.xxx could have marked the spot

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At first, the idea to sell a new .xxx domain name suffix to online porn vendors seems rational. Any site using the new suffix would be instantly recognisable by web filters and blocked, if required. Good news for parents, businesses and schools – and an industry seeking to position itself as an acceptable, even necessary, part of Western civilisation.

The move was initiated by the little-known ICM Registry, which hoped to sell the new domain suffix at $60 per year for each site registered. Given the sheer number of porn sites, and the value of the porn industry, ICM stood to make quite a tidy sum from porn merchants looking to “act ...

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