Porn Sites Make a Return in India by Tweaking Domain Name

Porn Sites Make a Return in India by Tweaking Domain Name

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Global players have found a unique way to dodge the ban
  • DoT had issued letter to all ISPs for blocking of porn websites
  • The order had banned 857 websites

Despite the Indian government’s crackdown on porn websites, global players have found a unique way to dodge the ban and are now being watched on millions of smartphones and computers across the country without any fear.

The¬†Department of Telecommunications¬†had issued a letter to all Internet service licensees for disablement of porn websites (under the provisions of Section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act, 2000), “as the content posted on these websites relate to morality, decency as given in Article 19(2) of the Constitution”.

The order had banned 857 websites, terming their content “immoral and indecent”.

However, two global porn portals – Redtube and Pornhub – are back in India and one does not need any trick to bypass the ban to watch them.