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Irish Domain Registry Banning Adult Domains

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the p.orn dept.

Censorship 222

Karate Sid writes "An Irish adult website has blogged about the Irish domain registry banning adult domain names, including porn.ie and pornography.ie. The IEDR's reasoning is that the words 'porn' and 'pornography' are offensive and immoral. Of interest is how Sex.ie took legal action against the IEDR — and proved that neither word is offensive — yet still lost the case, as the IEDR are the highest authority in Ireland when it comes to deciding what is and isn't an offensive domain."

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It's a shame (4, Funny)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410025)

Really a shame on this. I'd argue that we need more Irish porn in the world :(.

Re:It's a shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410071)

I dunno. I get tired of girlswithsunburn.com pretty fast.

Re:It's a shame (3, Funny)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410165)

Ah come on now. When have you ever seen the sun in Ireland?

Nay but I'll tell you bout my 1st time in Ireland! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410685)

When I was 17, my parents had an 15 year old female exchange student from Spain. My parents wanted a girl that could hang out with my little sister. My sister and Veronica (the exchange student) didn't get along very well, but they still did a few things together. I was in heaven to have such a hot girl always hanging around our house. And, the best part was that she always wore such skimpy clothes and even occasionally changed clothes without shutting the bedroom door. I caught a few glimpses of her in just her panties and bra. She had such a perfect body and dark smooth skin.

One day, my mom informed me that I would be taking my sister and Veronica to the mall. I hate the mall, but I agreed--mostly just to get the chance to walk around behind Veronica and stare at her perfect ass as she walked around the mall in the tight mini skirt she was wearing that day. When we got to the mall, my sister ran into a group of friends that she knew from school, and she took off leaving Veronica alone with me. I felt a bit uncomfortable, but Veronica said in her broken English that she needed to buy clothes. So, we went into JC Penney. I tagged along with her as she picked out some clothes and a swimsuit. Then she headed over to the dressing rooms. I sat down outside to wait for her. After a few seconds she came out in one of the outfits and asked how I liked it. I said she looked very beautiful, and she kinda blushed at that. Then she told me to come into the dressing room for a second. I asked her why, and she said she wanted to know if I liked the swimsuit, but she didn't want to have to walk out into the main part of the store to show me. So I stepped into the dressing room and she shut the door behind us. I thought she would ask me to turn around, but she didn't! She just started undressing right in front of me! I was getting so horny. I stared at her dumbfounded as she slipped off her blouse, skirt, then her bra and panties. She asked me if I liked her body and I think I managed to mutter yes. She bent over to pick up the swimsuit and I had a perfect view of her soft pussy mound. I noticed that it was glistening a bit with drops of fluid. I wondered if she was horny for me. I brushed my hand against her ass as she was standing up and she turned and smiled at me. Then I knew it was my opportunity. I grabbed her arm gently and turned her around and pulled her body towards me. We started kissing passionately and I touched every part of her naked body I could reach. She slipped my shirt off over my head and I felt her wonderful breasts press against my chest. I turned her around so that I could massage her breasts and finger her pussy while I kissed her neck from behind. She seemed to really enjoy that. Before long my pants were off and I let my hard cock slide between her butt cheeks. She bent over slightly and directed my cock towards the wet mound between her legs. I felt the head of my dick penetrate about an inch into her and I almost came right away. But I held back and slowly thrusted until my whole cock was buried in her damn tight pussy.

She kept saying, "Yes...mas...yes...mas!" And I knew I was about to climax. So I reached around and grabbed the front of her thighs and humped her as hard as I could. I nearly lifted her off the ground as I thrusted into her. The feeling of her ass ramming against my inner thighs was the best! And, I came deep into her pussy.

We kissed a lot more and finally cleaned up to leave the dressing room. I found out that she was a virgin too before that day. But, she had fucked herself with cucumbers back in Spain so she would experience no pain on her first time. That summer turned out to be the best summer ever. We taught each other everything about oral sex, anal sex, toys, and mutual masturbation. WOW!

