India to block .xxx domain

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved the .xxx domain. This .xxx domain, as the name itself indicates has been approved for the websites serving Porn Stuff to their visitors. xxx domains, as been expected will be available by the second quarter of 2011.

Some countries will have block these domains completely, and India is one of them. As per the officials any website with .xxx suffix will be blocked, as according to the Indian laws, distribution of Pornographic content is illegal.

Now question arises what about the websites who are distributing such content with some other domain suffix like .in, .com, etc. On this the official said that this issue will be taken care of by the ministry, and will be handled on case to case basis.

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There are several issues, and as well as the options available for the site owners to bypass any type of banning mechanism for such sites, also using an alternate domain name will work. As of know there are loads of websites available, and they are distributing porn stuff already, also some claim to be selling and serving India specific content, and Indian government is probably helpless, we lately heard about the Porn Cartoon Savita Bhabhi, though the site finally was forced to be shut down, but after the ban, the cartoon strip has moved to kirtu.com and requires a subscription fee to view. Earlier versions continue to remain free for viewing. Says Wikipedia

Let’s hope Indian officials really find a way to block the porn sites, as looking at the past records, this seems to be tough to impose. Opposing only .xxx domain won’t get us any fruitful results. Source Economic Times

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