The Bush administration objects to the creation of an ".xxx" domain for adult-oriented websites. Here's a snip from Declan McCullagh
's report for CNET:
Michael Gallagher, assistant secretary at the Commerce Department, has asked for a hold to be placed on the contract to run the new top-level domain until the .xxx suffix can receive further scrutiny. The domain was scheduled to receive final approval Tuesday.
"The Department of Commerce has received nearly 6,000 letters and e-mails from individuals expressing concern about the impact of pornography on families and children," Gallagher said in a letter that was made public on Monday.
, and here's some related ICANN correspondence: PDF 1
, PDF 2
, PDF 3
Related links on Politech:
Milton Mueller on governmental flap over .xxx domains
Family Research Council on .xxx: Why Bush admin acted
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