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A California pornography company claiming it coined the term "virtual sex" in 1994 lost its bid Tuesday to gain control of the domain.
It's advertised as the world's largest community created gaming platform.
Around 44 million players who explore virtual worlds and thousands of games.
In Tuesday's dispute, Digital Playground, which has a 40 percent market share of the DVD adult video market, claimed Network Telephone Services purchased the domain in bad faith in 1995.
Network Telephone Services — whose offers adult DVDs, strip club web-cam sites, sex chat rooms, adult dating services and adult toys — claimed it did not know of the trademark and considered the "virtual sex" phrase to be a generic term.
He says he noticed the chat function in one of the most popular virtual worlds, "Meep City" appeared to block words with hashtags."There were little pound signs where ever there would have been a vulgar word," Jordan said.