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Taylor Swift Buys Pornographic Web Domain Name

Country music’s princess, Taylor Swift, buys porn domain names? No, certainly not. It couldn’t be? Yes, it could and it has been confirmed that Taylor Swift purchased pornographic website domain names, but not for the reasons you might think (or wish, for those of you with that sort of mindset).

According to various media sources, Swift’s representatives hired a brand reputation service to help acquire the domain names that would soon be for sale to the public. Alexei Beltyukov stated the Internet Association for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the expansion of generic top level domains, opening up the Internet world to new domain suffixes, such as .porn, .adult, and .sucks. The ICM Registry, the company that oversees the top level domains of .porn and .adult took steps to help assure the protection of certain individuals, companies, and organizations by allowing them to have first dibs at the available domain names.

The early sale of such domain names is not only a move to help protect the image of the specified groups or people, but to help prevent others from purchasing the domain names and then reselling them at an inflated purchase price. Earlier this year, Swift registered lines from several of her popular songs with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

It is reported that Swift is not the only person to take an early initiative to help protect her personal image. It has been reported that Microsoft has also purchased several domain names including Office.adult and Office.porn.

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