Internet regulator ICANN is holding a conference March 14-18 at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel, in San Francisco’s Union Square. The proposed .XXX sTLD is scheduled to be discussed and an abbreviated public commentary period will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday. Former President Clinton is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech during a gala event on Wednesday.
As the adult industry trade association, FSC has fought against .XXX for more than seven years, consistently arguing that, if approved, .XXX domains will cost adult website operators millions annually in unnecessary fees; will make adult websites easier to block by governments and other anti-adult entities; and could needlessly fragment the Internet.
Though a majority of the adult industry’s largest companies have sent letters to ICANN expressing their opposition to the .XXX sTLD, efforts to quash the proposed “sponsored” Top Level Domain have not persuaded the ICANN Board to reject ICM’s proposal. The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) that consults with ICANN also has expressed its disapproval of .XXX.
One has to wonder why I couldn’t find any reference to this meeting or anything about the internet regulations that are being looked at in any major news source. There are only two industries watching these proceedings and they are the Porn Industry and the IT World. This horrified me to think that no one out there is concerned about the content available on the internet or the mass amounts of people who are using the internet to scam and destroy peoples lives. Let’s face it, the internet and our technology are wonderful tools in life but only if used properly. As with any other system we all subscribe to, there are many dangers, especially for our children.
When thinking about why the mainstream media doesn’t talk about internet regulation and the items up for discussion at these ICANN meetings, it reminds me how the American People cannot make educated decisions about issues they don’t know about. Isn’t that what mainstream media is supposed to do or is their role now to talk about Snookie and the Jersey Shore gang like that really has some relevance in our country??
I’m really disgusted that there are no major news sources educating THE PEOPLE about what is at stake without stronger regulations in the internet world and what they can do to help make change. The Porn Industry has taken over this valuable tool and is working hard to contaminate EVERY SINGLE SEARCHABLE WORD to lead our children and men straight to their depravation and abuse. Splitting up domains for different industries would definitely allow better filtering of filth and scams. Stronger regulations, prosecution of criminals and exposure of identities can only help THE PEOPLE. There’s only one group that benefit from ulimited wild, wild west access and that’s the criminals who abuse every system that we, The People, allow them to when we can’t stand up and HAVE A VOICE because our news sources aren’t informing us with anything but crap!!
We MUST be PROACTIVE – CONTACT your politicians TODAY and tell them you want control over what is happening on the internet (it’s no different than monitoring TV and Radio). Share this information with your friends and family so they can HAVE A VOICE in what their families are exposed to. We ALL need protection from unwanted scams and sexual violence portrayed in porn and by sexual predators which means fighting for stronger and more encompassing regulation and more effective filtering tools like .XXX. These allow millions of THE PEOPLE to HAVE A CHOICE, to block the entire porn world and anything else they want from their homes, their businesses and away from their families. THAT IS WHAT THE PORN INDUSTRY IS MOST AFRAID OF AND WHY THEY FIGHT THESE FREE SPEECH BATTLES SO HARD!!
DO YOU REALLY WANT THE PORN INDUSTRY DECIDING OUR FATE ON THE INTERNET AND USING IT TO DESTROY OUR FAMILY VALUES, OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURES AND OUR ABILITY TO DO BUSINESS OR DO YOU WANT THAT CONTROL IN YOUR HANDS, THE HANDS OF HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR BUSINESSES??
SPEAK OUT TODAY