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The company that runs Russia's .ru internet address has revealed plans to apply to ICANN for the right to operate ".children" in Russian. Moscow-based registry operator Coordination Center for TLD RU said it will apply for .ДЕТИ when ICANN opens the floodgates for unlimited new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) next January. …

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I'm betting I'm not the only one...

...thinking of another use for websites ending in .children ....

Still, it doesn't really matter WHAT tld those people use.

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Especially in Russia, if some comments on 4chan are to be believed.

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pah! ДЕТИ

ДЕТИ isn't even a proper word, by jingo!

It isn't even spelt with proper letters. And one of those that is, is backwards! И

They will be making trinary computers next - game setun match, I think.

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Perfect! Parents aint got any excuse!

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Somehow it strikes me as not the least bit surprising that the same company behind the .xxx landgrab made a bid for .kids previously. They're ostensibly opposites, yet so much the same. It's like they're mirror images. Either way they get to play moral guardian and beat people over the head with their halo instead of having an honest discussion about whether this is actually a good idea.

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Second Level Domain

Instead of a TDL why can't they add a second level domain? Just like the UK has for .co.uk, .org,uk, net.uk, sch,uk, nhs,uk, gov,uk, mod.uk, etc.

Hardly needs ICANN approval and they can police it themselves entirely for their own use.

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Re: Second Level Domain

Ssshhh!! That argument applies to *any* TLD application and if it becomes widely known and accepted then ICANN won't make any money.

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.kids/.xxx same thing

A TLD containing content that a 17 year old is using the internet for? Didn't they already create a TLD specifically for porn?

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Childcatcher

Based on what I read of Russian ISPs' hosting policies...

...'save the children' is usually followed by "...for the VIP section".

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