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Hundreds, possibly thousands of celebrities have had their names permanently banned from the new .xxx adults-only internet domain. El Reg can reveal that everyone from Justin Bieber to Piers Morgan has had their .xxx address placed into a permanent "reserved" status by the registry manager, ICM Registry. This means that …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mmmm. I'll be back in a minute.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Ridiculous. One can't reasonably justify protecting one person's name but not another's. It's discrimination. Let everyone be in the same boat.

    1. Lockwood
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      Please visit for commenttard pr0n.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So what about people with creepy views on privacy?

    Can we get an or

  4. tkioz

    what if...

    You're legal name, heck the one you were born with, is the same as a cleb? Can you still register that domain name if you go into porn?

    1. Hatless Pemberty
      Paris Hilton


      You mean somenone like Teresa May?

      A google image search (smut filter off, obviously) produces 3 images of Teresa May, the top-shelf mag model (the first one being wikipedia). The fourth image is of Teresa May, the Home Sec (a Daily Mail article about her cleveage, of all things).

      So what do?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What will this mean for

    Rule 34?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge


      See you at

  6. Craig 12


    Why the special treatment for the big M? What about or etc?

    (Is it 'cos M liked little kids?)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Buddhists won't declare jihad on you.

      Danish comic strip had a picture of He Who Shall Not Be Portrayed, and we all know how well that ended.

      Now imagine He Who Shall Not Be Portrayed getting 43'ed.

      1. Jason Bassford

        Re: He Who Shall Not Be...

        You mean Lord Volde...? (Or maybe his brother.)

        1. Lockwood

          Re: Re: He Who Shall Not Be...

          I mean Moh-

          I also meant 34'd, of course.

  7. Craig 28

    Re:What if?

    I was wondering the same thing. Of course they'd probably not want the confusion, if it was me (not that I have any such plans) I'd use a stage name.

    As to discrimination there's a small point here. It's reasonable to expect that some enterprising person might want to register for example and misuse it, which would lead to legal action sooner or later anyway. Stopping this before it gets that far is responsible. On the other hand I doubt someone will want to register and if they did there is a greater chance they're doing it because that's who they really are. It is possible someone might register a domain like that as a form of harassment, however since there is no real financial reward for doing so since the person isn't a famous sex symbol or public figure it would require someone to go a lot further out of their way to do it. Public figures while debatable are probably better off protected since they tend to inspire stronger feelings, and since they're known of by many more people they're a much bigger target for harassment than some random person off the street.

    Plus if anyone else wants their name protected they can probably request it. The people protected for free are the kind of people who wouldn't even blink at the costs involved in said protection generally, thus this is more of a courtesy to them that they don't need to do anything. Since they're probably influential in one way or another it's a good business move.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Piers Morgan

    If anyone deserves to be castigated in porn, it's him.

  9. JakeyC

    So Jacqui Smith of porno-documentary fame is still good to set up her own site, seeing as she loves it so.


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      re jacqui

      Thankfully, jacqui has the painters in

      i'm glad i'm not, but if i were Mr Jacqui i'd have the best decorated house in house, would make the forth bridge look like a meccano set

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Don't be scared though

      There actually is a porn actress named Theresa May. No relation to any politicians.

  10. HereIAmJH

    World's Capital Cities?

    Seriously? It seems like an appropriate use of .xxx. Everybody knows Washington DC is full of whores. They could just point to

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    How about...

    Is still available?

  12. KWells
    Paris Hilton

    Is it getting hot in here or what?

  13. Sooty

    celebrity big brother

    Given the current cast, I'd be seriously disturbed if people were looking for anyone other than Tara Reid when it comes to porn!

  14. Purlieu

    Real names

    This is pathetic. They aren't even their real names, mostly.

    And it's not as if they can't afford to register their xxx domain since most of them are loaded.


    Double standard.


  15. Anonymous Coward
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    I can't wait to see what has in store for us.

  16. Geoff Johnson

    ...half a dozen spellings of Mohammed...

    So it's a Not-For-Prophet organization.

  17. Furbian

    I have to ask, others MUST know...

    The 'Kleenex' board must be in a quandary, do they risk alienating some of their 'customers' by blocking their domain name, or offer their own site to support their 'customers', to encourage more use of their product. Toughie that one, what will they do?

  18. Purlieu


    And why should e.g. be protected, it's not even a living person (for many years as it turns out) or for that sake which is a fictional charecter, like also fictional

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