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Expletive in domain name

I am working on a project that will contain an expletive in the domain name - basicall f*ck

How would I handle it so people who are viewing the site from work computers feel safe doing so

3 Answers

Heh - I was just reading about the Scunthorpe problem, which you might find both amusing and relevant.

Basically, you may run into filters that will outright ban your domain based on the use of [various words]. I'm not sure how you can 'handle it so people viewing the site from work feel safe doing so' - depending on their work culture, they simply may choose not to visit your site, or it may be caught by any porn filters their work (or personal) computers have installed.

I suppose personally I'd consider whether the expletive is necessary, or whether another domain would be as (or more) effective at enticing viewers to visit my site.

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
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If you have a site that has f*ck in the domain name im sure a lot of companies filters wouldnt even let people access it from their network. I would probably change the name if you want it easily accessible.

Thanks both its in the title for a book that I am writing so is pretty integral to the brand