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High School and Porn Site Have Similar Web Addresses


A Florida high school is having serious problems with its Web presence, and it has nothing to do with viruses, spam, or hackers. Both PaceHighSchool.net and PaceHighSchool.com are working perfectly fine; unfortunately, one address is for a public Florida high school and the other is for a hardcore porno site.

Pace High School shares a domain name with a site owned by PimpRoll, the only difference being the '.net' and '.com.' Teachers and parents are terrified for their kids, and frustrated when they find themselves on the porn site PaceHighSchool.com. (The high school students, on the other hand, have probably been joking about it for months.)

Pace High School Principal Frank Lay told the NWF Daily News, "We found out about this site a couple of weeks ago and there is nothing we can do."


Susan Wade, Director of Public Relations for Network Solutions, a firm that licenses online names, takes issue with that attitude, though. Wade told NWF Daily News, "The two things you can do is file a petition with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) or take the cyber squatter to court," adding, "There are ways people can file a possible breach or abuse of a domain register."

The term for PimpRoll's domain ends on October 9th of this year, giving the school hope that the porn-purveyor will not renew its lease. [From: NFW Daily News]

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