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Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the keep-them-off-the-pole dept.

The Internet 231

bs0d3 writes "Schools nationwide, including The University of Missouri and Washington University, are snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid people making porn sites with their names in the url. The new .xxx domain will be launched later this year, and before that, everyone with a trademark will have the opportunity to reserve names during what's called a "sunrise period". Someone is promoting the possible horrors of what could happen as a way to sell these domains, which cost up to $200 dollars per domain per year. Even though these schools may already be protected from defamation and trademark infringement, they still feel compelled to buy these names."

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there goes a business plan have a girls of X schoo (4, Insightful)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044386)

there goes a business plan have a girls of X school / college web sites.

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (5, Insightful)

emurphy42 (631808) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044422)

We-el, unless the school also buy up girlsof.xxx ...

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (1)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044690)

People are always thinking of the children, but what about Little Richard?

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (5, Funny)

stms (1132653) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044898)

Or maybe these colleges just want to use that business plan themselves. It would be kind of like having a football team. If you're a horny teenager which school are you gonna pick the one with hot chicks fucking or the one with a bunch of dudes playing catch with each other. These Universities probably just want to do some quality control.

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (2)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045018)

And it would be a great way to keep tuitions in check.

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (0)

epyT-R (613989) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045072)

sorry, they have 'community activity' programs and political campaigns like the oppression olympics to fund.. education is at the bottom of the priority list these days. it's like how 'syfy' no longer shows scifi, and history channel no longer does much on history...or how mtv rarely plays music videos.

Re:there goes a business plan have a girls of X sc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045226)

Given that females make up more than 50% of college applicants? I'd say they will be promoting the football team at every chance.

lool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044406)

They just dont want anyone profiting from all the 12yr camwhores that go to their school.

The Domain Name System is working out really well (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044410)

Keep it up ICANN! You are doing a fine job! You jerks should be killed.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Insightful)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044448)

It isn't ICANN that is the driver behind this craze, it is the US schizophrenia that is driving this thing. What you see is the happy marriage of "Brand is EVERYTHING" with "Save the Children" and "Sex is dirty".

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (4, Insightful)

mug funky (910186) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044488)

and you have ICANN finding that every time they allow another .* TLD, people scramble to buy them all up.

so they release .xxx and all hell breaks loose, and a lot of registrars make a lot of easy money for no added benefit.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044518)

The whole point of the XXX TLD was to make sure you had only porn hosted in such domains. In other words, if you don't do porn, you have no business buying there. If the schools that are buying up names in this TLD decide ignore the intent of its existence, it is entirely their problem.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Insightful)

jd (1658) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044540)

If you don't defend a trademark, you lose it - even if you're not aware of it being used by someone else. So, I don't agree that it's the school's problem, the problem is the entire trademark system.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Insightful)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044568)

Trademarks are used to identify products or services. If you don't own a product or a service that deals in porn, you don't need to defend it.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (4, Informative)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044574)

or, rather, you don't risk losing it by not defending it.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Insightful)

enoz (1181117) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044614)

The solution to protecting a trademark is to register domains in every possible TLD. This message brought to you by GoD*ddy.

If you don't defend a trademark, you lose it - even if you're not aware of it being used by someone else.

I'm still interested to know how you defend your trademark when you're not aware of it being used?

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (3, Informative)

Sarten-X (1102295) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045090)

By actively building recognition of the mark, to avoid it becoming generic. Don't just advertise for Quiggle. Advertise for Quiggle-brand widgets, from the makers of Foobar.

Your trademark being used by someone else doesn't really matter, until you object to it. Once you have a dispute, your opponent will try to show that your trademark isn't really unique to you, and you've done little to try to keep it unique. They'll gather a lot of little things, like similar domain names you didn't register, old advertisements where you didn't emphasize the mark as a brand, and stock photos that show your mark without your authorization. It all builds up to show that your mark is now just a synonym with the type of product, rather than the brand.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (0)

TheInternetGuy (2006682) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044500)

What you see is the happy marriage of "Brand is EVERYTHING" with "Save the Children" and "Sex is dirty".

