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UH 'porn' site taken down after legal threat

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A pornographic website that was using the University of Hawaii's name has been taken down.

UH lawyers sent the operators of the universityofhawaii.xxx  a cease and desist order  giving the website operator until last Friday to stop using the UH's name or face a lawsuit.

"We are glad the website has been taken down in apparent response to our statement that we were ready to immediately initiate legal action. Our response to any future such issue would be similarly swift," said University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood 

The site featured graphic sexual photos of men and women in tropical settings.

Hawaii News Now has also learned that late last year the UH Manoa chancellor's office purchased four XXX domain names using different forms of UH Manoa's name for about 400 dollars. The aim is to prevent adult web sites from misusing the university's name.

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