christian arguments against .xxx domain

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christian arguments against .xxx domain

This made me laugh out loud. 

"They [pornographers] will keep their '.com' domains, and I have no doubt they will buy their '.xxx' as well," said Patrick Trueman, special counsel for the Alliance Defence Fund, a Christian public-interest law firm. "There will be twice as much pornography on the internet."

Holy shit! Twice as much porn on the net! Fill your pants and call your congressman!

Or take a deep breath and realize that buying another domain name and having it point to your already-existing site doesn't mean there's any more porn out there than there was before.

I think it's a little silly that the porn industry opposes this move. They are afraid that they'll be forced to take down their .com sites and only use .xxx. But so what? Why are they interested in pretending to be something they aren't? Do they want to sell porn to people who don't want it? How? Why?

If I were a porn producer, I'd be happy that I had this domain designation to use for the same reason that retailers are happy to have malls in which to set up shop.

Basically, the porn producers are worried that they'll become easier to block by parents and wives that don't want kids and husbands looking at porn on the household computer. They realize that a certain percentage of their revenues are coming from people looking at their sites on the sly and they are afraid of losing this money. They should wise up. Parents and wives already know how to tell if their kids/husbands are looking at porn and how to effectively block 99% of it. The internet has done more than anything to almost make porn and access to it an accepted part of life. Porn producers should be using .xxx to make their industry entrenched, recognized and accepted rather than a guerrilla presence on the Internet as it is now. 

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That's true. The spam and

That's true. The spam and fakeout sites (ie using names close to those of non-porn sites) is annoying. And I don't think it would be POSSIBLE for there to be twice as much porn online.

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I would think Christians

I would think Christians would be all for porn having its own top-level domain.  That would make life much easier on filtering programs.

I agreee; fake-out sites are really annoying. 

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It's not as though they're

It's not as though they're going to stop using .com domains though, they'll just use both.  I fail to see the point of the .xxx domain really other than as a gimmick.

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Well, I think the porn

Well, I think the porn industry is right in one respect - the .xxx domain could easily be a stepping stone toward censoring content on the internet and making it illegal to post porn on .com sites.

But so what? Sure, it's a violation of the principle of free speech, but why do porn producers feel they need to be out there with the rest of the non-porn businesses? People in the sex trade have understood forever that it is better for them to exist in a designated "red light district" where their willing customers can easily find them and they are less of an irritant to those who dislike the product. Porn producers should realize that this move takes a weapon away from those who would like to put them out of business altogether: the ability to say that kids might be "corrupted" by stumbling across porn by mistake. They should welcome anything that makes it harder for kids to see their stuff without making it any more difficult for their legitimate customers to access them.

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No one is forcing you to go

No one is forcing you to go on the internet. If you don't like it, don't go.