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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine 149

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angry tapir writes "The company behind the .xxx top-level domain plans to launch a search engine in an effort to drive more traffic to .xxx websites and give pornography fans a more satisfying search experience. ICM Registry, which operates the 9-month-old .xxx TLD, is scheduled to launch Search.xxx this week, said Stuart Lawley, ICM's CEO. The new search engine will give users a more streamlined searching process, help protect them from viruses and malware and help guard their privacy, he said. The search engine has cataloged 21 million webpages from .xxx sites, he said. 'It's porn, only porn, all porn,' he said. 'There's as much porn there as anyone would need, I'd imagine.'"
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

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  • first post (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:38AM (#41474035)

    what... too busy searching to post?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:40AM (#41474051)

    Nerd: I invented a program that downloads porn off the internet one million times faster.
    Marge Simpson: Does anybody need that much porno?
    Homer Simpson: Uuh-huuh-uuuh, one million times.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    srsly.

    • That's weird, iddn't it? It was a lot easier to find porn before Google came along.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        I kinda agree, where porn includes sex.

        Thanks to the Internet, women have found that there is a *huge* demand for their bodies, and that they don't even have to leave their rooms to provide that demand and to obtain whatever people are prepared to trade in return for it.

        So while fifteen years ago you were competing against the guys in your neighbourhood in person, today you're competing against the world with a webcam.

      • Straight from the 90's.... thehun.com
      • by Joce640k (829181)

        That's weird, iddn't it? It was a lot easier to find porn before Google came along.

        Does Google have an "unsafe search" option?

        Because it should.

        • by Greyfox (87712) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @08:45AM (#41476317) Homepage Journal
          Yeah. Turn off safe search and type in "Clown Porn". Go ahead, I'll wait.

          Ooh! "Dolphin Sex" is another good one!

          It only took me one search to realize that you need to include "Document Preparation System" in any search involving "LaTeX"!

          It seems that the "Leather Hat" search doesn't have the topless male model in a leather hat in the first few hits anymore. If you click over to images and scroll down, you'll find him though!

          Ok, now that we're warmed up... Click over to images and enter "Penis Torture Device"! Oh yeah! Although you still get better results on Amazon for that search than you do on Google Shopping...

          What? Someone has to come up with these! Don't judge me!

          Heh heh heh

          • by thegarbz (1787294)

            We're not judging you because you're relaying these search terms.

            We are judging you because they look very much like topics discussed on 4chan.

            Errr. Don't judge me either.

  • by Shoten (260439) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:43AM (#41474063)

    Now I can finally find some porn on the Internet. It's been so difficult before now...

    • by o5770 (2739857) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @01:14AM (#41474259)
      The entire premise is stupid. There is no such as "too much porn" because people have different interests. While you can pretty much find anything - and if you can't, there's people who do clips when you order from them - some niches can still be quite small. And let me tell you, people love their niches. For example I like japanese massage porn. If that's what turns me on, then hairy grandmas 58 isn't going to help much.
      • by sqldr (838964)

        because people have different interests

        I once fixed someone's computer and found his porn stash on there (it wasn't exactly well hidden). There was gigabytes of it... ALL of which was facial cumshots. Definitely a clear interest in that one.

    • by jhoegl (638955)
      OOOHHH PORN. I thought they were talking about searching for sea creatures that whales eat.
    • by louic (1841824) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @03:16AM (#41474919)
      I just hope that they will build a suitable safesearch filter before the entire .xxx domain will be full of science websites and bug reports.
    • 21 million webpages ... should be enough for anybody!
    • by azadrozny (576352)
      Will it have a query language? SELECT * FROM .xxx WHERE fetish IN ('foot', 'hair') AND race IN ('asian', 'latino') AND age 25 AND milf == 'true' ORDER BY video_length ASC;
  • by Deathnerd (1734374) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:44AM (#41474077)
    "There's as much porn there as anyone would need, I imagine."

    Challenge accepted, sir.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      21 million pages ought to be enough for anybody
    • by aneroid (856995)

      Challenge accepted!