Re:Nay but I'll tell you bout my 1st time in Irela (3, Funny)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411115)

tl;dr
can you try and keep your trolls short, i mean "i just shat an obama" see below, is short, to the point (horrendous display of stupidity and racism) and even partially successful as people will take a second to reply to the troll.

Re:Nay but I'll tell you bout my 1st time in Irela (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411671)

If you insist posting sex stories, please don't repeat the same over and over again. This lack of variety would make even baby Jeesus cry.

Oop! Here we go! (4, Funny)

Samschnooks (1415697) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410189)

Really a shame on this. I'd argue that we need more Irish porn in the world :(.

Such as....

  • Suck my potato.
  • Eat my cabbage.
  • My limerick or yours
  • Kiss this blarney stone!
  • Lass' ass
  • Angela's asses
  • Manly yes, but I like it too!(Gay site.)
  • Shamrock hard
  • Protestant against Catholic school girls!
  • Catholic School Girls in the North with Big Bad Englishmen
  • Brutish English MILFS and poor downtrodden Irish Lads
  • Big Bad Burly English Men punishing little Irish Lads (Gay S&M site)
  • Irish MILFS and English MILFS licking for a Truce

Oh God! I'm done.

Re:Oop! Here we go! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411019)

Oh, no you're not.

Addition (2, Funny)

modecx (130548) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411591)

Princess she-lay-lee and the seven black Irish Dwarves!

(Stumpy, Baldy, Sleazy, Seamy, Kinky, Weirdo, and everyone's favorite dwarf, Erectile Dysfunction.)

Re:It's a shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411277)

damn, no more redheaded women with their burning bushes

Re:It's a shame (1, Insightful)

redkcir (1431605) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411677)

As if they needed another reason to drink. No porn? I guess I'd have to start.

Not so big an issue (1, Insightful)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410047)

Really. Who gives a shit? Nobody should.

This is just a TLD, which is obviously run by some governing body in Ireland. They get to choose what they want on the TLD, and I assume at some level it is supported by the politicians.

Now, if there are people that feel oppressed in Ireland, they can simply get a domain at a different TLD. They could also just move out of Ireland. That's a choice too.

The real problem is when Irish ISPs start blocking other TLDs and controlling what domains people can resolve on their networks. Then of course come all the blogs and posts about proxies/TOR/Freenet/OpenDNS.

Maybe I am triviliazing the issue, but being restricted on possible domains on a TLD that only applies to a single country does not seem as big of an issue as actually interferring with what traffic can reach a country. It's large scale censorship such as the Great Firewall in China that should be more concerning than this.

If the Irish people feel that they are being oppressed and it is a free speech issue, then they need to address that with their politicians. It's still largely ineffective.

Re:Not so big an issue (4, Insightful)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410095)

Really. Who gives a shit? Nobody should.

This is just a TLD, which is obviously run by some governing body in Ireland. They get to choose what they want on the TLD, and I assume at some level it is supported by the politicians.

Now, if there are people that feel oppressed in Ireland, they can simply get a domain at a different TLD. They could also just move out of Ireland. That's a choice too.

The real problem is when Irish ISPs start blocking other TLDs and controlling what domains people can resolve on their networks. Then of course come all the blogs and posts about proxies/TOR/Freenet/OpenDNS.

Maybe I am triviliazing the issue, but being restricted on possible domains on a TLD that only applies to a single country does not seem as big of an issue as actually interferring with what traffic can reach a country. It's large scale censorship such as the Great Firewall in China that should be more concerning than this.

If the Irish people feel that they are being oppressed and it is a free speech issue, then they need to address that with their politicians. It's still largely ineffective.

It's still a government trying to tell its people what words they should and should not see, which is censorship and something to notice and oppose.
-Taylor

Re:Not so big an issue (3, Insightful)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410535)

When I start seeing porn sites on .us, .gov, or .edu domains, then you have a point. Till then, this is a non-story. There are TDL's out there that are open to everyone. The nationally owned ones are solely responsible to that nation's government.

