Lets face it, without the introduction of .xxx, there are millions of porn site that exist in the internet. So why is the big fuzz for.xxx domain. Yesterday,6 Nov 2011,  hundred thousand of porn website with .xxx domain are alive!, which is good. Personally, I think by putting the porn website egg in one basket make the job easy for webmaster and parents.

What are some new opportunities offered with .XXX domains?

Its a whole new world for adult webmaster. They can pick millions of domains name that suit their site. Domains that were unavailable in the dot-com world are suddenly ready to buy.  The possibilities for new domain names are endless. Why do we have to worry, as long as its .xxx we know its a porn site.

According ICM Registry, they even provide free malware protection from McAfee for all.XXX websites. As we all know, this adult site are full with malware and trojan if you like to download porn. (Nope, I am not speaking from my experience haha). So now it safe to surf porn?

.xxx history

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the domain back in 2005, but .xxx faced six years of legal and procedure complication before succeed in March 2011. Then the ICM Registry which police the domain hosted an initial closed sale for some .xxx domains for giants in adult industry. Until yesterday, the offered it for public.

Should you buy one?

The .xxx have some pro and cons to the porn industry and to other major brand. Here is a good article from PC WORLD on .xxx domain. Where major brand need to protect their trademark. Imagine if someone able to have apple.xxx or google.xxx. This will be havoc, anyway ICM has provide sunrise period which already ended. But still medium scale business will not aware of this  and will effect their online sale.

Some vendors of adult site are not happy because the risk of getting censored. I believe with  porn website with .xxx, it will provides an easy way to filter out porn site . Country like Malaysia already block major sharing site and playboy, so with .xxx domain website it will be easy to block all of them. No worries Malaysia will be safe from this .xxx attack soon.

.xxx future ?

Some might view this as another .mobi case, where domain for mobile site didn’t achieve as many expected. Porn site don’t like their site to be censored and only major company who would like to protect their trademark. Trust me, ICM Registry will make more money from company outside the adult industry than porn site itself. Plus it quite pricey. I also checked my site with .xxx domain. It will cost me USD99 per year. I could get a better hosting site with that amount of money.

To add humor on this .xxx issue, even geek.com mistakenly quote a Singaporean man jailed for registering .xxx domain. I thought it was for real until i read form the source a parody site called domaingang.com. It just a big joke.