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Plan for online red-light district revived

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
January 8th, 2007

In a move aimed at boosting internet safety for children, the web's key oversight agency has revived a proposal it earlier rejected to create an online red-light district, after adding stronger provisions to prohibit child pornography and require the labeling of web sites with sexually explicit materials.

The use of the proposed ".xxx" domain name would remain voluntary, but any porn sites that choose to use it instead of the more popular ".com" would be subject to the new internet safety terms issued Jan. 5 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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  • Plan for online red-light district revived

    From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
    January 8th, 2007

    In a move aimed at boosting internet safety for children, the web's key oversight agency has revived a proposal it earlier rejected to create an online red-light district, after adding stronger provisions to prohibit child pornography and require the labeling of web sites with sexually explicit materials.

    The use of the proposed ".xxx" domain name would remain voluntary, but any porn sites that choose to use it instead of the more popular ".com" would be subject to the new internet safety terms issued Jan. 5 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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