Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Porn Site Speak With Forked Tongue

Why didn't anyone tell me about the proposed .xxx domain for porn sites? I would have voted for it! Or..at least on its face, I would have voted for it. Cause how could any parent object to a special designation for domains dealing with "adult" material?

And then I read more, and apparently there are a lot of folks objecting to it. Why?? Who are these crazy people??!!

Well here's the deal. The whole .xxx domain thing is voluntary.

What?? Okay, let's review. Everybody but the porn...ahem...excuse me..."adult" industry wants SOMEONE to crack down on the easy availability of porn on the internet. Right? So why in the world isn't SOMEONE in the government courageous enough to step forward and say that it's time to create a red light district on the internet highway?

Follow it through...cause it kind of makes sense. Pass some kind of legal thing which states that anyone running an "adult" site can only register with a .xxx domain. Back it up with the severest of legal remedies for anyone who continues to use .com or .net. or .org or any of the others. And extend that to anyone who uses one of these domains as a front in order to forward the web surfer to a .xxx domain.

That would free up a whole lot of .com and other domain names for non-"adult" related material, as well as making it possible for people to block .xxx domains completely from their computers, and for libraries and schools to do the same. If we're so interested in protecting our young people from smut, what's the problem? Take it further and make it so that you have to provide some kind of proof of age in order to access the .xxx domain system.

How can anyone find fault with this system? If...as civil liberties people like to tell us...it's the right of these people to publish whatever filth they choose to do on the internet, provided that it's only for the enjoyment and edification of adults, then why would anyone argue with the concept of a 'red light district' accessible only to adults?

But no....let's come up with a new .xxx domain, but make it voluntary for the 'offending' sites to register with these new domains. End result? The 'adult' sites get to KEEP all of the .com and other domains, and create a new .xxx domain...which would result in twice as many porn sites as are presently available!

You don't have to be insane to work here...but it helps....

1 Comments:

Blogger 'Lema said...

Great idea... if it was mandatory and not optional. Not so much when it's optional.

~Lema

2:04 PM  

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