Question about 'Adult Oriented' domains

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mneylon

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rsynnott said:
The content of that website, though, is probably pushing the rules, tho it isn't exactly hard-core porn. Doesn't really make much sense.
Well that's the thing.
The rules apply to the name only - which makes perfect sense

However, when they have a subjective rule, such as that one, it becomes very iffy.
 

mneylon

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I've been trying to register porn.ie for a while. Basically, under no circumstances will it be allowed. Even if I owned a shop called "Porn.ie" it's not going to be allowed.
I've been trying for ages as well (most recently this morning). I have also tried for pornography.ie
 

grandad

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What happens if you register a business name like "Paddy O Reilly Nightclubs" with the CRO and then apply to the IEDR? :D
 

mneylon

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I may try the expletives at some point, though I don't have any real interest in registering them..

If I wasn't busy I'd probably put together a list of potentially contentious domain names to register and see which ones would get through
 

mneylon

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What happens if you register a business name like "Paddy O Reilly Nightclubs" with the CRO and then apply to the IEDR? :D
If your name isn't Paddy O'Reilly they probably just reject it...

You could try it if you wanted, but that's hardly the point
 

grandad

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If your name isn't Paddy O'Reilly they probably just reject it...

You could try it if you wanted, but that's hardly the point
But it could be. If an acronym of a genuine business is considered "undesirable" will they refuse to register it? Would not the "Carlow Union of Network Technologists" have a right to complain?
 

mneylon

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They'd probably fob and say that a more "acceptable" alternative was available....
 

louie

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Yes indeed but did you notice is from N.Ireland.
The question is how they past all the "strict Laws"?
 

mneylon

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escorts.ie would be allowed as the term has multiple meanings...

There are a lot of potentially "interesting" domains still available for registration in .ie, but whether you'd be able to register them or not is another question ....
 

mneylon

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Dude - some of the IEDR rules are leftovers from a bygone age.

Ireland is a common law system, so there's a lot of very subjective stuff knocking around which requires "interpretation"

If you were to compare the IEDR's rules to say AFNIC's you'd get a shock. AFNIC's rules and regulations run to about 50 pages, but are very comprehensive.
 

wheres me jumpa

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I can think of a substantial amount of words that would have say, an everyday meaning but also a pornographic meaning. Im tempted to try a few, just to see what I could get away.

Is it possible that an application could be approved by one person and rejected by another? i.e. I take one of my phrases above, the reviewer doesnt know the alternate meaning and approves it, however another reviewer might know the alternate meaning and reject it.
 

mneylon

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I can think of a substantial amount of words that would have say, an everyday meaning but also a pornographic meaning. Im tempted to try a few, just to see what I could get away.
If there are alternate meanings, then you might be able to get away with it - as long as you can justify the domains
Is it possible that an application could be approved by one person and rejected by another? i.e. I take one of my phrases above, the reviewer doesnt know the alternate meaning and approves it, however another reviewer might know the alternate meaning and reject it.
Therein lies my issue with the rule.

It's far too subjective, so it would be quite easy for one hostmaster to approve a domain while another might block it. As I have argued previously, domains are just domains - representations of words to represent IP addresses for devices etc., - there shouldn't be any censorship OR there should be a blocklist, as is maintained in a lot of countries
 

mneylon

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That's my last attempt at registering it :)

They haven't actually put it into a reserved list or anything yet, though I'm not 100% sure why
 
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