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||.KIDS and .XXX can work well
I agree with franmail that organizing content into appropriate and needed categories
can serve many useful purposes, including easily identifying the nature of the content
that is being offered. |
More importantly what this proposal uniquely offers
is a “framework” by which children can be protected from (or prevented from accessing)
adult oriented content AND a site provided which is safe for children to access (akin
to Disney movies).
My understanding of the proposal is that policy boards
would be established for each of the TLDs; one for .kids drawing representation from
the community of interest which will devise policies and screening criteria that
will result over time in a domain which parents can rest assured would contain the
kind of content appropriate for their children.
The .xxx domain would undoubtedly
be guided by the adult entertainment industry but could also have representatives
who would represent community standards. This “framework” would also over time
result in a set of content standards or guidelines that would improve the quality
of content and make it more acceptable to the community at large. In
this respect the Oct. 16 edition of the Ottawa Citizen (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/hightech/weekly/
001016/4692599.html); features an article (Disinfecting the seedy side of the Web)
about the emerging consolidation in the adult entertainment business. It indicates
that the major players are seeking respectability in their bids to go public.
They are searching for means to reduce controversy over their business activities
and make the community more comfortable with the content they provide. However
for this to happen ICANN needs to provide a “framework” to the responsible members
of this industry so that they can effectively set standards for themselves.
This could take many forms but certainly one element could be a rating system much
like the movie rating system that has been established.
Without a “framework” the
industry would not be in a position to clean up their act and legislators could well
overreact in terms of censorship of Web content.
Overall, establishing a .XXX and
.KIDS framework would bring greater clarity, order and satisfaction to all concerned;
content providers, Web users, parents, legislators and the ICANN organization.
I think ICANN would be seen as forwarding the resolution of a sticky problem
facing the Internet community as this time.
- .kids, etc. Application by ICM Registry, Inc. Moderator, October 7 @ 10:18 PM (15/40)
- kids and xxx should be added with precautions taken daimonic, November 3 @ 8:06 AM (0/0)
- XXX and KIDS are the reason NOT to do this Lindy Kathlyn, November 3 @ 2:58 AM (1/1)
- COPA Commission should support your proposal jodybresgi, October 31 @ 8:56 PM (0/0)
- ICM Registry has the best Proposal Hands Down Neo, October 27 @ 7:52 PM (0/0)
- Its about time MJ, October 27 @ 3:37 PM (0/0)
- .kids tld - general observation john.carr, October 27 @ 9:03 AM (1/2)
- Important first step to cleaning up the internet! Talya, October 25 @ 5:36 PM (0/0)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 6:15 PM (0/0)
- ICM .kids algajola24, October 17 @ 4:37 PM (0/0)
- About time! ICM plan positive for content providers r9stein, October 17 @ 2:02 PM (0/0)
- I am Against this application/More Network Solutions involvement Merlin, October 17 @ 1:51 AM (0/0)
- .kids drdjklein, October 16 @ 7:55 PM (2/2)
- KIDS TLD APPLICATION SHOULD BE ACCEPTED franmail, October 16 @ 1:18 PM (1/2)
- .KIDS and .XXX can work well Bob-Ottawa, October 16 @ 7:19 PM (1/1)
- Review ICM Registry's Submission to ICANN at www.icmregistry.com Hendeles, October 15 @ 5:09 PM (3/14)
- .KIDS TLD Application Should Be Denied - details inside... ron10000, October 14 @ 5:23 PM (1/4)