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Texas Tech buys up dot-xxx domain names

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University officials have joined the trend of universities buy up dot-xxx website domains relating to university brands.

The move aims to keep the porn industry from snapping up those domains and associating itself with those Tech trademarks.

Tech chief information officer Sam Segran tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Tech is paying about $1,100 a year to safeguard 12 domain names, which Tech has no plans to exploit.

The purchases are part of a trend of companies and universities paying to avoid inadvertently becoming associated with pornographic websites. Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin also have bought up domain names that reflect their trademarks.

 

Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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