No Guarantee Of Quality With XXX

5 01 2012

One of the awesome things about the Internet is the continual flood of temptations that pop up in your Inbox on a regular basis.

I have lost count of the amount of useless crap that I have been offered or even stuff that I might be interested in. Filtering takes time and I don’t have the inclination to click on every message that offers me concert tickets for bands I don’t like or for books that I will never read.

There should be some sort of central place that tells insurance companies that you already have cover – or at the very least list the renewal date of the policy so that nearer expiry I am more likely to want to investigate the lack of cover that they can offer me.

Same goes for retail establishments that I bought something from…once. If I haven’t come back to your site since, then your product was probably rubbish or I don’t need another one. Stop asking me if I want to buy another kayak or telling me about your attempts to clear your shelves of stuff that didn’t sell. If I want something, I will come to you…that is how retail used to work.

But this week I have been inundated with offers to buy my own XXX domain name.

Apparently, for only $130 I can protect myself against some adult performer buying davebolton.xxx and using it to distribute pornographic material on the Internet.

To which I say…thanks, but I am not that bothered about attaching XXX to my name. It actually has made me kind of sad that the Internet will now be able to identify the adult industry by the domain registration.

Where is the fun in searching for cheapboilers.com if the .xxx tells you that it is a porn site starring women of questionable morals? Stumbling upon a site that you assumed was selling rubber hoses for use in the garden and discovering the full versatility of an innocent object would never happen if there is .xxx at the end.

Even worse, the adult industry will now feel compelled to reveal themselves with full disclosure…just  having .xxx is a signpost to what is being offered. The unwary traveller will be able to negotiate the tricky minefield of suspicious sites without the fear of clogging up his search history with what he (or she) was secretly looking for.

So if anyone wants to attach my name to a .xxx site…feel free. I am certainly not going to pay for the privilege.

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