The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to the proposed new top-level internet domains .virgin and .baby – applied for by Virgin Group and Johnson & Johnson respectively – on the grounds that they will encourage pornography. The bizarre claims are among 163 complaints about new dot-word gTLD applications that the Saudi …
Re: .blog and .baby
Oh I dunno.
It's not too late for ICANN to say, 'sorry, this new TLD thing was a shit idea.' We're cancelling it.
What do you mean you want your $185,000 registration fee back? Non-returnable I'm afraid...
"...is responsible for...a range of social ills"
By that criteria I expect anything religious/bothering of gods (of any description) will also be banned.
.saudi is of course behind a huge firewall...
Re: .saudi is of course behind a huge firewall...
It is. Or was, anyway.
All traffic used to be routed through servers and censored in the capital.
against alcohol/drugs - confused?
I'm confused, I thought Saudis allowed alcohol and drugs...I distinctly remember hearing not so long ago about a Saudi woman who got stoned one day, and they surely couldn't have meant it literally.
This is why I prefer Omega.
As there is only one rule on Omega.
(check the name if you don't know it........)
Re: This is why I prefer Omega.
Would that be the Omega Directive?
Morality took a hit a long time ago
Many people haven't a clue about morality and they aren't the least bit interested. Anything goes today. When you get caught blame it on the government or someone else. There is no such thing (for many people), as personal responsibility.
Re: Morality took a hit a long time ago
"Anything goes today." -- very true. Feel like raping somebody, just go right ahead! Make sure your friends are the only ones to see it and that's fine. as a bonus, if the victim moans you can throw rocks (of a very specific size) at her until she's dead. Great fun :-D
I'm all for the Saudi royals trying to ban sex if this means they'll eventually go extinct.
But the ban against .hot seems a bit outré. You'd think they'd be able to cope with a bit of heat over there. Are the Canadians planning to object to .cold?
"I'm all for the Saudi royals trying to ban sex if this means they'll eventually go extinct."
Nope. Massive population growth.
Average Saudi woman (married, obviously) has 7 kids, I believe.
A tad hypocritical coming from the country of the 9/11 bombers.
I object to beheadings in response to minor infractions...
but you don't see me telling your country what to do. Wankers.
Saudis and booze ..... lol
Considering, that quite a few Saudi royals are alcoholics, it is quite funny that they are against it.
Many years ago, when I lived there for some time, my dad more or less frequently had to speak to King Khalid and almost every time was offered anything from JW Blue Label to Heineken Export.
I would love to start a flame war here, but after all, I love the people, but I dislike the religion (that's just my oppinion, each to their own...). Saudi is such a beautiful country and the people wonderful, I don't even mind the monarchy, but I just find these royals so hypocritical.
AC: For obvious reasons.
So is .jihad available?
The only legitimate objections to the TLDs is that it is flattening and destroying the whole point of the hierarchial naming system.
But then, this is the generation of "dump all my files in MyDocuments".
Fundamentally breaks DNS and the Internet
I will refuse to use any of the new TLDs.
.pub could mistakenly be pronounced ".pube" and then where would we be? Moral mayhem.
Where do baby Saudi's come from if they've banned sex?
Who the f*ck...
...is associating the word `baby` with pornography? Let's play spot the nonce. Wow.