Move over .com, Here Comes .xxx Domain

xxx-domainThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved to let adult entertainment sites to have their own domain, the .xxx domain.

After ICANN board of directors approved and announced the new domain Friday, June 25.

The decision will help move forward a long-running target to create an official designation for adult web sites. The proposal was first filed in 2005. It has been rejected and “unrejected” since then. The last disapproval was three years ago.

If there will be no more problems to hinder the approval, the domain, which will probably help create the virtual “red district”, will become available by 2011.

The new domain will help in filtering efforts by those surfing the Internet. There are about 5 to 6 million adult sites.

An estimate of 500,000 sites will move to the .xxx domain. This is the problem that is being seen for the new domain. Adult sites are NOT required to move to the new domain.