Tony sez, "The UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport is supporting a review of the .uk domain name registration process, suggesting that restricting offensive words in .uk domain names will help to prevent abusive behaviour on the internet.
Nominet has already done a great job of debunking why this is not an effective solution and is now seeking comments from the public."
It will therefore be apparent that Nominet has intentionally taken a non-restrictive approach to the
words and phrases that may be used in a domain name. Nominet has historically not made any value
judgement as to the use to which domains are put, or whether they might be offensive or in poor
taste. This is also the practice adopted by other open registries such as .com, .eu and .org, and in
many other ccTLDs. In some ccTLDs however, such as .ie (Republic of Ireland), there are naming
policies which state that a domain name must not be offensive or contrary to public policy or
generally accepted principles of morality. In .cn (China) there are restrictions on content, including
pornography and gambling.
Nominet announces registration policy review
(Image: oh ( ---- )!!!, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from debaird's photostream)
A new phishing attack hops from one Gmail account to the next by searching through compromised users’ previous emails for messages with attachments, then replies them from the compromised account, replacing the link to the attachment with a lookalike that sends you to a fake Google login page (they use some trickery to hide the […]
An anonymous editor from Crimethinc writes, “As 2017 opens, we face new challenges in an increasingly volatile world. Since last summer, we’ve been hard at work expanding our networks and updating our infrastructure to prepare for the global situation that is now unfolding. Over the next month, we’ll be announcing several ambitious new projects.”
danah boyd writes, “Yesterday, a group of us at Data & Society put out six essays on ‘media, technology, politics.’ Taken together, these pieces address different facets of the current public conversation surrounding propaganda, hate speech, and the US election. Although we only allude to specifics, we have been witnessing mis/disinformation campaigns for quite some […]
One of the best ways to progress a career in project management is through earning recognized certifications. These certifications carry significant clout and don’t require expensive tuition or student loans. This Ultimate Project Management Certification Bundle is a great example of an affordable way to get ahead. It includes training for 9 certifications including PMP, […]
There’s nothing quite like the rush of playing against a real human opponent. But from a developer standpoint, creating fun multiplayer experiences is incredibly complex. Fortunately, the Unity3D game engine has made all aspects of game creation, including multiplayer functionality, as accessible as ever.This Unity Course Bundle introduces all of the necessary elements of creating […]
The 2016 World Series game 7 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest baseball games of all time. With endless suspense, a nefariously-timed rain delay, and extra innings, it reminded over 40 million viewers why they love America’s pastime – and why all bets were truly off in 2016. Savor the […]