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c۞g
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5 or 6 million adult sites

Post by c۞g » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:31 pm

5 or 6 million adult sites on the Internet.
That greatly reduces the estimated percentages announced earlier.

Looking at: [url=http://whois.sc/internet-statistics/ t=_self]Domain Counts & Internet Statistics[/url]
rounding down the number of active domains to 120 million, 10% of that is 12 million, so 5% is 6 million, the higher estimate in the ABCnews article.

The other question would be are these 5 to 6 million domains active with a website ,or are any parked, or on client hold (pulled - such as those CP sites that have been shut down but the domain is still awaiting expiration - though this number would be low).

What the .xxx gTLD will do is double the quantity of existing domains. For example playboy.com may acquire playboy.xxx to ensure a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybersquatting t=_self]cybersquatter[/url] doesn't pick up their trademarked name, but they'll always use playboy.com since it's a familiar location. Some of the hardcore sites may reverse the idea, and keep their existing .com or .net domains and redirect them to the new .xxx domain.

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Here to stay

Post by kstahmer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:36 pm

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Have moral objections? Stand in [url=http://erlc.com/article/issues-answers-pornography/ t=_self]line[/url], but you'll need to take a number. It's a long line.

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So if you're anti porn, its here and will remain here, long after you're not.

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"there are about 5 or 6 million adult sites on the Internet."

Post by phantazm » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:38 am

A number equal to the whole population of Denmark... ;-)

PS: However, I would expect quite most of the content to be copies and clones of the same recycled material...

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Not moral reasons

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:41 am

@ kstahmer,

Was agreeing with everything you said 'till I got to the last line.

I'm not "pro porn", but not for reasons of morality . . . I enjoyed a good look at a Playboy foldout in my younger years (am old and cranky now, and more occupied with my swollen prostate than the female form) just as much as any red blooded, testosterone laden, young male adult.

I'm "anti-porn" site because a lot of them are havens for malware (am just the same "anti-social networking" sites for the same reason). For some reason, people who visit porn sites are weak on security best practices, thus it seems to be a target rich environment for malware writers. (Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying that ALL porn sites harbor malware, just that the risk is greater if you visit porn sites).

So I would add a qualifier to your last line. If you're "pro-porn" and use a search engine to find porn sites, that's all the more reason to use WOT, a sandbox, and other security best practices.

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Those that are 'Pro-Porn' as

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:05 am

Those that are 'Pro-Porn' as they say, will one day realise that there is more to life and relationships than having a good tug over a picture of a woman you will never meet. ;) If these people spent more time concentrating on their relationships and learnt the word respect for the partner, there would be no reason to look elsewhere.

I agree with BobJam that these porn sites have been a big target for explotation of people in the past. Those that do frequent these sites, be careful as you probably will have content on your PC that will get you hard jail time if caught as many of the site show underage females.

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No correlation

Post by kstahmer » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:34 pm

Believe we're in agreement; would also amend your last statement to use Firefox with [url=http://noscript.net/ t=_self]NoScript[/url] & WOT add-ons, in conjunction with Bing for porn searches.

There's no correlation between morality and malware. That's a red herring. You're just as likely to be infested at a religious site as a porn site. They both have the same goal: proselytize & exploit their users. In both cases if you trust them, you're screwed. Another example are the ubiquitous "unofficial" World of Warcraft sites. Here there's absolutely no morality involved. Yet for the vast majority, the same criterion applies. If you trust them, you're infested.

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Malware is quite common in

Post by giedrius » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:48 pm

Malware is quite common in all movie websites rather than porn-only. A year or so ago most of infections I have seen could be attributed to fake codec's (not necessary porn related), now I see more pdf-related or social network ones. Some years ago there were cracks or infected software in torrents....
Sure enough, there are phishing websites in porn industry. Plenty of them. But then again, they are not exclusively porn -related.
And WOT model does bad job at distinguishing between legitimate porn sites and malware/phishing related:
1. Comment type Adult content in red encourages users to vote all-red for site, when it should mean red in child-safety.
2. Adult content itself does the same for some users - every adult site reputation will be worse than non-adult.
There should be some guidelines and explanations how to rate such borderline sites.

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Post by Nulander » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:19 am

In case, I can take care of it. I'm in contact with a journalist that treat the adult-entertainment world, so I'm quite advantaged over such topic. I have even blacklisted various Child-Porn IPs on WOT, as a part of the Child-Porn fight brought on by MF IT-UESC.

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Post by Nulander » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:31 am

It must even be said that a lot of them do not respect the little common-sense rules that see the presence of a Child-Parental Disclaimer before accessing the contents, or an ICRA-compliancy.

I have sent some e-mails, in the past, both to one of the keepers of OnHerCam and IHeartBucks. One answered at me only one time, saying me thanks (but not changing anything at all). I have re-Emailed here, without getting any response. Sent message on Twitter and, even there, nothing came out. The other (OnHerCam), maybe because is too busy or whatelse, simply ignored my e-Mails.

This is important, because these situations show up how much these people are carring about Child-Safety on the net and ready to keep the "waves" calm. For what I see, they simply care of money.

There's only few pornstars out there that not only placed the ICRA system on their website, but either promote a campaign for Child-Safety, considering that the Adult-Entertainment world is on Internet and not reducing at all.

It must even be said that when an user go on an adult website, he/she thinks that, probably, the model is involved with the "housekeeping" duties on it so, not acting sagely could cause a backfire difficult to recover in the afterwards.
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