>First, porn sites will flock to the
.xxx TLD. They are not trying to hide what they are, and their primary customers
are those who seek them out.<
Agreed. My point was that they won't all give up
their existing .com sites though. Some would, some might, many wouldn't.
that put 'mickey mouse' or 'barney' in their metatags, or that copy pages from, amongst
others, children's sites, religious sites, .edu sites, and resubmit them to search
engines (as happened last year with more than a million estimated pages) so as to
redirect traffic, including and sometimes specifically underage traffic, to porn
sites, aren't just going to fold up their .com sites and go away, and I see no way
to force them to do so short of retroactively restricting .com (not a viable option),
and no way to define precisely whom to force in any case.
>Parents have an easier
time blocking sites, and site owners can avoid many legal issues, because it is very
clear what general category of site pokemon.xxx is.<
And no doubt that would be
one of the names taken, to catch those on unfiltered machines. The porn industry
isn't monolithic, some operators are more responsible than others, but they don't
seem overly concerned about legal issues. Nontheless, in addition to a restricted
.kids TLD, I think a .sex or .xxx TLD should be tried as a proof of concept, I don't
think it would make things worse, and might make them marginally better.