Microsoft Pounces on Naughty Skype Domain, Redirects to Bing

Microsoft didn't waste any time swooping in and snatching up the domain name SkypeSexFinder.com after it became available, according to Whois records online. Fusible was first to discover the domain name registration and noted that it was redirecting visitors to its Bing search engine, though not Bing's homepage. Instead, it brings up Bing search results for SkypeSexFinder, which lists plenty of sultry links.

It doesn't appear Microsoft is trying to assist sex starved Web surfers with a fetish for Skype chat, and it's far more likely the SkypeSexFinder.com domain grab was simply a preventative measure. If that's the case, Microsoft might be facing a losing battle because it can't possible lay claim to ever naughty Skype domain derivative out there, a task that's now twice as hard with the new availability of .XXX domains.


Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion in a deal it closed in October of this year. At the time, Microsoft said Skype was being used and "loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world."
Via:  Whois
Comments
Inspector 3 years ago

lol, don't know what more can be said on this. Its going to be real hard for anyone to control the web (domain wise) There are just too many combinations out there to handle.

AKnudson 3 years ago

Microsoft needs to just chill out. anyone who is looking for this type of domain name will find it and anyone who is not won't.

I didn't realize that Microsoft had acquired skype. That's pretty cool.

Der Meister 3 years ago

Chive on!

Super Dave 3 years ago

[quote user="News"]Microsoft might be facing a losing battle because it can't possible lay claim to ever naughty Skype domain derivative out there, a task that's now twice as hard with the new availability of .XXX domains.[/quote]

It makes me wonder if there will ever be a HotHardware.xxx website.Confused

ajm135 3 years ago

Nice anyone who wants to talk dirty to people thru dirty skype will be in for a big surprise

AKwyn 3 years ago

I don't know why Microsoft is pouncing on the naughty domains when Skype could of done it at any time but I guess it's serving some purpose to Skype's image; other then that, it's just your average prevent people from doing naughty stuff with your brand, nothing to see here... move along...

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