Penn States Buys .XXX Domain Names

Kyle Scott —  November 30, 2011 — 26 Comments

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Trust me, not for the reasons you may want to joke about.

A few years ago, it used to be my job to compile the list of banned words from the backs of customized jerseys on the MLB Shop. As you might imagine, that list was awesome: shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits– they were all present. But so were some more creative phrases, like “A Roid,” "Sanchez, Dirty,” “Steamer” (on Indians jerseys), and my favorite, “Pooholes.”

That anecdote is to show how far brands will go to defend their good name against clever pranksters… or, in the case of Penn State, enterprising Internet folk: [Daily Collegian]

With .xxx domains about to go on the market to the public, the university has been purchasing sites to prevent unaffiliated porn sites from making use of the school’s name.

Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers voted to create the .xxx domain in an effort to better flag sites with adult content, but with this decision came concern from universities and many other trademark owners.

“These domains are obviously going to be used with adult entertainment. Schools as well as other trademark owners have done so much to protect and promote their brand,” Michael Drucker, vice president and associate counsel for The Collegiate Licensing Company, said. “They don’t want that brand to be associated with the adult entertainment business.”

This sunshine period opened in September, at which time Penn State purchased four .xxx domains: Penn State, PSU, Nittany Lions and The Pennsylvania State University.

 

As Emily Riden of the Daily Collegian writes, the purchase option was extended to all registered trademark holders before .xxx domains go on-sale to the general public on December 6 (– marks calendar –). But with Penn State, there’s that whole child sex abuse thing, so their decision to gobble up the names in September, according to the Daily Collegian, proved to be a smart one.

The purchases, which cost the school $200 per domain name ($800 total, because I'm good at math), protect against any use of the above trademarks in a .xxx url. Example from the article: nittanyliongirls.xxx would be off limits. Which is a shame.

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Now, if only they would have kicked the pedophile off campus…

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26 responses to Penn States Buys .XXX Domain Names

  1. Funny how you continue to mention nothing regarding ESPN’s total inaction with the evidence they had and sat on for years in the Fine case.

  2. Syracuse is in no way local, it’s a national story which I can’t add anything new to. Nor is it of as much interest to Philly area folks. So get over it.

  3. I think people are confusing Crossing Broad, a Philadelphia sports blog, with some nationally affiliated blog (say like Puck Daddy).
    Kyle doesn’t have to report on Syracuse because it’s not local to this area. Penn State has a ton of satellite campuses in or near Philadelphia and therefore it makes sense to talk about it on this site.
    fcskills, if you want Kyle’s opinion on the matter e-mail him directly. Otherwise, STFU about it.

  4. fuck syracuse and fuck fcskills

  5. Bernie from Broomall November 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    my gosh look at those legs

  6. i wish my tuition bought a .xxx domain site.

  7. slambuttsky.com

  8. Retarded Stater Hater November 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Funny how you have failed to cover the Jose Reyes baby mama story with as much vigor as you do the PSU scandal. it’s local!

  9. Nice beaver…stadium pic.

  10. fuck you Obama. The anti PSU schtick is tired.

  11. Disagree, love it, more please.

  12. you’re Penn State hating is over the top annoying

  13. I used to be an avid fan of this site, would frequent the site multiple times a day. I even did got many of my friends and family to follow you daily. After how you’ve handled the Penn State scandal, I will not be coming back. Take it how you want Kyle (and everyone else), but that’s how it is. And I’m not alone in feeling this way.

  14. Please stop stealing these Penn State hater stories from the 700 level!!!
    JoePA is GOD

  15. “Syracuse is in no way local, it’s a national story which I can’t add anything new to. Nor is it of as much interest to Philly area folks”
    Isn’t Syracuse a conference foe of Villanova? Fine is accused of molestation on road trips. That shit very well could have taken place in Philly- a possibility that may be of more interest to Philly folk than whether or not a flyers beat writer got Bam Margera’s autograph
    The story seemed to be interesting enough here…
    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2011/11/jim-boeheim-verbally-smacks-joe-paterno.html
    Why not a follow up? Perhaps about how Boheim verbally attacked the accuser. Could do an interesting Joe Pa-Boheim comparison. Then again, that may not end up coming out looking anti-PSU.
    And wheres any mention of Corbett in this whole PSU mess. Seems pretty damn relevant and I am sure something new could be added.

  16. I speak for everyone in the Delaware valley…
    No one gives a shit about Syracuse

  17. Done- so THIS is the penn state post that put you over the top? where the only negative thing said was “now if only they would have kicked that pedophile off campus?” how, in the world, is that inaccurate or uncalled for? if you don’t like the sometimes harsh light on psu, fine. but this is the one that put you over the edge? chill out. your school fucked up (reality), no one is criticizing students (other than those who made decision to riot). it’s not your fault. there’s like 900,000 people in state college (hyperbole, in case you couldn’t tell), some people did bad things. we’re talking about it. deal with it.

  18. Anyone who swears off this blog because of the Penn State coverage will have to avoid pretty much every national media outlet because their condemnation of Penn State admins and Paterno was so much worse than what we’re seeing locally.

  19. some of you are fucking dumber than bricks.
    leaving comments, no matter what the content, only boots the status and traffic of this blog. The fact that you spent 5 minuets of your valuable life trying to defend your university after this allegations is only proof that this blog is sincerely and seriously harming and changing your life.
    It is fucking disguising that you are using another sexual abuse scandal as a piece of leverage. Do you really have no sense for the human race and the victims of a case? Okay you want to see coverage, go to a Syracause-area blog. Sorry if you think it’s outrageous that a blog that covers Pennsylvania would post about Pennsylvania State University.
    You are making your university look WORSE than the rioters. Rot in hell, please.

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  22. It is fucking disguising that you are using another sexual abuse scandal as a piece of leverage. Do you really have no sense for the human race and the victims of a case? Okay you want to see coverage, go to a Syracause-area blog. Sorry if you think it’s outrageous that a blog that covers Pennsylvania would post about Pennsylvania State University.
    You are making your university look WORSE than the rioters. Rot in hell, please.

  23. @fcskills no one in Philly gives a shit about Syracuse… kyle stick to the philly related stuff. Fcskills can fuck off

  24. All ya wankers:
    Stop tryin to justify what Slappy Boyo decides to cover or ignores. It’s HIS FUCKING BLOG SO IT’s HIS FUCKING BUISNESS.
    Fucking christ, what a bunch of sad-sack wankers allyall be.

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