Really?
I did not know the US encouraged polygamy.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044528)

You know that the Muesli overtook Amurrika in 2009, don't you?

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045050)

"I did not know the US encouraged polygamy."

Wait until they elect a Mormon as President

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044736)

"Sex is dirty".

Only if you're doing it right ;)

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (5, Interesting)

erroneus (253617) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044936)

This is 100% correct.

The US suffers from a HUGE conflict of idealism and it is precisely the items you speak. I would have said "sex sells" rather than "brand is everything" but the core of marketing is correct. Business and sales rule the U.S. The problem is business and sales interests are often in direct conflict with moral idealism nearly all of us profess to maintain. Personally, I have identified those conflicts and reject all business that conflict with my own moral ideals. As a result, the companies I reject include Sony and Disney. I reject Sony for reasons that should be clear and obvious to all. I reject Disney because they are selling sex to very young children in a way I cannot agree with.

I suppose that last sentence seems a bit odd. But I will say this: I think it's normal and healthy for kids to be curious about sex and everything else in the world. They experience life in their bodies just as we did when we were children. It is definitely not productive to tell every child he is evil because he is curious about sex, sexuality and his sexual instincts. So I say explain them to children and teach them honestly and do not punish them for being human children. But what Disney does adds so much more confusion to the mix that it is even more difficult for children to be themselves and to be well adjusted as they grow and develop. Worse, they create the same sort of self-hating and self-destructive idealism in children that we have seen in women across the globe. (Of course you know I speak of the modelling and fashion industry creating unhealthy ideals for women to pursue and fail to achieve resulting in self-loathing and even self-destructive behavior.) So when a child doesn't look, dress and act like the Disney kids, they are ugly in their own eyes.

I'm seriously glad I don't have any girl children as they are the most targeted victims of Disney's behavior and it would be very challenging to mitigate the damage Disney does directly or indirectly to society.

And you know? People still somehow see whatever Disney does as being "pure and clean" and rated G. It's amazing to me because people were initially up in arms when young girls were being made up to look like little sluts but no one says anything when Disney does it. Just amazing.

I don't agree with "Save the Children." I think I would rather say "Leave the Children ALONE!" This would include leaving them out of marketing crap.

Re:The Domain Name System is working out really we (0)

Dr Herbert West (1357769) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045056)

Used up my mod points for some trifling nonsense the other day, wish I'd saved them for your post. There's some countries that ban advertising to children (citation needed), would be nice if the US could pass similar laws as well.

Mod parent +1 sexychildren!

there should be legislation (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044418)

protecting companies and institutions in the US from having to fork over more than a nominal amount (let's say $10/yr) to reserve a domain based on their own name, provided that they never back it with content.

What if ICANN doesn't play ball? Well, the legislation should then direct US-based ISP's to block all .xxx traffic.

Re:there should be legislation (5, Funny)

enoz (1181117) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044652)

Subsidising .xxx domain names to protect Americans from the foreign porn invasion terrorists. I'd love to see the President announce this with a straight face.

Former Australian Prime Minister did something lik (3, Informative)

dbIII (701233) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044946)

The former Australian Prime Minister did something like that. He was talking about doing a draconian "for the kiddies" internet censorship plan (which a later Government continued) while owning the ".cx" domain.
I may have to explain that in more detail to avoid kneejerk know-it-all reactions that will crap on about ".au". Christmas Island is a very small Australian territory and ultimately some of the ".cx" domain registration money made it back into Australian consolidated revenue.

Re:there should be legislation (5, Insightful)

englishknnigits (1568303) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044726)

How about we stop caring about this kind of crap? If people want to go to universityofsomeplace.xxx then that is their business and the university shouldn't really care. Our legislators have enough crap to do (or undo...) without focusing on this "think of the children" nonsense.

