXX sites, children in families who don't 
will be at greater risk of exposure than before. A key point to remember 
is that pornographers will not be required to abandon their dot-com Web 
sites.  Creating a dot-XXX domain would confer legitimacy to an industry 
that regularly scoffs at the law. It's like creating a free-market zone 
for drug dealers or prostitutes to operate more effectively. 

There are state and federal laws already in place prohibiting the sale or 
distribution of hardcore pornography, but many Internet sites currently 
violate those laws. Are we to believe they will adhere to the regulations 
of a dot-XXX domain, especially since these regulations will not have the 
force of law behind them? 

Moving pornographic content to a dot-XXX domain might hamper enforcement 
efforts. The problem will be seen as settled, and we could see a further 
reduction in federal and local enforcement efforts.

I ask that you please discontinue pursuit of the XXX domain and focus your 
efforts on shutting down those who peddle obsenity on the web.  


E Belmain

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