      Exactly what I was going to post. Mis-clicked the moderation, posting to undo.

    • by slack_justyb (862874) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @01:48AM (#41474465)
      "There's as much porn there as anyone would need, I imagine."

      You sir have grossly underestimated the Internet porn surfing public. Additionally, if this TLD gets really big and makes good on it's promise, I'm upping the ante to a six monitor configuration as opposed to the current two.
      • by jandersen (462034) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @03:43AM (#41475023)

        You sir have grossly underestimated the Internet porn surfing public.

        Hmm, I wonder. You see, the porn industry has been complaining for a long time about hard times (yes, I know, a pun of sorts, but not intended). I think the truth of the matter is that pornography only really attracts those who have been unable to find anything better in their lives, which is really sad. Pornography seems always to be disappointing - plasticky looking Ken and Barbie types mechanically doing things and looking utterly bored. I am, by the way, from Denmark, where people are incredibly open-minded and at it all the time, everywhere, as we all know, so I know what I am talking about.

        Sex is nice, but vastly overhyped. Like anything enjoyable, it becomes trivial when you have had enough, and that happens much sooner than you imagine as a teenager; and it's a good thing really, because there is so much more to life than screwing around.

        • by hairyfish (1653411) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @07:36AM (#41475921)

          Pornography seems always to be disappointing - plasticky looking Ken and Barbie types mechanically doing things and looking utterly bored.

          You quite clearly don't get out much. The great thing about internet porn is the variety. Yes there is plasticky bored looking good looking people having sex, but there is also ugly people, amateurs, young, old, fat, skinny, gay, trannies, hairy, shaved, dwarves, giants, every race, colour, creed all doing all sorts of things to each other for your pleasure. Everyone has different desires and pornography caters to most of them.

          I am, by the way, from Denmark, where people are incredibly open-minded and at it all the time, everywhere, as we all know, so I know what I am talking about.

          Well clearly you don't since your view of porn is severely limited.

          Sex is nice, but vastly overhyped. Like anything enjoyable, it becomes trivial when you have had enough, and that happens much sooner than you imagine as a teenager; and it's a good thing really, because there is so much more to life than screwing around.

          I can only assume you're doing it wrong.

          • but there is also ugly people, amateurs, young, old, fat, skinny, gay, trannies, hairy, shaved, dwarves, giants, every race, colour, creed all doing all sorts of things to each other for your pleasure

            How could you leave out amputees?

          • I am still looking for albino, midget, amputee porn.
            Perhaps this new search engine can help.
        • because there is so much more to life than screwing around.

          Like learning what sarcasm is.

        • by houghi (78078)

          I think the truth of the matter is that pornography only really attracts those who have been unable to find anything better in their lives, which is really sad. Pornography seems always to be disappointing - plasticky looking Ken and Barbie types mechanically doing things and looking utterly bored.

          I think the truth of the matter is that movies only really attracts those who have been unable to find anything better in their lives, which is really sad. Movies seems always to be disappointing - plasticky look

      • by Hentes (2461350) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @05:42AM (#41475501)

        Six monitors? You are into fat chicks, aren't you?

      • by sqldr (838964)

        I'm upping the ante to a six monitor configuration as opposed to the current two.

        Just project it onto your neighbour's wall.

    • Don't do it, and their apparently is, (http://www.atlnightspots.com/boy-dies-after-masturbating-42-times/).

  • by afgam28 (48611) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:46AM (#41474089)

    "Porn is very personal," he said. "You may have been looking for Brazilian midget transsexuals, and you're sitting there at home with your kid or your wife saying, 'Let's go on a holiday to Brazil,' and the next thing, it's suggesting Brazilian midget transsexuals from your previous Google search history."

    I guess that's still better than having your family accidentally bump into the midget transsexuals during the family trip to Brazil :)

  • But... (Score:5, Informative)

    by bmo (77928) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:56AM (#41474145)

    ... I have no idea how they are going to beat Bing. Bing is the ne-plus-ultra of porn search. It's amazing.

