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Harvard University paid as much as $299 to register the last time the World Wide Web’s global overseer added a domain name to familiar ones including .com and .net. Rather than seeking a new opportunity, it signed up to keep harvard.xxx from being used as a porn site.
SexGoesMobile has acquired the domain name Mobile.xxx to provide live cams, video and dating in 10 languages. The site will be dedicated to providing the first all-encompassing .XXX destination for mobile devices, according to .XXX operator ICM Registry, which disclosed the deal Monday.
Launched about a year ago, to plenty of questions and criticism, the .xxx domain, operated by ICM Registry, has evolved into a totally unusual offering in the domain name space, with a handful of unique characteristics and what is looking more and more like a model to be emulated by the new generic TLDs that will be arriving in the next year or two.
Google took the porn away — and the web’s dirty side loves it.
Google has modified its popular image search to block many explicit pictures, a move that could be a big win for competing search engines.
ICM Registry, the operator of the .xxx domain launched a discount program this week, offering customers registering .xxx domain names discounts on their domain registrations in the form of credit toward its recently-launched search engine and ad program.