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CU-Boulder Among Schools Snapping Up .xxx Domain Names

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BOULDER, Colo. -- 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 it failed in acquiring the name.

The newly created .xxx suffix is the Internet's adults-only variation on .com., which is a variation of the school's domain, was acquired by Las Vegas brothel owner Edward Yeager.

Yeager told the Camera that he would offer the name to the University of Colorado 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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