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||Sat, July 8, 2000 at 2:46 PM GMT (Sat, July 8, 2000 at 9:46 AM CDT)
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
||What is needed
Moving pornography to its one TLD is not a goal that
can be accomplished all in one step. I think it is a worthy goal but cannot
sanction the idea of establishing it on Monday and decreeing that everyone must be
off .com by Friday. From an interview a saw on ABCNews.com, I would have to
say that forcing them off is not a problem; they will quickly move voluntarily.
Actual force should be left up to law enforcement and the courts.|
The main thing
that must be protected for the companies and individuals running these sites is their
name. Suppose .xxx where made available with no controls and someone grabs
up whitehouse.xxx. The operators of the current adult site of whitehouse.com
are then unlikely to move there. I use whitehouse.com only because it is a
site I know to be pornographic; I expect that they will not move voluntarily since
they are marketing to those who are attempting to reach the whitehouse.gov site.
first step is to create an adults only TLD.
The second step is to have a
restricted enrollment period in which only those who have the same name in the .com
TLD are allowed to take out a name. Those transfering there TLD name will be
allowed to keep the domain name they now use for a limited time and must give it
up at the end of the period. During the interim period, they must must only
display a notice that they have moved.
The last step is to open it up to anyone
who wants an available name.
There should be no policing of the domains by the
internet community. If the US wants to prohibit companies from exhibiting pornography
outside the adult TLD then the US government is free to pass and enforce such laws.
the first step is giving them a place to go; right now they don't.