Bugger the #*!@&! Domain Names

A ban on seven deadly words deemed too offensive to register as part of a domain name has been lifted in New Zealand. Deciding that a censorship role didn’t fit in with their purposes, the NZ Internet Society decreed that the previously banned words could be registered. One happy punter purred, “I’m pretty pleased with the ‘f’ and ‘s’, I must say … as a collectible.”


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…