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Universities Scramble To Buy .xxx Domain Names
2011-12-14 06:27:57

Universities across the U.S. are scooping up .xxx website addresses in a bid to secure important addresses and prevent adult content providers from associating themselves with various school trademarks. Two months ago, ICM Registry began giving trademark holders an opportunity to pay $200 per address as a one-time blocking charge to ensure the address would not be used for adult content. The University of Kansas quickly purchased the rights to several addresses, including kansas.xxx and...

XXX Domains Going On Sale To The Public Today
2011-12-06 13:42:22

The new controversial domain for porn sites ".xxx" went on sale Tuesday, and over 100,000 websites are expected to go live with it. The suffix was approved by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) last year as a "top-level domain" address.  They say that the idea is to more safely organize content that has become common on the Web. "The Internet is home to a wealth of content, suitable for a wide range of ages and values," reads a statement on the website of...

2011-11-14 13:15:00

Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Internet and digital service provider comparison site Broadband Expert (http://www.broadbandexpert.com) has announced its official launch in the US of its widely popular consumer-friendly broadband comparison-shopping site. Broadband...

Low-Income Families Merge Onto Internet With Help From Cable Companies
2011-11-09 09:51:39

An initiative, called Connect to Compete, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will attempt to offer affordable broadband internet access into the homes of low-income Americans, Jasmin Melvin of Reuters is reporting. Approximately 100 million Americans do not currently have high-speed internet access in their homes, due primarily to the cost of such service which can be prohibitive for many households. Families who are currently enrolled for free or low-cost school lunches...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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