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Published: Saturday, July 2 2011 1:23 a.m. MDT

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very concerned
Sandy, UT

Sounds ICM is doing sounds like a scam. If it quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it's a duck.

The Utah Republican
Alpine, UT

The next step is for the Utah State Legislature to pass two laws, one requiring internet service providers to make it easy for families to block the XXX domain, and another requiring all pornographic content to carry that domain.

If enough states passed the law, ISPs would start blocking non-XXX porn domains.

25 years ago pornography wasn't generally available in Utah, and going to the few places it could be found carried social stigma. Society had built-in corruption control. That control needs to be restored.

Burnte
CHICAGO, IL

How is ICM getting away with trying to get regular trademark owners to pay them tax money "or else"? ICANN knew that this practice of extortion was going to be their game plan and they still passed this tld??

And how is requiring all porn to operate on .XXX going to solve this out of control obscene material. That would be legitimizing pornography. Making it extremely difficult to prosecute any obscenity cases. .XXX is only going to make things worse as the pornographers will produce far more filth with virtual immunity from the courts. Get rid of it!

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

"Society had built-in corruption control. That control needs to be restored."

I couldn't agree more!

Shawnm750
West Jordan, UT

But the problem with the internet is that it's the most globalized medium there is. The U.S. can't levy legislation on companies or sites that are based outside our borders, but whose viewer may live here. So, we could make laws for U.S. based site owners to follow, but that doesn't stop foreign companies/site owners from still using the standard domains.

I think the intent of these new rules is to (hopefully) eliminate the tendency of many pornographic sites to pose as regular sites, and to help in filter content for younger internet users. Will it work? Maybe to some extent, but I think it's too early to tell.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

So porn sites are not being legally forced to register on the new .xxx domain?

Then what's the point?

It's like trying to hold filthy water in a net.....

CougarKeith
Roy, UT

ICM's idea is great, however it should be a MANDATORY .xxx for porn, not a voluntary thing. This is really a worthless idea if it isn't Mandated!

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