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Cover Your Internets! More Than 10,000 XXX Domains Go Live Tomorrow Morning

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It’s finally upon us, you guys. The Internet will soon be awash in pornographic websites! Well, more categorically-organized pornographic websites! Did we mention there will be porn? There will be porn!

At 11am tomorrow, Stuart Lawley’s vision of one domain registry to rule all adult entertainment sites will come to fruition, with 10,000 .XXX sites going live at once under the slogan, “Let’s all be adult about it.” Mr. Lawley, CEO of ICM Registry has been fighting ICANN for the right to the domain since the 90′s, arguing that a unique domain would make it easier for consumers to bypass porn if they weren’t looking for it.

[Betabeat would argue that no one ends up on etsysellersinflagrante.com by accident, but we digress.]

“There’s a lot of information out there on the Internet,” Mr. Lawley told Business Insider, arguing that the .XXX domain would make it easier to compile information. Again, we would like to interject that if you’re having trouble finding porn on the Internet, you’re doing it wrong. But Mr. Lawley also makes the fair point that the domain makes it easier for parents to block on Firefox and other browsers.

For once, the adult entertainment world and orthodox religious groups are united in opposition, though for different reasons. Pornographers argue that the domain stifles their web presence, religious groups argue the opposite.

For those requiring more context for this momentous occasion, Business Insider has thoughtfully advised readers not to miss its slideshow “15 things you need to know about Internet porn.” We haven’t clicked on it yet, but we imagine it’s just the word: “It’s everywhere” repeated 15 times with some imaginative stock photography.

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Comments

  1. Momlandy says:

    please explain how to block this out via browsers

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