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NO to .xxx

  • To: <xxx-tld-agreement@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: NO to .xxx
  • From: "Leslie Sharp" <leslie.sharp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 14:14:27 -0700

In a nutshell:

1)    Everybody knows that it is all about creating a new porn empire
and not about protecting children. If anything, it makes finding porn
even easier for children and unless the parents have taken the time and
care to install filtering software.  This is a parental control issue
and it needs to be addressed by parents at home.

2)    It appears as if this will only be enforceable in the US.  These
people aren't foolish enough to think all the foreign adult sites (which
are usually really extreme) will magically not be accessible to
children.  

3)    This will further hurt our economy by driving even more of the
business offshore, where they are allowed to operate and are not
regulated.  This exodus had already begun.  Like the Government doesn't
already make it difficult and expensive enough to do business in the US,
eh?  Like the deficit created by Mr. Bush's war fetish wasn't enough,
now we are giving people more reasons to outsource and use services to
third world countries such as India and the Philipines.  Doesn't this
concern you?

4)    Motive of players behind it  doing this is not genuine, it's self
serving.  They are preying on fear to further deepen their pockets.

5)    Who gets .xxx if there is a .com, .net. .org. .us. etc., etc.,
etc., and they are not all owned by same party.

6)    Most people felt coerced into supporting this in the beginning out
of fear of not supporting and these folks having the power to give their
valuable .com domain names to the highest bottom feeder bidder.  

Sincerely,
Leslie Sharp



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