Plans for porn Internet domain name 'dot.xxx' revisited

Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 15:49 [IST]
 

London, March 10 (ANI): Officials are looking to give the go ahead to a plan to create an Internet domain specifically for adult websites.

The net's governing body (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) previously agreed to the .xxx scheme but was forced to pull back over protests from US conservative groups.

But the decision maybe overturned after an independent review concluded the proposal should be reconsidered, the BBC reported.

Stuart Lawley, chairman of ICM Registry, which suggested the plans for .xxx and would sell the domain names, said: "If the contract is signed, we could be selling names by the end of the year."Lawley added: "Those that do want to see it can; those that don't can filter it out."

The debate is set to continue on March 12. (ANI)


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