More on .xxx

Some notes on the .XXX Top Level Domain

Joi Ito, who is, among other things, a member of the ICANN board, posts about their approval of the .XXX top-level domain proposal. He explains a little bit about the proposal but fails to address my main concerns:
  1. That it’s a money grab by the people who will be profiting from the (overpriced) .xxx domain registrations,
  2. That it doesn’t actually benefit adult webmasters in any way, and
  3. That the domain name system isn’t meant to describe web site content (but they threw this concept out the window a long time ago)
He does touch on the censorship/control issue, but only to say that this wasn’t their intention. He doesn’t mention how much easier it will be to push for legislation when there’s already a porn ghetto to force people into. I predict we’ll see new content laws proposed within a year (they’ll never pass, but that isn’t really the point).

I respect Joi but I’ve got to disagree with this one.