| 10.9°C Belfast

Taylor Swift buys own pornography site domain names before public sale

Taylor Swift in pictures Close

Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)

Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.  (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift performs live on stage during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 2 at Lanxess Arena on June 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)

Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

NONE

Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.  (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift performs during 'The 1989 World Tour' night 1 at Lanxess Arena on June 19, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images for TAS)

Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

PA

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02:  Taylor Swift performs on the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs on the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss on the runway at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Runway Show  - Swarovski Crystal Looks at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Swarovski)

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss on the runway at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Runway Show - Swarovski Crystal Looks at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Swarovski)

Getty Images for Swarovski

Singer Taylor Swift (L) performs and model Lily Aldridge walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Singer Taylor Swift (L) performs and model Lily Aldridge walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Getty Images for Victoria's Secr

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Singer Taylor Swift attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Taylor Swift attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London

Taylor Swift performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London

PA

Taylor Swift receives her award for the International Female Solo Artist on stage from Ellie Goulding (left) and Lewis Hamilton (centre) during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London

Taylor Swift receives her award for the International Female Solo Artist on stage from Ellie Goulding (left) and Lewis Hamilton (centre) during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London

PA

Taylor Swift has trademarked certain phrases from the songs on her album 1989

Taylor Swift has trademarked certain phrases from the songs on her album 1989

Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images for TAS)

Another week, another astute business move from Taylor Swift, who has made sure she’s the only individual with the right to share pornography in her name.

The 25-year-old singer with the cleanest image in pop has purchased domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult before they become available to buy as part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) set to take place on 1 June.

In a bid to allow easier searches for doctors, businesses and places, a raft of new top-level domain (TLD) names – the last bit of a web address – will become available to buy, including “.healthcare” and “.deals”, but also “.porn”, “.sucks” and “.adult”.

According to Ad Week, a select few businesses and individuals were offered the opportunity to buy addresses based on the new domains before they went on the open market for $2,500 (£1,600).

Microsoft Office, for example, has also registered Office.porn and Office.adult, CNN Money reports. Swift’s move follows her application to trademark five phrases from her latest album 1989, including “Party like it's 1989”, “this sick beat”, “cause we never go out of style”, “could show you incredible things” and “nice to meet you, where you been?”.

Read more:

 

 

Belfast Telegraph