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Please DO NOT create a dot.com for Pornography

  • To: icm-options-report@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Please DO NOT create a dot.com for Pornography
  • From: ksgraylady@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 17:13:03 -0400 (EDT)

Rose Newton
3021 Coach Light Pl
Saint Joseph, MO 64503-1415

April 1, 2010

ICANN Options

 ICANN Options:

 Creating a new .com for pornography will only make things worse.  These 
people do not comply with laws now.  They will not do it with a .com of 
their own and people will consider the problem solved when it will only 
get worse.  Please protect our children and adults by NOT making this 
easier to get to. Please read the following information and act 

Patrick Trueman, formerly chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child 
Exploitation and Obscenity Section, said the domain would only increase 
the amount of porn on the Internet and make it more available.

"There is no evidence that the public wants or needs this domain," he 
said. "There is also absolutely no evidence that any good would come of 

He said pornography addiction is skyrocketing among adult males.

"Countless marriages are breaking up because of pornography use," he said. 
"Sexual promiscuity is more widespread than ever before, because of 
pornography. It is destroying lives and relationships, and ICANN should 
not be using its authority to promote more of it."

State and federal laws prohibit the sale or distribution of illegal 
pornography, or obscenity. Many sites violate those laws, according to 
Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the 
Family Action.

He said the people who run those sites would be unlikely to adhere to the 
regulations of a dot-xxx domain "without the force of law behind them."

"Moving pornographic content to a dot-xxx domain might hamper law 
enforcement efforts," he explained. "The problem will be seen as settled 
and further ignored."


Rose Newton

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