On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, Daire Garvey wrote:
> > If however has the domain "i-love-stephen-gately.ie" applied for it now,
> > the e-mail would be laughed out of the Registry.
> Why? What's wrong with that domain name, exactly? Is there some section of
> the IEDR policy documents that I missed where it goes into guidelines for
> taste??? If it was "i-love-little-boys.ie" then fair enough, there is an
> But otherwise, what's with this high-and-mighty attitude toward names that
> quite fit the norm?
The fact that purpose of domain names is not to create websites.
What a lot of the current discussion over domain names miss is that DNS
was not designed with the Web in mind.
If you want to do a site stating your undying devotion to a member of
boyzone, there is no particular reason that you need to do it within the
context your own domain name - the purpose of the DNS is to find things
and companies and institutions, not for pointless and moronic fan sites.
Thomas Bridge Hostmaster/Sysadmin, Medianet Ireland.
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