The Internet body that monitors and controls domain name extensions has finally approved an adult sex site extension .XXX. The move will allow adult entertainment web sites to use the .XXX extension instead of the more popular .com.
The move has been debated for some five years with critics claiming that such a decision was pointless and ineffective. Supports claim that if adult sites all have the same extension they will be easier to filter to prevent child access.
A new generation of industry specific domain extensions are slowly being approved in order to create more domain name availability. .XXX is one of several news extensions recently approved.