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swearing in domain names
Spent 
29/8/08 9:42:10 PM
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I know once upon a time you couldn’t but it seems these days most places will let you @ least complete the name querry, does anyone have the low done on ICAN implications??? and business name implications.

Looking to start a new business :)



Edited by Spent: 29/8/2008 09:44:15 PM

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eckythump 
29/8/08 11:06:44 PM
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It varies from registrar to registrar.

ICANN wouldn't appear to have any issues with such names, given the domains that exist out there in the .com/.net/.org realm, but that's not to say a registrar that sells these domains won't have a local policy forbidding it.

And you don't need a business/company name to register these domains. Your busy/company name will only come into relevence if ownership is challenged.

.au, on the other hand, I'm not sure. I think they're a bit pickier, and you'd have to do some further research. .au seems fairly good, though, providing you do have a registered business/company, and I fully support that. I don't want our domain space polluted with vanity domains because they're easy to get.

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TheSecret 
29/8/08 11:36:30 PM
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Your new business is going to have a swearword in it?

That may not be the smartest move.

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merlin13 
30/8/08 12:55:14 AM
Titan

+1 TheSecret.

And I'm somewhat curious - WTF <grin> would you think to try and run a business professionally with a swearword imbedded in your domain name?

Don't take this the wrong way but are you targetting a really niche range of schoolboy buyers or actively looking to fail before it gets off the ground?

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Spent 
30/8/08 8:47:44 AM
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Quote by merlin13
+1 TheSecret.

And I'm somewhat curious - WTF <grin> would you think to try and run a business professionally with a swearword imbedded in your domain name?

Don't take this the wrong way but are you targetting a really niche range of schoolboy buyers or actively looking to fail before it gets off the ground?



I run a couple of businesses already and none have swearing in the name. I agree in most cases it would be a licence to fail doing this. What I'm thinking of doing with my new idea would appeal to a niche and novelty market, I did some research last night and trade marking the name in Australia is where it will get interesting.

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aliali 
30/8/08 11:10:21 PM
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Quote by merlin13
+1 TheSecret.

And I'm somewhat curious - WTF <grin> would you think to try and run a business professionally with a swearword imbedded in your domain name?

Don't take this the wrong way but are you targetting a really niche range of schoolboy buyers or actively looking to fail before it gets off the ground?


While mostly not swear words there are some "odd" ones out there already.
http://listverse.com/humor/top-10-silly-website-names/

http://www.whorepresents.com

http://www.expertsexchange.com

http://www.penisland.net

http://www.therapistfinder.com

http://www.powergenitalia.com

http://www.molestationnursery.com

http://www.ipanywhere.com

http://www.cummingfirst.com

http://www.speedofart.com

http://www.gotahoe.com

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superfireydave 
31/8/08 12:17:18 AM
Titan

You'll need a business name registration to get a .com.au domain legally.

Don't need to regiter it as a corporation, or trademark it, but you will need the business name registration.

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TheSecret 
31/8/08 1:01:45 AM
Overlord
Quote by aliali
Quote by merlin13
+1 TheSecret.

And I'm somewhat curious - WTF <grin> would you think to try and run a business professionally with a swearword imbedded in your domain name?

Don't take this the wrong way but are you targetting a really niche range of schoolboy buyers or actively looking to fail before it gets off the ground?


While mostly not swear words there are some "odd" ones out there already.
http://listverse.com/humor/top-10-silly-website-names/

http://www.whorepresents.com

http://www.expertsexchange.com

http://www.penisland.net

http://www.therapistfinder.com

http://www.powergenitalia.com

http://www.molestationnursery.com

http://www.ipanywhere.com

http://www.cummingfirst.com

http://www.speedofart.com

http://www.gotahoe.com




Edited by TheSecret: 31/8/2008 01:04:21 AM

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superfireydave 
31/8/08 1:04:35 AM
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Quote by TheSecret
Experts Exchange, not Expert Sexcange...

Likewise, Speed Of Art is not Speed O Fart


That's part of the humour =P
Many bad domain names are unintentional.

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Mreow?
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=9&t=17306

Redhatter 
31/8/08 10:10:10 AM
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Quote by TheSecret
Your new business is going to have a swearword in it?

That may not be the smartest move.



I've heard of that happening before... how would you be as answering the phones at one of these restaurants:

o http://gallery.longlandclan.yi.org/gallery.cgi/humour/fook_yue_restaurant.jpg
o http://gallery.longlandclan.yi.org/gallery.cgi/humour/japanese_food_outlet.jpg

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TheSecret 
31/8/08 9:11:00 PM
Overlord
Quote by superfireydave
Quote by TheSecret
Experts Exchange, not Expert Sexcange...

Likewise, Speed Of Art is not Speed O Fart


That's part of the humour =P
Many bad domain names are unintentional.



Damn you replied fast..

I actually did not get the post.., and thought they were actually dirty sites except for 2 or 3..., but after going to penisisland.com I understood...everything was clear.

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Meeko 
1/9/08 6:56:42 PM
Titan

Quote by TheSecret
Quote by superfireydave
Quote by TheSecret
Experts Exchange, not Expert Sexcange...

Likewise, Speed Of Art is not Speed O Fart


That's part of the humour =P
Many bad domain names are unintentional.



Damn you replied fast..

I actually did not get the post.., and thought they were actually dirty sites except for 2 or 3..., but after going to penisisland.com I understood...everything was clear.



Out of all the ones to pick from, you chose to go to the website that promises lots of penes. :-)

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TheSecret 
1/9/08 7:14:26 PM
Overlord
It was a random selection!

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eckythump 
1/9/08 7:44:23 PM
Champion

heh, nice list of websites. I'd only previously heard of a couple of those.

I must say, while penises, other than my own hold no itnerest t ome, penis land does sound rather amusing.

Then there's always the occasional domain name thati's meant how it's read, but might make you a little fearful.

I remember thinking that http://www.dadsanddaughters.com/ wasn't being all it could've been.

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xidus 
1/9/08 9:19:45 PM
Champion

Pretty sure there would be thousands of domains with swear words in them, mostly porn but that's what teh internets is for really. Registering a .com.au domain with swearing in it could be more difficult, just google something like 'fuckyou.com'. It's obvious that domain exists... so it must have been registered at some point :/

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_kapone_ 
3/9/08 7:39:13 PM
Champion

Quote by Redhatter
Quote by TheSecret
Your new business is going to have a swearword in it?

That may not be the smartest move.



I've heard of that happening before... how would you be as answering the phones at one of these restaurants:

o http://gallery.longlandclan.yi.org/gallery.cgi/humour/fook_yue_restaurant.jpg
o http://gallery.longlandclan.yi.org/gallery.cgi/humour/japanese_food_outlet.jpg



Theres a Japanese place near work who I swear are taking the piss with their name:

Dai Fu Ku (geddit, Die Fuck You)

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LordBug 
3/9/08 8:27:24 PM
Immortal

Just whack the address into your bar and have a looksie!

fuck.com.au is currently for sale apparently, brill!
Can't believe I've never thought to put banal curse words into the address bar before :/

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Meeko 
3/9/08 8:33:15 PM
Titan

It also works the other way, Bug. Imagine all those poor kids looking for the Channel 10 website without realising they need the .au.

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beatshoes 
4/9/08 10:51:59 PM
Guru

Quote by Meeko
It also works the other way, Bug. Imagine all those poor kids looking for the Channel 10 website without realising they need the .au.



ahahahahaha
damn!

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