17 August 2005
Meanwhile on Triple X Road
McGehee is not impressed with the Bush Administration's unwillingness to embrace the concept of a .xxx domain for smut 'n stuff:
What the .xxx TLD will do is create an easily filtered "ghetto" of porn sites. Want to keep your kids from surfing for cyberporn, just block any website with a .xxx URL, and voila!
Perhaps it's just that the White House doesn't want to look like it's actually approving of the sort of thing that would belong in an .xxx site, but considering how much of the stuff is distributed through just about every other top-level domain, you'd think they'd appreciate this gesture toward ghettoization.
Not that smut peddlers will appreciate it, necessarily:
[I]f I were a purveyor of cybersmut, I’d avoid .xxx domain names like the plague.
I'm starting to think there should be a top-level domain just for blogs, in which case I'm going to have to produce an alternate version of the top graphic reading dustbury.bfd.
(Note: There really is a Triple X Road sometimes rendered "Triple XXX Road," which seems slightly redundant in Oklahoma City; it's a section-line road located at the 17000 block East.)Posted at 5:00 PM to PEBKAC