Re:there should be legislation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044728)

The inevitable conversation goes something like this..

A: Wouldn't, I don't know, 'Trademarks' take care of that?
B: Well, not all countries honor that sort of thing, nor are bound to it.
A: Wouldn't the overseeing body, ICAAN, take care of such indiscrepancies since countries won't, or can't by law?
B: One would think ....

The .xxx TLD is a money grab. Nothing more. Everyone should know this by now, and if they don't, please inform them!

Re:there should be legislation (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044878)

...the legislation should then direct US-based ISP's to block...

...let the tyranny begin.

Re:there should be legislation (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044960)

...let the tyranny begin.

The American Twentieth Century called, and wants its tyranny back.

Damn you internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045060)

I can't help but to read "tranny" instead of tyranny.

Every fucking time.

Re:there should be legislation (1)

Bengie (1121981) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044922)

Domains like "xxx" are privately owned. Anyone can make any domain they want as long as they're willing to fork money over for it. Why should private companies be forced to sell their domain space for $10 because someone purchased a similar domain name from another company?

Re:there should be legislation (2)

cfulmer (3166) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045176)

It's not whether the company has another domain name; it's whether the company has a trademark in the name and whether it can prevent somebody else from using the goodwill of that mark to market porn.

Claiming it's "privately owned" doesn't really answer the question -- what does that mean? You can claim some sort of ownership rights in, say, "hooters.xxx" just because ICANN says "you can sell .xxx domains"?

The better question is "why should private companies be allowed to sell a domain name that's based on a famous trademark" -- when you buy the ".xxx" gtld, do you buy the right to assign EVERY subdomain therein? Or do you only buy the rights to assign those subdomains that do not interfere with somebody else's rights?

Re:there should be legislation (3, Insightful)

alen (225700) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044970)

there are laws for this but it costs more to file lawsuits to defend your rights in court than pay to register a few thousand domains

don't worry (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044428)

Slash dot.xxx is still available for all your nerdish needs.

Re:don't worry (1)

cgenman (325138) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044900)

Strangely, it seems to see a spike in traffic around Halloween...

Re:don't worry (2)

grcumb (781340) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044904)

Yeah, I can see it now:

slashdot.xxx IN CNAME goatse.xxx

Re:don't worry (1)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045036)

A Slashdot with pictures, a la 4chan, I can see it now. Nerd porn at its finest!

So what you're saying is... (4, Interesting)

jd (1658) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044444)

...there's really only one TLD because everyone has to buy the same name from all of them to protect themselves. (Especially as you lose a trademark if you don't protect it.)

Re:So what you're saying is... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044592)

Yes. Since .com, .net and .org started being free-for-all domains rather than being used for their intended purpose, the system of multiple generic top-level domains has been a scam which inconveniences everyone to benefit the registrars.

Re:So what you're saying is... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044686)

Pretty much this.
Trademarks are retarded, outdated, and plain don't work.
Not to mention the fact that lawyers regularly misfile claims against people outside the rules of trademark disputes.
A good example recently is the case of Zenimax Vs Mojang for the trademark of The Elder Scrolls Vs ... Scrolls...

Admittedly I am completely against trademarks of common words, I think it should be illegal in every sense of the word.
It isn't hard to make something unique, such as Mojang's Scrolls. Or Archer MacLeans Mercury.
This way you can have whatever damn name you can come up with and legally nobody can do a damn thing. Well, if courts actually enforced the law and not be absolute corrupt words I will not type.
Companies like Apple all too often love to abuse the fact that they own a trademark on common words. Seriously, trying to sue a health shop for using Apple in the name, god damn it, I hope Apple die, I seriously do. Worthless company.

