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XXX Domains Are Here!

I never thought I would see the day when pornography would be on the internet. From The Verge:

Following a couple of months of pre-sales, adult-industry-centric .xxx domains will go on general sale at 11:00AM ET / 9:00AM PT / 4:00PM GMT today. ICM reports that over 50,000 .xxx domains have been pre-registered, with around 100,000 more names up for grabs from the general sale.

The Verge also reported on the lawsuit between porn industry giants and the registrar for the new .xxx domains. While the cost of a regular .com domain is just about $10 a year, and registrars have many registries to work with, the .xxx domain has a single registry. That’s kind of steep, I guess, but I’m sure they wouldn’t take advantage of the–

$60 dollars a domain? And GoDaddy is charging $99 to registrants? Wow, no wonder they’re upset. Fortunately, my new domain, extremelynakedpeople.xxx, is not taken. Unfortunately, it’s going to take me a while to find enough change in the couch cushions to pay the $99 registration fee. Heck, for that price, I could pay for BarelyLegally.com for the next decade.

So when do you think the first pornography will start being uploaded to the internet? That’s going to be kind of a weird adjustment.