Tuesday, November 08, 2011

University of Missouri Buys Porn Domain Extensions


Nope, our nation's universities are NOT moving into the adult entertainment field. Actually, MU purchased mizzou.xxx, missouritigers.xxx and missouri.xxx to prevent others from using those names in salacious ways.

"Division of Information Technology spokesman Terry Robb said. "People could mistakenly go to mizzou.xxx, and there you are. It's our trademark name, and a porn site obviously should not use our trademark name for their activities.""

Is this going to start a triple-x trend akin to the heyday of domain name squatting? Or is this an unnecessary worry for trademark owners? Either way, ICM Registry stands to make a whole lot of money.

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