Re:So what you're saying is... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044770)

So I should be able to slap any company's logo on my piece of shit product and pass it off as theirs? Trademarks are not "retarded, outdated, and plain don't work"; the abuse of trademark law has perhaps gotten out of hand, but that is not an indictment on the basic premise of the trademark.

Re:So what you're saying is... (1)

rdnetto (955205) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044884)

This will be especially interesting where there are existing adult entertainment businesses with the same name [sankakucomplex.com] .

I can't wait (5, Funny)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044460)

To see all the domain names Penn State is going to have to buy.

Re:I can't wait (2)

Wolvenhaven (1521217) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044844)

To see all the domain names Penn State is going to have to buy.

They won't have to buy a single one, they'll just have to report any pennstate* website to the FBI's child abuse division.

Re:I can't wait (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044952)

You're going to rely on them to report it?

Hrm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044464)

What happened to suing trademark infringers?

Re:Hrm (1)

jd (1658) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044560)

It depends on how the courts look at trademark defense and how quickly the schools can detect infringers. If the courts rule that you made no attempt to protect your trademark, then you lose it. If you don't detect the infringers fast enough, you also lose it. The system as it stands is designed to sponge money off others.

TLDs are failed technology (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044468)

Great idea, but not in practice. People only recognize the AOL keyword kind of URLs. There is no http://slashdot.com or http://slashdot.net , only http://slashdot.org . I like the ideas of namespaces, but for average people using the internet, the TLDs don't matter. Its .com or it does not exist. This is common in other countries as well, where .com should not be in their default namespace.

Re:TLDs are failed technology (1)

DarwinSurvivor (1752106) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044648)

Fine, what do YOU propose? Don't knock a system unless you have an idea for a better one, or a reason you don't need it at all (the system being DNS, not TLD's).

Re:TLDs are failed technology (4, Insightful)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044980)

The fact that he can't come up with a better system doesn't mean he can't criticize the current one.

Re:TLDs are failed technology (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044700)

This is common in other countries as well, where .com should not be in their default namespace.

You do realize that .com was meant to mean commercial not US, as there is a .us siffix which is meant to be used for US websites? A .com is an OPEN TLD meaning anyone can use it without any specific country affiliation.

Re:TLDs are failed technology (1)

The Master Control P (655590) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044750)

I like the ideas of namespaces, but for average people using the internet, the TLDs don't matter. Its .com or it does not exist.

So you're saying September actually does end outside .com? Let's keep it that way.

whole business plan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044476)

This is the entire business plan of these new TLDs. My company currently pays around $20k/year to pay for domains (and local presences in countries where that is required) that we never use, just to protect ourselves.

What we really need is a free (or extremely cheap) option to block domains from being registered if there is a valid trademark. Of course, this would eliminate the profit motive of introducing new TLDs, so it would stop happening.

This is something that needs legislation to solve.

Re:whole business plan (5, Insightful)

Scarletdown (886459) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044564)

What we really need is a free (or extremely cheap) option to block domains from being registered if there is a valid trademark. Of course, this would eliminate the profit motive of introducing new TLDs, so it would stop happening.

This is something that needs legislation to solve.

Would this take into account the possibility of two or more businesses having the same name, but operating in totally different fields? If not, then a movie studio calling itself Acme Entertainment could then just register acme-entertainment.com and then prevent an arcade machines distributer also called Acme Entertainment from ever having a hope of taking acme-entertainment.(whatever other tld would be acceptable). They are in effectively different fields of business, so neither are infringing on the other's trademark.

Monopoly (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044490)

Best business idea ever. Anyone who doesn't want their name associated with porn is forced to buy a domain name.

Re:Monopoly (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044710)

Yes, it is actually. I wonder if any employees over at ICANN were previously employed by Big Music...

All subjects welcome. (1)

erick99 (743982) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044494)

I am a psyc professor and some of my lectures on sex probably, while not porn, would be x-rated.

