.xxx Rejected

American Voices ISSUE 42•21 May 26, 2006

ICANN, the U.S.-based corporation that assigns Internet domain names, rejected the designation ".xxx" earlier this month under pressure from conservative American lawmakers. What do you think?

  • “I'm glad they rejected it. It's not specific enough. What we need are designations like .asian or .shaved so we can really get what we're after.”

    Frank Schwarz –
    Eye Surgeon

  • “This will only hinder the online advertising for my cartoon jugs of hillbilly moonshine.”

    Jerry Henderson –
    Policeman

  • “If you can tell me a three-letter combination out there that isn't sexually suggestive, I'd love to hear it.”

    Heather Donnely –
    Shoemaker's Assistant