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.XXX Has Arrived – But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

The history of the .xxx top-level domain is rather long and convoluted. What started out as an effort lead by the adult industry more than 10 years ago quickly became a major political issue in the standards bodies that assign top-level domains. Indeed, even the adult industry isn’t in favor of .xxx anymore today. Last week, however, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) finally gave .xxx its blessing and the first of these domains now resolve to actual websites.