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IU Buys Internet Domains Names For Pornography Sites
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BLOOMINGTON)(AP) - Indiana University is buying up 11 Internet domains names using a new suffix meant for pornography sites in order to protect the school's reputation and trademarks.

University officials say they're spending about $2,200 to secure for 10 years the site names using the ".xxx" suffix that was approved in March by the organization overseeing the Internet address system.

Other universities around the country are taking similar steps to purchase domain names similar to their names before the .xxx addresses become available to the public this week.
Despite ownership, the university won't be activating any of its 11 domains.



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