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Internet: Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 more - by Kevin Murphy.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to the proposed new top-level internet domains .virgin and .baby – applied for by Virgin Group and Johnson & Johnson respectively – on the grounds that they will encourage pornography.

The bizarre claims are among 163 complaints about new dot-word gTLD applications that the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission has filed with domain name gatekeeper ICANN over the last few days.

“We consider there is a risk that this string is used in the same way as .XXX to host pornographic websites,” the commission wrote in its objection to Johnson & Johnson's .baby application.

Read more: Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE • The Register

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