Turkish Units of Dexia, NBG Fight Pornographic Websites

Denizbank AS (DENIZ), the Turkish lender unit of Dexia SA (DEXB), and Finansbank AS (FINBN), owned by National Bank of Greece SA, filed complaints at the World Intellectual Property Organization to stop websites with pornographic content that have similar names.

The two lenders asked the Geneva-based organization, a United Nations agency, to remove the websites that start with their names and have “.xxx” domains, according to the WIPO’s website.

The complaints were first reported by FinansGundem.com, a Turkish news portal. Denizbank’s website is www.denizbank.com and that of Finansbank is www.finansbank.com.tr.

The .xxx domain was approved for use last year. While the extension isn’t mandated for pornographic content, companies in the adult industry got priority in claiming addresses.

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