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NAACP secures triad of N-word domains

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American literature classic.

The controversy du jour seems to be a new publication of Mark Twain‘s classic book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“.

Unlike former editions, this has been stripped clean of all references to the word “nigger” – a word used in a variety of context but mostly as an ethnic or racial slur.

The reason behind the publication of this edition of Mark Twain’s book, where the N-word has been replaced by the word “slave“, is to make the book easier to read at schools.

While the N-word is abused nowadays and often used as a form of greeting among peers, it still retains its taboo status for the general public.

It’s interesting to note, that the NAACP – the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – is the current registrant of the .com, .net and .org domains that match the N-word.

While the NAACP seems to have owned Nigger.com since at least 2001, according to Archive.org the domain has been resolving only since 2007. The 2008 records show that since then, the domain points to a “Coming Soon” page with the registrar, Network Solutions.

While it’s great that a civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the US owns these domains – as they could have easily fallen in the hands of people with ulterior motives – it’s odd that all three domains currently resolve. In our opinion, the domains should not resolve at all, in order to prevent mischievous linking.


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4 Responses to “NAACP secures triad of N-word domains”
  1. Uzoma says:

    I concur. Why have it resolve at all?

  2. I just heard that comedian Chris Rock has offered the NAACP $1,000,000 for all three to promote his breakfast cereal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I11w-rl6iaY

  3. tricolorro says:

    “I just heard that comedian Chris Rock has offered the NAACP $1,000,000 for all three to promote his breakfast cereal…”

    Funny.

    Do you have to eat the cereal with chocolate milk?

  4. They dropped the ball hard on these domain names.

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