    Honest.

    Go to video and turn off the kiddie filter and search what your little black heart desires.

    Google for work.

    Bing for porn.

    --
    BMO

  • by Animats (122034) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @12:59AM (#41474167) Homepage

    Violet Blue has a story [tinynibbles.com] about which major sites were suckered into publishing that press release. Slashdot FAIL.

    • . Not that I wouldn’t love to interview Nina Mercedez and Mr. Lawley about competitive search engine marketing and optimization for its clients, or their opinions on determining user intent, especially as related to current trends in semantic search among their competitors. Because I think that would begood fun.

      :-)

    • by Anonymous Coward

      The post you link to seems to make the claim that this isn't news worthy inherently because it was told to her in the form of a press release, which makes very little sense. Any real journalist would consider the story objectively, and if they disagreed with the company's standards which she seems to do write a negative post about it. Which she did. So was she suckered in then? After all, her entire post is about that very same press release.

      Whether the story is newsworthy or not is a completely different i

    • by Hentes (2461350)

      What exactly is so surprising about a news site quoting press releases?

  • Poor Google (Score:5, Funny)

    by Memophage (88273) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @01:01AM (#41474183)

    It'll be interesting to watch the dip in Google's search traffic as half the web searches instantly move over to this site.

    • by bmo (77928)

      Porn sites operators, and any thinking person with a brain, really, is against the ghettoization that the .xxx domain brings with it.

      --
      BMO

      • I don't see anything wrong with a desire to categorize information on the Internet. Yes, .com porn will still exist, but if the company that owns .xxx can keep the sites under it in check and make it a safe place to find porn, I think that will attract more people than ever, which in turn draw more to the domain. I like to think of it as the Las Vegas of the Internet. So long as the place can be kept within a certain degree of control, it's all good to let loose.
        • Re:Poor Google (Score:4, Informative)

          by sumdumass (711423) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @02:09AM (#41474587) Journal

          I know a couple people who have registered a lot of .xxx domains and are planning on mirroring junk sites like churches and stuff.

          I guess their master plan is to get real porn providers to eventually buy them in order to protect their .com names or something. It won't be long before the .xxx domain landscape is just as useless as anything else.

  • 'There's as much porn there as anyone would need, I'd imagine.'

    This man needs a bigger imagination!

    • by Anonymous Coward

      'There's as much porn there as anyone would need, I'd imagine.'

      This man needs a bigger imagination!

      Agreed. I like Jet-Porn. That's right: Personified Military Aircraft Porn. [photobucket.com] No .xxx domains have it...

  • by gaelfx (1111115) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @01:31AM (#41474361)

    Searching for 'thong' won't turn up a bunch of photos of some geeky asian dude!

  • This could work out well. One of my main criticisms behind the whole xxx TLD has been that it wouldn't really lessen the amount of porn under other TLD's. Having a search engine designed for it, especially if they limit the results to only the xxx TLD, would give incentive for companies to migrate over to xxx.

  • ... porn finds YOU!

  • Let's see who can think of the best expansion for the "ICM" acronym.

    On second thought, let's don't.

  • Grow the hell up. (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Kuroji (990107)

    It's not pr0n. It's pornography. Or porn, if you must.

    The fuck, are you guys all still fourteen years old, sitting there snickering over how clever you are because you switched around a couple letters and now nobody will realize what you're REALLY talking about? Jesus.

    • by VlartBlart (948166) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @03:52AM (#41475061) Journal

      I believe it is intentional.

      From Wikipedia [wikipedia.org]

      Pr0n is slang for pornography.[1] This is a deliberately inaccurate spelling/pronunciation for porn,[14] where a zero is often used to replace the letter O. It is sometimes used in legitimate communications (such as email discussion groups, Usenet, chat rooms, and internet web pages) to circumvent language and content filters, which may reject messages as offensive or spam. The word also helps prevent search engines from associating commercial sites with pornography, which might result in unwelcome traffic.

