CU among schools snapping up .xxx domain names

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Associated Press

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 21 at 2:03 PM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado has snapped up 27 .xxx domain names in an effort to prevent pornographers from exploiting the school's name and brands, but it failed in acquiring the Colorado.xxx name.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/rW9CcP ) the domain names the university purchased include UniversityofColorado.xxx, CU.xxx, Buffs.xxx, and GoldenBuffaloes.xxx.

The newly created .xxx suffix is the Internet's adults-only variation on .com.

Colorado.xxx, which is a variation of the school's Colorado.edu domain, was acquired by Las Vegas brothel owner Edward Yeager.

Yeager told the Camera that he would offer the name to the University of Colorado for $1,000.

University spokesman Ken McConnellogue says he's unsure whether the school will buy the domain from Yeager.

The school spent about $200 on acquiring each domain. Other universities and schools across the country have done the same.

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