Should Porn Have Its Own Domain?

Would an xxx. domain for pornography make the industry easier to filter or would it simply increase the amount of explicit material available on the Web? And what does Steve Jobs want?

Would an xxx. domain for pornography make the industry easier to filter or would it simply increase the amount of explicit material available on the Web? And what does Steve Jobs want? "When the British, Florida-based internet entrepreneur Stuart Lawley won the right last week to start selling registrations to a new domain devoted to pornographic content, .xxx, he was eager to point out that concerned parents were among those who stood to gain," says The Guardian. "While this doesn't necessarily mean there will be less pornography in other domains Lawley's idea is that his compulsory labelling system, tagging sex sites with keywords in the computer code read by browsers and search engines, will mean that explicit sexual content becomes easier to filter or block."

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