Tagged With .xxx

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Has anyone ever gone looking for hot spicy pictures of Richard Branson? On second thoughts, don't answer that. An Australian has lost the rights to the richardbranson.xxx domain to Richard Branson himself, although Branson is unlikely to even touch the domain.

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ICANN, the de facto parent of domain names, has disregarded the advice of its Government Advisory Committee and approved the use of .XXX domains, which has caused turmoil among established adult entertainment brands over the cost of repurchasing domains.

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After several years of discussion, pornographic content has been awarded its own, top-level domain: XXX. And it couldn't be more timely, as the moniker "XXX" only faded out of use just a few years before the web took off. (I kid! It's a good idea that should make filters that much more effective.)