As you’ve perhaps heard, institutions in Saskatchewan and elsewhere have been busy lately buying up newly created X-rated domain names tied to their name to thwart porn operators who strive to increase traffic to their own sordid sites by sowing seeds of URL confusion on the Internet.
According to this Leader-Post report, the Vatican got scammed that way when some unknown person purchased vatican.xxx. To avoid suffering the same fate, both the University of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon have purchased xxx domain names that include common search terms used to access their legit websites.
Out of curiosity, I decided to see if anyone had tried to pull the same trick with prairie dog. Now I don’t consider myself to be a prude, but what popped up when I typed www.prairiedogmag.xxx was undoubtedly the most vile and digusting thing I have ever seen. Access the site if you dare. But be prepared to be truly grossed out.