      • How come this post is at "score:1" and the original poster's post is modded "insightful".

        It really should be the other way around.

        Must be something wrong with the /. modding software.

      • Because as we all know, spammers and content filters are way too dumb to ever change their keywords to facilitate ban evasion. *rolls eyes*
      • by Greyfox (87712)
        WoW will actually "bleep" "Pr0N" if you have the obscenity filter turned on. Funnily enough it won't bleep the www.livegoatporn.com link that I often post to guild chat or general. Some domain squatter took over that domain years ago and has just been squatting on it. Apparently doesn't know what he has, or something.
    • by gaelfx (1111115)

      pr0n addicts are really talking about Jesus?

  • LMFAO... (Score:3, Funny)

    by UltraZelda64 (2309504) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @03:36AM (#41475005)

    "Porn is very personal," he said. "You may have been looking for Brazilian midget transsexuals, and you're sitting there at home with your kid or your wife saying, 'Let's go on a holiday to Brazil,' and the next thing, it's suggesting Brazilian midget transsexuals from your previous Google search history."

    Yep. All the time. Who doesn't go scouring the web for Brazilian midget transsexuals just weeks before they take a family trip to Brazil for the holiday? Surely every straight man that has ever lived who respects his wife, his family, and his own masculinity has done it...

    • They will implement the new feature called (eat this one, Google) called "the eye gesture".

      If you type "brazillian vacation", you will get those search results. If you do the same search but use your previously set gesture (eyes up, left, up, down, center, right, center - or whatever), it will give you those good .xxx results you're droolin' for.

  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pron [reference.com]

    pron definition
    jargon
    (Or "pr0n") B1FF-speak for pornography. Often seen on IRC in such desperate cries for help as "I WNAT PRON!!!!!"
    (1997-09-14)

  • Sure there is nudity, but we're not making pr0n. I love my http://www.hex.xxx/ [hex.xxx] domain though and will try and make it dirtier. - HEX
  • Isnt fumbling about trying to find it supposed to be part of the experience?
  • by naich (781425) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @05:30AM (#41475459) Homepage

    Booble.

  • What happens if I search for "katie topless"? that is what turns me on! :)
  • How long after you use that search engine do the CIA, FBI, DEA, et al come breaking down your door?
    • by lgw (121541)

      Wow, I'm struggling to think of any porn that the consumption of would interest the DEA. I'm sure such a thing must exist, but ...

  • Why not grow up and type Porn in the title moron...
  • give pornography fans a more satisfying search experience

    Umm, if the search is supposed to be satisfying, you're doing it wrong. Oh, wait.

  • and I wish I had no connection with this whole sordid business. But as the moral — repeat, moral — integrity of the United States is involved, I must first establish my credentials. Only thus will you understand how, with the aide of the late Dr. Alfred Kinsey, I have unwittingly triggered an avalanche that may sweep away much of Western civilization.

  • by P-niiice (1703362) on Thursday September 27, 2012 @03:05PM (#41481083)
    What would be cool is if you join forums and use your email address in the .xxx namespace and you end up getting spammed but for stuff you actually need.
    • What would be cool is if you join forums and use your email address in the .xxx namespace and you end up getting spammed but for stuff you actually need.

      Nice, nice.

      How about adding an additional feature to that - so one doesn't have to get spammed all day and sift through it (oh, god, will there be a LOT), how about having a "spam me now" feature that turns spam delivery on so you can use it to your heart's content, and a "delay spamming" to pause it until later?

      Hell, there will be so much that there isn't much to lose on the pusher's part. :)

    • by sqldr (838964)

      you end up getting spammed but for stuff you actually need.

      Like a mortgage, or some hot share tips.

  • This will be a faster way to get pwned than connecting an unpatched Windows box directly to the raw internet.

    "These are your search results for naughty nurses in armadillo boots. How will you be pwned today?"

  • With all of the security, child-safety, privacy, and other stuff Google thrives on, how are they gonna one-up this one? :)

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