Re:All subjects welcome. (2)

Handover Phist (932667) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045128)

And I would take this course where now?

cocks.xxx (5, Funny)

gatzke (2977) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044496)

I hope my school buys up some names. We would have a legitimate concern for cocks.xxx

Go Gamecocks!

Re:cocks.xxx (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044822)

beavers.xxx

Women of Oregon State

So no www.harvard.xxx (3)

kawabago (551139) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044502)

but www.yalesluts.xxx will still be available. I really don't think money for education should be diverted to porn site registration unless they plan to run the porn site themselves! Are there concealed cameras in the dorm rooms? Gotta get content somewhere!

how many girls would sign up for that to get cheap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044522)

how many girl would sign up for that to get cheap room and board?

Re:how many girls would sign up for that to get ch (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044576)

I'm [insert porn name] and I'm a porn star Phoenix. Thanks University of Phoenix!

www.hardvard.xxx is available for typo squatters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044780)

Eeeew, squatting on hardvard ....

pussies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044512)

These people are idiots. So someone buys youruniversity.xxx and puts a bunch of porn there. Unless they can somehow profit from that, such schemes will wither on the vine. The only way to profit is via blackmail. And schools are falling for it, because everyone thinks that's the best way to cover their ass, so to speak. Everyone is afraid that the trustees or the president or dean will come to them and say "someone put porn at youruniversity.xxx, and you could have prevented it by only spending a few hundred bucks." Talk about a bunch of pussies.

Re:pussies (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044890)

So someone buys youruniversity.xxx and puts a bunch of porn there. Unless they can somehow profit from that

I think it is practically guaranteed to turn a profit, especially for big name schools.

www.anonymous_coward.xxx (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044546)

Well, if they're going to use my name they had better have some top flight content. (I'll pay extra for girl-on-girl if they're wearing Debian thongs...)

It may be cheaper to pay the registration fees now (5, Insightful)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044580)

...than the lawyers later. Even if the schools' names are protected by trademark and/or defamation law it's likely to cost considerably more than $200 to find infringing domains and get them revoked.

Besides, when the school gets hard up for money they can rent their .xxx domain out for pron.

Or they could just give it to their cheerleaders...

Re:It may be cheaper to pay the registration fees (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044854)

More like they get to pay the registration fees now and the lawyers later, when someone registers a variation on their name that they didn't register.

Re:It may be cheaper to pay the registration fees (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045130)

"That's a nice trademark you've got there. It would be a shame if anything where to happen to it."

Re:It may be cheaper to pay the registration fees (1)

vgerclover (1186893) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045154)

"That's a nice trademark you have there, it would be a shame if anything where to happen to it."

No brainer, if... (3, Insightful)

shic (309152) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044584)

I guess it's a "no brainer" if you're paying with someone else's money.

Re:No brainer, if... (1)

The Master Control P (655590) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044772)

Next universe over, I suppose, it's safe to assume someone's bitching about universities gouging for tuition and then not spending a comparative trifle to prevent their names from being porn urls?

Indiana schools (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044588)

There are several area schools in Indiana that have not registered yet... hmmm... domain pirating anyone??

Propping up the economy (0)

Pete Venkman (1659965) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044598)

Thank you US Federal Government, for this awesome economic boost! Just a few more of these and we'll be in the black in no time.

Re:Propping up the economy (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044776)

Just a few more of these and we'll be in the black in no time.

Diggin' on the interracial stuff these days, are ya?

Why bother? (1)

lymond01 (314120) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044616)

Let's drop the .com/org/edu if we're not going to regulate their use to actual Companies, non-profit Organizations, and Educational institutions. Just move to:

harvard
law.harvard
students.harvard
registrar.harvard
store.ibm
support.ibm
etc etc

Re:Why bother? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044722)

Or just buy up the search engine terms. It would cover all domains.
Not like a lot of people type in URL directly.

Re:Why bother? (2)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044746)

Are you crazy? Do you really want anyone to be able to have their own TLD?

