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Internet Porn

From: Tom <siggma@trbailey.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:11:24 +0000
Message-Id: <4ADD13C4.3050802@trbailey.net>
To: site-comments@w3.org
I'm not sure where to direct this suggestion.

There are numerous petitions floating around the internet regarding  
ways to isolate adult or pornographic content from non pornographic  
contents. Most aim to modify the existing singular domain name  
resolution system to include some kind of porn domain identifier.  
Since domain names themselves could be considered "pornographic", such  
a solution would not isolate the intended content, it would only tag  
it making it no better than current isolation techniques.

My suggestion is that the W3C begin work on specifications for a  
completely isolated DNS network replete with a "Porno" netmask  
( intended specifically for pornographic materials. The  
"Porn" net would be a non-default set of DNS servers requiring  
voluntary configuration and would require that a person deliberately  
add a unique DNS server to their network configuration to even access  
the "Adult" portion of the internet. This would allow Adult materials  
to exist without restriction yet not interfere with normal web  
browsing. It would also relieve public servers of the task of  
constantly screening web contents.

Where do I go from here?

Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:48:23 UTC

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