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XXX top-level domain finally approved, 300,000 domains already reserved

After 7 years of rigorous back-and-forth mass debating over the creation of the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), ICANN has approved its introduction. You can reserve domains through its sponsor, ICM Registry, and .XXX domains will cost at least $60 to register once they become available in the next couple of months. Don't get too excited about securing a money shot domain, though: at the time of...

3D porn finds its way onto streaming video sites

The Internet, through thick and thin, has always had one stalwart companion: porn. It's a recurring theme throughout history, in fact: where there is new technology, there is porn -- and games. Before big money even thinks about investing there must be a proof of concept -- and that responsibility inexorably falls to porn and games. In this case, games actually came first (I played...

iPhone 4's FaceTime chat feature powers new sex chat businesses

When Steve Jobs video-called Jony Ive to debut the iPhone 4's new FaceTime video chat, a lot of people were impressed, but I doubt too many found it sexy. Well, it turns out that FaceTime might be sexier than anyone expected, with the first FaceTime-powered sex chat business already popping up online. It makes sense, considering how easy FaceTime is to use. The overhead for a sex chat operation...

Porn sites will finally get .XXX domain, says ICANN

ICANN, the organization that controls top-level domain names, is reportedly ready to approve the controversial .XXX domain, intended for use by porn sites. It's an interesting decision that comes after years of debate. Both porn businesses and anti-porn crusaders have opposed .XXX. On the porn end of things, there are worries that it will segregate adult sites and ruin their SEO. On the...

OpenDNS FamilyShield makes it easier to block porn from your kids' computers

OpenDNS is a great service for a number of reasons, and today there's one more. If you're a concerned parent, they're now making it super-easy to block porn from all the computers in your home. The new offering is called FamilyShield, and it's just as easy to get working as the original OpenDNS service. Full instructions are provided on the official site, and they'll walk you through setting...

.xxx TLD delayed once more

ICANN has, once again, delayed the decision to create a .xxx top-level domain for porn. The proposal for this TLD came up in 2000 for the first time, and since then, it has been rejected and bogged down in red tape three times. As of right now, it hasn't been rejected outright, but it has been delayed for around 70 days. To be honest, I don't get it. Having a .xxx TLD would make life easier...

Apple starts tossing sexy iPhone apps out of the App Store

It looks like Apple may have a new policy when it comes to sexy, borderline-pornographic iPhone apps in its store. Apps from the laddish, softcore likes of Maxim have been thrown out, along with scantily-clad ladies served up by lesser-known companies. One developer, On the Go Girls, has reportedly had SEVENTEEN of its apps removed from the store. Just when aficionados of nudity were getting...

ICANN rejects .xxx domains

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has rejected a proposed .xxx domain for pornographic websites. This is the third time ICANN has shot the idea down. The proposal had faced opposition from adult-entertainment groups who feared it would ghettoize their sites, and also from religious organizations who were concerned that the domain would lead to more porn sites on the...