Sexy Grapefruit Domain Banned In Vietnam

Over in Vietnam, various regulations prevent you from naming a .vn domain after a body part approximately 50% of people on Earth have. Recently however, this aggressive stance towards clean, wholesome domain names has backfired on the clean, wholesome Vietnamese grapefruit which, without its tonal accents, is a filthy homonym for a cock.

Sayeth Thai Huu Ly, of the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre: “We have to refuse the website name of because the word for grapefruit, buoi, without a proper tone marking can be misunderstood.”

Link: Vietnam bans fruity website name over at the BBC.

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