ICANNThere’s a new red light district being created – just for the web.

On Friday, the the non-profit group in charge of internet addresses approved a movement to add the internet domain “.xxx” to a list of “generic top level domains” – similar to those those that end in .com, .net or .edu.

The move by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which has been in the works since the board voted against it in 2007, was a point of contention for adult entertainment webbies who claimed that the new domain adds additional financial pressure to register new domain names.

Many other detractors – including the Obama administration – are concerned the new domain is opening up the door for censorship, especially in foreign countries. The United States has to date generally held the position of not intervening with the web, to avoid stifling growth and development…

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