Re:Not so big an issue (4, Informative)

Chris Acheson (263308) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410705)

Like lu.scio.us?

Re:Not so big an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410761)

please mod this guy up. I almost forgot about that grat site.

Re:Not so big an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411039)

Actually, sex is illegal in Ireland. That's why there are so few Irish. The ones that are there are artificially... oh, you know.

Re:Not so big an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411219)

Not everyone on slashdot lives in the states you insensitive clod.

Re:Not so big an issue (5, Interesting)

grcumb (781340) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410619)

Really. Who gives a shit? Nobody should.

[snip]

It's still a government trying to tell its people what words they should and should not see, which is censorship and something to notice and oppose.

I give a shit, precisely because it's not government [cctldinfo.com] performing these actions. I get worried whenever an autonomous body takes it on itself to be an arbiter of public morals, and even the courts refuse to step into the fray.

I've a number of personal reasons for finding this particular story interesting. My parents and extended family are Irish, and some of them have been fighting for a generation against the reactionary inclinations of some elements of Irish society. (That's half the reason I was born in Canada.) This sanctimonious approach to 'dirty' subjects is typical of the kind of thing that makes even a polite discussion about morality nearly impossible. How can you talk about something if you can't even use the word that most aptly describes it?

Second, I'm coordinating work on the creation of a governance mechanism for a ccTLD in the developing world. Society here is very conservative in nature, and this is exactly the kind of object lesson we need to learn from.

You may not find this an interesting or enlightening topic, but those of us who care about the places where technology and society intersect find stories like this fascinating, challenging and yes, definitely news for nerds.

Re:Not so big an issue (2, Funny)

microbee (682094) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410799)

I give a shit

To whom? I don't want it.

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411117)

So you'd be fine with it if it was the government doing it?

Re:Not so big an issue (2, Insightful)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411167)

I get worried whenever an autonomous body takes it on itself to be an arbiter of public morals, and even the courts refuse to step into the fray.

Well, sure ... that always happens when the government happens to agree with what that autonomous body is doing, and is perfectly happy to let said body take the heat.

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

panoptical2 (1344319) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411765)

Although its not the government that directly controls the TLD, they still operate under regulations and orders provided to them by the IEDR. They could refute the orders, but they'd risk losing their mandate/contract.

Re:Not so big an issue (5, Interesting)

DGolden (17848) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410797)

It's still a government trying to tell its people what words they should and should not see, which is censorship and something to notice and oppose.

The irish constitution [taoiseach.gov.ie] has some dangerous weasel-wording in it around that area. Lately it's been taken that european/international human rights law trumps more problematic aspects of the constitution, and it's important to remember that basically no sane irish person takes mere human law entirely seriously in the first place, but it just isn't particularly wonderful as constitutions go. May still better than still being ruled by the British I guess (I mean just look at Jacqui Smith...)...

6. 1. The State guarantees liberty for the exercise of the following rights, subject to public order and morality.

i. The right of the citizens to express freely their convictions and opinions.

The education of public opinion being, however, a matter of such grave import to the common good, the State shall endeavour to ensure that organs of public opinion, such as the radio, the press, the cinema, while preserving their rightful liberty of expression, including criticism of Government policy, shall not be used to undermine public order or morality or the authority of the State.

The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.

Re:Not so big an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410833)

How'd you feel if your child saw a bumper sticker on a car, in a grocery store parking lot that said, "your wife's other car is my big cock". Some things don't belong in public discourse.

Re:Not so big an issue (3, Insightful)

XnavxeMiyyep (782119) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411153)

Who cares? Just because it hurts your feelings doesn't mean the government needs to do something about it.

Re:Not so big an issue (2, Insightful)

Basehart (633304) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411073)

First they ban porno.com - next they'll be burning women at the stake because someone called them a witch.

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

Basehart (633304) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411081)

I know we're not talking about .com here btw - but you get what I'm ranting and raving on about here ;-)

From the country that brought you... (1)

geekmux (1040042) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411395)

It's still a government trying to tell its people what words they should and should not see, which is censorship and something to notice and oppose. -Taylor

Yes, I agree, and oddly enough, coming from a country that brought forth terms like "piss drunk", it seems rather strange that they deem certain words "offensive".

