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.xxx

A top-level Internet domain used by the adult entertainment industry. Introduced in 2011, the .xxx domain was added to identify sexually explicit websites; however, nothing stops a sex-oriented site from using .com or any other domain. See Internet domain name.
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From Mum,Dad,Ayla,Granny, Papa and Stanley .xxx ARIANNA WALTON Arianna we hope you have a fantastic 1st day at nursery.
New York, Nov.16 (ANI): Colleges and universities are busy buying up websites with their names attached to the new .xxx domain, just in case some adult sites want to cash in on their co-eds.
According to the New York Daily News, the .xxx domain, set to launch later this year, might be a good way for people to find adult content online, but it could also lead to some serious embarrassment if someone snags Harvard.xxx for nefarious purposes.
Scottsdale, AZ, September 30, 2011 --(PR.com)-- .XXX is a new TLD designed especially for the adult entertainment industry.
.XXX is specifically reserved for members of the online adult entertainment industry however trade mark owners will be allowed to block third parties from registering .XXX domain names that match their trade marks.
Situations such as this led to the enactment of the Truth in Domain Names Act and have also re-ignited interest in employing a .xxx extension for use by adult-oriented sites.
Although these seven extensions provide some much needed elbow room on the Internet, they leave out a vast array of possible extensions that could serve some practical--if not legal or ethical, purposes--such as the .xxx extension for use by purveyors of adult content.
After more than a decade of debate, rejections and legal challenges, the Internet's governing body today began accepting applications for .xxx websites from the adult entertainment industry.
Company ICM Registry first proposed the .xxx domain in 2000, as well as .kids website addresses, though the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) rejected both ideas.
The .xxx domain has been opposed by pornographers, who argue that it will ghettoise sex websites.
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Kim Kardashian's sex tape she made with her ex-boyfriend may time and again come back to haunt her, but she won't be seeing her name appear on the new .XXX website domain names.
According to ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom, board members have been weighing the matter ahead of formal consideration of the ".xxx" bid on March 12.