.XXX Gets Approved, and Hackers Everywhere Rejoice

Let’s see, we have .com, .net, .org, and pretty soon we’re going to have .xxx. No, it’s not Vin Diesel’s new homepage, it’s the new domain extension for the porn industry, which was finally given the go ahead last week after five long years. Although, come to think of it, .xxx might do wonders for Vin Diesel’s career, because the porn industry sure as heck has nothing to gain by it.

Look at it this way. Let’s say you want to start a new porn site. Good for you. Your mother would be proud. You go to register it, under the name of Jigglyjugsforall only to find that you can’t get a .com or .net extension. You are forced to label it .xxx. Do you really think that’s going to be good for business? Probably not, since chances are getting a .xxx domain will most likely get you blocked by parental filters. Thankfully, that scenario is not going to happen. Why? Because even though the new .xxx domain has been almost all set to go for 2011, new or existing porn sites will not be forced to use it. Doing so would be a violation of free speech, and would likely be shot down by the Supreme Court anyway. You may not think so, but that’s actually a good thing.

The Internet does not need a .xxx, nor will it be any better for it. Chances are, you’re going to have a lot of hackers and spyware freaks setting up domains with the .xxx extension just so they can get unsuspecting hellions (i.e. Your kids) to visit them and infect your computer with a whole lot of junk. You know, like regular porn sites do now. What? It’s what someone told me, okay?

The funny thing about this whole thing is that not only do those in the porn business not want this domain, neither do religious groups. I think this is the first time in history that religion and porn has come together over a common enemy. The fanatics see it as promoting sex and immoral behavior, while the naked people are fearing that the government will try and force porn to use it, thus stuffing it all in one back alley of the Internet. Fear not, though. Like I said, that’s not going to happen.

The government is involved enough in our lives as it is. Do we really need them telling us what’s porn and what isn’t? I mean, if you’re planning on waking up in the morning, turning on your computer, and going to Sex.com, you pretty much already know what you’re looking for. Having an .xxx domain isn’t going to change that. In fact, I’d just avoid them altogether for reasons already stated.

Let’s just be honest with one another here. The Internet does not need any more porn. There’s enough crap out there to keep you cross eyed for the rest of your life. Do we really need a .xxx too? No, we don’t. It’s coming though, soon. You better think of a way to talk to your kids now about it, because before you know it, little Suzie and Jimmy will be coming up to you and asking questions. Then you’ll really be in trouble.