ICANN to Give a Nod to .xxx Suffix to Porn Sites

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is likely to give a green signal to the addition of an .xxx suffix for the sites showing pornographic data, on Friday.

The domain had not been approved by the US authorities, earlier. But following the recommendations of ICANN officials to the regulators to approve the domain name, in order to maintain a balance, the Government is expected to agree.

The agency argued that these websites should be kept aloof in order to maintain a gap. There is thus, a need of providing a separate domain to the sexually overt content.

The proposal was made a decade ago for the approval of the suffix.

ICANN's General Counsel, John Jeffrey, announced that the Directors of the agency’s board are going to give a green signal to the proposal tomorrow.

This has been done after considering the possibility of the ICM Registry, which has been favoring the .xxx domain, filing a lawsuit against the authorities.

"If expedited due diligence results are successful, then staff will proceed into contract negotiations with ICM (over .xxx)", said Jeffrey.

Internet pornography is a wide sector. As per the figures provided by Internet Pornography Statistics, the operators spend nearly $3,000 for every second of pornography content uploaded on the sites.