ICANN, which oversees international Web domains, is today expected to confirm the .xxx suffix for websites with pornographic content.

The body has in the past repeatedly rejected a request by US-based ICM Registry to make the domain available.
But yesterday, ICANN board members reportedly argued that to maintain neutrality in dealing with domain name assignations, it should create .xxx and allow websites with sexually explicit content to use it voluntarily.
"If expedited due diligence results are successful, then staff will proceed into contract negotiations with ICM (over .xxx)," ICANN's general counsel John Jeffrey told delegates at a week-long ICANN meeting in Brussels.
According to figures from Internet Pornography Statistics, more than $3 000 is spent on Internet pornography every second. The word "sex" is the number one search term in the world and accounts for 25% of all Web searches.
And, with an estimated 370-million pornographic websites, .xxx could soon become a bigger domain than .com.