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!