A New York comedian rents his apartment out on Airbnb. When he returns he discovers that he's been host to large people doing allegedly naked things. And wrecking his apartment.
Using its usually deft way of attracting publicity to its cause, PETA launches its .xxx site with porn stars and (allegedly) hardcore videos.
An analysis suggests that only 61 .xxx domains are in the top 1 million visited sites in the world. The highest is at number 51,549 in the Alexa rankings.
Triple-X domains are cheap and easy: for $100, you can buy Alabama.xxx, Cornell.xxx, USDOJ.xxx, ProphetMuhammet.xxx, and plenty of others, data from Stanford's Elie Bursztein shows.
Porn-oriented .xxx domains went on sale to the general public this week, and institutions and organizations are grabbing them in the hope of protecting their reputations and brands.
Manwin Licensing International says the new .xxx domain should be removed from the Web, alleging "monopolistic conduct" and "price gouging" by ICANN and the ICM registry.
ICANN's board ends more than seven years of wrangling and reversals by voting to approve .xxx domains.
Stuart Lawley, the CEO of ICM Registry--the company behind the XXX top level domains, says XXX sites should help empower parents to keep their kids away from adult content.
Porn industry outsiders fear 'shakedown' as.XXX domain opens this week; Yahoo's Bartz out as CEO; and new Netflix restriction: one stream per customer?
Approved by ICANN earlier this year, the .xxx domain is now available for porn sites--and for nonporn sites that want to block the use of their names.