28 Mar '11, 2pm

Sorry, You Can’t Boycott a Top Level Domain Name: Domain Name Wire: Some adult operators want to boycott .xxx.

Some adult operators want to boycott .xxx. Yeah, good luck with that. I understand why some adult web site owners are upset about .xxx. But trying to boycott the new top level domain name is a ridiculous idea. Before its rally at the ICANN meeting in San Francisco the Free Speech Coalition said it would try to organize a boycott should .xxx pass. At the time I wrote: If .xxx gets the green light anyway, Free Speech Coalition is calling for a boycott of .xxx. That would be difficult; surely competitors would snap up each others’ domain names. Now Free Speech Coalition is following through with its boycott idea. It won’t work. It’s difficult to boycott a finite resource. It’s like American’s trying to boycott oil. What else will they turn to? Scratch that. Boycotting second level domains under a new TLD is even more difficult than boycotting oil. It’s like your car can only ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/03/28/sorry-you-cant-boyco...

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