Hey, pot, the kettle called...

Re:Not so big an issue (2, Insightful)

Anachragnome (1008495) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410261)

While I can agree with you on some points, this is still a "foot in the door", so to speak, for censoring, a foot in MY door, regardless of where I live.

What is next? Government editing of dictionary entries? Wikipedia? Banning the word "pornography" from all search entries? Will I still be able to park my soapbox on the corner and mutter the word "pornography" over and over without fear of arrest?

It's the same foot in the door(censorship), just with a different shine on it...slam the door on it before it gets in.

Is the obvious(everyone starts using a different word! Gasp!) that far from their mental grasp? Or is there ulterior motive here? Hrmm?

Re:Not so big an issue (3, Insightful)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410559)

Slippery Slope [wikipedia.org] arguements are fallacy's. There is no proof that one step forward equates the same thing as ensuring that someone is going to go the full nine yards, or even that if they were, they'd end up where you want to paint them as going.

There is a middle ground here, there are plenty of TLD's out there that you can register with that are open to all comers. Government TLD's, despite the recent trend towards poorer countries whoring them out, are meant for that nation's government's use. If the government of Ireland wants to nix porn on the government owned TLD, that's entirely their perogative (till they are no longer the government of Ireland).

Re:Not so big an issue (4, Insightful)

Anachragnome (1008495) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410625)

"Slippery Slope arguements are fallacy's. There is no proof that one step forward equates the same thing as ensuring that someone is going to go the full nine yards, or even that if they were, they'd end up where you want to paint them as going."

I've heard THAT bullshit before, and I'll respond the exact same way I do every time I hear it used.

While it may be true that a certain step, in a certain direction, MAY not end up with bad results, if it DOES, you then have to go back two steps, instead of one, to fix that which is broken.

That is PRECISELY the thought process these people are using to THEIR advantage. Take a little at a time, under the radar, infuse yourself into the "system", to the point it is too hard to undo the damage once everyone gets wise to the effects.

The A.I.G. mess is similar. Too big to fail? Not at all. Simply to big to LET fail...as was their intended goal all along.

Re:Not so big an issue (2, Insightful)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410915)

Hear! Hear!

It's like a game of red light/green light [wikipedia.org] , and the citizens are 'it', and blindfolded. By the time you hear gov't.'s footsteps running up on you...it's too late.

Those that ignore/don't learn history, are doomed to repeating it.

Slippery Slope arguements are fallacy's. There is no proof that one step forward equates the same thing as ensuring that someone is going to go the full nine yards, or even that if they were, they'd end up where you want to paint them as going.

He will wake up one day, wondering WTF??!!?...Then try to blame his lack of attention on everyone else.
Unfortunately, most people are wearing blinders, and only pay attention to what is right in front of them; failing to notice that slippery slope just past their focal point.

Liberty, freedom, and justice all require constant vigilance. Always...Not only when affected, but always.

Keep up the good fight, sir! I'll be there beside you.(metaphorically, as I have no clue where you are at-no matter though...rts008 has your back and flanks in this fight:-)

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410749)

Slippery Slope [wikipedia.org] arguements are fallacy's. There is no proof that one step forward equates the same thing as ensuring that someone is going to go the full nine yards

Which is why our social security numbers are only used for the purposes of tracking our social security accounts and not for identification or anything extra like that.......

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410943)

Many tiny steps are easier to take. Even if we don't want government censoring of wikipedia now. When we get used to government censoring a wide variety of things. It becomes easier for a large number of people to swallow the scarier ideas.

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

mmclean (29486) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411529)

Slippery Slope [wikipedia.org] arguements are fallacy's. There is no proof that one step forward equates the same thing as ensuring that someone is going to go the full nine yards, or even that if they were, they'd end up where you want to paint them as going.

The issue here though is that the discussion is centering around governments, laws, and lawmaking. Laws and lawmaking are based on precedent, which is just another way of saying they are based on slippery slope. Governments also are based on slippery slope using a small step (or removal of a small civil liberty) to justify and implement the next not-so-small step.

Re:just move out of Ireland? (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410521)

Now, if there are people that feel oppressed in Ireland, they can simply get a domain at a different TLD. They could also just move out of Ireland.

Or... they could revolt against their oppressors! Vive la revolucion!

Those Irish folks have been getting a bum rap for centuries. Hmmmm... if native American Indians started a revolt now, would we sing songs praising their righteous bravery or would we label them as terrorists?

Re:just move out of Ireland? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410579)

Vive la revolucion!

Phrase you're looking for is 'tiocfaidh ar la'. It's Irish for 'I'm a fuckwit living in the past who thinks it would be a great idea if we all started shooting each other and letting off bombs the whole time just like in the good old days'.

Re:just move out of Ireland? (2, Insightful)

macraig (621737) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410763)

If you think we've finally become so "civilized" that physical revolutions with shooting and bombs are no longer necessary to achieve freedom and equality, then it's you who are the fuckwit.

We're overdue for one in the United States. If the American Revolution - the first one - had happened in a political and semantic climate like we have today, more likely than not the Founding Fathers who started it would be branded terrorists rather than revolutionaries. No doubt the British of the period did mentally picture the Americans exactly as we now mentally picture terrorists, even if they didn't use the word "terrorist" to describe that imagery. "Terrorist" is now an emotional buzzword taking its place alongside other words like "eugenics" and "atheist", all designed to twist and manipulate popular perceptions.

Revolutions are hardly a thing of the past. The people who deserve to be victims of them have simply gotten a LOT more skilled at manipulating people to forestall their punishment.

Re:just move out of Ireland? (1)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411005)

whats the Irish/Gaelic for "Don't bomb McDonald lad, they're funding us so we stay away, that's how we got all these guns"

A picture worth a thousand words! (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411065)

Hmmmm... if native American Indians started a revolt now, would we sing songs praising their righteous bravery or would we label them as terrorists?

'Nuff said. [theodoresworld.net]

It did not work out too well for us last time, unfortunately.

Re:Not so big an issue (4, Funny)

Kingrames (858416) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411035)

Clearly you have no idea how the internet works.

Deliberate acts of censorship are interpreted as DAMAGE to the internet, which routes around it.

This means that the actions of the governmental body have caused irreperable harm to the internet.
Al Gore might very well sue. That's his baby.

Re:Not so big an issue (1)

stonecypher (118140) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411267)

Really. Who gives a shit? Nobody should.

I do. I just found an interesting domain hack (that is, in the way that del.icio.us is a domain hack) ending in IE that was about porn, it was short, it was memorable, it was available, and now I guess I can't register it.

Porn is a massively oversaturated marketplace of free goods. Don't underestimate the importance of a short, memorable domain in porn; in many cases it's the only way a pornographer can stand head and shoulders above the rest. Is it some kind of ethical outrage? No, but it's a drag, it's silly, and it's a slap in the face to those people who had already begun a business in their existing .IE domains.

I mean seriously, who are we kidding? The word "porn" is offensive now? They're not saying the actual pornography is offensive; the way they've written this ruling would not affect a porn site run on the theoretical site BlueWallPaint.ie, which has no offensive words in its title.

This is just some middle manager pretending to have moral authority, and that sort of thing is very much a "boo, hiss" sort of thing. It also sucks for the pornographers who have to start over with a sixty character domain name.

It sucks because .ie is valuable to hacks and for it to be off the table because of some random dude thinking he's a legislative body is lame.

I mean sure, it's not genocide in Rwanda. But it is pretty fail on the part of that registrar, don't you think, to pretend they're in an ethical position to do this? The only reason they can do this is because the design of the network grants them a monopoly. Nobody's ever actually given them any such authority; they're just doing it because they feel like it and nobody can stop them. Someone even took them to court and won and they're doing it anyway, because they think they know appropriate ethics better than do the local courts.

If you were making $20k/y per domain from a domain group that got axed because of some jerk, and had no way to redirect or retain that traffic or its revenue, all because some dude thinks the word porn is somehow offended, wouldn't you be pretty pissed?

Re:Not so big an issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411473)

Really. Who gives a shit? Nobody should.

Well, I'm guessing the Irish might give a shit.

Cool (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410055)

Nice to know that stupidity isn't restricted to one country.

Re:Cool (2, Informative)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410313)

This isn't exactly a huge surprise. Ireland is, in many respects, a fairly civilized country; but it has some hardcore traces of backwards popish hellhole around the edges. Of note, for instance, is the fact that divorce only became constitutional in 1995.

Re:Cool (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410747)

Yes, birth control was only legalized in 1979, and abortion is largely unavailable and must be obtained by travelling to England.

Re:Cool (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410651)

It isn't entirely clear to me that stupidity is restricted to half of the global population; I sort of expect it in every country.

I just shit an obama (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410065)

thing was huge.... must have been 5 or 6 bidens. I feel like I've been barney franked.

Re:I just shit an obama (3, Funny)

MightyYar (622222) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410255)

Everyone knows that the official unit of excrement is the Couric.

Re:I just shit an obama (1)

fractoid (1076465) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411433)

I thought it was the Metric Shitload, although the slightly smaller Imperial Shitload and the slightly larger U.S. Shitload are competing standards.

Name vs. content (4, Funny)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410077)

So this only applies to the domain name, and not the content, right?

Is there anything offensive about the name "goatse"?

Re:Name vs. content (1)

sortius_nod (1080919) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411629)

probably not, but goatse.ie really doesn't have the same ring to it.

Re:Name vs. content (1)

nick_davison (217681) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411639)

Is there anything offensive about the name "goatse"?

I believe you mean goats.ie

Honestly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410085)

I don't think I've ever heard of a site that ends in .ie (I know that there are, I just never saw them)

Re:Honestly (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410229)

But I've heard of a lot of sites that end IE...

Re:Honestly (5, Funny)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410271)

And yet it seems that nobody's registered usefirefoxinsteadof.ie.

Re:Honestly (1)

icannotthinkofaname (1480543) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410929)

And it still ain't taken. Go register it now!

Re:Honestly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411029)

your name looks a lot like "I can not think of enema."
Which would suggest a really gross party story.

Re:Honestly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411055)

I wonder if I'll have any trouble registering my medical site about puss?

Re:Honestly (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411149)

I wonder if I'll have any trouble registering my medical site about puss?

If you're talking about "pus", probably not. If your site is into pussy, I'll bet these guys will block it.

Darn! (3, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410161)

Well, there goes my chance to register "p.ie"... by the way, isn't it already April 1 in Ireland?

Re:Darn! (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410245)

by the way, isn't it already April 1 in Ireland?

Hmm, UTC/GMT +1 currently, so yes by nearly an hour at the time you posted.

Where do I go to register .ie domains, and can foreigners to Ireland register domains?

Re:Darn! (2, Informative)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410327)

Answered my own question, so I'll share: iedr.ie

All applicants applying for a .ie domain name who are not situated in the 32 counties of Ireland, must demonstrate a Real and Substantive Connection with Ireland (with the exception of those applying with a registered Community Trademark)

Examples of acceptable documentation demonstrating substantial trade or commercial activity within Ireland are as follows:

  • Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland)
  • High-quality brochures
  • A signed letter on headed paper from a bank manager, firm of chartered accountant(s), registered auditor(s), tax consultant(s) (where the tax advisor identification number is displayed), or solicitor(s) confirming the applicants trade with Ireland.

Re:Darn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411601)

Answered my own question, so I'll share: iedr.ie

All applicants applying for a .ie domain name who are not situated in the 32 counties of Ireland, must demonstrate a Real and Substantive Connection with Ireland (with the exception of those applying with a registered Community Trademark)

Examples of acceptable documentation demonstrating substantial trade or commercial activity within Ireland are as follows:

  • Copies of invoices (showing trade to or from Ireland)

I'll suppose I could have my brochures printed in four colors on some nice glossy stock then, even if it might be a bit ostentatious for my very modest proposal.

pen.is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410265)

Well, there goes my chance to register "p.ie"... by the way, isn't it already April 1 in Ireland?

Yeah it sucks when that happens. I was hoping to corner http://www.pen.is [www.pen.is] (hint: it's not for an online stationary store) but it's already been registered.

Bonus! (1)

BluBrick (1924) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410677)

Just to stay somewhat on topic:

$ whois hairp.ie

% Rights restricted by copyright;
http://www.domainregistry.ie/copyright.html
% Do not remove this notice

% Not Registered - The domain you have requested is not a registered .ie domain name.
$

:)

Re:Darn! (1)

Spatial (1235392) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411037)

by the way, isn't it already April 1 in Ireland?

[liar paradox] Yes. [/liar paradox]

Re:Darn! (1)

fractoid (1076465) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411479)

You can have p.ie. I reserve both "cakeisal.ie" and "puss.ie". ;)

You know what you gotta do (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410205)

Be a real Irishman: Stuff your pants full of plastique and blow up a schoolbus full of innocent children.


IRA and pr0n, together at last!!

How about pornograph.ie? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410209)

Or, maybe not.

Re:How about pornograph.ie? (5, Funny)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410223)

Not sure about that one. How about creamp.ie?

Re:How about pornograph.ie? (1)

shermo (1284310) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411665)

Wouldn't applep.ie be more appropriate?

IEDR's a basket case (2, Insightful)

hellsDisciple (889830) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410259)

The IEDR is a hotbed of infighting and interference. Started by a few select academics in Dublin's UCD, it is still being meddled with non-stop. I sure as hell don't care whether or not they want to register adult websites, but the IEDR are particularly nasty even to legitimate domain registrations. For example, a private citizen can't register a personal domain unless they're a company or publicly known celebrity like a politician. Leave the policing up to people better able to do the policing.

Re:IEDR's a basket case (1)

DGolden (17848) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410555)

For example, a private citizen can't register a personal domain unless they're a company or publicly known celebrity like a politician

That changed a while ago, though controls are a bit stricter than in other places. You have to register your real name (businesses are supposed to register their registered irish business names) and present some form of vaguely plausible ID. And it's relatively expensive. I have mine registered, much harder to lose to some squatter - even if I miss a payment, no-one else is going to be able to register it very easily (esp. given my real name is rather long) at least while they keep the rules in place. However I use my com/net/org domains day-to-day for business.

The last time the meteors came... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410293)

...we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more 'n a few.

Hmmm.... (4, Funny)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410299)

I guess i shouldn't bother with my idea for ShitPissFuckCuntCocksuckerMotherfuckerTits.ie then, Huh?
-Taylor

Re:Hmmm.... (1)

geekmux (1040042) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411409)

I guess i shouldn't bother with my idea for ShitPissFuckCuntCocksuckerMotherfuckerTits.ie then, Huh? -Taylor

Only if you take the word Cocksucker out. Apparently, umpires and the Irish are the two groups you don't want to offend with this word...

Too bad (1)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410325)

Some national TLDs just suck. That's why there's relatively few .fr domains, compared to .co.uk or .de domains. It's a shame, but it's not like you can't have your own .com or .net

Good for them! (4, Funny)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410335)

This is slashdot. Anything with IE in it is dirty and disgusting and offensive and downright immoral.

BTW, next they'll be banning slashdot.ie because it contains the word "slash", which is reminiscent of Jack the Ripper and violence in general. They've already banned OJ's domain - (W - W - W -SLASH - SLASH - BACKSLASH - SLASH DOT EYE EEE).

Re:Good for them! (1)

Repton (60818) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410767)

Is Jack the Ripper really the dodgiest connotation you can come up with for "slash"?

Re:Good for them! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411621)

Slash fiction, (check *chan to know what that means.)

Reminds me of Goatse (2, Interesting)

SupremoMan (912191) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410441)

Didn't goatse.cx get similar type ban from the Christmas Island Internet Administration?

Re:Reminds me of Goatse (2, Informative)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411047)

yeah but that was banned for content NOT just the name.

So does the Vatican (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410461)

Well, I'd be surprised if they allow porn.va.

I''ve had it with this censorship bullshit. (2, Insightful)

Jangchub (1139089) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410491)

It seems like every day on the front page is another story of how some gov't or corporation or religious group is trying - and succeeding - to destroy free speech. I just can't grok how stupid and greedy people are that they will stifle one of the greatest ideals in the world because they are offended/moremoneymoremoney/think of the children! C'mon people, the more you can deal with reality the more you can grow and learn. Censorship breeds weak minded individuals.

I'm not trying to troll but I'm so damn tired of people that can't even imagine that they might be wrong and that their values might possibly not be The Supreme Laws of the One True God For Real Cuz He Told Me So. Freedom of speech and press is the only light keeping the dark of ideological slavery and hermetically sealed ignorance at bay.

I hope live to see the day that there is cheap spaceflight and the people that can deal with reality the opposite opinions without knee-jerk animistic reaction can go terraform of the Moon or Mars. I'll leave this planet to the ideologues to enslave and go practice free speech somewhere else.

/rant. It was a shitty day at the wage slave factory, so forgive me. Or not.

Re:I''ve had it with this censorship bullshit. (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411223)

Censorship breeds weak minded individuals.

That is the goal, easier to control. Can't rock the boat!...someone might fall in and discover they love swimming!

Freedom of speech and press is the only light keeping the dark of ideological slavery and hermetically sealed ignorance at bay.

Barely, but just so.

Re:I''ve had it with this censorship bullshit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411685)

I hope you'll keep in mind, though, that the Moon is a harsh mistress.

Bypass (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410503)

But it's still OK to register rn.ie, and set up a po subdomain, and launch your new site Pornie!

Very effective, Ireland.

Re:Bypass (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410543)

I'm gonna try to register Kidd.ie.

-AC

Re:Bypass (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410709)

There is already a p.orn.ie

Heres an idea! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410679)

If it offends you, don't type it into the damned address bar.

True (1)

Neanderthal Ninny (1153369) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410781)

What about "breast", "testis", or any legitimate body part that have diseases in and have legitimate research on can be block by this statute.
This is were people worry about blocking/filtering content from legitimate people from doing legitimate research.

I suppose it would suck.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27410805)

...for those registering www.shipornaments.ie or www.hipornot.ie or www.beertapornothing.ie

.IE Always Been Crap (4, Informative)

meehawl (73285) | more than 5 years ago | (#27410829)

I had dealings with the .IE crowd back in the early-mid-90s trying to set up some domains. At the time it was being run by a small cabal of jumped-up sysadmins-turned-pointy-haired-bosses hidden away in University College Dublin (one of the larger public universities in Ireland). They blocked basically every application for any domain name that was any way lucrative, exciting, or with a potential to make a profit, and took an amazing amount of time to actually get anything done. I am unsurprised but a little dismayed to see that the descendant of that dismal sinkhole apparently still possesses much of the same bureaucratic DNA.

April's Fool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411087)

Just look at it!

By the broth of me stubby shillelagh (1)

Phizzle (1109923) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411101)

The feckin' sheep-feckers at the IEDR haven't gotten a clue! They can all focal leat and imigh sa diabhal, after they dÃful mÃf bhad! And their mother is a hamster and smells of elderberries!

Something's missing ... (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411127)

The IEDR's reasoning is that the words 'porn' and 'pornography' are offensive and immoral.

I'm not sure "reasoning" is the correct word here.

moD down (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27411207)

Alternate News Source? (1)

Wowlapalooza (1339989) | more than 5 years ago | (#27411417)

My workplace blocks all URLs with "sex" as a label of the domain name, you insensitive clod! So I can't access TFA.

But, as someone who deals with DNS professionally, I have a legitimate need to read about TLD registry policy changes.

Does anyone have an alternate URL for this story?

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