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FRC Praises Rejection of 'XXX' Domain

FRC Praises Rejection of 'XXX' Domain

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council (FRC) praised the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for rejecting a proposal that would create a ".xxx" domain address to house pornographic websites. The ICANN board voted 9-5 to reject the domain, which is the third rejection within the last seven years.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"This is a victory for the American public and our supporters who by the thousands contacted the Commerce Department and ICANN to voice opposition to a XXX domain. Instead of relegating porn to a specific domain, the government would have actually been facilitating the adult industry's growth. In other words, the XXX would have established a virtual red light district, giving pornographers even more opportunities to flood our homes, libraries and communities with illegal, hardcore obscenity.

"The XXX domain would have given false hope to an American public which wants illegal pornographers prosecuted, not rewarded with a cloak of legitimacy. FRC will continue to press the Justice Department to use the tools at its disposal to enforce existing obscenity laws. Now is the time for pornographers to answer for their crimes which violate the dignity of the women and men involved, destroy marital bonds, and pollute the minds of child and adult consumers."

Family Research Council

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Maria Donovan, 866-FRC-NEWS, both of the Family
Research Council

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