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Re: [ga] Naughty Domain Names

At 18:10 26.01.00 -0500, Randy Canis wrote:
>Naughty Domain Names
>    I apologize in advance for the use of the foul language.
>    I was surprised to find that domain names using English curse words 
> had been registered.  Such names included fuck.com (in possession of US 
> District Court of California), fuckmicrosoft.com, fuckibm.com, and 
> fuckaol.com.
>    I thought that all such names couldn't be registered.  These 
> registrations began in June of 1999.  Was there a change in policy that I 
> missed?

[wow - a domain name related issue!]

After the non-NSI registries started accepting those names, and NSI 
discovered that the limitation was not part of the agreement under which it 
operates the registry, the limitation was removed.

IMHO - good riddance.


Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway