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[http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1329889/posts Maryland Legislator Proposes .Sex TLD, 01-21-2005]</ref>
  
== Controversy ==
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== Controversy and Objections==
 
Christian group [[Morality In Media]] launched a letter-writing campaign in July 2012 against ICM's three new TLD applications, .adult, [[.sex]], and [[.porn]]. The group also protested against [[.xxx]], ICM's original TLD. The group claims that its prediction about [[.xxx]], that it would create more porn and not less, has been vindicated, as porn sites under the [[.com]] TLD have not moved to .xxx, and additional new sites have been created under the .xxx extension.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/9728-christian-group-opposes-sex-porn-adult Christian group opposes .sex, .porn, .adult, domainincite.com]</ref> With its campaign, MIM asked the U. S. Government and Congress and [[ICANN]] to take action against the spread of porn under the Internet by not allowing the three new TLDs into the [[root zone]].<ref>[http://www.waronillegalpornography.com/action-oppose-porn-sex-and-adult-domains/ ACTION: Oppose .porn, .sex and .adult domains!, waronillegalpornography.com]</ref>
 
Christian group [[Morality In Media]] launched a letter-writing campaign in July 2012 against ICM's three new TLD applications, .adult, [[.sex]], and [[.porn]]. The group also protested against [[.xxx]], ICM's original TLD. The group claims that its prediction about [[.xxx]], that it would create more porn and not less, has been vindicated, as porn sites under the [[.com]] TLD have not moved to .xxx, and additional new sites have been created under the .xxx extension.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/9728-christian-group-opposes-sex-porn-adult Christian group opposes .sex, .porn, .adult, domainincite.com]</ref> With its campaign, MIM asked the U. S. Government and Congress and [[ICANN]] to take action against the spread of porn under the Internet by not allowing the three new TLDs into the [[root zone]].<ref>[http://www.waronillegalpornography.com/action-oppose-porn-sex-and-adult-domains/ ACTION: Oppose .porn, .sex and .adult domains!, waronillegalpornography.com]</ref>
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Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filed an objection against the TLD, on the grounds that it would increase the proliferation of pornographic material on the Internet.<ref>[http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19259422 Saudi Arabia opposes .gay internet domain name, bbc.com]</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 19:53, 16 October 2012

Dotsex.JPG
Status: proposed
country: International
Manager: ICM Registry
Registry: ICM Registry
Registry Backend: Uniregistry
Type: Community gTLD
Category: Lifestyle
Community: Adult Entertainment Community
Key People
Stuart Lawley, CEO
nTLDStats
Registrations: 7,708
Parked Domains: 6,296
Parked Domain %: 81.68 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 18 April 2015
General Availability: 04 November 2015

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.sex is a new generic top level domain name (gTLD) proposal under ICANN's new gTLD expansion program, which is intended for the use adult entertainment community.

Current Applicants

  1. ICM Registry - The application for the domain name string was submitted by ICM Registry, operator of the .xxx gTLD. Stuart Lawley, CEO of the company, said that if the .sex TLD will be approved, all domain names registered under the .xxx gTLD will be grandfathered and matching names will be reserved under the .sex gTLD without any cost to owners of the domain names. However, a nominal fee will be charged if the owner of a particular reserved .sex domain name decides to activate and use it. [1]
  2. Internet Marketing Solutions Limited

There is also possible contention given Uniregistry's application for .sexy.

Previous Legislative Proposal on .Sex TLD

In 2005, Michael Smigiel Sr., a lawmaker from the State of Maryland proposed a bill to develop a .sex TLD, which shall be used by adult websites operating within the state in order to protect minors without violating anybody's constitutional rights.[2]

Controversy and Objections

Christian group Morality In Media launched a letter-writing campaign in July 2012 against ICM's three new TLD applications, .adult, .sex, and .porn. The group also protested against .xxx, ICM's original TLD. The group claims that its prediction about .xxx, that it would create more porn and not less, has been vindicated, as porn sites under the .com TLD have not moved to .xxx, and additional new sites have been created under the .xxx extension.[3] With its campaign, MIM asked the U. S. Government and Congress and ICANN to take action against the spread of porn under the Internet by not allowing the three new TLDs into the root zone.[4]

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filed an objection against the TLD, on the grounds that it would increase the proliferation of pornographic material on the Internet.[5]

References