ICANN, YouCANN, We All CANN!

ICANN, YouCANN, We All CANN!

posted Sunday Jun 27, 2010 by Scott Ertz

ICANN, YouCANN, We All CANN!

Are you tired of scouring the Interwebs for porn sites with names like www.somethingsemidirty.com or www.somethingharmless.edu? Well, your search just got a lot easier. ICANN, the international board in charge of the Internet has approved the addition of another top-level domain - .xxx. I bet you can guess what that's for.

Somehow, according to the board, they have been working for 6 years to create a place for adult content on the web. In the interest of full disclosure, in the past, ICANN has denied the addition of .xxx to its roster of top-levels. I wonder what else they were considering that they thought might be better.

Right now, ICM has over 110,000 pre-reservations for domain names and expects that number to continue to grow until release day. The excitement has gone to their heads and everyone is now speaking in innuendo. Example:

"It's been a long time coming" - ICANN Chairman Stuart Lawley.

"Our expectation is that this step will proceed smoothly" - ICM spokesperson.

Clearly this is an amusing topic, but there is a serious side, too. It will be easier to find you some boobies!

Hit the break for some of our suggestions on discarded top-level domain ideas. WARNING - NSFW!

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