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#1 7 years ago

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The University of Kansas is buying up website names such as www.KUgirls.xxx and www.KUnurses.xxx. But not because it's planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs.

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Pretty much its businesses and Universities trying to protect their name and well business.

Apparently ICM the company that will be giving out .xx domains exclusively, over the past 2 months has been allowing businesses to buy certain domains, like Target.xxx and Pepsi.xxx.

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#2 7 years ago

I thought you, or someone else, already posted this.


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#3 7 years ago

To my knowledge... this news article just came out today.


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#4 7 years ago
computernerd;5592443I thought you, or someone else, already posted this.

A few weeks back I posted the article about when the .XXX domain went live, that's what you may be thinking of. But this puts a different perspective on it- such as Kansas University described here that wishes to protect any form of its trademark from being defaced or confused with pornography. Businesses, colleges, and other institutions have often done this anyways, buying up domains and such that could potentially be used in a way to make them look bad or fuddle search results.

Sometimes those wanting to buy these domains don't even want to put anything 'bad' on it- they do it solely so that the institution in question comes around trying to buy up those domains.




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#5 7 years ago

Who would want to watch Target porn?




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#6 7 years ago
Professor Dr. Scientist;5593378Who would want to watch Target porn?

There's a market for every fetish out here. That's a given.

But nothing stops you from sitting on the domain and not doing anything with it, and Target buying it from you to prevent anything like that from happening. It's not just porn but just the whole idea of copyright and brand protection.




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#7 7 years ago

"Microsoft" is probably the worst name ever for a website involving penises.




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#8 7 years ago

Filefront.xxx? Can you dig it?




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#9 7 years ago

Biiviz;5593381"Microsoft" is probably the worst name ever for a website involving penises.[/QUOTE]

Oddly there's a site that comes up with that. I guess someone parked on it hoping for it to get taken.

[QUOTE=ElCommissar;5593500]Filefront.xxx? Can you dig it?

There isn't a filefront.xxx, but there is a gamefront.xxx, though it's only an empty page from godaddy. Just wait, we'll be running another type of files through here soon.