CU Among Schools Snapping Up .xxx Domain Names

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 failed in acquiring the Colorado.xxx name.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports Wednesday that among the domain names under the newly created .xxx suffix, the Internet’s adults-only variation on .com, are UniversityofColorado.xxx, CU.xxx, Buffs.xxx, and GoldenBuffaloes.xxx.

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 CU 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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