How about this simple example then: Harry Harvard runs his own plumbing company that employs two other plumbers and registers the .harvard. Apart from the obvious Harvard that misses out on its own TLD now, anyone else also loses it. What about Harvard Pizzas in the town of Harvard. What about the town Harvard.

I think the best thing about a .com is the fact that you generally have the biggest companies where they are easy to find (apart from a few amusing examples - I'm looking at you Mr Nissan and your cheeky computer store that you have run forever and ever!) which is under a .com.

Re:Why bother? (1)

Mashiki (184564) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044926)

Are you crazy? Do you really want anyone to be able to have their own TLD?

Give it 50 years and you can be that the net infrastructure will have moved that way.

Re:Why bother? (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045080)

i heard that they are considering allowing DOTanything. this could wreak havoc with the domain name service and the entire flow of the Internet for that matter.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/new-wave-domain-names-approved-could-include-everything-apple-zebra [popsci.com]

Re:Why bother? (1)

Time_Ngler (564671) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045190)

Anyone can register a ".com" domain now, and the biggest companies simply buy them out. So it would be the same situation as before if there were no TLDs.

Slashdot.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044646)

When do we get the sexy version of Slashdot?

Re:Slashdot.xxx (5, Funny)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044666)

When do we get the sexy version of Slashdot?

Why do you think Taco left?

Re:Slashdot.xxx (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044674)

You mean goatse.xxx?

Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044718)

This will go straight to memory-dumps like .cc

This is brilliant (4, Interesting)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044758)

I'm going to propose creating a new .xxy TLD for the real celebrity porn now that .xxx is exclusively used to pre-emptively block celebrity porn domain names. .xxy is one whole letter more naughty than .xxx, so domain names cost twice as much to register!
 
.xxy domains can be pre-reserved within a sunrise period over the next N years, where N is the time until I have enough money from registrations to retire. After that time it will totally launch, honestly. So if want to prevent spammers from offering pornography on a website that has your name in the address (rather than just all over the page), be sure to buy up all variations and misspellings of your name now!

Re:This is brilliant (1)

xstonedogx (814876) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044788)

.xxy [wikipedia.org] , huh? That's one strange fetish you have. NTTAWTT.

Re:This is brilliant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38044906)

Well... if you're gonna go that route, it's possible to have three X chromosomes too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_X_syndrome

Nothing changes.. (5, Insightful)

AftanGustur (7715) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044810)

Sorry, the domain psu.xxx is already taken.

Why don't you consider one of the following:

[ ] mypsu.xxx
[ ] sexypsu.xxx
[ ] girlsofpsu.xxx
[ ] sexinpsu.xxx
[ ] gaypsu.xxx
[ ] psushowers.xxx
...
...
...
Come on, it is almost 2012, everyone should have understood a long time ago that people don't search for content based on the domain name.

Re:Nothing changes.. (1)

MadMaverick9 (1470565) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045002)

Sorry, the domain psu.xxx is already taken.

whois psu.xxx
No whois server is known for this kind of object.

I believe this is all just one big money making scheme. ".xxx" doesn't really exist.

false advertising? (1)

martin-boundary (547041) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044830)

So, you go to Harvard.xxx expecting to enter the University of Life, and WHAM, it's a plain old traditional educational institution instead?!

Somebody's going to get sued for false advertising...

There's ICANN for you... (2)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#38044874)

The only thing they have ever done well is bring in more money to registrars.

Have you seen some of the classes lately? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045022)

Perhaps .xxx is appropriate.

Re:Have you seen some of the classes lately? (4, Funny)

PPH (736903) | more than 2 years ago | (#38045150)

You mean .zzz?

When I was in high school, I remember boys and girls slept together all the time. We called it algebra class.

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laptop pics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045160)

Is that where they're going to sell all those porn pics their laptops are recording?

Criminal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38045206)

demanding money with promises to not harm your business is a crime
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