I don't know if the comment period has paddes or not, but I just became aware of this. I see several comments on free speech here so I will add mine under that same flag. We don’t find such things as AUTO for car dealers, FARM for agricultural products, etc. Seems a little favoritism may be at play here. However, I have no objection to this XXX domain, with a few provisions. If these groups are going to get their own domain, then they should have something that goes with it: 1.. Any business or individual engaged in the pornography "industry" would be required to relocate their web presence to the XXX domain. (under the proposal that I have heard it would be optional, as it is hoped that they would voluntarily do so. Don’t count on them doing it, as these people have no sense of decency, or ethics and usually will have the morals of an alley cat.) 2.. Provide for a very stiff fine if the move is not accomplished within 60 days of the implementation of the XXX domain. I suggest $100,000 for going over the allowed 60 and then $50,000 per day after day 61. 3.. No spam mailings or advertising outside their domain. Stiff fines for doing so. I suggest $1,000 per occurrence, payable to the person that received the unwanted spam mail. (the current proposal permits them to do as they please-see comments on item 1) This is quoted from a newletter I get from the American Family Association: "And consider this irony: Stuart Lawley, the chairman of the company that would operate the triple X registry, had the audacity to ask for a meeting with officials at the Department of Commerce to show them how the triple X domain would make the Internet a "more family-friendly environment"!!" I see this as a blatant attempt to snow someone and make a mint! The vast majority of the American public do not want this stuff out there for their children to stumble into. Example: whitehouse.gov versus whitehouse.com. One gets to the 1600 Pennsylvania building, the other a porn site. How do I know? A simple keystroke error on my part. It would be preferable that all porn be banned from the internet, but with the current "politically correct" atmosphere, I don’t see a big chance of that happening. It is sort of like rattlesnakes. It is easy to avoid snakebite if you know where the snake is, but you can never rid teh world of snakes! It is time for America to return to a level of decency. It has never been possible to legislate morality. However, it is possible to regulate the business that chooses to be immoral. W.O.