Dot XXX is Here

Just in time for XXXmas, there’s a new domain extension, dot XXX. Available to the general public starting today, December 6, 2011, it is meant to be used mainly by the porn industry. Apparently, it was too hard for porn site users to search Google, so now all they have to do is type a random word with a dot XXX on the end, and they’ll probably find what they want.

Why is this important to you? Well, let’s say your domain is www.fredsshoes.com. Someone in the porn industry could register the name fredsshoes.xxx, and set up a porn site. If I were Coca Cola, or Ford, or some other big company, I’d buy my own XXX domain just to keep others from using it. Otherwise, most of us probably won’t have any problem, but you never know. Remember, www.whitehouse.gov is the President, www.whitehouse.com used to be a porn site.

By the way, most brousers will be able to be set up to block XXX sites from showing up on your computer. If you don’t know how to set it up, just ask your kids.

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