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ICANN Begins Negotiations for the Approval of dot-XXX Domain

ICANN board on Friday gave initial approval for the addition of .xxx Top-Level Domain. Dot-XXX domains won’t start appearing right away. ICANN must first conduct a “due diligence” study of ICM’s business plan for the domain, and then the board will review the contract proposed for the operation of the domain. That may involve referring the matter to ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee, which is next scheduled to meet in December in Colombia, said board member Bruce Tonkin. “There is a potential that this is a prolonged process,”...

Related Links:
ICANN Board Approves Dot-XXX Top-level Domain for Porn PCWorld, Jun.25.2010
Official announcement from ICANN (PDF) ICANN, Jun.25.2010
ICANN does the right thing on .xxx - but will the GAC? IPG, Jun.25.2010
.XXX Resolution Approved, But Red Tape Could Slow Down Introduction Domain Name Wire, Jun.25.2010
Governments mull net censorship grab The Register, Jun.25.2010
Former Justice Department Chief Blasts ICANN Decision on .XXX Domain Name Wire, Jun.25.2010
The .XXX Fiasco is Almost Over John Levin, Jun.26.2010
The Man Who Would Be the Dot-XXX King BusinessWeek, Jul.2.2010

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