Let’s put this under the list of “news items Bianca should have mentioned a long time ago:” Icann, the non-profit company that controls the distribution of internet domain names gave final approval in March for the creation of a .xxx domain level, specifically for porn and adult content sites. The BBC covered it briefly here.
Many people have hypothesized what the exact effects on viewership will be- whether it will increase or decrease the stigma of looking at porn, whether it will help direct site traffic more effectively or eventually become a mandatory stricture for porn producers to prevent minors from accidentally wandering onto adult sites (see also: Bianca’s incredibly awkward internet search landing her on “animalfriends.com” rather than the non-profit animal shelter at “animalfriends.org”).
Personally, I think it’s just exciting news for the provider who gets their hands on http://www.sex.xxx. Very exciting, LUCRATIVE news.
Stay cool, queer kids.
PS: Sex toy reviews on the blog- yay or nay? I’ve considered starting to post them in benefit to curious readers. Is there interest?